Pro Staff Classic 95 16x18 grommets

KaiserW

Hall of Fame
Hi,
Anyone know if the blx 95 16x18 grommets will fit in a Pro Staff Classic? I think they will but hoping for first hand info.
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
If it does fit it would have to be the 6.1 and not the ProStaff. Call TW and ask they'll probably know.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Hi,
Anyone know if the blx 95 16x18 grommets will fit in a Pro Staff Classic? I think they will but hoping for first hand info.
Are you referring to the ProStaff Classic 6.1? If so, then yes they should fit. (But you should drop a line to TW jut to be sure.:) )
 
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KaiserW

Hall of Fame
Yes referring to the 6.1, I actually use the 4.2 but same mold. I also posted in TW questions section but no luck yet.
 

10isbum

New User
Grommet/Bumper Kit for Prostaff Classic 6.1 95

Just installed one today. Use Wilson Grommets set labeled 6.1 95 BLX2 B&G stock #WRG710500 on a Wilson Prostaff Classic 6.1 95.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Just installed one today. Use Wilson Grommets set labeled 6.1 95 BLX2 B&G stock #WRG710500 on a Wilson Prostaff Classic 6.1 95.

For those who need a picture...


http://oi44.tinypic.com/2rg0zm0.jpg



Irvin said:
True and they won't work
Not true and they will work....from TW's own, please see post #5 for a picture and specifications from when TW sold them...

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=hnipQ9-X468SAM&tbnid=PuDmldXEBw4LvM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=306563&ei=8qzcUrO_Coy4kQeZlYHABQ&bvm=bv.59568121,d.eW0&psig=AFQjCNHHhAT10hEZnbs-7i2zfzj08_TxOg&ust=1390280229020603

The ProStaff Classic 6.1 is a 16X18 pattern. I believe the denser patterned version of the Classic 6.1 came in an 18X19.
 
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Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
Very simple you can't put 16x19 grommets in a 16x18 frame and vice a versa.
 
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Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Pro Staff Classic is 16x19.
BLX is 16x18.
True and they won't work

EDIT: But it is the 6.1 ProStaff that is 16x19
Well you're right about that. The OP is looking for 16x18 grommets and 16x19 grommets won't work.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=8030254&postcount=2
Problem is, the ProStaff 6.0 95 was also a 16X18. There simply wasn't a 16X19 pattern in a ProStaff back then. There as an 18X19 option.
 
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KaiserW

Hall of Fame
Thanks...Don't worry about Irvin he is just playing dumb for some reason. I specifically said 16x18 in my thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course everyone knows a 16x19 grommet will not work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I am sure he knows what a Pro Staff Classic is. It never came in a 16x19pattern.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
Yeah, my point was neither did the ProStaff 6.0 95.

And don't underestimate Dr. Frankenstein, he could probably perform an experiment to meld a 16X19 into a 16X18 or to create a 16X19 from a 16X18 where one didn't exist!
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
OK order a Wilson ProStaff 95 grommet and see what you get. If it were me I would order a Wilson six.one 95 because they don't make the classic grommets any more and I thought you were looking for a replacement that was compatible.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
OK order a Wilson ProStaff 95 grommet and see what you get. If it were me I would order a Wilson six.one 95 because they don't make the classic grommets any more and I thought you were looking for a replacement that was compatible.
Just to be clear, the original 6.1 was called a Wilson ProStaff 6.1 95. It never came in a 16X19 pattern. Per the OP, he is not looking for a current product. He is looking for a Wilson ProStaff 6.1 Classic 16X18 grommet.

There are many ProStaff models. The current line is not germane to the discussion.
 

chet

New User
Grommet/Bumper Kit for Prostaff Classic 6.1 95

Just installed one today. Use Wilson Grommets set labeled 6.1 95 BLX2 B&G stock #WRG710500 on a Wilson Prostaff Classic 6.1 95.

10isbum, is WRG710500 - 16 x 18 pattern ? does the grommet need to be modified or it's a straight fit.
please let me know thanks for your help.
 

TadDavis

Rookie
I installed the WRG710500 grommets into my Pro Staff Classic. The grommet strips don't have to be modified, but you will need a grommet grinder to enlarge a few holes on the frame in order to get them in.
 

chet

New User
I installed the WRG710500 grommets into my Pro Staff Classic. The grommet strips don't have to be modified, but you will need a grommet grinder to enlarge a few holes on the frame in order to get them in.
ah. Or i can sand off the grommet it self a little bit to get them in , what you think?? And also WRG710800 grommets also "look" the same.. have you every experimented on that?

thanks for the quick response brother.. Much Much Apreciate it.
 

TadDavis

Rookie
ah. Or i can sand off the grommet it self a little bit to get them in , what you think?? And also WRG710800 grommets also "look" the same.. have you every experimented on that?

thanks for the quick response brother.. Much Much Apreciate it.
No problem, Chet. I don't think that sanding the grommets will work; you're more likely to damage them than get them to fit. I have not tried the WRG710800 grommets.
 

chet

New User
No problem, Chet. I don't think that sanding the grommets will work; you're more likely to damage them than get them to fit. I have not tried the WRG710800 grommets.
ok. so whats the secret to expand the holes in the frame ? you used drill bit or any other special tool ?
 

TadDavis

Rookie
ok. so whats the secret to expand the holes in the frame ? you used drill bit or any other special tool ?
No secret, just use a grommet grinder to carefully enlarge the hole until you can get the grommet to fit. If you don't have access to one, I'd recommend just bringing your racquet to a shop.
 

chet

New User
No secret, just use a grommet grinder to carefully enlarge the hole until you can get the grommet to fit. If you don't have access to one, I'd recommend just bringing your racquet to a shop.

