My new (old) classic collection

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by Tennis Man, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Tennis Man

    Tennis Man Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,635
    Location:
    Sunshine State
    My wall of shame is still alive. It's a shame that they don't make these beauties anymore but I zealously guard them (buying a gun safe soon) and, of course, play with them :)

    [​IMG]

    another layout:

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2010
    #1
  2. big bang

    big bang Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,885
    Location:
    behind your curtain
    impressive! whats your main stick?
     
    #2
  3. Tennis Man

    Tennis Man Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,635
    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Since I'm in TX, it's TX Pro :)

    Coincidentally, it is TXP and Prestige Pro with Nat Gut. PS85 moves to a 2nd place since doesn't give me enough baseline power anymore.
     
    #3
  4. vwfye

    vwfye Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    630
    Location:
    SW Oregon
    very nice!
     
    #4
  5. Don't Let It Bounce

    Don't Let It Bounce Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,617
    A fine collection, beautifully displayed. Thanks for posting the photos.
     
    #5
  6. khw72004

    khw72004 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    590
    Location:
    San Jose
    Pics of the rest of the other wall would be cool, if you can add that.
     
    #6
  7. vsbabolat

    vsbabolat Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Messages:
    8,854
    It looks like you have a first production Graphite Edge. Very impressive.
     
    #7
  8. pshulam

    pshulam Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2009
    Messages:
    2,398
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    wall of beauties.
     
    #8
  9. struggle

    struggle Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,267
    Location:
    Western North Carolina
    love that frame.
     
    #9
  10. anirut

    anirut Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,093
    Location:
    Krungthep (Bangkok), Siam (Thailand)
    I Envy You !!! :)
     
    #10
  11. coachrick

    coachrick Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,157
    Location:
    Austin, hook 'em, Texas
    Quite a display. I can only hang ~50 rackets on the wall without incurring the wrath of the resident 'interior designer' :) .

    I've managed to hang on to a first edition Graphite Edge, Prince Graphite and Sting Largehead. Hard to believe those were introduced three decades ago! I must be getting old :) .
     
    #11
  12. Tennis Man

    Tennis Man Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,635
    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Hmmm, I had no idea it was first production. This one is actually F/S as well as TX Edge.
     
    #12
  13. Tennis Man

    Tennis Man Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,635
    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Nope, further to the right are the windows and closets with other 50+ less impressive specimens. That little "Prestiges" corner always faced the door, so I can see my "precious" ones. :)
     
    #13
  14. zapvor

    zapvor Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    9,132
    Location:
    tennis courts
    that is quite the collection! i dont recognize the one with the indented frame.
     
    #14
  15. dataseviltwin

    dataseviltwin Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    203
    Location:
    Assimilated
    lecoste equijet

    I think that's the one you're talking about - wish I had one... Guy Forget used it for awhile... one of Plasma's favorite sticks...
     
    #15
  16. dataseviltwin

    dataseviltwin Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    203
    Location:
    Assimilated
    Classics? Where's the wood, man?!?!?!? Impressive nonetheless :)
     
    #16
  17. Tennis Man

    Tennis Man Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,635
    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2010
    #17
  18. jimbo333

    jimbo333 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    4,003
    Location:
    Windsor, England
    Pretty sure you are still collecting, from what you just said:-?

    (Sounds like you aren't just accumulating, but have a very focused collection going there)
     
    #18
  19. Tennis Man

    Tennis Man Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,635
    Location:
    Sunshine State
    No really, everything you see is everything I play well with. Love the feel and maneuverability of PS85 and PC1, the power and control of TXP, PP and PC600 and flex and sound of my Lacoste guitars. That's pretty much it. Once in a while I like to swing the 90-95 sq inch classics like PS6.1 95, Classic 95 or PT280 but they are no competition to my beloved mids.

    I honestly can't play well with woodies and metals frames and the wierd ones like Snawaert Ergonom or MacGregor Bergelin. So these and many others are up for grabs (some sticks off my wall will go soon to free space for more Prestiges). :)
     
    #19
  20. zapvor

    zapvor Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2006
    Messages:
    9,132
    Location:
    tennis courts
    thanks for the info. how stupid of me
     
    #20
  21. SirSweetSpot

    SirSweetSpot Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    A great Caddyshack type line after looking at that sweet-ass collection would be:

    Guest: "Wow! Impressive! So what is your main stick?"
    TennisMan: "Oh, I don't play tennis."
     
    #21
  22. Tennis Man

    Tennis Man Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,635
    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Are you implying something? Then make your point. I do play tennis and maybe much better than you (especially if you are still swinging your ROK). :)
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2010
    #22
  23. SirSweetSpot

    SirSweetSpot Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    ^^ I wasn't trying to imply that you didn't play. Just a random scenario.
    And no I don't swing that crappy Rok anymore lol touche.
    I have lots of racquets (not as many as you lol) and was in love with the Rok for like 2 days. Its a POS.
    Now I'm swinging an Aerogel 4d 200 (modern) and a Yonex R-7 and PK Black Ace (Vintage)

    Sorry for the misunderstanding.
     
    #23
  24. Tennis Man

    Tennis Man Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    2,635
    Location:
    Sunshine State
    Wow, Aerogel 4d 200 and vintage PK Black Ace? There is a big difference between the two. I appreciate that you like the classic racquets. If I was to suggest something in between, try the Pro Staff 95. It's a sweet frame.
     
    #24
  25. Pioneer

    Pioneer Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    1,271
    Good number of pro staffs
     
    #25
  26. SirSweetSpot

    SirSweetSpot Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    539
    I'm actually thinking about selling the Dunlop and reverting back to my ProKennex 5g with a leaded up hoop for my main stick. It's just that the 5g always played like an OS for me, I don't know if it's a mental issue or what...so lately I'm flirting with putting in an extensive amount of lead in the R-7 to make it way more HL...it'll have to do until I find an R-10...which are hard to find.

    Eventually I see myself using just the R-10 and the BA with possibly some assorted moderns like the 5g and the k90. I'm a racquet lover too as much as a tennis lover, so I need to start customizing my racquets more for more consistency on the court. There's nothing like hitting serves with a 14 oz. racquet one day and an 11.8 oz. racquet the next day. UGGGH!

    Yesterday I played a match with my Head Composite Edge (I prefer the PK Copper Ace) and did quite well. I must have thin beams or I feel like wanting to smash the racquet on the court (like I did with my Yamaha Secret...SUCH a great frame but way too stiff and wide...it's a shame really, they almost made the perfect racquet).
    Today, I think I'll go with the customized R-7 because I can stick volleys with this racquet nicely. When I'm more serious about my tennis, if I ever will be (wins/losses), then I'll revert to having 3 of the same racquets like I did in college...but now its just as fun test-driving racquets as it is playing the tennis itself.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2010
    #26

Share This Page