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kissmyace
04-13-2007, 12:17 AM
Can we have an attempt at a definative list of the worlds most desirable and rare rackets. Obviously any racket that is custom built for a player is right up there, but others that are not so common but would be collectors items for various reasons.

Some that i think are classics are the Lendl Adidas frame and more rare is the Minzuno frame. Also the Becker World Championship frame and any and all Madraqs!!

ericsson
04-13-2007, 12:49 AM
Donnay pro one midsize, Lacoste equijet 255, Snauwaert Hi-Ten...

VGP
04-13-2007, 05:30 AM
The Hazell Streamline is quite rare and desirable to collectors.

http://www.driftwaycollection.com/images/rackets/hazell_small.jpg

AndrewD
04-13-2007, 05:40 AM
The Snauwert Hi-Ten50 (Woodforde's original racquet) with the macro stringing.

adso1973
04-13-2007, 06:08 AM
Once I've seen a Prince racquet with a diagonal stringing pattern.. but don't remember the model's name.. does anybody.. I've been told it was a hell to string it!!

SlapShot
04-13-2007, 06:20 AM
The racquet that makes me a better player. :D

asintu
04-13-2007, 09:31 AM
K90 with good paint

OnyxZ28
04-13-2007, 09:35 AM
Pro Staff 6.1 85

sapient007
04-13-2007, 09:59 AM
i really want a god racquet.

Tennis Man
04-13-2007, 10:01 AM
mint PS 85 SV, Prestige Pro and the original PC 600 for me

SlapShot
04-13-2007, 10:12 AM
Pro Staff 6.1 85

You mean the 6.0 85 with the 6.1 PJ? That's a really nice looking racquet.

jayserinos99
04-13-2007, 12:28 PM
^ no. There was a Pro Staff Classic 6.1 that was made for Edberg in an 85 edition w/ the 6.1 mold.

SlapShot
04-13-2007, 12:36 PM
^ no. There was a Pro Staff Classic 6.1 that was made for Edberg in an 85 edition w/ the 6.1 mold.

I thought he just played with the 6.0 painted to be a 6.1? Did the 6.1 85 still have the same beam as the 95?

VGP
04-13-2007, 12:41 PM
It was a PS85 with a PS Classic pj.

jayserinos99
04-13-2007, 12:43 PM
I thought he just played with the 6.0 painted to be a 6.1? Did the 6.1 85 still have the same beam as the 95?

I believe he did just use the 6.0 (even w/ 6.1 PJ for a bit) but there was a 6.1 85 created and yes it had the same beam shape as the 95.

AndrewD
04-13-2007, 04:08 PM
I believe he did just use the 6.0 (even w/ 6.1 PJ for a bit) but there was a 6.1 85 created and yes it had the same beam shape as the 95.

Yes and if I recall correctly there were two up for sale on the auction site just last year. Thought I'd saved a couple of pics but can't find them: sorry (would have cleared things up very quickly LOL). Regardless, it was very, very obvious that they weren't merely a paint job but were, in fact, an 85sq 'Classic'.

As to Edberg using it: I'm sure he gave it a try but it would have been like that Adidas racquet he used for one tournament (was it the Seiko?) and then went back to his PS85. I remember umpiring a few of his matches where he used the 'Classic' paintjob on his old PS85 (service linesman sits right next to the players so you get a very close look at their gear) but don't remember a genuine 85sq 'Classic'. Of course, it's unlikely he would have been trialling it during a major tournament.

nzraph4
04-13-2007, 04:15 PM
hAHaH it would be this racquet by FAR 4 now that is
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2166826920101092249KwotfI

jayserinos99
04-13-2007, 04:33 PM
Yes and if I recall correctly there were two up for sale on the auction site just last year. Thought I'd saved a couple of pics but can't find them: sorry (would have cleared things up very quickly LOL). Regardless, it was very, very obvious that they weren't merely a paint job but were, in fact, an 85sq 'Classic'.

As to Edberg using it: I'm sure he gave it a try but it would have been like that Adidas racquet he used for one tournament (was it the Seiko?) and then went back to his PS85. I remember umpiring a few of his matches where he used the 'Classic' paintjob on his old PS85 (service linesman sits right next to the players so you get a very close look at their gear) but don't remember a genuine 85sq 'Classic'. Of course, it's unlikely he would have been trialling it during a major tournament.

