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POGO
06-02-2005, 02:30 PM
Here are my Pogo Sticks ;)
http://tinypic.com/5lz7h2

To post your pics, you can upload your pics at http://tinypic.com it is free and no registration required.
Pretty soon a new O3 tour will be included:)

POG OS
TT Graphite OS
TT Warriior OS
TT Hornet MP
NXG Graphite Mid
RD-7
Gamma Tradition 18
PS 6.0 85

ffrpg
06-02-2005, 03:42 PM
Where can I host my picture for free?

RafaN RichardG
06-02-2005, 03:44 PM
haha nice variety

POGO
06-02-2005, 03:45 PM
Where can I host my picture for free?
go here for free photo hosting. No registration required is a big plus. http://tinypic.com

POGO
06-02-2005, 03:45 PM
haha nice variety
Hheheh, yea I have to one hit wonders :)

ffrpg
06-02-2005, 04:03 PM
Here's my collection
http://tinypic.com/5m0aoh

Dunlop Mfil 200, Yonex MP Tour-1, nCode 6.1 Tour, 2 PS 85's, 2 Dunlop Max 200g's, and 3 Head Classic Mids

POGO
06-02-2005, 04:20 PM
Here's my collection
http://tinypic.com/5m0aoh

Dunlop Mfil 200, Yonex MP Tour-1, nCode 6.1 Tour, 2 PS 85's, 2 Dunlop Max 200g's, and 3 Head Classic Mids
Nice collection there. So which one is you main stick right now?

ffrpg
06-02-2005, 04:28 PM
The nCode 6.1 Tour is my main racquet. I really like the Mfil 200 though. It'll be between one of those two. I'll figure it out in the following weeks to come.

antontd
06-02-2005, 04:47 PM
Here's my collection
http://tinypic.com/5m0aoh

Dunlop Mfil 200, Yonex MP Tour-1, nCode 6.1 Tour, 2 PS 85's, 2 Dunlop Max 200g's, and 3 Head Classic Mids

your PS85s look unused. are they with different grip sizes?

mutt
06-02-2005, 04:50 PM
POGO, do you like the Prince Hornet? Is it a good racquet?

RafaN RichardG
06-02-2005, 04:51 PM
i think he just used a leather replacement grip.

Grimjack
06-02-2005, 04:51 PM
Hey! The M-fil isn't nearly as fruity looking without the candy cane grip.

POGO
06-02-2005, 04:53 PM
POGO, do you like the Prince Hornet? Is it a good racquet?
Yes, it is a very good racket, very large sweet spot. Very comfortable racket lots of pop and it really bites the ball. It is a great serving stick as well.

RafaN RichardG
06-02-2005, 04:53 PM
pogo howd you like the rd-7 i heard it gas great spin.

RafaN RichardG
06-02-2005, 04:57 PM
yeah the m-fil looks muuuch more "classic" with the leather grip

POGO
06-02-2005, 04:59 PM
pogo howd you like the rd-7 i heard it gas great spin.
I like it better than the POG OS for spin only because I can get much more pace on the ball with the RD-7 with the same amount of spin as the POG OS. The RD-7 is a great serving stick also as it plows through the ball.

I have gone through 3 RD-7, two of them cracked due to overuse :). I"m babying the third one now.

I can't wait to get my hands on the O3 tour though :)

RafaN RichardG
06-02-2005, 05:01 PM
cool man, i have two o3 tours, theyre great. heres my stats for it: good spin, good serves, good forehand, good backhand. what more do you want? lol

mutt
06-02-2005, 05:03 PM
Do the Hornet is a control or a power racquet?

POGO
06-02-2005, 05:09 PM
Do the Hornet is a control or a power racquet?
Its balanced for both control and power. The power level is 925. Prince has a rating from 600 all the way up to 1100, lower power to high power, more control to less control.

So the Hornet is in the middle of the prince rating, a balance of control and power.

ffrpg
06-02-2005, 05:11 PM
My PS 85's have seen plenty of use (both are over three years old). I've noticed that the paintjob on them was done quite nicely. Both PS 85's are the same grip size. They've managed to look new for some reason. I clean my leather grips fairly often and the Fairways on the PS 85's manage to look new somehow. As you guys can see, I'm a big fan of leather grips :) I agree that the Dunlop Mfil 200 doesn't look all that great with the stock grip. The Mfil definitely looks better with a leather grip on it.

nViATi
06-02-2005, 08:17 PM
http://img111.echo.cx/img111/6114/mg65021hl.jpg

:)

Craig Sheppard
06-02-2005, 08:47 PM
Here are my sticks...
http://www.cksweb.com/photos/tennis/racquets.jpg

My main ones are the Pro 1's...my 3rd is on loan to a fellow TW'er

I think I might have a brand bias...hmm...

BreakPoint
06-02-2005, 08:56 PM
Gotta love that Dunlop Maxply, Craig! Do you still hit with it now and then? That's the woodie I grew up using. :D

I see you still have your Pro Extremes and X-1 also. I still need to hit with the Pro #1 one of these days. I know you love it, so I'm wondering if it's better than my PS 6.0 95's.

Craig Sheppard
06-02-2005, 09:01 PM
BP, I'm so embarrassed--I've actually NEVER hit with it! <yikes> I bought it on a whim of **** for $9 a few years ago and have wanted to hit w/ it but never got around to it. I just hang it on a wall and look at it like it's awesome... ;-)

Well, if you're ever around NC or near Philly (my parents/family lives there), you can hit with mine. I just hit w/ a PS 6.0 95 recently for a few min. Noticed right away it definitely was lower powered than the Pro 1. Higher swingweight too. More vibration, and <gulp> should I say it, felt less stable. That was only about 2 or 3 min with it though doing groundstrokes only. I need to pick up a PS 6.0 95 and 85 for my collection! Someday.

BreakPoint
06-02-2005, 09:11 PM
Craig,
No need to be embarrassed. What would be even more embarrassing is trying to use a Maxply these days playing against someone using a modern graphite racquet. Yikes!!! :o

Yes, the PS 6.0 95 isn't the most stable feeling stock. I guess that's why so many users add lead tape. However, it has that raw, natural, flexy, wood-like feel that many, including me, seem to like. It has a tiny sweetspot, but when you hit it, nothing feels better IMHO. Miss the sweetspot and be ready for some vibration. It also hits slices like a hot knife through butter! Next time you get your hands on a PS 6.0 95, I suggest trying some serves with it. Next to backhand slices, serving is its strongest suit.

tennisnoob
06-02-2005, 10:50 PM
Here's mine:

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/jtradical/album?.dir=/ca8c

kabob
06-02-2005, 10:58 PM
Here are my sticks...
http://www.cksweb.com/photos/tennis/racquets.jpg

My main ones are the Pro 1's...my 3rd is on loan to a fellow TW'er

I think I might have a brand bias...hmm...
I think we're one of only 5 people in the world that plays with Fischer Xtreme FTs :lol:

Mine including a shot of my Nike tennis duffle:

http://www.fototime.com/{DF534B4D-BCCA-4E1A-85DC-6A2FE9B0697B}/picture.JPG

http://www.fototime.com/{D676B04D-0DD0-42BB-89BF-5103A2BC748F}/picture.JPG

I've also got 3 Wilson Pro Staff Tour 90s that I only occassionally play with for consistency practice.

AndrewD
06-02-2005, 11:29 PM
Guys,

I have to ask the obvious question: What do you do with your older racquets? I notice that most people have multiples of the same racquet so Im assuming at some stage they were all frames you used to play with. But, what about now? Are they still in use or are you holding onto the extra ones for sentimental reasons?

Oh, and do you still leave the strings in, even if you aren't using them?

- I only ask that as I saw a couple of Dunlop 200G's (my old, original racquet from when I was playing state level comp) and they were notorious for warping. I used to have 8 of them (all broke or warped over the years) but would never leave strings in if they weren't part of the rotation (would have 3 in rotation at any one time then go to the next group). The one time I did it warped -

tennisnoob
06-02-2005, 11:42 PM
Mostly for sentimental reasons for the extra ones.....though its taking up awful lot of space!

Plus some of the classic frames like the Knessl, Addidas, Puma and Rossignol are worth keeping IMO.

AndrewD
06-03-2005, 12:54 AM
Well you've got to keep the special ones. I know Ive got an old Head Prestige Pro (think its the first generation Prestige) and a Prince Precision Mono plus a Classic, POG and Graph Comp 110 that will be kept for those reasons.

