My Racquet History -- What's yours?

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

  1. Xanataos

    Xanataos Rookie

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    1992: Some weird heavy adult wilson racket from my Grandpa
    1994: Head children racket (Neon Yellow and Pink)
    1995 - 1997: Stopped playing
    1998: Head Agassi Pirate Jr.
    1999-2001: Prince Thunder Strike OS (Gave it to my friend)
    2002: Prince Triple Thread Warrior midplus (Hated it and sold it)
    2003: Head LM Radical OS (Liked it for the year, sold it after found a new love)
    2 Dunlop 200G XL (Dun really like it, Traded in for Prestige Classic 600)
    2004: Babolat PC Std (Gave it to my bro)
    Prestige Classic 600 (Like it, save it for recreational use)
    nCode 95 (Traded in for nCode 90)
    nCode 90 (Like it a lot)
    Dunlop 200G Max (Just for fun)
    POG mid (Surpursingly sweet and replaced the nCode, Current weapon)
    POG OS (Duh like it, maybe it is strung too loose)
    Wilson 6.0 95 painted Tour (Good feel, like it a lot)
    Donnay Aggassi Pro (Own it but never hitted with it)

    I am getting crazy with rackets now because POG mid teaches me the pleasure of exploring new feelings.
     
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  2. alfa164164

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    I'm only listing rackets I've used for a significant amount of time (otherwise we wouldn't have room enough).
    KMart All-Pro - xmas 1977?
    Slazenger (standard size metal) - to withstand the racket throwing
    Wilson Jack Kramer Autograph - THE wood racket
    Head Arthur Ashe Competition 3
    Head Edgewood - 1st Midsize
    Snauwaert Graphite Pro - 1st all/mostly graphite, quality stick
    Volkl Servo Soft S - heavy, vibration-free club
    Prince Graphite Oversize - weapon carried me through college
    Volkl T9
    Fischer Vaccuum Pro Classic 98 (Stich's racket in 98 headsize)
    Head Classic Midplus - great for groundstrokes
    Fischer VT Pro Mono 95
    Volkl C10 Pro
    Slazenger Pro Braided (B&W) - one of my all-time favorites
    Babolat Pure Drive - raw serving power
    Fischer Pro Extreme (non FT) - ultimate control
    Yonex Super RD Tour 95 - most solid stick ever made
    Yonex MP Tour-1 98
    Dunlop Revelation Superlong +1.00 - one of the few LB I liked
    Babolat Pure Control - power and control
    Yonex RD Ti-80 - how long will this relationship last?
     
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  3. blakesloan5

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    RACQUETS

    First there was a Wimbledon of some sort. Then the Prince CTS Approach came along. That was followed up with the Donnay Ultimate Pro and then I quit playing Until this October. Now its the Hyper Hammer 5.3.
     
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  4. elbuzzard

    elbuzzard Banned

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    last 3 years:

    wilson prostaff 6.1 strech 110
    POG OS 107
    dunlop mw 200g 95
    wilson prostaff 6.0 85
     
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  5. Power Game

    Power Game Professional

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    Some jaguar junior racquet 1994- 1998
    Some cheap pro kennex racquet 1998 - 2002
    Yonex Rd ti 30L 2002- 2003
    Wilson Pro Staff Tour 90 2003-2004
    Head LM Prestige mid 2004 +
     
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  6. Ben42

    Ben42 Semi-Pro

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    Some std. head size AMF/Head aluminum (Pre 1987)
    Pro Kennex Copper Ace (1987)
    Dunlop Max 300i (1988)
    Yamaha Secret 04 (1990)
    Prince CTS Storm OS (1991-2000) (1993-2000 sporadic)
    Prince TT Graphite OS (2000-2001)
    Volkl Tour 8 (2001-2002)
    Pro Kennex Kinetic 5g (2002-Present)

    I'm going to stick with the 5g for now.
     
