Donnay X-Dual Platinum 99 question

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  1. stringtight

    stringtight New User

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    Hi Guys, I just purchased two new Donnay Platinum 99's. I demoed two different Platinum 99's before my purchase and both were basically blue in color. They also had an RA of 71 printed on the racquets in the specs inside the throat area were the tension recommendation etc. is printed. One demo I got from Tennis Warehouse and the other from a local tennis shop. I ended up having the tennis shop order the two I have from Donnay. Anyway, the two I received are basically silver in color and have no RA printed on them. Can anyone tell me why this might be?
     
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  2. rlau

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    Later generation of the same frame.
     
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  3. Kal-El 34

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    precisely..

    when the dual platinum 94 and 99 were introduced they were black with more of an aqua blue color

    they decided to change the color scheme a little later and started producing them with black and a metallic ice blue color - i am assuming this is what you have

    you may have also picked up an unreleased x-platinum? these look like the x-series rackets with the shiny paint and silver coloring on the sides. Depending on the date of issue some of these do not have specs printed on them...

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  4. Kal-El 34

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    actually nevermind, the x-platinum unreleased was only done in a 94...
     
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  5. tball

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    It's so unfortunate they deviated from their own early prototypes:

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    ( Courtesy of Suppawat )

    Another image:

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    I was waiting and waiting, but that beautiful racquet never reached the market...

    The next best looking of the bunch -- the X-Blue - is also gone.
     
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  6. Kal-El 34

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    That is essentially the color of the new ones.. It looks a lit more silver in my pic from Mt cell phone but it its def. More of an ice blue color
     
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  7. suppawat

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    They also change to Gold 94/99 color. The new gold color looks a little lighter.
     
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  8. suppawat

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    I've found this X-Platinum 94 similar to the old Borg Pro. The ball feel and plow-thru are excellent, but the frame is too flexy. My swing and timing are not perfect for this racquet.

    My Go-To racquets in X-Series are Blue 94 and Dark Red 94. I've just found good string combo - Babolat Black Gut + Donnay Syncore (very expensive + very cheap) for those frames. Sadly Donnay discontinue the X-Series frames. Many Donnay players here already upgraded to X-Dual, Pro One or Formula, but some top kids are still comfortable with the X-Series racquets.

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  9. getsby

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    interesting brand. I use P1 (18x20), is not familiar with the other, may be in the future.
     
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  10. Kal-El 34

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    yes I wish they would have let the x-series ride a little longer than they did. I loved the blue 99. I just got a truckload of the platinum though and I really like this stick. Less powerful than the P1, so I go back and forth on what I want between massive power or precision control... why can't i just have it all?? haha
     
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  11. rlau

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    I'd love to try the Plat99, but unfortunately they're very hard to find in used condition (and I don't want to pay the retail price of over 200 Euros to get it).
     
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  13. stringtight

    stringtight New User

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    Thanks for the excellent pics, the 2nd generation is exactly what I have!
     
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  14. stringtight

    stringtight New User

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    Hey rlau, Donnay was offering a sale on two Platinum's, a 6 pack bag and one head band for $199.00 us. on there wed site. Not sure if it is still going on. www.Donnay.com
     
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  15. rlau

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    Thanks for the info, stringtight. Can't see it on their site now, but that is/was a great offer. It's a pity Donnay sells their stuff at such a high price here in Europe.
     
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