The greatest racquets of all time - LIST

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  1. fujitsu77

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    Hi everyone

    I thought it would be interesting to see which racquet the majority of people here think is the greatest classic frame of ALL-TIME!

    I plan to make a poll out of this so that everyone can vote on which classic racquet they think is the greatest.

    Before I make a poll though, I just want some opinions as to which racquets should be on the poll (list all the racquets here. then I'll put the racquets in a poll and we'll vote on them)

    (I'll start the list with a couple of the most obvious racquets)

    LIST

    Head PC600

    POG MID

    POG OS

    Wilson Prostaff 85

    Wilson Prostaff 90

    Wilson Prostaff 95
     
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  3. jdeloach

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    Yonex RDS001
    Wilson Tour 90
    POG
    Wilson PS 85
    Lots of woodies
     
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  4. fujitsu77

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    Yonex RDS001 and the Tour 90 aren't classics - but the rest fit in
     
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  5. anirut

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    Rossignol F200
     
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  6. drakulie

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    PS 85, hands down. I also noticed Volkl did not make the list. :)
     
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  7. federermcenroeagassi

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    neither did any brands ohter than head, wilson, prince
     
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  8. rainmaker

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    does head classic tour mp count?
     
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  9. 300Gkid

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    i'm thinkin Dunlop Max 200G:D
     
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  10. fujitsu77

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    you guys can add stuff to my list. I just started out with some very basic, well known racquets.

    I want some of your opinions so that I take all the racquets mentioned in this thread and turn it into a poll, where we can vote for the "most classic racquet"

    I'll add another racquet:

    Dunlope Max200G
     
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  11. fujitsu77

    fujitsu77 Semi-Pro

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    exactly what I was thinking!
     
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  12. jdeloach

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    Sorry....I didn't pay attention well in school!
     
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  13. Tour 90

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    For Drakulie, C10 Pro. VOLKL.
    JK!
    Seriously though I gaurantee you that the PS85 wins. I hope it does as I have two and it's the only one of my racquets that is gonna be in the poll.
     
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  14. vsbabolat

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    HEAD Graphite Edge
    HEAD Prestige Pro 600
    HEAD Prestige Classic 600
    HEAD Pro Tour 630

    Dunlop Max 200G
    Dunlop Maxply McEnroe (wood)

    Wilson Pro Staff 85
    Wilson Ultra II Midsize

    Rossignol F 200
    Rossignol F 250

    Kneissl White Star Master
    Kneissl White Star Areo 20

    Prince Graphite 90
    Prince Graphite 110

    Fischer Vacuum Pro 90
    Fischer Vacuum Pro 98 (Kafelnikov's original racquet)
     
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  15. gonzalocatalino

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    Your limited sense of perception "only noticed" that volkl did not make the list... but you do not make any commentary with respect to the absence of Yonex, Dunlop, Fischer or Babolat.

    this post demonstrates how stupid and negative is your attitude, that it does not contribute anything to the subject and is only directed to a selected group of people...



    on topic:
    besides the classics all people know (POGĀ“s, PS6.0 adn PC600), i need to mention the slaz. pro braided, the Volkl C10 and probably some of the Boris Becker Pumas!!
     
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  16. Tour 90

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    Calm down, he is just making a little play at Volkl, who cares?
     
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  17. anirut

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    Add PK BlackAce to the list, please ...

    Not much known, not much public appearances, but it's one hell of a classic.
     
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  18. snoflewis

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    lol...you sure about the PS 90?
     
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  19. thejackal

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    What about in 25 years? I say PD, APD and the O3s. Maybe the N6-1 95, if the k factor update is bad.
     
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  20. fujitsu77

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    Update

    Alright, here's an updated list:

    Head PC600

    POG MID

    POG OS

    Wilson Prostaff 85

    Wilson Prostaff 95

    PK BlackAce

    Dunlop Max 200G

    Dunlop Maxply McEnroe (wood)

    Rossignol F 200

    Rossignol F 250

    Kneissl White Star Master

    Kneissl White Star Areo 20

    Fischer Vacuum Pro 98

    head classic tour mp


    **by the way, thanks for the great list vsbabolat :D
     
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  21. anirut

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    The woodies:

    Dunlop Maxply Fort
    Wison JK Autograph
    Slazenger Challenge (or Challanger?)
     
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  22. anirut

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    Aluminum:

    Head Professional (Red Head)
    PDP Open

    edit, added Al:
    Prince Classic
    Prince Pro

    Also wood composite:

    Head Vilas
    Prince Woodie
    PK GoldenAce

    Fiberglass days:

    Head Arthur Ashe Competition I, II, III
    Head LC
    Yamaha YFG series
     
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  23. VGP

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    If you're adding woodies, you gotta add the Wilson Jack Kramer Autograph and Pro Staff, too.
     
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  24. anirut

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    Yep, VGP, I forgot the JK Prostaff (inspite of having one!).

    So, another woodie:

    Wilson JK Prostaff
     
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  25. fujitsu77

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    Update

    Head PC600

    POG MID

    POG OS

    Wilson Prostaff 85

    Wilson Prostaff 95

    PK BlackAce

    Dunlop Max 200G

    Dunlop Maxply McEnroe (wood)

    Rossignol F 200

    Rossignol F 250

    Kneissl White Star Master

    Kneissl White Star Areo 20

    Fischer Vacuum Pro 98

    head classic tour mp

    Wilson JK Prostaff

    Head Professional (Red Head)

    Prince Classic

    Head Vilas

    Prince Woodie

    PK GoldenAce

    Prince Pro

    Head Arthur Ashe Competition I, II, III

    Head LC

    Yamaha YFG series

    Slazenger Challenge(r)

    **thanks anirut and VGP :D :D
    **this is getting to be a good list!
     
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  26. drakulie

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    You post with such passion. I am glad to see I am the cause of it.
    Now if you could only find other passions in your life, rather than relying on me.
     