Ideally I'd like to have
1. Dunlop 200G (original version)
2. Rossignol F200
3. POG midplus
4. PS 6.0 85
5. Wilson Profile 95
6. Snauwert Hi-Ten 50
7. Fischer Stan Smith
8. Puma Boris Becker Super
9. Head EdgeWood or the Head Vilas (or both lol)
10. Yonex R-22

of course there are others that would be nice to have and I haven't included any of the old wooden frames. Kicking myself that I put an old Prince Boron and Woodie into storage and they appear to have gone missing. If I had those two Id have a nice line up of the early Prince frames

muklucke
06-03-2005, 12:59 AM
Put me down as one of the 5 Pro Extreme FT users. I have 4 of these sticks and i can use anything else!

tennisnoob
06-03-2005, 01:10 AM
Kicking myself that I put an old Prince Boron and Woodie into storage and they appear to have gone missing. If I had those two Id have a nice line up of the early Prince frames

Ouch! You lost a Prince Boron and the Woodie!?!?!? That's gotta hurt!

AndrewD
06-03-2005, 01:37 AM
Its more a nuisance than anything else. I got them both second hand for $60 and $70 a number of years ago. The Woodie still played quite well but the Boron had been broken and repaired which made it pretty darn heavy. The Woodie was smooth as silk and Id actually say if you liked a heavy-ish frame with quite a bit of flex and were willing to string it quite low you could still play with it today.

Guess one day I'll try to replace them. Have to say though, the Woodie and the Head Edgewood were two of the best looking racquets I've ever seen. Nothing beats that classical combination of wood and leather.

tennisnoob
06-03-2005, 02:40 AM
but the Boron had been broken and repaired which made it pretty darn heavy.

Broken & repaired???? Repaired in what sense?

paulfreda
06-03-2005, 02:58 AM
How does that Mfil200 feel in comparison to the other venerable classic racquets you have there ??

GregOz
06-03-2005, 03:24 AM
tennisnoob, if you break a racquet you can have it repaired, assuming the damage isn't Safin-esque. Im not sure of the exact process, perhaps someone here who is a racquet stringer/technician could explain, but I think they cut out the broken area, insert a solid bridging piece and fuse them together. It's not something you see very often so don't know if they can do it with today's racquets. It wasn't very popular back in the day as it made the racquet heavier and totally threw out the balance. I guess the person had it done as they must have paid an arm and a leg for the Boron when they first got it. I seem to remember them going for over $400+ so that's reason enough.

I remember in the 80's being a hitting partner for an American guy, Eric Korita, who came out to Oz to play the summer circuit. He used the Boron so I got a chance to have a try of his frame and, I swear, if you think the PD is stiff you should have tried that thing. Surprisingly though, it actually had more 'feel' than I expected (which means it had almost none but thats more than I expected lol).

ffrpg
06-03-2005, 06:28 AM
AndrewD, I still hit with one of my Dunlop Max 200g's. Only one of them is strung. The other one is pretty much in storage. When it comes to storing racquets, the Max 200g is the only racquet that I'll cut the strings out before storing.

tennisnoob
06-03-2005, 06:32 AM
AndrewD, I still hit with one of my Dunlop Max 200g's. Only one of them is strung. The other one is pretty much in storage. When it comes to storing racquets, the Max 200g is the only racquet that I'll cut the strings out before storing.

Is it really that bad on the Max 200g? I actually do have one as well stored away in God knows where? I better take it out & look, its probably warped anyway - lol

GregOz
06-03-2005, 07:05 AM
The 200G's were pretty bad for warping but the old Prestige mids also were known for that. Not as bad as the Dunlops though. Just put it down on a flat surface (head and throat only) and you'll quickly see if there's been any warping. Often it wasn't severe but just enough to be annoying. Still a beautiful racquet though, one of the truly great frames and one of the most innovative design concepts in terms of design. If I was picking out some old racquets based only on that requirement Id have the original Prince Oversize, the Dunlop 200G, the Rossignol F100 or F200 and the Wilson Profile.

Craig Sheppard
06-03-2005, 09:12 AM
Put me down as one of the 5 Pro Extreme FT users. I have 4 of these sticks and i can use anything else!

kabob and muklucke, you're right... well that's 3 of us... and Hrbaty uses a paintjob, so does that count? Who could be the other person using it? Actually they're not even my main sticks anymore... :-( Switched to the Pro 1 and loving it. But in 2 years of using the Extreme, I've never seen another one let alone met anyone using one... most have never even heard of it.

Craig Sheppard
06-03-2005, 09:13 AM
AndrewD, I still hit with one of my Dunlop Max 200g's. Only one of them is strung. The other one is pretty much in storage. When it comes to storing racquets, the Max 200g is the only racquet that I'll cut the strings out before storing.

I wish I had known this years ago. I used one early on and then put it away in the basement... came back from college only to find that it looked more like something you'd use in jai-alai than tennis. :-( I've still got it, maybe I can warp it back!

Lakoste
06-03-2005, 09:20 AM
it's wierd, but like only 2 people posted pics

Return_Ace
06-03-2005, 09:40 AM
Well if I posted you'd have absolutely nothing to talk about:
A Yonex RD Ti-80 and a Head I.Tour
and maybe i'll throw in my really battered cheapie racket! :)

safin_protege
06-03-2005, 11:57 AM
I'll try to get a pic of my sweet i.prestiges...ffrpg, are you looking to sell any of those Prestige Classics?

ffrpg
06-03-2005, 12:06 PM
I'll try to get a pic of my sweet i.prestiges...ffrpg, are you looking to sell any of those Prestige Classics?

I currently have one on ****. I was going to list the other two on **** in the following weeks to come. Shoot me an email if you're interested. The grip size is 4 3/8 (L3).

safin_protege
06-03-2005, 12:16 PM
I am interested, but I can't send you an e-mail, you seemed to have disabled e-mail for this forum...anyway, send me an e-mail with some info at pv.53@att.net

kabob
06-03-2005, 01:50 PM
kabob and muklucke, you're right... well that's 3 of us... and Hrbaty uses a paintjob, so does that count? Who could be the other person using it? Actually they're not even my main sticks anymore... :-( Switched to the Pro 1 and loving it. But in 2 years of using the Extreme, I've never seen another one let alone met anyone using one... most have never even heard of it.
Huh, and here I thought Hrbaty was using the Pro Number 1, not the Xtreme :o The other person using it is, of course, Meghan Shaunessy (I know I butchered the spelling there).

And I hear ya about the anonymity of the frame. Most people I've played against or talked with at events have never heard of it and half the tennis pros at my facility have barely even heard of Fischer as a brand :lol: The downside to it is that I've got a pair and would like to purchase a third but can't justify the full retail price of $190 (cheapest I've seen is $160) since you almost never see these on ****.

Richie Rich
06-03-2005, 02:41 PM
Here's my racquets. Play with i.rads now (leaded up). String up the 6.6 with gut for fun sometimes but have to swing like an animal to get any power!!.

http://ca.geocities.com/cheekyis@rogers.com/racquets.jpg

POGO
06-03-2005, 02:43 PM
Nice Richie!!

What is that blue Wilson?

Jonnyf
06-03-2005, 02:44 PM
6.6 stars n striped why don't u use the Pd's

Richie Rich
06-03-2005, 02:48 PM
get more control and a little less power with the i.rads. my game is better with an 18x20, at the moment anyway. will string em up for old times sake since I loved serving with them!!

Jonnyf
06-03-2005, 02:48 PM
what size are they Pd or Pd+ (i use Pd= cobrien uses Pd)

Richie Rich
06-03-2005, 02:49 PM
std length pd. pd+ didn't feel right.

ffrpg
06-03-2005, 10:10 PM
How does that Mfil200 feel in comparison to the other venerable classic racquets you have there ??

I would say the Mfil 200 is a mix between the PS 85 and the Head Classic Mid. I really love the way the Classic Mid feels from the baseline, but I don't enjoy touch shots and net play with it. I really enjoy the PS 85 and I think it's perfect all around. Returning serves with the PS 85 can be a pain sometimes and a larger sweetspot would make baseline rallies a little easier. Anyway, this is where the Mfil 200 comes in. The flexibility feels like it's in between these two racquets (not too flexible and not too stiff). Although I enjoy the flexible feel of the Classic Mid, flexible frames just don't feel right at the net. To keep this short, it hits as well as my Classic Mid from the baseline and gives me that solid feel that the PS 85 has at the net.

Joey
06-04-2005, 03:23 AM
http://tinypic.com/view.html?pic=5n3gxwhttp://tinypic.com/5n3gxw

Yonex RD Ti-80
Head LM Prestige Mid
Fischer Pro No One
Prince O3 Tour

Sorry for bad picture quality...

Dropit
06-07-2005, 10:50 AM
Rchie Rich, why do u play with the i.radical over the LM Radical?

Dropit
06-07-2005, 11:03 AM
Rchie Rich, why do u play with the i.radical over the LM Radical?

