Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Nexus Vapour, May 24, 2011.
What is your favourite wilson racket ever and why.
Easily the K Blade Tour 93
ProStaff 6.0 85.
ProStaff 6.0 95. Just because.
Graphite Matrix (first edition, sans PWS).
Heavy, head-light, oh so flexible, power when you need it, producing plenty of spin.
I've only played with the kblade 98 and I hated it. I just picked up an original Sting MIdsize at a thriftshop, and my vote goes to STING! Looks sweet and the name and blue pinstripes are reminiscent of Frodo's Elven Sword! Goblin's beware!
so many to chhose from !
this is such a toughy .
the first time i ever felt like i belonged on a tennis court was with a hyper prostaff 5.1 surge .
loved the st vincent 85 i had on only clay surprisingly, the graphite was the best feeling but i couldn't harness enough topspin..
i leaded up a ksurge to 12.5 and was serving the hardest i ever had in my life...
the blx blade 98 is the one of the best flat-hitting racquets ever produces.
never got to try a hyper prostaff oversize stretch which might be looking at it's specs...
playing a hyper prostaff rok 93 and that has some of the best tough ever but i'm gonna go with the kps88 . never in my life have i hit more penetrating stroke than with that stick. as a habitual spinner on the forehand (wrist injury) , that racquet let me crush the ball low and flat, was super stably on volleys and although i lost mph on the serve i'd had people's racquets flying out of their hands on returns on multiple occasions . i have 2 of the bosworth dunlop pro's made for gimelstob that are 13+ ounces and they are like a mix between prince graphite mid/st vincent/kps 88. so the 88 for me is as good as it gets stockwise
my favorites are (in order) Hyper Pro Staff 5.0, Pro Staff Classic 4.2, Rok, PS Classic 6.1.
Pro Staff 6.0 is the best racquet Wilson ever made. They made a few others that never really caught on but for the most part its all about the 6.0 mid size. They should have never discontinued that model.
Every company should have one signature frame that never gets discontinued. For Wilson its the 6.0. Its pretty much the standard in which all Wilson player frames are judged.
ps85. The most fun but not the most ideal.
The 6.1 95 is the best line of racquets ever made.
Yeah! Nothing can beat it!
I know I'm probably the only one, but the kblade 98 is my favorite for my game style, whereas I enjoy using the tour, but it's just not suited to my game.
you right, you right
Wilson Prostaff Classic 6.1
the prostaff series have been good otherwise all the other Wilson racquets are garbage
the KPS88 just because I was never able to get my hands on the 85. The 88 really is one of my favorite sticks ever though.
IMO the Prostaff 6.0 95 last great Wilson 95 box beam frame
im going to have to say the Donnay made PS85... because EVERY Donnay I have ever hit with has been way better than ANY wilson.
Pro Staffs haven't always been hardcore players sticks. There have been some un-Pro Staff-like Pro Staffs through the years like the dual taper Pro Staffs (4.5si, 5.5si aire shell, 6.0si 110) and the 'EB' Pro Staffs (EB stood for Even Balance).
pro staff 6.0 95
Wilson Kramer Staff (PS85 SV, but braided graphite, and much more flexible).
The Stan Smith Autograph was pretty good too.
Well I really like the Kramer Pro Staff.
Without a doubt the 6.1 classic. Really more nostalgia for me that actual feel vs the current. The last few iterations of the 6.1 are pretty incredible.
Hyper Pro Staff Tour 95. The 18x20, 12.8 ounce, Euro edition that TW had back in 2005 or so. Loved it. Had three, sold them, now I live in regret.
HPS 6.0 95 with a leather grip?
Ultra FPK 85 & 95
HPS 6.1. Agree with Brown Bear Falling that the 6.1 line is the greatest line in tennis history, I've always found the HPS to be the most versatil of the line.
Pro Staff 85. Best serving racquet of all time. Excellent feel, and balance like no other.
Wilson BLX Tour 90. Classic shape, bit lighter. Very modernised racquet.
Pro Staff Tour 90.
Closest in feel of all the tour 90s to the original 85. Not nearly as sluggish as the k90, and far more feel and power than the blx. I hated the blx 90.
The 6.0 95 is a close second... with lead at 12 it is an amazing racket.
The pro staff 85, in the right hands is definitely the best Wilson racquet ever produced. In my opinion there is no other comparable stick in terms of feel. I've played primarily with Wilson for most of my life, and if I had more of them, as well as more grommets it would definitely be my stick of choice.
Tour 90 Asian for my girly wrists.
I don't think Wilson made any other 95's with box beams after the PS 6.0 95 (the HPS 6.0 95 Tour doesn't count as it was the same mold and essentially the same frame as the PS 6.0 95 with just some HyperCarbon added).
Yeah, it's a shame that there has been no 6.0 95 successor. I would have been in heaven if they released a slightly heavier 6.0 95 along with the kps88... would have been a dream racket.
Yeah, that would have been great.
I wouldn't even mind if Wilson just brought back the original PS 6.0 95 with a new updated paintjob. That would be great, too!
Which Donnay, the old one or the new one and which model ?
the original PS85, that was made by donnay, in belgium.
Kemitak, are you referring to this one?
PSC6.1. Best racquet ever from Wilson. The PS6.0 95 felt a bit weird to me.
Have an HPS 6.1 95 Tour with an 18x20 string pattern, weighs 12.9 oz, same as the PSC 6.1 95. Looks like the same mold as the PSC 6.1 & 4.2 95. Btw, the PS 4.2 95 is even better than the 6.1 IMHO. More damped, larger sweetspot, better response high in the head.
For me it has got to be the Wilson Pro Staff Original 6.0 95!!
What is not to like??
Awesome box beam,nice and thin,open string pattern,very headlight which makes for easier volleys,not as sluggish as its "bigger" brother the 85....
But I am biased
I will be the third to concur with the Wilson PSC 4.2 over the PSC 6.1.
HPS 6.0 95 (Euro)
PS 6.0 85
I really love the PSC 6.1 [16x18] and the K90
Wilson Prostaff 6.0 Original 95
Length 27.00in / 68.58cm
Weight 357g 12.20oz
Balance Point HL10pts
Swing Weight 317
Frame Stiffness 67
Beam Width 20.0mm
Power Level Low
String Pattern 16 Mains / 18 Crosses
Mains Skip7T,9T,7H,9H8T,7H,9H7H 9H 8T
Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 Tour (2Hundred)
Head Size 95in² / 613cm²
Length 27.00in / 68.58cm
Weight 12.30oz / 349g
Balance Point 5pts HL
Frame Stiffness 60
Beam Width 20.0mm
Composition Aerogel 4D Braided Graphite
Power Level Low
String Pattern16 Mains / 18 CrossesMains Skip7H 9H 8T
Not saying they are the best because I've played very few Wilsons; however, the ones I did play, I thought were fantastic... the PSC 6.1 and the N95.
1. PSC 6.1 95 18x20 is my favourite Wilson.
2. Assuming I am not playing competitively, my PS85 is great fun to hit with and gets a lot of attention from anyone in the vicinity who has some knowledge of rackets.
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