PHOTOS of my Jimmy Connors Yellow ESTUSA's - Spot the difference!

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  1. jimbo333

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    These are my Jimmy Connors Yellow Estusa's - Spot the difference:)

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    One in the Middle

    Hey Jimbo,
    Pretty obvious the one in the middle has different string pattern 18 vice 16 mains and also four at the throat vice 3 in other two..On a different topic just secured a Superform Tuning with the KEY great shape almost mint just to let you know they are out there. You liking the weather ere in the UK? Anyway they look real nice!!!:)
     
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    Cheers, although they are 3 different racquets:)

    Weather is really toooooo cold for me at the moment; and good memory you've got!

    Yes, I still need a tuning key for the Superform Tuning racquet, although gave up looking for the tuning key about a year ago, I'd still like to get one for sure!
     
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    95, 97 and 110 sq. inch?
     
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    Oh, the ProLegend Classic's. How disappointed i was when a guy selling them for the lowest price ever told me that they were sold out. How are they playing-wise?

    And to answer your question, i think the middle one is the true 97 sq in, and that one of them, has been played by Connors. Don't know which, but it's one of them.
     
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    The one on the right is the pj of the Slazenger Silhouette 95 widebody; the one in the centre is the oversize version of same, and the one on the left is something else entirely...
     
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    I'm not sure to be honest!

    This looks quite accurate, one racquet is marked 97sqin but is definitely less:)

    Have just had a look and I'd say about 93, 95 and 112!
     
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    Middle one is slightly bigger than 110sqin!

    I havn't played with the middle one, but the other 2 are fantastic to play with, great control and not too much power:)

    Jimmy played with the smaller 2 types of racquets!
     
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    Yes, the one on the right may be a paintjob of the Slazenger Silhouette 95, I really don't know for sure!

    The one on the left is definitely a paintjob of the Slazenger Phantom, but seems to be between the 90 and the 95, so not sure which one?
     
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    I restrung 5 of the Silhouette paint jobs for Jimmy just before his famous run at the US Open...individual grommets in the throat...no vibra-tubes, as I recall. Horrible gray/white leather grips. VS 17ga uncoated @ 55# on Bab Star 3. He was in Atlanta for the World Team Tennis Championships(won by the Atlanta Thunder over Jimmy's LA Strings)...then off to New York. Ah, the good old days!
     
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    Slaz Silhouette 95:
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    So, "my bad" in my earlier post; the Estusa frame on the LEFT is the Silhouette PJ.
     
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    You may be more right than you know, rw. The Silhouette 95 I'm looking at right now has the 'power bulge' at 3 and 9 with NO bulge at the top of the face...dark gray with light purple and green lettering and pinstripes. Wonder how many molds they used?
     
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    But that photo is of a Slazenger Phantom 95:shock:

    Is it your racquet?

    That is definitely a Phantom 95!
     
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    Yes, that's the one!

    There are later versions of the Silhouette as well, which were similar to the Wilson Profiles!

    The Silhouette like you said has the bulges at 3 and 9, whereas the Phantom has the bulges at 12, 4.30 and 7.30!
     
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    And WOW how cool is that:)

    And love the fact you can still remember all the details!
     
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    Oops - you're correct; I am mistaken:
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    Wayne ferreira also used the Slazenger Phantom.
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    I wager that'll be the only time you ever say that!

    Will nearly always be the other way around:)
     
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    Good spot:)

    I believe Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario also used it!
     
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    Anyway time to say what the 3 Connors Yellow Estusas are:)

    From the left:-

    Pro Legend Classic - This is the mid 90's reissue of the Pro Legend racquet that Jimmy used in 1992, and is basically a paintjob of the Phantom 95 (or 90, I can't tell which).

    Aerosupra BKS - Connors never used this!

    AMX (Aeromax) EPT - Jimmy used this type of racquet in 1991 (it is actually similar to the Silhouette 95).
     
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    Left to right:- Pro Legend Classic, Aerosupra BKS, AMX (Aeromax) EPT!
     
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    She used the Silhouette.
     
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    LOL, well I was near, a period Slazenger at least:)
     
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    A message for Bud:)

    They arrived today!

    Absolutely Superb! Thanks, I now have another 2 Yellow Jimmy Connors Estusa's to put up here, and both in amazing condition as well:)
     
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