Andrew, refresh my memory but Edberg used the mid w/o the bumper right?

As for the 6.1 85, I wish I could have jumped on them but I'm sure they would have at least ran for 400USD IMO.

OnyxZ28
04-13-2007, 05:28 PM
hAHaH it would be this racquet by FAR 4 now that is
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2166826920101092249KwotfI

Theeeeey'rreee GREAT!

Pushmaster
04-13-2007, 06:16 PM
For me the Estusa Power Beam Pro in a 4 5/8 is extremely rare. I've been looking for 1 or 2 for a couple of years now, still no luck.

vsbabolat
04-13-2007, 07:45 PM
Le Coq Sportif Concept 3 line of racquets. Very similar to the Hazell Streamline except the Le Coq Sportif is made out of graphite.

VikingSamurai
04-14-2007, 06:22 AM
Puma X-TRA POWER SUPER (red)

Puma X-TRA POWER PRO (blue)

Adidas Delta Club II 95 (charcoal & gold)

Rossignol R-90

Yes, its a selfless plug, and I have all of them!

Tour 90
04-14-2007, 06:43 AM
prince god...

Roger_Federer.
04-14-2007, 08:37 AM
PS85 is one

OnyxZ28
04-14-2007, 08:40 AM
PS85 is one

Hardly.

Discounting the PJ'd 6.0 85s, the only "rare" 6.0 85s are the double braided 6.0 85 and the 2000 HPS 6.0 85, both Japan only releases. The 6.0 85 as you and I know is is not rare in any sense of the word.

Roger_Federer.
04-14-2007, 08:50 AM
Sorry mate I was more in the old vintage sort of mode right then and there

kissmyace
04-15-2007, 02:16 AM
Does anyone remember 'Spin' rackets i think they were called, they had strings all the way through the bridge down to just above the handle. I think british player Jo Durie used them. Also, anyone remember 'Finn' rackets??

mmuubb
04-15-2007, 03:09 AM
How about PS 6.0 125 sq.in?

Tennis Man
04-15-2007, 06:27 AM
Hardly.

Discounting the PJ'd 6.0 85s, the only "rare" 6.0 85s are the double braided 6.0 85 and the 2000 HPS 6.0 85, both Japan only releases. The 6.0 85 as you and I know is is not rare in any sense of the word.

I disagree. A mint PS 85 SV is quite rare.

donut
04-15-2007, 11:27 AM
prince gods racket!

wat about the ps 6.0 90 hypercarbon millenium edition?

or wilson excalibur

Princegod
04-15-2007, 01:18 PM
How about PS 6.0 125 sq.in?

Those rackets I've seen once awhile. Probably fairly rare, but not the rarest. The POG 125 is another pretty cool racket. I don't think they were produced that long.

Princegod
04-15-2007, 01:32 PM
prince gods racket!
Nahh.. your pulling my leg :D
wat about the ps 6.0 90 hypercarbon millenium edition?
I've seen people selling these still today. I don't think they must have sold well.. kinda like the Kramer Millennium edition.
or wilson excalibur
Did anyone buy one of these? Please post a pic of your bling. :D

galain
04-15-2007, 01:45 PM
The Wilson Javelin that Edberg used to use - pretty hard to find.

Believe it or not, Slazenger's Vilas V24 is suprisingly hard to come by as well. I was bidding on one a little while ago and it went for a lot more than I anticipated it would. And to think these were sold at K Mart a few years ago!

OnyxZ28
04-16-2007, 11:44 AM
I agree to disagree. A mint PS 85 SV is quite rare. :)

I never said anything about the condition of the models, I just said that the SV is not a rare racquet. How is the SV rare when it was mass produced for the better part of one decade? That's like saying the C4 Corvette is rare. Sure, a mint one fetches a good price, but they are not rare in any definition of the word. By your logic, my mint Graphite Matrix widebody from 1993 bought at Sears is a rare racquet.

rocket
04-16-2007, 01:19 PM
I agree to disagree. A mint PS 85 SV is quite rare. :)

A brand new St Vincent went for almost 1,000 bucks not so long ago.

rocket
04-16-2007, 01:22 PM
I never said anything about the condition of the models, I just said that the SV is not a rare racquet. How is the SV rare when it was mass produced for the better part of one decade? That's like saying the C4 Corvette is rare. Sure, a mint one fetches a good price, but they are not rare in any definition of the word. By your logic, my mint Graphite Matrix widebody from 1993 bought at Sears is a rare racquet.

