I knew the same about first Wimbledon win by BB.
Others including me prefer the Winner/Vilas PCS. The best solution for Supers is to replace the PCS with Head pallets.The winners also had a grip extender thing which was even crapper than the super. You inserted plastic discs which made the buttcap further away from the head. Maybe the super long neck is just someone trying to fix it
Michael , are you still enjoying and playing full time with the Becker WC frame?I’d prefer if it was fixed like the Becker World Champ frames, although I personally do not like the head pallet shape.
I seem to recall you saying the same thing few years ago on another thread.Beckers Vilas was a paint job from the beginning, ist was always a Super!
I was thought he always used a Winner and never a Super. Even in the Blue/Red PJ frame he used was the Winner (or Vilas) underneath.I seem to recall you saying the same thing few years ago on another thread.
Do you mean that Puma made “Super” layup especially for Becker, way before to put it into a retail racket with that name?
Same here but according to tennis tiger it’s a super the whole time !I was thought he always used a Winner and never a Super. Even in the Blue/Red PJ frame he used was the Winner (or Vilas) underneath.
huh, learn something every day. So he used the slightly stiffer version then.. interestingSame here but according to tennis tiger it’s a super the whole time !
And he has a ton of German literature to back his stuff up with. He’s helped me and provided me with a wealth of his knowledge about estusas it’s staggering how much Info he has just laying around . Tennis tiger is a tremendous resource for me regarding the wide range of specs for all the dif estusa with the shared puma molds.
Retail Vilas and Becker were the same, only different name. 30 Glassfibre/ 70 Graphite. Beckers frames always 50/50.Mould is always the same. There is one mystery; composition!
Winner: 30% Graphite
Super: 50% Graphite
Vilas: I don't know! + there might have been differences between retail and pro stock
Thanks to clarify that...quite surprising they made a special layup for him even though just 17 years old and not yet at the top of the ranking.
Nope, if I understood correctly both Vilas and Winner were 30/70 as for Graphite/Fiberglass percentage, meanwhile Boris always used a 50/50 percentage as a special layup made for him, which only later became the retail Super sold to us.Ok so retail VILAS is the actual racket Boris Becker used on tour with the blue and red super paint job .. forever ? Correct ?