My Racquet History -- What's yours?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by kinsella, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. armsty

    armsty Hall of Fame

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    Wilson NVision (first full size stick)
    Wilson KPro Open
    Wilson NPro Open (was on special and after trying it, decided I liked the feel more than the KPro Open)
    Flirted with a few sticks then including KPro Tour, KBlade Tour.
    Pro Open BLX
    Head Microgel Radical Pro
    Head Youtek Radical Pro
    Back to Microgel Radical Pro.

    I am sure I've missed something in there. Demo'd a RDiS 200MP, disliked the feel of it, not the easiest to go to Yonex from Head/Wilson. Tried Pure Drive Cortex, Aeropro Drive Cortex, just nothing feels as good so far as the Microgel Rad Pro.
     
  2. Squidward

    Squidward Rookie

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    Pro Kennex during my "Younger' years. Then, I was sponsored by WonderWand. Even when they folded, I continued to use their racquet for many years. Now I alternate between Babolat and Adidas...
     
  3. tennis_enthusiast

    tennis_enthusiast Rookie

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    Prince Triple Threat Scream OS-2 years
    Babolat Pure Drive Roddick + Cortex-1 year
    Babolat Aeropro Drive + Cortex-1 year
    Head Microgel Prestige M/P-1 year
    Babolat Pure Drive Roddick GT-Current
     
  4. Icedorb217

    Icedorb217 Semi-Pro

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    Wilson H-Rival 96 - 1year
    Customized Head Microgel Radical - 1year
    Head You-Tek Presitge Mid.- Just switched to.

    MY rackets over the course of 2 years
     
  5. Fuzzball7

    Fuzzball7 Semi-Pro

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    2008-- Dunlop 23 something
    2009-- Wilson Nano 26
    Early 2010-- K Blade 26
    Late 2010 -- Babolat Aeropro lite GT
    Current-- Head Youtek Speed lite
     
  6. eugkim

    eugkim New User

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    74 Spalding Junior
    76 Wilson T4000
    78 Bancroft Bjorn Borg
    79 Snauwaert Brian Gottfried
    81 Spalding Accomplice
    81 Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff
    82 Dunlop Black Max
    83 Dunlop Max 200G
    84 Head Graphite Director
    86 Donnay Pro Power 720 Bjorn Borg
    03 Head Intelligence Prestige MP
    10 Wilson BLX 6.1 95

    There's a large gap in time after I graduated college, after which I didn't play.
     
  7. snoflewis

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    in no particular order:

    dunlop:
    aerogel 200

    head:
    prestige classic 600
    pro tour 280

    fischer:
    m pro #1 98

    wilson:
    triad 4.0 110
    blx 6.1 tour 90
    blx 6.1 95 16x18
    n6.1 90
    pro staff tour 95
    pro staff 6.0 85
    pro staff 6.0 95

    yonex:
    mp tour 1 98
    rdx500 mid
    rds001 mid

    slazenger:
    x-1 95

    tecnifibre:
    T-Fight 325

    Prince:
    diablo mid
    original graphite OS
    03 hybrid tour

    Babolat:
    aeropro drive cortex
    pure drive team
    pure drive roddick cortex

    pro kennex:
    redondo mid
    redondo mp

    volkl:
    C10 pro
    tour 9 v-engine
    tour 10 v-engine mid

    currently using the blx 95s, PK redondo mids, and got a pair of blx 90s on the way.
     
  8. banter

    banter Semi-Pro

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    I had some Dunlop McEnroe edition racket when I was young; probably around 8.

    Wilson nCode nPro Surge
    Yonex RDS 003
    Wilson kBlade Tour

    Now
    Yonex RDiS 100 MP
    PK Redondo Mid? I placed an order through TW, but due to the delay I have to assume that PK stopped making the racquet, unfortunately.

    I envy you, snoflewis
     
  9. OldButGame

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    1970?-Wilson T3000
    2004 - Head Liquidmetal Rave MP
    2009 - Head Microgel Radical MP
    2010 - Dunlop AG200
    2010 - Boris Becker 11 MP
    2010 - Yonex RDS001 MP
    2010 - Tecnifibre TFight 335
    2010 - Babolat Pure Storm Unlimited (non GT)
    2010 - (2nd) Dunlop AG200 MP
    2010 - (2nd) Babolat Pure Storm Unlimted (nonGT)
    (...yeah,...i really liked those 2 sticks....)
    2010 - Head Liquidmetal Radical MP
    2010 - Dunlop 4D300 Tour
    2010 - Kneissl Red Star

    (thats all,...for the minute,....)
     
