Whats is this racket? (pictures)

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  1. Nikae

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  2. Torres

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    The name's in the 2nd photo...then you just have Google it.

    I think that might even have been the first racquet I owned when I was a kid. It was blue and I thought it looked really cool. Cheapish stick from what I can remember with 'TwinTube' and 'Pyramid Powah' technology which I thought was really novel at the time! I think they did a greenish one as well in the same/similar line.

    Basically, they were crap. Tinny, a bit hollow and not particularly stable from what I can remember. Not plush at all. Playing with my friend's Dunlop Pro Rev 2 was like driving a Rolls Royce when you're used to a clapped out banger! Still, first love and all that....
     
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  3. gavna

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    I don't think they were cheapish at all........if I remember right that frame and the Pure XL were flagship sticks in the late 90s.......some of the first 28in frames. If I remember right the Pure was the soft stick (Vilas used it on the senior events) and the extreme was the stiffer stick. 1996 I think......I'm sure some Head experts know exactly

    Borg used it and endorsed it - his pic was on the head card - it was a high end frame.
     
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  4. vsbabolat

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    Yes, You are correct sir!! These were high-end frames. They even had Wilander playing the Pure Competition too. The third one was the Supreme Competition that Patty Schnyder used at the beginning of her career.
     
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    I knew you would know:)

    I used the Pure Comp for a summer and just couldn't get used to the 28in length.....I remember the Extreme had a better rep among players.... I think the head card for the Pure had Vilas on it and Borg was on the Extreme.
     
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    They definitely didn't play or feel like a high end frame. We're talking a long time ago now but they couldnt have been too expensive either as I was kid when I bought mine and didn't exactly have money to burn (unless of course, I bought it in a sale).
     
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    Yes, Borg was Extreme and Vilas was Pure. They were also available in standard length. But I don't seem to remember seeing to many of those as XL's were all the rage then......
     
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    When released they were top dollar........highly advertised and within $10 of the Prestige line.
     
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  9. Nikae

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    I am trying to find a good 27.5+ inch frame in last few months, but its impossible! The best one I got so far is Volkl tour 8 but it's in bad shape.
     
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    I owned and played the Pure Competition for a season. They were not low end frames at all.. but high end. The Pure Competition was very HL, soft, thin beam, 102 head size and was a Twin Tube frame. They are very rare and grommets are impossible to find. Indeed Patty Schnyder used the Supreme Competition. A saw her use it at the Family Circle Cup when it was still being held on HH Island. The Pure Competition was one sweet frame but you really had to swing hard and fast to create any decent power despite the frame being in the 12 oz. range.
     
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    Extremmeeee
     
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  12. finalfantasy7

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    thrs a tgk 238.4 on BAY - cost alot though
     
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