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Equijet 01-23-2009 07:41 PM

Stefan Edberg Pro Staff Classic 85 circa 1991-92 (pics)
 







Equijet 01-23-2009 07:41 PM

For almost two decades, tennis enthusiasts have been questioning about what Stefan Edberg actually used during the early 90's. Apparently he really used the Pro Staff Original 85 in Pro Staff Classic paintjob what is noticeable on many vintage photos of sports magazines but that is not the absolute correct answer. He had briefly used the Pro Staff Classic 85 indeed. The attached pictures shows the Pro Staff Classic 85 is in the same geometry as 95 sq in. version (oval cross-section) but smaller head sized. :)


ichibanosaru 01-23-2009 08:35 PM

WOW :shock:

Great collection you have! How did you get all of those frames?

jayserinos99 01-23-2009 09:49 PM

How many Pro Staff Classic 6.1 85s do you own? How does it play?

proracketeer 01-23-2009 10:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Equijet (Post 3039069)
The attached pictures shows the Pro Staff Classic 85 is in the same geometry as 95 sq in. version (oval cross-section) but smaller head sized. :)


I want want one!!! :twisted:
I also want all the other 85sqins Wilson didn't release to the public (Graf, Hlasek, ...) !!

1970CRBase 01-23-2009 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Equijet (Post 3039069)
For almost two decades, tennis enthusiasts have been questioning about what Stefan Edberg actually used during the early 90's. Apparently he really used the Pro Staff Original 85 in Pro Staff Classic paintjob what is noticeable on many vintage photos of sports magazines but that is not the absolute correct answer. He had briefly used the Pro Staff Classic 85 indeed. The attached pictures shows the Pro Staff Classic 85 is in the same geometry as 95 sq in. version (oval cross-section) but smaller head sized. :)

Very interesting! Like most everybody around here, I thought Edberg used the Japanese version of the PS original with Classic PJ. So there was a Classic 85 never generally released.

jayserinos99 01-23-2009 10:13 PM

I'd be happy with a Pro Staff Classic 6.1 85...I can only imagine how it hits...

Equijet 01-25-2009 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jayserinos99 (Post 3039517)
How many Pro Staff Classic 6.1 85s do you own? How does it play?


I have two Pro Staff Original 85 with Classic paint job without bumper guards, three with bumper guards, three Pro Staff Classic 85, one Pro staff Classic 6.1 and two Pro Staff Classic 6.0.

The Pro Staff Classic 85 is a very maneuverable racket due to its head is very light weight and thanks for the oval cross section contributes the good aerodynamic condition but those are also the disadvantage conditions what compares with the legendary PS Original on the sensational feels from the ball impacts. :)

roundiesee 01-26-2009 01:16 AM

Absolutely brilliant! Thanks so much Equijet for posting. We've learned so much from your extensive knowledge of rackets. So Edberg eventually went back to the Pro Staff 6.0 85 paintjob?

proracketeer 01-26-2009 01:32 AM

Does anyone know WHY Wilson didn't release all those wonderful 85-sq.in.s from Edberg, Graf, Mandlikova, Hlasek, ...???
(At least not in Europe)

origmarm 01-26-2009 01:57 AM

Excellent photos, many thanks for sharing Equijet

Equijet 02-08-2009 01:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by proracketeer (Post 3050836)
Does anyone know WHY Wilson didn't release all those wonderful 85-sq.in.s from Edberg, Graf, Mandlikova, Hlasek, ...???
(At least not in Europe)

In early 90's, the midplus and oversize (95-110sq in.) were the mainstream of the modern rackets' head sizes for the marketing strategy of Wilson. But by that time, most of the top pros grew up with their favorable midsized rackets, such as Chris Evert, Stefan Edberg, Hana Mandlikova, Jakob Hlasek along with those young stars such as Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Richard Krajicek, etc..... Therefore Wilson had produced exclusive midsized models to those top pros for endorsing their larger head frames. It should be very cost inefficient for pleasing the small target group to gain slim profits or even deficiency by marketing midsized rackets what Wilson believed. So, since 1993 they didn't have new midsized models until 2003 when the PS tour 90 was released to the market. I think that the 90 sq in. head sized rackets might be obsolete on the Wilson's racket list when Roger Federer retired. :)

DennisK 02-08-2009 05:14 AM

Fantastic pictures!

Thankyou! :)

chopstik 02-08-2009 06:44 PM

i don't remember who i asked...maybe jared palmer...but it was a the u.s. open like 15 years ago...it was when the pro tour 280 came out....i asked him how the pt280 was and he loved it and then i asked him if edberg really used a pro staff classic and he told me no, it was a paintjob of his old racquet..

bluetrain4 02-08-2009 06:49 PM

I was a huge Edberg fan and never even noticed this. I thought he used a Prostaff 6.0 with a 6.0 paintjob.

love15 02-10-2009 04:18 AM

I got one few days ago, bought by e bay in Japan.
PS original 85 with classic pj.
Weight 332 gr unstung, 346 full.
Nice babe.

L15

TennisLover17 02-10-2009 08:20 PM

Wow great pics. You never seem to dissapoint >_>

BreakPoint 02-10-2009 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by love15 (Post 3117285)
I got one few days ago, bought by e bay in Japan.
PS original 85 with classic pj.
Weight 332 gr unstung, 346 full.
Nice babe.

L15

Congrats!

Please provide us with a full review of how it plays. I'm dying to know. :)

morten 02-11-2009 10:10 AM

He played a racket this light???

Equijet 02-13-2009 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by morten (Post 3121286)
He played a racket this light???

Edberg's personal PS Original with Classic paint job racket is 360g (unstrung) and 8pts head light.
The one what Love15 have bought from Japan should be the public version, it's not the same specs as Edberg actually used.
I'm also looking forward for the feedback of how that public verson plays by Love15. :)


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