OldSchooLTennis
06-07-2005, 11:46 AM
IDK about you guys but if i had all the racquets that i've bought without selling them i would have probly 40+ racquets! I'll post the remander of my sticks

TennisPlayer11
06-07-2005, 11:49 AM
here are the racquets that i have and use at the moment

http://www.woodtennis.com/bancroftracs.jpg

Jonnyf
06-07-2005, 11:53 AM
mmmm look awesome

ATXtennisaddict
06-07-2005, 12:14 PM
here are the racquets that i have and use at the moment

http://www.woodtennis.com/bancroftracs.jpg

You sir,are my hero.

hummer23
06-07-2005, 12:18 PM
do they have orignal strings? what happens when they pop, synetic or some newer gut? or do you track down some old school victory gut or something?

Jonnyf
06-07-2005, 12:19 PM
dude he doesn't play with them he uses a Yone so he says

TennisPlayer11
06-07-2005, 12:31 PM
not really, these arent mine but i wish i had most of them, except the one in the top right corner....

mrw
06-07-2005, 12:47 PM
not really, these arent mine but i wish i had most of them, except the one in the top right corner....


Wow, I see both a Davis Classic and a Donnay there. I had both of those racquets and a Wilson T2000. I think it would be cool to start a classic wooden racquet league.

POGO
06-07-2005, 12:55 PM
Wow nice vintage collection there.

nytennisplayer
06-07-2005, 03:01 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/tw_gallery/albums/userpics/10002/normal_DSCN8488.jpg

POGO
06-07-2005, 03:09 PM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/tw_gallery/albums/userpics/10002/normal_DSCN8488.jpg
Hmmmmm those pics look like the ones from TW ;)

doriancito
06-07-2005, 03:22 PM
Here's my collection
http://tinypic.com/5m0aoh

Dunlop Mfil 200, Yonex MP Tour-1, nCode 6.1 Tour, 2 PS 85's, 2 Dunlop Max 200g's, and 3 Head Classic Mids

i see you like very much leather grips! dont you?

Richie Rich
06-07-2005, 04:35 PM
Rchie Rich, why do u play with the i.radical over the LM Radical?

got a good deal on the i.rads and they are still in good shape. i like the lm rads too - a little more flexy than the i.rad - but not enough to change.

just bought 3 tecnifibre 315's so will have to update my photo.

ffrpg
06-07-2005, 04:42 PM
i see you like very much leather grips! dont you?


Nothing beats the feel of leather ;) Plus it makes my racquets a little more headlight.

TennisPlayer11
06-07-2005, 04:43 PM
dude he doesn't play with them he uses a Yone so he says

Yone? do you mean yonex johhnyf? well i dont, i use a Wilson Prostaff Trance OS (look at the sig)

Punisher44
06-08-2005, 02:39 PM
http://groups.msn.com/RodsTennisRacquets/shoebox.msnw

tandayu
06-08-2005, 05:04 PM
Tennisplayer11,

I know you are "THE COLLECTOR",

do you have Bancroft that used by Borg at US Open? Can you post the pictures?

Ray Wong
06-10-2005, 08:39 AM
http://hk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/wongray829/detail?.dir=c951&.dnm=81e1.jpg&.src=ph (http://www.vbulletin.com)

Jonnyf
06-10-2005, 08:42 AM
Yone? do you mean yonex johhnyf? well i dont, i use a Wilson Prostaff Trance OS (look at the sig)

OMG sorry i got mixed up sorry

netman
06-13-2005, 01:29 PM
Prince TT Hornet MP, Pro Kennex 5g, Prince Precision Equipe, Prince Bandit OS and newest edition, Dunlop MaxPly McEnroe.

mypoint
06-13-2005, 05:54 PM
my current racquet:Babolat Pure storm team

mypoint
06-13-2005, 05:54 PM
my current racquet:Babolat Pure Storm Team
http://tinypic.com/5xoboy

Masamusou
06-14-2005, 07:15 AM
My family is in the process of getting rid of a lot of stuff, so unfortunately it all goes into my "stringing" room, so it's too messy to get pictures of all of my tennis things that are in there (or all of my tennis things period). The first picture is of my stringing machine (about 5 years old), where some of my tools, packs of string, and such are located (reels are off in a separate area). Also includes 4 racquets, my 3 Tour 90's and my Vantage that I don't know what to do with. Second is of my 3 Tour 90's prior to matching the specs. If anyone wants I can take pictures along the process of matching my racquets. The reason one still has strings in it is for me to determine my wear pattern so I can see if I can move the COP closer to that area. I have a closer picture of the wear pattern for my use. I have other racquets laying around, but like I said, the stringing room isn't clean enough to get pictures of everything.

http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehosting/showimg.jpg/?id=535303

http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehosting/showimg.jpg/?id=535307

CollegeBound
06-14-2005, 07:27 AM
Masamusou, when you try to shift the centre of percussion you are going to take into account the vibration dampner aren't you? If you find that the COP is below your wear pattern what you could do is shift the dampner from the bottom of the string bed to the top which would do the same job, add weight up high, move the sweetspot and be perfectly legal.

Masamusou
06-14-2005, 12:33 PM
I've already taken that idea into account, but to me it doesn't feel right. My wear pattern is in the upper part of the string bed (generally between 1/2 and 3/4 of the way from the throat and a little off to one side) and the dampener up at the top doesn't feel right at all. I only have a few grams to match the specs between the 3 racquets so the COP will probably only come into account for the 2 that get matched to the heaviest. It is usually possible to get the weight, balance, swingweight combo the same with slightly different COP's.

Tenny
06-14-2005, 02:08 PM
My current collection;

4 POG OS (3 newest design. One 2nd generation)
3 Prostaff 6.0 95
1 Head Classic Mid
1 Head Classic Midplus
1 Fischer Pro No. one 2003
1 Estusa PBP

1 Wilson Hammer 6.2 OS
1 Prince Vortex OS
1 Prince Precision Graphite
1 Dunlop maxply fort(?), decorating my living room wall
and a couple more

Sorry, don't have money for digi-cam cuz I need to buy tennis racquets!

MegacedU
06-14-2005, 05:45 PM
Both are in the pictures thread too, but I know many of you don't look there. I'm a Nike fanatic and I just bought this Babolat - The shiny pink nike visor is bad luck, it's soley for casual appearances. haha.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y219/tennispeach/Servepink.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y219/tennispeach/babolat.jpg

federer_nadal
06-14-2005, 11:51 PM
here are pics of my racquets , first is new second is fairly new and i dont have my n61 tours on here but i do have my broken old babolat (it cracked so i put it out of its misery)

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/porter668/100_0031.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/porter668/100_0020.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/porter668/100_0014.jpg

Return_Ace
06-15-2005, 07:35 AM
Nice pics Fed_Nad, On the second pic......the FP Tour.........did you cut dwn that shock absorber? I have one with the two side things sticking out...............

PureDriveTeamPlus
06-15-2005, 08:22 AM
Hi Masamusou,

Please help me with this,,, what is a Vantage??? What brand is it??? New to tennis but really interested to get to know the rackets...

Thanks

Return_Ace
06-15-2005, 08:27 AM
Please help me with this,,, what is a Vantage??? What brand is it??? New to tennis but really interested to get to know the rackets...


Vantage is a company, you can buy their rackets at vantagetennis.com, they sell stock rackets, but the main reason people buy them is because you can customise your own racket spec from what they have on offer.............

antontd
06-15-2005, 02:16 PM
Vantage is a company, you can buy their rackets at vantagetennis.com, they sell stock rackets, but the main reason people buy them is because you can customise your own racket spec from what they have on offer.............

I don't like Vantage. Their customizing sucks.

tenn1s81
06-15-2005, 05:27 PM
http://tinypic.com/view.html?pic=5z0651

denty151
06-15-2005, 09:25 PM
my sticks :p
http://tinypic.com/view.html?pic=5z2yyg

my gear
http://tinypic.com/view.html?pic=5z2z9e

muklucke
06-15-2005, 09:55 PM
Those are some great sticks. Did Safin play with them?!?!

denty151
06-15-2005, 10:01 PM
nah, i did :D

BreakPoint
06-15-2005, 10:05 PM
I don't like Vantage. Their customizing sucks.

Have you actually customized a Vantage racquet for yourself and played with it?

federer_nadal
06-15-2005, 10:22 PM
Nice pics Fed_Nad, On the second pic......the FP Tour.........did you cut dwn that shock absorber? I have one with the two side things sticking out...............


thanks for that , its my first set of pics. I did cut it down , the full thing dampened it a bit too much

rumstove
06-15-2005, 10:26 PM
my sticks :p
http://tinypic.com/view.html?pic=5z2yyg


Wow! That's quite a collection. I'm impressed, disturbed, amazed and in shock all at the same time.

