Discussion in 'Racquets' started by POGO, Jun 2, 2005.
Actually the Prince and the Blue/White in the middle. I don't recognize that frame at all.
^^zap no worries. you know you get mine as the new ones arrive haha. i'll tell you what that platinum may just be the best of the bunch. been hitting with it all week. absolutely love it
strung them with luxilon 4G / donnay co-poly combo... really nice feeling
oh man...i hate you! i really want a platinum! haha. i popped half set of micron in X with the poly M in the x white. love the soft feel. how is 4G for you? would like to hear your thoughts not the hype reviews
i like the string. honestly man to me poly is poly. you either have stiff poly or soft poly. aside from that i don't notice too much difference outside of tenison maint. and durability. tough to tell for sure since i did a combo set, but it does seem on the softer side. haven't noticed a big drop in tension yet either, which for luxilon is a nice change. overall it feels good, but i am not sure i would pay for it. lots of other good polys on the market i think you get more bang for the buck
there you have ladies and gents.
thank you kal!
no problem... going to be spending some time with the solinco string line here in the next week or so. will test their rackets out as well
Nice! Is that Champion's Choice strung in there?
That's my poor man's champion's choice pacific classic gut/WC silverstring hehe..
^Well, there's something you don't see everyday.
But why 'Good Luck'? Does she know something we don't? And does her information have anything to do with practice drills at NORAD, Cheyenne Mountain?
(creepy x-files music fades away)
Not sure. I got it from the big auction site. There was no other bidder, so I got it pretty cheap. Tracy Austin sure has beautiful handwriting
ooo the new ones? 8 or 10? i had the old pro 10 and it was sweet. basically repainted head radical, maybe a tad softer
Original 10 as it is 325 and only 18x20 they make currently
oh snap. the new 10 arent 18x20?? i couldve shipped my to you to demo but you got better connects than me anyways
I was told from solinco their entire new line is 16x19
good to know! i really want to try the new 8
I play/restore hickory golf clubs so I thought I'd show my playset. It's so rewarding winning with vintage in golf or tennis vs modern.
like the lacoste shoes!
how do you restore hickory golf clubs.and do you restore wooden tennis racquets as well?
Well, restoring a golf club can range from just cleaning the leather to turning new shafts and cutting leather wraps. Most of the time I need to add head weight, heads can be too upright and need to be bent. Persimmon heads need to be striped, stained, lacquer, weighted, brass, lead, paint,etc. Then, you play and find out after all that if the club is playable. The amount of effort sometimes still leaves you with a unplayable club. I have many wall hangers. As for tennis I think restoring or making wooden racquets isn't needed because they aren't dexterity and quanity vs quality. Basically, I can get a high quality wood racquet from anywhere for little cash. I do have my poncho racquet that needs to be striped and laquered but I don't think I will.
What makes golf clubs worth restoring or paying lots really involves rare tech or maker like tom morris. your basic bee line iron has nothing vs the jones spalding heads. I think that's enough ramblings
Very cool clubs. When I was a golfer (and a bad one), I used to love playing with Persimmon drivers and my extensive collection of Ginty woods. For some reason, I could hit a really nice ball with the Gintys...
Sorry only 2 rackets
do the wood racquets have poly in them
It looks like it...
restoring wooden tennis racquets becomes interesting when you have a favourite racquet from the past and you want to restore it to it´s old beauty.
of course you can buy quality racquets for cheap
i´m interested in the whole restoring process, what materials or tools to use, techniques involved, etc. can you recommend literature on the topic of restoring golf clubs, or is there maybe a good website?
and i think it´s pancho not poncho, as in pancho gonzales, one of the all-time greats
The new Angell frames in my collection. Hope you know which one are real which one are photoshopped.
How do the Angell frames feel like? Quality? and what racket would you compare it to? I know you can have custom flex, string pattern etc but the core of the racket what is it based on?
Also, where are the Angell rackets manufactured?
How do you like the Wilson in comparison to your head?
I did spell his name wrong. As for literature or here the guys who are serious about hickory are very easy to contact tad moore or mike just. mike has a youtube on whipping. To be honest most guys that restore these clubs are 2-3 time my age puting them 60-80 so one on one is how I learned. What I started making was putter heads out of maple with brass plates and lead. Because you aren't hitting a putter hard maple is good to experiment with. Being a lefty I really got interested in making over restoring because the rarity.
that wilson looks like a 6.2 man. its not even a decent racket
MAde out in Asia and finished in the UK, best quality of any retail i've owned and better than some pro stocks.They were designed by the man who owns the company (Paul Angell) and who sometimes appears on here as IIRC racquetdesign,
thanks for the links good to know that it was a mis-spelling. a player like Gonzales should be remembered.
The marvel that is persimmon... First clubs I got were persimmon (and I'm only 18 ) and to this day I prefer them more over modern clubs (I can bomb both, but the wooden woods are MUCH more accurate). Never have I tried hickory-shafted clubs though. I would imagine them being like swinging a smaller tree with the flexibility of a noodle?
Hey you never know...it might be a sleeper lol.
i guess it depends if roddick or federer is using it
holy cow!!! where did you get all of them
at the big auction site
dont tell me you got a good deal!
the seller made me an offer I couldn't refuse
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i totally forgot-Mick you have a very nice collection. thanks for sharing
Thanks. I am looking for some early Justine Henin racquets to post but I don't where the pics/racquets are
you better find it!
What is that? looks like a Prince CTS Thunderstick
yeah. i think you're probably right. I know for sure it's a prince racquet with a MB paint job but i don't know exactly which Prince racquet.
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