Any risk in buying a new racquet sitting in inventory for over 10 years?

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  1. Raul_SJ

    Raul_SJ Professional

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    I play with a Pro Staff 6.1 Stretch, which hasn't been produced in many years ( I think over 10 years).

    I am considering getting a pair from a reputable store online. It is new, but it has been sitting in inventory for many years.

    Should there be any issues?
     
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  2. chaddles

    chaddles Semi-Pro

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    Not at all.
     
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  3. tailofdog

    tailofdog Semi-Pro

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    Yes But,

    I bought a oddball racquet new but, it, had been sitting
    for a long time.
    TW also warns on some new Vintage racquets they sell.
     
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  4. pshulam

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    no more issue than the one that you are currently playing.
     
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  5. dode

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    Figure on the grip being junk if it is shrink wrapped in plastic. Usually it will come apart when you take the plastic off.

    John
     
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  6. Wes_Loves_Dunlop

    Wes_Loves_Dunlop Professional

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    Unless it's been strung for those 10 years, it should be completely fine
     
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  7. anubis

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    It may be dusty. Sneezing is a side effect.
     
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  8. jman32

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    There will be a difference between a new and 10 year old frame. How different is almost impossible to know. It can vary based on the materials used, how it was stored (temp, humidity controlled warehouse).

    Another thing to consider is the manufacturing date. This will also add months/years to the frame.

    The frame might be fine to use, but will be different from when it was new
     
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  9. Rabbit

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    Should be like new, I wouldn't worry about it at all. I bought a couple of YFG50's from TW. They haven't been produced in 30 years. They played fine.
     
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  10. ChicagoJack

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    Hi Rabbit - Aw kewl man :) I remember those. They are the chocolate brown versions with the yellow throat. The prettiest of the bunch imo. Those were among the very first affordable frames that were not made of wood. As I recall you could get them new off the wall of the pro shop for around $40.00
    - Jack
     
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