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  7. vitasGremembered

    vitasGremembered New User

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    Damn,

    1975 Adidas Wood Racquet
    1979 Donnay Allwood/Bancroft Borg
    1981 Snauwaert Vitas Geruliatis
    1984 Rossignol F200
    1987 Rossignol F230 (loved that racquet)
    1988-2000 Long Break
    2000 Volkl C-10, V-1, Prince Warrior MP
    2000-2004 Break
    2004 Prince NXG Mid, absolutely love the racquet.
     
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  8. bpovey

    bpovey New User

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    1980 - Donnay Fiber Pro (wood w/ green graphics)
    1983 - Dunlop Black Max
    1984 - Prince Composite (Oversize) - good racquet
    1987 - Wilson Pro Staffs - St. Vincent models (still have 2 of the 3 in good condition)
    1990 - 2002 - Didn't play alot.
    2003 - Dunlop 300Gs with lots of lead - (Found out the St. Vincent Pro Staffs were worth $ from a local stringer and decided to find a new stick. Also, I realized I now needed a bigger sweet spot.)
    2004 - ???
     
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  9. Thunnus

    Thunnus Rookie

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    Racket History

    1987 Yonex R-10 (got broken when I put it in on a gas grill after a bad loss, which was bad because this was my only racket and I couldn't play tennis for 6 months)
    1988-1990 Prince Response OS (stolen in school by f*ng bastards who will fry in hell)
    1991-1992 Prince Original Graphite Supersize (125) (way too big... it was totally embarrasing to miss overheads)
    1993-1996 Prince Thunderstick Mid+ (the most powerful racket I have had in my hands... no wonder I couldn't keep the ball in the court...)
    1997 Yonex RQ-??? (It was a green and not very solid racket)
    1998 Wilson Hammer 6.2 (da "skunk" - the best racket up till this point)
    2000 Wilson Hyper Prostaff 5.0 (They were too stiff and hurt my elbow)
    2001-2002 POG Mid (good rackets but felt I could do better)
    2003-2004 Babolat Pure Drive+ (These supercharged my game overnight)
    2004 Pure Control (old version) > Pure Control (new version) >Prestige Mid+ XL > Prince Diable Mid+ > Wilson Hyper ProStaff 6.1 > Pure Control Zylon > Yonex Ti-80 > Pure Control (old version) > Head Prestige Classic 600 > POG 100 LB > Prestige Classic 600

    My all time favorites:

    Pure Drive+
    Pure Control
    Pure Control Zylon
    Prestige Classic (probably the best racket ever made - Should have started playing with thiz at first place)
     
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  10. zeusmerlin

    zeusmerlin New User

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    racquets

    wilson ultra II
    dunlop max 150g
    pro kennex boron ace
    pro kennex regal comfort
    prince DB 26
    wilson pro staff
    head pyramid tour
    prince response ti
    wilson hyper pro staff 6.5
    prince warrior
    dunlop 200g MW
    slazenger braided
    head LM tour
     
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  11. Rudeboyrc

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    1975 - Rawlings John Newcombe Autograph. My parents got it free for openign a bank account
    1976 - Wilson T2000
    1979 - Wilson Advantage & T2000 / Head Vilas / PDP Fibrestaff & Open
    1980 - Stopped playing and got into spending time with my 68 Mustang California Special
    2003 - Started playing again. Wilson HH 5.9 OS / Volkl C9 Pro / Fischer Pro Extreme / Pro Impact
    2004 - More Precision OS
    2005 - ??????
     
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  12. kreative

    kreative Professional

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    Racquet History:

    Prince Tournament Graphite OS
    Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1
    Wilson Pro Staff Original Mid
    Head Prestige Tour
    Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.3 MP
    Dunlop MW 200G
    Babolat Pure Drive

    Have had many flings inbetween, but not significant enough to put in racquet history.
     
