You favorite racquet design

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Tennis Man, Sep 12, 2006.

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Most attractive design

  1. Babolat Aero/Pure Drive

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  2. Dunlop M-Fil

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  3. Head Flexpoint/Liquidmetal

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  4. Prince O3

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  5. Wilson PS/nCode

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  6. Yonex RDX/RDS

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  7. Other

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  1. Tennis Man

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    Forget about playability. What was the most appealing racquet line to you before you actually tested it? I mean the look, the shape, the colour, the feel, etc.
     
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  2. tarheels2323

    tarheels2323 Semi-Pro

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    The Pro Staff Original 6.0 (St. Vincent). I just got one from someone on these boards (thanks again!) and I remember the days when Sampras would weild one of these as the greatest player in the game... it's just so elegant.
     
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  3. emcee

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    The O3's look pretty sweet, esp the White, Tour, and Hybrid Tour.
     
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  4. thejackal

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    The nBlade has the best finish IMO. If only they can update the 6-1s with that kinda of shiny paintjob.
     
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  5. Povl Carstensen

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    Dunlop MW 200 '95 or '90.
     
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  6. TripleB

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    Rossignol F-200

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  7. Steve Huff

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    Le Coq Sportif 3-pronged shaft. The one that Noah used or Tanner used at the end of his career. Nothing sleeker.
     
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  8. uovagabond

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    dunlop HM 200g's, the contrast of yellow and black with dunlop written down the sides +the visible carbon weave and shiny finish still makes me smile. this is a bonus since they play so well too.
     
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  9. saqdeez

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    mspeed is a badass looking racket. Shiny black with green and red text. It beats the hell out of ugly head radicals
     
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  10. Will888

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    the yonex 001 is the Ferrari of tennis racquets. Sweet yellow with hot black paint on the side. Great looking racquet and ith so much feel when hitting the ball.
     
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  11. Bogie

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    tecnifibre t-fight 335 18x20 is a sick racquet. paint scheme is badass + perfect specs
     
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  12. dunlopjew

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    its all about the dunlop m-fil line for me. mfil 300 is the nicest looking racquet out there with the bright red and silver.....damn nice.
     
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  13. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Volkls are horrible.
     
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  14. stormholloway

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    Donnay Flex Pro
     
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  15. Tennis Man

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    Please, post pictures of the older and/or less know frames if you can. Thanks.
     
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  16. anirut

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    Slazenger X1
    Prince O3 line

    Prince CTS line
    Rossignol Inverted Bridge line
    PK Black Ace
    Dunlop BlackMax
    Head Graphite Edge

    Wilson Legacy (wood + boron)
    Donnay Borg Pro (and more of the same design line)
    Wilson Advantage (wood)
    Wilson Lady Advantage (wood)
     
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  17. Soundog

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    I can think of 3 ground breakers which in their time were truly works of art :

    1) The Head Arthur Ashe. When everybody was using clunky old wood frames with single shafts, Head brought out the very sleek Arthur Ashe - a sculpture made of fibreglass foam sandwiched between 2 thin plates of aluminium. It was the first double shafted racket I remember seeing ( or was it the Head XRC ? ) and was the ground breaker for the design of virtually all modern rackets. It still looks great. The only problem was that it played like a board with no power. Lots of spin and angles though which is how Arthur Ashe beat Jimmy Connors at Wimbledon. It also had a really neat whistling sound when you swung it through the air.

    2) The Fisher superform. It had a pentagonal head and is one of the most aesthetically pleasing frames ever designed. It was a real crowd stopper and was used by Stan Smith and John Alexander for years. Despite its sleek design, it actually weighed a tonne and was very stiff, being made of some sort of graphite reinforced composite.

    3) The very thin and shiny Jimmy Connors Wilson T-2000 with the crown and wrap stringing system. While other rackets looked like muscley Navratilovas by comparison, the T-2000 was the svelte Kournikova of its day. Nobody has brought that back to life, but the closest thing I can think of is the Babolat woofer system.

    The design innovators seemed to be much more adventurous back then...
     
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  18. Tennis Man

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    I just wish someone could find and post the pictures of those beauties :)
     
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  19. Janne

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    I voted for others. I usually take a liking to retro looking racquets like the POG, PS 6.0, i.Prestige, PC 600, SRD Tour etc.
     
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  20. jmsx521

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    The Guy Forget racket he used 10+ years ago (with the curves on the 3 and 9); what was that racket?
     
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  21. Punisha

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    new james blake racquet
     
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  22. anirut

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    Was it the Major X1 or something?
     
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