Next time you feel the urge to throw a racquet into the ground, wind up really big...and throw it into a UPS truck and have it sent to my house instead. :D

USCfan
06-16-2005, 07:40 AM
Denty,

What the hell is wrong with you?

baselinebrawler
06-17-2005, 05:20 PM
First time trying this:

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b171/baselinebrawler/P6170005.jpg

AndrewD
06-17-2005, 07:19 PM
The more of these pictures I see, the more I wonder why everyone's carpet looks exactly the same LOL

esrb
06-17-2005, 07:42 PM
Here are my family sticks.

My old Head Galaxy 660, I Prestige Mid, LM Prestige Mid and my wife´s tweeners (LOL)

http://www.imagehosting.us/imagehosting/showimg.jpg/?id=544046

Enjoy...

esrb
06-17-2005, 07:46 PM
Both are in the pictures thread too, but I know many of you don't look there. I'm a Nike fanatic and I just bought this Babolat - The shiny pink nike visor is bad luck, it's soley for casual appearances. haha.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y219/tennispeach/Servepink.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y219/tennispeach/babolat.jpg


Just an advice from a mice...always piont the ball while serving... ;)

diredesire
06-17-2005, 09:55 PM
Here are my sweet pics :P

http://students.washington.edu/%7Ejdeng/rac1.jpg4 PK Laver type Ss

http://students.washington.edu/%7Ejdeng/rac2.jpgMy 3 princes... I used to own 4 original Changs and 4 Ti's, sold all of them off except for my broken one on the left and my first ever in the middle...

POG OS on the right, first 'player's' racquet i ever played with
Pog Mid was sold :(

http://students.washington.edu/%7Ejdeng/rac3.jpg
My other racquets
VS Control (old model) cool frame, has a detachable bumper guard
PS 6.0 85si
Head i.Tour
Not pictured as they are not physically with me:
PS 6.1
Head Prestige Classic mid

Man... there are so many racquets in this thread i want to try..
I've always been itchin' to try out a fischer frame...
I'd kill to try a Yonex RD-7... i know one person in my area that owns one, but he's not really a "friend" so i can't really audition it :( sad times.

muklucke
06-17-2005, 11:26 PM
Your Lavers look sweet. How do they play???

ptuananh
06-17-2005, 11:29 PM
The rest is not here with me (I left them home).

http://www.ptuananh.com/pics/RKs.jpg

Slaz
06-17-2005, 11:41 PM
Ohhhhhhhhhhh a Slazenger Pro Graphite, i used to have two of them !

Why did i sold them ? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY :(

They were very goos stick. What do you think about it ptuananh ?

ptuananh
06-17-2005, 11:58 PM
Well, solid feel, nice spin, and definitely a string breaker :)

federer_nadal
06-18-2005, 03:38 AM
what are the specs of this stick, you dont have to be spot on just around about

Return_Ace
06-18-2005, 04:45 AM
Just an advice from a mice...always piont the ball while serving...

I thought that just before your swing you put your arm down and then swing the racket. Or else you would hit your arm if it was constantly poinhted???? OUCH!!!!

Hahah lol j/k

but I think that the pic is when she has just started to move the left arm down and swing through on the right...........

kreative
06-18-2005, 08:13 AM
i noticed that slaz pro graphite also....one of my friend's played that racquet.

CollegeBound
06-18-2005, 08:47 AM
but I think that the pic is when she has just started to move the left arm down and swing through on the right...........

Return_Ace, I think what he meant was that without her arm up there's very poor balance and far greater likelihood that the ball toss will be erratic. The spare arm -that you toss the ball with- shouldn't drift off like that as it pulls your other shoulder away from the ball, your hips and shoulders open up way too early and far too much so you get very limited power and run a greater risk of injury as you're using mostly arm in the shot. You want to keep it nice and high and straight so you can execute a good knee bend and explode up at the ball. Keep the arm up and move the grip to a continental and most all of those problems disappear.

diredesire
06-18-2005, 02:55 PM
Your Lavers look sweet. How do they play???

First off: i have a blue carpet! hah! (earlier in the thread someone mentioned all the carpets looking the same)

The Lavers are a weird stick. They have a very round throat, similar to the Pure Drive, except thinner. This is just a minor issue, but once you get used to it, every other racquet feels "fat" or "boxy" when you hit with them (this is an issue since i support my racquet there when i slice a backhand).

Slice backhands are great, penetrate with a lot of bite. Top spin is adequate, strings are finicky, gotta find the right combo, and i haven't yet. I'm still having some issues customizing this frame how i like, i can't say too much on them as i haven't really found my "sweet spot" for the frame, yet. I'm weighting it up differently and trying different tensions still...

Serves are pretty good, the spinners have bite, but my flat serve suffers, but i can't say it hit it all that often, either.

ptuananh
06-18-2005, 11:59 PM
I forgot about this baby
http://www.ptuananh.com/pics/RK.jpg

Nadal_Rulz
06-19-2005, 07:30 AM
i have a rather skimpy collection compared to some of you. these are onyl my playing racquets though, i have 3 hh 5.2's and some older ones from when i was like 8 but no bother looking.

http://img284.echo.cx/img284/5763/racquets4vo.th.jpg (http://img284.echo.cx/my.php?image=racquets4vo.jpg)

154Ace
06-19-2005, 07:40 AM
Baselinebrawler.............does that LM prestige have a paint job. The silver bracket things on the frame look fake?

ambro
06-19-2005, 08:18 AM
Well as far as I know, the LM Prestige doesn't have the raised ridges. I haven't seen one in person but in all the pics I've seen they don't.

EDIT: Forgot to clarify I'm talking about the ouside of the frame, like where all the other LM racquets have them. I know the Prestige has them on the inside...

fishuuuuu
06-19-2005, 08:27 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/fishytoday/secksy.jpg

Tennis Ball Hitter
06-19-2005, 08:58 AM
I have a LM prestige mid. There are no ridges on the outside (ie under the grommet/racquet bumper guard).

If you look at the racquet frame as a cross section, it will be a rectangle with rounded corners. The ridges are on one side of the rectangle (inside of racquet) and continue over the rounded corner [on both sides]. But is not on the short sides of the rectangle.

Don't know if that cleared it up or got you more confused :) .

baselinebrawler
06-19-2005, 10:48 PM
No paint job here. It is a real LM. Tennis Ball Hitter is correct the LM ridges are only on the inside. Not like the Instinct or Radical.

Centauris
06-22-2005, 06:39 PM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a303/centauris4/sss/100_0197.jpg

ptuananh
06-22-2005, 11:29 PM
It's weird, you r using running shoes, not tennis shoes, why ? Because I know running shoes dont give you balance as tennis shoes do.

kreative
06-23-2005, 11:19 AM
It's weird, you r using running shoes, not tennis shoes, why ? Because I know running shoes dont give you balance as tennis shoes do.

comfort, soft, and light...it's true that they're not as stable as tennis shoes thou, especially for lateral movement. also not as durable.

Centauris
06-23-2005, 02:31 PM
nah.. those aren't my tennis shoes.. those are my regular shoes. their just in the picture.. sorry

Greg
06-23-2005, 03:09 PM
Hodgepodge.

http://img143.echo.cx/img143/7287/pict00175nf.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

RafaN RichardG
06-23-2005, 05:34 PM
cool slazengers, i like the cosmetics of those racquets. simple and yet unique.

diredesire
06-23-2005, 11:48 PM
cool slazengers, i like the cosmetics of those racquets. simple and yet unique.

I loved the pro braided B&Ws, those were hot frames... wish i oculd have had a chance to have an extended demo of one:(

kreative
06-25-2005, 07:07 AM
I loved the pro braided B&Ws, those were hot frames... wish i oculd have had a chance to have an extended demo of one:(

yep, pro braided B&W's were the best!

esrb
07-18-2005, 07:40 PM
Here's my racquets. Play with i.rads now (leaded up). String up the 6.6 with gut for fun sometimes but have to swing like an animal to get any power!!.

http://ca.geocities.com/cheekyis@rogers.com/racquets.jpg


How come can you play with the I Rads, with a LM available??

heavenlyl
07-18-2005, 11:47 PM
http://tinypic.com/91bcj7.jpg
im a noob wif high level weapon

diredesire
07-19-2005, 02:15 PM
http://tinypic.com/91bcj7.jpg
im a noob wif high level weapon

oh man... jealousy. I've always wanted to hit with an RD-7.

MegacedU
07-19-2005, 02:42 PM
Just an advice from a mice...always piont the ball while serving... ;)
Yep, I know, I dropped my arm to quickly in that one instance. Thanks though.

