Stopping the Addiction of Racket Collection

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  1. pshulam

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  2. Infl8edEg0

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    #1 Don't have one currently.
    #2 Definitely going to. Easy nowadays because of Facebook
    #3 Definitely. I can't live without In-N-Out
    #4 Not in my age ;)
    #5 Tennis is my only sport. Some basketball, but it got hard after I stopped growing at 5'3.

    I have 2 Pure Storm Tours, 1 Pure Drive, 1 Prince Hybrid Spectrum MP, 1 Kinetic 7g (first non-junior racket). Yea, that's 7. I counted wrong :p Currently looking for a cheap POG.

    Definitely not a politician. Politics make my head hurt. Rockstar maybe, but I really lack time because of AP testing to practice my guitar. Afterwards...

    I actually started at 58/60, didn't like it, and moved down by 2 lbs each string job til I hit one I liked which was 48/50. Then I went by increments of 1 and found 47/49 to be the best. It's only on this racket though, the others are 53+.
     
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  3. plasma

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    which AP tests are you taking? Contact me about that POG, I have an OS and a mid (both 1 stripes). What is your current rating? I find it amazing how much awareness and focus young people have at a young age.

    I spent 12 years in college and only got one degree. Sounds like you are a bit more focused than me...

    side note: $400 a night in cash is soooo tempting but seeing people get shot and stabbed is much worse than a trip to the dentist, point is, I worked 5 years full time a nightclub and saw it all. The guys with hot girls were often the shorter guys (very often) these guys knew how to refresh women psychologically, how to communicate with them, how to dress, order food, etc...you won't see girls this hot for several more months (until first day of college...mmmmm) go ahead and ask a few cute ones out to a movie this weekend, (have a good flick in mind), make sure to at least go for the hand hold during the flick, and ALWAYS be a gentleman....
     
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    Too funny Plasma.

    I came here after seeing a beat up old Head Graphite Edge at a play it again sports for $7.00. At the time I owned my Dunlops, an old Prince Thundercloud and a Wilson Sting.

    I've since bought another HGE and will send out a money order Wednesday for two more. I've picked up two Wilson Matrix black as well but they are officially my fathers. He just won't get out and hit since his knees need to be replaced. Too much pain.
    I'll hang on to them and restring them soon just in case he wants to get out and hit.

    I'm certainly no racquet collector but knowing I'm about to own four of my most favorite racquets makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Had it not been for the enthusiasts here I'd have passed on the original HGE and would have missed out on one very fine racquet.
     
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    Hey Caloi
    You probably are a collector. There was once a time when Elton John didn't think he was gay.
    I bought this Josan Macro for $5 in a discount bin in the early 90's.

    [​IMG]

    It was designed by Barry Phillips-Moore. I think Woodforde endorsed them at one point. Does anyone know any more?
     
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    The Play it Again Sports store near my house does not offer rackets at that low price. Most are in the $50 range.
     
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    gdt,

    That's a nice find for $5.
     
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  8. Don S

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    You know how I finally managed to put a stop to my racquet collecting addiction? I began collecting guitars. :)
     
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    I'd like to buy a new Fender-Jazzmaster J.MASCIS version:)

    But I've spent all my money on racquets:(
     
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    How many guitars do you have now? They take up more spaces than rackets do.
     
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    i'll trade a racquet for a decent guitar anyday. should get one anyways...anyone have a les paul for my st. vincent?
     
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    I FOUND THE CURE!!!

    For every one you buy, you sell one. :)

    Wait... That doesn't seem to work too well...
     
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  13. Infl8edEg0

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    I'm taking Calc AB, Chem, English Language, US History. Calc+English=Easy, Chem+US=hard

    I would contact for the POG, but my parents dislike it when I have to buy from someone I don't really know over mail.

    If by rating you mean NTRP, I think I'm 3.5ish, give or take. I could win 16s satellites pretty easily.
     
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    Well I only have 2 guitars, but quite a few racquets:)

    The 2 are an 80's Fender Tele copy, solid, so it's really heavy, but I love it:)

    And I also have a Washburn semi-acoustic that was once owned by Gene Clark of the Byrds!!!
     
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    The most expensive used racquet at our PIAS was $10. THey have some crappy new racquets that are in the $30-70 range but I never realy pay much attention to them. THey keep teasing me though! Every time I go in there they have a PS85 cover hanging on the wall. I bought one just to have. Unfortunately I've never found the frame. :( One day...one day!
    I still have more fly rods than racquets. Rods range from $350-600 and I'm up to 8 now in that range. i have some cheaper Orvis rods in the $150-200 range but they don't count. ;)It's much easier justifying racquet purchases to my wife than fly rod purchases.
     
