Best Racket you ever found at goodwill or a garage sale?

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  1. dantespark33

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    What is the best racket you ever found at goodwill or a garage sale for cheap?

    mine is a yonex rqi ti 500 long (something like that)
     
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    PK Graphite Comp 90
    Head Professional (Red Head)
    Head Graphite Edge
    Head Graphite Edge TXE
    Prince Graphite Pro 90
    Wilson JK Autograph (wood - mint condition)
    Wilson Advantage (wood - mint condition)
     
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  3. Applesauceman

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    Prince Original Graphite 100 Longbody 28", couldn't believe they were only asking $20!! Looked almost brand new.
     
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  4. thejuice

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    Pro Kennex Black Ace in 8/10 condition for $2. Can't beat that.
     
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  5. dantespark33

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    geez where do you guys shop?
    my discount places suck T_T
     
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  6. ChuDat

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    i should go to my local goodwill and see what i can find
     
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    This is a bad thread...

    will just lead to frustration for many...

    bad idea...

    too frustrating...

    bad thread....
     
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  8. ChuDat

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    ok

    10 char
     
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  9. quicken

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    Prostaff 6.0 85 for .50c
    Couldnt buy it, a buy beat me to it =(
     
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    Some people have found some INCREDIBLE deals at garage sales. Not me :(
     
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  11. Bud

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    Great answer :rolleyes:

    I found a POG for 20 bucks at the local tennis pro shop :)
     
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  12. DarthCow

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    A Wilson K90 for 8 bucks.
    Just kidding. I wish that were true.
    But no, i havent got a racquet from any of those places.
     
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  13. ChuDat

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    mid, mp or os?
     
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    OS... :)
     
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  15. ChuDat

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    what did you do with it?
     
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  16. anirut

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    Yeah, Deuce, it can really be frustrating, especially like when I got the TXE for like $3 and the Graphite Edge for $8 ...
     
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    You see...
    That's the kind of stuff that I don't want to know.

    And I wouldn't have known it if this thread was never created.

    If you keep this up, Bud, you're going to set a record for number of times to 'not get it' in one night.
     
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  18. anirut

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    I know what you mean ... I was just pulling on you ... haha.
     
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  19. Deuce

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    Well... I got an XRC for $5.
    But that was at a used sports store.

    The only tennis related thing I ever got at a garage sale was a Radical Tour racquet cover (for $2, I believe).
    I like those old Head racquet covers that are basically the same shape as the racquet. Not too bulky.
     
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  20. hit2mybh

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    a buddy of mine picked up two Wilson Pro Staff 85s, think he paid $10 for both. This was about 8 years ago and he still uses the sticks.
     
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  21. anirut

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    One kid wanted sell a well-beaten up and cracked-paint XRC to me for like $20. I just told him "F-off".

    Actually the XRC's something I'd like to get one.
     
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  22. jcstennis

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    i told this story here (TW Forums) a little while ago... i'll keep it short... was in an old antique store about 2-3 years ago, saw 2 wilson tennis racquets, one looked to be a PS 6.0 85. so i picked it up, offered ten dollars for it, and bought it. it was in great shape for what i thought was an older racquet. got it strung, played with it a couple of times... then thought this looks a lot like what Pete Sampras used to use... so i did some research... and sure enough i picked up a St Vincent with Fairway leather in very good condition for $10! (in my haste at the time, i sold the racquet, for huge profit, immediately!!! big mistake... one i still regret)
     
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  23. thejuice

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    I remember you telling that story from before. Such a depressing story!!!
    :cry: :cry: :cry:
     
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  24. jcstennis

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    ^^^lol... i bought 3 racquets from selling that one! but never kept any of those three! i still have pics of the StV, sometimes i look at them and just sigh! :)
     
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  25. Azzurri

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    u can always buy another.:)
     
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  26. jcstennis

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    ^^^mmm, true-true... :)

    playtesting a K90 right now...
     
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  27. dantespark33

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    very nice
    i would have never thought of going to an antique shop
    i ll go out discount shopping to see what i can get later today
     
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  28. Azzurri

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    just got a matched pair from TW. They are exactly the same. I love kowing I could pcik up either and not feel a difference.
     
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  29. jcstennis

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    ^^or estate sales... you never know! i was just plain lucky to have seen that racquet collecting dust in a corner!!!

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    and there she is/was! :cry:
     
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  30. jcstennis

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    sounds nice... i'm working with a customizer, he's already worked on my K this weekend, will do the same tommorw.. hopefully finish it up... if all is good, may go with another and match 'em. :)

    why the US K90 and not the AK90? you where an AK90 player right?
     