Richie Rich
07-19-2005, 03:39 PM
How come can you play with the I Rads, with a LM available??

i.rads are stiffer then the lm and i'm used to the i.rads. i picked them up since they are half the cost of the lm radicals and haven't thought of changing!!

SageOfDeath
07-23-2005, 12:57 PM
Denty,

What the hell is wrong with you?

Never heard of photoshopped? maybe I'm wrong but the way the strings are swivled it looks like it.

ambro
07-23-2005, 01:09 PM
I doubt it. You don't think strings stay straight when the frame breaks, do you? Have you ever seena broken frame in person? That's exactly how they look.

joe sch
07-23-2005, 03:38 PM
Here are a few of my practice racquets :
http://www.woodtennis.com/antiqRacs/woodiesAnt12.jpg

Jeet
07-23-2005, 06:46 PM
Here are my sticks...
http://www.cksweb.com/photos/tennis/racquets.jpg

My main ones are the Pro 1's...my 3rd is on loan to a fellow TW'er

I think I might have a brand bias...hmm...
Craig Shepperd, which Fischer racket gives you the most control?

yvp
07-23-2005, 11:55 PM
Jeet,where are u from?Have to ask u,where in our country are Fischer racs available?

VolleyandServer
07-24-2005, 06:22 PM
Sorry I'm having issues trying to post a picture :confused:

POGO
07-24-2005, 06:28 PM
Sorry I'm having issues trying to post a picture :confused:
got to tinypics.com. Just browse to your image file and upload. No registration needed.

gonzalocatalino
07-24-2005, 06:29 PM
Sorry I'm having issues trying to post a picture :confused:

upload the pics to www.imageshack.us, copy the entire link (the first or second) and paste in your post.

VolleyandServer
07-24-2005, 06:39 PM
http://tinypic.com/9bd3qt.jpg
I can't seem to get my sizing to work on these jpegs. Anyways, these are all of my sticks!

federer_nadal
07-24-2005, 06:51 PM
is that like 8 pro x1s and a henman braided or whatever

VolleyandServer
07-24-2005, 07:53 PM
That's cause I pop my strings very often and I travel and play lots of tourneys. I got those on a preferred player program from Slazenger very cheap.

Craig Sheppard
07-24-2005, 08:43 PM
Craig Shepperd, which Fischer racket gives you the most control?
Jeet, I'd probably say my Pro Extreme FT's give a bit more control than the Pro No. 1's. But that's partially due to their low power--balls fly long and seem to jump less on me. I actually PLAY better w/ the Pro No. 1's though, so they are my frame of choice now.

yongxing
07-24-2005, 08:48 PM
http://tinypic.com/9bfxw6.jpg

http://tinypic.com/9bfy1c.jpg

http://tinypic.com/9bfy52.jpg

my weapon of choice.

TEAMRAFA
07-25-2005, 09:30 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v613/matthewalvis/tw006c.jpg

Jeet
07-25-2005, 10:00 AM
Yvp,I am from Orissa, but I live in America. Out of curiosity, what racket companies are sold in India?

skeurton
07-25-2005, 12:08 PM
http://imondepression.com/images/racquets.jpg

(2) fischer pro number one
(1) fischer pro tour extreme ft

federer_nadal
07-25-2005, 10:31 PM
hey volley and server , what is those things next to the strings . Is it replacement grips? I wasnt criticising you before i just wanted to know what racquets they were , it does look as if i meant to be rude but i didnt

VolleyandServer
07-26-2005, 10:29 PM
federer_nadal, no worries. No offense taken. I may have sounded a little rude with my response too. My apologies if I did :). Those are indeed replacement grips next to the strings.

Best,
Mike

djones
07-27-2005, 02:33 AM
http://hk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/wongray829/detail?.dir=c951&.dnm=81e1.jpg&.src=ph (http://www.vbulletin.com)

Are you serious!?
All those racquets, where only 5 of 'm seem to be used are yours!??

Klippy
07-27-2005, 05:05 AM
who here uses an M-fil 300?

timmyboy
07-28-2005, 03:37 PM
My Raquets

http://www.freewebs.com/mistertarget/My%20Rqts.jpg

List:
The first 2 say Yamaha Fiberglass YFG 30 and Dunlop DLine 202, used by my father and aunt before me.

The next is a Prince Junior Mini Lite. My very very first racquet ever. I use it now to humiliate my opponents if i am superior.

The next 2 are the ones I started out with. Prince Power Line Energy OS and Head Ti Conquest 2000.

Wilson Pro Staff Tour 90, i got from my instructor second hand, my first players racquet. i kinda regret it cuz i barely use it now.

Yonex RDX 500. I just got it and played with it. Apparently, it's too powerful so i'm getting it restrung soon with my fav string (Luxilon Big Banger Original) at 62, otherwise, I love it.

Last but not least is my Ti Radical MP. I interchange with my Yonex during a normal game. depends on how well i do that day, i guess, since my groundstrokes with this racquet is much more dependable than the ones on my yonex.

keenanj_08
07-29-2005, 11:22 AM
Here's most of my gear (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/keenanj_08/My%20Gear/MyGear.jpg).
My racquet (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/keenanj_08/My%20Gear/RacquetCase2.jpg)
And close up of lead tape (http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b395/keenanj_08/My%20Gear/LeadTape.jpg) @ 3 & 9.

Richie Rich
08-06-2005, 03:05 AM
updated pics of my racquets

http://ca.geocities.com/cheekyis@rogers.com/racquets1.jpg

sweeperjanitor
08-10-2005, 06:31 AM
http://img357.imageshack.us/img357/9720/picture0xt.jpg

armand
08-10-2005, 12:46 PM
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4833/1305/1600/6stix.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4833/1305/1600/shafts2.jpg
2 Wilson ProStaff 6.0 s(heheh), Yonex RDti-80, my Prestige Classics and my RDX500 90
(see how I fit my pix nicely onto the screen? Wasn't hard)

Muse
08-10-2005, 01:29 PM
2 Wilson Rok Mids
1 Fischer Pro No. 1
2 Yonex RDX 500 Mids
1 ancient metal Head frame that makes the Yonex's 90 in. head look massive.

http://tinypic.com/ablcas.jpg

http://tinypic.com/ablclt.jpg

Diablo
08-10-2005, 06:34 PM
2 Wilson Rok Mids
1 Fischer Pro No. 1
2 Yonex RDX 500 Mids
1 ancient metal Head frame that makes the Yonex's 90 in. head look massive.

http://tinypic.com/ablcas.jpg

http://tinypic.com/ablclt.jpg

Hi Muse, I posted something in the other gear thread but i polly ask u here too..

In terms of comfort, control and being forgiving, how does ur RDX mids play against the Fischer Pro1?

jayserinos99
08-10-2005, 07:57 PM
old gear:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/jayserinos99/IMG_0266.jpg

flavor of the month:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/jayserinos99/IMG_0272.jpg

always a classic:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v64/jayserinos99/IMG_0271.jpg

armand
08-10-2005, 08:06 PM
What is that arm pocket developer thing? What does it do and what part of your arm does it go on?

POGO
08-10-2005, 08:15 PM
What is that arm pocket developer thing? What does it do and what part of your arm does it go on?
I think that arm pocket developer does the samething what playboy magazines do. It helps develop the forearm and such. :mrgreen:

esrb
08-10-2005, 08:17 PM
http://show.imagehosting.us/show/528935/24028/user_24028/T1_24028_528935.jpg (http://www.imagehosting.us/index.php?action=show&ident=528935)

Family sticks (again)...my wife was upset because i did not posted my baby little racquet...

Muse
08-10-2005, 09:30 PM
Hi Muse, I posted something in the other gear thread but i polly ask u here too..

In terms of comfort, control and being forgiving, how does ur RDX mids play against the Fischer Pro1?


Ooo, sorry, didn't catch your post in the other thread, I'll answer you here.

Keep in mind when you're compairing a 90 in. head and a 98 in. head, the're gonna play entirely differently.

As you can see with my frames, I like ones with a lower stiffness rating, so with the Pro No. 1 having a stiffness rating of 60, it's a lot softer feeling than most midplus racquets. This makes it good for someone who has an all-court game because you can actually get some touch on your volleys, while maintaining good pop on your serve. I think the RDX is a more comfortable frame for me, but I use a lot of midsize racquets, it's just what appeals to me. Control obviousially favors the RDX, it's got pinpoint accuracy. Don't get me wrong, the Pro No. 1 is not lacking in that department, it's just that hardly any balls sail on me RDX, and when I play with a midplus, I tend to send a few more balls out w/out making the necessary adjustments. Forgiving goes to the Pro No. 1 by virtue of having a larger head. Not as many mishits (though it doesn't happen often anyways). As I said before, a 60 stiffness rating is a godsend on a 98 in. frame, especially in this day where everyone is using stiff Babolats. The RDX has a huge sweetspot for a 90 in. frame though, it plays like it's a 95 in. frame.

