Rarest classic rackets.

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  1. tennis005

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    What are the rarest classic rackets today?
     
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  2. teachingprotx

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    Volkl T9 30
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  3. Virginia

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    Nice question! Judging by the price I paid for it, the Slazenger Vilas Pro would be up there.

    Other frames in contention might be the Puma Boris Becker Winner - I haven't seen too many of those floating around - and a first generation Prestige Pro would surely qualify.

    Then there's the GTX Pro - I'm still waiting for a miracle bargain to drop into my lap! :evil:
     
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  4. teachingprotx

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    Virginia will you adopt me!!!! :)
     
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  5. ericsson

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    Definately Lacoste Equijet, Kneissl Super Vario, Snauwaert Hi ten, Volkl Zebra, Puma G.Vilas and many more...
     
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    Dunlop Max 200g
     
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  7. Virginia

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    I knew you'd come to the fore with some real beauties! BTW isn't the puma G Vilas the forerunner of the BB Winner and in fact the same frame renamed for Boris?
     
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    I'll second the Lacoste Equijets and the Hi Tens. The Equijets are out there but at crazy asking prices - the Hi Tens - I've only ever seen one come up for auction in about 12 years of looking.

    That Le Coq TCM that Jimbo posted - the midsized wood - that's another set of chicken lips entirely I think!
     
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  9. schu47

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    All of the above, plus Wilson Javelin 95, various Mad Raq models, Hazel Streamline.

    Like Virginia, I'm still waiting for miracle bargains, too, like a pristine Volkl Zebra to show up at a local thrift store. I'm sure that will happen any day now. :)
     
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  10. jimbo333

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    Well Boris used the Puma G.Vilas, and then used it with a Puma Winner paintjob. He then used a Puma Super, which was exactly the same racquet as the Puma G.Vilas:)

    Boris didn't actually use the Winner, but only a paintjob of it!
     
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  11. pshulam

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    Not that rare. You can still find it from TT and the auction site.
     
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    This is a great thread. I've forgotten about a lot of these racquets.
     
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    I have a mate who wants to sell his oversize mad raq for $140. Is that a reasonable price?.

    I actually gave away some original orange/grey Donnay pro No1 a few years back. Now repeat after me Nickynu is an idiot.
     
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  14. Mick

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    it is rare if it is a brand new, unused one.
     
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    I see alot of people talking about classic rackets but have always wanted to know what were the hardest for collectors to find.
     
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    I think $140 may be a bit steep for a Mad Raq. I've seen them go for anywhere from $70 to a little more than $100.

    As for your orange/grey Donnay, you're only an idiot in hindsight. If only we all knew what was going to be valuable someday.
     
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  17. morten

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    Rossignols....
     
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    PK-- Pro Boron...
     
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    Dare we ask the kind of figure paid ? Ballpark is ok if you dont want to say?
     
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    Thanks thats got a great ring to it I like the idea of being only an idiot in hindsight . LOL
     
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  21. tennis005

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    I think I have the rarest racket ever. Check 80's tennis .com, go to oddish racquets, scroll till you hit the last pictures. Mine is the weird Chinese racket. I bet no one else in the world has it, well, maybe one or two.
     
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    Like I said before, that Aeroplane racquet design will never take off:)
     
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  23. tennis005

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    Nope never did :)
     
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  24. Virginia

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    I only have it listed in NZ dollars, but it would have been around the US$200 mark - mind you, it's brand new and came in a fabulous case.
     
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    Sounds good value for a new one:)
     
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    This a very rare one:)

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    The "Dunlop Mad Raq", this one has the serial number 0000001!

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  27. jimbo333

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    And another very rare one, the Donnay Borg Mid:)

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  28. Virginia

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    Having that number is indeed special - however my understanding is that this was a cheap knock-off that Dunlop made and not to be compared with the original. I almost bought one, but was warned off it.
     
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    new chicago or st vincent midsize prostaffs -i've seen a few.
    new orifiginal, or even 2nd generation, prestige pros - i have not seen any.
     
