Do you own a "just for fun" racquet?

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  1. Deuce Bag

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    Just wondering if any of you own a "just for fun" racquet?

    By that I mean a racquet that you don't typically use in competition, just a racquet you like hitting with for fun every now and then. For whatever reason.

    Cheers,
    Ben
     
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  2. Deuce Bag

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    I meant to say if you do own a "just for fun" racquet, which racquet is it?
     
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  3. pheonix6579

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    Sure I have a ps85 when I want to channel my inner Sampras also have a pog 110 for kicks as well
     
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  4. despo

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    I kept 1 pk redondo mp just to hit with every now and then. I hit crazy good with it !
     
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  5. LeeD

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    All my racket's are "just for fun"....
    I have Dunlop 200's, 300's, 500's, some Head's, and some Princes...
     
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  6. Hi I'm Ray

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    Yes, I typcially play with the standard range mid 11oz-12oz range 95-100sq in frame, but also have an old Yonex 90 and a heavy swinging Wilson Profile Oversize whale with a 36mm-ish thick beam.
     
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  7. ChicagoJack

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    I play with my woodies when nobody is looking.
     
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  8. mad dog1

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    exactly. since i'm not a pro, tennis is "just for fun" and therefore all my rackets are such as well.
     
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  9. mad dog1

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    well played! well played! :)
     
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  10. Ace of Aces

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    POG oversize for channeling my inner baseliner. Pure Storm ltd. for days my arm feels sore. 6.1 95s for competitive play.
     
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  11. slowfox

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    You have more than one..?
     
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  12. acura9927

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    I have a Dunlop Aerogel 100 when I want to do my Fed impersonization.
     
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  13. JGads

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    PS85 for the win.
     
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  14. db10s

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    Tons of Just for Fun rackets

    Babolat Aero Storm. Prince Rebel 98 x2. Dunlop HM200G x2. Wilson H Tour. Gamma/Yonex System 35. Prince TT Scream OS and MP. Wilson K Blade 98. And a Prince TT Thunder..... Thats all I can think of right now as far as Just for Fun frames.
     
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  15. MikeHitsHard93

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  16. ChicagoJack

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    Credit Card + Internet = a whole bunch of woodies. :)

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  17. pkshooter

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    I only like playing with mine when i'm at the highschool and the girls see how well i handle mine.
     
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  18. tistrapukcipeht

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    I have an Ezone Xi Team Plus just for doubles and casual playing. Soon after I file my taxes I will get a vcore 89, i can't pass in front of it anymore and not buy it, i love how small and beautiful it is.
     
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  19. pkshooter

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    Don't take this the wrong way, but nice woodies. The donnay is intresting.
     
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  20. quest01

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    Yeah I have a ps85 that I use for fun.
     
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  21. mmk

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    I just kept a couple of mine from the 70s and 80s. I have that Kramer midsize, and a Wilson Advantage. I had the JK Pro Staff, but can't remember what happened to it.
     
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  22. asdftalk

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    Long long ago, I played with k-bold for fun.
     
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  23. matchmaker

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    All my racquets are really for fun. Have lots of mids. Some people tell us that those are not competitive anymore, but I still win a large percentage of my matches with them. For me, if a racquet is not fun, then I just move on.
     
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  24. pshulam

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    for matches: Head PT280
    for practices: Head i.prestige mid, Prince Graphite Pro 90, Prince Spectrum Comp 90
    for old-time shake (memory lane): Slazenger Panther Ceramic Pro mid (my primary racquet from 1997 - 2010).
     
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  25. ChicagoJack

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  26. NLBwell

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    I had a ProKennex Golden Ace (wood with graphite) but gave it to my brother as a present.
     
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  27. zapvor

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    own one? i have over 100 for fun rackets
     
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  28. v-verb

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    2 Prince Borons, a Prince Spectrum Comp I got today, Wilson Profile 2.7 widebody, RipSticks, Yam Secret 04, several others.

    The sticks I play seriously are in my sig
     
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  29. marosmith

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    Prestige Mid.
     
