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  1. vsbabolat

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    Pacific is a German company. Only their gut comes from New Zealand.
    http://www.pacific.com/cms/front_content.php?idcat=137

    PACIFIC is a family owned & operated German Company. Since 1972 they have been the worlds leading Brand in the developing and manufacturing of racquet sports accessories. Whether in Germany (Hochdorf) or New Zealand (Manaia/Taranaki) PACIFIC Factories lead the way in producing the highest-quality strings for all racquet sports. As the Official ATP-Partner for Strings, Grips and Stringing Service, PACIFIC is actively present at many ATP World Tour events assisting the professional players - as well as gaining feedback from the worlds best players to better assist us with continuing to be the leading Company in the development of new Product innovations.
     
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  2. Virginia

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    alfa, I have a new Pro Supex (clone of the Avery M3) and have just won a BIN auction on the Bay for a Gauthier "Madame" in 10/10 condition. Since I have quite a few "Lady" racquets, this is a really nice addition to that collection. I guess I should gather them all together and take a photo sometime. :)
     
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  3. Cesare

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    that's right, the Wip Panatta Autograph was one of the sweetest wood frames ever made, and very nice looking IMHO:

    http://www.80s-tennis.com/pages/panatta_autograph.html
     
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  4. Dino Lagaffe

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    Oh, and K2!
     
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  5. slice bh compliment

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    If you're going to list Mercedes Benz, you ought to list Porsche (yes, made by Volkl...I believe it was the Vario 5 or 6)

    I once played an Australian guy who had a bagful of Symonds or Symmons frames.

    I know you've got it listed, but I thought I'd mention that Pat Cash used Stellars before Slazengers, Prince and Yonex.

    Swing Tip (cheapo junior frames in the mid70s)

    Avery, Tom Avery.

    Lennart Bergelin had some frames made, most notably, the Bergelin LongString.
     
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  6. Virginia

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    I have the Longstring - lilsted as Protagon.
     
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  7. vsbabolat

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    You know the Avery M3 is a clone of the Prince Precision Graphite 640 PL.:)
     
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  8. Virginia

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    No, I didn't know that - but I have that Prince racquet too. :)

    vsb, your astonishing knowledge about racquets continues to amaze me - you have to be intimately involved in the industry - or have a photographic memory (or probably both!). :)
     
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  9. Mansewerz

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    How about Zebest and Topspin?
     
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  10. slice bh compliment

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    Zebest/Zebra, yes. My coach had a bagful in the mid/late 80s. Didn't Btad Gilbert hit with those for a while?
     
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  11. vsbabolat

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    I completely forgot about Zebest. They had a bunch of Clones in the early 90's.
     
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    Hey y'all! CoachRick mentioned Zebest and Porsche back on the first page! Just sayin' :)


    and...

    Forgot ZEBEST; but, that may be too Atlanta-centric. Seems like they supplied a number of U.S. college players in the '90s.

    Oo, oo...how about the Mitt Rocker?

    How about a DIY home remodeling show: 'Adding a new wing to the garage to house the ever-expanding racket collection' ?
    Last edited by coachrick : 06-27-2010 at 02:54 AM.
     
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  13. MarrratSafin

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    Virginia, not sure if Ascot has been mentioned, but there is one such racquet brand on the local site now.:)
     
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  14. Virginia

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    Yes, I've just bought it! It's apparently a German brand, so I'm very happy to welcome it into my "family". :)
     
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    Dont forget about the Aussie brand called "SFIDA"

    I belive Mark Woodforde used this
     
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  16. khw72004

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    Sometimes I see make up brands like Chanel. I think I have seen Barberry, and Porsche too
     
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  17. Virginia

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    My total is now 96, having added an Ascot, Gauthier and just today, a Fansteel Super Graphite.

    Now that I'm so close, I really MUST aim for 100 - such a nice, round number. :evil:
     
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  18. Virginia

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    I missed this post - you have actually seen a Wilding? Please tell me more!
     
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  19. rodrigoamaral

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    The brand Topspin make racquets as well...I think u missed them on your list
     
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    Were "Zebest", "Zebra" and "Zeta" all the same?
     
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  21. Virginia

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    Have just added Rosner and Rex (also known as Tegno) to the list. Only two to go. :)
     
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  22. BreakPoint

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    Not sure if already mentioned but:

    Avery
    Pacific
    PowerAngle
     
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  23. BreakPoint

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    That's because Babolat is not a tennis racquet. It's a WMD (Weapon of Mass Destruction). :shock: :)
     
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  24. BreakPoint

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    Hmmm...that looks like a clone of the Dunlop Maxply Fort/Slazenger Challenge No.1.
     