Obviousially, if I could only reccomend 1 frame, it would be the RDX 500 mid just because I've demoed a ton of racquets and I decided that it was the best one. What's best for me might not be best for you, and I'd definately reccomend demoing them both to feel them both out (if you use 1 of them, disregard that).

One more thing to keep in mind. My RDX's are new and laced up with a Gut/Lux hybrid, you can't beat the feeling. During my history of playing with the Pro No. 1's, I only used a variety of cheaper, stiffer strings, like NXT, Pro Blend, and Dura Blast (what it's got now). I do not reccomend durablast on any man, I couldn't stand it. It was rather durable though, staying true to it's name. I wish I should give you a same-string comparison, that would compair the 2 racquets.

Sorry if this isn't more helpful, I just got home late from hanging with a bunch of my friends, I'm tired and out of it right now, this is the last thing I'm doing before I'm going to bed. Anyways, I hope this helps you, and sorry I coudln't do a better job.

Diablo
08-11-2005, 12:50 AM
Ooo, sorry, didn't catch your post in the other thread, I'll answer you here.

Keep in mind when you're compairing a 90 in. head and a 98 in. head, the're gonna play entirely differently.

As you can see with my frames, I like ones with a lower stiffness rating, so with the Pro No. 1 having a stiffness rating of 60, it's a lot softer feeling than most midplus racquets. This makes it good for someone who has an all-court game because you can actually get some touch on your volleys, while maintaining good pop on your serve. I think the RDX is a more comfortable frame for me, but I use a lot of midsize racquets, it's just what appeals to me. Control obviousially favors the RDX, it's got pinpoint accuracy. Don't get me wrong, the Pro No. 1 is not lacking in that department, it's just that hardly any balls sail on me RDX, and when I play with a midplus, I tend to send a few more balls out w/out making the necessary adjustments. Forgiving goes to the Pro No. 1 by virtue of having a larger head. Not as many mishits (though it doesn't happen often anyways). As I said before, a 60 stiffness rating is a godsend on a 98 in. frame, especially in this day where everyone is using stiff Babolats. The RDX has a huge sweetspot for a 90 in. frame though, it plays like it's a 95 in. frame.

Obviousially, if I could only reccomend 1 frame, it would be the RDX 500 mid just because I've demoed a ton of racquets and I decided that it was the best one. What's best for me might not be best for you, and I'd definately reccomend demoing them both to feel them both out (if you use 1 of them, disregard that).

One more thing to keep in mind. My RDX's are new and laced up with a Gut/Lux hybrid, you can't beat the feeling. During my history of playing with the Pro No. 1's, I only used a variety of cheaper, stiffer strings, like NXT, Pro Blend, and Dura Blast (what it's got now). I do not reccomend durablast on any man, I couldn't stand it. It was rather durable though, staying true to it's name. I wish I should give you a same-string comparison, that would compair the 2 racquets.

Sorry if this isn't more helpful, I just got home late from hanging with a bunch of my friends, I'm tired and out of it right now, this is the last thing I'm doing before I'm going to bed. Anyways, I hope this helps you, and sorry I coudln't do a better job.

Thanks Muse.

Its really informative for me.

With that I'll probably go try demo a Pro1 and see if I will like it.
We only have got the 320g version of the Pro 1 here.

As for string wise, Im trying out Pro Hurricane/Head SyntheticGut to see I will like to setup, before deciding to get reels of it.

jayserinos99
08-11-2005, 01:41 AM
I think that arm pocket developer does the samething what playboy magazines do. It helps develop the forearm and such. :mrgreen:

lol

i used to use it for my twohanded backhand though since i used to not get enough rotation into my shots.

DANMAN
08-11-2005, 10:32 AM
http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=acqv7o

http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=acqveu

skeurton
08-11-2005, 04:47 PM
here's an updated pic of my gear.....

(4) Fischer Pro Number One
(4) Yonex RDX 300 Mid-Plus
(1) Fischer Pro Tour Extreme FT
(1) Fischer Pro Extreme Air Carbon Ti
i'm actually looking to get rid of both the Pro Tour Extreme FT and Pro Extreme Air Carbon Ti.
see the following thread for details.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=63274

http://imondepression.com/images/racquets08.jpg

armand
08-17-2005, 09:02 PM
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4833/1305/1600/ZRs%20stix.jpg
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4833/1305/1600/ZRs%20stix.jpg
The far one is tiRadical oversize - he calls it his control racquet(!)
The middle one is a tiHeat he got on sale - it's ok but it has some real cheap strings

The near one might be the interesting one; it's a Pure Competition XL. It's 28", 660 cm2, made in Austria, even balanced(?) and has an 18x19 string pattern(and it claims to have "twin tube" technology. I think the original Radical had that too). It has nice control, great feel(loads of dwell time) and good power too. Does anyone know the other specs of this thing? And anyone know where I can get more? Or why they discontinued it?

fx007
08-17-2005, 11:03 PM
my babes :)

http://tinypic.com/aoknpc.jpg

deflori
08-18-2005, 05:18 AM
My Equip

http://img365.imageshack.us/img365/3980/thumb0017zm.th.jpg (http://img365.imageshack.us/my.php?image=thumb0017zm.jpg)

texcoug
08-18-2005, 11:00 AM
I am going to me folks house today to look for my old frames -- I am inspired here.

I am about to purchase some Diablos (I think). I have 2 Head Elektra's from the late 80s. I also had an original grpahite Max 200g (broke) -- it was my main racquet. I also had a Rossignol (ala Mats Wilander -- one of my favorite pros) and an Adidas (like Lendl used). I hated Lendl because I loved JohnnyMac, but that was a cool racquet. I got one and never could hit well with it. I will see if I can find them and photo them for here. The Rossignol was pretty sweet, but I picked it up used and never messed with it much (it had an odd head design and I was loyal to my Dunlop).

Cheers.

gurj_v
08-18-2005, 12:10 PM
Nice rackets deflori. Mabye if you stopped smoking so much you could play better tennis mate.

deflori
08-18-2005, 12:35 PM
Haha,yeah could be,but condition is ok for that!

I drink no alc,stoping smking is hard ; /

federer_nadal
08-19-2005, 12:12 AM
here are a couple of pics of my pog's, n61 tours, nxg mp, my stringer, strings balls and grips and shoes


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/porter668/100_0139.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/porter668/100_0140.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/porter668/100_0135.jpg

federer_nadal
08-19-2005, 12:14 AM
and a few more

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/porter668/100_0137.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/porter668/100_0141.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y167/porter668/100_0142.jpg

im also getting the new prince 12 pack soon

tennisee
08-19-2005, 12:56 AM
Hey Federer_Nadal; what's the story with your stringer? Did you get it locally, how much etc.. thanks.

GregOz
08-19-2005, 01:07 AM
federer_nadal, very nice pictures. looks like you've kitted yourself out pretty well with all of that gear.

I see you've got a couple of Wilsons and a Prince NXG there to go with your POG mids. Been playing for years but for one reason or another Ive never had a crack at the POG mid, only the OS which was far too big a head size for me to enjoy. The NXG was okay but seemed to give a pretty tinny response. I recently tried the POG long body and thought it was a hell of a racquet but Im used to a midsize head (long time Prestige user but fancy a change). Hows the POG mid compare to the NXG or any other modern racquet? Im told the power is pretty good - much higher than the Prestige- but how about the swing weight? Is it at all cumbersome at net and on serve and how about the flex, is it as stiff as people say?

ta mate.

federer_nadal
08-19-2005, 01:08 AM
hey tennisee, i bought it locally for 1500 i thnk, i will email you the shop ,if you want to give me your email

tennisee
08-19-2005, 01:46 AM
Thanks f_n - just an idle thought. $1500 puts it out of the question for me; but good on you - you're up in the country I think? Maybe you can string for the whole Mid North - Riverland? Cheers mate.

Batoussai
08-19-2005, 02:47 AM
I'm so excited. My new racquets are arriving today by mail. 2 Wilson ncode's (team-version 18/20, I don't like a too heavy racquet) I also have a prostaff surge 5.1, very nice racquet, maybe I'll post a pic today... (with my new sticks :p)

Lakoste
08-26-2005, 03:22 PM
this is my main racquet: Wilson Ceramic Sting SC Mid
The guy that sold me the racquet couple years ago shot the pics, I'll try to post my own plus of some more tennis gear once i get a new SLR (other one broke)

http://tinypic.com/b71bts.jpg

http://tinypic.com/b718xe.jpg

http://tinypic.com/b71c0y.jpg

POGO
08-26-2005, 03:39 PM
Federer_nadal,

How you like your POG mid? How does it compare with NXG, and ncode?

