Wilson Pro Staff History

#1
What is the history of the Wilson Pro Staff?

I'm interested in the line of succession for the flag ship models only (i.e. top model, not variations using the Pro Staff name)

First came the... then.. etc.

I know right now we're at the K90. Before that, the n90.. so on and so on..

Can some of you Wilson Pro Staff fans out there help out a little..? thanks!
 
#5
As far as I know. There was also a Chris Evert Pro Staff just before wood became obsolete.
I recently find a pic of Billie Jean King played with a wood frame in 1970 Wimbledon, which looks quite like Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff, however, as I know, it should be produced in circa 1976, John McEnroe played with it in 1977 or earlier, but 1970 is really too early, right? thanks!
 
#6
I recently find a pic of Billie Jean King played with a wood frame in 1970 Wimbledon, which looks quite like Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff, however, as I know, it should be produced in circa 1976, John McEnroe played with it in 1977 or earlier, but 1970 is really too early, right? thanks!
I believe the Jack Kramer Pro Staff cake out in 1970
 
#9
In 1976 McEnroe was still in the Juniors. There other players using the JKPS such as a young Bjorn Borg in the early 1970’s before switching to Slazenger.
Always respect you as one of few rackets experts here, would you please help me?
As Wikipedia said, the first graphite frame of Chris Evert was Wilson Jack Kramer Staff Midsize between Wilson Chris Evert Pro Staff and Wilson PS 6.0 85, but I could not find any pic as proof, do you know more? or it was just a rumor from Wiki? thanks!
 
#10
Always respect you as one of few rackets experts here, would you please help me?
As Wikipedia said, the first graphite frame of Chris Evert was Wilson Jack Kramer Staff Midsize between Wilson Chris Evert Pro Staff and Wilson PS 6.0 85, but I could not find any pic as proof, do you know more? or it was just a rumor from Wiki? thanks!
Chris Evert switched to the Pro Staff Midsize in 1984 and that was the first Graphite racquet she used. Before that in 1983 she was using the Chris Evert Pro Staff a standard head size wood racquet. Chris never used the Jack Kramer Staff and the Jack Kramer Staff came out after the Pro Sraff Midsize in 1986. The person that posted on wiki is wrong.
 
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#11
Chris Evert switched to the Pro Staff Midsize in 1984 and that was the first Graphite racquet she used. Before that in 1983 she was using the Chris Evert Pro Staff and standard head size wood racquet. Chris never used the Jack Kramer Staff and the Jack Kramer Staff Midsize and the Jack Kramer Staff came out in after the Pro Sraff Midsize in 1986. The person that posted on wiki is wrong.
great, thanks!
 
#23
This brings back some memories. Played with the wooden pro staffs in the 10’s,12’s. Went on to play with the Donnay wooden frames for a bit then metal Head Edge and then graphite Head Edge. Went to college at 17 playing with Head TXP’s 18x20 93”.
 
#26
Thanks, laid that frame on top of some 93” frames like Head Rev and it looks exactly the same. If you think specs are off with frames today go back 35 yrs and check them out.
I gave mine to a racquet collector. Saw one on **** for sale for $274. Whoops.
The TXP is smaller than the Prestige Rev Pro. I still have my TXP. I don’t need to go back 35 years. I still own them. I have Max200G, Graphite Edge, wood raceuets from different companies.
 
#27
The TXP is smaller than the Prestige Rev Pro. I still have my TXP. I don’t need to go back 35 years. I still own them. I have Max200G, Graphite Edge, wood raceuets from different companies.
Wasn’t suggesting time travel. Just saying there isn’t much difference between 89.5” and 93” with those frames. Guessing off the top of my head that it was around 93”. I have laid many of my Wilson 95” frames on the 97” and there isn’t much difference. Just laid a Wilson 6.1 95” on top of a Wilson Pro Staff 97 and there is no visible difference.
 
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