Andre Agassi Personal racket used..

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  1. courtking

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    Here is AA. personal racket.. I just posted for a friend..

    Racket: Head Radical 260
    Grip Size: 4 1/2' L4
    String: Prince
    Head size: Oversize
    Strings Pattern 18x19

    Where is it from: I got it from a seller who claimed that her Sister worked on A.A's IMG account back in the 90's. Seller's sister got this racket from A.A's manager back in 93 or 93. She was told this racket was used by Agassi.

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  3. hcb0804

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    Total BS. I saw the eB@y listing for this. What you have is the reproduction Head Radical that was readily available at retail a couple of years ago. it even came with the rubber band and Agassi "signature".....sorry to burst your bubble.
     
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  4. courtking

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    Is it possible if you could give me an **** listing #?? I have to check them out.. I just posted from a friend who send it to me b/c he does not know how to post an image.. anyway.. he did not ask me to buy it or anything.. I thought it's interesting to post it up..
     
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    AA was using 20x21, right? Or wrong? :)

    PS yeas, this looks exactly like retail remake that was available not long ago...
     
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  8. courtking

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    Here is the picture that shows made in Austria.. I have no clue about the history of this racket..
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    Sorry to burst your bubble, but I don't think they're the same. The retail reproduction had Agassi's slam victories on the throat, whereas the frame posted has "Tour Series" & "Constant Beam" written on it. In addition, the signature on each is completely different, and, furthermore, the posted frame also has a pro stock black buttcap, which the reproduction obviously didn't. Put simply, in my mind, it could be Agassi's personal frame. My biggest reservation is that I think Agassi was using a 20x21 string pattern at the time.
     
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  11. Fandango

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    yeah man, its a fakie
     
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  12. Pioneer

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    Keep in mind that the one the OP has is fitted with the Tourna grip tape, whereas the one that Head sold a few years ago is fitted with the Head grip tape. Also the Head one is 6pts head light whereas the one the OP has is like 6pts head heavy.


     
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  13. ace0001a

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    Here are pics of Agassi's 20x21 Radical Tour 260:

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    To my knowledge, his buttcaps were 4-3/8 L3 and not 4-1/2 L4. Just to give the poster here some credit, I think at best the one shown on in the first post is simply an autographed racquet and not one of his "personal" racquets.
     
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  14. Pioneer

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    I always thought Agassi used leather
     
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  15. ace0001a

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    Yeah he always used and still uses leather with Tournagrip.

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    Even if it is not an actual Agassi I bet it would hit like a dream....which would be good enough for me.....

    Looks real nice!
     
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    So basically that would be a regular off the shelf Radical Tour 260 OS...definitely one of the best OS racquets of all time in my opinion.
     
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    looks like a retail radical tour (trysis), but if it's any consolation, you have an andre agassi autographed racquet. that looks legit. still a nice piece to have, even if the racquet wasn't actually his.
     
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  19. hrstrat57

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    Yep.

    AA experimented a lot tho so who knows, he might have hit this frame perhaps in practice.

    Me, I'd hit it. Not into collecting stuff......
     
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  20. maxplymac

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    I'd tap it too
     
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    i dont think the balance of the retail frames were that head heavy as shown in your picture. if u weight it and its over 13 oz its probably his custom racquet, imo..
     
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    Nope, I own and have owned 2 of his racquets and both balance evenly when held up with your finger in the same manner as the picture posted...which the stock version does the same. Best case scenerio for the the one in this thread is that it was simply a Radical Tour 260 OS that Agassi's people had him sign for charity or promotional related purposes.
     
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  23. Up&comer

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    I hate to revive a thread, but why do the outside mains look like a different string?
     
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  24. fantom

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    The outside mains are a different string. I think the mains were kevlar except for the outside 2, which are the same kind as the crosses. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure a search would get you to the right answer.
     
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    why would he do that? never heard of something like that.
     
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    Because he is the 'Dre.

    Why did he do a lot of things. :)

    Does the racket have custom made foam pallets? Or, just the normal size 4 head TK82 or TK 76 pallets?

    If no custom pallets, it is not a racket custom made for AA.
     
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  27. Lsmkenpo

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    He used kevlar for his mains, the 12m set of kevlar wasn't enough to string all the mains in that racquet, so they used a box pattern to string his last mains with the same string as his cross, natural gut.
     
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  28. Cup8489

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    IIRC, the last two mains are actually a 15 guage natural gut, whereas the crosses were a 16 guage.

    This was because at the time, the kevlar he used for the mains was not available in reels, but only in sets, and so could not string all 20 mains with a single set.
     
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    Sounds LEGIT!
     
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