Cool, i just ordered a set of grommet and needle file tool to expand the holes in the frame.. Lets see how it pans out. About how many holes needed to be expanded do you remember ? are they on the top or side area ?
Thanks.
 

TadDavis

Rookie
Cool, i just ordered a set of grommet and needle file tool to expand the holes in the frame.. Lets see how it pans out. About how many holes needed to be expanded do you remember ? are they on the top or side area ?
Thanks.
I don't recall exactly, but I think it was 6-8 holes around 2, 5, 7 and 10 o'clock.
 

penguin

Semi-Pro
True and they won't work

EDIT: But it is the 6.1 ProStaff that is 16x19
Why do people come here to talk such nonsense? The pro staff classic 6.1 is 16x18 . 6.1 was added to the name later but it is absurd that nearly 30 years later people are still conflating classic to mean a frame related to the ps85 (correct term is original or 6.0).

I have some pro staff classics and the blx 6.1 grommets fit fine. The only thing you have to make sure is they don't give you grommets for a later generation 6.1 with "parallel drilling"
 

chet

New User
Why do people come here to talk such nonsense? The pro staff classic 6.1 is 16x18 . 6.1 was added to the name later but it is absurd that nearly 30 years later people are still conflating classic to mean a frame related to the ps85 (correct term is original or 6.0).

I have some pro staff classics and the blx 6.1 grommets fit fine. The only thing you have to make sure is they don't give you grommets for a later generation 6.1 with "parallel drilling"
Hi Penguin,
Do you have the part number/stock number by any chance ? and I what do you mean by "parellel drilling " ? Does it mean that when you lay ALL the grommet in a straight light, the holes are all looking up 90 degrees to the ceiling ?

this guy in Georgia wanted 50 buks for each grommets (the original part) !!!!
 

chet

New User
I don't recall exactly, but I think it was 6-8 holes around 2, 5, 7 and 10 o'clock.
ok that's fine.. I will watch for those specific holes.
Thanks much...

I am so happy that i have found good people like you all sharing the knowledge, as i have been using these frames for a while and i JUST can't get adapted to the newer frames.

thanks much!!
 

penguin

Semi-Pro
aren't they still sold new? I got some new about a year ago but I don't think I have the part number. as long as they are for blx you are fine I think.


Hi Penguin,
Do you have the part number/stock number by any chance ? and I what do you mean by "parellel drilling " ? Does it mean that when you lay ALL the grommet in a straight light, the holes are all looking up 90 degrees to the ceiling ?

this guy in Georgia wanted 50 buks for each grommets (the original part) !!!!
re
 

chet

New User
aren't they still sold new? I got some new about a year ago but I don't think I have the part number. as long as they are for blx you are fine I think.



re
Penguin,
are you referring if the racquet are sold as new or the grommets ??
the ps classic 6.1 that i have are over 20 years old and the grommets are not made anymore for this racquet (original part number Z7126 ) ... but only grommet which supposedly fits is WRG710500 with little bit of modification i.e. few hole expansion on the frame since the grommets are slightly bigger. At least that is what i found out from Taddavis's post.; which I am confident that he knows what he is talking about. i will be getting the WRG710500 today along with needle size filing tool.. so I will post some pictures after all said and done.
 

penguin

Semi-Pro
the grommets, as the psc6.1 16x18 has obviously been discontinued for decades
Penguin,
are you referring if the racquet are sold as new or the grommets ??
the ps classic 6.1 that i have are over 20 years old and the grommets are not made anymore for this racquet (original part number Z7126 ) ... but only grommet which supposedly fits is WRG710500 with little bit of modification i.e. few hole expansion on the frame since the grommets are slightly bigger. At least that is what i found out from Taddavis's post.; which I am confident that he knows what he is talking about. i will be getting the WRG710500 today along with needle size filing tool.. so I will post some pictures after all said and done.
 

chet

New User
I installed the WRG710500 grommets into my Pro Staff Classic. The grommet strips don't have to be modified, but you will need a grommet grinder to enlarge a few holes on the frame in order to get them in.
TadDavis - Big Big Big Thank you for assisting me on this so called 'project' .. WRG710500 fits PERFECTLY!!!! I just finished installing this on the Pro Staff Classic 6.1 - mid plus 95 sq in. racquet. I was afraid to use the needle file to enlarge the holes in the frame itself, so instead, I just used 800 grit sandpaper and lightly sanded Holes # 5 and #9 from the center, on the head grommet and Hole #6 and #8 from the side grommet (counting from the bottom to top). It was tedious but I took my time so that the grommets didnt get damaged I also put little bit of oil on these and it slided as normal grommet with a snug fit... If anyone needs help on it ; please inbox me or post on this thread...
Thanks once again for everyone's input on this.
 

TadDavis

Rookie
TadDavis - Big Big Big Thank you for assisting me on this so called 'project' .. WRG710500 fits PERFECTLY!!!! I just finished installing this on the Pro Staff Classic 6.1 - mid plus 95 sq in. racquet. I was afraid to use the needle file to enlarge the holes in the frame itself, so instead, I just used 800 grit sandpaper and lightly sanded Holes # 5 and #9 from the center, on the head grommet and Hole #6 and #8 from the side grommet (counting from the bottom to top). It was tedious but I took my time so that the grommets didnt get damaged I also put little bit of oil on these and it slided as normal grommet with a snug fit... If anyone needs help on it ; please inbox me or post on this thread...
Thanks once again for everyone's input on this.
No problem, Chet. Glad it worked for you. Sandpaper is a great idea if you don't have a set of grommet grinders.
 
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