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Duzza
09-26-2006, 12:25 AM
Come on guys...

proracketeer
09-26-2006, 01:49 AM
Yet to be build: DNX11

http://prestige1972.hp.infoseek.co.jp/racket/racket/hammerspin/hammerspin.htm

Duzza
09-26-2006, 02:08 AM
Yet to be build: DNX11

http://prestige1972.hp.infoseek.co.jp/racket/racket/hammerspin/hammerspin.htm
DNX 11?

I.M. Weasel
09-26-2006, 02:29 AM
Try these two:

1. http://tennis.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.usatt.org/rackets/LT/LTWireStrung.html or
http://tennis.about.com/library/weekly/aa082001a.htm (more info)

2. http://cgi.*********/Wilson-tennis-racquet-racket-T3000-with-cover_W0QQitemZ330031885098QQihZ014QQcategoryZ2271 6QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem or
http://cgi.*********/Wilson-T3000-Tennis-Racquet-in-Excellent-Condition_W0QQitemZ280031100138QQihZ018QQcategoryZ 62203QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Hope this helps! :)

Duzza
09-26-2006, 02:36 AM
Yeah might skip number 1 there lol..... the T3000 how thick was it?

winks
09-26-2006, 02:38 AM
This has come up in similr threads before. For example, http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=60237&page=1

I remember seeing this frame about 5-10 years ago and I would say it the thinnest I've ever seen....

http://prestige1972.hp.infoseek.co.jp/racket/racket/hammerspin/hs1.JPG
http://prestige1972.hp.infoseek.co.jp/racket/racket/hammerspin/hs5.JPG

Wilson Hammer Spin 5.5

Duzza
09-26-2006, 02:46 AM
Thanks winks! LOL at TennisD and Lakoste fight :P

knasty131
09-26-2006, 04:14 AM
im actually stringing 2 of these for my friend right now (the 5.5 spin)

Tennis Man
09-26-2006, 05:31 AM
so, how thin is it?

haerdalis
09-26-2006, 06:13 AM
I have a wilson avenger from the beginning of the eighties or so at home. It has the same shape as the ps 85 but a thinner graphite/fiberglass beam, probably 15 or 16 mm. It is like a flexier heavier version of the ps 85. Quite cool actually.

Janne
09-26-2006, 06:20 AM
It looks so thin you could probably snap it in half if you tried really hard!

lacoster
09-26-2006, 06:32 AM
The Pro RD-70 long, the all-burgundy frame that Hingis and Kournikova used, was 16mm.
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superstition
09-26-2006, 10:00 AM
wilson avenger
Here's the only image I could find:

http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:abUX81_xokyA-M:http://i16.****img.com/01/i/06/a8/22/f9_0.JPG

you have to put e-b-a-y in it, without the dashes.

haerdalis
09-26-2006, 10:14 AM
I'll put some pictures up tomorrow of the Avenger. Should be as thin as the Yonex I think. I remember hitting with that Yonex, had it been 27 inches I would have liked it more.

PurePrestige
09-26-2006, 11:09 AM
My Wilson Sting Mid (85) has a 15mm beam its pretty darn thin.

Tennis Man
09-26-2006, 11:20 AM
Any pictures? I'm yet to see a beam thinner than 17mm on Wilson PS 85 or Ncode 6.1 Tour

DRtenniS1112
09-26-2006, 11:39 AM
Any pictures? I'm yet to see a beam thinner than 17mm on Wilson PS 85 or Ncode 6.1 Tour
That wilson 5.5 spin is thinner. I know a player who uses it and it is hands down the thinnest i've ever seen.

Tennis Man
09-26-2006, 11:45 AM
That wilson 5.5 spin is thinner. I know a player who uses it and it is hands down the thinnest i've ever seen.

Prove it :confused:

Duzza
09-26-2006, 03:20 PM
Prove it :confused:
http://prestige1972.hp.infoseek.co.jp/racket/racket/hammerspin/hs1.JPG
http://prestige1972.hp.infoseek.co.jp/racket/racket/hammerspin/hs5.JPG
The POG is 19mm for your information there.

Tennis Man
09-26-2006, 05:40 PM
The POG is 19mm for your information there.


That's better. SO how thin is the Hammer?

abenguyen
09-26-2006, 06:20 PM
SUPER THIN
im guessing somewhere in between 15-18mm

SFrazeur
09-26-2006, 06:25 PM
The Hammer 5.5 "spin" now i hate hammer style racquets but, I would certainly give this one a try.

p0w3r
09-26-2006, 06:33 PM
SUPER THIN
im guessing somewhere in between 15-18mm
EVEN THINNER then that man...i used babelfish to translate the pase...this is what it said:

"As for hammer spin, certain frame thick 14 mm."

os its 14!!!!!:eek:

galain
09-26-2006, 07:00 PM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f371/tokeshu/Crosssections.jpg

This is a comparison shot. The Yonex RD70 Pro mentioned before is the red one. It measures 16mm across. The Max 200G is there for comparison. The top frame is the Rossignol Graphite 200 - which is less than 14mm across.

noobplayer
09-26-2006, 07:03 PM
imo the nxg is one of the thinnest

varuscelli
09-26-2006, 07:31 PM
On the Wilson T2000, I don't have calipers to get an exact measurement, but eyeballing it with a ruler I see it at no more than 15mm and possibly 14mm. (The slightly rounded chrome edges make the exact edge a bit difficult to find, though, when holding a ruler up to it.) But I think I'm pretty close on the 14-15mm figure.

varuscelli
09-26-2006, 08:03 PM
Ha, I've got an old Pilot wire-strung tennis racquet with a beam of 10mm. No kidding. Don't know how old it is, but I'm guessing about 100 years (more?). The "strings" are actually very fine, twisted metal wire (at least, that's the way it looks and feels). Don't know much about this history of this racquet, but want to find out more eventually.

Duzza
09-26-2006, 09:47 PM
imo the nxg is one of the thinnest
LOL yeah dude definitely....

I.M. Weasel
09-27-2006, 01:31 AM
Yeah might skip number 1 there lol..... the T3000 how thick was it?

Well, I did some measurement at home. I actually have Lacoste version of that famous racquet, along with a few more old racquets. As I don't have any precise instrument to measure with I had to use my daughter's ruler and beam width was 13,5 mm. Since the strings are suspended on steel wires I measured the width of frame plus wires and it read 16,5 mm. I'm pretty sure that those wires do not have almost any effect on frame's performance so frame width is actually 13,5 mm.

Hope this helps!:)

varuscelli
09-27-2006, 09:10 AM
Well, I re-measured the Wilson T2000 and T3000 with a cheap, plastic vernier caliper and got a 13mm width on both. On the old wire-strung Pilot racquet the width came out to 9mm. (Can't verify how accurate a cheap vernier caliper will be, but I bet it's pretty close.)

I'll have to post some photos comparing beam with of those with some other racquets.

Since I'm sitting around nursing a calf injury and not playing tennis, I've got time for some silly stuff like that. Not happy about it, but do have the extra time on my hands (well...sort of, anyway). :mad:

varuscelli
09-27-2006, 11:28 AM
Interesting...

I measured the thinnest and fattest racquets I could get my hands on for beam width.

A very old Wright & Ditson steel racquet (circa 1920?) measured 9mm in beam width.

A Wilson Hyper Hammer 3.3 measured 30mm at its broadest point in beam width.

Since the width of the Wilson varied, depending on where it was measured, I gave the broadest measurement. At it's narrowest point, it was about 25mm.