Which racquet should I add to my collection?

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  1. vintagefan

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    My stash so far:

    Puma BB Super
    PS 6.0 85 SV
    Prince Woodie
    POG II
    Wilson Jack Kramer PS woodie

    Is there anything out there that doesn't hit like anything in my collection and I really should try it out? Thanks!
     
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  2. gavna

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    Dunlop Maxply Fort.......see why it was pretty much unchanged for over 50 years.

    Donnay Allwood (or Allwood B Borg) and Head Vilas - classic woodies from the 70s. (The Borg Pro horrible - a must have in the collection but plays like poop)

    200G - cool injection molded frame that hits like nothing else. Can warp like a mofo but an early 80s classic.
     
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  3. Autodidactic player

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    Give the Wilson T-2000 a try. Wilson made millions of them - literally -so they are easy to find and inexpensive. Play a couple of hours with that racket and you will really appreciate how good Jimmy Connors was!
     
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  5. Tennis Man

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    It's a good start. You must have the following:

    Dunlop MAX 200G
    Head Prestige Pro
    Head Prestige Classic 600
    Wilson n90
    Wilson k90
    just to name a few :)
     
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    Dunlop max 200g since its a graphite that plays more like a woody and and quite different than your becker, sampras, and chang graphites.

    May want to try a midsize open throat woody since they were the last wood transitions before the composites and play more powerful than the standard head woods. I recommend the prokennex golden ace that was played by Jose Luis Clerk
     
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    Nice start, but Snauwaert Ergonom is a must if you want to be part of the big boys club. It definitely plays differently from any of those you have.
     
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    I have a Blackburne (the racket with two string beds) in my collection...if you can find one it definitely grabs attention.
     
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  9. slowfox

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    Kneissl White Star
    Rossignol F200
     
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  10. vintagefan

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    Which version is the best? I noticed they have "light", "medium", etc. ratings on the sides.
     
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  11. slowfox

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    Just guessing, but I'd say go for the light. It may weigh the same as today's "heavier" frames (probably around 12 oz).
     
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  12. gavna

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    Yea wood weights ranged from 350+ grams for "light" all the way to over +450 for a "heavy"......look for a light or light/medium maybe a medium. Even they are heavier - due to the head size and weight distribution it's not that bad to what you are used to with modern frames.
     
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  13. gavna

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    Good idea but look for a Head Edgewood (a mid size vision of the Head Vilas) and very very nice stick. Also a Slazenger V24 (Vilas stick from early 80s) also made famous by Pat Cash and that awesome 5 setter he lost to Lendl at the USO semis.

    Kennex was meh..........when JL Clerc left Rossi he did this deal with PK and disappeared off the rankings......
     
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  14. gavna

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    F200 a good one.......super soft and comfortable. NOT a s&v stick but nothing better than playing on clay with one.
     
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  15. yonexRx32

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    Open throat woodie

    Would Le Coq Sportif Concept 3 Yannick Noah qualify?
     
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  16. gavna

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    Both the woodies he used LCS Cresendo (just a repaint of the adidas Nastase Comp) and TCO oversize he used as good calls. Cresendo IMPOSSIBLE to find but the TCOs show up fairly often on *bay from Europe.
     
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  17. Steve_j_theo

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    Adidas GTX Pro :)
     
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  18. vintagefan

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    Which version of the White Star?
     
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  19. vintagefan

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    Would you recommend going for "heavy" to build shoulder/arm strength? I don't have problem swinging the Prince Woodie at ~13-14oz.
     
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  20. gavna

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    We just learned with heavy wood sticks.......I was 8 or 9 and playing with light/mediums and mediums.......heavy just hits so solid.
     
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    Yep, I've got one in n.o.s. condition.
     
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