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yuth
04-07-2009, 10:47 PM
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Mr. & Miss. ADVANTAGE

I have heard that "The Wilson Advantage is the king of woods" right?

"The Wilson Advantage is the king of woods. Acknowledged by collectors as being among the most beautiful wood tennis racquets ever made, its stellar performance as one of the best evolutions of the Wilson woods also place it among the most capabable wood racquets in existence. This rare racquet is one of the very few remaining brand-new examples available."

From: http://www.retroracquets.com/advantage.htm


I have a near mint one on my wall and strung with black mutifilament GAMMA string at 55 lbs.

Any wood expert please comments.

yuth
04-07-2009, 11:01 PM
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http://upload.tarad.com/images/603708advantage-3-full.jpg (http://upload.tarad.com)

This is my first wooden racquet. I have heard a lot of people saying good things about ADVANTAGE feel. The racquet is no longer available in the market today and rare to find. The one I've got may be the only few in Thailand.

Look: Men advantage is one of the sexiest racquets I have ever seen. It comes with gold & black rubberized finished. Unfortunately, the black leather grip kind of ruin the overall look.

First Hit: On the first hit, I was almost given up this racquet. It's so heavy and the balance but head light enough to wield around comfortably. It feels pretty much like or better than Donnay Borg Pro which I had.

The racquet is pretty stable on both forehand and backhand, especially flat shots. I love it very much when I hit the ball every shot.

The Bottom Line: Now I understand how classic wooden feel like :) The racquet is too heavy, but too stable. So it's not really for a modern agressive game today. Rather it fits to those who stay pretty much in defensive or baseline mode. Compared to Borg pro,JK prostaff, JK autograph. I like advantage > Borg pro > both JK.


This is the first wooden racquest that I have.

Thanks,

Yuth

jimbo333
04-08-2009, 03:21 AM
The Spalding Natural is another really great looking wood racquet:)

Also Snauwaert made some beautiful wood racquets. I think these were all made in Belgium:):)

plasma
04-08-2009, 11:18 AM
Snauwaert and Donnay used to do this as well. it was soooo "Ron Burgundy". The man's scepter and a matching one for his lady as well....I love it!

joe sch
04-08-2009, 07:24 PM
http://upload.tarad.com/images/702237advantage-1-full.jpg (http://upload.tarad.com)

This is my first wooden racquet. I have heard a lot of people saying good things about ADVANTAGE feel. The racquet is no longer available in the market today and rare to find. The one I've got may be the only few in Thailand.

The Bottom Line: Now I understand how classic wooden feel like :) The racquet is too heavy, but too stable. So it's not really for a modern agressive game today. Rather it fits to those who stay pretty much in defensive or baseline mode. Compared to Borg pro,JK prostaff, JK autograph. I like advantage > Borg pro > both JK.

Yuth

The Wilson Advantage is one of the latest and greatest wood rackets. Its beautiful and a great playing stick. I like to add even more weight to this and most wood rackets. It is not limited to a baseliner ... I believe it plays pretty close the the wilson JK prostaff which Mac used to play his allcourt S/V attacking game. I play the same kind of game with my Wilson Advantages. Also, its no more rare than most of the other new wood rackets that can still be found alll over the world with various collectors and dealers.

Bud
04-08-2009, 08:55 PM
I have a few brand new Wilson Advantages and one new Lady Advantage. I like the feel of the Lady Advantage in my hand. It's got a smooth, slick, solid feel to it. It's also more streamlined than the more masculine version.

I sold another new Lady Advantage to Virginia, recently. I wonder if she's had a chance to string it up and hit with it?? :)

Virginia
04-09-2009, 03:19 PM
No, Bud, I haven't as yet. I agree that it's a most beautiful racquet though and I definitely will give it some court time at some point, along with the "male" version.

plasma
04-19-2009, 12:49 PM
without being overdone, busy or too complex, the (now retro) graphics on these woods are phenomenally classy. I'm guessing that these were the BMW's and mercedes of racquets before Howard Head broke the mold with the Prince Graphite (Bentely Fortissimo)