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Rorsach
02-23-2009, 12:00 PM
You never know what you're gonna get.

I've picked up these beauties over time, from left to right:

- Donnay Pro Ceramic 1, same mold as the Pro Cynetic 1
- Donnay Pro Graphite, with the weighting-system. Just screw different weights (4 choices: no weight, 10, 15 and 20 grams) into the butt and swing away. Different mold from the other two.
- Donnay Pro Cynetic 1, paintjob

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2336/donnay1.th.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/my.php?image=donnay1.jpg)

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7154/donnay2.th.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/my.php?image=donnay2.jpg)

Too bad the grommets on the Pro Graphite have completely disintegrated. If anyone has an idea with what i could replace them, i'll be grateful forever.

The flyer that comes with the different weights:

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7510/donnay3.jpg

jimbo333
02-23-2009, 04:37 PM
Nice looking frames:)

This line of Donnays really play nicely, I have a few. The trouble as you say is the grommets. I have a Pro Comfort 680 which I'd really like to use but the grommets have had it:( So if anyone knows where to get some, or what fits, that would be great?

NoNameZ
02-23-2009, 05:40 PM
You never know what you're gonna get.

I've picked up these beauties over time, from left to right:

- Donnay Pro Ceramic 1, same mold as the Pro Cynetic 1
- Donnay Pro Graphite, with the weighting-system. Just screw different weights (4 choices: no weight, 10, 15 and 20 grams) into the butt and swing away. Different mold from the other two.
- Donnay Pro Cynetic 1, paintjob

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2336/donnay1.th.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/my.php?image=donnay1.jpg)

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7154/donnay2.th.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/my.php?image=donnay2.jpg)

Too bad the grommets on the Pro Graphite have completely disintegrated. If anyone has an idea with what i could replace them, i'll be grateful forever.

The flyer that comes with the different weights:

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/7510/donnay3.jpg


hmm interesting, the Pro Cynetic 12 has both weights for the head and the butt. and the one for the butt is the Donnay "D" haha interesting

NoNameZ
02-23-2009, 05:41 PM
Rorsach, can you add your info about these frames on the thread below? people would be interested in knowing more about rackets similar to the Pro Cynetic series. Thanks

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=246698

plasma
02-23-2009, 07:27 PM
what's the one in the middle, the " pro spearmint cinetic"? looks like tom's machine and graphite pros love child!

Rorsach
02-23-2009, 08:50 PM
what's the one in the middle, the " pro spearmint cinetic"? looks like tom's machine and graphite pros love child!

If you click on that thumbnail, and click on the pic that loads in the next page AND click on that to enlarge it, you can see it's a Pro Graphite.

;)

plasma
02-23-2009, 09:14 PM
outstanding graphics on the donnay pro pepperrmint cinetic, Donnay were built like bmw's, I shouldn't have slept on the Pro series that I could have grabbed, some misleading stats labeled them as 90 but I have been told since that they are 85's. The amazing variety of graphics and flavors from this top Belgian firm interests me, braided graphite is sweeter than Lindt, Ferrero Rocher and Mozart Keugels combined....yes it's true, the simplest donut shops in europe top the finest bakeries in my country, same can be said of their women and racquets!

Rorsach
02-23-2009, 10:37 PM
outstanding graphics on the donnay pro pepperrmint cinetic, Donnay were built like bmw's, I shouldn't have slept on the Pro series that I could have grabbed, some misleading stats labeled them as 90 but I have been told since that they are 85's. The amazing variety of graphics and flavors from this top Belgian firm interests me, braided graphite is sweeter than Lindt, Ferrero Rocher and Mozart Keugels combined....yes it's true, the simplest donut shops in europe top the finest bakeries in my country, same can be said of their women and racquets!

But now you're comparing Swiss, Austrian and Italian chocolate to Belgian stuff. That's like comparing a Dodge to BMW.

Deuce
02-24-2009, 01:08 AM
No CGX?

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Rorsach
02-24-2009, 01:12 AM
Haven't come across one yet that wasn't heavily used.
If i remember correctly they're is one (quite used) at my local recycling shop, along with another white Donnay that looks like it's the same mold as the Cynetics. I'll pick them up this week and post some pics.

Can't go very wrong for 35 cents per stick.

plasma
02-24-2009, 02:42 AM
I was going to throw my CGX into a big charity shipment tomorrow, you guys are making me rethink it, those kids will probably grow up jaded anyways, then again if I donate the oversize racquets only, they are surely doomed to a life of violence and despair....decisions, decisions....??? can one begian midsize save a troubled child? ...does anyone have the complete listing of the entire Pro Cinetic line? Every major city should have an interactive racquet museum, with hitting bays and complete histories next to each model...I would spend some time in the pro cinetic room, every one I see is my new favorite!

origmarm
02-24-2009, 03:54 AM
hmm interesting, the Pro Cynetic 12 has both weights for the head and the butt. and the one for the butt is the Donnay "D" haha interesting

Yeah this is the one I have, some of the weights are missing though. The head weights are like coloured strips you slot in at 3&9

plasma
02-24-2009, 04:06 AM
combination of art,science, a childs game, and contemporay style. The european racquet renaissance of the 80's is over.The masters are dead. The skills are *****...plasma weeps.

If Pete chose a donnay and not the ps 85 the procinetic would be worth 2,000 (estimated price of nwt st.v on Japanese ****) and the prostaffs would go for 32$ (recent price of prokinetic on major auction site),pro kinetic weights would be worth more than gold! (lets see pics of the removable pws pls)

origmarm
02-24-2009, 10:06 AM
combination of art,science, a childs game, and contemporay style. The european racquet renaissance of the 80's is over.The masters are dead. The skills are *****...plasma weeps.

If Pete chose a donnay and not the ps 85 the procinetic would be worth 2,000 (estimated price of nwt st.v on Japanese ****) and the prostaffs would go for 32$ (recent price of prokinetic on major auction site),pro kinetic weights would be worth more than gold! (lets see pics of the removable pws pls)

The removable PWS are in Luxembourg at the moment along with all my non playing racquets. I'm next over there at Easter so I'll take some pics then, I have to remember to take a few woodie pics (an old Fort nothing special) so I'll probably remember but remind me nearer the time and I'll take them and post

plasma
02-28-2009, 08:58 PM
It would be easy for companies today to manufacture removable pws thingies. I'm sure a company like yonex coulld even do it well. Outside of gimmicks for club racquets, players racquets are morphing into a clone of the same expensive peice of *****, stock up on those 200g's and ps 85's!!!