***Wilson Pro Staff 6.1 95 Club***

Arti

Professional
All 6.1 95 users feel free to contribute pictures and comments about your frames. Include anything you wish including model, amount of racquets, favorite model, strings and tension used in the racquet, etc!
 
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macattack

Professional
I actually started a thread in the Classic Racquet Forum for the PSC 6.1 95 in particular. I know this one is about all 6.1 95s (much more inclusive) so I'll share my post here. If mods want to combine the threads I certainly wouldn't mind. Love the 6.1 95!

Here's my thread over there: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/the-pro-staff-classic-6-1-mutual-appreciation-club.569795/

And my post below:

Though there are some threads with bits of info here and there, I was surprised that there was no club for this classic stick. My all-time favorite and one that I've been playing off and on since the early 90s.

Here is the info I've gathered searching across different threads here on TT. I play the 16x18 so I've mostly stuck to that. Anyone who has specs or thoughts on the 18x20 version, which I believe is a bit more flexy, feel free to add!

None this is my original info. I gathered if from other threads and other posters, but I thought I'd collect it all here along with some pictures of my collection of PSCs. Please post yours as well!

Here are the general specs for the 16x18 version.

Head Size: 95 sq. in.
Strung Weight: 12.6oz / 357g
Balance: 11pts Head Light
Swingweight: 326
Stiffness: 72
Beam Width: 21 mm Straight Beam

Here's the old TW page: https://web.archive.org/web/20030402055330/http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCWILSON-61.html

The line was launched in '90 or '91 (a little help?) as the "Pro Staff Classic" then "Pro Staff Classic 6.1 si" and finally the "Pro Staff Classic 6.1."

There were four versions. The first three, from my experience, played pretty much exactly the same and had the exact same specs. The fourth version, which I've played but never owned, didn't feel quite as solid. My understanding is that there wasn't any foam in the shaft of that version, but I cannot confirm that.

First gen: Pro Staff Classic. White butt cap with fairway leather grip stock. 95 sq.in written in the hoop. And made in Taiwan. (farthest to the right on the picture below)

Second gen: Pro Staff Classic 6.1 si. White buttcap, with aircushioned grip stock. 95 sq.in written in the hoop. And made in China. (Second from the right in the picture below)

Third gen: Pro Staff Classic 6.1. White buttcap with aircushioned grip stock. 95 sq.in written in the hoop. And made in China. (The other four from the left)

Fourth gen: Pro Staff Classic 6.1. Black buttcap with aircushioned grip stock. Midplus written in the hoop. Made in China. (Not pictured)








 

Arti

Professional
I actually started a thread in the Classic Racquet Forum for the PSC 6.1 95 in particular. I know this one is about all 6.1 95s (much more inclusive) so I'll share my post here. If mods want to combine the threads I certainly wouldn't mind. Love the 6.1 95!

Here's my thread over there: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/the-pro-staff-classic-6-1-mutual-appreciation-club.569795/

And my post below:

Though there are some threads with bits of info here and there, I was surprised that there was no club for this classic stick. My all-time favorite and one that I've been playing off and on since the early 90s.

Here is the info I've gathered searching across different threads here on TT. I play the 16x18 so I've mostly stuck to that. Anyone who has specs or thoughts on the 18x20 version, which I believe is a bit more flexy, feel free to add!

None this is my original info. I gathered if from other threads and other posters, but I thought I'd collect it all here along with some pictures of my collection of PSCs. Please post yours as well!

Here are the general specs for the 16x18 version.

Head Size: 95 sq. in.
Strung Weight: 12.6oz / 357g
Balance: 11pts Head Light
Swingweight: 326
Stiffness: 72
Beam Width: 21 mm Straight Beam

Here's the old TW page: https://web.archive.org/web/20030402055330/http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCWILSON-61.html

The line was launched in '90 or '91 (a little help?) as the "Pro Staff Classic" then "Pro Staff Classic 6.1 si" and finally the "Pro Staff Classic 6.1."

There were four versions. The first three, from my experience, played pretty much exactly the same and had the exact same specs. The fourth version, which I've played but never owned, didn't feel quite as solid. My understanding is that there wasn't any foam in the shaft of that version, but I cannot confirm that.

First gen: Pro Staff Classic. White butt cap with fairway leather grip stock. 95 sq.in written in the hoop. And made in Taiwan. (farthest to the right on the picture below)

Second gen: Pro Staff Classic 6.1 si. White buttcap, with aircushioned grip stock. 95 sq.in written in the hoop. And made in China. (Second from the right in the picture below)

Third gen: Pro Staff Classic 6.1. White buttcap with aircushioned grip stock. 95 sq.in written in the hoop. And made in China. (The other four from the left)

Fourth gen: Pro Staff Classic 6.1. Black buttcap with aircushioned grip stock. Midplus written in the hoop. Made in China. (Not pictured)








I'm so jealous. Oh my god that is so many classics in one place I think I'm crying tears of happiness.
 

macattack

Professional
I'm so jealous. Oh my god that is so many classics in one place I think I'm crying tears of happiness.
Thank you! I pick them up whenever I see one used. Got some really good deals in used bins at tennis shops. The last three I bought, including the original Pro Staff Classic, I found in the basement of this old stringer here in D.C. He has two rooms down there like this and he lets me rummage around every once in a while.

