Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by proracketeer, Jul 5, 2011.
lol that message on the bag is kinda condescending..just a little.. but cool rackets
There were some of the other colours on the bay a week or two ago new and when i saw them I laughed. I had forgotten that message, It even then seemed to me a bit condescending, "here we made this for good people but pay enough and you too can carry one around!"
Run DMC, 1986. I forgot about that song until I saw your title.
some more adidas racquets
very classy - basic black and basic white. sre the whites ones deltas?
Beautiful. That's a great Lendl collection, Mick.
I have a couple of Deltas -- a Delta Concept 2 and a Delta Club 3 -- and they're both a kind of aquamarine color. So I'd also be interested in knowing if the white ones are Deltas.
Here's my favorite: it's an NTP 90 C. I don't know much about it or how it fits into the adidas line, but it's a really nice, well-balanced, solid racquet. I also love the graphics. What I do know about it. It's head light, 12.9 oz. strung, has -- I assume -- a 90 sq. in. head, and is slightly tapered. The handle is about 20 mm., the head about 23 or 24 mm.
The Kuebler book lists four different NTP models manufactured in 1989-90 -- a graphite 105 and 90 and a Kevlar 105 and 90. Plus a junior model. They must not have been big successes, since adidas went out of the racquet business a couple of years later. Anyone know any more about the NTPs?
I'm assuming that's a woven fiberglass finish on the white ones? Very nice...
No, they are the lighter version from the CF25 series.
Actually it was targeted for the female players.
I,ve got a few in N.O.S. condition. No real specs I'm afraid.
NTP 105 K and NTP 100 C. Kevlar and Ceramic. Adidas answer to the widebody rage together with the Delta Club series. Nice frames but from the post Lendl era and therefor not very succesful. No top player was contracted and soon after the release of these series Adidas decided to stop producing tennisrackets. Their new line is not very succesful either....!!
Thanks, Hannah. I appreciate the information. The NTP 90 isn't really a widebody per se. Feels like a nice player's racquet to me. It was a lot better than adidas' latest efforts, IMO.
Graphic on Cover
love that graphic on your racquet cover proracqueteer...I remember that fondly in a few different color schemes on a few pros apparell from my early tennis years!
Thanks for sharing.
That's a beauty! it is a flexible frame or quite stiff?
I haven't played with it for quite some time, but my recollection is that it is midrange as far as stiffness. I think it's comparable in many ways to the Volkl 10s, Dunlop 200s, Donnay Pro One Internationals, and they all are around the 60 range in stiffness. I don't actually know -- I've never been able to find the specs for this model. But that's my guess.
Glad you like it. It's one of my favorites.
Thanks. i hope i'll be able to find one here in Italy. the only old Adidas i've seen here is the Adidas Concept Delta,the White one, but i think it's a wibebody( not sure though), and i'm not very interested. Anyway, nice looking racquet
A *Fleabay* seller in Europe has one up for bids right now.
i took this racquet to the courts last friday and played with it for 3 hours :shock:
the vibration dampener says it all!
Mick, love your racquet! I have the GTX Pro and GTX Pro T myself, and use them daily! What is your string tension and set up if I may ask?
I love playing with my Lendl racquets all the time...the small headsize is NO problem for me...never shank or mishit and frustrates all the current crop of kids with their Wilsons and Babolats, and Yonex and Head equipment, when I blow them off the court in power, touch and feel... LOL Adidas Lendl rules!
thanks! i strung it with prince synthetic gut duraflex at 45 lbs but the tension probably has dropped to the high 30s by now. i do shank and mishit with this racquet but not enough to lose to people whom i should beat and people who could me beat would beat me regardless of whatever racquet i play with
i also have a gtx pro-t but i think it is going to remain untrung forever
My thoughts exactly.
wow thats one of the best looking rackets i have seen. what is the model name?
wow, I had one of those Puma Boris Beckers way back when.......
whatever happened to the new line of adidas racquets?
i guess they never caught on.
i know someone that hits with one and hes pretty good junior
They died a swift and painful death.........they don't even sell in the $5.99 bins - the bane of any shop owner.
i have adidas cf 25, good control racquet. lead tape it, good for plow through.
Mick, I see that you have both GTX pro and GTX mid, and also Max 200G. I heard that the 'mid' is larger than 'pro' in head size, and how larger? Is 'mid' comparable to Max 200G in terms of head size? Thank you.
GTX Mid is a lot larger than GTX Pro.
GTX Pro is closer to Max 200G, as GTX Mid is a lot larger
GTX Mid head size is close to Roger Federer's racquets (headsize dimensions: a little wider and a little shorter than Federer's racquets) The picture at the bottom has the GTX Mid on top of a Prostaff Six.One 90 (Federer's current racquet)
Thank you Mick for your response, esp posting the picture. Yeah Mid is a lot larger than Pro. Not only its head is larger, but its length looks substantially longer too. It looks like GTX Pro is closer to 26 inches rather than 27 inches. I’ve known that 27in is the standard length of tennis racquet, but that rule applies only for the modern racquets, not for the old ones like GTX Pro? Thanks for the comparison with Federer’s racquet too. It gives better sense of size of GTXs.
The vast majority of rackets since the '60s have been +- 27". Most of the standard wood frames were 27" x 9"...making net center strap measurement a breeze . There were exceptions, of course; but 26" would be darned short for an adult racket. A few wood frames were a bit shy of 27" and a few wood players actually cut their handles down a fraction to make the heavy wood rackets more maneuverable. It's possible that the GTX Pro was shorter by design(I'm not familiar with that model); but the timing puts it squarely in the 27" 'era'.
Coach Rick sure knows about racquets
the GTX Pro is exactly the same length as the Prostaff Six.One 90
coachrick, thanks for the comment. Mick thanks again for the picture. Hmm it’s weird; The ‘Pro’ definitely looks shorter in the picture #31, but it looks even a tad longer than ProStaff 90 in the above picture…
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