Need information about a couple wood Japanese racquets?

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by Nick Klaus, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Nick Klaus

    Nick Klaus New User

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    Hi all, I'm brand new to these forums because I'm not having a lot of luck digging up information, and I hoped I could turn to your expertise.

    I recently picked up a couple of Japanese racquets that I'm guessing are from the late 50's, were manufactured by now-defunct companies ...and that's all I know. One is a Futabaya Blue Volley and the other is a Kawasaki Streamline. Both look in very good condition and came with what I'm guessing are the original zippered cases. If I can figure out how to post photos of them, I will.

    Any information you can offer would help a lot. Thanks! :)
     
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  2. Hannah19

    Hannah19 Professional

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    The Futabaya Blue Volley is a well known racket (1979) and Kawasaki has made some nice ones too over the past half a century.
     
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  3. texacali

    texacali Rookie

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    I do remember the #1 on my tennis team in HS used a Futabaya ('76)...I thought it was a neat looking racket, white shaft and clear light wood. Exotic next to the JKA, Maxply, Red Head, Ashe Comps that we saw a lot of.
     
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