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  13. fan_of_reds

    fan_of_reds New User

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    First 3 years of playing tennis: Aluminum Head Racquet that I received 8 years prior to learning how to play tennis...
    Since then: Tried a plethora of racquets, most for a week or less... Finally decided on the Babolat PD. Have a brand new Babolat Soft Drive in my closet....not sure when I'll ever try that one.
     
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  14. ffrpg

    ffrpg Professional

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    Prince Warrior MP
    Prince Diablo Mid
    POG
    Wilson Tour 90
    Wilson PS 85
    Wilson nCode 90
     
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  15. Tour90

    Tour90 Semi-Pro

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    i use the

    wilson prostaff 5.9 for 1 year
    wilson prostaff 7.2 for 1 year
    wilson prostaff 6.1 classic for 3 months
    wilson prostaff tour 90 for two days
    wilson prostaff 6.0 95 1 year-current




    just bought a st. vincent, going to try that out for a little bit
     
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  16. Fantoro

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    After 2 and half year of "more focused tennis" here's the list:

    - Volkl tour 8
    - Volkl tour 10MP
    - Volkl Quantum 10 tour
    - Babolat Pure Drive Team +-
    - Head i-prestige MP (by far best of the above list)
    - 2005 and on their way 2 x Tecnifibre TFight 325.
     
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  17. equinox

    equinox Hall of Fame

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    - unknown woody
    - unknown clone of T2000
    - Emrik Junior aluminum
    - Slazenger Challenger Pro Widebody
    - Sfida ball tearer
    - DONNAY PRO ONE (ORANGE/GREY) (traded to cousin for a tricomp)
    - Prince CTS synergy 28 mp
    - Prince Tricomp 110 (most used junior racquet)
    - Yonex RD-23 (most used senior racquet)
    - Yonex Super RQ 300
    - Prince Chang Graphite OS
    - Babolat Pure Drive standard
    - Prince Original Graphite Oversize
     
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  18. devilish_duke

    devilish_duke Semi-Pro

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    When I started: Wilson Titanium Stretch (rec racquet)
    Then: 1) Prince TT Bandit OS
    2) Prince Tour NXG OS (still use)
    3)Prince POG mid (primary)

    I've hit with but don't personally own:
    Prince TT Hornet OS/MP, Prince TT Graphite, Wilson PS 6.0 85, Wilson HPS 5.0, Head i.Radical MP

    What I would like to hit with:
    Yonex RDX500 mid/MP, Slazenger Pro X1, Prince Precision Graphite mid, Prince Diablo mid, Wilson ncode nSix-One 90, Head PC600, Head PT280, any sort of woodie
     
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  19. Craig Sheppard

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    0. Almost forgot--hit around for play w/ an aluminum Pro Kennex around age 10 or 11!
    1. Dunlop Max 200G. Learned tennis on this at about age 12/13 (~'89/'90)
    2. Wilson Pro Staff Classic. ('92-01) Took me through most of high school, college and beyond.
    3. Yonex Ultimum RD-Ti 50. Wasted a year with this around '01/'02. Will never use Yonex again.
    4. Back to the Pro Staff classic.
    5. Used a Head i.Prestige mid for a few months in early '03.
    6. Found the Fischer Pro Extreme FT. Awesome.
    7. Tried the Slazenger Pro X1. Played some this '04 summer/fall with this. Back to the Fischer, can't beat it.
    8. Now, Fischer Pro Extreme FT.

    Craig
     
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  20. Serve-And-Volley

    Serve-And-Volley Rookie

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    I have been through a few racquets thorugh the past year. 1st I got a Prince Airstick, then went to the Dunlop 300G, and finally got my Volkl Catapult 10. I think my next racquet though is going to be either the Wilson N-6-1-90, THe Head Liquidmetal Prestige Mid, or the Yonex RDX-500. So if any body has any suggestions for me email me at bobbybunnell@scrtc.com.
     
