Here is my Ivan Lendl Collection

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  1. jetlee2k

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    As I promised, I have sometime during the holiday break to take some pictures of my Lendl collection.. Here is it for some of you guys that who are truly Lendl's fan..

    Here is the brand new Adidas GTX Pro & MID

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    Brand new Adidas GTX Pro-T

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    Brand new Adidas GTX Pro Boron

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    These are racquets sale for public.. I will post some actual Bosworth customize for Lendl next..
     
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    Adidas GTX MID-T Lendl

    Here is the GTX MID-T Lendl version.. The Lendl ones are difference mold than the retail one. It's about 5square inch smaller. It's like the exact mold of GTX Pro-T but bigger ...
    Most of Lendl racquets weight ranging between 355g-365g UNSTRUNG..

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    here is the overlay of retail version and Lendl Bosworth version

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    Ivan Lendl Mizuno's racquets

    Here are some brand new Mizuno racquets plus one Bosworth Lendl version.. The Bosworth one weight about 360g, I have another one weight 365g.. I have no ideas why it's 5g difference.. It has some suede or pig skin on the handle.. very very sticky.. I don't know how he played with it.. His grip is quite big i think it's either 4 1/2 or bigger 4 5/8 or something.. The retail racquets weight about 340g with somekind of cushion grip.. They are all disintegrated overtime even though the racquets are brand new..

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  4. vsdtrek

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    Absolutely glorious collection - thanks for posting!

    I didn't realize there were that many versions, especially the boron. The Miz ones look much bigger but that may be due to the paint job or something with the head shape.

    When I first got into tennis, I was deciding between the Lendl GTX, a 200G and a few others. I couldn't demo the GTX and ended up buying a Kneissel Aero. I wish I would have gone with the GTX just for the sake of keeping it.
     
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  5. gocard

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    Wow you have quite the collection! I remember you were one of the first (if not the first) to have the kps 88 in hand as well. Good stuff, thanks for sharing :)
     
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    You're gonna get rich!
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    But i'd keep those.

    Absolutely stunning.
    You did very well.
     
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  7. Mick

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    after seeing his collection, i think jetlee2k is the talk tennis screen name for the tennis legend ivan lendl :)
     
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  8. goosala

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    Man, I'd love to have an Adidas GTX Pro-T just to hit around with. Your collection is amazing. We could not find them here in the states. During the 80's there was only one importer of the GTX Pro-T and he was in California. It was sold for $178 which for back in the late 80's was a lot of dough. How did you get the Lendl Mizuno frames?
     
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  9. Deuce

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    Nice collection - but it sure does seem like a total waste not to use them for their intended purpose.

    Have you ever hit with these frames?
    Do you have one of each model that you use for hitting?
    If not, with all due respect... you're crazy.
     
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    I hit with every single one of these models.. These are new so I don't hit them but I do play with some use one include Ivan Lendl personal racquets.. I would describe these are the best for serve and monster forehand but not good for volleys..
     
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    Lendl Mizuno frames I got them in Japan.. Some of the GTX Pro-T are from Germany.. GTX Pros are from France..
     
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  12. Pro_Tour_630

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    deuce you know very well what jet does with his money is his business and is very sane, he can buy every frame in the world and just look at them if he likes. Just because he does not play with them or use them then he is crazy:confused:. What happened to being a collector or investor? they are all crazy?
     
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  13. Pro_Tour_630

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    not to worry jet, what your really need to do with these frames is to donate them to your nearest drug and prostitute shelter where they can really be appreciated and used, maybe then Deuce will think you are nobel.:)
     
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    LOL-

    Btw- I think, some of us can get a little jealous, but it is kinda normal bec. that is one great collection! I think at one point jet mentioned that he is a 6.0. And he is buying racquets in japan, france, germany..he is a jet setter..so let him enjoy lol
    I personally wonder how exactly jet is connected to the pro tennis world. One of the first to test KPS88, Lendl's personal frames and God knows how many other pro racquets he owns..
     
