Puma Super V Winner

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by roundiesee, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. roundiesee

    roundiesee Hall of Fame

    Feb 20, 2004
    Hi all Puma experts! Just wanted to ask-
    If you could only get one of the above, which one will it be (to play with, not keep as a relic, :) )
    I've heard that the Winner plays better, but it is supposed to weigh in at 380g, as compared to a manageable 360g for the Super.
    Thanks in advance, :)
  2. Hannah19

    Hannah19 Professional

    Mar 13, 2009
    the Netherlands
    What about the Pro..??
    I'm could be wrong but with the added kevlar it might just be a bit stiffer and more precise.
  3. Matt G

    Matt G Rookie

    Mar 2, 2013
    My winner only weighs in at 355g.

    Tried it with old (possibly original) strings and it was magic.

    I'm going to string it up with a full bed of multi @ 60lb or maybe even a full bed of poly at 50lb

    Not too sure but felt awesome
  4. michael valek

    michael valek Semi-Pro

    Apr 21, 2004
    for me, the super. its an evolution of the winner, and is crisper to play with as well as look at. beautiful things.
  5. latershow

    latershow New User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Sydney, AUS
    I've owned and played extensively with both. Winner has more fiberglass and has a much nicer lush feel, an absolute pleasure to play with, reminiscint of my beloved Fischer Vacuum Pro 90.

    Super had a much heavier swingweight than the Winner, at least for me. It swung too heavy for me, so I sold it. My Super weighed 390g for some reason, while my Winner was closer to 350g. I know that Dino Lagaffe has measured both and had opposite findings in regard to weight. The Super definitely packed more power by a long way.

    The racquet has two big flaws, however. Firstly, it is tip dead. The top half of the upper hoop will jar your arm if you are used to striking the ball north of the border. Lead will possibly fix this, though I havent tried yet. Secondly, the racquet twists in your hand quite easily, if you play with a closed racquet face and western grip. I attribute this to the neck being quite narrow. People have said this of the Prince Mono that Connors used, and I think the same logic applies here.

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