todays thrift store find

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  1. KOPT

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    Here are some sticks i found in a big name thrift store near my work(i check there every so often,for some reason they always have at least 4-5 racquets)
    And of course they cost me nearly nothing by todays standarts.All the racquets are in great condition btw,nearly no wear,probably played with very little...Any info,opinions on these would be appretiated.

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    #1 wilson sting,has some kind of weird head protection tape,i also found a roll of it in the bag.
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  2. KOPT

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    #2 Bard Jade Fire,i dunno anything about this brand,saw it 1st time in my life,if anybody has any info on it let me know
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    #3 Wilson Agressor,looks like it is same mold as 6.0 prostaff,it looks exactly the same to me,any info would be appretiated
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  3. Bud

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    A few decent finds :)
     
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  6. plasma

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    usually I use the prostaff; but sometimes.... I use the po' staff
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  7. galain

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    Congrats on the nice finds. I've only once before seen a Sting in that colour scheme - I'm not sure if it was only the blue and black ones that made it out of the US or not.

    The Bard is a beauty. Take it out for a hit and enjoy. I only got to spend a few hours with one many years ago, but I remember it veing a really nice hit. And it has one of the most beautiful paintjobs on a racquet I've seen.
     
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  8. anirut

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    The Sting SC is a fun racket. I have one. Not flexible, but not harsh to have a fun game with.
     
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  9. Deuce

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    I remember those red Stings...

    I also remember Bard frames as being regarded as 'high class', high quality frames - a 'cut above' the rest.
    That's how I remember them being marketed, and how I remember people regarding them.
     
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    I really want to get to a good thrift store. All the ones I've been to have been filled with old-lady clothes.
     
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    That Bard is very cool. You never find those over here.

    I just came back from the local thrift store as well, but all i found was the same boring stuff as always. At least it was cheap, spent 1.40 euro's total for all three.

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  12. KOPT

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    a better picture of a Bard,cant wait till i get to hit with it
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    i used that (director-like) Bard for several years, theres also a smaller (edge-like) counterpart that I'd like to find again. It glistens in the light like a venetian vase. I't softer (yet firmer) than Kournikovas derriere.
     
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    You're killing us !
     
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    Great looking racquet!!!

    They definitely also made a Jade Fire Mid:)
     
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  16. gsquicksilver

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    you're joking right?
     
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    Go away! Stop torturing me!



    (You lucky devil.)
     
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    No he really isn't. Rorsach is a racket finder extraordinaire:):)
     
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    man, 1.40 euro....such a great find!
     
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  20. schu47

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    Rorsach, my man, tell us this is an April Fool's joke. Not even you could get those at a thrift store. That's like the Holy Trinity.
     
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    No joke. I go there twice a week and sometimes i get lucky, this was one of those times.
     
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    Mind sharing what you got? I can't see the pictures. :(
     
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    he has a Jarryd, Borg, Lendl straight flush. he is clearly the chosen one. even turned a pro-t on the dutch river, brilliant!!!
     
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    A-ha! Thanks.
     
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    I'm convinced that there is Feng Shui or some other "mojo" at work!!!!!
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    how the $%$@ does he do it???!?!?!?!?!
     
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    ^^^^ what are you talking about?

    Looking cool is a matter of opinion. Some of us grew up watching their favorite pros swing these models.

    They most definitely can still be played. Don't buy into this crap of decent midsized hefty graphite frames are "unusable."

    As for paying more than $10? Ideally, paying less that $10 for a collectible frame that you could either keep for your personal collection or turn around for ten times or more the profit is a good thing.
     
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    I prefer the latter. Better yet - play with it for a while and then sell it for 10x plus profit.
     
