Replacement for Gamma Diamond Series

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  1. harniss

    harniss New User

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    Guys,

    I just broke the frame on my last Gamma, it's one of the Diamond Series. (t-9.5) I LOVED these racquets and have had trouble locating them. Can anybody recommend a replacement in the current Gamma line that has a similar feel? Or another brand? I'd demo a bunch if I had the time, but I'd rather just narrow my search with some advice. Thanks...
     
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  2. meowmix

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    I think the Gamma Diamond 9.5 was a 12 ounce racket without a cross bar that was the decendent of the Gamma Tradition 18. The new version of it is the G325, which is exactly the same specs as the Tradition 18.
     
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  3. ckthegreek

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    What are the specs? Vantage may be a good alternative.
     
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  5. meowmix

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    That's what I said, no crossbar. The G325 is a DIRECT descendent of that racket: in fact, the specs are the EXACT same.

    Also, you can find the G325 Strung for about 80 bucks on reputable online dealers and 65 on the bay
     
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  6. harniss

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    Sweet

    Thanks for the help guys, y'all are a pretty knowledgeable bunch...Certainly saved me some time. I will be back on this forum now that I know it's around...
     
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  7. SteveI

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    Hi,

    The specs are very close: The G325 and the Trad 18... all but maybe the most important one - "SwingWeight".

    G325 - 307
    Trad 18 - 330


    All things being equal, the Trad 18 would hit a much heavier ball and be harder to get thur the strike zone than the G325. The DF 9.5 is a stiffer frame than either the Trad 18 or the G325.

    Flex Trad 18 - 61
    G325 - 58
    DF9.5 - 66

    The frame with the cross-bar is the Gamma DF9.0

    Regards,
    Steve
     
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  8. meowmix

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    My mistake. Didn't take a look at the specs again. Should have...
     
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  9. meowmix

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    Out of curiosity, is the Gamma Ipex 7.0 MP the decendent of the DF9.0?
     
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  10. SteveI

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    Hi,

    The mold is very much the same. The specs are somewhat close.

    Gamma Diamond Fiber F-9.0 Midplus
    Head size: 98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
    Balance: 11pts Head Light
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Swingweight: 324
    Weight: 12.1oz / 343g
    Stiffness: 66 (0-100)
    Power Level: Low-Medium
    Construction: 20mm Straight Beam
    Swing Speed: Fast
    String Pattern: 16 Mains / 18 Crosses
    Composition: Graphite with Diamond Fiber

    Gamma 7.0 MP

    Head size: 98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
    Balance: 6pts Head Light
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Swingweight: 313
    Weight: 11.5oz / 326g
    Stiffness: 62 (0-100)
    Power Level: Low
    Construction: 20 mm Straight Beam
    Swing Speed: Fast
    String Pattern: 16 Mains / 18 Crosses
    Composition: Graphite Glass / Air Carbon with Ipex Nanotechnology
     
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