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  31. TsongaBonga

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    PS 85 20 bucks, beat up so I did a custom pj, the K-90 pj but lime green instead of red. Looks lush!
     
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  32. TheShaun

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    sounds cool! how long did it take to paint? post some pics...
     
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  33. Chace

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    PS 6.1 from Salvation Army for $10
     
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  34. acura1203

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    My friend got an Wilson Ultra II from a garage sale for $10. I played with it once. It felt so nice. I wish I had that kind of luck.
     
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  35. JW10S

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    3 or 4 years ago some friends of mine were newly weds and looking to furnish their house by going to estate sales. I was with them one time and while they were looking at furniture I spotted a never strung matte black Yamaha Secret on sale for something like $5. For those unfamiliar the Secret was a great racquet. Yannick Noah used one for a time while he was on tour and Gabby Sabatini used an oversized white version toward the end of her career. I told my friend, who was and still is a casual 1-2 times a week player that he should buy it and that I would give him strings for it. He said 'I've never heard of it'. I said 'But that's the secret'. He bought it and still uses it now. I've since tried to give him some of my newer more modern frames and he refuses to take them. He loves his Secret.
     
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  36. lilxjohnyy

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    is there any of these kind of stores in MD ? thanks
     
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  37. dantespark33

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    well they should have goodwills like everywhere
    or you can try an antique store
    or garage sales etc.
    my dad goes to yard sales all the time and brings me back some decent stuff
     
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  38. waginen

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    Yesterday i bought Head Prestige Tour 600 for 15 bucks. I always loved this stick
     
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  39. Azzurri

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    Yes, I played with the AK90 since last Spring. I actually had the USK90 prior to the AK, but it felt a bit heavy. My arm was tired after a set or so. In December my clinic instructor asked me to hit with the US K90. He thought I would get more pop on my serve with a heavier racquet. I ended up getting just that. So I played the demo (and my Max 200g) a few more times. The extra weight did not bother me at all. I think all the playing I have done strenghtened my arm/shoulder, so I decided on the switch. I got more spin and power on my serves with the US version and my returns seemed more solid (when making proper contact). Now the great thing is I asked for the US K90 to be on the lower end of the weight scale and they came back to me exactly how I asked. They were right at 12.5 oz. strung. I will be playing them tonight. Can't wait!:)
     
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    Years back, I could get wooden rackets at used sporting goods stores for around $2-$4. Now, I'm just trying to score some graphites....

    Some notable ones from used sporting goods stores and thrift stores:

    Dunlop Maxply Unstrung $2
    Wilson Profile 3.6 110 w/case $15
    Wilson Profile 2.6 95 $20
    Prince CTS Precision 110 $10
    Prince Diablo XP MP $15
    Prince TT Graphite Mid $15
    Wilson Pro Staff Largehead Chicago $9
    Wilson Pro Staff Mid St. Vincent w/case $6
     
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  41. jcstennis

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    nice, my K is @ 355gs right now, plays great! serving is seriously "filthy"! the spin and pace you can put on the ball is sick!

    i thought about picking up an AK90 and weight it up a touch... is the AK90 as stable and "sweet" feeling ans the K90? (i'm sure i can search this..:) )

    what part of PA u from or near? eastern Pa? (i live near Philly, across the bridge in Jersey)..
     
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  42. Azzurri

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    I guess mine is around 354 grams.

    The AK90 is very stable. I just can't give a compare/contrast until I hit with the US. I will let you know later tonight. I will have a chance to play it with my regular string set up. The demo had a Kirshbaum poly (I hate Poly strings), so I will know exactly the difference between the two later.

    I am in the Scranton area. Where is Jersey?
     
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  43. jcstennis

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    ^^^ umm, New Jersey. Cherry Hill area, not far from Philly.

    Any snow on the ground? :)

    Can't wait to read the review...
     
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  44. Katlion

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    Pictures PLEASE!!!!
     
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    i see you have deep love for this tread and all it stands for
     
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    some older guy that clearly played maybe once per month asked me how much his O3 Hybrid Hornet was worth. It was in PERFECT condition. I told him how much it was worth and he said he just bought it on a garage sale for $15
     
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    Found this in trash about 2 months ago. I think it may be an SV. How do I tell if it is an SV? GYO on buttcap, no bumper guard.

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    Dunlop m-fil 200 18x20 for $3.50.
     
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  50. THSBOI

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    Dammmm lol i would love to find a prostaff for that price =P
     
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