jkps matched pair of woodsy

joe sch

Legend
Would like to share some pics and info on a matched pair of jack kramer pro staff wood rackets that I recently acquired. Wilson called them "Precision Matched Frames" and spec'd them at WT 12.31 oz BAL 1305 in and FLEX PS28

Its interesting that these grip size 1/2 rackets are between the stock specs for 1/4 and 1/2 models:

1/2 - 13.0 - 13.5 oz
1/4 - 12.12 - 12.90 oz

Wilson did not spec the flex for the factory rackets and noted the balance os "Light-in-Head" consistent flexibility.

Take a look at some of the pictures:

http://s920.beta.photobucket.com/us...ckets/JKPS Jack Kramer Pro Staff wood rackets
 
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giokkk67

New User
Stunning racquets Joe and lucky finding a pair! :)
I have unfortunately only one matched pair,specs are:

WT:12.87
Bal:12.88
Flex:pS 27
Registration No: LM5 - 112
 

Hannah19

Professional
Would like to share some pics and info on a matched pair of jack kramer pro staff wood rackets that I recently acquired. Wilson called them "Precision Matched Frames" and spec'd them at WT 12.31 oz BAL 1305 in and FLEX PS28

Its interesting that these grip size 1/2 rackets are between the stock specs for 1/4 and 1/2 models:

1/2 - 13.0 - 13.5 oz
1/4 - 12.12 - 12.90 oz

Wilson did not spec the flex for the factory rackets and noted the balance os "Light-in-Head" consistent flexibility.

Take a look at some of the pictures:

http://s920.beta.photobucket.com/us...ckets/JKPS Jack Kramer Pro Staff wood rackets
Glad to have been of service Joe.
I got one racket from a matched pair that came from the same source as yours.
It's a L4 with reg.no. 529
Plays very solid.
 

joe sch

Legend
Glad to have been of service Joe.
I got one racket from a matched pair that came from the same source as yours.
It's a L4 with reg.no. 529
Plays very solid.
Yes, thanks again for the set.
Its really great to have a matched pair if your playing competitive with them but not many woody tours around anymore :) Do you know if all the matched pairs varied such that Wilson just took great effort to find very close stock frames and then a little work to match them. What are the specs on your 529 racket that was from a matched pair ?
 

joe sch

Legend
Stunning racquets Joe and lucky finding a pair! :)
I have unfortunately only one matched pair,specs are:

WT:12.87
Bal:12.88
Flex:pS 27
Registration No: LM5 - 112
Those are 1/2 oz heavier which I would prefer as a player since I like the medium and Heavy large grip M6+ rackets.
Wonder what Macs preferred specs were ?
 

ritton07

Rookie
...from a guy that had some NOS wood racquets, I was lucky to buy a JKPS from a matched pair,...and some months later, another one (they were all so.. mint and awesome..), discovering only at home that they were both from..THAT pair... :)

My specs are:
Wt 13.00
Bal 12.82
Flex PS 28
Reg. no. LM4-4481
 

VGP

Legend
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 that's my way of rationalizing having them.

The advertisements I saw had a majority white bag. joe sch's bag is like the one I have. If you notice, Wilson had the thick and thin striping idea on marketing the woodies. I'm sure the use of the striping was carried over to the Wilson Pro Staff braided graphite/kevlar frames.
 

Orion3

Semi-Pro
Impressive. Back in the day of wood I don't recall ever seeing a matched pair, in fact I don't recall anyone even thinking about it!!

The first person I ever saw that did such a thing was Lendl with his OCD driven plastic bag opening ritual in the 80's.
 

coachrick

Hall of Fame
Impressive. Back in the day of wood I don't recall ever seeing a matched pair, in fact I don't recall anyone even thinking about it!!

The first person I ever saw that did such a thing was Lendl with his OCD driven plastic bag opening ritual in the 80's.
Closest we carried were the Snauwaert sticks with their weight and balance numbers printed on the side. It was usually the tournament juniors who would obsess over getting the matching specs, even if the raw numbers meant little to them ;).
 
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