Donnay Borg Pro

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  1. OTMPut

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    Just picked up an used one. Strung it up with Prince Syn Gut @ 47 lbs. Babolat RDC machine says flex rating is 26. Weighs 385 gms.

    Going to play my league match tonight. Never played with a wood racquet before. Should be interesting. Will post pics later.
     
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  2. wendersfan

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    47 lbs.? String that puppy like Borg did, at 80! :)

    Congrats, btw, I always thought those were beautiful racquets.
     
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  3. OTMPut

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    Wonder how Borg managed to get the ball across the net with that kind of tension. With this kind of flex, even with 47 lbs, i had hit pretty hard to get the ball deep. With my usual swing speeds, i was dropping the ball within the service box!

    I played a set with this frame. It was sweet. I did not miss a volley. 1hbh is an issue. With modern frames i am used to bad slicing form (across the body finish, carving the ball). This does not work with this stick. I need to adjust to a more classical swing.

    Now i think i need to get a few more of these. They look awesome.
     
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  4. Hannah19

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    Since Borg used a beefed up version of the Pro it may have had totally different specs and therefor more power. Power enough to string it up to 80 lbs, a tension that would probably shatter an off the shelf specimen....:(
     
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  5. jonestim

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    They also made a midsize

    Here is another version of it. A bit bigger and lighter, but still really flexy.

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  6. OTMPut

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    ^^^
    Sweet. Is that strung with poly?
     
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  7. Mick

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    haha. I had mine strung at 40 lbs. the tension probably has gone down to the high 30 by now but it plays perfect :)
     
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  8. OTMPut

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    Here is mine.

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  9. Mick

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    i got two of the midsize version but i prefer to use the standard version. The reason being I would only use a wood racquet to play against players below my level, and the midsize one would take away some of the challenge in playing with a wood racquet.
     
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  10. jonestim

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    No. It is just some black syn gut that was in it when I bought it. I may restring it at some point but I play with it so infrequently that I haven't made it a priority.
     
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  11. coachrick

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    A bit of a bump and derailment, if you don't mind...
    I never knew about any relationship between Laver and Donnay, or Court and Donnay or even Drysdale and Donnay. Interesting, I think...
    http://www.donnayusa.com/pastpros.php
     
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  12. Hannah19

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    I've got a nice Donnay Drysdale Autograph........8/10 condition, sweet!!
     
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  13. coachrick

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    Any thoughts on its date of birth?
     
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  14. Kirko

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    those were very pretty looking frames I thought.
     
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  15. Rock Strongo

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    I love how the graph rates it at "stiff" to "very stiff":lol:

    What would the opposite end of the scale be then?
     
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  16. Hannah19

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    1965 to be exact.
     
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  17. JUAN_PRADO

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    i have many nice moments with this model , remember a trainnig season with Jan Kodes , i use this racket in this time
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