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Volly master
01-03-2006, 12:05 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/time_fighter/DSCF0726.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/time_fighter/DSCF0728.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v292/time_fighter/DSCF0729.jpg

^^ ok does anyone know how old this racket might be or whats its name even is? i know it says apt plus on the side, but i doubt thats its model.

and the strings are really really tight too (dunno now many lbs) and its heavy.

bennieboi
01-03-2006, 12:08 PM
yeah, can you say wal-mart?

Volly master
01-03-2006, 12:09 PM
its like..10+ years old :-P

steebo
01-03-2006, 12:17 PM
Hi, I had a Wilson "Cobra" years ago, which had the same blue stripes. It was aluminum, or steel, and was about $50 in the early 1980's

Volly master
01-03-2006, 12:31 PM
haha is it that old ? wow no wonder serve and volley is really simple with this racket. it feels like thats what it was made to do :-P

Michelangelo
01-03-2006, 09:15 PM
I have a similar Wilson but it's white, mid-size headsize (even smaller than Pro Staff 85). I found it in my classroom of my high school (10 years ago). Definitely no one was interested in it and thus I took it. Oh well, but that's pretty spin friendly though.

nViATi
01-03-2006, 09:21 PM
What's wrong with the head? Why is it warped? (Check out the first picture)

jonolau
01-04-2006, 12:23 AM
What's wrong with the head? Why is it warped? (Check out the first picture)
Yeah, the left side looks flat. Obviously someone had problems playing with that one fine day ... ;)

Steve Huff
01-04-2006, 11:30 AM
Wilson did have a black aluminum racket called the Cobra, but it had the name on it. This racket looks cheaper, and probably is one of those discount store models.

PBODY99
01-04-2006, 12:05 PM
Try ~ 15 years old, chain store racket, such as the late Herman'a World of Sporting goods would carry in the late 1980's . Yes the name on the side is correct. The Cobra has PWS and was the metal reply to the Prince Pro.

cadfael_tex
01-04-2006, 12:13 PM
Also, looks similar to the Wilson Advantage aluminum which was a popular mid (or just below) level racquet in the early eighties.

jck01
01-04-2006, 06:12 PM
Try ~ 15 years old, chain store racket, such as the late Herman'a World of Sporting goods would carry in the late 1980's . Yes the name on the side is correct. The Cobra has PWS and was the metal reply to the Prince Pro.

I agree.

goober
01-04-2006, 07:20 PM
I am not sure what is in worse shape- the racquet or the piece of furniture in the second pic :p What is that a leaf on the carpet?

Volly master
01-06-2006, 09:16 AM
haha thats my room, i live in a basement :-P.

sorry if its a little dirty and thats my closet its resting on

JustLikeRoger
01-06-2006, 09:35 AM
yeah, can you say wal-mart?


LOLOLOLOL

jonolau
01-06-2006, 04:16 PM
haha thats my room, i live in a basement :-P.

sorry if its a little dirty and thats my closet its resting on
Hey, if it works for you, that's okay. After all, a man's home is his castle/basement/garden/tennis gear storage ....

mctennis
01-06-2006, 08:45 PM
Back in the early 80's a lot of the racquet mfg's used plastic between the frame at the 6 o'clock part of the racquets. They were horrible to play with. I didn't buy one and still used my woodie until they got their act together.

Volly master
01-07-2006, 05:41 AM
hey it plays really well for me anyways, i like heavy rackets with big heads so i can S&V with them forever. the string tension is like ULTRA tight though, i know its 60+ lemme tell u that. i dont know if it was as tight as borgs, i doubt it, but ive gone agasint alot of fast serves and it doesnt seem like its going to break anytime soon :P