Goodday at the flea market!

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  1. Thepowerofchoice

    Thepowerofchoice Semi-Pro

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    I was walking around the flea market today in the rain in Orange county hoping to find a brand new Pro Staff St. Vincent (ha ha) but I ended up with a Tony Trabert C-6 Graphite. I did some research and it came out in the late 70's and was retailing for few hundred dollars. It has a standard head size (65 in??), black with yellow stripe around it. It is in excellent condition. Any information on this beauty classic would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. game set match 46 TIMES!!

    game set match 46 TIMES!! Hall of Fame

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    pics pics pics!!!
     
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  3. nCode747

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    I second that motion
     
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  4. Thepowerofchoice

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    Give me 10 mins
     
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  5. Thepowerofchoice

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    Here are some pics.

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  6. heathenrider

    heathenrider New User

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    That things looks to be in brand new condtion
     
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  7. treblings

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    great find:)that racket deserves a better home than a flea market.
     
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  8. atatu

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    I've got one also, I remember when these came out around 1977, some rich guy at my club had one, there was definitely a time when it was a much sought after freame.
     
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  9. Il Mostro

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    Really nice catch, man.
     
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  10. drakulie

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    How much did you pay for it???
     
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  11. khw72004

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    I have one it plays like a beauty. Crisp feel, great control. overall one of the best rackets i've played with. can you post the link where you found info on the racket?
     
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  12. gsquicksilver

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    lol, you found that at golden west college huh?
     
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  13. mdjenders

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    great racquet! it is super stiff and hefty, so when you get it moving smoothly, it really plows the ball. massive stiffness in such a small head gives really an interesting sensation.

    have a hit with it. it will be fun.
     
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  14. Thepowerofchoice

    Thepowerofchoice Semi-Pro

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    Right on...how did you know?
     
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  15. Thepowerofchoice

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    This will break your heart...My hard earn $1.00
     
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  16. Thepowerofchoice

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    I don't have any info on this racquet but I did find an ad for this racquet in my old 1976 tennis magazine. Anyone have any ideas?
     
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  17. drakulie

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    I'm not surprised. I've purchased a few vincents for a buck at flea markets and garage sales. Also at goodwill.
     
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  18. treblings

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    i´ve had the same experience. only i don´t pick up st.vincents but usually old prestiges or other head rackets.
    how do you determine whether it´s a st.vincent or not? just look for the code ending with a q, or could you tell the difference without looking at the code?
     
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  19. Thepowerofchoice

    Thepowerofchoice Semi-Pro

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    man...great deals.
     
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  20. gsquicksilver

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    i've seen it at golden west for the past 2 weeks already. i thought about buying it, but i have too many racquets already.

    lol, it probably still has my finger prints on it, haha
     
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  21. Thepowerofchoice

    Thepowerofchoice Semi-Pro

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    Man...you must have tons of racquets to pass the racquet like this. I guess it was my lucky day. I'm going to string it tomorrow with Prince synthetic gut 17 duraflex at 50 lbs and take this 30+ years old classic for a ride.
     
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  22. kalic

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    I found my current No1 racquet on flea market, Yonex RD7, for about 10$ :)
     
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  23. treblings

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    Did you know you picked up a great one when you bought it or did it come as a surprise after you played it:)

    I picked up a Fischer Superform Stan Smith in vg condition last week. i am still smiling
     
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  24. hmhoek

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    One Goodwill I was in recently had 3 ProStaff Lite 6.9s, a ProStaff 5.9 and a Hammer 7.4 for like $2.50 each. They all needed strings, but they had no cracks in the frames that I could find. Another shop had an intact Head Graphite Director TXD for $4 and a Chinese ProStaff 6.0 95 for $4.

    It was a very good day.
     
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  25. kalic

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    I know specs, and I expected a good racquet for my game (spinny baseliner), but I am so suprised with precision and big sweetspot. Great one !
     
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