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  21. backcourt

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    Going back to the early 70's:
    Jack Kramer autograph (everyone seemed to play with these then)
    Wilson Stan Smith (aka war club, a very heavy woodie)
    Bancroft Borg (my then tennis idol whose wippy style I tried to copy)
    Head Ashe comp II (my first foray away from wood, lost my two hander using this stick)
    Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff
    Dunlop Maxply Fort
    Dunlop Max 200 G (fisrt graphite)
    large tennis gap in early 20's only playing a few times a year
    Dulop Revelation Tour pro - red one for about 6 years
    Head Fire Tour
    Yonex MP 3i
     
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  22. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    Dunlop Maxply Forts - long time
    Adidas Hallet
    Snauweart Fibre Comps - long time
    Yamaha YFG-30's (Red not Black)
    Rossignol F200 Carbon
    Prestige Classics/Head TriSys300
    Head Elite Pro
    Wison Ultra FPK 95 Blue
    Fischer VTPro98 - long time
    Volkl C8Pro - long time
    Volkl Tour10MP - ongoing
    Wilson Sledgehammer (It;s the only racquet Milos will use) ;O
    Volkl Tour10MP Gen2 (I'm thinkin)
     
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  23. mombasa

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    A cheap yellow wilson (don't remember model... Power pro or similar...)
    Wilson ProStaff Midsize
    Wilson ProStaff Original 85
    Babolat Pure Control Team
    Back to ProStaff 85
    -bought for error a ProStaff Courier model-
    -bought for fun a POG OS-
    Head Prestige classic 600
    Wilson ProStaff Tour90
    Head LM Radical Oversize
    -bought for error a Wilson HyperProStaff 6.0 95-
    back to Head LM Radical Oversize
     
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  24. Richard Pur

    Richard Pur Rookie

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    1977 Wilson World Class (used by Ken Rosewall - not a paint job)
    1978 Head Pro (Red)
    Adidas Composite Racquet
    1979 Wilson Jack Kramer
    1985 Head Graphite Edge
    1989 to present Wilson Ultra FPK 95

    Looking to change to either the Fischer Pro #1 or Slazenger Pro X-1.
     
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  25. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    richard thank for the trip down memory lane. the other frames i spent a significant amount of time with are your UltraFPK (the Blue one not the Red), the Rossie F200, and the wooden Adidas Hallet. The UltraFPK is hard to replace. if you havent ht the pro1 it'g got the opposite design of the FPK, thicker in the hoop and tinner in the shaft. having hit with all of these frames, I think the X1 would be your best replacement. i've never found another frame that served as well as the FPK..you too?
     
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  26. Rabbit

    Rabbit G.O.A.T.

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    1. Wilson T2000
    2. Spalding Gozalez
    3. Tad Davis Classic II
    4. Dunlop Maxply Fort
    5. Slazenger Challenge 1
    6. Adidas Haillet
    7. Adidas ADS 660
    8. PDP Fibrestaff
    9. Donnay Allwood
    10. Yamaha YFG-50
    11.Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff
    12.Le Coq Spotif TXD(P)?? The Tanner frame
    13.Yonex R-7
    14.Prince Pro
    15.Prince Graphite
    16.Pro Kennex Silver Ace
    17.Wilson ProStaff
    18.Wilson Hammer 5.0
    19.Yonex RD Tour 90
    20.Wilson ProStaff
    21.Volkl C9
    22.Volkl C10
    23.Volkl Tour 10 MP
    24.Head Vilas
    25.Volkl C10

    There have been others, but either I can't remember them or they didn't last long enough to be counted.
     
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  27. BHud

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    1970 - 1972: Wilson T2000
    1972 - 1974: Wilson Stan Smith
    1975 - 1978: Yonex (the green one)
    1979: Wilson Jack Kramer
    10 Year Layoff
    1989: Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff
    11 Year Layoff
    2000: Head Radical 98" (twin tube)
    2001: Wilson 6.0 95 Pro Staff
    2002: About every demo you could conceive of...
    2003: POG OS
    2004: Wilson nSix-One 95
    2005: Your guess is as good as mine???...something lighter than the last 2...
     