 

macattack

Professional
How many old gems did you find in there? lol
A ton. I only bought the 3 PSCs and an MG Prestige Pro because I've heard good things. But there were two Fischer Vacuum Pros in there, a handful of PS85s (St. Vincent and otherwise), and a few old POGs in mid and OS. Super cool stuff and he loves to trade.
 

macattack

Professional
  1. BLX is heavier
  2. Shock absorbing material in the frame
  3. Increased sweet spot, due to parallel drilling
Good stuff. I'll have to hit one sometime soon. Are you sure the BLX is heavier? Looks like 12.2 versus 12.6 on the PSC. Specs look great, though. A bit flexier than the 16x18. That could be cool!
 

macattack

Professional
Anybody on this board use a 5/8 grip? I have a PSC 6.1 in that size (too large for me) that I'll send out to someone in the CONUS for free. Hope that's ok to post here. I'm not selling it, just want to spread the PSC wealth to someone who'll go out and hit with it. I'm posting this over in my PSC 6.1 thread in the Classic Racquet Forum as well.

Edit: Claimed
 
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moon shot

Hall of Fame
Anybody on this board use a 5/8 grip? I have a PSC 6.1 in that size (too large for me) that I'll send out to someone in the CONUS for free. Hope that's ok to post here. I'm not selling it, just want to spread the PSC wealth to someone who'll go out and hit with it. I'm posting this over in my PSC 6.1 thread in the Classic Racquet Forum as well.
I have a stretch classic in 5/8 that I don't want to use regularly for fear of adjusting to serving with a 28", I'd love a 27 in the stable.
 

Arti

Professional
How many players on tour are currently using the classic and hyper carbon variants? Most are using the classic for example deal potro and a few doubles players. But what is under the paint of Rosol and kolschreibers frames?
 

macattack

Professional
How many players on tour are currently using the classic and hyper carbon variants? Most are using the classic for example deal potro and a few doubles players. But what is under the paint of Rosol and kolschreibers frames?
Good question. If anyone knows I'd be interested as well. You the pro stock 6.1s occasionally on the 'bay with K Factor paint and "classic" printed in the throat. I guess you could look for the PWS as well as other markers.

DelPo did, indeed, used a PSC 6.1 under various paint. He has some new sticks now and someone on here reported that DelPo didn't know what was under the paint, but that it felt a lot like his old 6.1s.

I'm pretty positive Rosol uses the 6.1 mold, but I'm not sure if it is specifically the classic or hyper carbon. Kohlschreiber uses an H22 as far as I know.
 

Arti

Professional
Good question. If anyone knows I'd be interested as well. You the pro stock 6.1s occasionally on the 'bay with K Factor paint and "classic" printed in the throat. I guess you could look for the PWS as well as other markers.

DelPo did, indeed, used a PSC 6.1 under various paint. He has some new sticks now and someone on here reported that DelPo didn't know what was under the paint, but that it felt a lot like his old 6.1s.

I'm pretty positive Rosol uses the 6.1 mold, but I'm not sure if it is specifically the classic or hyper carbon. Kohlschreiber uses an H22 as far as I know.
Kolschreiber used a blade pj for a while but it actually had PWS on it because it was a six.one mold:
 

macattack

Professional
Well look at that. I swore his blade was an H22, but looking up photos it does appear he had the PWS on the blades too. Good eye, man.
 

macattack

Professional
Shapovalov, Mahut, Bautista Agut, Pospisil
Now here is a question I don't have an answer to. Is the pro stock 6.1 just one mold with wright, layup, flex and balance options? Or can these guys be paint jobbing the Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 or the PSC or some other specific 6.1 model?

I have a pro stock 6.1 and I honestly have no idea what under the blackout. All the specs, including 71 stiffness rating, are spot on for the PSC, though.
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
Also, no PWS on the Mahut frame. That's either an H22 or H19. You see a lot of those in the Steam paint job.

Right you are, I was thrown off by his previous six one ninety five, I just figured nobody is gonna switch to a steam or burn so it couldn't be those. I hadn't noticed his six one was a pj as well.

 

Arti

Professional
Now here is a question I don't have an answer to. Is the pro stock 6.1 just one mold with wright, layup, flex and balance options? Or can these guys be paint jobbing the Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 or the PSC or some other specific 6.1 model?

