Classic Racquets

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  1. benbo3756

    benbo3756 New User

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    i was just wondering what are some of the coolest and most classic tennis racquets ever made? im not that old i was wondering if some of you old people could tell me :D
     
  2. Benjamin

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    Prince Original Graphite

    Head Prestige (600)

    Wilson Pro Staff (85)

    Wilson T-2000

    I will allow others to add more.

    Benjamin
     
  3. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Wilson Pro-Staff 6.0 85.
    Prince Graphite Original OS
    Less so the Head Prestige Classic. The reason it is less so is that Head kept changing the name(Classic Mid, Prestige Tour, Prestige etc.)
     
  4. Richard Pur

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    Does the Head Graphite Edge qualify?
     
  5. python

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    These are some other well-regarded sticks which are less hallowed than the ones mentioned already:

    Wilson Jack Kramer Staff (I like both the midsize and the oversize)
    ProKennex Silver Ace 90
    Rossignol F-200 (honestly, most of the F series played well, if you like flexible sticks)
     
  6. Bhagi Katbamna

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    Graphite Edge isn't available now while the others are(not sure about the PClassic).
     
  7. Benjamin

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    Gosh all mighty!!! How did I leave out the F-200??? I have it hanging along side my Pro Staff (85) in my computer room. One of my most favorite racquets of all time. I think while I'm waiting for my four demos to get in I'll take it out and play with the thing. Thanks python.

    Benjamin
     
  8. Watusi

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    Fischer Vacuum, like this one:
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    Fischer Vacuum Pro
    Fischer Vacuum Elliptic mid
    Dunlop 200 G MW
    Pro Kennex 10G
     
  9. jayserinos99

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    Dunlop 200G Max (the original)
     
  10. @wright

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    The C10 Pro is definitely a modern classic.
     
  11. Gaines Hillix

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    Prince Graphite Michael Chang - the coolest graphics of any racquet ever made, IMO, and the best 28" frame too.
     
  12. jayserinos99

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    Yonex RD-7
     
  13. spt

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    Although I am somewhat offended by the old people comment in the original post, I will add that the real classics have to include the Dunlop Maxply Fort, the Jack Kramer Prostaff and the Slazenger Challenger 1.

    Back in the day, they made rackets out of wood. You might also be interested in the act that man walked on the moon and Paul McCartney was in a band before he had a solo career. Then of course, you'd probably have to know who Paul was for that to be funny.
     
  14. baseliner

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    To pick only 1 gotta be the Jack Kramer Pro-Staff. I remember Billie Jean King appearing on TV and griping that the Kramer and the Billie Jean King were the identical racket and where women would buy the Kramer no men would go out and buy a BJK. Supposedly the Chris Evert and the Stan Smith were all the same as the Kramer.
     
  15. python

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    :D That's a great story.

    No offense, Billie Jean, but I'd rather be more like Jack...
     
  16. Hal

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    OK, I'll add a few more:

    Woods:
    Wilson Stan Smith Autograph
    Wilson Advantage
    TAD Davis (TAD, Imperial, Professional, Classic, and they even made a diagnally strung racquet)
    Donnay Borg Pro
    Bancroft Professional or Bancroft Borg
    Head Vilas
    Snauwaert (Godfried???)

    Metals:
    Wilson T2000 (Tx000)
    Head Pro (Red Head - people who used these only had huge forehands and no backhands. ;-))
    Head Arther Ashe (Metal/fiberglass)
    PDP??? (Roscoe Tanner used this one)
    Prince Original
     
  17. eggnog

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    Richard, I agree with you.

    Head Graphite Edge.

    I took it out of my closet just tonight and swung it. It felt good, so I weighed it out of curiosity. 13 oz. with no customization!! Maybe even 13.2 but i couldn't keep the racquet steady on the scale. No wonder it felt so solid before. I'd still be playing with it had not the grommets worn out, and the head butt became lopsided and some grommets share two strings. it is at least 20 years old.
     
  18. HT

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    Someboby sold a H. G. Edge on **** for only $14. Maybe, I should have bid for it.
     
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    spt- you stole my thunder. Those were the two rackets I had in mind for beautiful classics.

    In addition, although I never owned one, any wood racket made by Fila was more a thing of art than of sport.
     
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    Dunlop MAX 200G.
     
  21. drakulie

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    Pro staff 6.1 classic
     

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