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  28. Nastase

    Nastase Rookie

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    70's-82
    Spalding Gonzalez
    Head Master (blue throat not red)
    Donnay Borg Pro
    Kennex Silver Ace
    82 Prince Pro
    83 Prince Comp
    84-97 Prince Graphite OS
    97 Head Classic MP
    97-Current Prince Graphite OS

    'bout 20 yrs total with a POG
     
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  29. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

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    Wilson Profile 110
    Prince Blast 100
    Wilson ProStaff Classic 6.1
    Dunlop Revelation Pro Mid 90
    Head Prestige 600
    Yonex SRD Tour 90/95
    Head Pro Tour 280
    Babolat Pure Control
    Yonex MP-1
    Yonex RDX 500 Mid Plus

    I have sold all my old frames except Yonex MP-1, Head Pro Tour 280 and the Dunlop...
     
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  30. Yolkl

    Yolkl Rookie

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    This is not a pretty list

    1973-Wilson Jack Kramer & T2000

    The 25 year conditioning hiatus era
    1975-81 softball
    1981-84 canoeing
    1984-87 bicycling
    1987-2000 mariage,kids,soccer,little league

    Any racquet will do era
    2001/02-Walmart specials
    2003-Prince TT Warrior mid
    2004-Head Tour Xtra Long
    2004.5-Prince Precision Graphite

    Life's too short to play with lousy racquets era;
    2005-Slaz X1
    Fischer Pro 1
    ProKennex Heritage type R
     
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  31. Richard Pur

    Richard Pur Rookie

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    NBM, I agree the FPK a good serving racquet (like I said in another post I don't get out much, which makes it hard to demo and really compare feel and properties of racquets to one another within a short timeframe), but what really separates the racquet from the others for me is the solid stable volleying. I've had better and very experienced players comment on my volleying abilities, and based on my demoing, I can say that I owe some of that ability to the racquet. I may have mentioned this before, but I actually have a new unstrung FPK 95 in the closet. I think I keep it there as a security blanket (I may have issues!) in case I can't find a replacement. But in all reality, the FPK's I'm playing with right now are a little older, worn, and probably more flexible than the new one. It's probably worth more for sale than for me to play with, since if I break it out, it will probably play much differently from my "broken in" frames. That's why I think I'll try to move on to newer technology. If I move to the Pro #1, it'll be just like when I moved to the FPK, it'll probably be discontinued and I'll by 5 or 6 of them and play with them for 15 years. The Pro X-1 is also a good racquet that I had a chance to play with on several occasions. It's a classic racquet. I may buy both and decide from there.

    Thanks for your input, and I think I can safely say that your input is highly valued on this board by everyone.
     
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  32. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    thanks alot richard. that was nice. appreciate it.
     
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  33. ferrari_827

    ferrari_827 Professional

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    The problem with the FPK is that it doesn't have enough mass in the head, I remember demoing one. Good for serving and volleying, not good for groundstrokes. I love the blue cosmetics though. At least it's lighter than the Ultra 2, which just had too much mass to be maneuverable.
     
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  34. SwissServe

    SwissServe Rookie

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    Lacoste (can't remember the name, darkblue, with special head shape, same as Guy Forget used)
    Prince CTS Synergy OS
    Prince Vortex OS
    Donnay Pro One OS
    Head Radical OS (the oldest one, bright yellow, yes I like André Agassi :))

    Wilson Pro Staff Midsize (a 21 year old stick, but still great!)*
    Head i.Prestige MP*
    Head Prestige Classic/Tour 600*
    Head LM Prestige MP*
    Babolat Pure Control*

