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  1. beltsman

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    If for nothing else, it's great to have around just to casually hit with. Absolute butter hitting. Alas, I don't use it in my matchplay right now for a few reasons, but it's still my favorite racquet.
     
  2. n8dawg6

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    lika the pcg100
     
  3. realed

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    Not in any particular order but these are all the racquets I own now:

    2 Vcore Tour F
    2 Vcore Tour 97
    2 nCode NPS 95 18x20
    2 RDIS 200
    1 VCore 98d
    1 RQIS 1 Tour
    1 RDIS 300
    1 RD Power 6 long
    5 Ai 98
    2 Prestige Tour 300
    1 Prestige Tour
    1 Trisys 300
    4 PT280
    2 iPrestige
    3 Head Club Pro
    2 PSC 6.1
    1 PSC 4.2
    1 Hammer 4.0
    1 Pure Storm Team
    2 Wimbledon Pure Strike
    2 Pure Strike
     
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  4. realed

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    Just messed around with the Pure Strikes this warm Christmas Eve and I do like how they hit.
     
  5. beltsman

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    Don't go down the dark side...
     
  6. n8dawg6

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    but if you do, get a pure control. those are decent.
     
  7. Zodd

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    "short, weak 2.5 version of Pete Sampras, except with slow serve and inconsistent baseline chopping game
    IPA is my PED"

    A graphene wielding mini-sampras drunk on IPA @n8dawg6 - for every new version of your sig I'm getting more curious about seeing your playing style haha

    good stuff man - keep it up!
     
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  8. Zodd

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    That's some good stuff, which ones have you hit with?
     
  9. Zodd

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    Here's one for ya

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  10. ShahofTennis

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    that 2010 six one (90 im guessing) is too sexy :eek:
     
  14. beltsman

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    Really? I'm not a big fan of the paint job. And it's a 95 ;)
     
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    Didnt look that special to me when it was new, but looking at it now after all these years..... woooow. maybe nostalgia's got to me, i dont know, but i want that so badly now.
     
  16. realed

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    My first racquet ever was the Head Club Pro (89 sq in.) back in the sixth grade. Looks like my father picked up a few more over the years. I've played with the Hammer and both PSCs during my middle and high school years. As for the rest...
    Played extensively with the PT280, Head Prestiges minus the iPrestige, and currently game the Ai98. I don't have a desire to try the other Yonex frames so I'll eventually sell them off when I feel up to it. I switched from the PT280 to the Ai98 almost 2 years ago. Decided I wanted to go lighter.
     
  17. beltsman

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    Gotcha...check PMs!
     
  18. n8dawg6

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    you're not missing much. my best shot is literally throwing my racquet at my opponent. i also scream out enough heinous profanity that nearby vegitation wilts.

    that's only in league play though. im the perfect gentleman in friendly matches.
     
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    velveeta rotel cheese dip, perfect reason to string up a couple 95s.
     
  20. heninfan99

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    What is the racquet in the middle?
    And what's your review of the yellow Prince? I think those are on a great sale right now.
     
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    That's a great inheritance.
     
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    sharp as a blade
     
  23. beltsman

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    The middle is a Prokennex 7G. I really like it.

    The yellow Prince is the Rebel Team 98. It's a nice racquet but not really my spec range, so I don't use it and I'm selling it. My hitting partner, however, loves it. But he's too cheap to even buy a cheap racquet from me. Bleh. But the stick is very whippy, really drives the ball and has a ton of topspin. Serve is amazing on it. Sadly, just not enough mass for me. At one time I did have it leaded up quite a bit and then it was an absolutely unreal monster - never hit with so much power in my life.
     
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    Thanks! It is Kirschbaum Pro Line II at 51 pounds.
     
  25. ShahofTennis

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    Damn USPS, the grommets I ordered were literally 10 miles away in a sorting center on the other side of town. Checked my mail and there was nothing there. So I'm like hmm... lets check the tracking #, LOW AND F-ING BEHOLD!!! USPS delayed my package and now it's 516 miles away in Cincinnati Ohio!!!
     
  26. 3loudboys

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    I was radicalized at an early age. Guilty of neglect on some of them and will have to give them some TLC. Missing an irad and didn't like the offerings after the Microgel. Great sticks - my personal favorite is the Zebra MP[​IMG]
     
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    ^so nice picture, but the grips :eek: PLEASE may respect to them and put overgrips ...:)
     
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    Already fessed up - guilty of neglect. Your right though - will be shown more love
     
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    at least youre using them ...
     
