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Thepowerofchoice
11-02-2008, 07:29 PM
I was walking around the flea market today in the rain in Orange county hoping to find a brand new Pro Staff St. Vincent (ha ha) but I ended up with a Tony Trabert C-6 Graphite. I did some research and it came out in the late 70's and was retailing for few hundred dollars. It has a standard head size (65 in??), black with yellow stripe around it. It is in excellent condition. Any information on this beauty classic would be greatly appreciated.

game set match 46 TIMES!!
11-02-2008, 07:36 PM
pics pics pics!!!

nCode747
11-02-2008, 07:46 PM
pics pics pics!!!

I second that motion

Thepowerofchoice
11-02-2008, 07:54 PM
pics pics pics!!!

Give me 10 mins

Thepowerofchoice
11-02-2008, 08:09 PM
Here are some pics.

http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/346/img7951tp6.th.jpg (http://img354.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img7951tp6.jpg)

http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/1271/img7945st7.th.jpg (http://img354.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img7945st7.jpg)

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6152/img7938gj5.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img7938gj5.jpg)

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5979/img7937as6.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img7937as6.jpg)

heathenrider
11-02-2008, 11:37 PM
That things looks to be in brand new condtion

treblings
11-03-2008, 01:06 AM
great find:)that racket deserves a better home than a flea market.

atatu
11-03-2008, 06:22 AM
I've got one also, I remember when these came out around 1977, some rich guy at my club had one, there was definitely a time when it was a much sought after freame.

Il Mostro
11-03-2008, 06:32 AM
Really nice catch, man.

drakulie
11-03-2008, 06:55 AM
How much did you pay for it???

khw72004
11-03-2008, 08:49 AM
I have one it plays like a beauty. Crisp feel, great control. overall one of the best rackets i've played with. can you post the link where you found info on the racket?

gsquicksilver
11-03-2008, 10:06 AM
lol, you found that at golden west college huh?

mdjenders
11-03-2008, 10:45 AM
great racquet! it is super stiff and hefty, so when you get it moving smoothly, it really plows the ball. massive stiffness in such a small head gives really an interesting sensation.

have a hit with it. it will be fun.

Thepowerofchoice
11-03-2008, 11:00 AM
lol, you found that at golden west college huh?

Right on...how did you know?

Thepowerofchoice
11-03-2008, 11:01 AM
How much did you pay for it???

This will break your heart...My hard earn $1.00

Thepowerofchoice
11-03-2008, 11:04 AM
I have one it plays like a beauty. Crisp feel, great control. overall one of the best rackets i've played with. can you post the link where you found info on the racket?

I don't have any info on this racquet but I did find an ad for this racquet in my old 1976 tennis magazine. Anyone have any ideas?

drakulie
11-03-2008, 11:21 AM
This will break your heart...My hard earn $1.00

I'm not surprised. I've purchased a few vincents for a buck at flea markets and garage sales. Also at goodwill.

treblings
11-03-2008, 11:27 AM
I'm not surprised. I've purchased a few vincents for a buck at flea markets and garage sales. Also at goodwill.

iīve had the same experience. only i donīt pick up st.vincents but usually old prestiges or other head rackets.
how do you determine whether itīs a st.vincent or not? just look for the code ending with a q, or could you tell the difference without looking at the code?

Thepowerofchoice
11-03-2008, 11:46 AM
I'm not surprised. I've purchased a few vincents for a buck at flea markets and garage sales. Also at goodwill.

man...great deals.

gsquicksilver
11-03-2008, 02:20 PM
Right on...how did you know?

i've seen it at golden west for the past 2 weeks already. i thought about buying it, but i have too many racquets already.

lol, it probably still has my finger prints on it, haha

Thepowerofchoice
11-03-2008, 02:45 PM
i've seen it at golden west for the past 2 weeks already. i thought about buying it, but i have too many racquets already.

lol, it probably still has my finger prints on it, haha

Man...you must have tons of racquets to pass the racquet like this. I guess it was my lucky day. I'm going to string it tomorrow with Prince synthetic gut 17 duraflex at 50 lbs and take this 30+ years old classic for a ride.

kalic
11-03-2008, 10:47 PM
I found my current No1 racquet on flea market, Yonex RD7, for about 10$ :)

treblings
11-04-2008, 12:31 AM
I found my current No1 racquet on flea market, Yonex RD7, for about 10$ :)

Did you know you picked up a great one when you bought it or did it come as a surprise after you played it:)

I picked up a Fischer Superform Stan Smith in vg condition last week. i am still smiling

hmhoek
11-06-2008, 12:13 AM
One Goodwill I was in recently had 3 ProStaff Lite 6.9s, a ProStaff 5.9 and a Hammer 7.4 for like $2.50 each. They all needed strings, but they had no cracks in the frames that I could find. Another shop had an intact Head Graphite Director TXD for $4 and a Chinese ProStaff 6.0 95 for $4.

It was a very good day.

kalic
11-06-2008, 12:36 AM
Did you know you picked up a great one when you bought it or did it come as a surprise after you played it:)

I picked up a Fischer Superform Stan Smith in vg condition last week. i am still smiling

I know specs, and I expected a good racquet for my game (spinny baseliner), but I am so suprised with precision and big sweetspot. Great one !