Timeline?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by A D, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. A D

    A D New User

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    Does anyone know any links to see how the racquet has evolved over the last few decades?
     
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  2. A D

    A D New User

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    If nobody knows, how about starting a thread where we each add one or a few dates where a technological advancement was made, like this:


    1976/ Prince first introduced the mondo 110-square-inch head.
     
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  3. @ce

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    1979/Head Vector. Each string was individually strung. Man I loved that racquet. Break a string, pop another one in.
     
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  4. anirut

    anirut Legend

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    Approximations only, please.

    1980 (+/- 1 year) :

    - Wilson's PWS
    - Graphite / Composite rackets

    1983 (+/- 1) :
    - Pro Kennex's Micro System. They use very fine guage strings and the pattern was like 20 x 22 (or 22 x 24?) for an 85 sq in head with quite low tension. Very soft on the arm. The technology didn't live long ...

    - Rossignol's "Inverted Bridge".


    1986 (+/-1 year) :

    - Introduction of graphite-ceramic rackets

    1990 (+/-1 year) :

    - Prince's CTS.
    - Prince's Double-bridge.

    ... Then I was out of the circuit for a long while ...
     
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  5. A D

    A D New User

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    Wow, impressive.
    Let's keep this thread going..
     
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