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jimbo333 02-21-2013 03:06 AM

Wilson HYPER PROSTAFF 6.0 95 with the HPS6.1 95 Paintjob
 







Here are some photos of my Wilson Hyper ProStaff 6.0 95 with a paintjob of the HPS6.1 with the silver "w"s on the hoop (most HPS 6.0/6.1 paintjobs have the yellow "w"s). I think this is a great looking paintjob, and this is a rare racket, it is some sort of Pro stock from 2002.

Actually Roger Federer used this exact paintjob briefly at the start of 2002 on his PS85 racket, just before he started using his custom 90 racket (initially with the HPS6.0 with yellow "w"s paintjob), which he has seemingly used ever since throughout his career.


These are 2 great threads, especially the first one discussing Roger Federer racket paintjobs throughout his career, some superb detailed info. and photos (thanks to faultfoot) here I think.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=384890

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=434387

High street sw19 02-21-2013 03:15 AM

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Originally Posted by jimbo333 (Post 7227780)



And then.........what's your point ?

jimbo333 02-21-2013 03:20 AM

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Originally Posted by High street sw19 (Post 7227787)
And then.........what's your point ?

Give me a chance, editing as I go, uploading these photos takes time:)

High street sw19 02-21-2013 06:49 AM

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Originally Posted by jimbo333 (Post 7227790)
Give me a chance, editing as I go, uploading these photos takes time:)

Oops missed the link...

jimbo333 02-22-2013 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by High street sw19 (Post 7228095)
Oops missed the link...

The first link has some great photos and info. about Federer's racket and paintjobs etc, if you are interested in that sort of thing.

I know some won't think of this as a classic racket, but it is related to the PS85 (definitely an all-time classic), it is an updated version of the PS95 basically (superb for slices I can promise you), and it has a fantastic paintjob in my opinion!

I know this is from the early 2000's, but I'm going to post some photos of some rackets from the late 1990's next week, which I also think are classics, I realise some may not have the same opinion.

garytan68 02-23-2013 07:19 AM

Nice photos. There is an exact similar one in Europe with the 6.0 and yellow "w". Anyone can tell me which is the paintjob that federer used?

faultfoot 02-23-2013 11:31 PM

I had the same inquiry and sought to answer this question via photo documentation.

If you're talking strictly regarding which PJ'd "retail' frame (i.e., the version marketed and/or made available to the public) that Federer actually used in match play, my conclusion is the following:

Federer used the PJ of the retail versions of BOTH the:

1) Wilson Hyper Prostaff (HPS) 6.1 95 with Silver W logo; and
2) Wilson Hyper Prostaff (HPS) 6.0 95 with Yellow W logo.

To be more specific, Federer used the HPS 6.1 95 with Silver W logo over his PS 6.0 85. Federer then used the HPS 6.0 95 with Yellow W logo over his custom 90 frame.

Here are couple photos indicating such:

Wilson HPS 6.1 95 with Silver W logo PJ (over PS 6.0 85)




Wilson HPS 6.0 95 with Yellow W logo PJ (over 90 sq. in. frame)



You can also find some more discussion (as well as visual evidence) of the above from these previous threads/posts:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=384890
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=434387
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showt...=382024&page=2

Hope this helps in answering your question.

Now, what Jimbo has is very special - a PJ of an HPS 6.1 95 with Silver W over an HPS 6.0 95. This unique 95 sq. in. version was not available retail to my knowledge.

On an intersting side, yet related, note, is the fact that Federer never used the HPS 6.1 95 with Yellow W logo PJ on any of his frames. (A bit of background: the HPS 6.1 95 with Yellow logo retail version succeeded the HPS 6.1 95 with Silver W logo version.) Don't ask me why Wilson did this. In any case, I have yet to see a photo of Federer using the HPS 6.1 95 with yellow W, then again, I could be proved wrong as well (Jimbo or Equijet would probably know better.)

Phew! All this is probably confusing, I know. Then again, to some racket heads, including myself, completely lucid - and perhaps a bit obsessive! :)

garytan68 02-24-2013 08:08 AM

Thanks! That is some level of detail.

ctromano 02-24-2013 01:21 PM

i had 2 of these racquets back in 2006, bought both for $120 i think in the east bay, ca area. I thought they were nothing like the PS 85, lighter and it actually felt stiffer. But i do wish I held on to them, I still play with the PS85 and nothing compares.

jimbo333 02-27-2013 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ctromano (Post 7234090)
i had 2 of these racquets back in 2006, bought both for $120 i think in the east bay, ca area. I thought they were nothing like the PS 85, lighter and it actually felt stiffer. But i do wish I held on to them, I still play with the PS85 and nothing compares.

I think that rather than the actual racket above you must be talking about the HPS 6.0 95 (based on the mold of the PS95)? Either that or the HPS 6.1 95 (based on the mold of the 6.1 classic 95). The above racket is actually a combination of both, that's why it is so rare!

lim 02-28-2013 06:20 PM

Lovely!


10chars

ctromano 02-28-2013 06:57 PM

No, the racquets had the paint job of the racquet above, but you know what they were 6.0 85sqin. versions, I think FEDFOREHAND was the guy that bought them from me.

jimbo333 03-01-2013 03:10 AM

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Originally Posted by ctromano (Post 7243066)
No, the racquets had the paint job of the racquet above, but you know what they were 6.0 85sqin. versions, I think FEDFOREHAND was the guy that bought them from me.

Wow! That is amazing, that is the racket Federer fans are after it is very rare, and you had 2 of them:shock:

Is it possible for you to get in touch with the person you sold them to, to find out where they are now please?

I and many others would really like to see one of these!

corners 03-16-2013 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by jimbo333 (Post 7243489)
Wow! That is amazing, that is the racket Federer fans are after it is very rare, and you had 2 of them:shock:

Is it possible for you to get in touch with the person you sold them to, to find out where they are now please?

I and many others would really like to see one of these!

Jimbo, what do you think of the HPS 6.0 95 (assuming that's actually what's under the paintjob)?

jimbo333 03-17-2013 04:05 AM

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Originally Posted by corners (Post 7281735)
Jimbo, what do you think of the HPS 6.0 95 (assuming that's actually what's under the paintjob)?

A good point, I didn't consider there might be another racket under the paint of this, but I suppose it could easily be a PS95.

Anyway I've never tried this one, but I have used the standard HPS6.0 95 a few times and liked it. I'm one of the few that don't like the PS85 that much (apart from for serving), always thought it had a small sweetspot. This HPS and the PS95 are known I believe for having a larger dead area than normal at the top of the hoop, but that has never bothered me as I tend to hit the ball usually just below the sweetspot, rather than above.


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