I agree. I got "rare" & "most sought after" mixed up. :D

squints
04-16-2007, 02:32 PM
Prostaff 6.0 85 2000 special edition
ps tour db

BreakPoint
04-16-2007, 02:35 PM
wat about the ps 6.0 90 hypercarbon millenium edition?

No such racquet was ever made. You must mean the HPS 6.0 85 that was sold only in Japan a few years ago.

chrisdaniel
04-16-2007, 03:35 PM
the head radical trysis 260 midplus was an amazing racquet!!! kinda hard to find...there is a ti pro tour racquet from what I remember that you rarely see as well...

superstition
04-16-2007, 05:00 PM
The Prince Mono is still worth some money, particularly if it's in mint condition. It's not worth as much as a mint St. Vincent PS 85, of course.

Sigi
04-17-2007, 04:00 AM
Zebest Tour 90 - made from a Wilson mold, if you are a fan of the PS 85, you'll love this model

Gamma Tradition 18

Pro Kennex 11g PSE - for all PK fans, check out TWs old reviews for raves about this racquet

Wilson Pro Staff Classic Stretch

jackson vile
04-17-2007, 06:30 AM
Cayman TNT-90 I have 5 last in the world;)

Pushmaster
04-17-2007, 10:51 AM
The Prince Magnesium Pro 90 is rarer than a $3 bill. I've seen a number of oversize Mag Pro's on the bay, but never a mid.

Thaychua
04-22-2007, 11:32 PM
Cayman TNT-90 I have 5 last in the world;)

Haha..you are 1 behind me my friend as i got 6..hehee..4 are still new..

VikingSamurai
04-23-2007, 12:38 AM
The Prince Magnesium Pro 90 is rarer than a $3 bill. I've seen a number of oversize Mag Pro's on the bay, but never a mid.

I have one on my wall!:D

kalic
04-23-2007, 12:54 AM
Yonex RD7 to me. I wanna try the spin doctor...

AndrewD
04-23-2007, 01:33 AM
Andrew, refresh my memory but Edberg used the mid w/o the bumper right?

As for the 6.1 85, I wish I could have jumped on them but I'm sure they would have at least ran for 400USD IMO.

jayserino,
I honestly can't remember but I do believe that (no bumper) is what set Edberg's PS85's apart from other players (also had a more built up buttcap).

Here are the pictures I mentioned of the PS 6.1 85sq - knew I had saved them somewhere. The main pic is a little dark but you can still make out the difference in shape between it and the PS85 (mainly noticable in the throat area).
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/AndrewDtw/c0_1_b.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/AndrewDtw/91_1_b.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a240/AndrewDtw/cf_1_b.jpg

jman
04-23-2007, 02:27 AM
how about henin's racquet with the 'power slots'. Been looking for that racquet for ages, just can't seem to find it.

knasty131
04-23-2007, 06:14 AM
how about henin's racquet with the 'power slots'. Been looking for that racquet for ages, just can't seem to find it.

I have one of those...not sure which one youre talking about...i have the Hammer 6.4 Power Holes...

heres pics of it: http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/duey6447/album?.dir=8247re2&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/duey6447/my_photos

FYI: its for sale

harryz
04-23-2007, 07:03 AM
I've seen and held a couple at Your Advantage Tennis in Chicago, which they had courtesy of Wilson. NOT a PJ of the 6.0 85. Wider beam and HEAVY! A friend at the time bought both, but I never got to hit with them....

N23
04-23-2007, 10:53 AM
I'll go for some...

Rossignol F295 or FT5.80 (or any Rossignol frame)
Donnay Pro One
Yamaha Secret 04
Any Mizuno frames

ha... all dead manufacturers

jayserinos99
04-23-2007, 01:23 PM
I've seen and held a couple at Your Advantage Tennis in Chicago, which they had courtesy of Wilson. NOT a PJ of the 6.0 85. Wider beam and HEAVY! A friend at the time bought both, but I never got to hit with them....

Wow, a rare one indeed...

knasty131
04-26-2007, 09:58 AM
The Wilson Javelin that Edberg used to use - pretty hard to find.