Speedy_tennis
08-26-2005, 08:34 PM
http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=acqv7o

http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=acqveu

Is a prestige classic XL????? i dont see a plastic over the leather grip between the shaft and the handle

Nadal_Rulz
09-01-2005, 06:27 PM
my current collection:
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7196/mysticks2yb.th.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mysticks2yb.jpg)

2 tour 10 genII
3 Tour 95
1 ncode 90

Nadal_Rulz
09-02-2005, 07:33 AM
no one likes my sticks :cry::cry:

Redflea
09-02-2005, 08:27 AM
Nadal...how would you compare the Gen II and Tour 95s?

Nadal_Rulz
09-02-2005, 08:34 AM
hmm...AI love both of them. the gen 2 was exactly wha i was looking for coming from the 95. i wanted somethign heavier and the gen 2 is,but still swings very light.i get some serious bite on the ball(becaue i have gut in it) and right now im loving it,and have applied for a sponsorship from volkl.the 98 actually took some getting used to at frst which i thought was strane btui it doesnt bother me anymore.both great sticks but im liking the gen 2 better at this point.

AndrewD
09-03-2005, 03:57 AM
Nadal_Rulz,

Do you find that the Gen2 swings considerably lighter than the Tour95? I could never settle with the 98sq for some strange reason, just didn't feel comfortable to me. Anyway, do you think someone who has used the Gen2 would have a hard time going to the Tour95?

Nadal_Rulz
09-03-2005, 04:06 AM
I doubt it.The tour 95 is slightly lighter(but mine even stock seem to be only about a tenth of an ounce lighter) and have a higher swingweight and the gen2 is heavier(not by much) with a lower swingweight so it sort of balances out.I had one gen 2 and popped the gut in 2 days( :mad: ) so i was left back to my tour 95's and did not have a problem re-adjusting.

Redflea
09-03-2005, 09:39 AM
Thanks...I have a buddy using the Tour now and he's thinking about the Gen II. I ordered a few demos the other day from TW, including the Gen II so that he (and I) could try it. Always nice to know what your competition is using. :-)

Frankan
09-03-2005, 11:21 AM
Here's my old comrade, gonna play tennis for the first time in about 6-7 years next week :)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b169/Frankan/Estusa.jpg

fabiomessineo
09-04-2005, 06:16 AM
has anyone got a picture of a snauwaert la****** midsize wood racquet?

gonzalocatalino
09-04-2005, 09:38 AM
http://bbs.avi.jp/photo.php?wid=19903359&kid=87422&mode=&br=pc&s=&submit.x=78&submit.y=100

http://bbs.avi.jp/photo.php?wid=19903603&kid=87422&mode=&br=pc&s=&submit.x=93&submit.y=63

this it is my equipment......................................... .................................................. ..............................................in my dreams of course :o

Lakoste
09-04-2005, 09:46 AM
http://bbs.avi.jp/photo.php?wid=19903359&kid=87422&mode=&br=pc&s=&submit.x=78&submit.y=100

http://tinyurl.com/8dzmt

this it is my equipment......................................... .................................................. ..............................................in my dreams of course :o


http://photo3.avi.jp/photo/1/87422/87422-6147511-3-19903603-pc.jpg

Look how obvious that Ncode PJ is in the middle

Matthew
09-04-2005, 09:46 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v613/matthewalvis/Gear002.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v613/matthewalvis/Gear007.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v613/matthewalvis/Gear004.jpg

armand
09-04-2005, 09:52 AM
Who's racquets are those and how do you know it's a PJ? Please elaborate

Lakoste
09-04-2005, 10:02 AM
Who's racquets are those and how do you know it's a PJ? Please elaborate

Dont you see the Ncode in the middle of the group, then compare it to the Ncode to the right of it, the throat and neck is totally different, but its the same as a PS 6.0 85 right next to it

http://tinyurl.com/8dzmt

armand
09-04-2005, 10:10 AM
yes, that's what I thought but you made it sound like only one was a PJ. There's 2 nCode PJs in the middle and then a non PJ nCode between 2 Prince racquets at the far right, I think.
And there's also a LM PJ, correct?
But I thought PJ's were rare, so who's racquet collection is that?

Lakoste
09-04-2005, 10:14 AM
ohh, sorry about that, I didnt notice i was refering 2 racquets as 1, and yes i do see the head PJ

I have no idea whos racquets these are, they were on the BBC website, but look at that Wilson Ultra 2, it looks like its in mint condition.

Matthew
09-04-2005, 12:23 PM
Yea thats the worst Ncode PJ I've ever seen.

jpdabomb08
09-04-2005, 01:01 PM
The Liquidmetal Prestige is also painted too. The throat area looks exactly like the Prestige at the left. Also the ridges are painted.

Joe12
09-04-2005, 03:21 PM
Is that an Aero Tour?

Nadal_Rulz
09-04-2005, 03:34 PM
yes it is.interesting to see a volkl cat 10.also,wat is that one to the right of the pog?

Joe12
09-04-2005, 03:38 PM
Hey... it's not that ugly.

Nadal_Rulz
09-04-2005, 03:43 PM
what was so bad about the aero toours?

gonzalocatalino
09-04-2005, 03:43 PM
yes it is.interesting to see a volkl cat 10.also,wat is that one to the right of the pog?

is something rare...is some kind of wilson (i mean for the pws)? :confused:

Nadal_Rulz
09-04-2005, 03:45 PM
didnt even realize that.nice catch.is this a personal collection?

gonzalocatalino
09-04-2005, 03:56 PM
didnt even realize that.nice catch.is this a personal collection?
my collection? nooooo way!! (only in my dreams)
I found this pics in some chinese tennis web:
http://bbs.avi.jp/bbs.php?kid=87422&num=0&mode=&br=pc&cnt=no&s=

Here you can find cool pics, look at this one in particular:

http://bbs.avi.jp/photo.php?wid=14637484&kid=87422&mode=&br=pc&s=&submit.x=91&submit.y=66

Viper
09-04-2005, 06:52 PM
Im just a poor junior and I finally saved up enough money for my first players racket.

nSix-One 95:
http://img159http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/7391/picture0010lr.jpg.imageshack.us/img159/7391/picture0010lr.jpg

nSix-One 95, my bag, my soon to be world famous signature, my hat, a ball, and a grip tape:
http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/8358/picture0020ev.jpg

Lakoste
09-04-2005, 06:59 PM
yes it is.interesting to see a volkl cat 10.also,wat is that one to the right of the pog?


Its the Wilson Ultra 2, a pretty good racquet, that looks like its mint condition, which is pretty rare considering its so old, I'm pretty sure its the first racquet to ever have PWS on it

Joe12
09-04-2005, 07:42 PM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/viewlarge.html?PCODE=BAT
See?

Lakoste
09-04-2005, 08:10 PM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/viewlarge.html?PCODE=BAT
See?


See what???

La Bomba
09-05-2005, 12:26 AM
Hey Lakoste where did u get those paintjob wilsons from.

timmyboy
09-05-2005, 01:05 AM
http://www.freewebs.com/mistertarget/My%20Rqts.jpg

i might've posted this already, but, dunlop dline 202 and yamaha fiberglass used by my aunt and dad. the junior racquet that i used about 10 years ago. then, prince power line energy and ti conquest for about 1 year ago. now, yonex rdx 500 mid, wilson pro staff tour 90, and Ti Radical MP.

KJapaniarDS
09-05-2005, 02:57 AM
http://tinypic.com/de0lt4.jpg

My fine weapons. Each is 13oz.+ :mrgreen:

Joe12
09-05-2005, 12:46 PM
It's totally flat. In the other pic it looks ok though.

tennisnoob
09-05-2005, 06:52 PM
http://tinypic.com/de0lt4.jpg

My fine weapons. Each is 13oz.+ :mrgreen:


Sweet! Till date i still regret selling these Yonex babies....

Chris_83
09-06-2005, 06:31 AM
Hi!

These are my rackets:
3x Yonex RDX500 MP
2x Yomex RD7
Head Pro Tour 630
2x Head ti radical MP
Dunlop 200g
Yonex v-con15

http://img315.imageshack.us/img315/2851/meineschlger28xb.th.jpg (http://img315.imageshack.us/my.php?image=meineschlger28xb.jpg)

gurj_v
09-06-2005, 12:08 PM
Welcome to TW chris_83. Great collection mate. Are those RDX's the Mid or the MP's?

