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fujitsu77
12-05-2006, 05:21 PM
Hi everyone

I thought it would be interesting to see which racquet the majority of people here think is the greatest classic frame of ALL-TIME!

I plan to make a poll out of this so that everyone can vote on which classic racquet they think is the greatest.

Before I make a poll though, I just want some opinions as to which racquets should be on the poll (list all the racquets here. then I'll put the racquets in a poll and we'll vote on them)

(I'll start the list with a couple of the most obvious racquets)

LIST

Head PC600

POG MID

POG OS

Wilson Prostaff 85

Wilson Prostaff 90

Wilson Prostaff 95

WhiteSox05CA
12-05-2006, 05:25 PM
Wilson ProStaff 6.0 85

HANDS DOWN FOOs!
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jdeloach
12-05-2006, 05:44 PM
Yonex RDS001
Wilson Tour 90
POG
Wilson PS 85
Lots of woodies

fujitsu77
12-05-2006, 05:47 PM
Yonex RDS001
Wilson Tour 90
POG
Wilson PS 85
Lots of woodies

Yonex RDS001 and the Tour 90 aren't classics - but the rest fit in

anirut
12-05-2006, 05:53 PM
Rossignol F200

drakulie
12-05-2006, 05:55 PM
PS 85, hands down. I also noticed Volkl did not make the list. :)

federermcenroeagassi
12-05-2006, 05:58 PM
PS 85, hands down. I also noticed Volkl did not make the list. :)

neither did any brands ohter than head, wilson, prince

rainmaker
12-05-2006, 05:58 PM
does head classic tour mp count?

300Gkid
12-05-2006, 06:00 PM
i'm thinkin Dunlop Max 200G:D

fujitsu77
12-05-2006, 06:03 PM
you guys can add stuff to my list. I just started out with some very basic, well known racquets.

I want some of your opinions so that I take all the racquets mentioned in this thread and turn it into a poll, where we can vote for the "most classic racquet"

I'll add another racquet:

Dunlope Max200G

fujitsu77
12-05-2006, 06:03 PM
i'm thinkin Dunlop Max 200G:D

exactly what I was thinking!

jdeloach
12-05-2006, 06:14 PM
Yonex RDS001 and the Tour 90 aren't classics - but the rest fit in

Sorry....I didn't pay attention well in school!

Tour 90
12-05-2006, 06:17 PM
For Drakulie, C10 Pro. VOLKL.
JK!
Seriously though I gaurantee you that the PS85 wins. I hope it does as I have two and it's the only one of my racquets that is gonna be in the poll.

vsbabolat
12-05-2006, 06:22 PM
HEAD Graphite Edge
HEAD Prestige Pro 600
HEAD Prestige Classic 600
HEAD Pro Tour 630

Dunlop Max 200G
Dunlop Maxply McEnroe (wood)

Wilson Pro Staff 85
Wilson Ultra II Midsize

Rossignol F 200
Rossignol F 250

Kneissl White Star Master
Kneissl White Star Areo 20

Prince Graphite 90
Prince Graphite 110

Fischer Vacuum Pro 90
Fischer Vacuum Pro 98 (Kafelnikov's original racquet)

gonzalocatalino
12-05-2006, 06:23 PM
PS 85, hands down. I also noticed Volkl did not make the list. :)

Your limited sense of perception "only noticed" that volkl did not make the list... but you do not make any commentary with respect to the absence of Yonex, Dunlop, Fischer or Babolat.

this post demonstrates how stupid and negative is your attitude, that it does not contribute anything to the subject and is only directed to a selected group of people...



on topic:
besides the classics all people know (POG´s, PS6.0 adn PC600), i need to mention the slaz. pro braided, the Volkl C10 and probably some of the Boris Becker Pumas!!

Tour 90
12-05-2006, 06:34 PM
Calm down, he is just making a little play at Volkl, who cares?

anirut
12-05-2006, 06:36 PM
Add PK BlackAce to the list, please ...

