Wilson Pro Staff 110 (Largehead)

Bud

Bionic Poster
Thread dedicated to the inimitable Wilson Pro Staff 110... a.k.a. the Largehead Pro Staff


Check this out... a Chicago PS 110 in pristine condition!

Weight: 12.6 oz.
Balance: 6 pts. HL











 
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yuth

Rookie
Awesome Bud, I am real prostaff fans...........It looks really nice rac..........Would you pls describe how dose it play?
 

goldenyama

Professional
I have a St Vincent Largehead and it is a hell of a racquet - I love returning fast flat balls with it on my backhand side (punchy two-hander) but I struggle to keep my forehands in as the swingweight is pretty high. I found some good weight on my serves and volleys were magic. A great racquet if you can prepare early on your groundies.
 

Bengt

Semi-Pro
Does anyone know where one with a code of HWO was made? Also, are the little leather pads available or do you have to make them yourself? Thx
 

jimbo333

Hall of Fame
Does anyone know where one with a code of HWO was made? Also, are the little leather pads available or do you have to make them yourself? Thx
It is probably HWQ and not HWO!

Have a really good look, it's probaly a Q. If it is HWQ then it is made in St Vincent as far as I'm aware.

And you have to make the little leather pads yourself:)
 

Bengt

Semi-Pro
It is probably HWQ and not HWO!

Have a really good look, it's probaly a Q. If it is HWQ then it is made in St Vincent as far as I'm aware.

And you have to make the little leather pads yourself:)
Yeah, the bottom portion of what looks like an 'O' is worn so it could very well be a 'Q'.

I know they aren't as sought after, but do the largehead St Vicents command any premium? Also, can the single grommets be replaced with new grommet strips? Thx

Edit: I found a scrape and there's red under it. I believe that means St Vincent, right?
 
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Todd6060

New User
Did this racquet ever come with a bumper guard? The ones I've seen on **** do not have one, so it concerns me I wouldn't be able to play with it for too long until it's very beat up.
 

psp2

Banned
Did this racquet ever come with a bumper guard? The ones I've seen on **** do not have one, so it concerns me I wouldn't be able to play with it for too long until it's very beat up.
Early ones were bumperless. Bumpers were added thereafter.
 

TennisDawg

Professional
I have an old Jack Kramer Staff 110 and just bought another good used one. Does anyone know what the specs are on this racquet. I quit playing with it about 15 years ago, for no other reason than I got caught up with all these new racquets. It is a St. Vincent model and I always loved playing with this racquet.
 

Leelord337

Hall of Fame
so the code gvi means it was a chicago made racquet, pre st. vincent? i actually have one in very good condition, its on the bay now, should i take it off :)
 

jimbo333

Hall of Fame
Yes GVI would be made in Chicago:)

Also can anyone please confirm that the earliest Chicago Pro Staff 85 and 110 had grey primer rather than red?

This has been dicussed before, but nobody can make their mind up on it. I'm convinced that the earliest Chicago made Pro Staff 85 and 110 had grey primer. What do others think please?
 

Bud

Bionic Poster
Yes GVI would be made in Chicago:)

Also can anyone please confirm that the earliest Chicago Pro Staff 85 and 110 had grey primer rather than red?

This has been dicussed before, but nobody can make their mind up on it. I'm convinced that the earliest Chicago made Pro Staff 85 and 110 had grey primer. What do others think please?
I don't think the one above had any imperfections that showed the primer color :)
 

Bengt

Semi-Pro
Good luck trying to clamp the final crosses using Klippermate clamps. What a pain in the butt. Although mine is a St. Vincent, fwiw, I won't be stringing that puppy again. No big deal as it's no more than a novelty.
 

psp2

Banned
Yes GVI would be made in Chicago:)

Also can anyone please confirm that the earliest Chicago Pro Staff 85 and 110 had grey primer rather than red?

This has been dicussed before, but nobody can make their mind up on it. I'm convinced that the earliest Chicago made Pro Staff 85 and 110 had grey primer. What do others think please?
Jimbo, of all the Chicago codes I've seen (GRI, GUI, GXI, GVI, GTI, GWI) I have never witnessed a grey primer... only red.
 

jimbo333

Hall of Fame
Jimbo, of all the Chicago codes I've seen (GRI, GUI, GXI, GVI, GTI, GWI) I have never witnessed a grey primer... only red.
WOW!!!

