Amazing racquet I tried...anyone know about Donnay Graphite Plus 35?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Brett, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Brett

    Brett Semi-Pro

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    So I was playing a match with my friend and right away my strings broke on my Avery Control MidPlus. So he had a bunch of cheap racquets and ones he got from Goodwill...

    Anyways I tried one which was a Donnay Graphite Plus 35....man oh man. I absolutely loved it. I am about a 3.5 level player and I tend to make a lot of unforced errors but I was hitting very few with this racquet. The strings were red and very tight. Tight as I couldn't even move them. I believe the headsize was around 95 square inches and it was 100% graphite, 16 x 20 strings.

    What part of this racquet do you think helped my game? And what kind of strings were those do you think? Just wondering what kind of racquets I should be looking for in the future that has the same specs as these? I can't find any specs for the racquet...Anyone have details about this racquet?

    I had to generate a lot of my own power but that was fine because I can do that. But it just felt very control oriented so a lot of my shots were going in. Not sure if I should just purchase this racquet or again just find out what made me like this racquet and find the same specs with racquets in the future. Again, I just remember the strings being extremely tight and red.

    Also, excuse me for being "stupid" but it said it was 100% graphite. I know this racquet is from like the 80's but what are today's racquets? Are they not 100% graphite? What's the big difference? Also, does anyone know the recommended string tension for this racquet?

    Any help or details? Thanks guys!
     
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  2. Brett

    Brett Semi-Pro

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    bump thanks
     
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  3. treblings

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    if you get the chance to buy it at a fair price, my advice would be to go for it.
    at the very least you learn more about what you like in a racquet and you can check the specs.
    donnays of that era were high-class rackets, like an old mercedes. you canĀ“t go wrong.
    i played the pro cynetic 1 and loved it
     
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  4. Brett

    Brett Semi-Pro

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    Thanks any other replies?
     
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  5. Prodigy1234

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    It was 92 sq in, called the 35 for the 35% larger sweetspot (compared to other racquets). I just did a quick search on TW and found a few threads.
     
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