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gamma366
02-20-2010, 07:04 AM
Dear friends, is there someone that can tell me what racquet playing with Victor Amaya? I remeber him with a graphite frame with the logo "K" painted on the strings. Was it a Kawasaki Ruler? Tanks a lot

swedechris
02-20-2010, 01:56 PM
He used Yamaha YFG 30 or YFG 50 as i recall it.

gpt
02-20-2010, 07:43 PM
when he came to australia in the late 70's he used a yamaha. the 'k' may have been for klipspringer strings.

gamma366
02-21-2010, 12:44 AM
Thanks a lot guys but are you quite sure? Cause I remember an all black frame, different from a yamaha one! Can you show me any photo?

TENNISSLAVE
02-21-2010, 02:35 AM
I saw him play at wimby and he used a Yamaha yfg then .. so did some other big servers like Hank Pfister.

Amaya served very very well he clocked that ball.

gamma366
02-21-2010, 12:34 PM
Do you know if he played with other racquets?

tandayu
02-22-2010, 02:15 PM
I only remember he used Yamaha

on side note, wheeeew he had breakpoint against Borg at Wimbledon, but the great Swede served his 2nd serve to Amaya's forehand, caught Amaya in shock and missed the return

gamma366
02-23-2010, 05:04 AM
Do you know where to find any photos on the web?

Rabbit
02-23-2010, 05:40 AM
For some reason, I also remember Amaya using a Kawasaki early on. I know he went to Yamaha, but I thought he was a Kawasaki Graphite Ruler user early on.

Colpo
02-23-2010, 08:08 AM
For some reason, I also remember Amaya using a Kawasaki early on. I know he went to Yamaha, but I thought he was a Kawasaki Graphite Ruler user early on.

He definitely used a Kawasaki Graphite Ruler at some point, and not just Yamaha frames.

Somewhere, Victor Amaya's ears are burning!

gamma366
02-23-2010, 11:11 AM
Somewhere, Victor Amaya's ears burning!

Very nice Colpo! But I hope that it's a beautiful fire for the great Victor!Thanks a lot to you and rabbit ! You confirmed my memories!
I'm waiting for some photos! Please call Victor for me!!!

gamma366
02-26-2012, 07:25 AM
Hi guys, here is a photo of the racquet I described! Was it a Kawa?
http://http://www.vendio.com/stores/finyophotos/item/sport/victor-amaya-usa-tennis-player/lid=4026934

gamma366
02-26-2012, 07:30 AM
Sorry, here is the right link!http://www.vendio.com/stores/finyophotos/item/sport/victor-amaya-usa-tennis-player/lid=4026934

duusoo
02-26-2012, 09:14 AM
as a junior and college player, I believe he used a Spalding World Open.

NLBwell
02-26-2012, 03:02 PM
I used a Spalding World Open in college. Didn't know any pro ever used one.

coachrick
02-26-2012, 05:49 PM
I used a Spalding World Open in college. Didn't know any pro ever used one.

Really reaching here, but I thought Jeff Austin used one way back.

duusoo
02-27-2012, 04:32 AM
Really reaching here, but I thought Jeff Austin used one way back.John Whittlinger in College

racquetfreak
02-27-2012, 07:55 AM
Hi guys, here is a photo of the racquet I described! Was it a Kawa?
http://http://www.vendio.com/stores/finyophotos/item/sport/victor-amaya-usa-tennis-player/lid=4026934

hard to tell from photo - but best guess is kawasaki ruler.

PBODY99
02-27-2012, 11:10 AM
Saw him use it at the US Pro Indoor in Philadelphia. Cliff Drysdale also use that model. I broke one and switched to the Red Rulerflex.
Jeff Austin used that frame when Tracy was using her Spalding http://www.woodtennis.com/new5lady1.jpg, which looked a lot like her old Kramer Autograph

Don't Let It Bounce
02-27-2012, 09:56 PM
I never saw him play, but I'd guess a 6'7" lefty swinging a hefty composite frame in those days brought a big, nasty serve. Did he?

Hannah19
02-28-2012, 10:21 AM
hard to tell from photo - but best guess is kawasaki ruler.

It might even be a open throat wood composite like the Pro Shot.
The shaft of the Graphite Ruler is a bit more asymetric and in this shot the top and side of the racket seems to be of a lighter color than the shaft. Like if it's made of wood.

gamma366
03-14-2012, 11:15 AM
It might even be a open throat wood composite like the Pro Shot.
The shaft of the Graphite Ruler is a bit more asymetric and in this shot the top and side of the racket seems to be of a lighter color than the shaft. Like if it's made of wood.

Thanks a lot Hanna19, but I remember very well him playing with a black graphite frame. What you say about the photo, could be artifacts of black and white.