Donay Graphite CGX 25

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  1. luishcorreia

    luishcorreia Professional

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    I have recently posted about a new racquet I bought online, a Graphite CGX 25.

    This racket was Donnay's competitor to the Wilson Sampras Prostaff. The Donnay Graphite C.G.X 25 is a midsize, thin constant beam (17 mm) and very solid, 16*19 string pattern. Heavy and stable (363gr.strung), came out in the mid 80's and was made in Belgium.

    The number 25 stands for 25% bigger then the standard 70 sq.inch so it will have a 87,5 sq" head.

    The racquet came with a broken string and somewhat banged up.

    I just restrung it with a Head FiberGel Power 17, a soft forgiving string that goes nicely with this heavy small head racquet, and put on a new synthetic grip.

    Here are some pictures. Can't wait to hit the courts with it.

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    More picture in my blog at http://online-tennis-blog.blogspot.com/2011/08/extreme-makeover-donay-graphite-cgx-25.html
     
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  2. KenC

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    I used the CGX25 from 1982 to 1983 and broke two out of three frames. I still have one, although mine all had a blue line running around them instead of the red one. If I remember well, there were two different weights offered. Mine weighs in at 382g strung. I still pull it out every now and then but it seems underpowered for the weight it has. I now use the Pure Storm Ltd which has a lot of the same feel and playability but with less weight.
     
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  3. luishcorreia

    luishcorreia Professional

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    Yeah...its just a cool racquet for the collection, not for using on a day to day basis.

    Havent hit with it yet!
     
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