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  15. MIRO_1975

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    That's a grat collection...! :shock:
     
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  16. Pro_Tour_630

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    he is very rich and good for him, nothing wrong with being rich. He owns tennis resorts in thailand:confused: , I think he can afford few racquets, money talks and BS walks, you got the dough you can buy anything you like, anything is for sale
     
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    Wow! very nice collection. I would like to be able to do the same for the Dunlop Max 200 G iterations. Good work jet!
     
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  18. jetlee2k

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    thank you guys.. I will post my Dunlop 200G MAX collection when I hav some time this weekend..
     
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  19. scotus

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    I really like the black/red adidas and the Mizunos. They are beautiful!
     
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    Jet Li, you are the man, these are the missing pieces in my collection. Any chance I can get 1 each from you?
     
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  21. Lendl and Federer Fan

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    and this one. :)
     
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  22. Mick

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    imho, collectors perform great services to society.
    they preserve past creations in their original states for future generations to observe and enjoy.
     
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    If only future generations could observe and enjoy...by getting to play with 'em! :)
     
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    Yes.
    Anyone who thinks that using a tennis racquet as a decorative ornament or an unused symbol of status is crazy, and cannot be considered a true fan of the game. Obviously their priorities lie elsewhere.

    Real tennis players PLAY with tennis racquets.
    Real tennis players realize that the purpose of these objects is to play tennis. They weren't produced to be mere decorations.

    ^ You're a few days late with this comment, Mike... I believe that 2008 was the year of the Ass.

    ^ See below...
    ^ Right. Tennis racquets were not made to be merely OBSERVED, but to be USED TO PLAY TENNIS.
    Every racquet that is wasted as a decorative piece, or as something to brag about, could be put to much better use by someone who would actually string it up and use it for its intended purpose - to hit tennis balls with on a tennis court.
     
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  25. Pro_Tour_630

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    Steve, what jet or anyone for that matter does with their frames is non of your business, period. Your priorities is helping prostitues and druggies off the street, good for you. Jet's priority is his business.

    If you are telling us how to live our lives then read my signature, you are in need of an *** wooping :)
     
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    A public message board is, I believe, intended to invite public comments... which makes all comments made on this board 'my business' - and the business of anyone who wishes to make it his/her business.
    You state that what he does with the racquets is "none of my business"... yet you seem to think that my post addressed to him IS YOUR business.

    You are nothing if not wholly inconsistent and embarrassingly hypocritical.

    Your posts (and your 'cute' little 'signature') demonstrate only that you hold true to your biases and prejudices, and that you lack an understanding of life beyond the norrow field of your tainted vision.
     
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    Jet

    Absolutely marvelous collection, thanks for sharing your collection..... I know you have much more than these in the pictures...so I am waiting to see more pictures...
     
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    You hold true to your biases and prejudices as well, steve. Hey don't throw a hissy because I called you out on this. You are calling a fellow tennis frame collector crazy. Leave him alone steve. I do not know who is crazier you or Mark Twain:shock:

    I suppose Tandayu is crazy too in your eyes?
     
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    You're as hypocritical as they come, Mike - I can't criticize others, but you can criticize me.

    Of course, you're a fellow racquet collector - so of course your bias will be on the side of the collector.
    I, myself, prefer to actually PLAY with racquets, rather than sit on my ass admiring them, or showing them off to others for the benefit of my ego.

    Again - publicly posted message = invitation to post comments and opinions.

    Tell me all you like that I don't have the right to post my opinion (because it differs with yours) - and see how much good it does.
     
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    Thanks for posting these. A very nice collection.
     
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  31. Pro_Tour_630

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    You do not have the right to call people crazy steve, plain and simple. Given your line of work I thought you knew better. There you go using words like ass and ego which has nothing to do with the discussion.

