Wilson PS85 discussion thread...

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by VGP, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Moses85

    Moses85 New User

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    Bought two new ones in mint condition. Never used, plastic on handle, made in st. Vincent sticker on buttcap. Code is BSQ on both raquets. Has a "Fitted with a Fairway Grip" and a raquet instruction paper
    with Chris Evert? picture hanging on the raquet. There seems to be some red color underneath paintjob.
    What can you tell me about these ones?

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  2. racquetfreak

    racquetfreak Semi-Pro

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    JACKPOT! BSQ very rare find. if you choose to, don't sell for <$750 each. they are from the lot that sampras would most likely have selected his rackets.
     
  3. Moses85

    Moses85 New User

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    I paid 175 $ each. Bought them from a former collage player who played in the late 80s. Was sponsored and had 2 unused left.
    I plan to play with them, or one of them at least
     
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  4. Moses85

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    I saw a few online listed for 1200-1800$. Are collectors paying that or are the sellers living in fantasy land?
     
  5. re_ipsa

    re_ipsa Rookie

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    This is something! Better keep it as is rather than converting it to "used". In my opinion the racket is really hard to master

    Sent from my ASUS_T00J using Tapatalk
     
  6. Moses85

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    Strung one of them with gut/poly hybrid at 55lbs, put a tournagrip on and racketsaver tape on the bumperguard. Best racket i ever played with.

    Heavy, solid, powerful, comfortable and easy to swing. I really enjoy the feeling of this racket when I'm hitting the ball. Excellent on all the shots and all areas of the court.

    Finding the sweetspot consistently on the forehand was troublesome at first, one handed backhand came naturally.
    Now after playing with it for 6 hours i have no complaints.

    Everything that I want in a racket I have now found, so no doubt this will be my main stick from now on.
     
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  7. open court

    open court New User

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    Thank you for the very informative thread. Would be nice to hear your experiences of weight customisation to this frame. I have two Chinese versions and cannot get rid of these. Have tried multiple other frames but always come back to PS85. Also because I get easily shoulder pain with modern frames with poly.

    Some weeks ago I added lead to 3 and 9, and weight also to handle to keep the balance point as it was. It felt good and more stable off course. Next, just for curiosity I added lead more to get similar specs than Sampras had (followed Greg Raven's page): 16g to 3 and 9, rest to handle. As an end result, strung weight is 384 and balance point 32.1cm. Now after playing two tours with this, I have mixed feelings. With the added weight, serving is even more easy. However, rallies in slow courts are more difficult, at least with opponents playing modern game with lots off top spin. Maybe there is too much power now, or I can't generate as much top spin than before. In hard fast courts I have no major problems, but feel that need more time to recover to the next match. I will probably go back to the "factory settings", but still feeling that the serving is easier with added lead. Do you guys have any experience of added lead? In general, are you able to compete in slow courts with this frame?
     

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