Pete Sampras should have asked me what racquet to use.
Back in the late 1990s, I was using the Prostaff 6.0 85 and 95.
Back then I sent Pete a message through a fan site saying that he should use the 95 for the French Open and the 85 for the other majors. I joked to people about sending the message - because telling Sampras wht racquet to use seemed comical.
Then in 2008 I saw an interview of Sampras and he said: "I wish I had used a bigger racquet for the French Open".
So a few years ago I switched from the Prostaff 95 to a Babolat.
Now Pistol Pete is copying me again!!!
Posted by X
09/03/2010 at 03:54 PM
Babolat and poly strings are like red lightsabers. They're associated with the Dark Side.
Posted by Killerc
09/03/2010 at 04:55 PM
I used babalot for a couple years but, felt the net stability with my aero drive was poor.. I gave other lines of babi a try but wasn't impressed. I wanted something new and nothing too exotic, I decided to try wilson! switched to the wilson ksix 95' enjoyed it since.. I do use the babalot strings tho! i believe their co-polys are the best in the game! Pro-hurricane Tour enables a lot power/durability and seems nice on my arm. (I string 60lbs) My game is the S/V type tho. I donno if I am gonna follow pete tho and switch back' Him using rpm is interesting tho! from what i've heard about rpm is that it plays alot like the pht, maybe a little more spin but less power and string life/durability fluctuates compared to pht. Im sure pete can have his sticks strung whenever so the durability thing probably doesn't bother em. Maybe he likes the kick on his serve a little more with RPM?
Posted by steve137
09/04/2010 at 04:32 AM
Next thing he will hit is back hand double handed and started serving left handed! Another Jedi turned to the dark side.
Posted by mateo
09/04/2010 at 06:59 AM
Wonder if Wilson will continue to sell the Pete Sampras model!
Posted by Mafiana Rigatoni
09/04/2010 at 02:50 PM
The biggest question about Sampras:
After he serves the ball does he still run in toward the net even using more of a baseline racquet?
Posted by George Zipp
09/04/2010 at 02:52 PM
This just in -
Pete Sampras is returning to his old 2-handed backhand.
Posted by Calvin Tech
09/04/2010 at 02:57 PM
I never heard the story of Pete Sampras switching from his 2-handed backhand to a 1-hander.
Does anyone here know the story?
Posted by Ty
09/06/2010 at 01:10 AM
I just put in a full set of RPM Blast at 59 lbs and I am not digging it so much. It does not seem to have the same pop as my usual Kirshbaum Spiky Shark.
Posted by jmt
01/15/2011 at 06:05 PM
not impressed with rpm blast.found gs's snakebite 17g. alot better @5lbs less for power and incredible topspin