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tennisplayer3275
03-16-2012, 05:08 AM
Need some help from the experts here as I'm a little too young to remember the details around Yamaha tennis rackets.

I have come across a Yamaha Secret EX and a Yamaha Secret 04. Were these good rackets/bad rackets in their day?

Any help is appreciated.

syke
03-16-2012, 05:27 AM
My favourite brand of tennis racquets. It was the thing to use those days. The 04 was like a Howitzer.

KFwinds
03-16-2012, 07:12 AM
syke is correct; they were fantastic sticks. Especially the two models that you mentioned. Hard to find those, and they command a premium if they are in excellent condition.

esgee48
03-16-2012, 07:22 AM
And you should ask the moderator to move this thread to the Classics Section. A search there will yield a wealth of detail.

lstewart
03-16-2012, 10:09 AM
I played the fiberglass YFG for several years in college... late 1970's. Used some of their mid size models in the mid 80's, but don't recall the model. They made some good stuff back in the day.

T-ennis 888
03-16-2012, 12:38 PM
Is there any chance that Yamaha will start to make sticks again one day?

I ask as I was a very, very young kid when they used to make them and they were popular at my local club where I tried a few of Yamaha's demo racquets. From what little I recall from hitting with them, they were truly lovely sticks.

Dave M
03-16-2012, 02:01 PM
Fantastic solid frames, i've still got a secret 06 and 10 (I think it's a 10) and a Jap only release 02. Such fun to hit with i keep being tempted to use them more!

dekko1
03-16-2012, 03:05 PM
I played with Secret EX for a few years. I loved it. Very solid racket, good for everything. I just switched from it, because it was difficult to buy new ones. But I then switched to Pro Staff Original, which became my all time favorite.

PBODY99
03-16-2012, 05:06 PM
O4 was very stiff, but very controlled. The EX was a little softer & easier to play with. The classic forum will get you more replies.

robbo1970
03-17-2012, 03:20 PM
I have the XAM4 and have just re-gripped it and started playing with it again. Not top end, but a really nice feeling racquet and the 80sq head is great fun...hit it right and its like a surgeons scalpel.