Le Coq Sportif Concept 3/TXW

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  1. Bud

    Bud Bionic Poster

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    I just picked one of these up for 30 bucks and it is in fantastic condition.

    Does anyone know anything about this racquet? It reminds me of a Hazel Streamline.

    It's brown and very smooth. I believe it's mostly wood.

    On the side of the throat it states:

    Fiberglass: Multidirectional fiberglass faces epoxy resin cured.
    Wood: Ash core frame with 5 laminates.
    Vulcan Fiber: Inside, outiside frame and open throat

    It's also states: Made in Belgium on the other side of the throat.

    The head size is standard (Max). It may even be smaller. I compared it back to back against a Bancroft Players Special and it's a bit smaller and more oval.

    The weight is 12.8 oz. and it is 7pts. H.L.

    The grip is made of leather but it's a very rough leather. Not the smooth leather we see today. It looks like it's meant to perform as a grip and overgrip.

    I'll post pictures of it later.

    Any info would be appreciated.
     
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  2. vsbabolat

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    Le Coq Sportif had a whole line of very nice racquets. The OEM was either Snauwaert or Donnay. I don't know which one was manufacturing the wood racquets for Le Coq Sportif.

    I still have a Concept 3 TXM, TXO, and a TCO
     
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  3. Bud

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    What do all the codes mean?
     
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  4. jace112

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    There is a new release in France :)

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  5. ichibanosaru

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    WOW! I used this exact stick in high-school. I can remember I mowed lawns, washed cars and even painted street address numbers on curbs to earn money and then order from the old-school Nevada Bobs mail order form in the back of Tennis Magazine (maybe even World Tennis).

    Not a bad stick, but I went back to my Donnay Borg Pros shortly after, though.

    Great picture!
     
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  6. plasma

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    classic! enjoy! yannik noah's choice, I think rosce tanner used a model in his later years too
     
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  7. Bud

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    Nice! How much ($$) is it?
     
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  8. robby c

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    I played the Tanner version in '85 for my last college season. My first graphite racquet. Model TXF?
    85 sq in,triple throat, and stiffer than the aluminum Prince Pro that I switched from. It was great for serving.
    Robby C
     
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  9. plasma

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    lucky duck, great find!
     
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