what are these racquets worth?

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  1. leedsfan93

    leedsfan93 New User

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    Hi everyone :)

    I recently acquired two racquets and was wondering of their value. The two racquets are Slazenger Challenge 1 and Slazenger Challenge x-2. Both racquets have been used but are in decent condition but the Challenge x-2 has a replacement grip which is nothing like the original.

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  2. Virginia

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    Welcome, leedsfan93! :)

    Probably not worth very much, but of course, they are great racquets, especially the Challenge No 1, which I believe was produced in Australia and New Zealand, as well as in the UK.

    I don't know too much about the x-2, but I'm sure someone here will be able to tell you something about it.
     
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    thanks i didnt think the x-2 was worth much but when i picked up the No 1 i thought it was a brilliant racquet and saw they were worth around $(AUS)180 on the net but please tell me if i'm wrong :lol:
     
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    $5-10 max op shop.
     
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    ur gotta be joking me. they were selling on e-bay for 90 pounds here
     
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    haha but im an aussie so it prob wont work aye :(
    dont knock leeds lol

    its in reasonably good condition and its incredibly light for a wooden racquet but you might know more about it then me because i only got it recently
     
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    Get your own football team then hahaha or stick to Aussie rules (full of Del Potros!).
     
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    i hate aussie rules lol
    i love football lol

    but with them racquets do know much about them :)
     
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    The Challenge no. 1 is a great old wood racquet, but there are tons of them. I got two recently on e b a y, both in just average condition, with some wear. One cost $9.99 US plus shipping, the other $1.04 plus shipping.

    But the fact that they're available and inexpensive doesn't mean they're not fun to have and hit once in a while. IMO, Slazenger made some of the best wood frames ever.

    Have fun with it.
     
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    Cue: BBC Antiques Roadshow - Special Wood Tennis Edition...
    Valuer: "Well, given the age and condition of the racket, I'd say it would fetch something in the order of...FIFTY...MILLION...POUNDS"
    LeedsFan93: "My goodness! I didn't know it would be worth so much - and to think it's been sitting in the attic all these years!"

    -acknowledgment to the original skit which first aired on the BBC sketch comedy "Big Train", 1999.
     
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    hmm i wonder why that other one went for so much...
    anyway i don't have many wooden frames but you could be right about them being the best
    i fell in love with it when i picked it up lol

    haha don't know that sketch seeing i was only 5 when that happened lol
    the racquet is so awesome it should be worth that much :p
     
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  13. AndrewD

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    But that's about 70 pounds too expensive - for one in mint condition. As far as the X2 is concerned, they are very common and, here in Australia, you wouldn't expect to pay more than $10 for one in good condition.
     
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    Since they are worthless, why don't you give them to me?;)
     
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    I don't see people rushing to bid, much less buy it outright, so yeah 90 pounds is way too much for this racquet.
     
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    ok then thank you for that :)

    haha no way mate. i love them way too much lol

    okay fair enough. wonder why they are asking so much for them then...
    thanks for your help :)
     
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