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  27. federermcenroeagassi

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    gonzalocatalino, very good post. in my limited couple of months hear so far, ive noticed the not so grate atitude of drakulei to, but you r the first to say something. well done

    (plz do not involev me in flame war, im just saying wat i see... read...)
     
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  28. federermcenroeagassi

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    i think u should add PS Tour 90...
     
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  29. fujitsu77

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    wil do, but i'll add it once we get a couple more racquets onto the list

    **I actually had it on there before. I must have forgot to type it up on my second list update.
     
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  30. vsbabolat

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    The name of that Slazenger is Slazenger Challenge No. 1.

    Also you have to add the Jack Kramer Autograph it was made from 1948 to 1983. Don't forget the Dunlop Maxply Fort 1933-1983. If a racquet last more than 2 years now it's a miracle.
     
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  31. fujitsu77

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    New Update

    Head PC600

    POG MID

    POG OS

    Wilson Prostaff 85

    Wilson Prostaff 90

    Wilson Prostaff 95

    PK BlackAce

    Dunlop Max 200G

    Dunlop Maxply McEnroe (wood)

    Rossignol F 200

    Rossignol F 250

    Kneissl White Star Master

    Kneissl White Star Areo 20

    Fischer Vacuum Pro 98

    head classic tour mp

    Wilson JK Prostaff

    Head Professional (Red Head)

    Prince Classic

    Head Vilas

    Prince Woodie

    PK GoldenAce

    Prince Pro

    Head Arthur Ashe Competition I, II, III

    Head LC

    Yamaha YFG series

    Slazenger Challenge No. 1

    Jack Kramer Autograph

    Dunlop Maxply Fort


    **thanks for the updates guys
     
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  32. rainmaker

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    alright!!! let's start the poll.....

    then we'll debate!!!!
     
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  33. fujitsu77

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    OK. This is what I'm going to do. Since there are 28 racquets, and you can only have 10 items in a poll, I'm going to make three different polls. Then, we can take the top three from each poll and put them into one final poll to determine which racquet is the best.
     
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  34. AAAA

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    Is Fischer Vacuum Pro 98 correct?

    There is
    a Fischer Vacuum Pro Classic 90 (Stich)
    a Fischer Vacuum Pro Classic 98 (Carl Uwe Steeb plus others)
    a Fischer VT(Vacuum Technik) Pro 98 (Kafelnikov, Phillipe DeWulf)
     
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  35. fujitsu77

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    It's the Fischer Vacuum Pro Classic 98.
     
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  36. vsbabolat

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    The original Fischer Vacuum Pro Midplus or 98 that was made from about 1991-1995 when Kafelnikov came on tour. Then Fischer started calling it VT Pro 98. It's last incarnation was the Fischer Pro Number one. That is the racquet I am talking about.
     
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  37. anirut

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    Fujitsu,

    Sorry to be a bit picky here. I just went to see the poll threads and there's a problem.

    The rackets are listed in a mix of woodies, aluminums, fiberglasses and graphites. This makes it very difficut to judge as each material type has its own classic stick.

    Is there a way the poll can be adjusted/corrected? Just a suggestion.

    Cheers!
     
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  38. fujitsu77

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    All right, let me try to sort things out.

    Do you think I should just delete those polls and start new ones?
     
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  39. Sagittar

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    PS 90 , slazenger challenge series are quite great
     
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  40. Duzza

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    Wow, 3 of the 4 racquets I've owned is on that list.
     
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    Gamma Big Bubba
    Wilson W3 Gypsy Rose
    Wilson Hyper Sledge Hammer (only 7.5 ounces!)
    Prince Mach 1000
     
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  42. vkartikv

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    Fischer VT Pro 98
    Yonex Super RD Tour 90
    Head PC 600
     
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  43. Slaz

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    Don't flame me but the Babolat Pure Drive should be in that list !

    You like it or you hate it , it's up to you. But this stick has been on the tour for quite ten years now and it has helped a lot of player to win a slam.

    Finally, it is the most sold racket in the world nowadays.
     
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  44. bcsax123

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    Wow my Davis Imperial deluxe is twice that weight!

    Pure Drive should be on the list. It's really fun to play with, just barely using any power and the ball manages to go over the net:)
     
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  45. BounceHitBounceHit

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    And another woodie.............

    TAD Davis!!

    oh, and did anyone already say the Dunlop Maxply Forte?
     
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  46. La Bomba

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    Wilson Prostaff Tour 90 and the Babolat Pure Drive.
     
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  47. JW10S

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    Best wood racquets: Dunlop Maxply Fort, Wilson Jack Kramer Autograph, Spalding Pancho Gonzalez Autograph, Slazenger Challenge #1, Prince Woodie

    Best aluminum racquets: Head Professional, Spalding Smasher, Prince Original Oversize

    Best steel racquets: Wilson T2000, Slazenger Steel

    Best composite: Head Prestige, Wilson Pro Staff, Prince Graphite
     
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  48. Mick

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    Wow. I can't believe I am the only one here that likes this racquet.

    [​IMG]
     
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  49. N23

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    Let's see. I used these in HS and College.

    Puma Becker Winner
    Yonex RQ180
    Yonex RD7
    Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1
     
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  50. donnyz89

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    classics can be recent frames too right? I'm not old enough and most of us are under 20 according to a poll made up about age very few months.

    so here it is:

    puredrive
    ncode 6.1
    prince diablo? c'mon, theres gotta be someone other than me using this goodie.
     
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