You've seen a few then:shock:

I think I've got one with grey primer, I'm going to have to have a look, and mine is probably GSI:)
 

jimbo333

Hall of Fame
Just checked and now this is actually quite interesting:)

I have a GQI which has red primer, and a GOI with grey/black primer!!!

GOI seems to be an early one and has grey/black primer, this seems to make sense. Anyone else?
 

va230815

New User
How can you tell if its a Chicago vs an early St vincent? I have an offer for a mint condition older prostaff 85, with tension recommendation at 65-70lbs, which makes me think Chicago, but also I heard that earlier St vincents still had that recommended tension. Also, the buttcap code is MGO according to him, but may very well be a Q. Are all Chicago codes starting with G? Thanks, any feedback would be appreciated as I contemplating pulling the trigger
 

psp2

Banned
How can you tell if its a Chicago vs an early St vincent? I have an offer for a mint condition older prostaff 85, with tension recommendation at 65-70lbs, which makes me think Chicago, but also I heard that earlier St vincents still had that recommended tension. Also, the buttcap code is MGO according to him, but may very well be a Q. Are all Chicago codes starting with G? Thanks, any feedback would be appreciated as I contemplating pulling the trigger
Of all the SV codes I've seen and know of, MGO (or MGQ) doesn't ring any bells. Frankly, I have never seen a SV that began with an "M".
 

PBODY99

Legend
As I recall, it came out just after the 110 Ultra, called the Cobra (I think?!?!?!). Great stick though, I'm guessing.
Wilson's COBRA is a Metal 110 that came out the same time as the Sting. Played softer than the Prince Pro, but stiffer than the Prince Classic.
 

Tar Heel Tennis

Professional
Just picked up a GUI Chicago version at pias for $9.99...looking forward to having a hit! Also picked up a yamaha yfg20 fiberglass frame for $5.99....wonder if I'll be able to tell a difference between the two! :)
 

Nicr1991

New User
Wow, I have one that used to be my dad's racket. It was the first racket I ever played with, and after a brief stint with a Head LM Radical and Pince Diablo XP in middle school and high school, now I'm using the BLX Pro Staff Tour 90 and the RF97. Once a Pro Staff user, always a Pro Staff user! That was a sweet playing racket. Unfortunately, mine isn't in nearly as good condition as that one is...man, I'd love to get my hands on another one!
 

burosky

Professional
Been looking to buy a grommet set but no one seems to have it. Does anyone know where it might be available? Is there an equivalent grommet set from another racket that I can use as replacement?
 

jxs653

Semi-Pro
Ten or so years ago I bought a set from e8ay and felt very lucky at that time to find one. Maybe other Wilson Largehead racquets share the same grommets as the ProStaff but their grommets must be no easier to find. I guess your best bet is to use individual grommets or nylon tube.
 

burosky

Professional
I thought about the individual grommets that they sell here but the problem will be the top of the frame. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

graycrait

Hall of Fame
I got one today, red primer seen through the grommet holes, no stamp in the buttcap, decent playable condition with some road rash on the hoop. Fairway grip worn but logo still easily readible. Unstrung this one weighs 12.2oz. Going to string it tomorrow with Ashaway 17g Zyex Pro. I'll put one over grip on it and call it my triplet: POG OS, Wilson Sting Largehead (grommetless) and he PS Largehead. In the hand just swinging it the Largehead feels the best.
 
It's thin. Idk the exact measurement but it would be the same as the PS 6.0 85
If it is the same as the 6.0 85 then it would be 17mm. I have one of the original Sting 110's without the bumper guard that measures 17mm. I guess the later ones did not play as well, but this is one of the best racquets I have ever used, and so easy on the arm. The butt cap has "LGT" on it, so doubt it was made in Chicago, but have no idea where.
 

graycrait

Hall of Fame
My PS Largehead (no logo on buttcap w/red primer) measures about 17.6mm at 12 o'clock and nearer 18mm at the throat. I like hitting with it so much strung fullbed Zyex 17g @ 57lbs, 13.1oz w/overgrip and dampener, I purchased another one.
 
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