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    Oh, don't get me started on guitars.....

    If I stop to think of it I could have a few top of the line guitars for all the ones that I did end up getting. But.....my favorite Strat is a MIJ that I traded a bass for plus $200. It was priced at $400. It was decked out with three different Seymour Duncan single coil sized humbuckers and that's the one I play ALL the time. It feels and sounds the most alive.

    As for rackets, there are two PIAS stores that I frequent. Get my best deals there.
     
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    I'm Down to 6 - 4 electrics, 1 Acoustic, 1 Ovation Celebrity Electric Acoustic. I'm adding a Gibson ES 335 in a few months, then I need something with P-90's so I'm looking at an Agile HARM 1 from Rondo. I really should have a Tele and I need a bass and I'd really like to add a Fender Twin Reverb.

    VGP - I've got an 87 "E" series MIJ Fender Strat that I love, Olympic White and 22 years of gigging has aged it beautifully.
     
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    US History last year was an absolute joke for me. I think I (literally) missed 4 of the multiple choice, and got close to perfects on the essays. It really isn't that hard. If you've prepared moderately well, you'll be perfectly fine. Granted, you'll find a few questions on people you've never heard of on the test, but don't let these get to you.

    Good luck!

    BTW, when is US this year?
     
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    Nice. The MIJ that I described is an "E" series as well but mine's black.

    I guess I guitar hunt like I racket hunt. Always looking for a good deal. I bought a MIJ 60's Hot Rod Reissue with a nice Seymour Duncan zebra coiled bridge humbucker for $160. That guitar was sold "as is" because it had stripped allen bolts on the Kahler lock nut. Nothing a little hunting on e-bay didn't solve.

    I also got a Squier Vista Series Musicmaster from the store where they shot the classic "no Stairway" scene in Wayne's World for $100.

    Although finding a bumperless SV PS85 for $10 is better........
     
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    How many rackets of the same kind do you say is enough?
     
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  21. Infl8edEg0

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    O wow, nice job. Unfortunately, my teacher is not very good at teaching. At least for me, other guys seem to learn something, but not me. I ended up studying on my own, which was more effective. The bad part is that I started too late and I only hit about 1900. I'm hoping to do well on the multiple choice, and pray for the essays. The US test this year will be this Friday.

    You guys are all intense guitarists. I have 2 guitars, and Ovation Acoustic and an Epiphone Les Paul Studio. My amp is this little practice amp. woot.
     
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    BTW, the DBQ this year will be something about colonial/revolutionary ages. My APUS teacher has been calling the DBQ every year, and he's been right for the past 5 years. Last year's was on Vietnam, and since the APUS test doesn't cover much more after 1975-ish, they'll be going back to the beginning (the DBQ's kind of follow chronological order).
     
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    Oh wow, ty. I was going to breeze right over that. My APUSH teacher actually called the right DBQ the 1st 2 years he taught...then last year the students got worked because he didn't even get to Vietnam.
     
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    I know this is a thread originally about racquets so I will get to them, too... but... My guitars:

    1994 Fender DG-22S Natural acoustic
    1970 Martin HD-35 acoutsic
    1998 Taylor Baby Taylor acoutsic
    2006 Guild 12 String acoustic
    2007 Epiphone Wild Kat electric
    2006 Takamine G Series acoutsic


    My Racquets (in order of oldest to newest):

    5x Wilson Sting Mid
    2x Wilson Sting Mid PWS
    1x Head Genesis 660
    1x Head Astral Master (some pink racquet my sister played with twice)
    1x Prince CTS Precision 90
    1x Yonex RQ-7 Nanospeed
    1x Yonex RQ Speed 3
    2x Yonex RQS-33

    The Wilson Sting Mids are my newest purchases, but the oldest ones in the bag...
     
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  25. Mick

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    a dozen would be enough for me :)
     
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    Seriously guys, I told my wife that I would stop buying any more rackets. But then within the last 2 month I bought another 3. what the heck. I think I can't stop this until I lose my job.
     
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  27. VGP

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    Well, I try to limit my "collecting" to frames that I find used to ones that I find for $20 or less......

    As for my actual playing frames, I buy used as well, but I'm willing to pay more. Since I use PS85s and kPS88s, $20 or less doesn't apply 99.9% of the time.
     
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    I lost my job, but that hasn't stopped me. Credit card companies are still very generous:)
     
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    ^As long as you are still making payment on a timely fashion.
     
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