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varuscelli
08-18-2006, 07:42 PM
What was the largest racquet head ever made? (Manufacturer and model.)

What's the largest current racquet head? (Manufacturer and model.)

On the second question, maybe the Wilson n1 Force nCode at 125 square inches?

As a side note, there are some interesting comparative photos on this page:

http://www.itftennis.com/technical/rules/history/racket.asp

siber222000
08-18-2006, 07:44 PM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCGAMMA-IPEX2.html


that beats it all hahaha

tennisplaya444
08-18-2006, 07:44 PM
i think the new head mettalix is 124 so it looks like the wilson nforce has that beat

tennisplaya444
08-18-2006, 07:46 PM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCGAMMA-IPEX2.html


that beats it all hahaha

wut the heck?????
is that tennis or raquetball??????????lol 137, that things a BEAST!!!

varuscelli
08-18-2006, 08:05 PM
wut the heck?????
is that tennis or raquetball??????????lol 137, that things a BEAST!!!

Funny, it DOES look a lot like a giant racquetball racquet.

varuscelli
08-18-2006, 08:07 PM
Somewhere -- and now I can't find where -- I thought I saw a reference to a modern-era racquet that was in the 145 sq. in. range.

Any guesses as to who might have made that one?

Noveson
08-18-2006, 08:08 PM
The predecesor of that 137 in Gamma is called the big bubba, and it was just as big.

yoga
08-18-2006, 08:21 PM
i know not the direct answers to your questions but weed (http://weedracquets.com/page/14p0r/The_WEED_Store__w_Racquet_Specs.html) is rather well known for its large head size rackets

varuscelli
08-18-2006, 08:23 PM
The Wilson H1 Outer Edge at 135 sq. in. comes close to the Gamma Ipex 2.0. Not quite there, but close.

xtremerunnerars
08-18-2006, 08:26 PM
Yeah, the gamma ipexes are the biggest i've seen @ 137. Weed does make super-oversize racquets, as yoga correctly stated.

lethalfang
08-18-2006, 08:30 PM
What about Head Ti.S7?
That thing didn't have a throat.
http://users.adelphia.net/~ltfang/ti_s7.jpg

varuscelli
08-18-2006, 08:33 PM
i know not the direct answers to your questions but weed (http://weedracquets.com/page/14p0r/The_WEED_Store__w_Racquet_Specs.html) is rather well known for its large head size rackets

True! Weed has some 135 sq. in. racquets, too. And for some reason, that name seems to ring a bell with an even larger racquet I'd heard of -- but can't be sure if that's the maker or not.

Nextman916
08-18-2006, 08:55 PM
lol weed...

varuscelli
08-18-2006, 09:08 PM
lol weed...

Yeah, they named it after what they were smoking when the idea occurred to them.

They first wanted to make a 200 sq. in. racquet, but wiser heads prevailed.

Wiser heads... :rolleyes:

Steve Huff
08-18-2006, 10:31 PM
I think 135 is the largest "legal" racket. Weed, Wilson and probably a few others make them this size

jonolau
08-19-2006, 08:16 AM
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCGAMMA-IPEX2.html


that beats it all hahaha
Wow! I can't imagine a beginner using this racquet. The user must have forearms the size of Popeye's. I am already finding 330 swingweight a bit on the high side, this racquet has a SW of 345 ... I'm sure Gamma needs to include medical liability coverage with every sale!

varuscelli
08-19-2006, 09:03 AM
I think 135 is the largest "legal" racket. Weed, Wilson and probably a few others make them this size

I'm thinking of buying something larger than the legal limit of 135 square inches.

Not because I want to use it, but because the kids need something to jump up and down on in the backyard. (I'll string it rather loose.) ;)

Chang
08-19-2006, 06:19 PM
I think the gamma is probably the biggest. I just don't seem to understand why it is necessary to make such big racquets. 110sq in is prabably enough but 137? Who's it made for?

varuscelli
08-19-2006, 06:34 PM
I still think -- and I could be wrong about this -- that there was a racquet produced by someone that topped the 140-square-inch mark. (Mid-140s, maybe?)

Does that ring a bell with anyone?