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    Wilson Prostaff question

    The 2015 ProStaff 97 is the best. I have 3 of them. But they're getting old and I need to either find some new old stock or hope for a new version from Wilson. The last two versions Wilson put out were junk. I just spoke to a Wilson rep today. He told me that Wilson will ne dropping a new...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Yes, I demoed the 18x20 along side the 16x19 a few weeks ago. They both had a full bed of multi "Wilson Sensation". When I demoed them I felt like I was getting more spin with the 16x19. And it was a little harder to come up with a nice kick serve with the 18x20. That's why I choose the 16x19...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    I think you're right man. I must have gotten a real turd of a frame. I guess we've been the only ones on here so far that were dealt bad hands. :cautious: I was out again this morning hitting with a guy who uses the Blade 18x20 Countervail version. I was using my ProStaff 97 of course. After...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Yep, strung with 1.25 Alu Power it weighed 321 grams and was 4 pts. HL. And it felt like a feather.
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    I'm thinking perhaps I got a dud then. Because this thing strung in stock form felt like a feather when I swung it. It was so light I practically sprained my wrist the first time I took it out and hit some balls with it. Even after I added 4 grams to the tip and a 5 gram overgrip it still felt...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    I played a match today with it against another 4.5 player that has never taken a set from me. He won the first set 6-2. I was going to pull out my Prostaff at the end of the first set but decided to stay with the Blade and just grind it out. I ended up winning the second set 6-1. And then the...
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    Wilson Prostaff question

    Does TW know if Wilson plans on delivering an updated version of the ProStaff in the near future?
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Just to be clear, I'm using the 16x19 version. And this thing in stock form is a turd. So I imagine the guys you're referring to are using the 18x20? And in regards to "big boy tennis" I'm talking about 4.5 to 5.0 level players who pound the hell out of the ball. I'm just calling it as I see it...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Well... I gave it another try today with Hyper G. It was a little better in regards to feeling a bit more solid at impact. But still lacked plow and stability compared to my Pro Staff 97. My opponent noticed immediately that my balls were falling shorter than normal and with a lot less speed...
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    Solinco Hyper G vs Volkl V Square

    I agree. RPM Blast is very low powered.
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    I strung the Blade up tonight with Hyper G at 48. And the ProStaff 97 with Alu Power at 48. Will be playing again tomorrow to compare the two once more.
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    I was thinking about that today. I have a pack of Hyper G 16L that I was going to throw in it tonight just for sh!ts and giggles to see how it plays with a slightly stiffer string. I'll hit with this setup tomorrow and let you know what I think of it.
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    2015 ProStaff 97 "customized" I added 4 grams of lead to the tip and 1 gram each at 3 and 9. So 6 grams total to the hoop. I play with a 5 gram overgrip and added an additional 4 grams of lead in the buttcap. Bringing the static weight to 340 grams. Making the racket 5 points HL. Swing weight...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    Yep, I actually still hit with my trusty 2015 ProStaffs. Customized of course. I haven't been able to find a frame that can compete with them yet. Heck... I just won a tournament the other week with my ProStaffs. I've been trying to find a new frame to transition into this summer because my...
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    2019 Wilson Blade

    I've been playing with the 16x19 lately. It came to me unstrung with a static weight of 305 grams and was 6.5 pts. hl. After I strung it with a full bed of Alu Power and put a 5 gram over grip on it, it weighed 327 grams and was 3.5 pts. hl. I took it out to hit and found it to be as light as a...
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