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A D
07-01-2005, 01:54 PM
Does anyone know any links to see how the racquet has evolved over the last few decades?

A D
07-01-2005, 02:09 PM
If nobody knows, how about starting a thread where we each add one or a few dates where a technological advancement was made, like this:


1976/ Prince first introduced the mondo 110-square-inch head.

@ce
07-01-2005, 04:19 PM
1979/Head Vector. Each string was individually strung. Man I loved that racquet. Break a string, pop another one in.

anirut
07-01-2005, 10:36 PM
Approximations only, please.

1980 (+/- 1 year) :

- Wilson's PWS
- Graphite / Composite rackets

1983 (+/- 1) :
- Pro Kennex's Micro System. They use very fine guage strings and the pattern was like 20 x 22 (or 22 x 24?) for an 85 sq in head with quite low tension. Very soft on the arm. The technology didn't live long ...

- Rossignol's "Inverted Bridge".


1986 (+/-1 year) :

- Introduction of graphite-ceramic rackets

1990 (+/-1 year) :

- Prince's CTS.
- Prince's Double-bridge.

... Then I was out of the circuit for a long while ...

A D
07-05-2005, 09:05 AM
Wow, impressive.
Let's keep this thread going..