how to go about collecting classic/old racquets

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by Ben, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Ben

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    Other than TW and stores like Goodwill, where does one go if one wished to collect old/classic racquets?
     
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  2. Ben

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    refining my collection

    Let me refine my thread: How do I go about my collection if I was primarily interested in Pro Kennex racquets? Is there an organization or are there particular TW members that specialize in Pro Kennex racquets?
    ben-franklin@sbcglobal.net
     
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  3. elamarrj

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    take a look at craig's list you can find some nice frames there for a reasonable price from time to time
     
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  4. big ted

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    type in 'pro kennex' and search on auction sites
     
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  5. magnut

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    If your going to be a serious collector you will want to stick to NOS frames and not play with them. If your going to pick them up to play with stick it in the want adds. Pro Kennex made so many frames and didnt change their line up very much. The must be a couple trillion copper, black, silver, bronze aces out there along with dominators etc. etc. They were more or less consumer frames with little professional endorcees. They are good to play with but investment wise not so much.

    If you really want to have some fun with the old stuff pick up a few cheap oddball frames. Maybe a standard size Yamaha, a t2000, Prince 125 etc. et. All these can be found cheap and they are common.

    I like pro kennex too. Great playing frames and I have set of a bunch of different versions. All of the old ones are pretty much player frames that are heavy, flexy, and mid sizes. Some are a little stiffer than others but I can play well with any of them. They are not much different then what most of the other companies were putting out at the time.

    I will say this. Standard size graphite frames are much more difficult to play with than wood IMO. My most demanding stick is probably the Head XRCs. Yamahas are tough as well. When you get into 70 inch headsizes you need very clean and pure strokes. Swinging the racquet around like your swatting a fly does not work.
     
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