Has anyone bought classic wood frames from Woodtennis.com?

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  1. AndrewD

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    Just curious to know if anyone has purchased classic wood frames from woodtennis.com and what their experience was.

    I know Jo (the owner) occasionally posts here so if wants to chime in, that'd be great.
     
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  2. plasma

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    never bought from him but dude has a solid rep and some rare stock....
     
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  3. Virginia

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    I haven't bought anything from Jo (as yet), but I have bought several racquets from Jens - the owner of 80's-tennis.com.
     
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  4. SamSung

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    So why bother even replying.


    AndrewD,

    I have and the experience was a good one. If I remember rightly, you're in Australia so I dont know if he ships out there or what extra costs you might incur.
     
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  5. VGP

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    It's worth saying if you haven't bought from him but have an extensive collection. Some people might get the impression that you're avoiding him for some reason.....

    I haven't bought any rackets from joe sch (his name here on TTW), but I did buy a DVD. It was an easy transaction with great communication.

    From what I've read in his posts here, he's another one of those guys with a great passion for the game, past and present......
     
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  6. plasma

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    I bothered replying because other top notch collectors who I trade with regularly claim he is a solid resource....reputation means a lot, and there are some stinkers out there....excuse me and my friend, Virginia, for thinking or even having thoughts.... Mr. Samsung!!!....it won't happen again...promise.....
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    taken from the urban dictionary:
    "A friend of ours" is a made guy in the mafia. This term is used when a mobster is introducing another mobster to his mobsterfriends.
    When a mobster is introducing a friend who is NOT a mobster to his mob friends, he will say that the person is "a friend of mine."
    This is my friend Nino- he is a friend of ours.

    Madonn'! Youz can't touch Vinny- he's a friend of ours!

    Bill was not a friend of ours. I don't think we'll be seeing too much of Bill no more.
     
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  7. Bud

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    I have and it was a nice, hassle-free transaction.
     
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  8. gymrat76

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    joe- who is a 200G'aholic, is very interested in my new 200g, though i am holding onto it for now, like holding on a 1967 napa private stock lol..btw i perfectly agree with plasma, joe is a guy who has great passion for the game like plasma himself and many other top collectors out there...
     
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  9. AndrewD

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    I don't see the logic in that but, either way, I certainly hope the last part isn't directed at me. Don't like the inference at all.

    gymrat,

    I'm not a collector, just someone who would be interested in getting hold of a wooden racquet or two that is in good enough condition to play with. At our club I often have to hit with beginners or less capable players and it can be a bit dull. I just thought that playing with a wooden racquet might help to even things out a bit, wouldn't require me dumbing my game down as much as I currently have to (which messes up my game if I have the next set against stronger players), be a bit of a challenge and be fun. Trouble is , most of the wooden racquets I can get from op-shops/good will are in poor condition - either warped or weakened- so can't be strung and won't last very long. I know Joe has a good selection so thought I'd ask if anyone has dealt with him. Also hoping that Joe might drop by to answer a question or two.


    plasma,

    What was all that supposed to mean?


    Bud,
    Thanks very much.
     
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  10. Virginia

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    AndrewD, I have a mountain of good wooden racquets in good order. Do you happen to live in Sydney? I'll be going there at the end of March for a few days to take part in the "Ken Rosewall Tennis Day" at the Museum (I'm a member). I'd be happy to let you have one cheap and it would be fun to meet up anyway. I already have one friend there, that I met here on the forums. :)
     
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  11. Capt. Willie

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    I was just looking at Joe's site. That Rossignol C12 he has looks interesting to me. It's a knock-off of the Head Vilas for $49.99
     
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  12. Virginia

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    I've got both of those - next time I get my camera out, I'll take a photo of them, side by side. There are some differences, both in structure and graphics. Both very beautiful of course!
     
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  14. VGP

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    I meant "you" in a general sense. I didn't intend to direct my statement at you or anyone in particular.

    When you google wooden rackets, joe sch's site comes up among the top. It's a good resource for info, etc.......
     
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    I did,
    ordered a Prince woodie and a pro staff j kramer.
    The two raquests were ok but not in great shape, anycase Joe to excuse for added ( for free) a new Dunlop Maxiply ( still cellophane overgrip) !

    Nice guy.

    Love15
     
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    we should create a racquet mafia, so we know whos a made guy and who aint, this would solve the issue, own 10 gtx's, wps 85 or 200g's and safinize a newer sweatshop frame and you're in!!!!
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    Vincent Pastore (aka Big *****)
     
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  18. Virginia

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    I have ten 200 G's and have been called a "racketeer" by my tennis mates, so I'll be the Mafia Queen! Bow down before me, all ye tennis fans! ;)
     
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  19. racquetfreak

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    Joe S. (woodtennis.com) is totally solid. i have bought several rackets from, and traded onewith, Joe. he is most definitely smarter than your average tennis junkie.
     
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    Hi Andrew,

    Are you in Melbourne? If so and if you want a couple of brand new JK auto's pls let me know. I can get some for you.

    My customer from Melbourne will be here this weekend. I can ask him to help carry a couple to hand over to you.

    For more info on the prices, pls email me.
     
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  21. dataseviltwin

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    Yup...

    Bought a Head Vilas and Book of Tennis Rackets by Siegfried Kubler (a.k.a. "the modern Bible of tennis rackets") from him. Probably could've picked up the stick on 36ay for cheaper, but stick was in good shape, shipped promptly, and wrapped well. The book is outstanding, and the wrapping of it was stellar. Endgame - reputable dealer, and knows his sierra.
     
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  22. Kirko

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    I traded frames with Joe hears ago and he's GREAT to deal with!!!!!!!! A real Gentleman !!!!!!!
     
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  23. MAX PLY

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    Just purchased a couple of frames from him. Great to deal with--prompt service, great products and friendly attitude. I will buy from him again.
     
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    Ditto. Joe is a top bloke, have made a couple of purchases, will definitely be back again for more:)
     
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  25. Ronaldo

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    Btw, any trouble stringing these woodies? Shared holes and awl?
     
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  26. Bud

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    Naw, they are cake to string... just make sure you start on the correct side... as the string channels differ.
     
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  27. volley96

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    I highly recommend both Joe Schartman at Woodtennis, USA and Jens Weistermeier at 80s-tennis, Germany. They both are true gentlemen, outstanding to do bussiness with and have great collections, you can go to their respective websites. Good luck,

    Juan Carlos
     
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