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    Althoguh I havent used the superform xl stan smith (aders jarryd) yet; I have used a lesser but cosmetically similar model the silver fischer powerspot. In numerous ways the fischer monoshaft greatly outperformed the ps 85! I am a certified top teaching pro who uses discontinued racquets exclusively; with over a decade of high level verifiable pro experience. I also competed on an extremely high level. I never ever drop my creds on this forum or in person, but I am qualified and certified to say that the reason why lendl, Jarryd, navratilova, and sampras used vintage mids is becasue racquets like this are the best professional tools ever created. The organizations which certified me, the coaches of the great pros who I mentioned and the individuals who manufacture racquets, will all stand behind me thoroughly on this..
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    Furthermore; what the fhuk are you talking about? these racquets unite us in an emotional, historic experience creating an intelligent and diverse community that insulates us from ignorant masses who worship the staus quo and bow down to $uch pathetic falsehoods....
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    although I don't sell them; I've been offered obscene amounts for various racquets in my collection; ob$cene amounts, I assure you that VGP was being politely conservative with the valuable and genuine wi$dom he was attempting to share with your highly mi$informed @$$.
     
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  29. Bud

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    Nice balls on the PP :shock:

    The lone Elektra!

    Wasn't the Arrow only sold in Europe?
     
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    Amen. The pleasure of dominating modern players using standard head woody's and midsize old school graphite is soo satisfying ! Even Pete Sampras said that he would start his kids out on wood rackets to teach them classic strokes and feel/touch.
     
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  31. KOPT

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    I just played with all three racquets yesterday,worked perfectly fine for me.Its funny how other players react to my vintage racquets.I played in my club with Head Edge and everybody wanted to check my racquet out.One guy even said that i "shouldnt be playing it,its a collectible and should be put on display":)So i guess these racquet are Cool after all.

     
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  32. plasma

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    old photo from my album, would love to find another mint USA Prestige Pro though, mmmm...the Stege Pro was traded to a new friend, apparently he disected it when he got it home and found the area under the original brown peebax to be mint! I often thought of removing the bobbysox looking double vibrazorbs. Both because of their wack placement and the fact that I love original vibrazorbs which are far better and smoother performing than sleek modern rubber dampeners. After 20 years the Zorbs melt and leave Zorbidue (vibra-slime), I decided to leave the femenine puffballs in place and heed the words of the torah ("be humble in the face of derision, my child"), even though I am still ridiculed and ruthlessly mabout the double puff balls to this very day!!! oy vey!
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    I'll miss having such a perfect flawless, friendly, specimen of a Prestige Pro; but really am not a head collector at all, I sometimes get them to trade to friends who obsess over them, like I dream of kneissl white stars, new gtx's and Boris Becker world champions.

    the graphite pro plays just as well as the prestige pro. Prestige pro also has some extra awesome dampening though. Graphite pro is like being in a powerful but bumpy fighter jet....built for deadly performance, not comfort babe. graphite pro performs better than any racquet on the market.
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    At the end of the day, she was perfect but too stiff for me, and her hoop was a bit big for me...
     
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  33. KOPT

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    more of my finds,woodies

    Wilson Jack Kramer Fight
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    Dunlop Maxply Fort
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  34. KOPT

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    todays find TAD(T.A.Davis Co) $2.99
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    I think that TAD davis are the #1 traditional wood racquet, in terms of aesthetic merit, nice score..great pics of the the "Black Jack" /"Kramer Flight", kudos to wilson for keeping the same graphics on the St.Vincent Kramer Staff...."tradition"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRdfX7ut8gw
    because of our traditions each of us knows who we are, and what the big fallafel upstairs expects of us...
    at 3 I went to hebrew school, at age 10 I learned my trade...may your grommets say soft and never go brittle, may your h**** racquets arrive safely without headrash, may you establish traditions and cultivate your own gardens, so that your life is not shaky, like a Fiddler on a Roof...
     
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  36. Bud

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    Wilson SC2000 with PWS

    I picked up a pristine SC2000 today for $5... flawless, original leather grip (4 1/2), etc.
     
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  37. Bud

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    Wilson SC2000 with PWS

    I picked up a pristine SC2000 today for $5... flawless, original leather grip (4 1/2), etc.

    TT seems to be having some server problems, lately.

    Sorry for the double post.
     
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