THE MIGHTY PRO STAFF 90 THREAD

THE BEST RACQUET EVER?


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Stringerboy

New User
I got my hands on the Hyper Pro Staff Tour a couple of months ago and today I have gotten two near mint K Six One Tours. Like playing tennis with a club :D
 

asifallasleep

Hall of Fame
Ok so I am back to this stick. Makes me wonder why i switched to my beloved RF97. Gheez this thing is sublime. I think frames 95 and below allows one to play "natural" tennis, while bigger frames make us work against ourselves, still able to get good results but we work against ourselves.
 

WarrenMP

Professional
I am scared to bring out my BLX 90; I will end up switching back. I play with the Prince Phantom Pro 93P 18x20. I tell myself that I don't play with the BLX 90 for a reason.
 

asifallasleep

Hall of Fame
I am back to believing that the 90 can still compete in the modern game against the bigger modern sticks. Anyone on tour using a 95 could easily use a 90 IMO. I think everyone bought into the bigger is better and the younger guys that's all they ever played with. All these guys use a 95 and could easily use a 90:

Novak Djokovic
Daniil Medvedev
Denis Shapovalov
Stan Wawrinka
Dan Evans
Andy Murray
Aslan Karatsev
Alexei Popyrin
Marcos Giron
Marin Cilic
Philip Kohlschreiber
Reilly Opelka
Roberto Bautista Agut
Leonardo Mayer
Thomaz Bellucci
Lukas Rosol
Dušan Lajović
Bruno Soares
Horia Tecau
Taylor Fritz
Koepfer
Ivashka
Diego Schwartzman
Garin
Hanfmann
Dusan Lajovic
Kyle Edmund
 

taylor15

Hall of Fame
Ok so I am back to this stick. Makes me wonder why i switched to my beloved RF97. Gheez this thing is sublime. I think frames 95 and below allows one to play "natural" tennis, while bigger frames make us work against ourselves, still able to get good results but we work against ourselves.
So you have left behind the H19?
 

slipgrip93

Semi-Pro
I have a 2010 youtek IG prestige MP (98) from about 8 years ago from the tennis warehouse resale page then. It seems barely used, but I never really used it because it felt "strange" compared to my regular wilson use, and has that weird "whistling" sound on swing. I'm considering giving to a relative this holiday season. Is it still considered a classic prestige racquet as a MP and not a midsize?
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
I have a 2010 youtek IG prestige MP (98) from about 8 years ago from the tennis warehouse resale page then. It seems barely used, but I never really used it because it felt "strange" compared to my regular wilson use, and has that weird "whistling" sound on swing. I'm considering giving to a relative this holiday season. Is it still considered a classic prestige racquet as a MP and not a midsize?
Prestiges are supposed to whistle!

J
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I have a 2010 youtek IG prestige MP (98) from about 8 years ago from the tennis warehouse resale page then. It seems barely used, but I never really used it because it felt "strange" compared to my regular wilson use, and has that weird "whistling" sound on swing. I'm considering giving to a relative this holiday season. Is it still considered a classic prestige racquet as a MP and not a midsize?
Yes, it's a great racquet. It will make a very nice gift.
 

slipgrip93

Semi-Pro
Thanks guys. Glad to hear the racquet 'sounds' authentic with its 'whistling' quirk. My relative has a son in grade school, so I'm also sending them a junior walmart wilson racquet I restrung. And no racquet in their home, so I hope to preempt with gifting a decent racquet before pickleball infects them haha. (and shouldn't every home have a racquet even for casual playing families with growing kids?)
 
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Antónis

Professional
I have a 2010 youtek IG prestige MP (98) from about 8 years ago from the tennis warehouse resale page then. It seems barely used, but I never really used it because it felt "strange" compared to my regular wilson use, and has that weird "whistling" sound on swing. I'm considering giving to a relative this holiday season. Is it still considered a classic prestige racquet as a MP and not a midsize?
What do you mean by whistle? When you swing or when you hit the ball?
Sorry, but they are not supposed to have whistle sounds, unless you mean the sound from swing it fast through the air. Thin beam racquets make a sound while swinging.
Your 90 should do that. But that's all…
Prince with O'ports whistle for obvious reasons.
Babolats have a kind of metallic sound to them while hitting a ball, kind of a whistle, specially with no damper.
But Prestiges would be a first for me
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
What do you mean by whistle? When you swing or when you hit the ball?
Sorry, but they are not supposed to have whistle sounds, unless you mean the sound from swing it fast through the air. Thin beam racquets make a sound while swinging.
Your 90 should do that. But that's all…
Prince with O'ports whistle for obvious reasons.
Babolats have a kind of metallic sound to them while hitting a ball, kind of a whistle, specially with no damper.
But Prestiges would be a first for me
Prestiges whistle up until graphene.

J
 

Antónis

Professional
I'll try to find "that" whistle you mean once (if) I get my hands on an proper MP
Deftly those mid's don't do that.
Pieces of crap, probably...
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I'll try to find "that" whistle you mean once (if) I get my hands on an proper MP
Deftly those mid's don't do that.
Pieces of crap, probably...
What they are referring to is the sound the racquet makes when you swing it fast enough through the air. I would call it a "whooshing" sound. Kind of like a "lightsaber" in Star Wars when they move it around.

Most racquets will make that sound if you swing them hard enough... but some make a louder noise than others.

At least that's how I interpret it.
 

Antónis

Professional
What they are referring to is the sound the racquet makes when you swing it fast enough through the air. I would call it a "whooshing" sound. Kind of like a "lightsaber" in Star Wars when they move it around.

Most racquets will make that sound if you swing them hard enough... but some make a louder noise than others.

At least that's how I interpret it.
Yes, that's what I though too. Depends on how fast a player swings.

My Pro Staffs don't make that noise, at least that I'm aware. Probably I don't have that much of a fast swing…

O'Port Princes whistle very loud, those bother me a lot.

Something very annoying are dampers with a whistle, I used to play with a guy who had one of those, and that thing got me a bit nervous at times
 
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