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Tennis Man
04-15-2010, 02:15 PM
I recently did a little exercise and weighted all my favorite classics in their "combat uniform" (leather grip with overgrip, head tape, Nat gut string with a few exceptions as indicated). Here's what I got:

13.9 DONNAY PRO CYNETIC 1(Bosworth Arias Stock with custom bumper)
13.6 LACOSTE TOP 341
13.5 LACOSTE LT 301
13.3 DONNAY BORG BORON
13.2 WILSON PS 85 ST VINCENT
13.1 HEAD PRO TOUR 280 (AUSTRIA)
13.0 WILSON JACK KRAMER STAFF (ST V)
13.0 WILSON CLASSIC 6.1
13.0 WILSON K90 KARBON BLACK
13.0 DONNAY PRO CYNETIC 1
13.0 SPALDING ATP PRO STOCK 200
12.9 WILSON PS 85 CHICAGO
12.8 HEAD ELEKTRA PRO
12.8 HEAD PRESTIGE PRO (Original, Austria)
12.8 HEAD PRESTIGE CLASSIC 600 (Austria)
12.7 WILSON ULTRA 2 (SV)
12.7 WILSON STING
12.6 HEAD TXP (my main stick right now)
12.5 WILSON ULTRA KEVLAR 95 FPK
12.4 HEAD ELITE PRO - CAP grommet
12.3 PRO KENNEX BLACK ACE 86
12.1 CAYMAN TNT 90 - (it 's just begging for some lead)
12.0 HEAD TX EDGE
12.0 WILSON PRO STAFF 95

Anything below 12 oz feels ridiculously light, except maybe LM Radical Tour and I.Radical MP.

Donnay/Lacoste and Wilson are obvious heavyweights b/c of their solid braided graphite construction. Haven't seen any of them warp.

Head racquets are just from another planet. I love the aerodynamic design and playing characteristics of the thin-beam Prestiges but tubular (hollow) construction is arguably not the best. They warp over time.

What do your classics weigh?

pshulam
04-15-2010, 08:26 PM
Mine ranges from 350 - 366g (12.35 - 12.9oz).

Tennis Man
04-16-2010, 07:54 AM
Mine ranges from 350 - 366g (12.35 - 12.9oz).

what racquets are these?

coachrick
04-16-2010, 09:03 AM
Most of the '70s metal rackets I'm using lately are 13 1/4 - 13 3/4oz. I do have a 4 7/8" HEAVY Jack Kramer Auto on the way...I hope I can swing it! :)

pshulam
04-16-2010, 03:48 PM
what racquets are these?

PC600 - Austria
Head Graphite Pro - black USA
Wilson PS85
Head Comp Tour 85
PK Copper Ace

FedererClone
04-17-2010, 01:10 PM
FWIW:
13oz-14.5oz:

Wilson Pro Staff 6.6 85
Wilson Reflex (14.5oz)
Wilson Pro Matrix
Wilson Kramer Staff

...although lately I have lowered the Reflex to its 13.2 oz string weight; gets hefty late in the second set otherwise....

FedererClone
04-17-2010, 03:35 PM
12.7 WILSON STING
12.6 HEAD TXP (my main stick right now)

...I have the txe-- how does the TXP compare? I initially was in awe of this 81sq/in stick; then leaded in different variations but went back to Wilson... BTW the Sting SC ceramic graphite is a nice frame too... interesting feel without the stabilizer bar

Tennis Man
04-18-2010, 07:18 PM
...I have the txe-- how does the TXP compare? I initially was in awe of this 81sq/in stick; then leaded in different variations but went back to Wilson... BTW the Sting SC ceramic graphite is a nice frame too... interesting feel without the stabilizer bar

TXP plays similar to Prestige Pro although it's slightly lighter (12.1 oz vs 12.7 oz strung) and feels stiffer than PP. TXE is on it's own. It has exactly same weight as my TXPs but the head size is a bit too small for me. :)

Here's the strung weight comparison:

TXE 12.1
TXP 12.1
Prestige Pro 12.7
PC 600 (Star Trek) 12.1
PC 600 (Designed in Austria) 12.4

David123
04-18-2010, 08:59 PM
i remember my friend used to own a very old wilson it was dark blue i believe don't know what the racket is called.

film1
04-18-2010, 10:00 PM
My POG I still use once in a while is 12.8

FedererClone
04-19-2010, 08:22 AM
TXP plays similar to Prestige Pro although it's slightly lighter (12.1 oz vs 12.7 oz strung) and feels stiffer than PP. TXE is on it's own. It has exactly same weight as my TXPs but the head size is a bit too small for me. :)

Here's the strung weight comparison:

TXE 12.1
TXP 12.1
Prestige Pro 12.7
PC 600 (Star Trek) 12.1
PC 600 (Designed in Austria) 12.4

...never hit with the Prestige Pro... maybe I should take her out for a spin.... appreciate the comparison btw... i did have the Prestige Tour 600, Muster's stick from back in the day (that, as we know, some of the pros still sue today under paintjobs...) but i do prefer 16/18 or 16/19 string pattern... 18/20 is too tight for me; even the open string pattern on POG (14 / 18) doesn't jive esp on my 1HBH... cheers

coachrick
04-23-2010, 12:24 PM
Just got a 4 5/8 HEAVY Jack Kramer Autograph...bone stock, probably the original International Nylon strings. A mere 14 1/2 oz. Quite the bat!

Tennis Man
04-23-2010, 12:44 PM
Do you still play with woodies? I wish I could. I tried to play with a few of mine but they are too springy. Does anyone actually restring them?

coachrick
04-23-2010, 01:10 PM
Do you still play with woodies? I wish I could. I tried to play with a few of mine but they are too springy. Does anyone actually restring them?

I've restrung a Kramer Mid and Chris Evert Autograph for my personal use recently. A nice thin multi can make a real difference in how the wood rackets perform. OTOH, many of the metal rackets from the same period hit fairly well even with 30-35 year-old string!

ODYSSEY Mk.4
04-23-2010, 01:16 PM
All Aero storms
12 3/4 oz, 8pts HL
Classic wood frames no idea they are just fun to use lol