St Vincent question....

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  1. alternatennis

    alternatennis New User

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    anyone know if there were any models besides the st vincents that had recommended tension ranges 55-65 lbs written on the throat with a sticker?
    I am just trying to ID a racquet I just bought. It may be early taiwan, but I was under the impression that Wilson changed the tension to 50-60 once the racquets moved away from St Vincent. Could this be a racquet that was started in St Vincent, and finished in Taiwan?

    Buttcap says JRQ or possibly JRO, can't tell... need a microscope.
     
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  2. Bud

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    I think the started in SV, finished in Taiwan racquets had the squared-off grommet channel and the Taiwan buttcap. Does yours have the squared off grommet channels and red primer?
     
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  3. alternatennis

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    it has the squared off grommets, and appears to be red primer above the handle
     
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  5. Blank

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    From my knowledge, no!
     
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  6. VGP

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    IMO, it could be.

    Pics would be great.
     
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  7. alternatennis

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    I will try to get some up tonight. Just got it in today.
     
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  8. jorel

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    look for red primer and a bumperguard... with those two criteria met, it is a st vincent for sure
     
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  9. alternatennis

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    Just got out the magnifying glass.. the code on the bottom is definitely JRQ. red primer for sure, and all of the logos and writing look like stickers. it has a bumperguard and recommended tension of 55-65 lbs. i am now positive it is a st vincent. on the auction site, seller said the buttcap code was JRO, which kept the price down, but it is definitely a Q.

    Lucky me
     
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  10. alternatennis

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  11. jorel

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    guess ill have to bid on it too ;)
     
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  12. Bud

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    Naw, it's a Q. Most of the Q's look like O's on the SV frames.
     
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  13. Bud

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    Oh, it's definitely a SV. Many people think the Q's are O's. What did you pay for it?
     
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  14. Bud

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    I thought he'd already won it :neutral:
     
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  15. alternatennis

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    I gave $176.00 for it. I didn't know if it was a st vincent, but I figured, even if it wasn't I was willing to give $220 (my max bid) for it because it is in such great condition for an older PS frame. It is about an 8-8.5/10 condition wise. I had a hunch this was a st vinny when the seller said the recommended tension was 55-65. My girlfriend thought I was crazy bidding $220 for an older frame when I could still buy a new one on the auction site for $199. Now she understands. I showed her past ended auctions on st vincents. It is indeed a good day.
     
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  16. e2thec

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    A new w/ warranty card SV went for $510 last week... I've heard they go for up to a grand from time to time.
     
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  17. drakulie

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    Only problem with these frames is they tend to crack fairly quickly, which is why I finally switched.

    I've actually bought a few St. Vincents off the auction site for around 20-50 dollars. I also have found a few in garage sales for one dollar.
     
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    i think i suddenly hate you...i wonder why?
     
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  19. VGP

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    drakulie's been into St. Vincents long before they were collectible. Also, he lives in Florida where there's lots of older people that were into tennis in the 80's.....

    FWIW, I found a SV at my local sporting goods shop with case for $6 about a month or two ago. It was beat, but new plastic parts really cleaned it up.....
     
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