Wilson Legacy (Wood)

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  1. Baxter

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    I was wondering if there are any other examples of this unusual technology. I played with one when they were new and have fond memories.
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    Wilson also made an aluminum model with a similar shape....must have been one of the first STING models. Has a nice cross hatch throat piece with strings exiting on angles. Also a nice collectable.

    Apart from these two, this shape remains pretty unique.

    There are some snow shoe designs but these Wilsons have peculiar angles.

    Certainly not attractive, hence collectable. How did they play?
     
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  3. Baxter

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    I absolutely loved that racquet (it's my "Rosebud"). I went from hacker to 4.0 in about two years with it. I replaced it with a Max 200G and sold it back then for $40. I bought it new, and remember thinking that I had the coolest, most high tech toy on the planet.
     
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  4. coachrick

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    The Legacy is an absolute beast! Mine is over 14oz...hurts just to hold it! You're a tougher man than I am if you could play with that!
     
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  5. retrowagen

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    My first decent racquet was one of the 'snowshoe' Wilson aluminum Stings. As a young, fashion-conscious teenager in California in 1982, I took a fair amount of ribbing for using it, but it actually hit rather well for an aluminum alloy frame, and I got better rapidly to the point of warranting nicer gear (a Head Graphite Vector, then Kneissl White Star Pro Masters) shortly thereafter.

    The Legacy is beautiful and weird, though I can't imagine playing a tournament with it, then or now.
     
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  6. Baxter

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    I used one in several tournaments back in the day. I never realized how heavy it was, but since it was my first "real" racket, and not a hand me down from my parents, I had nothing to compare it to. I must say my game improved rather dramatically after moving on to the Max 200G.

    If anyone has specs on this racket I would love to see them.
     
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