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  30. jimbo333

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    Yes, it's the serial number that makes it special:)

    As for the racquet, I thought it was rare, but yes, it is indeed a copy, a licensed copy though!

    I must admit Dunlop is my favourite make of racquet, so I am biased!
     
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  31. jimbo333

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    Yes, as usual you are correct!

    (Racquetfreak doesn't say much, but whenever he does, everyone listens:))
     
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    Muscle Weave & Revelation question?

    Jimbo- Since your a Dunlop fan, what are your thoughts on the Muscle Weave95 and Revelation 95(green & gold checkered). I picked up a brand NEW M/Weave 95 and a excellent Revelation 95. I also found a NEW Revelation 95, what is this racquet worth? Thanks.......Dan
     
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    They are both really good racquets:)

    I prefer the MW90 to be honest, but the MW95 is great as well!

    I also like the Revelation95 (green/gold check). And they are both relatively flexible compared to the very stiff racquets that are around now!

    I'd say a new Rev95 is worth about $150, but don't forget I really like Dunlop!

    Although after the MW, Dunlop did go downhill I reckon:(
     
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  34. yuth

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    Hi,

    I have no ideas about the rarest racket. I have only rare racquets like a dunlop max100g, ps85 bumperless, prostaff 6.6 (85), dunlop max pro (labeled III). So, I still have no ideas about it.
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    PS: Bob, I miss you. How are you?
     
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    Rossignol F100 with the small head????
    PS 6.0 with the Classic Paint Job????
    Hi Ten definetely?
    I got head Slazenger Vilas V24 in the rapper havent seen too many around...
     
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    Jumbo, I don't think this is one is rare. I just gave one for free to someone. Seen lots of them. BTW, they warp like hell. :)
     
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    I think I'm looking more like Dumbo in this thread:???:
     
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    That's funny...
     
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    If you look at what people pay for them in new or mint condition I think it's pretty rare. There are a new one on the big auction site right now with a Buy It Now price at 1200 USD Not many other racquets cost that much. I know it's not sold jet, but this is not the first one at that money.
     
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    How about the original T3000 that was produced by lacoste, I not talking about the Wilson t3000, I talking about the lacoste one.
     
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    I had a hit with AndrewD's brother a year or so back and he had 6 Hi-Ten 50s in his racquet bag and another 6 at home. Said he's had another 3 or 4 eventually give out and break since he started using them back when they first came out. I don't remember exactly but I think he said it was around 1988 or 89.
     
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  42. pshulam

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    Yes, it's crazy what someone would pay for a NEW famous or rare racquet. There is a new Wilson Prostaff 6.0 85, St. Vincent with an asking price of $2,000 U.S.D (120521418208). The seller is a banned member with significant contribution in the classic racquet forum -- apparently in an attempt to get rid a significant portion of his classic collection.
     
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  43. Cesare

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    i own a white Volkl TCS Top, looks like a Volkl T9, the red one. I think that Chesnokov used this white Volkl in 1987. Great feel, flex 48, weight 328 unstrung, looks like a 90 sq inch. one of the best racquet i ever used, precision, control, feel, and great flat serve.
     
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    I think the prostaff classic 7.0 classic 85 is rarest????

    also the vaccum pro in white PJ ???

    I really want both of them.

    :)
     
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    How about the original Slazenger Phantom with the double bridge? It was discontinued soon after its release, because it tended to snap at the throat. A beautiful rarity though. Does anyone else have one?
     
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    Hey Jimbo, what exactly is that racket in your avatar? A special T-2000?
     
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    one was just sold on *bay last week for $48 -i knew i should have set my snipe higher.
     
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  49. Virginia

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    Yes, it was a very good friend of mine who got it - tipped off by me. I'm sorry you missed out though, as they don't come up that often. :)
     
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    Sorry if I aced out another TT collector. My last-second bid was $53.50, just enough to nose you out. It's not here yet, but I can't wait to see it. Some of Slazenger's woods and composites from that era are really special, IMO.

    All I can say is, it pays to have friends like Virginia. :)
     
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