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Dino Lagaffe
05-13-2005, 02:04 AM
Just thought I'd see what color you prefer for your racquet, supposing you could get your favorite racquet custom painted.

fedex27
05-13-2005, 03:07 AM
is say the colors of your avater

Dino Lagaffe
05-13-2005, 03:25 AM
I agree, that would be ideal. Maybe on a Weed racquet... (Sorry, I figured I'd write it myself, before anyone else does. Please note that I in no way promote the use of illegal substances or support its status in rastafarianism.)

smashserve9566
05-13-2005, 05:01 AM
I think I would get a Bob Marley racquet if they made one. That would be the pimpest racquet ever!

andreh
05-13-2005, 06:18 AM
PS 85 is still the most beautiful stick around.

fedex27
05-13-2005, 06:59 AM
PS 85 is still the most beautiful stick around.
yeah, i really like the pc and ncode 90 also

ffrpg
05-13-2005, 07:18 AM
Red or Matte Black

Grimjack
05-13-2005, 07:31 AM
Poll results once again reflecting how in-touch racquet "marketing experts" are with the tennis-playing community.

All this technicolor bull####, and *more than 50%* (at the time of this post) of us prefer black to the entire rainbow of other possibilities. If it were a softball game, they'd call it for the mercy rule.

highsierra
05-13-2005, 07:34 AM
Interesting half of the people chose black. Look around and I see very few black racquets. Either the racquet makes don't know what they're doing or the sample of people here is highly skewed. I think it's the latter.

I like multiple colors on my racquet. The Ti series from Head a few years ago which had two colors fading into each other were pretty cool. In general Wilson has the boldest coloring on their sticks and I like most of them. Many people here can't stand the bright yellow-red-black on the HPS Surge 5.1. I thought it's really cool design, kinda like a coral snake :)

I would definitely not want my racquet in black. Don't need to be that dull to feel macho.

MChong
05-13-2005, 01:53 PM
I'd definitely go with all black or all white.

danniflava
05-13-2005, 01:55 PM
The n4 is amazingly beautiful. I like silver racquets as well.

Kofe
05-13-2005, 02:34 PM
all white!

aj_m2009
05-13-2005, 02:48 PM
I agree with Danni, the N4 has a really nice blue. I also like the T5(red and silver or white, can't remember which). So I guess my answer would be either blue or red.

antontd
05-13-2005, 03:17 PM
All black or like the Tour 90, but with red or blue instead of yellow.

aces1732
05-13-2005, 03:29 PM
i love red... so that's my choice. red is one of the minor reasons that i bought my pure controls.

nViATi
05-13-2005, 03:42 PM
maybe a liquidmetal prestige or liquidmetal radical paintjob without the lm ridge (but still lm color), having 3 & 9 o'clock same paint and color as throat, and having the 12 o'clock part be the same color / paint as the throat

or the wilson pro staff original 85

federer_nadal
05-13-2005, 04:15 PM
i would get it painted that magenta purple that turns into that orange when it is a certain light

esrb
05-13-2005, 06:29 PM
The burgundy !! Head Prestige Classic.

ambro
05-13-2005, 07:16 PM
I think the Prince More Control is the best looking racquet ever made. Half black, half white. Can't beat it.

Fuzzless
05-13-2005, 07:26 PM
sorry, but there is no way to top a brown racquet. if only somebody would make one :mad:

DoubleHanded&LovinIt
05-13-2005, 08:40 PM
My white Vantages look great. The TT Warrior also featured white. I think matte white looks good.

antontd
05-13-2005, 08:50 PM
My white Vantages look great. The TT Warrior also featured white. I think matte white looks good.

white? there is nothing uglier than a white racquet. it looks like plastic.

Pushmaster
05-13-2005, 09:19 PM
Metallic Burgundy, Matte Black (Prestige Classic, PS 6.0). Not a big fan of those two tone paintjobs, prefer solid colors.

lacoster
05-13-2005, 10:05 PM
The most conservative racquet paintjobs are those frames that have withstood the test of time (PS 6.0, PC, POG, RD-7), all darker "warm" colors, with no white.

Dino, good place for a focus group....what racquet company do you work for?
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Dino Lagaffe
05-14-2005, 06:34 AM
Hi lacoster,
I'm a tennis coach, and do have a contract with Volkl. However, and unfortunately, I have no input in racquet design at all...

anirut
05-14-2005, 07:03 AM
I voted for other ... I'd prefer shiny chrome.

Dino Lagaffe
05-15-2005, 10:38 PM
Yes, anirut, that would be pretty nice. Would it be possible? Does anybody know?

efice32
05-15-2005, 10:53 PM
i would have to go with the matte black like in the aeropro drive

anirut
05-16-2005, 07:56 AM
Hi Dino,

It is possible to get shiny chrome. Just get yourself a couple of cans of chrome spray and that'll do the job. You can even get your racket in shiny gold if you wish.

Of course, you'll need to prime the surface well before spraying ... and that's dangerous to your racket if you accidentally goof.

Actually I was thinking about painting my Tour 90 but, on second thought, why screw up a good racket?

Extreme Radical
05-16-2005, 09:05 AM
I was SO disappointed that orange wasn't included in the survey.

16
05-16-2005, 10:21 AM
The babolat pure control team (old paint skeem) was my personal favorite (mmm..black and red)

Lakoste
05-26-2005, 12:14 PM
im a big fan of all white racquets

Ronaldo
05-26-2005, 12:44 PM
Fuzzless, my Head Trisys 150 has a brown metalflake finish. Have a purple metallflake Ultra that is too sweet.

supersmash
05-26-2005, 07:59 PM
the n six one's.

Ninja Monkey
05-27-2005, 09:58 AM
A Gold one would be sweet.
But I still like my old Dunlop Dark red, with black.

mucat
05-27-2005, 02:31 PM
I do not care what color is my racket. But why no company use some really reflective color so the opponent has hard time seeing because of sunlight reflection, or use the color of the tennis ball so it is difficult for the opponent to see the ball leaving the racket. :twisted:

USCfan
05-27-2005, 02:36 PM
Bright blue...or all black.

the_arod
05-28-2005, 02:05 AM
bright red or bright orange >>> nice fit with blue hurricane