Believe it or not, Slazenger's Vilas V24 is suprisingly hard to come by as well. I was bidding on one a little while ago and it went for a lot more than I anticipated it would. And to think these were sold at K Mart a few years ago!

There are actually two javelins on that big auction site in really good condition ending in 5 hours...they might end up going for 100+ but who knows, you might end up getting a deal on them. I dont have the cash to get them right now but thought i would share this with my fellow board members.

-kevin

P.S. auction # 220104546577

z-money
04-26-2007, 10:11 AM
i was lucky enough to find a SV prostaff that was left at some courts in a park. i had to clean it up a bit. but wow some peoples garbage really is another mans treasure. you would have to pry it from my cold dead hands!

galain
04-26-2007, 02:18 PM
There are actually two javelins on that big auction site in really good condition ending in 5 hours...they might end up going for 100+ but who knows, you might end up getting a deal on them. I dont have the cash to get them right now but thought i would share this with my fellow board members.

-kevin

P.S. auction # 220104546577

thanks mate! Will check it out.

tennis_03 silver
11-06-2007, 03:49 PM
i dont know if its weird or not but i recently came by a seiko black panther 2 4 3/8 made in 1979

tennis_03 silver
11-06-2007, 03:50 PM
my bad i meant rare and what about the macgregor bergelin long string

CIoud
11-06-2007, 03:53 PM
The Prince Magnesium Pro 90 is rarer than a $3 bill. I've seen a number of oversize Mag Pro's on the bay, but never a mid.

3 dollar bill? I have only seen a 9 dollar bill!:confused:

Bud
11-27-2007, 12:51 AM
http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/30877/2366183280046297772S600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb15.webshots.com/30798/2949938560046297772S600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb24.webshots.com/33047/2160168830046297772S600x600Q85.jpg

:cool:

Bud
11-27-2007, 12:52 AM
3 dollar bill? I have only seen a 9 dollar bill!:confused:

I saw a Mag90 on fleabay, recently.

Deuce
11-27-2007, 03:06 AM
my bad i meant rare and what about the macgregor bergelin long string
Here you go...

http://i10.tinypic.com/712hzza.jpg

A few more rare ones...
'The Handler'...

http://i13.tinypic.com/8bfvl20.jpg

Deuce
11-27-2007, 03:14 AM
Here's a larger photo of the Streamline (from the 1930s)...
http://i3.tinypic.com/7y35ikg.jpg

From the late 1800s...
http://i2.tinypic.com/6l42q86.jpg


I was told that this one (below) is from before tennis was 'officially' invented...
http://i10.tinypic.com/6pfgfvq.jpg

atatu
11-27-2007, 06:02 AM
I would say a Dunlop Maxply Fort in unused condition, I found a couple about 8 years ago, but I have never located any more.

http://i5.tinypic.com/6t2unae.jpg

sparkyharley
11-27-2007, 06:45 AM
I have only seen one of these ever. It is a Wilson Autograph model for Ellsworth Vines. (Youngsters, look him up). Probably from the late 1940's or so?

It was used by my great-uncle in tournaments in St. Louis. My dad still has it now.

It was similar to a Kramer Autograph, but no leather grip and much heavier. I restrung it once by hand for my Dad just so he could hit with it.

blitzmage_89
11-27-2007, 01:29 PM
what a collection. That must be worth quite a fortune hehe why dont u donate it to some sports museum? :)

i've been looking for Yamaha racquets lately but I couldnt find one. I have rackets with weird brands such as Winghart and Sfida but those are racquets you can easily get in Japan during the 90s

lucu
11-27-2007, 01:43 PM
this is a beauty of yamaha
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=165054&highlight=yamaha

BkK_b0y14
11-27-2007, 02:22 PM
wilson excalibur. possibly the most expensive racket ever. i saw one in indonesia.

drakulie
11-27-2007, 02:24 PM
I rarely see the Donnay pro one (yellow and blue) for sale.

lucu
11-27-2007, 02:59 PM
wilson excalibur. possibly the most expensive racket ever. i saw one in indonesia.

excalibur is not that rare. you can find it in decent shops not only in indonesia, but in singapore, hong kong too.
they are overpriced.
so does the jack krammer millenium

busterrr
02-11-2008, 02:42 PM
I've sold numerous MacGregor Bergelins in auctions and see some them regularly. The rarest racket I've come across is the Maynard Air Team racket from the late 80's. It had the string hoop that was suspended in the head by an air bladder that you pumped up to your desired air pressure to cushion the vibration and to hold the string bed in the head of the racket. Nice thing was that you got two hoops with the racket so you could replace the hoop if you broke a string or wanted a different tension.
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busterrr
02-11-2008, 02:53 PM
Posts: 4 List of Rarest Rackets