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    I love your user name and what a great topic. Pro staff 85 is mine. But the aeropro drive can also fill those shoes.
     
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  31. MomentumGT

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    Head Trysis Tour 260 oversized that I bought back in 93' IIRC as a freshman in hs :). Also have a few Head Premiere Tours I like to take out just for fun.

    -Jon
     
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  32. ASH1485

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    the PS85 ... i coach with it and hit with it for fun.

    wish i can compete with it in my tournaments
     
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  33. Deuce Bag

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    Thanks Cork_Screw.

    It's funny you should mention the AeroPro Drive.

    It's the AeroPro Drive 2013 racquet that made me think of this question.

    I read a few people saying they bought the AeroPro Drive just for a bit of fun. Which also got me thinking. How many out there have bought a racquet just on a whim to be used just for a bit of fun, not as their main go to competition stick?

    Add to that, how many of those have made the "just for fun" racquet their main competition racquet after realizing they prefer it more or play better with than their previous main go to racquet?
     
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  34. brownbearfalling

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    I consider my "for fun" racquet as more of a training racquet. I use either a weighted up Blx 95 2011 or a 2012 Blx 95. Since they are both heavier, my usual racquet feels lighter when I switch back. I also hit with an Aero pro drive gt once in a while. Other racquets I hit with less often are: K90, ps85, Hps95, K95 and Hps tour 90. I also use the other racquets to test out strings.
     
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  35. Relinquis

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    There are a couple of sticks that i want to get just for fun:
    - Yonex VCore 89
    - Wilson PS85
    - Old woodies

    I'm modding out a 105" Babolat to make it very headlight with a high swingweight (aiming north of 350) to see what it is like... just messing around with it. It's far too big and stiff to use for matches or practice.
     
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  36. dode

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    Gamma big bubba. Always gets interesting reactions and I can actually hit decent with it. I can't serve a lick with it though.

    John
     
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  37. bhupaes

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    I use a ProKennex 7g, with 6 grams at 12 o'clock, and 15 grams at the tail end, for my primary racquet. My fun racquet is a Volkl PB10 Mid, with six grams at 12 o'clock. I love the PB10 (I think it is superior to the new Organix 10 mid, after play testing it), but the PK7g is by far my best one.
     
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  39. Herve

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    Trick in the bag...

    I normally play with Yonex VCore 89 Tour, but for fun I like to pull out of my bag from time to time:
    -PS85
    -KPS88
    -Yamaha Secret 04
     
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  40. rofl_copter3

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    Idk why I consider it a just for fun racket but I play with an apd when I'm just screwing around... Normal frame is a head prestige pro weighted a bit... Also on occasion break out a ps85 but it makes for a hard days work if I try to play from the baseline...
     
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  41. Smasher08

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    Not atm. I wish I still had a PS85, and I'm thinking about grabbing a 6.1 90 just for kicks.
     
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  42. VeeSe

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    I do not currently own any "For fun" racquets.
     
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  43. A_Instead

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    I have a LM Radical. Its fun to hit with every now and then.
    Just not enough weight/power on shot.
    I bring it out when I play those with lesser game then mine.
     
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  44. joe sch

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    pound of wood love :)
     
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  45. robbo1970

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    A pound!!!! Crikey :shock:

    Thats so cool.

    All mine are for fun, but I do have a few I wouldnt use for competitive play.

    Maxply Graphite Tournament
    Yamaha 80sq Carbon from the 80's
    Prince Pro 110

    All great rackets to knock about with, but they need re-stringing to be used seriously. I could probably compete pretty well against most opponents with them, but my Bio's are newer and strung better and so they are my 'go to' rackets for matches.
     
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  46. max

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    Head Vilas woodie. Donnay Borg pro.
     
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  47. luishcorreia

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    PS85.
    Estusa Pro Legend Classic
    Estusa Power Play Tour
    Estusa Pro Vantech RB
    Prince POG Mid 90
    Prince POG 110
    Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1 si
     
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  49. joe sch

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    Good spot, yes indeed. They dont make gut like that anymore and even the VS has dropped in quality
     
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  50. pshulam

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    How do you find times to play with all of them?
     
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