Dynaspot Water Tennis racquet

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  1. paddyslad

    paddyslad Guest

    Does anyone remember the Dynaspot tennis racket in the early 90's that actually had water in the frame to stabilize the frame when you hit the ball? The racquet would make a swishing sound when it was served.

    Anyone out there have that frame or specs of it? It was reviewed in Tennis racquet reviews in the early 90's.
     
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  2. Tennis Guy

    Tennis Guy Semi-Pro

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    Materials Graphite
    Head Size 95 sq. in. (midsize)
    Strung Weight 12-1/3 oz. (348 gr.)
    Balance 7/8 in. head light
    Stiffness Flexible
    Grip Length 7-1/2 in.
    Recommended
    String Tension 50-55 lbs.
    Features Fluid-filled inner rings

    http://www.dynaspot.com/
     
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  3. paddyslad

    paddyslad Guest

    Yes

    Tennis guy, you rock. Now I get a second chance to buy this racquet that I wanted as a kid. You da man!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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  4. 007

    007 Professional

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    Dynaspot works in the same way Kinetic does...only the material used inside (liquid instead of beads) is different.
     
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  5. The balls in your court.

    The balls in your court. Banned

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    Has anyone tried it? and why is it illegal??? The Prokennex racquets do the same exact thing except they use sand rather than liquid.
     
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  6. Mark Vessels

    Mark Vessels Guest

    if you crack it do you get burned by hot water
     
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  7. Bud

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    Those are ionic micro bearings, not sand :oops: :lol:
     
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  8. The balls in your court.

    The balls in your court. Banned

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    Thats like saying Household technician or maid. ;)
     
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  9. meowmix

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    What's the difference? Apart from the fact that one costs 10X more...
     
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  10. Gut4Tennis

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    I played with it, trying to get some jr sponsorship, anything I could get back in the day. I was playing doubles with some old folk, and i hit a return of serve and the blue water filled tube busted and splashed blue stuff all over the old fart at the net and he was wearing white. it was actually hilarious
     
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  11. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    This would be an illegal frame for any USTA sanctioned competition. From the Rules of Tennis, Appendix II:

    d. The frame, including the handle, and the strings, shall be free of any
    device which makes it possible to change materially the shape of the
    racket, or to change the weight distribution in the direction of the
    longitudinal axis of the racket which would alter the swing moment
    of inertia, or to deliberately change any physical property which may
    affect the performance of the racket during the playing of a point. No
    energy source that in any way changes or affects the playing characteristics
    of a racket may be built into or attached to a racket.

    PK technology is legal because the mass does not shift longitudinally and thus does not alter the moment of inertia, balance, or swingweight during play.
     
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  12. ollinger

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    As water has the unusual property of expanding when it freezes, this might not be a racquet to leave in the trunk of your car on a winter day.
     
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  13. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    True Widebody eh?
     
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