Some of my Donnays

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  1. Dino Lagaffe

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  2. Dino Lagaffe

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  3. Dino Lagaffe

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  6. Steve Huff

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    Those are really nice, especially the 1st one. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  7. Rock Strongo

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    Those pics can't have been taken recently. I mean, it's obviously snowing outside!!!:D
     
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  8. big ted

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    i have never seen this racquet before. do you know anything about it? also, do you know anything about the donnay blue ace? i saw it on **** once but dont know anything about it either
     
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  9. Hannah19

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    Judging by the "diagonal" D just above the grip it's a Donnay International frame produced in the Far East. Probably for a large retail chain in the late 1990's.
     
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  10. Cesare

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    Beautiful frames Dino! What's the difference between these and the Pro Cynetic? they looks very similar in picture. Thanks.
     
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  11. joe sch

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    Thanks for sharing Dino.
    Any updates to the RDC numbers, don't have the tour with these donnays:

    Donnay Pro Ceramic 365/12.88/52/357
    Donnay Boron 25 366/12.91/64/350
    Donnay Boronflex 364/12.84/37/331
    Donnay CX25 351/12.38/45/323
    Donnay CGX25 NEW 356/12.56/54/334
    Donnay College Supermid 352/12.42/49/329
    Donnay Diamant I 332/11.71/47/282/31 (NOS, unstrung, grip 4)
    Donnay Diamant II 352/12.42/46/298/31 (NOS, unstrung, grip 5)
    Donnay GTI-25 356/12.56/50/330
    Donnay Pro 35 373/13.16/50/339
    Donnay Pro Ceramic 350/12.35/59/352
    Donnay Pro Ceramic I 344/12.13/62/287/29.75 (NOS, unstrung, grip 4)
    Donnay Pro Ceramic II 336/11.85/61/281/30.5 (NOS, unstrung, grip 5)
    Donnay Pro Ceramic 1 351/12.38/59/321
    Donnay Pro Cynetic 12 Mid 336/11.85/62/337
     
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  12. ClairHarmony

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    So... beautiful. I'm ve-rr-y amused, a v-tranny o' this here life, and those old skooo Donnays, still never cease to a-maze. Just proves to show that big-D's are better than today's hollowed-Babolat hurricanes whiz, fails. Donnays are like glittle queen gold fish and trannies, tragedies, hanging by the barbie-wire, shish-kebobed, without tailes...they're so beuatiful, the way they shimmer, like that, like they was at a disco with cowjoy bob, and kylie, so very beautiful...I wish all my rackets could be sobeautiful, but they're not, not a one, not a single citrus, aqua-marine, inpsired, SWATCH, just swatch in my collection. Donnay why'd you go and paint your frames all boring and black now, hah? When they used to be so beautiful. Back in the day, that's what it's all about for me. Back in the day, eating monster nachos with jalapenos from Jack N' the Box, those were the bistros I remember, and what I wold not do now, to grafitti art my high-class frames. Old schkooo Donnays is the kind of rakcets porcupines and pine sol would use if he had hands...ohh, that racket and them hands would smell sooo good together, I just knew it. Donnay-stands for most beuatiful rackets himmer sticks on a kebob, in ever light, every one of them, an inspired, masterpiece, of throwup art, subliminally I'm suggesting ou throw them up right now, and leave 'em outside bfre ou tell anyone else, that wa I oucld steal them without know one else knowing, or you even remembering, oh, how I would love m Donnays...but then, I wouldn't be able to brag about them publicly, which would kinda maek e'm ...suck! Oh, man, can't win right can u, without actually buing them...but if I stole them form some kid, who would he tell, who would isten? They'd just hear his tears...gawww, wahhhh, he'd, you'd, you'd, that TRANNY! stole my Donnays! "Who, me? Gotta go. HE-he...oh, boy," what'd I get myself into now:confused:utifully fulfilling. Do you fill in colors, hwen you play with old school Donnay? Why can't we be a stree tgrafitti generations like it was in the rockin' 80s? Everone had funny hair, and it was ok. Even some businessmen thought it was ok to sill carr the party over in the back. Have you ever heard a glam-queen of the board room hankerchief a donnay to his forehead, by the hanle or the brave, and declare today is two heads are better than one day, @ ross...then, watch the stampede as everyone runs over to Ross, right out the window...not a second to spare, and now enough with this charade. Off to golf, hurrohh!! hooray, and the fancy secretary with with frilly lingeries goes w. me too, but she'll have to stow away w. my expensive golf clubs. Wish there was a way to make it more comfortable in there, but there was no wa. Pleasurable business, that is the forte' of Donnay. One day, I will snatch one up off Craigbay I will, I will...! It's on the list, somewhere burried, but one day, I will reach that life''s milestone and know I've trul maad e it, my very own cDonnnay!!! Waht the bleep, why didn't I see the small c...is for made in china, belgium, booped, I mean duped, why? China? why ou little peopl eof Hinagotta play me like that, "because We know wanna starve in the street,s Wnag Chang, tonight!" It goes a little something like that. Sorry. Had to vent-i/ or...
     
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  13. joe sch

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    I really love the internationals, they are some of the best playing rackets ever in my opinion. Here are the stats and a few of my pictures of my treasures:

    Head Size:
    95 sq. in. / 613 sq. cm.
    Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
    Strung Weight: 12oz / 340g
    Balance: 6pts Head Light
    Swingweight: 320
    Stiffness: 58
    Beam Width: 19 mm Straight Beam
    Composition: 75% Graphite / 25% Fiberglass
    Power Level: Low
    Swing Speed: Fast
    Grip Type: Donnay Synthetic
    String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 18 Crosses
    Mains skip: 8T,8H
    One Piece
    No shared holes
    String Tension: 50-60 pounds

    http://woodtennis.com/donnay/donnay_pro1_5internationals5.jpg
     
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  14. zapvor

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    wow. the collections people have is just amazing! thanks for sharing
     
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  15. Dino Lagaffe

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    Thanks, glad you enjoy it! :)
     
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  16. Dino Lagaffe

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    Nope, sorry, but I think Hannah19 is right. I'll add the specs later.

    I only know that he Blue Ace was made using Thermographite technology, and that the headsize is 100 sq. in/645 cm2.
     
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  17. Dino Lagaffe

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    Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand? (Sorry, couldn't resist. Jimi's an old favorite of mine...)

    No haven't updated for a while, but plan to do so as I've got a bunch of racquets coming in soon.

    I've only played the International in the OS version, but it's really a terrific racquet. I need to get hold of an MP...
     
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  18. Dino Lagaffe

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    Yeah, absolutely stunning! Probably one of my favorites lookwise, and it doesn't play too shabby either... :) The Pro Ceramic and Pro Cynetic share the same mould, so the difference is in the layup. I haven't played the Cynetic, but I think it's a tad more heavy and possibly a few rdc points flexier. I guess I have to get one and check it out for myself...

    Here are the specs for the Pro Ceramic:

    Weight: 350 g/12.35 oz
    Flex: 59
    SW: 352
    Balance: 33 cm/4 points HL
     
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  19. Dino Lagaffe

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    Nope, this past summer, but it's not like there was any snow when I posted the pics either... :???: It would be nice if the snow actually stayed for a while.
     
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  20. Cesare

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    Nice Dino,thank you so much, your pics are greet as always. i've just found the specs of the Pro Cynetic, here you go:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20040211003119/http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCBOS-BDCYN.html
     
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