Not much known, not much public appearances, but it's one hell of a classic.

snoflewis
12-05-2006, 06:37 PM
Yonex RDS001 and the Tour 90 aren't classics - but the rest fit in


LIST

Head PC600

POG MID

POG OS

Wilson Prostaff 85

Wilson Prostaff 90

Wilson Prostaff 95

lol...you sure about the PS 90?

thejackal
12-05-2006, 06:43 PM
What about in 25 years? I say PD, APD and the O3s. Maybe the N6-1 95, if the k factor update is bad.

fujitsu77
12-05-2006, 06:49 PM
Alright, here's an updated list:

Head PC600

POG MID

POG OS

Wilson Prostaff 85

Wilson Prostaff 95

PK BlackAce

Dunlop Max 200G

Dunlop Maxply McEnroe (wood)

Rossignol F 200

Rossignol F 250

Kneissl White Star Master

Kneissl White Star Areo 20

Fischer Vacuum Pro 98

head classic tour mp


**by the way, thanks for the great list vsbabolat :D

anirut
12-05-2006, 06:52 PM
The woodies:

Dunlop Maxply Fort
Wison JK Autograph
Slazenger Challenge (or Challanger?)

anirut
12-05-2006, 06:53 PM
Aluminum:

Head Professional (Red Head)
PDP Open

edit, added Al:
Prince Classic
Prince Pro

Also wood composite:

Head Vilas
Prince Woodie
PK GoldenAce

Fiberglass days:

Head Arthur Ashe Competition I, II, III
Head LC
Yamaha YFG series

VGP
12-05-2006, 06:54 PM
If you're adding woodies, you gotta add the Wilson Jack Kramer Autograph and Pro Staff, too.

anirut
12-05-2006, 06:56 PM
Yep, VGP, I forgot the JK Prostaff (inspite of having one!).

So, another woodie:

Wilson JK Prostaff

fujitsu77
12-05-2006, 07:01 PM
Head PC600

POG MID

POG OS

Wilson Prostaff 85

Wilson Prostaff 95

PK BlackAce

Dunlop Max 200G

Dunlop Maxply McEnroe (wood)

Rossignol F 200

Rossignol F 250

Kneissl White Star Master

Kneissl White Star Areo 20

Fischer Vacuum Pro 98

head classic tour mp

Wilson JK Prostaff

Head Professional (Red Head)

Prince Classic

Head Vilas

Prince Woodie

PK GoldenAce

Prince Pro

Head Arthur Ashe Competition I, II, III

Head LC

Yamaha YFG series

Slazenger Challenge(r)

**thanks anirut and VGP :D :D
**this is getting to be a good list!

drakulie
12-05-2006, 07:01 PM
Your limited sense of perception "only noticed" that volkl did not make the list... but you do not make any commentary with respect to the absence of Yonex, Dunlop, Fischer or Babolat.

this post demonstrates how stupid and negative is your attitude, that it does not contribute anything to the subject and is only directed to a selected group of people...





You post with such passion. I am glad to see I am the cause of it.
Now if you could only find other passions in your life, rather than relying on me.

federermcenroeagassi
12-05-2006, 07:14 PM
[I]Your limited sense of perception "only noticed" that volkl did not make the list... but you do not make any commentary with respect to the absence of Yonex, Dunlop, Fischer or Babolat.

this post demonstrates how stupid and negative is your attitude, that it does not contribute anything to the subject and is only directed to a selected group of people...

You post with such passion. I am glad to see I am the cause of it.
Now if you could only find other passions in your life, rather than relying on me.

gonzalocatalino, very good post. in my limited couple of months hear so far, ive noticed the not so grate atitude of drakulei to, but you r the first to say something. well done

(plz do not involev me in flame war, im just saying wat i see... read...)

federermcenroeagassi
12-05-2006, 07:14 PM
Head PC600

POG MID

POG OS

Wilson Prostaff 85

Wilson Prostaff 95

PK BlackAce

Dunlop Max 200G

Dunlop Maxply McEnroe (wood)

Rossignol F 200

Rossignol F 250

Kneissl White Star Master

Kneissl White Star Areo 20

Fischer Vacuum Pro 98

head classic tour mp

Wilson JK Prostaff

Head Professional (Red Head)