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I've sold numerous MacGregor Bergelins in auctions and see some them regularly. The rarest racket I've come across is the Maynard Air Team racket from the late 80's. It had the string hoop that was suspended in the head by an air bladder that you pumped up to your desired air pressure to cushion the vibration and to hold the string bed in the head of the racket. Nice thing was that you got two hoops with the racket so you could replace the hoop if you broke a string or wanted a different tension.
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Zhou
02-11-2008, 03:04 PM
The Babolat Aeropro Drive in 20 years...

Greg Raven
02-11-2008, 05:21 PM
I would include that Prince racquet from many years ago, the one for which they were asking $1000 new. I forget the name, now.

The racquet that Bosworth made for Martina Navratilova seems to be pretty rare, too, but at least I've seen one in the wild.

Same with Taylor Dent's Wilson Pro Staff Zone 7.1, painted to appear to be a ROK, etc. I guess in that same category I'd put some of the transitional frames that Roger Federer used, between the PS 85 and the K Six.One Tour 90.

Last but not least, the Porsche line of racquets made by Volkl a few years back.

vsbabolat
02-11-2008, 05:27 PM
I would include that Prince racquet from many years ago, the one for which they were asking $1000 new. I forget the name, now.


I think the Prince racquet you are thinking of is the Prince Sovereign.

Pushmaster
02-11-2008, 06:09 PM
The Dunlop MW 200G 90" is very rare.

Bud
02-11-2008, 06:15 PM
The Hazell Streamline is quite rare and desirable to collectors.

http://www.driftwaycollection.com/images/rackets/hazell_small.jpg

That thing is fugly! :lol:

Bud
02-11-2008, 06:18 PM
hAHaH it would be this racquet by FAR 4 now that is
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2166826920101092249KwotfI

LOL! Not anymore :lol:

vsbabolat
02-11-2008, 06:29 PM
Le Coq Sportif and Fila tennis racquets are rare. Fila had a great line of Wood racquet that were made in Italy. The Le Coq Sportif concept 3 line of racquets had 3 shaft design similar in design to the Hazell Streamline that VGP showed a photo of.

coachrick
02-11-2008, 08:36 PM
3 dollar bill? I have only seen a 9 dollar bill!:confused:

The dim-witted con artist goes into the bank with an $18 bill he just printed. Wants to see if he can cash it. Sees a monkey working as a teller and figures this is his chance...how smart can a monkey be? The monkey takes the bill, turns to his till and says "By the way, did you want three sixes or two nines?"

Greg Raven
02-12-2008, 05:35 AM
You have to go for the two nines. The nines have Farah Fawcett's picture, while the sixes have Leif Garrett's. :-)

Greg Raven
02-12-2008, 05:35 AM
I think the Prince racquet you are thinking of is the Prince Sovereign.

That rings a bell. I think you're correct.

ktownva
02-12-2008, 08:53 AM
I think a mint condition, plastic on the handle, never strung Wilson Ultra 2 Mid would be a fantastic find. I've picked up a few used ones here and there but they are usually pretty banged up. A bumper guard would have done wonders for that thing.

Bud
02-12-2008, 03:29 PM
I think a mint condition, plastic on the handle, never strung Wilson Ultra 2 Mid would be a fantastic find. I've picked up a few used ones here and there but they are usually pretty banged up. A bumper guard would have done wonders for that thing.

They go for between $200 and $250 on Fleabay.

emerckx53
02-12-2008, 04:33 PM
PDP open
Wilson T5000 with the bubble on the butt
Head Ashe Comp 1/2

Not super rare but still a nice blast from the past

vwfye
02-12-2008, 08:04 PM
i would like to find a matchmate graphite and a spaulding orbitech!

vwfye
02-12-2008, 08:20 PM
can't find a freaking PS 4.2 midsized anywhere either.... grrrrrr

Yonex10sFan
02-13-2008, 08:42 AM
Yonex RD-7

slack hack
02-17-2008, 02:26 PM
Rossignol F295
great racquet!
I have two but have never
been able to find any others.
Felt as sweet as it looked!

meowmix
02-17-2008, 05:33 PM
I would say a Dunlop Maxply Fort in unused condition, I found a couple about 8 years ago, but I have never located any more.

http://i5.tinypic.com/6t2unae.jpg

I didn't know the JK Autograph was rare. Is it? (sry for the noob question)

mraznman
02-24-2008, 05:50 PM
There are actually two javelins on that big auction site in really good condition ending in 5 hours...they might end up going for 100+ but who knows, you might end up getting a deal on them. I dont have the cash to get them right now but thought i would share this with my fellow board members.