  10. Sandwichman

    Sandwichman Rookie

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    I don't know about you guys, but all I've had is:

    2004-2005: Some really light babolat racquet

    2005-March 2008: Wilson nTour and nTour Two (kept going back and forth between these two)

    March 2008- Present: K Blade 98

    Currently demoing racquets and trying to find a new one, but may stick with the K blade 98
     
  11. phnx90

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    200? Wilson ?.? Hyper Hammer (it was dark green, very head heavy)
    2006 Prince O3 Blue
    2007 Wilson [K] Surge
    2008 AeroPro Drive Cortex +
    2011 AeroPro Drive GT

    There was a Prince Triple Threat before this, but I was too young and uninterested to remember...
     
  12. snoflewis

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    lol...nothing to be jealous of. im pretty sure im set for good though (thankfully)

    PK didnt stop making the racket, TW is always backordered on these frames. happened to me when i ordered a few months back.
     
  13. InsideIn

    InsideIn New User

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    1996-1998: Wilson 6.2 Hammer
    1998-2004: Volkl C10 Pro (98')
    2004-2004: Babolat Pure Storm
    2004-2007: Prince O3 Tour (100')
    2007-2008: Wilson nBlade 98
    2008-2011: Wilson kBlade 98
    2011-????: Dunlop Biomimetic 300
     
  14. alupower

    alupower New User

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    Wilson PS 85 → Yonex RDX 500 MID → Yonex RDiS 100 MID
     
  15. Scooter

    Scooter New User

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  16. FoldingChair

    FoldingChair Rookie

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    bringing this post back to life! My history is as follows

    Some cheap Wilson (first ever) → LM Radical MP → Microgel Extreme MP → Prince Speedport Black (customized) → Tecnifibre 320 V02 → Fischer Mpro 95 (fun to take out of the bag every once in a while) and Dunlop 4D 300 Tour (customized and also my current main)
     
  17. jason586

    jason586 Rookie

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    Been playing tennis for just over one year:

    1) Prince Thunder Blast 107
    2) Volkl PB8-315
    3) Head Microgel Prestige MP
    4) Head i.prestige MP / Head Ncode 6.1 95
    5) Vantage 95 (Strung: 11.8, 67ra, 16x19, 8 HL, 27", leather grip)
     
  18. pkshooter

    pkshooter Semi-Pro

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    My tennis drama

    I'm fifteen and have had way too many rackets:

    1)Wilson ncode n4
    -stolen after a couple months
    2)Wilson ncode n6?
    -the skunk
    -my coaches old racket
    -misshit serve (cracked it)
    3)Wilson Hyper Hamer
    -didn't like it
    -happy accident with a net pole followed by a mishit forehand
    4)Prince exo hybird 104
    -didn't like it (way to much power, i didn't know how to read specs then)
    -had it for about half a year before retirement
    5)Two Solinco Pro 10 's :)
    -players pleener
    -My "friend" "strung" one and now its "on-its-way-back" to me (aka stolen)
    -string broke on the other one & no money for strings
    -my to be main racket
    6)Spalding Woody
    -given to me by a freindly guy at the park
    -string broke on that too (three weeks), and money tied up for stringing machine
    7)Old yonex steel frame "The Fun Stick"
    -another coaches old racket "he thought it'd be funny to see me play with a sub 60 inch head
    -string broke on that one too
    8)Presteige pro midplus (micro gel)
    -my friend's
    9)Solinco Pro 10
    -got a stringing machine
    I actually only own 3 rackets now.
    *) ncode ntour 2
    -my dads used when my strings broke and the two week period that it took to get my racket to sport chalet and back (which happened like every three weeks)
     
  19. wperry42

    wperry42 New User

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    My first racquet was a hand me down and I saved my lunch money to buy the Elektra.

    1986 Wilson T-2000 with a broken string
    1988 Wilson piece of junk
    1990 Head Elektra Pro ( I miss this one)
    1994 Pro Kennex Ceramic Destiny
    1999 Wilson Pro Staff 6.7 EB
    2002 Head Ti S4
    2007 Wilson Hyper Hammer
    2010 Dunlop Aerogel 300
    2011 Dunlop 4d 200 Tour / Donnay X Black
    2012 Prince EXO3 Graphite
     

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