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  1. Kirko

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    remember these ? the 1st very light rackets from the mid-eighties. just crossed my mind, I remember Whitney Reed using them in a senior's tournament in las vegas yrs. ago.
     
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    I just strung one of these here in Las Vegas. LOL
    I had never heard of this company before.
    Heaven knows how long it sat in the closet/garage.
    It was marked Gold Graphite Mid-Size at the throat and Braided at the head. along with a recommended tension of 68M-66C and a buttcap that said Avant Garde made in japan.
    It strung up very easily and seemed like a pretty nice stick.
     
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    Never hit with one, but always well-reviewed by the industry media, particularly the panelists at World Tennis. Sub-11 oz. strung racquets were sort of a new thing, and their reactions suggested a future trend in that direction. Why not ? Easier to swing, etc. ... if one can get the balance right, made sense.
     
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    i remember these, too...never hit with one either.
     
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    I just picked up two NOS Graphite Gold Oversize. They look great.
    I'm a bit technologically challenged, so no pics, but if you go to the site that cannot be named and search lot#190785753034 you can see one.
    They appear to be 26.75, 14x18, maybe 102"-ish and say M-70, C-68 on the throat.
    These are made in Malaysia, not Japan like the one I strung in July.
     
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