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MAXXply
04-14-2010, 08:15 AM
Just wondering where this model fit in Puma's racket history and lineage ? :confused:
Graphite/ceramic composite, PCS, 105sq.in approx.

http://i44.tinypic.com/2gt9sls.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/23rtwmv.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/1070vhd.jpg

Colpo
04-14-2010, 11:01 AM
Nice racquet. I recall this frame being one of about 3 flagship issues from Puma for their final year of newish merchandise in the States, maybe 1988. Another model was called the Top Flex. There might've been a Top Spin too, or maybe I'm just imagining that. Puma was still making the Becker Super viably but had gravitated away from putting Boris's name on every frame, perhaps because the end was near re: their relationship with him. Becker started to wear Fila togs in the first half of 1988. Never found a walk-in shop that sold these models.

Love50
04-15-2010, 01:01 PM
I seem to have a "Top Pro" in my collection too.

SirSweetSpot
04-15-2010, 04:36 PM
Gorgeous stick!

goldenyama
04-15-2010, 06:44 PM
Nice!! Can you weigh it for us? Any impressions on how it plays?

BTW...whats the grip size? Any plans to sell or trade?

MAXXply
04-16-2010, 01:08 AM
Nice!! Can you weigh it for us? Any impressions on how it plays? BTW...whats the grip size? Any plans to sell or trade?

Funny, I bought a cheap digital weigh scale a few days ago for this specific purpose (and to weigh the rest of my stash) but the display was faulty. I hope to give you a weight as soon as I get a working scale. I haven't hit with it yet but it definitely swings quite maneuverably. It's a 4 1/2 grip. And speaking as an enthusiast with more rackets than money, yes, I would be willing to sell - every man has his price :)

TMR
04-19-2010, 03:20 PM
I seem to have a "Top Pro" in my collection too.
I can confirm this; I also have a Top Pro.

I.M. Weasel
04-22-2010, 04:04 AM
Played by former pro Slobodan Zivojinovic
I had a pair of those...
Over 350g and headlight.
I also had Top Speed Lady which was slightly ligter and violet instead of grey.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slobodan_%C5%BDivojinovi%C4%87
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u150/JasamLasica/Bobo/1563020.jpg
All the best!!!:)

MAXXply
04-22-2010, 07:13 AM
Played by former pro Slobodan Zivojinovic
I had a pair of those...
Over 350g and headlight.
I also had Top Speed Lady which was slightly ligter and violet instead of grey.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slobodan_%C5%BDivojinovi%C4%87
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u150/JasamLasica/Bobo/1563020.jpg
All the best!!!:)

Thanks for digging that out - I thought it looked familiar in the hands of someone from the past...:)

I.M. Weasel
04-23-2010, 06:46 AM
These pictures were taken last year by my daughter during her road trip to Belgrade. This racquet is an exhibit in FC Red Star Museum in Belgrade, Serbia. Slobodan Zivojinovic used to play for Red Star tennis club.
http://www.crvenazvezdafk.com/muzej.htm
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u150/JasamLasica/Bobo/HPIM1270.jpg
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u150/JasamLasica/Bobo/aHPIM1272.jpg
CHECK OUT THE CUSTOM THROAT PIECE!!!
All the best! :)