Prince Classic

Head Vilas

Prince Woodie

PK GoldenAce

Prince Pro

Head Arthur Ashe Competition I, II, III

Head LC

Yamaha YFG series

Slazenger Challenge(r)

**thanks anirut and VGP :D :D
**this is getting to be a good list!

i think u should add PS Tour 90...

fujitsu77
12-05-2006, 07:16 PM
i think u should add PS Tour 90...

wil do, but i'll add it once we get a couple more racquets onto the list

**I actually had it on there before. I must have forgot to type it up on my second list update.

vsbabolat
12-05-2006, 07:23 PM
The name of that Slazenger is Slazenger Challenge No. 1.

Also you have to add the Jack Kramer Autograph it was made from 1948 to 1983. Don't forget the Dunlop Maxply Fort 1933-1983. If a racquet last more than 2 years now it's a miracle.

fujitsu77
12-05-2006, 07:27 PM
Head PC600

POG MID

POG OS

Wilson Prostaff 85

Wilson Prostaff 90

Wilson Prostaff 95

PK BlackAce

Dunlop Max 200G

Dunlop Maxply McEnroe (wood)

Rossignol F 200

Rossignol F 250

Kneissl White Star Master

Kneissl White Star Areo 20

Fischer Vacuum Pro 98

head classic tour mp

Wilson JK Prostaff

Head Professional (Red Head)

Prince Classic

Head Vilas

Prince Woodie

PK GoldenAce

Prince Pro

Head Arthur Ashe Competition I, II, III

Head LC

Yamaha YFG series

Slazenger Challenge No. 1

Jack Kramer Autograph

Dunlop Maxply Fort


**thanks for the updates guys

rainmaker
12-05-2006, 07:28 PM
alright!!! let's start the poll.....

then we'll debate!!!!

fujitsu77
12-05-2006, 07:31 PM
alright!!! let's start the poll.....

then we'll debate!!!!

OK. This is what I'm going to do. Since there are 28 racquets, and you can only have 10 items in a poll, I'm going to make three different polls. Then, we can take the top three from each poll and put them into one final poll to determine which racquet is the best.

AAAA
12-05-2006, 07:31 PM
Is Fischer Vacuum Pro 98 correct?

There is
a Fischer Vacuum Pro Classic 90 (Stich)
a Fischer Vacuum Pro Classic 98 (Carl Uwe Steeb plus others)
a Fischer VT(Vacuum Technik) Pro 98 (Kafelnikov, Phillipe DeWulf)

fujitsu77
12-05-2006, 07:33 PM
Is Fischer Vacuum Pro 98 correct?

There is
a Fischer Vacuum Pro Classic 90 (Stich)
a Fischer Vacuum Pro Classic 98 (Carl Uwe Steeb plus others)
a Fischer VT(Vacuum Technik) Pro 98 (Kafelnikov, Phillipe DeWulf)

It's the Fischer Vacuum Pro Classic 98.

vsbabolat
12-05-2006, 07:44 PM
The original Fischer Vacuum Pro Midplus or 98 that was made from about 1991-1995 when Kafelnikov came on tour. Then Fischer started calling it VT Pro 98. It's last incarnation was the Fischer Pro Number one. That is the racquet I am talking about.

anirut
12-05-2006, 07:55 PM
Fujitsu,

Sorry to be a bit picky here. I just went to see the poll threads and there's a problem.

The rackets are listed in a mix of woodies, aluminums, fiberglasses and graphites. This makes it very difficut to judge as each material type has its own classic stick.

Is there a way the poll can be adjusted/corrected? Just a suggestion.

Cheers!

fujitsu77
12-05-2006, 08:07 PM
Fujitsu,

Sorry to be a bit picky here. I just went to see the poll threads and there's a problem.

The rackets are listed in a mix of woodies, aluminums, fiberglasses and graphites. This makes it very difficut to judge as each material type has its own classic stick.

Is there a way the poll can be adjusted/corrected? Just a suggestion.

Cheers!

All right, let me try to sort things out.

Do you think I should just delete those polls and start new ones?

