View Full Version : What Racket are u currently using
02-28-2004, 07:49 AM
I have 2 I prestige Mid's. One is strung with Babolat Superfine Play, and the other is trong with Kirschbaum HS. Both 16 gauge. I have lead tape at the 3 and 9 oclockpositions. I use tourna grip with white finishing tape.
02-28-2004, 07:54 AM
02-28-2004, 09:41 AM
3 Prestige Classic 600, Luxilon Big Banger ALU Rough 16 at 54lbs, Wilson Sponge Grip, Wilson Pro Overgrip.
02-28-2004, 10:13 AM
Prince Synergy Pro DB 26 and Fischer Vacuum Elliptic both strug with Technifibre TR3
02-28-2004, 10:22 AM
2 Hyper Hammer 5.3 MP, Strung with Wilson Sensation @ 63 pounds. With wilson pro overgrips
02-28-2004, 10:24 AM
How does this play? Someone told me that 16 gauge in a Prestige Classic is like putting SUV tires in a Ferrari :)
02-28-2004, 10:47 AM
Why do you ask?? And does anyone care what color finishing tape someone uses on a racquet???
02-28-2004, 11:44 AM
Völkl C10 pro with babolat Hurricane/27kg
ProsPro Thin Tape
02-28-2004, 12:49 PM
Head Satellite Tour MP
1 is strung with Pacific NG at 67
1 is strung with Bow NG at 67
02-28-2004, 03:15 PM
C10 with 40 inches (8 5" strips) of lead tape at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions.
02-28-2004, 04:15 PM
2 Tour 90's with Gamma Live Wire professional
02-28-2004, 04:26 PM
Wilson HPS 6.0 strung with NRG 17 at 55lb.
02-28-2004, 05:39 PM
Wilson Ultra FPK 110 with 10 coats of clearcoat, Klippermate white overgrip on a Wilson leather grip. Trying to find finishing tape in white-pearl. Strung with rope, cheap nylon until I find a string in a nice blue spiral design. Remember if you look good, no one will remember how you play. And above all, image is everything.
02-28-2004, 05:46 PM
Fischer Pro Extreme FT at 58 lbs. Standard string is Live Wire XP, but I mix it up often.
02-28-2004, 06:32 PM
PS 6.0 85. Weight in handle and head. Testing Babolat Tonic and LF Prostock 17, both hybrided with JC Micro 17.
02-28-2004, 06:38 PM
Current Stick: Babolat Pure Drive Std. and Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1 Stretch
String/Tension: Topspin Poly Polar @ 60lbs, experimenting w/ several strings thou.
Wilson Pro Overgrip over stock grips.
02-28-2004, 06:44 PM
Wilson Tour 90 - strung with prince lightning xx 17 guage at 54 lbs on a MS 200 TT.
02-28-2004, 08:39 PM
Precision response Ti- hybrid x-cell 17 mains and jc 17 crosses at 60 lbs.
02-28-2004, 11:04 PM
POG oversize ; one VS gut 64lbs. the other prn.syn.gut @ 64lbs. grips tacky fairways .
02-29-2004, 12:45 AM
Yonex RD Power 10 95. Gosen SG17.
02-29-2004, 02:56 AM
PS 6.0 85 w 12g total of lead tape at 3 and 9. Strung w Technifibre NRG18g at 66 lbs. One of my sticks is for some reason more head heavy so I have 4g lead tape under handle on that one. (But that one on the other hand has the Fairway leather grip.)
02-29-2004, 06:22 AM
babolat pure drive std, with 6 grams of lead on the head (3 and 9) and 12 grams in the handle....
babolat duralast strung up at 59....
02-29-2004, 08:11 AM
2 Pro Kennex PK5g w/ 4g lead @ 10 and 2.
Strung w/ Hex Premier 17@60lbs (57 adjusted for Hex)
Babolat Air Touch grip and white Yonex Super Grap.
02-29-2004, 06:26 PM
Wilson Tour 90, 4 5/8 with Wilson Pro Grip and then TournaGrip on top. 4 grams of lead low in the throat. Strung: Bow 17 mains at 62, Lux Alu Rough Cross at 58.
Estusa PBB, 4/58 grip w/Wilson Pro overgrip. Electrical tape around the top of the overgrip. Sampras O dampener. 1/4 inch Unique lead tape: 12 inches total at 3 & 9, 4 inches total at 12.
Bow 16L natural gut mains, Gosen OG Sheep Super Micro 17g crosses, all at 60 lbs. Total weight, 12.9-13.0 oz.
