Anyone got a TAD Davis Duke ?

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by atatu, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. atatu

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    I really wanted one in high school, couldn't afford it, ended up with a Wilson Advantage instead, but I would love to see a picture of one if anyone has one.
     
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  2. mrw

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    The Duke was their entry level racquet. The Advantage was a much better racquet. I have a pretty good Davis collection and have never felt the need to buy a Duke
     
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  3. Virginia

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    What Davis racquets do you have, mrw? They're one of my favourites.
     
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    Classics I,II,III, Imperial, Imperial Deluxe & TAD Professional
     
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  5. robby c

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    I played the Davis Duke in high school, '77-'80. I broke all 3 of them on high volleys. It was a block of wood with an aluminum overlay. Wasn't laminated like every other wood racquet. The Advantage was a much better racquet. Our #1 player used them. But they cost $60 and I got the Duke for $40. Alot of hours work at $2.80 min wage. Old memories.
    I found one several years ago. It's not playable. I keep it to show my kids what I started with.
    Robby C
     
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