Sagittar
12-23-2006, 12:11 AM
PS 90 , slazenger challenge series are quite great

Duzza
12-23-2006, 02:27 AM
Wow, 3 of the 4 racquets I've owned is on that list.

superstition
12-23-2006, 12:12 PM
Gamma Big Bubba
Wilson W3 Gypsy Rose
Wilson Hyper Sledge Hammer (only 7.5 ounces!)
Prince Mach 1000

vkartikv
12-23-2006, 12:36 PM
Wilson prostaff midsize (not the 6.0 being sold now)
Prince Precision Response Ti
Fischer Vacuum Pro MS 90 sq.in.
Fischer VT Pro 98
Yonex Super RD Tour 90
Head PC 600

Slaz
12-23-2006, 12:51 PM
Don't flame me but the Babolat Pure Drive should be in that list !

You like it or you hate it , it's up to you. But this stick has been on the tour for quite ten years now and it has helped a lot of player to win a slam.

Finally, it is the most sold racket in the world nowadays.

bcsax123
12-23-2006, 01:04 PM
Gamma Big Bubba
Wilson W3 Gypsy Rose
Wilson Hyper Sledge Hammer (only 7.5 ounces!)
Prince Mach 1000

Wow my Davis Imperial deluxe is twice that weight!

Pure Drive should be on the list. It's really fun to play with, just barely using any power and the ball manages to go over the net:)

BounceHitBounceHit
12-23-2006, 05:04 PM
TAD Davis!!

oh, and did anyone already say the Dunlop Maxply Forte?

La Bomba
12-23-2006, 08:46 PM
Wilson Prostaff Tour 90 and the Babolat Pure Drive.

JW10S
12-23-2006, 08:55 PM
Best wood racquets: Dunlop Maxply Fort, Wilson Jack Kramer Autograph, Spalding Pancho Gonzalez Autograph, Slazenger Challenge #1, Prince Woodie

Best aluminum racquets: Head Professional, Spalding Smasher, Prince Original Oversize

Best steel racquets: Wilson T2000, Slazenger Steel

Best composite: Head Prestige, Wilson Pro Staff, Prince Graphite

Mick
12-23-2006, 11:08 PM
Wow. I can't believe I am the only one here that likes this racquet.

http://i7.tinypic.com/4ddlrwj.jpg

N23
12-24-2006, 02:32 PM
Let's see. I used these in HS and College.

Puma Becker Winner
Yonex RQ180
Yonex RD7
Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1

donnyz89
12-24-2006, 09:45 PM
classics can be recent frames too right? I'm not old enough and most of us are under 20 according to a poll made up about age very few months.

so here it is:

puredrive
ncode 6.1
prince diablo? c'mon, theres gotta be someone other than me using this goodie.

movdqa
12-27-2006, 06:04 AM
I'm glad someone mentioned the T2000.

I think that several pros used the Bancroft Players Special.

And there was an Adidas racquet that I used for a little while that I liked quite
a bit but the thing was pretty fragile. I tried it out as it was used by Nastase.

The Head Master was a very popular racquet for juniors. It was a little softer
and more forgiving than the Head Pro.

I think that my favorite racquets in wood were the JK and DMF. I still have
one of the latter. The Prostaff was nice too.

When people ask me why I sometimes hit with the old 65s, I just tell them
that it's a racquet with a built-in space-saver feature.

There was a Yamaha racquet that Peter Fleming used when he played
doubles with McEnroe. It had a small head and was very whippy but you
could generate a ton of pace with it. Don't recall the model number.

And another racquet that I liked that didn't gain the popularity of the JK
and DMP was the Stan Smith Autograph. I think that it was a bit lighter
and a bit stiffer than the JK.

Dunlopkid
12-27-2006, 07:02 AM
classics can be recent frames too right? I'm not old enough and most of us are under 20 according to a poll made up about age very few months.

so here it is:

puredrive
ncode 6.1
prince diablo? c'mon, theres gotta be someone other than me using this goodie.

Prince Diablo?:confused: I definitely don't think it will go down as a classic. Where I live though, it is the most popular frame among juniors. It doesn't seem to get much love on these boards though.