John Peers to Wilson

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  1. Tommy Haas

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    He's no longer playing with the Prince Textreme Tour 95 (18x20). Been seen wielding his Wilson Pro Staff at Brisbane. His website also has a picture of him posing with it.
     
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  2. treblings

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    a Pro Staff with an 18x20 string bed. do you know something about his racquet history before Prince?
     
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    Probably a Six.One 95 18x20 then.
     
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  4. treblings

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    thanks, you seem to know what you´re talking about:)
    Peers racquet as pictured in his official webpage looks like a paintjob to me
     
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    Looked at it again, not a box beam (more circular in shape), PWS at 3/9, 18x20... pretty much guaranteed to be a iteration of the Six.One line, who knows which one exactly though.

    Definitely a PJ since there isn't a 18x20 pro staff.
     
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  6. treblings

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    i think i can see the more circular shape. a bit like my old trusted Pro Staff ROK, although i´m certain that is not what hides behind the paint job.
    haven´t played Wilson racquets for a long time, i find it fascinating that they don´t have any 18/20´s in their Pro Staff line.
     
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    Playing with Kontinen now may have moved him in the wilson direction.

    18x20, 4 strings on pws, 4 loops in the throat, U head guard end, all the right skips ... everything says Six.One 18x20 to me.

    Is that the new luxilon overgrip?

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    Roland Garros 2013, his first year on tour I haven't been able to surface anything earlier
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    Yes, New Lux overgrip. It's released only in Japan, hopefully will be also in EU and USA soon.
     
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    I've seen and felt it (Netherlands). Has characterics of tourna but also feels softer like Wilson pro.
     
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    It's a clone Wilson advantage grip
     
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    Yes, very similar characteristics. Lux is even cheaper than Wilson Advantage OG.
    Luxilon is released on TWE. 12 pack for 22,50 €
     
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    Hmmmm may try it out...
     
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    I have one of the Lux overgrips. I was lucky that my local tennis shop tossed me a few to try. From my experience, it's a perfect hybrid of the Wilson Pro overgrip and a Tourna grip. It's tough to explain. Blindfolded it feels like a Tourna grip, but has structural properties (elasticity, thickness, etc) similar to the Wilson Pro.
     
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  14. Arti

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    quite thin too
     
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    Is it? I don't have any left to compare, but I remember them being the same thickness as the Wilson Pro. I could be mis-remembering, though.
     
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    I would call it thin as I am used to playing with overlapping supergrap. I mean for the thickness it is quite durable. I still like Tourna a bit better since I normally play in Miami and it's incredibly humid.
     
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    I'm a recent Tourna grip convert, so I'm with you. Maybe not as bad as Miami, but it gets pretty humid here in D.C. as well.
     
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    Any word on Peers stringjob? It looks like it could be BBO, just a guess though.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Good Lux 4G
     
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    Are you eyeballing like me or have a source? 4G is possible now that I consider the indoor lighting.
     
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    look on his instagram, when he got the sponsorship he took a close up of the racquet and some fila shoes. 90% its 4g, but i am eyeballing.
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BOWr17TDhUP/
     
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    It does not look like it is 6.1 95
     
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  23. Arti

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    Look at it again and other pictures of him holding it, also it's 18x20
     
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    on that shot the grip looks so uneven like a 8 yo effort

    Is there anything stopping other makers making a PS 95 in pro stock specs?
    They are one of the most balanced all round sticks ever made
     
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    Dunlop made one without pws for several guys but they don't seem to sponsor anyone these days. Jamie's slazenger might in the same vein.
     
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    I thought the PWS was just for balance changes not grip length?

    The stability of the shaft is very different for all frames
    eg. I have the yonex 95D, vcore tourF93 and 97 and
    the 95 and 97 have wider shafts that start lower down
    while the 93 seems to suit only double handed players
    as it tapers very late in the shaft.
     
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    45/43 or 44/42 with 4G 1.25
     
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    Thanks a million, curiosity quenched.
     
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  30. ProStringing

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    Here is a recent photo of John Peers's racket:

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    His string setup was:

    Mains - Luxilon 4G 17 (1.25) @ 46.0 LBS
    Crosses - Luxilon 4G 17 (1.25) @ 44.0 LBS

    Hope this can be of help,

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    Do you think those alternate tie offs might cause any damage in the long run?
     
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    @ProStringing - You are DA MAN!!! Thanks!
     
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  33. ProStringing

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    John has not had any problems with the tie-offs in those positions.

    The distance between the last cross 8B and tie-off 13B is long (65mm), and the distance between top cross 8T and tie-off 5T is 50mm.

    As the holes have been enlarged carefully, and John is using a 1.25mm monofilament string at low tensions, then I believe that there will be no long term damage using 9T and 7B as tie-offs for the crosses.

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