Rival and Chris racquets

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Captain Haddock, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Captain Haddock

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    Has anyone ever used these unusual frames from the 80's? Both brands had models with very wide throats. The Rival frames were more angular and had a racquetball frame shape. The Rival AU Ceramic used to earn high marks for stability from magazines like World tennis and Tennis. Any recollections? Anyone has one for sale?
     
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  2. Deuce

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    I remember Chris frames - with the wide throat, as you describe - but I never hit with one.

    I remember their logo having a star in it, though...

    Don't recall Rival at all.
     
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  3. galain

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    I remember the Chris racquet too! Looked like a snowshoe. I think it was considered so 'futuristic' one was used as a prop in the movie Total Recall.
     
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  4. PBODY99

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    I hit with a CHRIS frame for a set of doubles , and I wasn't happy. It was too stable. Of course that was what the wide throat was for.
    I had a very wristy game in the mid 1980's and I found the frame slow I used the ProKennex Silver Ace 90 back then.
    Several of the palyers who were in the 45's at that time used them, but they were recent converts from wood as I recall.:cool:
     
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  5. Deuce

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    If I may 'pick nits', the Silver Ace 90 was, as far as I know, a product of the 90s, not of the mid-eighties.

    The mid-eighties produced the original Silver Ace - blue, silver & black - which was around 85 sq. in.
     
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