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  1. Pete.Sampras.

    Graphene Touch Prestige Pro

    I don't understand why they offer a 93sq and a 95sq version that are both close to each other in terms of specs. I think it would have been better to release the 93 with 340gr unstrung and the other one as a real 98 with 315-325gr unstrung. Anyone with me? I did not consider the latest...
  2. Pete.Sampras.

    Yonex Vcore Pro 97

    Could you please answer my two questions here (before I demo...)? 1. How is the grip shape of this racket? I heard Yonex is more round but I prefer Wilson (or similar). 2. Will it be an easy transition from a K6.1 95 16x18? I'm looking for something with a bigger head and sweetspot.
  3. Pete.Sampras.

    Yonex Vcore Pro 97

    Looks just like the raquet I've been looking for. I hope it swings more like my 6.1 95 and not like the RF97A. However, what's up with these insane prices lately? Not too long ago I could buy new raqutes for 150-190$ and now almost every players frame is 220-250 :-(
  4. Pete.Sampras.

    The reason we have trash racquets is that hackers are using poly.

    I wish that all frames would be players frames so players would be forced to have a great technique to be successful. But that won't happen, unfortunately, and we will have to deal with trash rackets. And to be honest, trash rackets were around before poly strings became so popular. It has just...
  5. Pete.Sampras.

    Repeat after me - h2h is meaningless

    Yeah, it's all about the titles. Most people do not even know how these champions got there. They know the numbers or just that he/she is the greatest...
  6. Pete.Sampras.

    honeymoon: buy many racquets, then regret

    I'm playing with the same frames since 2006. Once in a while I try a new racket but somehow I have a hard time to find something that I like more than my K 6.1 95s. Just stick with a good one and don't demo anything else for a few years. You'll be fine... ;-)
  7. Pete.Sampras.

    Wilson 95 16x18 re-release?

    I want new 6.1 95s 16/18 too. I've been looking for a replacement but never found it. Still use my K-factors.
  8. Pete.Sampras.

    Prestige Pro - why doesn't Head turn it into a real "pro" ?

    In 25 years of tennis I never needed to customize any rackets. I don't need Head. They don't make the rackets I want and I stick with Wilson and their 330-340gr frames. I would try the PP if it was heavier, but why should I pay 200$ (400-600 actually) for an "unfinished" product (unfinished for...
  9. Pete.Sampras.

    Prestige Pro - why doesn't Head turn it into a real "pro" ?

    The Prestige used to be a heavy player's frame, about 340gr unstrung but these things are getting lighter and lighter and become less of a player's frame with each iteration. Head has enough 98-100sq frames which are about 290-315gr. Why don't they at least turn the Prestige Pro into a real...
  10. Pete.Sampras.

    Greater Wimbledon Champion - Fed vs Sampras?

    In a case as close as this one, it's hard to say that one of them was definitely better. They are both "Wimbledon kings".
  11. Pete.Sampras.

    I have developed the following ranking for the 12 greatest players in the open era

    Nadal started against a prime Federer and always had to deal with him since then. How's that not tough? Then again, I don't care about all this GOAT stuff. Those who usually get mentioned are all in the category of "greatest of all times". Be happy that we have such great ones as Fed...
  12. Pete.Sampras.

    When and where will Nadal get his next 4 GS's?

    I don't think it's that safe to say Nadal will win 18. He has a chance, but he is also injured regularly and everything but Roland Garros requires a "100% Nadal" to win, so... If he stays healthy and finds his form again, he could make it though. In that case, I'd say 3x French, 1x Australian...
  13. Pete.Sampras.

    Admit it.. You are bored with no healthy Nadal around

    It's always bad when a great player isn't around. Of course I miss Nadal, just as I would miss Djokovic, Federer or Murray if they were injured (or gone for some other reason). In this case, tennis is more exciting when Nadal is around. I don't see how anyone could possibly say something...
  14. Pete.Sampras.

    Jankovic to Federer: "Mind your own business"

    I read the whole interview and I don't see anything wrong with the things Jankovic said. To say that she doesn't have a right to make such statements is complete nonsense.
  15. Pete.Sampras.

    Lets Settle This: Best Racket Of All Time

    Wilson ProStaff 6.0 85 in my opinion. It's not the best for the modern game that we have today, but play with this racket just once and you know why it usually gets a lot of votes in such threads...
  16. Pete.Sampras.

    Is Ferrer done?