02-29-2004, 07:00 PM
babolat pure drive plus, gosen proform @60 lbs., gamma high tech replacement grip in yellow (School colors)
03-01-2004, 07:30 AM
Wilson HPS 6.0 95 with Luxilon BB Alu @ 60 lbs.
03-01-2004, 08:18 AM
3 Head i.prestige mids, strung with gosen og sheep micro 62 lbs. 17 gauge, 12 grams lead on handle.
Head, Arthur Ashe Competition with BlueStar 15L.
03-01-2004, 05:10 PM
Pair of Volkl Catapult 10s, strung w/ Wilson NXT Tour 16 @ 60 pounds.
03-02-2004, 10:34 AM
Head Pro Tour 280's, strung with Wilson Polylast 16 @ 60 pounds
Wilson Tour 90. Prince Synthetic w/ Duraflex (16). Strung at 59 lbs.
Nothing special. Just a cut and dry frame.
03-02-2004, 01:18 PM
Yonex MP 5i OS customized for 330g unstrung and 35 cm balance unstrung. String Technifibre 515 SPL 16 33/32 kg and Yonex white overgrip. PERFECTION!
03-02-2004, 02:14 PM
Tour 90 x 2. strung with laserfibre Supreme 16 at 57lb and 60lb.
03-02-2004, 03:52 PM
PS 6.0 95 w/Gamma ESP 16G @ 58lbs CP or PK Laver S w/Lux ALU Power 16L at 58 lbs. CP depending on how fit I feel.
03-02-2004, 05:22 PM
Pro Tour 280 strung with Gosen OG Micro 16g at 58 lbs
03-05-2004, 09:35 AM
3 Tour 90's strung at 61lbs. with Wilson Enduro 16. 4 1/2in. grip with one tournagrip over it.
03-05-2004, 07:02 PM
Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 Stretch midplus, tape over the top to protect dings.
03-05-2004, 07:43 PM
I have a Head Intelligence X5 OS. Im going to demo the Yonex RDX 500 when they come out and the Head Prince NXGraphite Midplus.
03-05-2004, 07:45 PM
I mean the Prince NXGraphite Midplus. That second Head was a typo
03-05-2004, 09:15 PM
POG Mid w/Prince Synthetic Gut w/Duraflex 17g.
03-06-2004, 04:57 PM
03-06-2004, 05:39 PM
Prince Michael Chang Graphite with Lux BB ALU power, wilson pro overgrip
03-06-2004, 06:21 PM
Topspin CL 628. One strung with ALU power ICE at 50lbs ,the second strung with Kirschbaum Touch Turbo at 50lbs. both with 1 " of lead tape at 3 & 9. Wilson pro Overgrips
03-06-2004, 07:56 PM
Babolat Pure Controls Older Model with Luxilon TiMo 18
03-06-2004, 08:13 PM
Two POG's oversize one strung with @ 64 lbs. the other 64 lbs. with prn. syn. @ 64 lbs. tacky fairways off the rack weight.
03-06-2004, 10:34 PM
I own several sticks (as I believe many others here do), but my current "game" racquets are Estusa Power Beam Braided - one strung with Babolat X-Cel 17g and one with Klip Excellerator 17g. Both @ 60lbs. I play with one stock and the other with 2 inches of lead at 2 and 10 o'clock (a la Triple Threat). Yonex Super Grap white or Tournagrip blue.
03-07-2004, 05:35 PM
i used dunlop inferno 110, Prince Tirple Threat Scream MP, and Prince Triple Threat Warrior OS
03-07-2004, 08:45 PM
Prince POG OS strung with Kirschbaum 16g at 65 lbs....
Babolat Pure Control Team Standard
Pog OS (2) one old graphics one new graphics both strung with prin syn gut at 65. Duratac grips
03-08-2004, 04:59 PM
BABOlat pure control + , 60lbs luxilon timo 17, white wilson proovergrip
03-10-2004, 05:04 PM
HPS 6.0 Tour 95 [European]. 1. VS Team Gut @ 65#, 2. VS Team Gut M's @63#/Goshen OG Sheep Micro 17 X's @61#, 3. Pacific Tough Gut @ 64#.
03-10-2004, 05:44 PM
3 wilson hps zone 7.1, all strung with luxilon alu 16L, 2 at 54 lbs., one at 52 lbs., 4.5 grip with yonex super grap overgrip, weighs between 11.6 to 11.8 oz stock, 7 pts. headlight........sweeeet.
03-11-2004, 06:45 PM
C10 Pros, PSG 16 at 57 lbs.
