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racquetdynamics
04-14-2010, 03:02 AM
Has anyone tested any of the tennis racquets from Solinco? Details are on www.solincosports.com
These look at first glance to be classic player's frames with a nice narrow beam. No idea where they can be purchased though, if anyone knows please post here.

Thanks

Ten_nuts
04-14-2010, 06:40 AM
Hi, you are quick at getting new info. I've never heard about this Solinco. I don't know about the racquets but i do like Solinco string. I'll check them out soon. Thanks for bringing this up, bro.

zapvor
04-14-2010, 07:15 AM
exciting. thanks for the link

roger nadal
04-14-2010, 08:06 AM
It would be nice if they had a 95 inchrr on there

Mig1NC
04-16-2010, 03:00 AM
Wow. That is one pimp looking racquet.

I may have to get one of those and a gold tooth.

Seriously though, they do look sexy.

Danstevens
04-16-2010, 03:51 AM
The Pro 10x looks quite interesting. Any info on pricing yet?

jamauss
05-15-2010, 12:12 AM
There are some USTA Jr. Development coaches/kids at the tennis complex here in town this week. One of the kids must be sponsored by Solinco or something - I strung a Solinco Pro 7 of his with tour bite. It's a pretty sweet looking racquet - was an 18x20 pattern in a 98" headsize I think. No pics, sorry. :lol:

Mig1NC
05-15-2010, 02:19 AM
Yeah, I emailed with them. Right now they have no retail sales yet, but are working with acadamies.

Sounds like a good strategy.

The guy mentioned it migth be possible to work out an individual sale, but you would have to call in and talk to them.

I wonder if this thing is built on any pre-existing molds: http://www.solincosports.com/rackets/images/rac1%20large.jpg

Mansewerz
05-15-2010, 08:56 AM
Any idea of stiffness?

schaefferm46
05-15-2010, 10:19 AM
I have hit with this racket. I think the heavy version. It is a great racket similar to a Head Radical or Wilson Blade.

Also I have been using the Tour Bite string for 3 or 4 months and it is by far the best poly I have tried. Better then luxilon in my opinion. Id advise everyone to give it a shot.

Mig1NC
05-15-2010, 01:34 PM
Any idea of stiffness?

I was told depending on the model around 70.

skyzoo
05-15-2010, 03:38 PM
Pro 10 looks gnarly.

genius24
05-15-2010, 09:23 PM
Wow. That is one pimp looking racquet.

I may have to get one of those and a gold tooth.

Seriously though, they do look sexy.

i saw the racquet on the website as well and i agree it looks sick. ive never tried the racquet, but i am currently using solinco strings (solinco revolution) and absolutely love it. i wouldnt be surprised if the solinco racquets are awesome as well.

genius24
05-15-2010, 09:26 PM
Has anyone tested any of the tennis racquets from Solinco? Details are on www.solincosports.com
These look at first glance to be classic player's frames with a nice narrow beam. No idea where they can be purchased though, if anyone knows please post here.

Thanks

ive never ordered racquets, but i have ordered several reels by emailing them at this address. give it a try.

genius24
05-15-2010, 09:27 PM
ive never ordered racquets, but i have ordered several reels by emailing them at this address. give it a try.

sorry. here it is:

sales@solincosports.com

orangettecoleman
05-15-2010, 10:45 PM
I'm not sure I would trust a manufacturer who sells tennis "rackets"...

richie65
05-15-2010, 10:51 PM
Take a look at the 3rd pic closely and see if the font/style for the specs resembles the way specs are listed on the Becker frames.

Is this a Becker 11 mold?

Mig1NC
05-16-2010, 03:04 AM
I don't think so. The headshape is too different. http://www.borisbecker.com/en/racquets/becker-series/becker-11-295g/

http://www.solincosports.com/rackets/images/rac1%20large.jpg

skyzoo
05-16-2010, 05:49 AM
Beam width looks ridiculously thin.

Don't Let It Bounce
05-16-2010, 01:23 PM
So, is "Nickel-Mesh Technology" similar to Prince's "Titanium-Copper-Tungsten Braid": that is, the marketing department's term for what most of us call "weight"?

(That's not to ridicule the racquet, since weight in the right places is a good thing; it's merely to ridicule the practice of obscuring what makes a good racquet good.)

nCode747
05-16-2010, 02:02 PM
Next babolat? Maybe

tursafinov
05-16-2010, 08:50 PM
In reference to the mold - it seems to me that it's the same as Dunlop 300g/ Tecnifibre T-fight 320/335 - maybe TF sold their molds to Solinco when they adopted the Marcos Baghdatis Fischer Mpro1 molds.

I could be wrong, but the handle looks a bit too square, not enough taper.

~Tursa

Viper
05-16-2010, 10:15 PM
I'm not sure I would trust a manufacturer who sells tennis "rackets"...


"racket" and "racquet" are both correct ways to spell it.

Hidious
05-17-2010, 11:59 AM
Actually, firefox's spell check underlines "racquet" as bad spelling while "racket" is accepted. Weird.

classic tennis
05-17-2010, 07:02 PM
In reference to the mold - it seems to me that it's the same as Dunlop 300g/ Tecnifibre T-fight 320/335 - maybe TF sold their molds to Solinco when they adopted the Marcos Baghdatis Fischer Mpro1 molds.

