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Old 01-05-2013, 10:27 PM   #69
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Originally Posted by Raul_SJ View Post
I have been using the Wilson ProStaff Classic 6.1si Stretch for over 10 years.

I have tried demoes with recent models that claimed better playability due to new materials/technology (from Head and Wilson ) but they did not feel significantly better, so I just stuck with my old racquet.

I am wondering if there have been any significant breakthroughs in materials/racquet technology during the past decade?

Or is it primarily marketing hype by the racquet manufacturers that have a vested interest in players buying the latest gadgets?
Most of the break throughs are marketing generated. But if you believe in them; that what counts. There is definitely better graphics(not the fibers) in the newest rackets that make a big difference in how you view your racket - sort of like color and looks of a sport car user image. LOL!

But in general; a new racket gives you a hyped up fondness for the game and desire to do better stroking.

So go and buy yourself a new racket!
Prostaff 6.0 85, Prostaff Tour 90, KProstaff 88 Head Prestige FlexPoint 98, Head Prestige IG Youtek Mid 93.

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