-kevin

P.S. auction # 220104546577

How much do javelins go for these days? and wat about largehead types?

cadfael_tex
02-24-2008, 05:58 PM
JK Auto isn't rare but finding one in new condition is harder. But they were and are popular. The Midsize version of it his more rare and even harder to find so it might approach the 'one of the rarest' monicker.

Bud
02-24-2008, 06:00 PM
I would say a Dunlop Maxply Fort in unused condition, I found a couple about 8 years ago, but I have never located any more.

I picked up 4 brand new 'Made in England' Maxplys (4 5/8 - M), recently.

I can't wait to string one of these babies up and hit with it! :)

daveyboy
02-24-2008, 06:17 PM
The Snauwert Hi-Ten50 (Woodforde's original racquet) with the macro stringing.

I'd give my left arm for one of those. Luckily, I'm a righty, but still.....

In D Zone
04-16-2008, 01:03 PM
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/7861/c1661nd6.jpg

Serpententacle
04-16-2008, 01:41 PM
I used to have one of those yellow Estusas that Connors made the US Open run (1991?) with, but my brother accidently ran it over with his car—it broke. Luckily I had a backup of the same model in teal (and still have it). It's called the Jimmy Connors Estusa Aeromax EPT. I think it's pretty rare... I've never seen another player with it.

downey stringing master
04-16-2008, 01:54 PM
i.prestige(austria made) , fischer pro vacuum 90's yumm. yonex rd-7? pc600? ps starts and stripes. :)

In D Zone
05-06-2008, 06:49 PM
Adding Volkl Tournament Pro Mid to this forum:

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/3511/dcp1686se4.jpg

superstition
05-06-2008, 07:40 PM
Navratilova's Bosworth is still in production (http://www.bosworthtennis.com/).

Gorecki
05-07-2008, 12:24 AM
Yonex RD7 to me. I wanna try the spin doctor...

i just saw one at my local retailer, brand spanking new... 99€

angel777
07-16-2008, 09:58 PM
[QUOTE=N23;1398689]I'll go for some...

Rossignol F295 or FT5.80 (or any Rossignol frame)
Donnay Pro One
Yamaha Secret 04
Any Mizuno frames

Yes I agree and also the estusa they are same level.

Bud
07-16-2008, 11:47 PM
The Hazell Streamline is quite rare and desirable to collectors.

http://www.driftwaycollection.com/images/rackets/hazell_small.jpg

That thing is fugly! :lol:

Le Coq Sportif and Fila tennis racquets are rare. Fila had a great line of Wood racquet that were made in Italy. The Le Coq Sportif concept 3 line of racquets had 3 shaft design similar in design to the Hazell Streamline that VGP showed a photo of.

Le Coq Sportif - Concept 3 TXW

http://lh6.ggpht.com/sbinsdca/SHLBPqg1ldI/AAAAAAAABZ0/evhgETqRCpk/s800/P1020909.JPG

zidane339
07-16-2008, 11:53 PM
Nice find! Where'd you get it and for how much? And yes, it is "fugly", but in a good way.

Rorsach
07-16-2008, 11:59 PM
It's the SP.IN G-350 apparently. I have absolutely no idea what it's specs are.

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/417/spin1xo1.th.jpg (http://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spin1xo1.jpg)
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/3108/spin2ca2.th.jpg (http://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spin2ca2.jpg)

In D Zone
07-17-2008, 08:50 AM
Le Coq Sportif - Concept 3 TXW

http://lh6.ggpht.com/sbinsdca/SHLBPqg1ldI/AAAAAAAABZ0/evhgETqRCpk/s800/P1020909.JPG


N I C E !!!!

In D Zone
07-17-2008, 08:51 AM
It's the SP.IN G-350 apparently. I have absolutely no idea what it's specs are.

