Hey Puma experts: PUMA SPEED ? (PICS)

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  1. MAXXply

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    Just wondering where this model fit in Puma's racket history and lineage ? :confused:
    Graphite/ceramic composite, PCS, 105sq.in approx.

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  2. Colpo

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    Nice racquet. I recall this frame being one of about 3 flagship issues from Puma for their final year of newish merchandise in the States, maybe 1988. Another model was called the Top Flex. There might've been a Top Spin too, or maybe I'm just imagining that. Puma was still making the Becker Super viably but had gravitated away from putting Boris's name on every frame, perhaps because the end was near re: their relationship with him. Becker started to wear Fila togs in the first half of 1988. Never found a walk-in shop that sold these models.
     
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  3. Love50

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    I seem to have a "Top Pro" in my collection too.
     
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    Gorgeous stick!
     
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    Nice!! Can you weigh it for us? Any impressions on how it plays?

    BTW...whats the grip size? Any plans to sell or trade?
     
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  6. MAXXply

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    Funny, I bought a cheap digital weigh scale a few days ago for this specific purpose (and to weigh the rest of my stash) but the display was faulty. I hope to give you a weight as soon as I get a working scale. I haven't hit with it yet but it definitely swings quite maneuverably. It's a 4 1/2 grip. And speaking as an enthusiast with more rackets than money, yes, I would be willing to sell - every man has his price :)
     
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    I can confirm this; I also have a Top Pro.
     
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    Thanks for digging that out - I thought it looked familiar in the hands of someone from the past...:)
     
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  10. I.M. Weasel

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    These pictures were taken last year by my daughter during her road trip to Belgrade. This racquet is an exhibit in FC Red Star Museum in Belgrade, Serbia. Slobodan Zivojinovic used to play for Red Star tennis club.
    http://www.crvenazvezdafk.com/muzej.htm
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    CHECK OUT THE CUSTOM THROAT PIECE!!!
    All the best! :)
     
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