Received this. Discuss, help me?

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by Mikeplaystenniss, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Mikeplaystenniss

    Mikeplaystenniss Rookie

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    I received this as a random gift for Christmas. I am not nearly an expert on classic rackets and certainly not "racket trunks" as I initially called it.

    Please try not to patronize me, and rather enlighten me on what I have my hands on.

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  2. Overdrive

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    1. Don't know anything about the Prince frame

    2. The metal racquet is a Wilson T3000 that was used by Jimmy Connors in the 70's (?) Not well liked by the users on here.

    3. The other one is a Jack Kramer woodie- the most popular woodie frame of all time.

    The appraisal value? These three frames aren't worth a lot. Less than $100. Usually, the highly priced frames are the most rare (being in excellent condition). You can do two things:

    - Frame all three of these racquets

    - Take them out for some hitting

    Hope this helps. :)
     
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  3. robbo1970

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    Connors actually used the T2000, the 3000 was next frame along, I think the main difference is the plastic insert in the throat. The Prince is the Classic, I believe their first alu oversize frame from 1976. Used by Pam Shriver and Ion Tiriac.

    The Wilson Kramer Autograph I believe was used by Vitas Gerulitus.

    All nice classic frames, give them a clean up and you have three phases in racquet technological history.
     
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  4. Bud

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    First time I've seen a racquet trunk :)

    Is it OK to set that on a bench or should it be set on the ground :confused:
     
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  5. Overdrive

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    Ah, thanks for the correction. I saw JMac using a Jack Kramer..
     
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    I think that alu Prince is called Classic. Pam Shriver played with it.
     
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  8. gpt

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    correct me if i am wrong but from memory that insert in the throat of the wilson t3000 is metal with stickers on each side
     
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  9. retrowagen

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    The Prince there is a first-generation "Prince," before they started manufacturing other models, and the silver aluminum frame with green throat was named "Classic."
     
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  10. PBODY99

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    That is correct. it stiffen up the frame.
    McEnroe used the Pro Staff Kramer 2 diamonds on a shaft which was thinner. Tracey Austin and a host of others used the OP's frame
     
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  11. texacali

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    I think Vitas used the Stan Smith Autograph also. Saw pics with him using both.
     
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  12. texacali

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    Me recollection...yes.


     
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  13. struggle

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    Cool old frames. Prince Classic was my first "modern" frame even though I had asked santa for a Prince Pro......


    BUT, i'd tote that trunk out to the courts ASAP.
     
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