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nadafinga 11-01-2006 02:06 PM

Need help remembering the make of my 1st racquet (*Updated* it was a Scepter)
 
I got it second-hand in the mid-eighties. It was black graphite with a very, very elongated reversed teardrop shaped head. It had a cross bar & was quite flexible.

I want to say that the name of the company either started with a "B" or a "Y".

Thanks in advance.

DRtenniS1112 11-01-2006 02:07 PM

A Yonex of some sort perhaps?

nadafinga 11-01-2006 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by DRtenniS1112
A Yonex of some sort perhaps?


Nope but thanks. It was an off-beat brand for sure. I was thinking Blackburn perhaps, but I can't find any images of one that looked anything like mine. The head was shaped like a modern day racquetball racquet.

thomas martinez 11-01-2006 03:01 PM

Possibly Bard. One of the Jade Fire frames

thomas martinez 11-01-2006 03:01 PM

Possibly Bard. One of the Jade Fire frames

nadafinga 11-01-2006 06:52 PM

It came back to me during a moment of clarity. The brand was Scepter. I can't find much info other than that it was invented by Ben Press & was supposed to have been one of the 1st graphite frames ever produced. Model name may have been Graphite Master.

If anyone remembers this racquet or has pics, let me know.

gmonfils 11-02-2006 10:56 AM

I believe the Scepter was made by Princeton sports but that night have been the durbin. I'm not sure. Many top juniors in my area back in the 80's played that frame it was pretty high end in those days. I have adverts in several old tennis magazines regarding the Scepter if you need images.

joeyscl 11-02-2006 02:21 PM

It must have been the super-duper-tennisn00bs-rocket-launcher

ChicagoJack 11-02-2006 02:38 PM

Fischer Stan smith mono? no cross bar, but right head shape
http://www.woodtennis.com/ssmith/ssmiths2b.jpg
http://www.woodtennis.com/ssmith/fischer4racs1.jpg

Yamaha? not a teardrop, plactic throat might be recalled as crossbar, and does start with a "Y"
http://www.woodtennis.com/yamaha/yamahas4.jpg

-Jack

nadafinga 11-02-2006 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmonfils
I believe the Scepter was made by Princeton sports but that night have been the durbin. I'm not sure. Many top juniors in my area back in the 80's played that frame it was pretty high end in those days. I have adverts in several old tennis magazines regarding the Scepter if you need images.

gmonfils, that would be great if you have access to a scanner. I don't want you to go through too much trouble though.

Thanks.

nadafinga 11-02-2006 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChicagoJack
Fischer Stan smith mono? no cross bar, but right head shape
http://www.woodtennis.com/ssmith/ssmiths2b.jpg
http://www.woodtennis.com/ssmith/fischer4racs1.jpg

Yamaha? not a teardrop, plactic throat might be recalled as crossbar, and does start with a "Y"
http://www.woodtennis.com/yamaha/yamahas4.jpg

-Jack

I'm 99.9% sure now that it was a Scepter. Tried to edit my title but it didn't work too well. Thanks for helping though.

Hannah19 10-04-2012 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by nadafinga (Post 1042851)
I got it second-hand in the mid-eighties. It was black graphite with a very, very elongated reversed teardrop shaped head. It had a cross bar & was quite flexible.

I want to say that the name of the company either started with a "B" or a "Y".

Thanks in advance.

Sorry to revive this thread....:)
I'm sure it was a Scepter XL-2. Very thin beam (3.5mm) and about 20mm wide. It has a black glossy finish with silver pin stripe. Reverse pear shaped head with crossbar.
Scepter was from in L.A. and was known for their "solid" frames. No air or foam filled tube but solid graphite with kevlar core.
I happened to come across 2 models in n.o.s. condition, gripsealed and one has the paper insert still in the head.


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