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I here a lot on these boards about the codes on the butt caps of Wilson rackets like the Prostaffs. Can someone make a list of codes and were it means the racket was manufactured?
Right, I've checked myself and this is indeed an early China version, sorry!^^^^^^Does anyone know for sure whether the above photo is a made in China or Taiwan?
I thought this font of "Prostaff" were made in Taiwan!
ThanksThe early Taiwanese frames look very much like the late St. Vincent frames.
The difference is the lack of red primer and the paint has a "glossier" look to it. Plus the grip size decal is the small circular one like the ones still used. Also, there's a holographic Wilson sticker with the serial number. Then there's the butt cap where there should be a sticker that says TAIWAN below the Wilson logo and the butt cap code is located above the logo.
Here's a bit (albeit not that detailed) of a couple of my early Taiwanese frames (on the left):
The later ones have a darker tone to the pinstripes and there's a recommendation to use Wilson Syn Gut inside the throat......
You should look at three things:
I thought mine was from Taiwan as the lable says but now you have me thinking whether I have an SV hybrid, China or...Ok
But without seeing the other clues, it's hard to make an informed opinion.
I believe there was batch of st. vincents that were finished in Taiwan, back when they were transitioning factories. Those racquets were St. Vincents build pro staffs, but painted in Taiwan. I'm not sure about the Taiwanese prime colour since I never had any of those.
I don't know if this is a fake PS or some hybrid resulting from this transitioning process, and I'm not an expert by all means, so this is all I can say
Are you sure it's a "Q" and not a "G" or a "C"? Can you post a picture?I thought mine was from Taiwan as the lable says but now you have me thinking whether I have an SV hybrid, China or...
~I have a midplus 95. The sticker says: Braided Construction Exclusively Manufactured by CHIAO TA
~butt cap code is QJX stamped above the "W"
~primer appears to be light gray or white at the scuff marks
How can you tell a fake st vincent?There's loads of fake st vincent on the internet....