Your Racquet Timeline

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by novak.20v, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. novak.20v

    novak.20v Rookie

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    Just curious what racquets everyone has been through since starting to play tennis (in order).

    Mine:
    Wilson Hammer 6.2
    Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.6 Rollers
    Wilson Hyper Hammer 6.6 Rollers
    Wilson Hyper Prostaff 7.6 Rollers
    Babolat Pure Drive (2nd Generation)
    Wilson Hyper Prostaff 6.1 Midplus
    Völkl Tour 10 Mid (1st Generation)
    Wilson BLX Six.One Tour 90
    Head YOUTEK IG Prestige Pro (Current)
     
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  2. TheBoom

    TheBoom Hall of Fame

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    N-code N-4
    Wilson k 6.1 tour 90
    Head microgel radical mp
    Dunlop 4d 500 tour
    Dunlop biomimetic 300 tour
    Prince Ignite 95
    Babolat Pure Drive roddick GT 2009 (current)
     
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  3. Say Chi Sin Lo

    Say Chi Sin Lo Legend

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    Misc. junior racquets
    Head Ti. Heat (~1 year)
    Prince Precision Response Ti. (~2 years)
    Dunlop Hotmelt 200g (~1 year)
    Head i.Prestige Mid (~5 years)
    Prince NXG Graphite Mid (for like a month...)
    Head Prestige Classic 600 (~5 years)
    Wilson BLX Six.One Tour 90 (current)
     
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  4. Kam2010

    Kam2010 Rookie

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    Wilson Avenger (kid, racket looked good, never really that interested in tennis)
    Wilson Europa Ace (mess around not serious about tennis)
    Dunlop Evo 255 (Loved it, so light and yet so powerful!)
    Aeropro Drive Cortex (Yes I was one of those)
    Pro Staff 6.1 Classic (Started getting a lot more interested in tennis and a bad habbit of buying rackets)
    Pro Staff 85 st v
    Head Youtek Speed MP
    Technifibre T Fight 320
    N90
    Then I can't remember **** load up until I had around 60+
    Now I use whatever, if I play serious games, APD, K90 or ps85 wierd?
     
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  5. Magnetite

    Magnetite Professional

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    Some old wood racket my dad had that I could barely lift.

    A Rucanor junior racket.

    Random Wilson junior racket.

    Wilson Pro Staff Junior Racket

    3 Head Muster blue rackets Trisys.

    3 Zebra Radicals extended.

    3 Ti. Radicals

    3 Head Microgel Radicals (just got these because the Ti. Rads were feeling too stiff, especially with polys).
     
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  6. rev200g

    rev200g Rookie

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    Vancouver, Canada
    From 1979 to the present:
    Bancroft wood racquet (1979)
    Dunlop wood racquet -not Maxply:( (1980)
    Spalding Speedshaft -wood frame with modern "v" throat (1980-1983)
    Some unknown brand aluminum racquet (1983-1990)
    Yonex R-20 (1990-1995)
    Yonex R-22 (1990-1995)
    Dunlop Revelation 200G (1996-2010)
    Dunlop HM 300G (2008)
    Dunlop Muscleweave 200G (2008)
    Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 (2010-present time)
    Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 (2011)
    Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 Tour (2011-present time)
    Dunlop Biomimetic 200 (2013-present time)
     
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  7. Venetian

    Venetian Professional

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    Beginning in 2001 when I took a real interest in the game:
    Misc Prince racquet from Sports Authority
    Some terrible Yonex tweener
    Prince Precision Response Ti
    Hyper ProStaff 6.1
    Hyper Prostaff 6.0 Tour 95
    Prince Tour Diablo MP
    ProStaff 6.1 Classic
    Head Flexpoint Radical MP
    Babolat Drive Z Mid
    Currently demoing...
     
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  8. seekay

    seekay Semi-Pro

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    Skipping past my junior racquet and low-quality metal frames...

