Which newer racquets will become classics?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Tour 90, Dec 5, 2006.

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Which ones will become classics? You can choose more than one.

Poll closed Aug 31, 2009.
  1. Wilson nsix one 95

    24 vote(s)
    26.7%
  2. Yonex RDS 001

    29 vote(s)
    32.2%
  3. Pro Kennex Redondo

    25 vote(s)
    27.8%
  4. Babolat Pure Drive

    43 vote(s)
    47.8%
  5. Dunlop Mfil 200 / 300

    8 vote(s)
    8.9%
  6. Prince 03 Tour original

    4 vote(s)
    4.4%
  7. Other (please specify)

    11 vote(s)
    12.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Tour 90

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    This is a multiple option poll. I would have to say pure drive (though I hate to admit it, too many people love it), nsix one 95, and redondos.
    If you pick other, please include which one.
    ps, even though they are still produced, I did not include PS85/95, POG, or Prestige Classic because they are already classics.
     
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  2. DRtenniS1112

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    Yonex will jump in with a few I bet. Perhaps the RDX 500 or the newer RDS eventually.
     
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  3. federermcenroeagassi

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    yonex rds 001, pure drive, and other (flexpoint radical, any one of them, most likely tour)
     
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  4. SFrazeur

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    This does bring of the question whether or not the Babolat Pure Drive is a classic or just infamous. The same could actually be said about the PS 85.

    I voted Pure Drive, I think in ten years a lot of people will certainly still be playing with the woofer tech Pure Drive, even perhaps on tour past then.
     
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  5. BreakPoint

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    Although, I haven't yet tried it, but based upon Craig Clark's and others' reviews so far, I'd say the new Wilson K-Six-One Tour 90 has a very high potential to become a "classic". :D
     
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  6. AAAA

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    To become a classic does a racquet need to be widely available, be around for a relatively long time so a following can build up and also top player endorsement adds that intangible desirability that helps to increase the 'fan-base' and create the lore surrounding the racquet.

    These days companies tend to change/update the line too quickly.
     
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  7. katastrof

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    Most of these will probably be blown out of proportion, soon after they're discontinued.
     
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  8. AJK1

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    Wilson K90 will blow them all away.
     
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  9. jace112

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    RDX500 I guess
     
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  10. power_play21

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    redondo? r u serious?

    ive never even seen anyone use it other then ppl in this forum, and ive been playing tennis 7 X a week for over 10 years now.
     
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  11. tennisguy2121

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    Exactly. Thank You.
     
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  12. chess9

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    Redondo is a very nice stick. I voted for it and the Yonex and the Babolat. I own the Yonex. :)

    -Robert
     
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  13. nickb

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    Where are the tour 90s and ncode 90's?

    My favourite racquets of all time...
     
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  14. katastrof

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    Which means it will probably be a "cult" stick, n'est-ce pas?
     
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  15. Tennis Man

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    Only Yonex RDS 001 and Wilson n6.1 Tour 90 (if you had one there) ... The rest arguably don't have enough following among pros and "classic" specs, IMHO.
     
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  16. joe sch

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    Original Tour 90 since Federer started playing with it, and probably still does, atleast its the closest stock racket to his current pj. Its also the racket that Sampras was demo'ing for transition before retirement.
     
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  17. coolblue123

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    i heard that the BPD is really designed by Prokennex? So shouldn't it be the PK PD then? =)
     
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  18. Tennis Man

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    It's more likely manufactured by PK in China but it is designed in France by Babolat team.
     
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  19. DrewRafter8

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    Yes, I am the homer who is going to vote for his own stick. Cast my vote for the Fischer MSpeed 98" standard weight. It's comfortable and I LOVE IT!!

    Now that I've got that out of my system, I can now return to the doldrums of everyday life.
     
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  20. slice bh compliment

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    Standard weight...is that the heavier one?
    I love it, too (the heavier one).

    I have a Fischer Pro No. 1, too. Both are classics. N6.1 90 is a shoo-in for 'classic' status whether RF uses something like it or not.

    I think the Volkl c10 pro and the DNX 10 have a chance at being considered classics....or at least cult classics.
     
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  21. Ripper

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    Oh, I'm sure the RDX500 will become a classic; I'm surprised it wasn't on the poll.
     
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  22. Tennis Man

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    I totally agree. Missed it, too.
     
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  23. DrewRafter8

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    Yep, heavier one. I really liked the Pro No. 1 when I used to have one. Wish I'd never had sold it. The MSpeed seems to be just a bit more low powered. I think I've converted my brand loyalty to Fischer.
     
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  24. donnyz89

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    just because its a nice stick, doesnt mean its a "classic"

    to be a classic, it needs to be remembered. to say redondo is a classic is ridicules... which pros uses it? who will remember it? the two most easily recognized and popular sticks are the 6.1 and puredrive. and O3 tour comes behind...
     
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  25. Tour 90

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    Just because the redondo is not widely used doesn't mean it can't become a cult status racquet. It is actually very nicely made and many on these boards covet it. I play about 5-7 times a week and I never see any POG's, does that mean that they aren't classic? Don't mean to sound harsh but I am pretty sure that people will be begging for the Redondo in about 20 years.
    PS I was going to add the n90, but more people use the 95 and then everyone would think I did it just because I own it. Probably should've swapped it for the 03 tour.
     
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  26. EliteNinja

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    midsized, of course.
     
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  27. milo

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    how about yonex rd ti80
     
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  28. donnyz89

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    I have seen POGs... and it is the ONLY old racquet I've ever seen... I have also seen the old prostaffs... only once though.

    95% of the people use newer models of racquets, even teaching pros dont bother with older frames. which shows how hard for a racquet to stick around... can you honestly say 20 years from now you will see a RDX500 around? m-fil? or ANY racquet on that list for that matter? define classic... classic to the people or classic for us overracting racquet nuts?
     
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  29. Duzza

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    Please explain?!
     
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  30. Duzza

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    Pure Drive definitely. People will think about this era, look at old footage maybe and see how many Pro's used it.
     
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