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/417/spin1xo1.th.jpg (http://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spin1xo1.jpg)
http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/3108/spin2ca2.th.jpg (http://img112.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spin2ca2.jpg)

Would this play a tune - like a guitar? LOL! Thanks for sharing!

vsbabolat
07-17-2008, 09:15 AM
Le Coq Sportif - Concept 3 TXW

http://lh6.ggpht.com/sbinsdca/SHLBPqg1ldI/AAAAAAAABZ0/evhgETqRCpk/s800/P1020909.JPG

Nice racquet Bud! I remember that TXW well. My big Bro played with that racquet in 1982.

Check out the Le Coq Sportif racquet I still have.

TXM
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/attachment5aa9e1c1.jpg

TXO
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/attachmenta354a369.jpg

TCO
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/attachment31b56e09.jpg

We should start our own Le Coq Sportif Racquet club. You are the only other person on these forums that I have seen that has some Le Coq Sportif racquets.

retrowagen
07-17-2008, 11:27 AM
Nice racquet Bud! I remember that TXW well. My big Bro played with that racquet in 1982.

Check out the Le Coq Sportif racquets I still have.

TXM - TXO - TCO


Now that there, folks, is the trifecta of the classic 80's LCS frames. The TCO was the one Noah won the FO with, yes? And the TXM is the one Roscoe Tanner was using circa 1984.

Anecdote: As Jimmy Connors was getting acclimated to the *brand new!* Wilson ProStaff Mid in 1984, he was playing against Tanner (with the TXM in hand) and Tanner hit a particularly good passing shot. Jimmy beckoned him to the net, where he playfully swapped rackets with Roscoe: "Here, I'll try yours!"

kanjii
07-17-2008, 12:11 PM
Anybody remember the brand Futabaya?

Rorsach
08-08-2008, 05:02 AM
Rise from the grave, oh dead thread.

The Fischer Superform Tuning, you can tune the tension by using a key in the bottom of the handle:

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/6606/fischer2nn6.th.jpg (http://img166.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fischer2nn6.jpg)
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/8934/fischer1iy7.th.jpg (http://img242.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fischer1iy7.jpg)

Bud
08-08-2008, 12:53 PM
Rise from the grave, oh dead thread.

The Fischer Superform Tuning, you can tune the tension by using a key in the bottom of the handle:

http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/6606/fischer2nn6.th.jpg (http://img166.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fischer2nn6.jpg)
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/8934/fischer1iy7.th.jpg (http://img242.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fischer1iy7.jpg)

Very cool! I think Donnay and McGregor also had racquets like that... with the 'tuning' system on the handle.

Didn't the LeCoq Sportif Concept (last iteration) also have a handle tuning system?

Rorsach
08-08-2008, 01:22 PM
The only racquets i know of that have variable tension are this one and the McGregor, the Donnay had a variable weight system in the handle, with different weighted "butt-plugs". (kinky ;))
Kneissl had a variant in the weight-system, with a dial on the buttcap that could be used to slide a weight up and down in the handle.

kalic
09-27-2008, 05:09 AM
Yonex RD7 to me. I wanna try the spin doctor...

I found it !!! For 10 bucks, on gypsy fair. Very good shape...

zapvor
09-27-2008, 10:59 AM
Le Coq Sportif - Concept 3 TXW

http://lh6.ggpht.com/sbinsdca/SHLBPqg1ldI/AAAAAAAABZ0/evhgETqRCpk/s800/P1020909.JPG

that is a beauty. where did you get it

zapvor
09-27-2008, 11:00 AM
Anybody remember the brand Futabaya?

i have a wooden futabaya. brand new mint condition

forehand2theface
09-27-2008, 06:57 PM
the diagonal pattern was the cross angle or something

RFRF
09-27-2008, 07:46 PM
For me the Estusa Power Beam Pro in a 4 5/8 is extremely rare. I've been looking for 1 or 2 for a couple of years now, still no luck.
i have on brand new in that grip size!