    Prince Vortex SB MP (97 square inches)
    Prince Extender Thunder 880PL (122)
    Prince Thunderstick OS (110)
    Prince TT Airstick B950 MP (100)
    Prince More Approach OS (105)
    Prince Tour Diablo MP (100)
    Wilson nTour Two MP (95)
    Wilson kBlade Tour (93)
    Prince Tour Diablo Mid (93)
    Yonex RDS 001 Mid (90)
    Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 Mid (85)
    Wilson K Pro Staff 88 (88, duh)
    Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six.One 90 (90)

    In retrospect, I'm mad at my high school self for wanting racquets with high power ratings. That guy was an idiot who was perfectly capable of generating power.

    I should have stuck with the Vortex for a lot longer; it was a decent tweener before that was a market segment. I'm pretty sure I would have gotten better more quickly if I'd used that instead of the big oversized frames.
     
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  9. Pure Babs

    Pure Babs Rookie

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    Cheap crappy head titanium
    Babolat pure drive team
    Babolat pure drive cortex
    Babolat pure drive gt
    -- Shoulder/arm injury
    Wilson nblade 98
    Head Youtek Prestige Pro
    Head Youtek IG Prestige MP (Current)
     
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  10. OldFedIsOld

    OldFedIsOld Professional

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    Playing racquets
    1.Wilson Pro Staff 85
    2.Wilson N-Code Tour 90
    3.Wilson K-six one tour 90
    4.Pro-kennex silver ace 90 (Current)

    Fun racquets
    Head prestige Mid
    Dunlop 300 tour
    Babolat pure storm tour
    Wilson BLX prostaff 95
     
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  11. jonnyjack

    jonnyjack Rookie

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    - Some crappy Wilson from Big 5 that I cracked slamming the net many tkmes throughout matches in high school :)
    - Wilson Sledgehammer 6.3 (Yes, another crappy Wilson from Big 5...)
    - Babolat Pure Drive Team Oversize
    - Yonex RDS 003
    - Yonex RDiS 100 Midplus
     
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  12. McLovin

    McLovin Hall of Fame

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    I've done this drill a couple of times now, but its always fun...

    Wilson T-2000
    Head Arthur Ashe Competition
    Yonex R-27
    Yonex R-50 "Pat Cash"
    Prince Graphite Comp
    Donnay Pro One (Yellow)
    Prince Graphite Mid
    Prince CTS Blast
    Yonex RQ 420
    Yonex Cyborg 2700
    Wilson Pro Staff Classic 4.2si
    Wilson Hammer 6.2 "Skunk"
    Yonex RD Power 10 Long Mid+
    Fischer Pro Tour FT (red)
    Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 +
    Babolat Pure Control + "Swirly"
    Fischer M-Comp 95
    Volkl C10 Pro
    Fischer M-Pro No 1
    Pacific X Force Pro
     
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  13. TfReAk

    TfReAk Rookie

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    Started playing tennis about 9 years ago when is was 20 yrs. My rackets were:
    Wilson 5.2 hyper carbon (grey)
    Wilson 5.3 mp (95)
    Head LM radical MP
    Dunlop ag 200 (16*19)
    Wilson K90
    Head I.prestige MP
    Head mg radical MP

    As a collector I also have 2 prestige 600 and a PS85 reissue
     
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  14. Alchemy-Z

    Alchemy-Z Hall of Fame

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    Wilson Ncode N4 - (about a year)
    Wilson k factor team zen (was my birthday gift from my brother)
    used it about a year

    up to this point I played two years recreation only.

    Joined USTA league in 2010 demoed several rackets
    Babolat APD Cortex(first season fall and spring)
    Babolat APD GT (6 months of second seson then went back to the Cortex)

    Currently using a friends Babolat Aero Storm ...like the weight and the smaller head size trying a few others in the 95-98 head size.
     
