Aruthr Ashe Competition

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by yip kok kuin, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. yip kok kuin

    yip kok kuin Rookie

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    What are the diff in the 3 series? Are they the same rackets?
     
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  2. El Diablo

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    Do you mean the sandwich racquet from the 1970s ? I recall the original which was a little flexy and then a Boron variant that was considerably stiffened up. One of them was left in my car on about an 80 degree day for a few hours and the sandwich separated into three pieces. Head decided it was my fault.
     
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  3. joe sch

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    The first head ashe was had a black filler, the 2nd version that Arthur played had a red colored filler that included boron which stiffened it up some. The later models had fillers that were again black in color, not sure if the boron remained. The aluminum plates also appeared to be slightly diff on the various models and Im sure this also accounted for some diffs in weight & stiffness. These rackets all played very comfortably, unlike any other metalic rackets ever produced. Pictures always help so take a look :
    [url]http://www.woodtennis.com/ashe/ashe3a.jpg[/url]
    [url]http://www.woodtennis.com/ashe/aasheRacs1.jpg[/url]
     
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  4. El Diablo

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    Those pictures are scary -- one forgets just how small the face of a racquet was in those days.
     
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  5. yip kok kuin

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    Don't be scared. Try them. As they are more flexible, they are good for the arm. Rallies are longer as it is harder to overpower. Too many good things to mention all. Only problem is, your opponent must also return to 'small head' and they are harder to find.
     
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  6. Deuce

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    In between the aluminum was always mostly fiberglass. I believe the first one was only fiberglass between the aluminum.

    As well, the beautiful XRC - from the same era - was all fiberglass - no aluminum, no graphite.
     
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