    * still in use, most PC, LM Prestige and Prestige Classic
     
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  35. fantom

    fantom Hall of Fame

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    Prince GraphTech DB OS
    Prince Synergy DB 26 OS
    Prince Original Graphite OS
    Head LM Radical OS
     
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  36. matchpoints

    matchpoints Professional

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    Pre Strung Spaldings from Wally World - 8th Grade (1992)
    Pre Strung Wilson Oversize - 9th Grade (1993)
    Donnay (it was blue and wide bodied) - 9th Grade -10th Grade (1994)
    Tons of demos 11th grade including the almighty MITT ROCKER!! (1995)
    Wilson 6.1 Classic - 12th grade (started taking tennis serious) - (1996) through college tennis (till 2004)
    Babolat PC Standard (2004 Summer)
    Babolat PD Standard (2004 End of Summer to Present) - Now taking tennis even more seriously.
     
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  37. wildmoose31

    wildmoose31 Rookie

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    Some wal-mart racquet
    Wilson Hammer 6.4 00-02
    iRadical mp 2 months
    iPrestige 6 months
    Tour 90 2 months
    iPrestige 1 month
    Babolat Pure Control plus till now


    I own Wilson Tour 95 and just bought Volkl Tour 10 and Ncode 90 and 95 so it might change soon
     
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  38. 007

    007 Professional

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    SRQ500
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    PK 5G
    C8 Pro
    Ti70 98
    VT98 Pro
    C7 Pro
    MP1 98
    Pro Extreme FT
    Pro Braided Henman
    MW200G
    X1

    ....but I currently have 2 x VT98, 1 x C7, 1 x X1 and am trying to sell/trade the MW200G
     
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  39. Richard Pur

    Richard Pur Rookie

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    Ferrari/NBM - If the FPK is bad for groundstrokes, wouldn't that make the PS 6.0 95, which has similar specifications (12+ ounces, very headlight (10 pts), and 66 or 67 RDC), a bad racquet for groundstrokes? I don't disagree with you, but what makes the FPK bad for groundstrokes? Is it the wider beam in the throat area? There are a lot of headlight racquets out there that are good in the groundstrokes department. I need a little education here I guess.

    Rich
     
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  40. ferrari_827

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    I didn't mean "bad" bad, just not very good. Very headlight (10pts. or more) rackets make it difficult to hit heavy, penetrating balls from the baseline consistently, fine for hitting the occassional approach shots to the net. The PS6.0 95 feels a bit more solid on groundstrokes than the FPK, but I still added 3 grams of lead tape to the upper hoop of the 6.0.

    I prefer rackets which are 6-8pts headlight for serve/volley and groundstrokes, but some people may be able to play very well from the baseline with racket 10pts or more headlight.
     
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  41. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    richard i just couldnt hit groundstrokes with this thing, but then again, when i used it i was playing serve/volley both balls and otherwise chip/charging so this frame worked well for me. my opinion is that it was not only headlight but very thin beamed in the upper hoop especially compared to the thickish throat. conventional wisdom is that racquets w. more mass in the head are better for groundies (generally) and headlight better for serves and volleys (generally), and this frame was very very headlight. the ones i used were anyway but someone else said theirs weren't very headlight...are yours? i've not spent enough time w. the ps95 to fairly comment, but the UltraFPK blue was the best serving frame i've ever hit, especially for a 2nd kicker where you could really whip up on the ball. i know of no other frame that has the thick throat and thin upper hoop..that design was even pretty unique back then...i feel your pain as far as a replacement goes, and you have racquet fatigue figured out pretty well..seems like alot of guys use their old frames for years, not noticing they became both flexier and deader over time...2 years was about the limit for me on the older technology frames and then they bought the farm. maybe time to break out the last FPK?????
     
