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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    I know. It must be a regional thing. Perhaps the frames you find in different communities reflects the tastes and trends of the area.
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    It happened again. In the years looking at thrift shops and used sporting goods stores in my area I hadn't come across a Dunlop Max 200g. I would like one but I just never wanted to pay internet prices. This weekend I came across one for $12. Good cosmetics, the yellow hadn't even faded like...
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    About a month ago I thought I had a good score. I went to a local thrift store and in the pile of stuff I saw peeking through the classic orange and yellow stripe on black. I pulled it out and it was a Belgian PS85 for $3. Looking it over, it was pretty beat up. Head wear and the butt cap was...
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    Wilson Graphite Force....

    Funny that. I found volleying better with the Graphite Force over the PS85. I was very surprised to prefer the head-heavier balance.
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    Wilson Graphite Force....

    I wasn't the one that bought it. I can't justify spending $110 on a racket that I'm sure I wouldn't use. The collector in me would keep it as is. Although I'd love to read the hang tag. The dollars that I'm saving are going to my current interest of building lap steel guitars. This was my...
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    Wilson Graphite Force....

    Wow. It's been a while since I've posted to this thread..... Anyway, funny how much a "brand new" Wilson Graphite Force will go for on e-bay.... It sold for $98 plus $9.90 shipping. (I am neither the seller nor buyer) Not bad for a frame that normally goes for $20 bucks shipped.
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    The Wilson 85s

    I've been curious to know if the Aggressor was the PWS version of the Graphite Force....
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    jkps matched pair of woodsy

    Thanks for sharing guys. I got an "unmatched" matched set of e-bay years ago. Neat but kind of a bummer. I remember seeing an ad for the matched sets in some back issues of Tennis Magazine and World Tennis Magazine. In a way it's nice to see two pristine frames with different specs. At least...
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    Stick with one or keep spending $?

    I like being 'that guy.' I use the Wilson Graphite Force Mid (1984) with their original nylon strings (sometimes when I use a frame I got off e-bay the strings are still good). Yup. A few quality lessons did wonders. WITHOUT changing rackets. Actually I even went older - Taiwanese PS85s to...
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    Stick with one or keep spending $?

    Spend your money on lessons from a qualified teaching professional with whom you get along. That will do you more good than any particular racket.
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    How I rediscovered my Wilson PS85 St. Vincents!

    Don't know. I guess I don't really hit that often these days. When I do, I just want to use my favorite frames. I don't want to "waste time" as it were cork sniffing and cheese tasting.
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    Wilson Hits Homerun with Wilson Steam 99S (mini review)

    hi drakulie - you said in your original post you were able to use the Steam 99S, Head Speed, and Aero Pro Drive. Were you able to use other frames and to measure your performance with those as well? What I'm getting at is how old style frames (PS85, Prestige Mid, PSBLX90) stack up when...
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    Bought a Wilson Advantage woodie. Can anybody provide a little history info?

    When did Wilson start using the "split" logo, where there was a break in-between the s and o? Was it in 1981?
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    How I rediscovered my Wilson PS85 St. Vincents!

    Yeah....I have some of those too. Maybe even the unidirectional layup. The Sting Mid is a nice frame too. I have a Wilson Ultra and that is a stiff, even gritty feeling frame. The one I have is labeled a Medium. Hefty for sure by today's standards. I still prefer the Graphite Force to the...
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    How I rediscovered my Wilson PS85 St. Vincents!

    Yes. I read earlier in this thread about Stein saying he liked the Head Graphite Pro over the St. Vincent PS85. That's fine. I figure he's more grooved to the tight string pattern. Maybe the PS85 felt like a rocket launcher to him. I am (was) a staunch advocate of the PS85, but for me, the...
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