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  15. DeShaun

    DeShaun Banned

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  16. paul_tennis

    paul_tennis Rookie

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    Started playing with a cheap Wilson Federer GrandSlam Limited Edition
    Wilson K 6.1 95 Team
    Wilson K Pro Staff 88
    Wilson BLX 6.1 Tour 90 (Current)
     
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  17. SharkysMV1

    SharkysMV1 New User

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    Connecticut
    Wilson Pro Jr. (still have it for nostalgia reason)
    Wilson Nemesis Oversize
    Dunlop Black Max Mid
    2 Wilson PS 6.0 85s
    2 K90s
     
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  18. PrincessAdam

    PrincessAdam Rookie

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    1. Some o3 hybrid white, I think.
    2. Prince o3 red
    3. Prince Ozone tour
    4. Wilson BLX Six one 95
    5. Prince EXO3 tour 16x18
     
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  19. tennis_addict_444

    tennis_addict_444 New User

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    1. Crappy wilson(23 in)
    2. Ncode wilson 6.1 (25 or 26 in)
    3. Wilson Ksurge
    4. Babolat aero storm(cortex)
    5. Head extreme mp(youtek)
    6. Wilson BLX blade 98/Babolat pure control (97 sq in)
     
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  20. ctromano

    ctromano Rookie

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    I have played with the following racquets since I started in High school...

    Wilson Ceramic 95 (pearl white- high beam - PWS)
    Prince Pro XB mid size
    Wilson Sting Mid (red & black)
    Wilson Prostaff 6.0 85 - 1994 & still playing with it by the way
    HEAD PT 280 mid-plus
    HEAD radical 260 mid-plus
    Yonex SRD tour 90
    Yonex SRD tour 95
    Yonex RD 70 Long mid size
    Yonex RD Power 10 Long
    Wilson Prostaff 6.1 classic - still playing with this racquet
    Babolat PDR
    Babolat Pure Drive - swirly
    Wilson Hyper Prostaff 6.1 - still playing with this racquet
    HEAD Microgel & Youtek Prestige Pro - current stick
    HEAD Graphite Pro (teal color) - current stick
     
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  21. GS

    GS Professional

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    Wilson Sting Mid
    Dunlop Max 200G
    POG Midsize
    Prince Precision Graphite 640
    Prince NXG MidPlus
    Prince Graphite Longbody
    (I still want to buy a Babolat Pure Control someday, just for kicks.)
     
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  22. topspinlob

    topspinlob Rookie

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    started in 1988

    Pro Kennex Aluminum Frame from Fedco ( Burgundy in color with matching burgundy felt-type grip. (high school)

    Prince Power Pro 110 (high school)

    Prince Graduate 110 (high school-college)

    Prince Michael Chang Titanium 95 ( after 8 year layoff)

    Prince Original Graphite Mid (4-stripe version)

    Prince Original Graphite Oversize (4-stripe version)

    Prince EXO3 Graphite 100 (after 4 year layoff)

    Head Radical Pro ( couple months)

    Pro Kennex 5G (2 months)

    Prince EXO3 Graphite 100 (yeah back again)

    Babolat Pure Storm (2 months)

    Prince EXO3 Graphite 100 (yeah back again and again)
     
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  23. tennischemist

    tennischemist Rookie

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    Started in 1994

    POG OS
    Head Radical OS
    Prince TT Warrior MP
    Dunlop AG 200

    done for now
     
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  24. TennisCJC

    TennisCJC Legend

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    Slazenger - wood racket - several of these
    Wilson T2000
    Wilson T3000
    Wilson Jack Kramer Prostaff - wood racket - several of these
    Prince OS Aluminum Green Plastic Yoke - a few of these
    Prince Presicion Graphite - several of these - several years
    Wilson Prostaff Hammer - Model? a bit of a wide body - terrible racket
    Head S2 - terrible
    Wilson Prostaff - cannot remember model OK racket
    Volkl Quantum Tour 10 - excellent - several years
    Yonex RDX 500 Mid+
    Tecnifibre TFight 320
    Wilson BLX 6.1 95
    Volkl Organix 10 295
     