    I don't think he's done. He will be the same next year - within the top 10 I guess. Ferrer is a great player. He's not the most spectacular one to watch though. But he's one of the best out there, whether you like it or not. Don't forget that he's 32. He may not have the talent of a Roger...
  17. Pete.Sampras.

    Healthy Nadal vs peak Sampras?

    How could we ever tell? My guess is that Sampras would win on fast courts but he'd have to fight hard in some matches. Nadal would dominate on clay courts and on other slow surfaces. Anyway, it would be nice to see. People usually underestimate former greats and overestimate the...
  18. Pete.Sampras.

    Why is there a NEED for a GOAT

    I'm with the OP 100%. This used to be a place of interesting discussions about pros and well thought threads. Now everything is about "Federer vs Nadal vs Djokovic". Even if you just say something positive or negative about one of these guys, you'll automatically be attacked by some fanboys...
  19. Pete.Sampras.

    F1 2014, a stuttering start?

    Any news about the condition of Bianchi or maybe Schumacher?
  20. Pete.Sampras.

    KPS88 feel like/comparable to RF97?

    The rackets are not that similar. But if you can handle the KPS88s swingweight for an entire match without problems, you probably won't have any problems swinging the RF97 for an entire match either. At least you know this. As for anything else, a demo would be the best thing to do if it's...
  21. Pete.Sampras.

    How many points could you win off of Roger Federer?

    The only way for any of us to get points would be to hit an ace or to get an unforced error or a double fault from Federer. Maybe there's another chance by hitting a winner, but I doubt that anyone here would ever get into the position to even try. Maybe I'd get 3 points overall. But who...
  22. Pete.Sampras.

    Wilson Owners Help!!

    If you have something else to do, don't post in this thread or don't even come to the boards. About the racket, the six-one 95 should be worth a demo. It's one of the best rackets out there in my opinion. But of course it's not a 98-100 head. Then again, the difference between 95 and 98 is not...
  23. Pete.Sampras.

    Tennis is in big trouble when Federer retires

    People always say that when a big champion retires, but new players usually show up and become their new favourites/champions. Also, Federer mostly plays from the baseline himself lately and doesn't show the variety he used to back in the days, so watching him is not that different from...
  24. Pete.Sampras.

    Need a New Stick; Game Dead as a Doornail

    The "Control Tour" is one of the best rackets I've hit with in the past years. It is very stable for a 320gr racket, offers a good amount of spin and control and doesn't feel too stiff. But it doesn't have much power (a powerful string could help if necessary though). I'm still thinking about...
  25. Pete.Sampras.

    Novak fighting with referee in 3RD Shanghai match

    I think people are exaggerating a bit when it comes to this rule. I'm totally with Djokovic here. If a player takes a few more seconds after a rally it shouldn't be a big problem. If a players takes more time between every single point, now that's a different story.
  26. Pete.Sampras.

    HEAD Custom Made: HEAD offering custom rackets to everyone

    Except for the price, this is awesome. A Speed with a 16x19 pattern, 340gr unstrung, 9-12 pts headlight, a leather grip, the kind of grip shape I prefer and a completely black colour... WOW :shock: I'd pay 250 for such a racket, definitely. Maybe even 300. But not 400. That is way too much...
  27. Pete.Sampras.

    Is the 6.1 95 being killed Right Now?

    I really hope they keep the 6.1 95. It's hard to find good players rackets these days. Even the Prestiges are too light for my likings now... If it will be discontinued, I hope they release one final version - black colour and a leather grip. I'd buy a bunch of them.
  28. Pete.Sampras.

    Babolat Pure Control 95+

    Well I don't know about the power of the + but the Control Tour 98sq is extremely low powered, at least with Pro Line II in it at about 55 lbs. It's the same line so I'd expect the + to at least not be an extremely powerful racket
  29. Pete.Sampras.

    Babolat Pure Control 95+

    I played with the "Pure Control Tour" lately and it was a very nice racket, one of the best I've hit with in the past years. It feels like a real players racket. I thought the lower weight of 320gr would be a problem but it was very stable. A great racket, yet you don't find anything about it...
  30. Pete.Sampras.

    RF97 is NOT a continuation of the 6.0 85, 88 and 90's

    So does the RF97 swing much heavier than the 95s or about the same? I'm still using the K-factor version which has a SW of 340 according to TW but back in the days the K90 felt heavier to me, despite its lower SW. My 95 is not on the light side with its 356gr strung weight. I'm...