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mesagsxbkr
08-09-2004, 10:44 AM
While walking around my local Sports Authority yesterday, I noticed that they had Gamma Aircarbon Pro 6.0 Racquets on clearance for 79.99. I picked up one raquet and It had three Price tags on it. One for 259.99, on top of that one was the one for 79.99 and then on top of that was one for 17.99. I couldnt believe that they had them for that cheap, so I looked at the other raquets, and they were all priced at 79.99. I brought the Racquet up to the front and they said if the price tag said 17.99 then that was the price. And then on the Raquet there was a coupon for 50% off Gamma TNT strings with Purchase of the Racquet. So for Under $30 I bought a brand new Gamma Air Carbon Racquet that I can use or keep as a spare...Was the Gamma Originally a $250 racquet, and is it good for my swing style (short and fast)? Should I just try and sell it and make some money off it? Thanks

mesagsxbkr
08-09-2004, 01:00 PM
Does Anyone know anything about this racquet? thanks

mesagsxbkr
08-09-2004, 03:43 PM
No one has used one?

Steve H.
08-09-2004, 07:04 PM
Interesting -- I was in a Sports Authority yesterday too and noticed the Gamma racquets. They seem to be reviving the DiamondFiber line, including a 3.0, 6.0, and 9.0 model. All they had in stock was the 3.0, looked like a kaboom-stick for something ridiculous like $279, but the specs for the 9.0 looked interesting, similar to the DF 9.0 from several years ago, and the 6.0 specs looked like a very respectable tweener stick. The card that had the specs on it was dated 2004. Gamma always did sell solid frames at reasonable prices, I had some Tradition 18's for a while. Anyway, congrats on your purchase, it sounds like you got a great deal!

mesagsxbkr
08-10-2004, 06:24 AM
Thanks for the reply. I dropped the racquet off to be strung yesterday, so I will see how it plays tonight... I am thinking it might be a good racquet. I just wish I could find some information out about it. Thanks

player69
08-10-2004, 10:30 AM
I went to sports authority a few months ago and saw the Gamma Air Carbon 3.0, 6.0, and 9.0 racquets on sale for $59. I was really tempted to buy the 9.0, but couldn't find any information on it.

Are these racquets discontinued? Does anyone have any information on the 9.0?

Cobra Tennis
08-10-2004, 10:37 AM
Gamma has paired with Fischer, to produce racquets. Sports Authority probably is just selling out of all the discontinued stuff. Gamma did make some solild frames, as I have had one at one time or another. However, I was pretty sure Gamma stopped making racqs when they merged with Fischer.

netman
08-10-2004, 11:06 AM
player69,

Which 9.0? The MP or OS?

player69
08-10-2004, 11:10 AM
Gamma Carbon Fiber 9.0 Mid. It has a 98 or 100 head size and a crossbar at the throat. Flex rating at 66. It looks and holds like a solid racquet. I'm so tempted to buy it just to see how it feels.

netman
08-10-2004, 11:19 AM
Gamma Fiber 9.0 MP is a 98 and weighs 343 grams (12.1 oz), has a 20mm frame, and is balanced 11 pts HL. Swingweight is 324, flex rating is 66 and manuverability rating is 71. Low power requries full, fast swing.

If you go search on the old message board in the Racquet Archives you will find some info on it. I think it was Gamma's take on the POGs of the time.

player69
08-10-2004, 11:31 AM
It's on sale at Sports authority now for $79. Do you think it's worth the buy? I currently play with the Diablo MP and love it. Not that I want to switch racquets, but I really want to try this racquet out.

netman
08-10-2004, 11:41 AM
I'd guess it could be similiar to the Diablo.

There were a few folks on here that really liked the 9.0 MP in its day. I've never played with it. I have played the Gamma DF 9.5, which is an 18mm, 95 frame that is 1/2 oz lighter than the 9.0. The 9.5 is a great S&V racquet, probably one of the best I've played with it over the last 20 years. It plays with a very solid and dampened feel. It has great control, put very little power. You can place the ball exactly where you aim, but you had to have long strokes to generate any power. I'd guess the 9.0 plays like a more powerful version of the 9.5.

mesagsxbkr
08-11-2004, 07:46 PM
I played with the racquet yesterday and It's really great. There isnt much power in it, but it has great control. I have it strung with Gamma TNT string at 60lbs. It was definitely a good buy.