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  25. dr. godmode

    dr. godmode Rookie

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    The Shire
    Head Agassi 23
    Wilson Federer 25
    Babolat Roddick 26
    Babolat Drive Z Lite Cortex
    Babolat AeroPro Drive GT
     
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  26. darklore009

    darklore009 Professional

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    Wilson ncode n4 oversize
    Wilson k six one 95
    BLX six one 95
    BLX six one tour
    Prostaff six one 90(current)
    K six one tour(current)
     
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  27. davedomart

    davedomart Semi-Pro

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    Not listing crappy walmart racquets.
    Wilson N-6 110
    Wilson K Six One Team
    Yonex RDS 002 Tour
    Wilson K Six One Team
    Bosworth Tour 96, use this for doubles.
     
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  28. SoCalJay

    SoCalJay Semi-Pro

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    1. Donnay junior racquet of some kind
    2. Donnay random cheap racquet
    3. Prince Graphite from ~'84
    4. Prince Graphite from ~'88
    5. Head TiS6 (after 15 years away from tennis)
    6. Head Youtek IG Speed Lite
    7. Prince Exo3 White 100
    8. Tecnifibre Tfight 325 Vo2 (current)
    9. Volkl Power Bridge 10 Mid (currently demoing...)
     
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  29. royroy85

    royroy85 Rookie

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    Started playing serious is 2003, before then a bunch of Junior rackets incl, Pro kennex, Rucanor and Donnay

    1. Dunlop 200g Revelation Tour (95)
    2. Prince Oversize Graphite (110)
    3. Head Ti. Radical mp
    4. Head Ti. Classic
    5. Prince Diablo Xp Midplus
    6. Head i.radical mp
    7. Babolat Pure Control Team 2003
    8. Head Pro Tour 630
    9. Wilson K6.1 95 18 X 20
    10. Wilson Kblade 98
    11. Head IG Extreme Pro
    12. Prince Rebel 2009 (current)

    am also demoing the Yonex Rdis 100MP and 200MP..

    OMG, no wonder why I haven't improved as much as I would like!!
     
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  30. vandre

    vandre Hall of Fame

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    1. wilson american ace (k-mart racquet; that's how jay berger and i roll!)
    2. wilson jack kramer staff (see above)
    3. prince pro 110 (see above; i think that was the one berger actually used too)
    4. prince something or other OS
    5. head trysis 250
    >>>>10 years off>>>>>>
    6. head fxp radical
    7. tw donnay pro one
    8. yonex rds003
    9. yonex rqis 1 tour
     
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  31. Migelowsky

    Migelowsky Rookie

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    Playing Racquets:
    Head Arthur Ashe Competition
    Prince Pro 110
    Pro Kennex Marquiz
    Prince Tricomp 110
    Pro Kennex Graphite Innovator
    ..Break from Tennis
    Head i.Radical 110 ..still have it
    ..Break
    Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200 ..use it for fun, enjoy it a lot but the Völkl suits better my game
    Völkl Powerbridge 8 315 ..current

    My collection:
    Dunlop Maxply Fort
    Dunlop Max 200 G
    Donnay Flex Pro
    Donnay Allwood
    Donnay Borg Pro Mid
    Donnay GLA 600
    Wilson Stan Smith Capri
    Prince Pro 110
    Prince Classic II
     
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  32. Wanderer

    Wanderer New User

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    Wilson Ncode
    Wilson BLX pro tour
    Wilson K90 (curent stick)
     
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  33. Hi I'm Ray

    Hi I'm Ray Hall of Fame

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    110sq inch, 10.5oz
    90, 12.3oz
    98, 12oz
    Long Break

    back to
    98, 12oz
    leaded to 12.8oz -> f'd up shoulder serving topspin with it
    100sq in, 11.3oz
    93, 12.1oz
    2 month honeymoon period with midsize racket over
    back to
    100sq in racket, now leaded to 11.7oz
    Settled.
     
