I read every post in this thread. Great info for those of us looking for a new stick. It would really help me (others?) for everyone to list their NTRP rating, their style of play and what they like and dislike about their currect racquet.
I just started playing again after 22 years and have 3 Wilson Jack Kramer Staff St Vincent models (the predecessor of the 6.1 that Sampras used for the majority of his career) I am currently a 3.5 player but based on tournament results will be moving up to 4.0 in the spring. I am primarily a baseliner but do come in behind my first serve when I am serving particularly well.
I want to upgrade to a more current model that has similar play characteristics and am most likely going to buy an older brand new model (i.e. Wilson ncode Six-One vs the newer Kfactor or a liquidmetal radical instead of the new microgel)
Keep the postings to this thread going!
Fort Worth, TX