View Full Version : Is a demo racquet structurally the same as sold model?

06-11-2004, 12:15 PM
If a tennis shop is selling a structurally sound 3 yr old demo - will that play the same as a new frame or do the fibers get broken down and it becomes more pliable? Thanks

David Pavlich
06-11-2004, 06:21 PM
The racquets are the same. Some are sent with DEMO or TEST RACQUET on them somewhere, but Babolat, Head, Volkl, Dunlop and others make no differentiation between racquets.

Of late, Wilson has been sending demos with red bumper guards.


06-11-2004, 07:03 PM
if you buy a 3 year old demo, it should be okay. I wouldn't worry about the graphite fibers breaking down as much as I would worry about dents, cracks, etc. If there are no dents, cracks you should have some years to go with that racket.

06-11-2004, 07:27 PM
Where I get my rackets strung they sell demos all the time. Great place if they put a racket up for sale then it still has its integrity.

06-12-2004, 11:02 AM
I bought an old demo racquet from TW before. I don't know how old it was but it was good to me. It was the same as my two other racquets that I bought new. Basically, I agree with everyone else, the racquet should be fine.