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  42. Richard Pur

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    NBM, I don't know whether I can bring myself to do that (that would be the final frontier or something like that). Besides, like I said before, I may not be able to adjust to the new racquet (I bet the new FPK is pretty close to the Pro X-1, which may be just a little too stiff for my liking), I might not like it and then it wouldn't have any market value (like it has huge market value now). When I hit with the Pro #1 next time, I'll probably decide to go with that. Over and out on the FPK, I think I've killed this horse. Thanks again.

    Rich
     
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  43. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    richard the X1 is the closest thing i know of to the FPK feelwise. the X1 doesnt feel stiff actually and is good at everything..i mean it is kind of stiff but that x1 handle really softens the ****. i think it's alot closer than the pro1 which is really thick on top and thinner beamed..the look alone will freak you out..lol. anywho, ya man, we beat this horse to death and then stomped on it for good measure..good luck..i know whatever you pick, you wont be changing anytime soon!
     
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  44. ferrari_827

    ferrari_827 Professional

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    Mojo, that's a good one about the Pro #1 (!) The really wide upper hoop freaked me out, I can see why someone used to Ultra FPK or PS6.0 85 would really be freaked out.
     
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  45. georgeyew

    georgeyew Rookie

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    Here is my list....

    Head Director
    Gamma Boron Pro
    Adidas GTX Pro T (sold it for next to nothing, stupid me)
    Prince Spectrum
    Wilson Ceramic
    Dunlop 200G
    Prince Thunderstick
    Prince CTS Storm
    Wilson Triad 6.0
    Currently:
    Wilson ProStaff 85
    Wilson Tour 90
    ProKennex 5G PSE
    Technifibre T305
     
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  46. Slaz

    Slaz Rookie

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    2003 : 2 Slazenger pro braided (sold)
    2004 : Babolat Pure Drive (played 2 months then sold it)
    2004 : Wilson Pro Staff Rok (Broke it :( )
    2005 : 2 Prince Diablo MP
     
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  47. loubapache

    loubapache Professional

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    Pre-strung Wilson from Wal-Mart
    Wilson Prostaff 5.0 MP
    Prince Original Graphite MP
    (3) Wilson Prostaff ROK 93 (current)
    (5) Wilson Prostaff Your 95 (current)
    Wilson NCODE 6.1 Tour (current)
     
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  48. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

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    POG OS
    Fischer Pro Vacuum Classic 90
    Head Prestige Classic 600
    Yonex SRD Tour 90

    Sticking with the SRD.
     
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  49. miguelcoletta

    miguelcoletta New User

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    1998: Prince Junior...all I can remember of it is that it was blue and had a yellow overgrip (also it was the first time I broke the strings...hitting stones LOL!)
    1999: Wilson Titanium Junior...well what can i say i still was a kid
    1999: My first adult frame...Prince Thundercloud OS, excellent frame it helped me a lot to develop my topspin groundstrokes, nice power but still had control (back then)
    2003: Volkl Tour 9...I needed a change, but I selected the wrong racquet...it felt wayyy too light (low swingweight)...it cracked on me
    2003: I returned the Volkl and got a credit for its price and bought a Babolat Pure Control MP+, my current racquet.
    2004: Bought another PCMP+ and it cracked a month after:S
    2004: Bought anoter one...and i haven´t been able to use it since im on vacation...
     
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  50. MiMy

    MiMy New User

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    1977 Snauwaert Super Caravelle LM4
    1978 Rossignol Strato L4 & LM5
    198? Wilson Sting Mid L4
    198? Puma Black L4
    198? Kennex Boron Ace L3 & L4
    1985 Wilson Pro Staff Original L4
    199? Wilson Pro Staff Classic L4
    1992 Yonex RQ-220 L4 & L4
    1992 Snauwaert Mikael Pernfors Autograph L3 & L3
    1993 Head Prestige Classic L3 & L3
    2003 Prince Original Graphite Oversize L3 & L3
    2003 Major X-One L3 & L3
    2003 Wilson Pro Staff Tour 90 L3 & L3
     

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