03-12-2004, 04:41 PM
head i.radical mp. i hate it
03-12-2004, 06:08 PM
Alas, I too have subcombed to the pleasures of the darkside and an effortless BH, sick powerful forehands, power, and touch. Please pray for my soul, the user of a Babolat Aerotour Limited strung at 50#. I am lost, but in the words of the now departed, "WHAT A RUSH"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-12-2004, 09:41 PM
2 HPS 6.0 Tour 95, lead tape at 3 and 9 to 12.75 oz, live wire xp 17g @57 lbs
03-20-2004, 10:13 PM
- Babolat Pure Drive Std. - Gosen OG Micro 16G @ 62 lbs.
- I put a total of 16 inches of lead tape on the 3 and 9 o'clock positions, which really added "weight" to my strokes.
- i added two tourna grips
03-20-2004, 10:53 PM
POG MP w/ a Volkl soft butt cap strung with ALU on the mains and Babolat Syntronic Brio on the crosses. Both strung at 54lbs. I use a Grap over a leather grip.
03-20-2004, 11:44 PM
2 LM radicals with layers of lead tape in handle to bring it to 8+ points headlight. Using wilson NXT tour 16, thinking bout hybriding with alu power rough in crosses.
03-23-2004, 01:17 PM
Head Ti-Classic w/ Kevlar mains @ 58lbs and Kirschbaum competition 17 crosses @ 60 lbs.
03-23-2004, 04:53 PM
These days I've been fortunate to get my hands on a few hyper pro staff 6.0(european) wilson pro overgrip over leather, no lead, have yet to be disappointed with it to change anything. All strung with luxilon alu at 55 lbs.
03-23-2004, 08:04 PM
Matched '98 Radical Tour OS/ Ti Radical OS, 283 grams/255 swingweight minus grip, grommets and string. Laser Fiber Tour 17 @ 65 lbs. Playtesting PK 7G, 283 grams/255 swingweight w/ Bab Ballistic mains/Gosen Super Tech Gut Plus 16 crosses.
03-23-2004, 09:00 PM
2 Babolat 2001 Pure Control Standards, still working on a comfortable tension between 58-63, but using mostly 16g Prince Original Syth. Gut with a white wilson pro overwrap
30 - 15 is my ad
03-23-2004, 10:09 PM
SD til they burry me? Burry is a now defunct cookie manufacturer, I suppose you mean 'bury' me?
03-23-2004, 10:25 PM
Babolat pure drive plus with gosen aramix pro blend at 55 lbs(kevlar mains, og micro cross).
03-24-2004, 12:50 AM
Prince NXG Mid-Plus with Let'r'Rip. 65 LBS.
03-24-2004, 03:20 AM
PS 6.0 85. Currently w. Technifibre NRG18 at 59 pounds.
03-24-2004, 05:57 AM
Wilson Ultra FPK (95) with Leona 66 at 71 lbs.
03-24-2004, 06:38 AM
300G, great racquet
03-24-2004, 08:43 AM
Prince Warrior MP with multi (48-52lbs)! I stocked up as this is my dreamracket - now i have seven of them and 10 grommets and bumper guards, too...
should last for a while!! :-)
03-25-2004, 09:49 AM
A pair of Babolat Pure Drive OSs, lead at 3 & 9, a boat anchor in each handle, VS Touch 16 @ 57 lbs.
03-25-2004, 10:39 AM
HPS 6.1 stretch with LUX ALU at 54lbs. Will start using LM Prestige MP with 24grams lead and LUX ALU 54lbs this weekend. We will see if I stay with, I takes me a good month to really decide is I like it or not.
06-21-2004, 04:54 PM
2 prince tt warriors one with gamma syn gut 18 the other with prince topspin mains and babolat sfp crosses i like the second one better
06-21-2004, 05:53 PM
Prince Original Graphite OS
Wilson Surge 5.1
Head Ti Radical OS
06-21-2004, 06:09 PM
Babolat Pure Control strung with Babolat gut.
06-21-2004, 06:26 PM
I exclusively use early to mid 80's POG mid plus, but I have several other player racquets in my collection. Here are some off top of my head, Yonex Super RD Tour 90 (6 on hand), Yonex RD-7 (7 on hand), Head Prestige Classic 600 (Austria made 5 on hand), Wilson PS 6.0 85 (9 on hand 5 are St. Vincent models), Gamma Traditional 18 95sq ( 3 on hand), Head Radical Tour twin tube mid plus (5 on hand), Head Radical Tour twin tube OS (4 on hand), and my prized collection Prince Graphite Mid Plus (27 on hand ranging from early 80's to mid 90's model, only 5 are strung others are unstring and brand new with plastic covering still on leather grips.) Dont bother asking if Im selling, the answer is a FAT NO!!!
