Lindsay Davenport: A Racquet History

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by jarko111, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. jarko111

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    I thought that Lindsay being inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame this week or weekend would be a nice time to go over a lot of things including her racquet history.
    Lindsay was one of my favorite players. I maybe didn't always agree with her statements and attitude at a given event, but I always admired her textbook technique and ability to pretty much always hit the ball on the center of her strings in every shot.

    I know she played with Wilson primarily. Can some boardmates remember her first racquet to her current stick? Specs? And maybe the weapon she used when she won her biggest titles?
     
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  2. Johnny-Cage

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    Wilson Hammer 6.2. Hyper Hammer 5.3 (Won Wimbledon with this). Hyper Hammer 5.2. H-Tour. N-Tour. N-Tour 2. K-Tour. BLX Tour.
     
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  3. jarko111

    jarko111 Rookie

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    Thank you so much!
     
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  4. Seth

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    I know she didn't play with a stock frame, but the stock Hyper Hammer 5.2 was a great racquet.
     
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  5. OnyxZ28

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    I thought she used some racket based on the 6.1 mold her whole career?
     
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  6. vsbabolat

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    I think she used the Pro Staff 4.5si
     
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  8. jarko111

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    I've google imaged all those rackets. I hit with a Hyper Hammer OS.. forget what number. I don't understand 6.1 this or 6.1 95, etc, etc. But the font and color of the hyper hammers look to be the same font and color of the Pro Staff Classic 4.5

    The hyper hammer I hit with tore my arm up something awful. Was it the weight or the stiffness?

    I really love the color and the shape (just aesthetics) of the racket or the pj of the racket she used at the 2005 Wimbledon. N-tour I think. I tried buying one off of an auction site just to have it as ... just to have it lol. And it was quite cheap .. but it soon went for too much for just a decorative. Again, foolishly I think the older something is... but that isn't the case with rackets.

    Lindsay was a favorite of mine. I didn't always enjoy her attitude or this or that.. but she was just a pure striker. I love her service motion.. although, I tried using it.. I never got the power or the placement she did. Bringing the right foot over and in front at the last minute is just too much movement for my taste.
    But I was a fan of WTA tennis first.. now it's about 50/50.
     
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