Originally Posted by NLBwell
Just buy out all the ProStaff 6.0 85's. I played with kevlar in my one racket (a SV) for over 20 years until it broke. With the small head the string pattern is dense enough.
No real pirate would be caught dead with a sissy large-head racket like a K90.
I thought of buying one of the new ones to try, the price is certainly right, but the pattern is about as open as the 90s and I can't keep string in them.
I don't think the new 85s have the same fortitude as the ones of old, and doubt that they will hold up as well as even the K90s to Kevlar.
I have a bumperless SV, and a Chicago in near mint condition, but they are relics of a bygone era, not fit for combat duty.