I sold one of the early POG in brand new condition a few years ago and regretted it to this day. Never again!!!
06-21-2004, 06:32 PM
Used an Estusa PBB, went to Tour 90, sold the Tour 90 before every store drops thier price in hope that the Nsix Tour will be a better version. So currently I am back to PBB and I miss my Tour 90 :(
PS: Yea Yea I got caught in the marketing hype, But it looks so cool!!! :P
06-21-2004, 08:10 PM
Prince Triple Threat Midsize with +10 grams of tape at 3,9, and 12 o'clock. Strung at 58 lbs. with Wilson synthetic string.
06-21-2004, 08:27 PM
06-21-2004, 08:52 PM
yonex rdx 500 mid w/ lux alu power
06-21-2004, 08:55 PM
06-21-2004, 08:57 PM
06-21-2004, 09:12 PM
ProKennex 5g. weighted to 12.1oz strung (Prince Duraperf Contour overgrip and Gamma Shockbuster I included). Strung currently with Bow Brand Championship 17g/Gosen OGMicro 17 hybrid at 54/51 c.p. Have been trying some other strings in backup rackets: LF Supreme 16/Gosen OGMicro 17 in one(same tension as gut hybrid), Alpha Fire Cable 17/Gosen OGMicro 17 at 50/47 in the other.
06-22-2004, 11:59 PM
Fischer Pro Number 1
06-23-2004, 12:19 AM
LM Prestige MP
06-23-2004, 12:08 PM
LM prestige MP with Lux BB ALU At 57lbs. Wilson Pro Overgrip(actually, I had to put 3 on it for me to get the most comfortable feel)
I'm planning to buy another and get that strung with Lux Ace or try out that Babolat vs team gut for the first time.
PLAY WITH A HEAD CLASSIC MIDPLUS CHERRY RED. HARD TO FIND. STRING WITH VS GUT 17. GO WITH ABOUT 54# BUT WILL TRY BACK TO HIGHER TENSION ON NEXT STRING JOB AS LOOKING TO HIT FEWER BALLS LONG. LOOKING FOR MORE SPIN.
FROM WHAT I'VE READ, SEEMS THIS RACQUET PLAYS SIMILARLY TO THE NEW LM PRESTIGE MP. HMMM. THE CIRCLE GAME.
I DO THINK A FLEXIBLE FRAME AND GUT STRINGS REALLY DECREASE YOUR LIKELYHOOD OF ELBOW, WRIST AND SHOULDER PROBLEMS. IT'S BEEN WORTH IT FOR ME.
06-26-2004, 05:39 AM
Babolat Pure Drive+ (a whole bunch of them), weight 13.1oz (weight in handle and around head to achieve similar balance among the racquets)strung, balance 7pts headlight.
For tournaments when I string all my racquets:
Babolat Xcel 16 mains 27.5 kilos (60.5 lbs), Luxilon Big Banger ALU Power 16L crosses 26.5 kilos (58.3 lbs).
For matches when I carry 3 Luxilon mains and Xcel crosses.
For practice when I don't feel like stringing Luxilon all around.
Was using original tournagrip (blue ofcourse), have recently been trying hi-tack tournagrip (white) and the wilson overgrip (white).
06-27-2004, 02:45 PM
Nothing wrong with a newb sharing his information right? See sig.
06-27-2004, 03:36 PM
Wilson Pro Staff 6.6 Stars and Stripes 85
Wilson Pro Staff Tour 90
Prefer the 6.6. Both strung with NXT Pro @ 60
06-27-2004, 04:26 PM
Just look at the signature!
06-27-2004, 09:59 PM
POG 20th Anniv. w/16x20 string pattern - Poly Polar & Alpha 2000 @58lbs - weighted to 13 oz.
Sometimes: Yonex RD Ti 70 (88), Kennex Black Ace (1980's version), Prince CTS Graduate (80's also)
Head Prestige Classic 600 / Luxilon BB Ace
06-28-2004, 04:15 AM
2 x POG MP with either BDE or Gamma TNT2 17. Occasionally Prince Experimental NGX, and very occasionally a Donnay Borg Pro for a reminder of the good old days.
06-28-2004, 05:43 AM
PS 85, about eight grams of lead under the buttcap. NRG2 18g string
06-28-2004, 03:23 PM
Diablo Mid..prince duraflex 16 at 61lbs
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