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  34. Fuji

    Fuji Legend

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    I have over 50 some odd rackets, so I'm just going to post which ones I actually made the switch to...

    Walmart Fed Stick
    Head FXP Tour
    Wilson PSC6.1(I used for a year)
    Wilson KPS88
    Yonex RDiS 1 Tour
    Youtek Prestige Mid
    Babolat Pure Storm LTD (I used for almost an entire season)
    Dunlop Bio200
    Head TGK 237.1

    Recently I've been having a lot of success playing with the 6.1 series by Wilson again, and I'm thinking of moving to them full time for my tournament season, but the 200's are solid sticks as well. The TGK's are just too small to be used in heavy game play when I'm getting moved around, but in casual matches and practice their feel cannot be beat.

    -Fuji
     
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  35. gocard

    gocard Semi-Pro

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    1. Kid sized Kneissl White Star
    2. random aluminum racquet
    3. Pro Kennex Micro OS :D
    4. Wilson 2.7
    5. Wilson Hammer 6.2
    6. Wilson n6.1 95 16x18 (current)
    7. Wilson n6.1 90 Asian version
    8. Pro Kennex Redondo 98
    9. Dunlop AG100
    10. Pro Kennex Redondo 93 (current)
     
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  36. vandre

    vandre Hall of Fame

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    et tu brother fuji? have you forsaken the buttery goodness of the yonex sticks??? :) just kidding man!
     
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  37. TheLambsheadrep

    TheLambsheadrep Professional

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    My first "real" racquet: Head Ti Radical OS
    Then Head LM Radical MP
    Head Ti Carbon One 1000
    (Three) Head Twin Tube Radial Tour OS (2nd paintjob version)
    Head Ti Carbon 6000
    Head Ti Carbon 6000
    Head Ti Carbon 5001
    Head Ti Carbon 5000
    Head PT 280
    Head LM Prestige mid

    I still have the Ti Radical OS, but it has a crack in the hoop @ 3 o'clock and a stringer said if I cut the strings the frame would crumple in on itself :( . I will always keep it as a trophy of sorts, I won a lot of HS summer tournies at Siena with it and bought it from my modified tennis coach, a marine drill sargent who was all about conditioning first. A lot of great lessons learned and memories from him.

    I stopped using the LM Radical MP after a year. During my junior year on the high school team, I found it average bc I couldnt generate the same amount of topspin. Looking back, the grip was too big, and I just didnt know enough about racquet characteristics to understand that back then. It was a good looking racquet though, and the one I used as a camper at NETC, one of the best 2 week spans of summer in my life.

    I bought the Ti Carbon One 1000 from a counselor at NETC that summer for $25. I loved it instantly, and the guy I bought it from was from England and just an awesome dude, so even though its stripped down now, it got a lot of good use and is also is like a trophy to me. I could never find much info on it from online searches, and nothing in the US since im 99% its from Europe (the English counselor). After somehow finding the image on a chinese website, I got some of the specs and posted about it on this forum. This lead me to getting info on the other Ti Carbons, but I didnt get more of those until college.

    The summer before my senior year of HS, I won an online auction for the 3 gently used Twin Tube Radical Tour OS racquets for $150. I was so fortunate, because someone had bid 150.00 as well, but since I had bid it first, I won the racquets. I bet to this day he is kicking himself, and I love looking back on it. Anyway, they came with brand new base grips and grommets/bumper guards, and with shipping plus the seller's offer to string them prior to shipping, it all came out to $190 (a steal). When they came in they were absolutely beautiful, all were at least 9/10 condition or better. They are curious, though, because the paint job says Radical Tour XL, but they all are def 27" long, and the paint on the inside throat doesn't have the L6 swing rating symbol. I was assured by others on this forum that it was just a painting error, and when I personally checked the specs they pretty much all met what was given by TW. These are my favorite racquets bc of the way the auction played out and bc they are simply amazing sticks. When I play to win, I grab these racquets every time.