Redflea
09-06-2005, 12:24 PM
His note says "RDX500 MP" :-)

300Gkid
09-06-2005, 01:51 PM
Whoever posted that TT Warrior, would you suggest it? ANd same too the person with the i.rads

Matt H.
09-06-2005, 02:03 PM
http://img338.imageshack.us/img338/4717/dscf02717tt.jpg

Matthewfirth
09-08-2005, 12:06 PM
I have a lack off stuff in these photo's. My main raquet is away for restringing but here is a pick offmy backup racquet ,my very old raquet and my bag:
http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/star.price@btinternet.com/detail?.dir=/26ca&.dnm=fdc7.jpg

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/star.price@btinternet.com/detail?.dir=/26ca&.dnm=403e.jpg&.src=ph

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/star.price@btinternet.com/detail?.dir=/26ca&.dnm=5839.jpg&.src=ph

http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/star.price@btinternet.com/detail?.dir=/26ca&.dnm=7bb9.jpg&.src=ph


To see more click here:
http://uk.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/star.price@btinternet.com/album?.dir=/26ca

KuramaIX
09-08-2005, 01:11 PM
My lovely HPS 6.1 MP 95 :)
http://www.geocities.com/bah_bam/ps61.jpg

Nadal_Rulz
09-19-2005, 06:03 PM
I would say the Mfil 200 is a mix between the PS 85 and the Head Classic Mid. I really love the way the Classic Mid feels from the baseline, but I don't enjoy touch shots and net play with it. I really enjoy the PS 85 and I think it's perfect all around. Returning serves with the PS 85 can be a pain sometimes and a larger sweetspot would make baseline rallies a little easier. Anyway, this is where the Mfil 200 comes in. The flexibility feels like it's in between these two racquets (not too flexible and not too stiff). Although I enjoy the flexible feel of the Classic Mid, flexible frames just don't feel right at the net. To keep this short, it hits as well as my Classic Mid from the baseline and gives me that solid feel that the PS 85 has at the net.

so its just an OK stick, lol

egitserp
09-19-2005, 06:26 PM
Matt H what kind of dampeners are you using? and where can i find them? thanks

Speedy_tennis
09-19-2005, 07:05 PM
http://bbs.avi.jp/photo.php?wid=19903359&kid=87422&mode=&br=pc&s=&submit.x=78&submit.y=100

http://bbs.avi.jp/photo.php?wid=19903603&kid=87422&mode=&br=pc&s=&submit.x=93&submit.y=63

this it is my equipment......................................... .................................................. ..............................................in my dreams of course :o

a racket looks like a ps 6.0 85 with ncode paintjob

RiosTheGenius
09-19-2005, 07:35 PM
I've gone through just about every Yonex under the sun (within my playing preferences of course .... small frame, on the heavy side, that sort of thing...) and my main stick is still the discontinued RD-ti 50 of which I own three. I don't think I'll ever switch to another racquet and I don't understand why anyone would play with anything else. We should all play with the RD-ti 50, have some cocktails, dance the mambo, and then go naked on the roof. ;)

OnyxZ28
09-19-2005, 08:37 PM
http://www.z28muscle.com/prestige.jpg

35ft6
09-20-2005, 06:02 AM
^ Lendl's Adidas sticks get no love? What about the Prince Woodie? Or the Ultra II's?

returner
09-20-2005, 06:30 AM
http://tinypic.com/dw3vhc.jpg

AlohaCinco
09-20-2005, 07:04 AM
Here are the goods:

http://tinypic.com/dw3z94.jpg

The first 3 are racquets I bought for my fiance. The others are all mine. My favorites are my POGs I've had since I was 12.

2 Head Flexpoint Tours
2 POGs
2 Prince O3 Tours
1 Babolat Aero Drive (1 more on the way)
1 Babolat Pure Storm
2 Babolat Pure Control MP+
2 Babolat Pure Drive +
1 Babolat Pure Drive (which is on its way out)

baselinebrawler
09-20-2005, 08:05 AM
http://tinypic.com/dw3vhc.jpg

Now that's yummy goodness returner...:D

POGO
09-22-2005, 06:58 PM
I found some more rackets around the house.
http://tinypic.com/dxibky.jpg

POGO
09-22-2005, 07:02 PM
http://tinypic.com/dxic1y.jpg

http://tinypic.com/dxic79.jpg

http://tinypic.com/dxic9j.jpg

POGO
09-22-2005, 07:03 PM
http://tinypic.com/dxicf6.jpg

iLuveKetchup
09-22-2005, 07:06 PM
Hey POGO. Are your Radical '98s for sale? If so, I'll take em all! :D

POGO
09-22-2005, 07:09 PM
Hey POGO. Are your Radical '98s for sale? If so, I'll take em all! :D
Hhahah thanks for the offer, but no thanks :). The rad 98s are my favorite radicals of all, as you can see why I have four of them :)

Lakoste
09-22-2005, 07:15 PM
POGO,

How do you like the White Star, I havnt seen one in a while, maybe 5 years back.

armand
09-22-2005, 07:21 PM
POGO, 2 questions please:
1) How much differently does your Classic Mid play from the 'real' Prestige Classic?
2) Why did you put that POGO watermark on your photos? What's the point? What are you trying to prevent?

POGO
09-22-2005, 07:24 PM
POGO,

How do you like the White Star, I havnt seen one in a while, maybe 5 years back.
ahhhh.....you are a Connoisseur of tennis rackets Lakoste for spotting the Kneissl White Star.

The White star is a very interesting racket. The sweet spot is tiny and located very low in the stringbed, towards the throat of the racket. It is very flexible around the upper hoop. It actually vibrates literally when you hit it, as if the racket was made of rubber:)

It has so much flex, a little more than I'm use to. It was my Dad's racket and was given to me.

POGO
09-22-2005, 07:29 PM
POGO, 2 questions please:
1) How much differently does your Classic Mid play from the 'real' Prestige Classic?
2) Why did you put that POGO watermark on your photos? What's the point? What are you trying to prevent?
1. Both classic mid and prestige play very similar. I can't tell any difference at all. Both are great rackets.

2. I put water marks on the pics so everyone will know that the pics were taken by POGO from POGOLAND so I will have credit for the pics when/if someone uses my pics:)

iLuveKetchup
09-22-2005, 07:39 PM
Hhahah thanks for the offer, but no thanks :). The rad 98s are my favorite radicals of all, as you can see why I have four of them :)
LOL Well it was worth a shot! I have two MID+s & looking for more. Radical '98 is my holy grail.

POGO
09-22-2005, 07:42 PM
LOL Well it was worth a shot! I have two MID+s & looking for more. Radical '98 is my holy grail.
Good luck finding them, specially the midplus. I have two midplus and two OS versions :)
http://tinypic.com/dxilq0.jpg

Silky Sampras
09-22-2005, 08:20 PM
POGO,

I wonder if one of the four Wilson Pro Staffs you have is a St. Vincent?? The one that says "MIDSIZE." If so, is it in EXACTLY the same mold as the later versions??

Thanks.

Silky Sampras
09-22-2005, 08:23 PM
Returner, what a collection!

I'm going to go out on a limb here, but those are 95s...right??

POGO
09-22-2005, 08:28 PM
POGO,

I wonder if one of the four Wilson Pro Staffs you have is a St. Vincent?? The one that says "MIDSIZE." If so, is it in EXACTLY the same mold as the later versions??

Thanks.
Yes, the one with the "MIDSIZE" is in fact a St. Vincent Model. It is not the same mold as the other three newer models I have. The three newer PS 6.0 85s are Chinees made, one with black buttcap and two with white buttcap similar to the St. Vincent model.

The St. Vincent is noticeably heavier.

armand
09-22-2005, 08:45 PM
Hhahah thanks for the offer, but no thanks :). The rad 98s are my favorite radicals of all, as you can see why I have four of them :)POGO look at all the great racquets you have! Don't be greedy! I take it your first choice is the RD7 and after that it's POG. Then you got the 85s and the Prestiges and etc! At least sell one of them to the dude!
POGO, I thought you were a nice person :shock:

POGO
09-22-2005, 08:56 PM
POGO look at all the great racquets you have! Don't be greedy! I take it your first choice is the RD7 and after that it's POG. Then you got the 85s and the Prestiges and etc! At least sell one of them to the dude!
POGO, I thought you were a nice person :shock:
Hhahhahahaha!!!!! Mine....Mine....All mine!!!!! :) :mrgreen:

POGO
09-22-2005, 09:00 PM
Here is a closer look at the PS 6.0 85 I have. One is a St. Vincent and the other three are chinees made. There are differences with the Chinese made. One has a black handle and it dosent' say Prostaff 6.0si, but rather Prostaff 6.0.

Can you tell which one is the St. Vincents?
http://tinypic.com/dxixoy.jpg

http://tinypic.com/dxiy9v.jpg