RFRF
09-27-2008, 07:49 PM
Emrik tempist foil is the ultimate collectible!

adidasman
10-16-2008, 07:19 AM
That Fischer reminded me of my Acro Adjustable aluminum, which came out in the mid-Seventies and might not ever have been sold to the public. (I got mine straight from Acro, who used to make frames for Seamco and others.) I also have a ProAm, which was a molded (rather than extruded) aluminum frame. A terrible racquet. Oh, and then there's my Fischer Superform Mid, and my adidas Haillet woodie, and a few other goodies... I sure do wish I still had my Rawlings John Newcombe Tie-Breaker, though, or my Donnay Three Set fiberglass, or my Dunlop Volley II midsize aluminum. Fun stuff.

yonexred2113
10-17-2008, 10:12 AM
Donnay pro one midsize and cynetic 85, Lacoste (guy forget edition), Snauwaert ATP edition...

haha i have the pro one midsize, limited edition....i wonder what its worth

Conquistador
10-17-2008, 03:29 PM
Gamma Tradition 18 is a very rare racquet

Bud
02-13-2009, 12:55 AM
You have to go for the two nines. The nines have Farah Fawcett's picture, while the sixes have Leif Garrett's. :-)

Leif's hair was prettier :lol:

Hannah19
03-29-2009, 11:33 AM
[QUOTE=Greg Raven;2084403]I would include that Prince racquet from many years ago, the one for which they were asking $1000 new. I forget the name, now.

It was called "The Sovereign" by Prince.
Custom-handmade between 1986 -1989.
$1000,--!! a piece!
I have had 2 and sold them for way to little money on th****.
One of them went to Jens from 80s-tennis.com and it was recently posted his the website.
Nice sticks!!

gplracer
06-09-2009, 10:33 AM
I got the original Wilson Ultra. It must have a head size of 70sq in or less.

ayuname
06-09-2009, 11:06 AM
ProKennex Silver Ace Ceramic 90. I can't find one anywhere!

ipitythefool
06-09-2009, 12:08 PM
Donnay pro one midsize and cynetic 85, Lacoste (guy forget edition), Snauwaert ATP edition...

You mean Donnay Pro Cynetic One (85 sq head)? (The Pro Staff 6.0 85 head clone) Is this the racquet you are referring to as collectible?

TennisPassion5
06-09-2009, 12:37 PM
Surprised nobody said the PT57A or PT57E....they're only produced for any Head player in the top 100 or so, so to come in contact with one is quite rare.

ipitythefool
06-09-2009, 12:42 PM
Surprised nobody said the PT57A or PT57E....they're only produced for any Head player in the top 100 or so, so to come in contact with one is quite rare.

No, not top 100. A pro I know at #350ish plays with them. I would say easily top 500, NOT including ITFs

In D Zone
06-09-2009, 12:51 PM
Love to see a picture of the Lacoste Guitar shaped racquet.

.....................

BTW, here's a pic of Guy Forget with the Lacoste frame....

http://www.sporting-heroes.net/files_tennis/FORGET_Guy_1992_SF_T.jpg

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=213309


Any one own one of this? Please post a pic. Was this racquet every made available to the public?

Arafel
06-09-2009, 01:49 PM
Wilson Ultra 2 with the Standard head size. Not many people know about that frame. Wilson launched the Ultra 2 in three head sizes: standard, mid, and OS. The mid became a favorite of several players on the tour, mostly women ironically, given the SW. I think the standard was only in production for a year.

SOY78
06-09-2009, 01:53 PM
Just got my hands on a Wilson Javelin 95 sq.in.
Photos soon to come :)

rodracquet
03-28-2010, 11:35 PM
Hi all to this thread, please see www.tennishistory.com.au under the unusual racquets section and you will see many of those mentioned and more. Also some early Australian racquets called EMPIRE mid 1930's with key wind balance adjustment...........Rod

dennis1188
03-29-2010, 02:08 AM
a wilson ps 6.1, 98 sqin w/purple / blk . graphics , I saw in Florence Italy, 15 yrs. ago. was approx USD200!...never since, saw or heard of this one , elsewhere around the world.

dr325i
03-29-2010, 05:12 AM
No, not top 100. A pro I know at #350ish plays with them. I would say easily top 500, NOT including ITFs

Not true -- ask Clint (who's on these boards) and was ranked well within top 500 when he could NOT get them.

I have them and I am the top 10,000,000. Pretty much anyone can get them, but only a few directly (and for free) from Head. Generally, Head supplies them to the top 100 sponsored players + the ones expected to shine in the near future (Young, etc).
However, the latest news is that Head plans to completely disconnect the PT57x line and move everyone to the TGKs.