I could be wrong, but the handle looks a bit too square, not enough taper.

~Tursa

Or maybe they just used the same "Open Mold" ! There plenty of them laying around rusting in Taichung and Southern China.

TennisNinja
05-17-2010, 07:25 PM
A coach at one of the clubs I play at has one.

genius24
05-17-2010, 08:34 PM
i bet it would look sweet with their new black string

Ace man
09-04-2010, 04:42 AM
ive used solinco revolution an loved it (it did hurt my arm so i had to stop playing with it :( ) lots of control good string and great price, also i saw that they now sell 2 of solinco's rackets on tenniswarehouse.com , no one has reviewed them on the website but the seem to look pretty interesting.

whomad15
09-05-2010, 10:11 PM
thin beam width at 21mm? I've used POGs for quite a while and those are 19mm, recently got a first run 1984 oversized and it's probably more like a 15mm or 16mm

suppawat
09-06-2010, 05:22 AM
Having a quick hit with Pro 10 with Solinco Tour Bite on, I found this combination really interesting. Of course, the cosmetic is really eye-catching and make this frame shines on a court. Pro 10 feels like something between Head Prestige MP and Radical MP, very versatile racquet. The feel on ball impact is solid, and very stable. Tour Bite is also good even on a full job. It's not as harsh as Alu Power. It's really good for hard hitter. Power and spin are tremendous. If you don't hit hard regularly, this is simply a so-so string.
http://fnacaw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pANUMevd9u2sjElOwF9UVpbj018hdl1KwM6aonreRB0M_M-gvHrQJDckaIA_jpCE5TI0RaW4nRhCJys1ZZR0yBEE4J8i7igdo/Solinco_Pro10_01.jpg
http://fnacaw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pq13Sl_MhNMQGcmn6_hlbYnjS7SIbP49OGSljqvmefeXWGkl XT7SS2Ond6cpEt5g-pT0cI7yVDv7KSJozoJ_dNyrYyu-JrtIp/Solinco_Pro10_02.jpg

For Pro 8, I have Solinco Barb Wire on. It plays like Head Radical MP but a bit stiffer. So it's good for all-courters. The power level is low and require full swing on every shot. Part of that is from the string that is less elastic than Tour Bite. I like Pro 10 + Tour Bite better.
http://fnacaw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pK68Jip5zLdvjOIBEpVtSRcZhsUur6wRHAMbTXrSZa0NYcON Q0CEaUlETzVBf9mxUpxZFU2IGEhQUKEPVTNTU8kstmCU80MlU/Solinco_Pro8_02.jpg
http://fnacaw.bay.livefilestore.com/y1pakjT7kzJJoTB2hLRGTtwibNi0coJMi_btVNDJVm1EzpDKST 3f6FsLOPkcv0gRZ1UwSf-m36GLJWUzDdbkun1pAEhnvdy4Sl9/Solinco_Pro8_01.jpg

ericsson
09-06-2010, 05:40 AM
Having a quick hit with Pro 10 with Solinco Tour Bite on, I found this combination really interesting. Of course, the cosmetic is really eye-catching and make this frame shines on a court. Pro 10 feels like something between Head Prestige MP and Radical MP, very versatile racquet. The feel on ball impact is solid, and very stable. Tour Bite is also good even on a full job. It's not as harsh as Alu Power. It's really good for hard hitter. Power and spin are tremendous. If you don't hit hard regularly, this is simply a so-so string.
For Pro 8, I have Solinco Barb Wire on. It plays like Head Radical MP but a bit stiffer. So it's good for all-courters. The power level is low and require full swing on every shot. Part of that is from the string that is less elastic than Tour Bite. I like Pro 10 + Tour Bite better.


Sawasdee krap Suppawat, i don't think Solinco has a dealer in Thailand :-), did you ship them over?

ps: great pics like always although i dont like your background too much...

suppawat
09-06-2010, 06:47 AM
Sawasdee krap Suppawat, i don't think Solinco has a dealer in Thailand :-), did you ship them over?

ps: great pics like always although i dont like your background too much...

Hi Ericsson,

My friend's shop imported those Solinco products. We are testing a lot of tennis stuffs (several brands) including 10+ racquets and 20+ strings. Right now, these Solinco frames are being tested by one of junior champions (ranked in top 5). We will see the feedback from him soon.

Yeah, the background of those pictures looks a bit messy but you can see a nice reflection of concrete surface on the frame :) Those pictures are taken by a phone camera (HTC HD2).

Cheers,
Suppawat

Speedflex315
09-06-2010, 07:50 AM
It's so bad that we can't buy them here in the Netherlands i would really like to demo the Pro 10

Bartelby
09-06-2010, 08:48 AM
TW already has a review up on its Youtube Channel.

ericsson
09-06-2010, 11:17 AM
Hi Ericsson,

My friend's shop imported those Solinco products. We are testing a lot of tennis stuffs (several brands) including 10+ racquets and 20+ strings. Right now, these Solinco frames are being tested by one of junior champions (ranked in top 5). We will see the feedback from him soon.

Yeah, the background of those pictures looks a bit messy but you can see a nice reflection of concrete surface on the frame :) Those pictures are taken by a phone camera (HTC HD2).

Cheers,
Suppawat


Wow that's cool, i think i know which shop you mean ;-)
i have some tour bites to test here in the coming weeks...