View Full Version : Donnay Pro Cynetic
02-23-2004, 05:13 PM
Where these only made for Jimmy Arias? Or could u buy them in the store? Did hi ever used them? The full story please.
02-24-2004, 12:29 PM
The Pro Cynetic was a Donnay flagship circa 1986. Not only was it sold to the general public, but Donnay claimed that more top 100 male pros played this exact model. Some who come to mind are Guy Forget, Tim Wilkinson and Johan Kriek. Arias also played this frame. TW's lot consists of frames that were to be customized for Arias - I don't know if they were any different from the factory because they were to be Arias's frames.
Total take-off of the Wilson Pro Staff 85, down to the braided graphite and kevlar construction.
02-25-2004, 09:54 AM
They also had the Pro Cinetic 1,2,3, and 4 in the early 90's. I played with the Cinetic 3 and had a buddy who played with the 4. I thought the racquets played very well, but probbaly due to poor sales they didn't last very long.
02-25-2004, 11:31 AM
ChiefAce is correct - Donnay recycled the model name for a very different series of four models in the early 90s. TW's Bosworth version is the 1986 flagship. The '86 line also included a PC 12, which was the PC 1 with variable weighting devices for the sides of the head and buttcap.
02-25-2004, 11:46 AM
Do you guys know the extent to which, if at all, Bosworth International modified the frames? I have trouble believing that a 90-square-inch graphite racket would hit the sheves in 1986 with wood-racket specs. Here's an example of a PC2: http://cgi.*********/ws/****ISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3662524729
i've got one marked "arias" and another marked "curren" (kevin i guess). the "curren" is 4 5/8 and a point or 2 more hl. very solid, heavy racquets (13+ oz.) and more like 85sq in than 90. haven't seen a stock one in a long time so can't compare. no idea what bosworth did to them.
02-26-2004, 11:21 PM
well...i have used the cynetic for many years..its far better the the wilson 6.0
started using it 1988..but have never seen anyone else using it..
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