    Throughout college, I became more interested in the Ti Carbons, since I did love the one I had (but needed to retire, it was bruised but not broken). I learned about how the Ti Carbons had the same composition of the Ti Radical but with a 102 sq in head size, and how there were many versions of this racquet with different paintjobs. This info plus my previous experience lead my to buying now 4 additional Ti Carbons; all off that same auction website and all between $20 and $40 shipped. They needed a fair bit of customization to match the specs I wanted for all of my racquets, but afterward they felt more solid and better than ever. Since they also have the Twin Tube tech they feel similar to the Radical Tours, but I give the RT's a slight edge since they needed less customization and thus feel more complete to me. Still, the Ti Carbons are great racquets, and their various paintjobs are all very cool. I only wish it was easier for me to find replacement grommets and bumper guards, but I did find out this summer that Head's old junior racquets are a match. I am always looking for some (to anyone who knows where I can get them...)

    The PT 280 and the LM Prestige mid are both recent and random pick ups. I know about the glory that is the PT 280, and it is quickly rising in my racquet ranks. The hybrid I have in it right now is good, but I want to get some kevlar in there and make it really pop. The Prestige is my first mid size racquet, and though it is fun to fit with, I dont know if I would ever play a full match with it (or use it in an actual match at all). Ive seen here that its regarded as one of the "worst" prestiges out of the lot, but i dont think thats why im not confident in it - it would just take a lot of time to fully transition to it and Id rather keep playing with my TT Radicals than take the time to do so.

    So there is my timeline and notes on my racquets. I was feeling a little nostalgic since I just graduated college and am about to make a big life change. It's been good to look back, and again, if anyone knows about those Ti Carbon grommets/bumper guards, just let me know
     
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  38. colan5934

    colan5934 Rookie

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    Wilson Hammer 4.3
    Wilson NCode Six-Two 113
    Volkl DNX 10 Mid
    Head Microgel Prestige MidPlus
    Babolat Pure Drive GT
    Babolat Pure Storm Carbon Xtreme
    Babolat Pure Storm GT
    Babolat Pure Storm Tour GT
    Head Youtek Prestige MidPlus
    Babolat Pure Drive Roddick 2012
     
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  39. flume

    flume New User

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    Wilson Rally 25
    Head graphite mid
    Head 660 widebody
    Prince Precision Midplus
    Prince Graphtech 90
    Dunlop Revelation 115
    (extended break from tennis)
    k90
    PDC
    6.1 95 BLX 2010
     
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  40. Fuji

    Fuji Legend

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    Hahahaha! As much as I love the Yonex feel, I am too weak to use them! :razz:

    I need sticks with a lot of plough throw to help me gain depth, and the RQiS 1 Tour was a bit too demanding.

    -Fuji
     
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  41. Feonor

    Feonor New User

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    1. Wilson NFury
    2. Head microgel Extreme
    3. Head microgel Radical MP
    4. Volkl PB 9
    5. Head Youtek Radical pro
    6. Head Youtek Radical MP
     
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  42. raemuel9323

    raemuel9323 New User

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    some really old yonex (forgot the name)
    puerdrive 2009
    head speed ig elite
    head speed ig 18*20
    wilson PS BLX 95
    wilson PS BLX 90 (current stick)
     
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  43. qriusgeorge

    qriusgeorge New User

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    jack kramer pro staff wooden racquet from my grandparents garage-5-7 y.o.
    a graphite racquet from caldor dept store at about 8 y.o.
    an old prince metal framed racquet at about 9-13
    prince cts approach oversize at about 13 or 14
    prince precision response 107 around 15/16
    volkl tour 9 around 17-19
    wilson PSC 6.1 19-24
    gamma g325 25-27
    head MG prestige mid 27-30
    head IG prestige mid 30-current
     