    Bosworth has the biggest collection known to man, is he crazy?

    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/kuebler.html

    Are all these collections on the wall stupid and crazy? We should burn them or donate them to our nearest drug and prostitute shelter so you can be happy.:cry:
     
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    As is often the case, you're being irrational, and trying to bring this down to a level where you're comfortable.

    I've stated my position - that tennis racquets should be used for their intended purpose, and not be wasted as mere decorations.
    And I feel that TRUE fans of the game will use racquets on the court, rather than allow them to go to waste on the wall as a mere decoration, and to periodically show them off for others to 'admire'.

    The real admiration and appreciation of a racquet comes in how it plays.
    What in hell is there to admire or appreciate about a racquet that isn't used? How 'pretty' it is?
     
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  33. Pro_Tour_630

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    it is not my level, it is the descent level, had you stated that and left it at that, then fine you are the true fan. you go girl. when you call people crazy, you crossed the line, big difference. That is all for now steve. Don't be upset. Go and give Jet a hug and apologize for calling him a crazy nut. Next time I am in Motreal I am bringing a collection. And yes I will donate many of them to youths who will actually play with them.

    not to worry I showed jet a thing or two about how I really feel about his collection check it out
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=2974389&posted=1#post2974389
     
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    No matter how many times I see those Adidas racquets, it can never be enough. This is my most favorite thread since I joined TW, besides the "Guys only: best legs and other best female issues" of course. :) Thanks Jet Li.
     
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    What are the specs? Thanks.
     
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    Lendl and Federer Fan,
    Check out my bottle opener :)

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  37. Lendl and Federer Fan

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    Mick, I swear you were that dude outbidded me few years ago at the bay for this item. I was that close. :)
     
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  38. Mick

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    if i did -- then i am truly sorry :)
     
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    No, no... no need to be sorry, it is only fair the item goes to the highest bidder in life. :)
     
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    ^^haha, how much did it go for?
     
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    it was a while ago so i don't remember the exact price.
    all i remember is the shipping price from france to the united states was quite expensive. it was a lot more expensive than the price paid for the product.
     
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    Hey Jet Li, could you post your Head Prestige Mid collection? :)
     
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    that's another large collection.. from pre head prestige. ... head TXP to head prestige PRO 1st, 2nd, 3rd generation and etc.. I will eventually post some of it..
     
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    Wow, I am looking forward to that thread...
     
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  45. Lendl and Federer Fan

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    Thanks!!! I thought you were going to start from the Head Pro Maark first. :wink: I am greedy, how about Agassi's racquets?? We know Pistol Pete only use the SV PS85, so there is not much to see there, unless you have like 50 brand new ones. :)
     
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    We can now declare jetlee2k the undisputed king of tennis racquets. :)
     
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  47. Pete Semper

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    Huge collection ! Thanks for sharing with us. I was a great Lendl fan when I was 9-12. (I shed some tears when he lost against Chang in 89).
     
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    Agassi is not in my collection b/c he always use OVERSIZE racquet.. The only Oversize racquet that I collection is the PRINCE BORON PRO (the original first version not the OVERSIZE & 110 remake version)..

    Vilas, Lendl, Becker, Edberg, Sampras, Yannick Noah, Federer are my idols and I have almost all of them in my collection..

    I have only 5 St. Vincent brand new, 3 are framed in the clubs.. The St. Vincent and racquets from Lendl, Edberg, Sampras, Federer are the most value in South East Asia.. It's like 2-3 times than the rest of the world.. There are more fanatics guys like me in Asia I guess..
     
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    Head made too many models in the early days.. it would take months just for taking pictures and display it.. I am going to display the whole PRESTIGE collection plus some pre-prestige or at least close to it..
     
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  50. Mick

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    it appears that all your idols have a common charateristic: they all played with a one handed backhand

    not only did agassi play with an oversize racquet but he also played with a two handed backhand
     
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