Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by activentures, Jul 27, 2004.
Thanks, really lovely pictures. Looks in mint condition to boot. Wonder who'll fork out the cash to buy it.?
Yeah, I remember that paintjob back in the day. It was the first time I actually recognized a paintjob being used. Even on television it was obvious that he was using a PS 6.0 painted to look like a PS 6.1 Classic (the racquet Wilson was promoting at the time). Thanks for the link.
Notice on the throat the way it says PRO STAFF Classic, no 6.1? I have 2 real 6.1's like that, anyone know how old they are? They still hit pretty well, but they are heavier I think.
i believe that was the first release of psc's, before the notation of the si (i.e. 6.1) came out.
Edberg's paintjob matched the European PSC, not the American PSC. Note how the yellow on the side of Edberg's frame (throat) extends down past the top of the grip. The early US models featured the yellow fading to black before the top of the grip started. That said, it's then possible that the Euro version of the real PSC was marketed without the "6.1," thereby making Edberg's paintjob a perfect match with the Euro version, but for the "85" headsize.
I like that Euro paintjob(where the yellow part goes all the way down to the tip of the grip) better than the "regular" PSC 6.1.
Well, apparently I've got at least 3 Euro 6.1's then, cause the yellow goes all the way down on mine. I'll check my other 6 when I get home since they are newer racquets
I've seen a euro Pro Staff Classic with the same old font as that racket, and it had a box on the inside-throat with "6.1." I've also seen a euro racket with the newer-style non-italicized font, except the "6.1" was on the opposite side of the inside-throat. Maybe the really early Classic had no "6.1" at all, and maybe they even had "6.0" painted.
It's pretty easy to tell if you have a euro version--It will have four string loops inside the throat indicating a 18 x 20 pattern. It will have the recommended string tension range in kg only, it will say to use a Fairway grip, it will have a Fairway grip unless it was unwrapped sometime, and yes, it will have yellow on the side extending to the handle. I believe some say "Tour Edition" on the hoop and also under the "Pro Staff Classic" on the side.
If you have an American Pro Staff Classic with yellow extending to the handle, it is likely that it is a chopped Stretch. Didn't that one have the same type of paint as on a standard-length euro? I know it was a likely chop candidate back in the day. A lot of people wanted a standard-length stick with an 18 x 20 pattern. I agree, it is better than the 16 x 18 version.
When I look at that I can't help but be reminded of Fed's stick - sorry to bring it into the thread. It's just that that flat beam hoop is almost identical in look to his, but the shoulders in to the y are different. I'm beginning to think the 6.0 90-92 does exist after all!
Prestige is right on the money: the PCS Stretch here in America did feature the "yellow" on the throat's side extending below the top of the grip. But, there are other obvious indicators that a Stretch had been chopped, like the word "Stretch" on the frame and a slight, reddish fade near the throat piece. I could be crazy, but didn't later versions of the non-Stretch PCS here in the U.S. employ the earlier Euro paint scheme? Maybe. Anyway, I definitely recall that Edberg's bat matched up with the earliest (@ 1992) Euro paintjob, not the American. Ain't this fun?!
When I get home, I'll take a pic of my 6.1. It's got the Euro Paint job, 16x18 pattern, not a stretch, has no indication of being a stretch. And on the inside of the head by the throat it says 95 SQ IN, instead of the modern ones saying simply, MIDPLUS. Also, on mine when the head gets scratched, there is a bright blue paint underneath (like Nike's current photo blue) instead of a white or blackish like on my other ones.
I have a PS Classic that is 85 square inches and it has the round beam like the PS 6.1. It has the paint job just like Edberg's racquet on ****(I know his is a PS 6.0 painted). Kelly Everdon played with it and I believe they sold it in Europe.
dax_q, is it a 16x18 like the 95in.2 version?
Yeah, 16 x 18, but it is 85 si and has a rounded beam. Really cool racquet to hit with. I think I like it better than the PS 6.0
Ya, didn't they make 85 inch 6.1's in Japan?
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