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  30. tribesmen

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    Not so sure :) It seems overgrips eat the grips, not used too long :)
     
  31. 3loudboys

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    Looks like I need to get a grip :) Btw - played the FXP Tours in a local dubs and they still play really well.
     
  32. Zodd

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    Good stuff, that's quite a radical collection ;)

    Could you describe what you prefer in the zebras over the other orig rads? I'm curious cause I had both the bumblebee and the zebras but preferred the bumblebees - just interesting to hear your take on the differences!

    Is that Tourna BHB in your MG's btw?
     
  33. 3loudboys

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    Thanks - both are fabulous sticks with what I would describe as classic oldskool feel and flex - soft as butter (apologies for using that expression again). The zebra for me has a little more more mass in the head which gives it a more even balance, greater plow and swing weight. My Zebra's static weights are 354 vs BB of 345. I really like the solidity & feel that provides especially against hard hitters.
     
  34. 3loudboys

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    Topspin Cyber Blue at 50 in the microgels
     
  35. Zodd

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    I see we're in agreement. I preferred the slightly easier SW/STATW of the bumblebee because they are touching the ceiling for me as it is. The zebras felt just a tad sluggish for my game. The feel/feedback of the bumble to me was also slightly rawer/less muted compared to the zebras which I preferred as well. All the old rads are awesome racquets when one's game is on though. They just plow through everything.

    You have a favourite string setup for the zebras?
     
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  36. 3loudboys

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    Agree the bumblebees were slightly firmer and faster through the air. I have a full poly set up in them at the mo, Beast in the mains and Signum Tornado in the crosses, both initially strung at 54 but probably lower now. Didn't like a multi in them as became to mushy. How about you?
     
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  37. forthegame

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    My collection so far. So many unused racquets and more coming as I've relapsed and started 'holicing again! My excuse, instead of demo-ing, I buy, try then offload or keep. :)

    Have to prune and will do so in the next few weeks after deciding what I'm keeping - some for use and others for sentimental reasons.

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    nBlade 98
    Donnay Pro One Intl
    BB DeltaCore Pro
    nTour Two
    Liquidmetal Instinct
    Microgel Radical
    Rebel 98
    EXO3 Tour Team
    nBlade 98 (again)
    MFil 300
    Babolat Classic Comp Ti
    Gamma T7
     
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    recent acquisitions: 6.1 Team (2 g at 12, 1 at 3&9, 2 in trapdoor). 6.1 16x18, 16 g VStar at 48 lbs.
     
  39. Zodd

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    Nice - the 6.1 teams are great platform frames.
     
  40. bubbatennis

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    Current gear

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  41. ShahofTennis

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    Wish I had an at home stringer. I use the Star 5 at my job, but at home stringers are just so classy.
     
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    It saves an unbelievable amount of money. Totally worth the money.
     
  43. Zodd

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    I tried a few multis but have most strung with syn gut, the rads haven't actually been my main sticks for quite some time but use them now and then just for fun, got stung by the prestige classic/tour bug many years ago, so haven't tried new strings in the rads for a while. One of the them actually still has the old syn gut from when I bought it years ago and it's quite a unique feeling, it pockets like nothing i've ever tried and is soo plush yet still with some control. You can literally make contact, leave the court to get a cup of coffee, and come back just in time for when the ball leaves the string bed. I almost don't dare to get it restrung - it's so unique.

    Next restringing i'll def go poly though, prob TB or some other control oriented/stiff/crisp poly will be a great match in these frames
     
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  44. Zodd

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    Nice setup - You have your irads modded in any way?
     
  45. forthegame

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    Do you know what syn gut that was? Thanks.
     
  46. Zodd

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    I can't recall ever seeing any markings on it but I'll check for you, no prob.
     
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    Not modded.
     
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    graphene prestige rev pro and graphene prestige MP. rev pro is obviously the most favored between the two. its got some scuffs from being thrown crosscourt a couple of times. but thats ok, chicks digs scars. rev pro has hawk 18 g @ 50 lbs, MP has sonic pro @ 48 lbs. prefer a little softer polys than the hawk, but it works.
     
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    volkl C10 and PB10. 17 g cyclone @
    48 in each. volkl got the paint right on these. plush, heavy, underpowered, easy on the arm.
     
  50. The_Racketeer

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    Volkl has a couple sticks I've been wanting to hit with, the C10 being one of them. Has that cult following that's enticing.
     

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