Your prostaff midsize/6.0 85 specs

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  1. vkartikv

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    I just got mine tested on an RDC machine. Details (incl. non RDC related specs)

    ProStaff 6.0 85 China edition (earlier make)
    Weight - 361 grams (racquet + 2 layers of 4" x 1/4" cm lead @ 3 and 9 + head's head tape + pacific force 18)
    Stiffness - 68
    SW - 342

    Without the leadtape and headtape the racquet was a serving monster but my groundstrokes were only so-so. But with their addition its now very stable and quite powerful on groundstrokes but only so-so on serves (especially second). It is still the lowest powered racquet I have used. Still looking around to find that right balance for optimal serves/groundstrokes.
     
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  2. Tennis Man

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    Please, keep us posted.
     
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  3. Keifers

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    Can you tell us the balance of your 85? And does your 85 have a white butt cap?

    Thanks.
     
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  4. psp2

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    1. China version?? (Buttcode GHZ)
    374g, no lead, but have leather power pads (5 of them). Wilson leather grip. L3. 2 layers of Tournagrip
    Strung with Titan 17g/TF NRG17 hybrid
    RA: 67
    Balance: 9.5 pts. HL

    2. SV (Buttcode JOQ)
    366g, no lead, stock Fairway. L4. 1 layer of Tournagrip
    Strung with TF BiPhase 18g, VS Touch 16g hybrid
    RA: 64
    Balance: 9.5 pts. HL

    3. ??? version. Black buttcap
    don't play with this one much.
     
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  5. vkartikv

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    Balance - 1/2" HL. White buttcap, earlier China model with prostaff written in italics.
     
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  6. thevillageidiot

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    when giving balance points is the convention usually to give the balance of the racquet strung or unstrung?
     
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  7. superstition

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    Used to have a Taiwanese model. It was trashed because I was stupid and let a friend borrow it. It was replaced with an early Chinese model. Now, I have a recent Chinese model and I don't like it. I think I got a lemon. I shouldn't have bought it because it didn't feel right in the shop.
     
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  8. vkartikv

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    Forget the st. vincents and taiwan makes, those early Chinese makes are the hardest to find! I don't know why they can't maintain some level of consistency.
     
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  9. skuludo

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    I think my ps85 is from china. It is stock weight and I don't really like it. I prefer a stiffer string bed.
     
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