Slazenger Phantom IMF (Injection Moulded Frame)

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  1. Bud

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    A beauty indeed, very jealous:):)
     
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    Wow! That is in awesome condition.:)
     
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    VSB... These were produced in the same English factory as the Dunlop Max 200G and around the same period of time, correct?
     
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    Yes, they were made in the same Dunlop factory as the other Dunlop IMF's. I seem to remember the Phantom IMF being around for a short time. In middle of 1987 or 1988 is what I remember than in 1989 the Slazenger widebody Silhouette (Arantxa Sanchez Vicario) and Phantom (Jimmy Connors) came out.
     
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    Does it look like the same easy-to-rub-off paint as the original 200G?
     
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    No, it seems the finish is a bit more durable on the Slaz :)
     
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    Dat's Purty...

    Nice... I'm jealous :)
     
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    Panther ceramic pro (Jimmy Connors signature) was also introduced in 1987.
     
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    The IMF is definitely a beauty - much better paint job than the 200Gs.
     
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    they managed to clone the 200g, and gtx pro simultaneously...that's one beautiful egghead. How does she play, nothing like eggheads, point and shoot baby, just ask ivan lendl, boris becker or that tall sexy czech chick, the one with the long legs and ass like a deer, hay lay nah suk oh vah!!!, mmmm....boing.
    where was the imf phantom made?, does it have that hollow elastic echo racquetball court feel like the 200g? looks like a RILF...you suure got a puuurrrty raquet.....jk
     
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    In England in the Dunlop factory. Dunlop owned Slazenger. In 1959 Dunlop acquired Slazenger. In 2004 DunlopSlazenger was bought by Sports Direct International. Sports Direct International is the company that had bought Donnay in 1996 and proceeded to destroy Donnay.
    http://www.sports-direct-international.com/main.asp?pid=19
     
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    best manufacturing ever (along with kneissl, fischer and yonex). I'm guessin it's 92 square??? teeency bit less maybe??? was any IMF frame ever made in the Dunlop Factory with headsize between the 150g and 200g? a prototype possibly??? maybe?? thanks
     
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    Thanks for the post. It's a beautiful racquet.
    I would have killed for one of those when i was 10yrs old...
    Or a Prince CTS Blast...
    F*cking cheapskate father...
    GRR...
     
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    which racquet did you use instead??? yeah thanks BUD schweet thread!!!
    does she have any sisters???
     
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    Pro Kennex Gold Ace...
     
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    How did the golden Ace play?
    I'm a coach but I get advice from any other coaches or good players, I know a cool Irish guy who is 90 years old, and has legit advice. he wears beatnick type berret's and ocassionally brings a boom box with 50's music in it to the local courts. We sit on the bench with 10 other guys and argue tennis and everything else, the meaning of fancy words, the best players and their records, old racquets, etc.
    Two days a go someone called him a cheap *******. For the first time in ten years I saw him get mad, He got beet red, shaking red and stammered and screamed:
    "If I'm a cheap ******* it's becase I know what it's like to work for thirty cents a day peelin potatoes for twelve hours a fhakin dhay!!!! If I'm a cheap *******!!!!", he screamed,"it's becasue I know the value of a fhakin dollar!!! Three fhakin days of work!!! Ahll fhakin day work. Never a fhakin day off!!!"
    it was a weird moment, probably the only quiet one on that bench for the last ten years...out of respect we all just shut the fhuk up for a minute or so....and everyone just kind of stared at the ground and reflected and absorbed it for thirty seconds..
    (true story)
     
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    Well the last time I had used it was back when i was 13 or 14...
    It was a solid frame, didn't have much power (I provided most of that).. Was comfortable and had good feel I guess...
    Felt a lot better with a fresh string job...
    It was a 4 & 1/4 grip.. My hands got too big for it...
     
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    one beautiful piece of racquet!!!..
     
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    whats the size of the racquet's face?
     
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    I believe it's somewhere between 82-85 sq. in.
     
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    That really is a beautiful racquet Bud.
     
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    Great find Bud.
    I never hit that beauty, would love to give her a test drive :)

    Looks like a cross between the max 200g and becker puma with the egg shape head and IMF frame. Little harder to nail the sweetspot on those head since its a bit lower with that shape. Does look to be slightly larger than the classic 85's, possibly 95 ? Im sure she plays great.

    Thanks for the pic !
     
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    I'll compare it to a few frames to narrow it down... I'm pretty sure the headsize is in the low 80's.

    OK...

    It's definitely smaller than a head Prestige (89.5) and slightly larger than a Graphite Edge (82 to 83 sq. in., IIRC)

    The headsize is approximately the same area as a Donnay CGX 25... which appears to be about 85 sq. in.

    Also... it's 13.1 oz. (strung) and 10 pts. HL (strung)
     
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    **drooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooools**
     
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    ^That's a beauty -- could have chosen a more elegant background for the picture.:)
     
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