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harniss
03-11-2008, 11:38 AM
Guys,

I just broke the frame on my last Gamma, it's one of the Diamond Series. (t-9.5) I LOVED these racquets and have had trouble locating them. Can anybody recommend a replacement in the current Gamma line that has a similar feel? Or another brand? I'd demo a bunch if I had the time, but I'd rather just narrow my search with some advice. Thanks...

meowmix
03-11-2008, 02:01 PM
I think the Gamma Diamond 9.5 was a 12 ounce racket without a cross bar that was the decendent of the Gamma Tradition 18. The new version of it is the G325, which is exactly the same specs as the Tradition 18.

ckthegreek
03-11-2008, 02:39 PM
Guys,

I just broke the frame on my last Gamma, it's one of the Diamond Series. (t-9.5) I LOVED these racquets and have had trouble locating them. Can anybody recommend a replacement in the current Gamma line that has a similar feel? Or another brand? I'd demo a bunch if I had the time, but I'd rather just narrow my search with some advice. Thanks...

What are the specs? Vantage may be a good alternative.

stox
03-11-2008, 03:19 PM
I think the Gamma Diamond 9.5 was a 12 ounce racket without a cross bar that was the decendent of the Gamma Tradition 18. The new version of it is the G325, which is exactly the same specs as the Tradition 18.

There is no cross bar on the 9.5.
http://www.racquetfinder.com/FMPro?hsMin=90&hsMax=100&lMin=26.5&lMax=27.5&wMin=11.4&wMax=12.200000000000001&swMin=309&swMax=325&fMin=61&fMax=71
Those are some alternatives from the TW racquet finder.

meowmix
03-11-2008, 05:47 PM
There is no cross bar on the 9.5.
http://www.racquetfinder.com/FMPro?hsMin=90&hsMax=100&lMin=26.5&lMax=27.5&wMin=11.4&wMax=12.200000000000001&swMin=309&swMax=325&fMin=61&fMax=71
Those are some alternatives from the TW racquet finder.

That's what I said, no crossbar. The G325 is a DIRECT descendent of that racket: in fact, the specs are the EXACT same.

Also, you can find the G325 Strung for about 80 bucks on reputable online dealers and 65 on the bay

harniss
03-12-2008, 11:20 AM
Thanks for the help guys, y'all are a pretty knowledgeable bunch...Certainly saved me some time. I will be back on this forum now that I know it's around...

SteveI
03-12-2008, 11:53 AM
I think the Gamma Diamond 9.5 was a 12 ounce racket without a cross bar that was the decendent of the Gamma Tradition 18. The new version of it is the G325, which is exactly the same specs as the Tradition 18.

Hi,

The specs are very close: The G325 and the Trad 18... all but maybe the most important one - "SwingWeight".

G325 - 307
Trad 18 - 330

All things being equal, the Trad 18 would hit a much heavier ball and be harder to get thur the strike zone than the G325. The DF 9.5 is a stiffer frame than either the Trad 18 or the G325.

Flex Trad 18 - 61
G325 - 58
DF9.5 - 66

The frame with the cross-bar is the Gamma DF9.0

Regards,
Steve

meowmix
03-12-2008, 06:20 PM
My mistake. Didn't take a look at the specs again. Should have...

meowmix
03-12-2008, 06:20 PM
Hi,

The specs are very close: The G325 and the Trad 18... all but maybe the most important one - "SwingWeight".

G325 - 307
Trad 18 - 330

All things being equal, the Trad 18 would hit a much heavier ball and be harder to get thur the strike zone than the G325. The DF 9.5 is a stiffer frame than either the Trad 18 or the G325.

Flex Trad 18 - 61
G325 - 58
DF9.5 - 66

The frame with the cross-bar is the Gamma DF9.0

Regards,
Steve

Out of curiosity, is the Gamma Ipex 7.0 MP the decendent of the DF9.0?

SteveI
03-13-2008, 01:33 AM
Out of curiosity, is the Gamma Ipex 7.0 MP the decendent of the DF9.0?

Hi,

The mold is very much the same. The specs are somewhat close.

Gamma Diamond Fiber F-9.0 Midplus
Head size: 98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
Balance: 11pts Head Light
Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
Swingweight: 324
Weight: 12.1oz / 343g
Stiffness: 66 (0-100)
Power Level: Low-Medium
Construction: 20mm Straight Beam
Swing Speed: Fast
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 18 Crosses
Composition: Graphite with Diamond Fiber

Gamma 7.0 MP

Head size: 98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
Balance: 6pts Head Light
Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
Swingweight: 313
Weight: 11.5oz / 326g
Stiffness: 62 (0-100)
Power Level: Low
Construction: 20 mm Straight Beam
Swing Speed: Fast
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 18 Crosses
Composition: Graphite Glass / Air Carbon with Ipex Nanotechnology