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  25. anirut

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    Don't know if these have been reminded of:

    1. Advantage
    2. Vantage

    Regs,
     
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  26. DBH

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    Zebra and Zebest were the same company. (I don't think "Zeta" has anything to do with the other two.) Zebra was a company in Atlanta in the 1980s, but they changed their name to Zebest for legal reasons. The company went out of business (some time in the 1990s?).

    DBH
     
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  27. coachrick

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    I bought quite a bit of string from Vincent(owner) until the mid-'90s. Used to drive up to his house in Alpharetta to save shipping time. I ended up buying a couple hundred sets of string from a 'bay seller who apparently bought the leftover stock. They had a 'crystal' poly that was way ahead of its time.

    If I may hijack further, I grew up in Columbia and worked at Jeff P's Tennis and Ski shop until '79. Small world.
     
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  28. BreakPoint

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    Yes, how could I forget about Vantage. And speaking of Vantage, has Bosworth been mentioned?
     
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  30. Virginia

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    Is that yours that's for sale?
     
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  31. rz250r

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    Araya


    This is not my racket. I had one, but I threw away.

    But Araya is famous for bicycle.

    http://www.araya-kk.co.jp/

    Those days racket was made by steel, and they entered racket industries newly, but didn't make it.

    This is now selling, J.¥1,000.- About US$12.00
    Second hand, 70 SQ
    332g(frame only)
    grip size L3
    Beam :19 mm
     
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  32. aceX

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    Don't forget Bruline!!!
     
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  34. Autodidactic player

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    A couple more:

    Maynard - I have one called "Air Power"

    &

    Jenro - two piece rackets
     
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  35. Virginia

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  36. rz250r

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    Great ! ! ! ! ! ! How did you get a maruman ?
    From Japan?

    By the way, you seem to have Futabaya's one.
    Do you know some ones are made by bamboo.
    Exactly saying, throat are made by bamboo.
    Is it rare or famous ?
    I have two. Do you want to see this one ?
     
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  37. Virginia

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    I got the Maruman on E-b-a-y.

    My Futabaya is the "Maximum" wooden model - very beautiful - and it came in a very nice full length case, with a pocket on the front to put tennis balls. I think it's fairly rare.

    I would love to see your bamboo models - can you post some photos?
     
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  38. rz250r

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    I took a picture and tried to copy this screen, I couldn't it.

    Please show me how to do it, or show me your mail address.
    I will send it to you.
     
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  39. Virginia

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    It's a bit complicated to explain how to post a photo here - but yes, email it to me at vcrawford [at] bridgetalk.com :)
     
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  40. AndrewD

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    Virginia,

    How about Alinta, the Australian brand (still in production I believe) and Topspin (German brand) ?
     
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  41. karophiteblu

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    haha wow my parents got a pair of aeroplane rackets from china like a LOOONGG time ago before i was born and i thought it was just an imposter brand. its headlight tho. my parents said when they bought them it came with 2 so idk
     
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  42. duusoo

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    Fredrick Willys made a racket in the 70's.
     
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  43. chilllaxin006

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    where is technifibre?
     
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  44. _skunk_

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    Long time from last post in this 3d.


    http://www.asscotennis.it/archivio/fabbriche-di-racchette-italiane/

    This is a link to an association of italian collectors, at the page of the list of the italian producers, as far as I remember none of them is on the market anymore.
    I guess the last producers were active in the 80's at max early 90s, in the clubs you could see a lot of scaglia and alto and then all disappeared.
     
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  45. joe sch

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    Maybe nice to add a few more vintage makers like:
    AJ Reach
    Ayers
    Dayton
    Draper and Maynard
    Feltham
    Grays
    Hazells
    HC Lee
    Horsman
    Victor
    Winchester
     
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  46. zapvor

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    wow you guys are amazing!
     
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    Anyone ever hear of a "Caprico"? Not sure if it's a brand or model name.
     
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  48. Avles

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    I have a Malbro racquet (thrift store find). All I know about it is that it's from India.

    Was going to mention my "Pennsylvania" racquet but then I realized that it's actually a Penn. :)
     
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  49. Hannah19

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    Aday, Holwha (Dutch), Vollmer PCS, Asics, Bonny, Vitas (Snauwaert sub brand), ForeHand (Snauwaert), Daniel Hechter (Snauwaert), Rival, Esquire, Leslie Coates, Harma (India), AmerPro (Estusa), Winn Sport, LifeSport (Dutch), Level (Dutch), Yardley, Dita (Dutch?), Cloud, J.C. Higgins (Sears), Grand Slam, Pro Mad, Pro Ace, Advance, Nassau, Power Angle, Solex, Deesse, Montana, L&G, Mall, A&F, W. Bungert, W.Fischer, Sabine Tennis Project, Kirschbaum, Bitzer.....
    Just to add a few from the top of my head..:)
     
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  50. coachrick

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    The top of your head must be a very interesting place ;)
    I didn't know Willie Bungert had a racket line.
     

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