Name these Rackets and get free string - part II

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  1. Autodidactic player

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    I repainted my den and rearranged the rackets so I decided to update my free string challenge.

    There are 96 rackets pictured - although some are hard to see - so I'll send a free set of string to anyone who can identify 80 of these.

    I know, not much of a reward for lots of work but I really just wanted to show off my collection!

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  2. Hannah19

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    DEESSE Miracle Ashwood
    Jenro 2x
    Snauwaert Ellipse Touch-H
    Snauwaert Ergonom I & II
    Prince Presicion Mono
    Fox Bosworth WB 215
    Dunlop Polygon (same as Topway polygon)
    Lacoste Equijet LT 302
    Wilson Legacy & Sting
    Le Coq Sportif Concept 3 OS Noah
    Le Coq Sportif TS 25 Noah
    Rival AU-400 Ceramic
    Gamma Big Bubba
    Erge Aluminium
    The Gripper
    Bergelin Longstring (mac Gregor)
    Mad Raq 3 String ceramic
    Mad Rag Atlanta
    Mad Rag dallas
    Rox Pro Delta 2000
    Winn Sport 9-11
    Winn Sport WG-3 ?
    X-45 PRO
    Vollmer PCS Magnum Parabellum
    Fischer Superform Tuning
    Fischer Kingsize Tuning
    Maynard Air power
    Bancroft Slingshot (same as German Markill Mosquito)
    Chris 5-STAR
    Snauwaert Hi-TEN 50
    Spalding DIB Powertech 100 (similar to Gauthier's G DE G racket)
    SP.IN Hypo 21
    SP.IN G-500
    Davis Topspin
    Tretorn detachable 2 x
    Rossignol F 150
    PRO-AM forged alu
    Fischer Powerwood
    Fischer Superform Stan Smith
    Fischer Stan Smith Superform XL
    Lacoste Top Control
    Lacoste Control
    wilson JK Autograph
    Volkl Zebra
    Yamaha YWG 33 Vilsbiburger stringjob
    Wilson Javelin
    MacGregor Tourney 2x
    The Handler 2x
    The Natural
    Head Director
    Puma BB Super
    Bergelin Longstring II
    Mad Raq Alu
    Dunlop Metal monoshaft Tournament
    PDP ALu
    Fischer Kingsize graphite
    Head Edge alu
    Blackburne DB 97
    Le coq Sportif Roscoe Tanner
    Pro Kennex Bronze LTD?
    Wilson Ultra PWS?
    Dayton steel frame
    Dynaspot fluid filled

    I go as far as 68 with a few maybe's....
     
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  3. coachrick

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    Methinks there was more than one interior decorator involved in this room. :)

    Some green trim and you could almost have a Wimbledon theme going on! ;)
     
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  4. Rock Strongo

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    I think we have a winner there! I do know however that one of the double handled racquets is a Logix with built in top spin!!! Sorcery!

    Curious to know, how did you get hold of the second Tretorn? Actually lended mine to some kids at my club during a tournament a few weeks ago and they surprisingly liked it a lot!
     
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    You are doing GREAT. 55 correct and 10 mostly correct! That's way better than I expected! :)
     
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    Got it on **** advertised as "old metal tennis racket" for the "buy it now" price of $10.00 - lucky me!
     
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    I added a few others and extra info......Check it again!!

    P.S. the Deesse you bought from me.......There is another Miracle Woody but that's a Redwood version.
    That's why I named it the Ashwood.
     
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    I'm counting 55 correct and 10 mostly correct. Is that what you've got?
     
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    Basically, Yes.
    I'm strugling with the rackets behind the desk and cupboards.
    And some of the steel shaft wood rackets. Is that blue one a Grays?
    I did add the Dynaspot to the lot, the one left of the Davis Topspin looks like a JK Autograph but apparently is'nt.
    The one hanging on the cupboard, right from the Bergelin, might be a Rox Pro Space T1. Than offcourse the Dunlop Superlongs but no real idea which models they are, to modern...:)
    The one right from the Gripper looks like a Donnay Revolutive, That Fischer Tuning could be a Superform Open version.
    The rest remains too blurry or to hidden for me to identify.
     
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  10. Rock Strongo

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    There will be no string then unless there is someone even brainier with racquets than Hans!
     
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    The blue single steel shaft racket (or "racquet" since it's British) is a Gray's "Silver Gray."

    The one to the left of the Davis Topspin is a JK autograph "midsize."

    The one hanging on the cupboard, right from the Bergelin (MacGregor) is a Fischer racket, not a Rox Pro. I won't tell you which specific model in case you want to guess.