I have a pro stock 6.1 and I honestly have no idea what under the blackout. All the specs, including 71 stiffness rating, are spot on for the PSC, though.
I knew a college player who had a six.one 95 kfactor weighted up and balanced to be much less headlight than stock. He didn't care what the weighting was, just as long as it felt heavier and more solid until it was to his liking. I'm assuming most of these guys don't necessarily have different layups, but considering the fact that a lot of pro staff 6.1 players are doubles specialists I would say that their balance is pretty headlight and close to a retail PSC or HPS. The singles players using the 6.1 mold are probably doing what the college player did and weighing it up to be less head light and more plow through-y
 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
All 6.1 95 users feel free to contribute pictures and comments about your frames. Include anything you wish including model, amount of racquets, favorite model, strings and tension used in the racquet, etc!
Any idea what tournaments Edberg actually played with the 6.1? It always looks more Original boxy than Classic taper to me.

 

Arti

Professional
Any idea what tournaments Edberg actually played with the 6.1? It always looks more Original boxy than Classic taper to me.

It was always the 6.0 85. He only changed to a 90 in his seniors career and now recently is swinging the SE97
 

gino

Hall of Fame
I actually started a thread in the Classic Racquet Forum for the PSC 6.1 95 in particular. I know this one is about all 6.1 95s (much more inclusive) so I'll share my post here. If mods want to combine the threads I certainly wouldn't mind. Love the 6.1 95!

Here's my thread over there: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/the-pro-staff-classic-6-1-mutual-appreciation-club.569795/

And my post below:

Though there are some threads with bits of info here and there, I was surprised that there was no club for this classic stick. My all-time favorite and one that I've been playing off and on since the early 90s.

Here is the info I've gathered searching across different threads here on TT. I play the 16x18 so I've mostly stuck to that. Anyone who has specs or thoughts on the 18x20 version, which I believe is a bit more flexy, feel free to add!

None this is my original info. I gathered if from other threads and other posters, but I thought I'd collect it all here along with some pictures of my collection of PSCs. Please post yours as well!

Here are the general specs for the 16x18 version.

Head Size: 95 sq. in.
Strung Weight: 12.6oz / 357g
Balance: 11pts Head Light
Swingweight: 326
Stiffness: 72
Beam Width: 21 mm Straight Beam

Here's the old TW page: https://web.archive.org/web/20030402055330/http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCWILSON-61.html

The line was launched in '90 or '91 (a little help?) as the "Pro Staff Classic" then "Pro Staff Classic 6.1 si" and finally the "Pro Staff Classic 6.1."

There were four versions. The first three, from my experience, played pretty much exactly the same and had the exact same specs. The fourth version, which I've played but never owned, didn't feel quite as solid. My understanding is that there wasn't any foam in the shaft of that version, but I cannot confirm that.

First gen: Pro Staff Classic. White butt cap with fairway leather grip stock. 95 sq.in written in the hoop. And made in Taiwan. (farthest to the right on the picture below)

Second gen: Pro Staff Classic 6.1 si. White buttcap, with aircushioned grip stock. 95 sq.in written in the hoop. And made in China. (Second from the right in the picture below)

Third gen: Pro Staff Classic 6.1. White buttcap with aircushioned grip stock. 95 sq.in written in the hoop. And made in China. (The other four from the left)

Fourth gen: Pro Staff Classic 6.1. Black buttcap with aircushioned grip stock. Midplus written in the hoop. Made in China. (Not pictured)








@macattack you warmed my heart with this dude
 

gino

Hall of Fame
People forget the 6.1 was a viable and popular frame for elite juniors not too long ago.

Chase Buchanan won Kalamazoo with a stock K6.1:



 

moon shot

Hall of Fame
Oh s**t, Denis uses a 6.1? Looked like a regular PS97 from afar.........
I saw it in a thread on the pro gear section, and it does look to be correct.

The shape of the end of the headguard is a giveaway to me. It is U instead of V. The throat, and if the lighting is right the lack of a flat face to the beam as well.

I could be quite wrong about this but Dimitrov for a time, Suarez-Navarro, and Kokkinakis are the only pros I've heard of aside from Federer actually using something new. Otherwise I assume they are still with whatever they had before the new paint arrived.
 
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gino

Hall of Fame
The shape of the end of the headguard is a giveaway to me. It is U instead of V. The throat, and if the lighting is right the lack of a flat face to the beam as well.
So awesome. I can't believe a young guy like DS is getting a PJ of a 6.1......

The throat is a giveaway for sure. I can see the same think with Kohlly:

 

KaiserW

Hall of Fame
Anyone ever use the Pro Staff Classic 4.2? Same exact stick as 6.1 Classic except stiffer and .2 oz lighter. To me this was a gem. Even though the stiffness rating was 74 I believe it is pretty comfy.
 
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