Any one reconize this type of racket?

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  1. Volly master

    Volly master Semi-Pro

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    ^^ ok does anyone know how old this racket might be or whats its name even is? i know it says apt plus on the side, but i doubt thats its model.

    and the strings are really really tight too (dunno now many lbs) and its heavy.
     
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  2. bennieboi

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    yeah, can you say wal-mart?
     
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  3. Volly master

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    its like..10+ years old :p
     
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  4. steebo

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    Hi, I had a Wilson "Cobra" years ago, which had the same blue stripes. It was aluminum, or steel, and was about $50 in the early 1980's
     
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  5. Volly master

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    haha is it that old ? wow no wonder serve and volley is really simple with this racket. it feels like thats what it was made to do :p
     
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  6. Michelangelo

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    I have a similar Wilson but it's white, mid-size headsize (even smaller than Pro Staff 85). I found it in my classroom of my high school (10 years ago). Definitely no one was interested in it and thus I took it. Oh well, but that's pretty spin friendly though.
     
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  7. nViATi

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    What's wrong with the head? Why is it warped? (Check out the first picture)
     
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  8. jonolau

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    Yeah, the left side looks flat. Obviously someone had problems playing with that one fine day ... ;)
     
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  9. Steve Huff

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    Wilson did have a black aluminum racket called the Cobra, but it had the name on it. This racket looks cheaper, and probably is one of those discount store models.
     
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  10. PBODY99

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    Try ~ 15 years old, chain store racket, such as the late Herman'a World of Sporting goods would carry in the late 1980's . Yes the name on the side is correct. The Cobra has PWS and was the metal reply to the Prince Pro.
     
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  11. cadfael_tex

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    Also, looks similar to the Wilson Advantage aluminum which was a popular mid (or just below) level racquet in the early eighties.
     
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  12. jck01

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    I agree.
     
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  13. goober

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    I am not sure what is in worse shape- the racquet or the piece of furniture in the second pic :p What is that a leaf on the carpet?
     
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  14. Volly master

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    haha thats my room, i live in a basement :p.

    sorry if its a little dirty and thats my closet its resting on
     
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  15. LOLOLOLOL
     
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  16. jonolau

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    Hey, if it works for you, that's okay. After all, a man's home is his castle/basement/garden/tennis gear storage ....
     
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  17. mctennis

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    Back in the early 80's a lot of the racquet mfg's used plastic between the frame at the 6 o'clock part of the racquets. They were horrible to play with. I didn't buy one and still used my woodie until they got their act together.
     
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  18. Volly master

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    hey it plays really well for me anyways, i like heavy rackets with big heads so i can S&V with them forever. the string tension is like ULTRA tight though, i know its 60+ lemme tell u that. i dont know if it was as tight as borgs, i doubt it, but ive gone agasint alot of fast serves and it doesnt seem like its going to break anytime soon :p
     
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