    The one to the right of the Gripper is a Donnay Revolutive Apollo Variable Balance System. The weights are in the blue pouch.

    Both Fischer "tuning" rackets are "Superform Tuning" models. The bottom one is a 1st generation and the top one is 2nd generation.

    The Dunlop Superlongs are the 2.25 version (29 and 1/4 inch long). I bought them because they are 1/4 inch longer than legal.

    That gives you about 5 more correct so you are closing in on 80. +/- 60 correct and another +/- 10 so close you should get credit for them.
     
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    Your Erge makes me want to go to our goodwill store and buy theirs, even though it's in appalling condition and probably quite expensive. That is, if it's still there.
     
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    Erge made at least one more model, a very attractive white ceramic model, but I've never seen that model for sale.
     
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    You mean this?

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    It looked so misused it was almost saddening which I think was the reason I passed up on it though I placed it at the far back of those sticks. Hope it's still there though as that pic was taken 3 months ago.

    If it's still there I can offer myself to go there and get it to you, given it's condition, for free!
     
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  15. Autodidactic player

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    Thanks for the offer but I was referring to the Erge "Anatomic Plus Graphite" which has the traditional Erge curved handle:

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  16. Rock Strongo

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    I think you need to keep looking far and wide for that, my friend:)

    Though I think I spotted a similar one when I was about 10-11 at the official Swedish tennis museum so they might not be completely impossible to find. Shame that they were closing just as we were going to enter, but I think they had one by the door. Since Erge was a Swedish brand I'll let you know if I were to ever find one!

    That handle though, wouldn't that mess everything up?
     
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    Absolutely! I've tried to play with my metal Erge with the curved handle and it was absolutely the worst tennis racket I've ever tried to hit with. I'd bet a dollar that I could take a game from Roger Federer if he was required to use that racket!

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    IIRC than this should be the fischer model you have hanging on that cupboard.
     
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  19. Autodidactic player

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    Actually it's a Fischer "Mono Power." The racket says "Mono Power 6" on one side and "Fischer Boron Graphite Mono Shaft" on the other. I played a couple of sets with it one day and realized that it played much better with a large Prince string dampener installed. Looking at the picture I now see that the string dampener makes it look like a traditional split shaft racket. Here is a better picture:

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    Aha....That's what fooled me....!!
    Still a good score i would think.. :)
     
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    i think hannah should win the set. his list was impressive.

    also, thanks for sharing your collection! very very neat! my favorite is probably that lacoste, or the dunlop polygon
     
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  22. Autodidactic player

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    OK, here are the 25 rackets that Hans missed. Starting at the far left of picture number 1 and going around the room to the right they are:

    Slazenger Omega
    I. Kateb (Large slit through the throat)
    Seiko 357 mag. (Looks a lot like the Fischer Powerwood)
    Head Edge and Head Vector (Both "string lock" models)
    Seamco Rosewall
    Slazenger Plus (Dual metal shafts)
    Dunlop International
    MacGregor Tourney II
    Dunlop Split Shaft
    Intertennis Twin
    MadRaq Hexagonal Concept
    MadRaq New York
    Geostar
    Kennex Micro System
    BBC Titan Graphite
    Weed I
    MacGregor Bergline Longstring (Gold Asics edition)
    Fox ATP Mid Fox (No External Grommet Holes)
    Winsport Special Edition (The white Winsport racket)
    Power Angle 98
    Tretorn TXT 28
    Dunlop Max Competition Plus Tuning System (Weights in box on racket)
    Le Cog Sportif Concept 3/TXW
    Weed II
     
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    Consolation Prize?

    I was away visiting family when this contest started and having been a co-winner of the first competition I am sorry I missed the fun! Congratulations to Hans for an excellent presentation of the many racquets presented. I think I have most all of the odd variations as they have been listed with a couple of exceptions so if there is a "vibration dampener" consolation prize I would like to apply for it.
     
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    It looks like I own Hans 3/4 of a set of string. ;-)

    Hall of Fame - I've seen your amazing collection and I'm in awe! I think - maybe - I may have one that you don't. Do you have this I. Kateb?


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    I have not seen the Kateb which has a slotted shaft like the earlier HC Lee rackets. The wood syn gut string reel and associated stringing tools (awl, and clamps) make for a very nice display. The racket could actually be restrung by hand with those tools.
     
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    Great to see a quality collection. Well done Hans on guessing what they were. Hope to see all of you on Facebook Australian Tennis History and www.tennishistory.com.au
     
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    Dunlop made a "Stop Sign" range???
     
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