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  44. lstewart

    lstewart Rookie

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    OTASCO Rawlings John Newcombe wood racket
    OTASCO aluminum racket
    Head Professional (red head) (10th grade)
    Head Arthur Ashe Competition (11th grade)
    Head Arthur Ashe Competition 2 (12th grade)
    Head Professional again (freshman yr college tennis)
    Dunlop Maxply wood (soph yr)
    Yamaha FYG 30 fiberglass (Jr & Sr yr)
    Spaulding World Open wood (next year or so)
    Match Mate and Fox oversize graphites
    Davis mid size graphite
    Yamaha mid size graphite
    Davis oversize graphite
    Wilson Sting oversize graphite
    Pro Kennex Oversize graphite
    Wilson Staff 85
    Multiple Volkl frames (mainly mid size player models) (C9, C10)
    Wilson midsize 95 Tour (forget the exact model)
    Wilson K 6-1 team
    Dunlop Aerogel 300
    Pure Drive
    Wilson BLX Pro Open
    Becker London

    I am leaving out dozens of frames I have owned, now own, played with for short period, or just have forgotten about. These are generally the rackets I played with for extended periods of time, but played a short while with many many many others.
     
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  45. mlocke1322

    mlocke1322 Rookie

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    1. Prince Thunder Cloud (or something with the name Thunder)
    2. Prince TT Hornet
    3. Wilson Hyper Prostaff 6.1
    4. Wilson K Factor 6.1
    5. Wilson BLX 6.1
    6. Dunlop Biomimetic 200 Tour
    7. Dunlop Biomimetic Max200G (current)
     
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  46. RNEast

    RNEast New User

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    That's impressive! OTASCO! Oklahoma Tire and Supply Company -- you must be from the Oklahoma area. I have some of those racquets you mentioned too; I thought I was one of the few that played with wood back in the day. I even had a Yamaha YFG-45 graphite, and later a Pro Kennex Affinity 110 graphite.
     
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  47. mmk

    mmk Professional

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    1 - Tensor metal racquet (can't remember if steel or aluminum, broke it quickly)
    2 - Wilson JK Autograph
    3 - Wilson JK Pro Staff
    4 - Wilson Advantage (still have it, with 30+ year old Victor Imperial)
    5 - Wilson JK Autograph Midsize (still have it)

    LONG break in playing (decades)

    6 - Wilson Hyperhammer 5.3 (big mistake)
    7 - Wilson Ultra Ti Stretch
    8 - Dunlop 200G Xl hot melt (really started playing again, have a few)
     
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  48. Babolatbarry

    Babolatbarry Guest

    Head Ti s6
    Head YOUtek speed
    Babolat XS 109
    Babolat AeroPro Drive Cortex Plus
    Prince EXO3 Warrior 100
    EXO3 Rebel 95
    Back to the Aero
    Babolat Pure Drive Plus (cracked it)
    Back to the Rebel (Cracked it)
    Back to the Warrior (Hated it)
    Back to the Aero
    And now.... I have two 2012 six.one 95 16x18
     
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  49. nguyendat9

    nguyendat9 New User

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    Head Ti S1
    Wilson K Factor 90
    Babolat Aero Drive GT
    Babolat Aero Drive original
    Head Radical Youtek Pro
    Head Radical Youtek Mp
    Wilson KP 88
    Head Graphite Pro (old 80's)
    Wilson PS 85
    Volkl pb 10 mid
    Volkl Classic Pro 10
    Dunlop Bio tour 300
    Babolat pure drive 2012

    I tried out so many racquets. Long list.
     
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  50. nguyendat9

    nguyendat9 New User

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    Now using Volkl pb 10 mid and babolat pure drive roddick 2012
     
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