New Lacoste Racquets - Made with WOOD!

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  1. mellowyellow

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    Maybe Borg has a "wood" comeback that wood be competetive?
     
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  2. Rusty10201

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    Wonder how much it is... anyone know?
     
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  3. Sanavan

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    It's a beautiful frame... Probably going to be a little overpriced.
     
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  4. zapvor

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    yea....bummer
     
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    Saw these while looking at the updated 2012 website. Reissued LT 301 Equijet to come out alongside that wooden model hybrid?
     
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  6. alidisperanza

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    Very cool post. Nice find
     
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  7. galain

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    Damn. I was just going to get myself some cologne for my birthday........
     
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  8. syke

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    Excellent post! This is without doubt the next racquet on my buy list, even if it plays awful. It's Wood!!
     
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  9. anirut

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    Drool, people, drool ...
     
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    could you post the link to that website, haven´t found it yet. thanks
     
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    How is this ironic in any way? They are admiring something good looking. That's it.
     
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  12. gavna

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    Thats not the normal Lacoste products - thats from the Lacoste LAB - they are "dream" products created by designers in the Lacoste tradition. Sort of like Concept goods.....Lacoste LAB create Cars (Citroen), bikes, rugby balls, cricket bats, skis.....etc. The shop COLETTE was selling some of the items this past month in their Paris store on St Honore. Google Lacoste LAB
     
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  13. treblings

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    thanks for the link:)
     
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  14. lgbalfa

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    these are sweet (looking).
     
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  15. mctennis

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    I thought this Lacoste racquet was coming out in April?
     
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  16. syke

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    Apparently it didn't.... The whole idea could have been scrapped because Roddick refuses to play them.... lol..
     
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    The croc would be upside down half the time....
     
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  18. treo

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    I cut apart a PK Core 1 racquet and there was very little wood inside. I bet this Lacoste is made the same way. Any wood you see on the outside is cosmetic and the small channel inside that is usually filled with foam has wood instead. Marketing BS.
     
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  19. pkshooter

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    Why not, specs look good.
     
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  20. zapvor

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    so it ever going to come out?
     
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  21. franks

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    I'll buy two if it is made in France.
     
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  22. syke

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    To make your statement a little more convincing, you need to buy one of these, cut it up and tell us it's marketing BS.
     
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  23. syke

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    try emailing Lacoste or post a question on their Facebook site.
     
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  24. jwbarrientos

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    Nice looking racquet even being a protype is really cool.
     
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  26. zapvor

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    pft. why do that when there is the talk tennis community:)
     
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  27. syke

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    We need to hear it from the horse's mouth and we need someone to do the dirty work for the TT community.

    Would you be so nice and be that person for us? :)
     
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  28. Tennis Man

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    So, what happened to the racquet?

    It was part of the Lacoste Heritage 2011 lab. Did it remain a concept?

    http://www.lacostetennis.com/en/heritage

    "2011 THE LAB
    RL meaning René Lacoste and 12 referring to the L.12.12 polo shirt, the name RL12 also paid homage to the RL07 racket invented by René Lacoste in 1963. It combines traditional know-how with sophisticated current creative processes, aiming to update the way in which modern rackets are manufactured. It is made from graphites and several types of wood chosen for their specific qualities: resilience, comfort, and ability to absorb vibration. Equipped with research & development tools, the LACOSTE Lab would bring the crocodile brand into modernity. It aimed to identify products that
    could represent the future of the brand, while researching new materials and new designs. The RL12 racket and the LACOSTE Lab have brought new focus to the tradition of invention and innovation in a way that is in keeping with the genetic code of LACOSTE. They illustrate the natural connection between the brand's history, its past and its future. They thus contribute to the brand's durability and put the finishing touches to its timelessness. "

    Anything really came out of this lab?
     
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  29. nocturn11

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    I hope so. This would be awesome.
     
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  30. Baxter

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    That would be BS. Can you post pics of your PK after you cut it up?
     
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    It's gorgeous... If I can get a hold of one, I would probably force myself to get used to the racquet.
     
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  32. robbo1970

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    It's gorgeous. I could never use it, I'd just want to look at it.
     
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    Unless it's broken, I'd NEVER cut up my Core 1 No. 6 just to check the wood. The stick's just awesome to play with.
     
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  35. Clintspin

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    It's a shame you can't still get the Core 1 #6. I keep coming back to the last few I have. Great frame.
     
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  36. CaptainCool309

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    That's the most beautiful racquet I've ever seen, but how do you get one? I can't seem to find it for sale on TW or Lacoste.com. Has it ever been produced, or is it still just a prototype?
     
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  37. Blitzball

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    Not to mention the specs are beautiful, besides the high stiffness rating. 16x20 string pattern, just over 97 sq in. headsize, and about 11.3oz. Just, wow.
     
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  38. CaptainCool309

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    I don't understand what you're saying. What's so wrong with all those specs you listed? I regularly play with a Wilson T5000 Metal Racquet, so if I can play with that I should definitely find nothing to complain about with this Lacoste Racquet.
     
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  39. KineticChain

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    A post with actual content that thoughtfully examines multiple sides of an issue on TT? Do my eyes deceive me?
     
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  40. aced_Tezuka

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    Racquet looks beautiful.
    Specs look great.
    But I haven't seen one in person...anyone ever bought one here on TT? Since the initial post is from 2011 someone's bought one...right?
     
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  41. Imago

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    Hardness and flexibility are different specs. Hardness is measured in Janka and, in TT blades, starts usually with American walnut which is around 1000 ja.

    http://tinytimbers.com/janka.htm

    Best feeling blades contain Rosewood as laminate.

    There is still the 15% rule for composite materials in the TT blades.
     
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  42. ProPlayer

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    what's a tt blade????
     
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  43. Imago

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    Table tennis blade, i.e., racket without rubbers.
     
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  44. goran_ace

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    The racket recently showed up in Lacoste's two-page ad in the August GQ with Gasquet, Isner, Wilander and Guga.

    If this racket is ever produced for public consumption I would expect very limited quantities, a hefty price tag, and only available at Lacoste flagship stores.
     
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  45. lgbalfa

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    did anyone ever find / buy one of these?
     
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  46. PhrygianDominant

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    what ever happened to this?
     
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