Talk Tennis

Talk Tennis (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php)
-   Classic Racquet Talk (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/forumdisplay.php?f=41)
-   -   The Lobster from the 80's (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=241894)

Virginia 01-27-2009 12:03 PM

The Lobster from the 80's
 
Anyone know anything about this racquet? Kuebler's book simply says "more information is needed". To my mind, it's a very handsome racquet and has a very nice feel to it.


VGP 01-27-2009 12:10 PM

Ooh, that's a blast from the past, I totally forgot about the Lobster brand. Sorry, don't know much about them.

I remember they also made ball machines....

plasma 01-27-2009 01:36 PM

high end brand from bitd.

Virginia 01-27-2009 05:55 PM

bitd?

*didn't meet 10 char rule*

plasma 01-27-2009 06:52 PM

Virginia, bitd=Back in the Day, Lobster also made ball machines I believe, bitd these things cost an arm and a leg, back then rt laser, bard, lobster, and 20 other small brands made unique players racquets with innovation in mind (as opposed to selling out), those were the good old days....

vsbabolat 01-27-2009 06:58 PM

MatchMate was another ball machine brand that had a very nice racquet.

plasma 01-27-2009 08:03 PM

exactly, matchmate is a perfect example, uniqueness is a lost value in modern designs....

Bud 01-28-2009 09:11 AM

A far as the head shape... it looks like many of the PK 90 frames produced in the 80's.

plasma 01-28-2009 10:28 AM

it does look like a copper ace...yet PK were very inexpensive....these things were outrageously marked up and high end...

khw72004 10-26-2009 10:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Virginia (Post 3058448)
Anyone know anything about this racquet? Kuebler's book simply says "more information is needed". To my mind, it's a very handsome racquet and has a very nice feel to it.


I found place that is selling these brand new. If anyone wants one let me know and I would be willing to pick it up for you.

Virginia 10-26-2009 11:09 AM

Email sent. :)

vwfye 10-26-2009 02:26 PM

copper ace with a different paint scheme

vwfye 10-26-2009 02:27 PM

i went to college with the daughter of the MatchMate company owner. nice product they sold, nice family

galain 10-26-2009 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by plasma (Post 3060580)
exactly, matchmate is a perfect example, uniqueness is a lost value in modern designs....

I remember seeing the ads in the magazines but in Oz we never had the luxury of the real deal unfortunately.

But as a side not to what Plas has written - this is something that I can get quite melancholy about if I overthink it. This move to heterogenity and same-ness really is a sign of the times. I know I'm an old fogey as far as racquets go in the eyes of some of the boards newer members, but my God, is all of society feeling such a need to be so generic? Does it really make people feel safe? I'm living over here on the edge of the Black Forest now, in a town of close to 20 000, and the thought of a shopping mall horrifies people. Chain stores are looked down on and people still delight in the personal relationship between a customer and proprietor.

I despair that this will last - the world moves on, as it does. But as Plaz said above, uniqueness is fast becoming an anachronism and it saddens me terribly.

Sorry - there's my rant for the day. Didn't mean to lower the tone!

jimbo333 10-27-2009 01:49 AM

You've raised it mate!

I agree completely:)

And sounds cool living on the edge of a Black Forest!

Virginia 10-27-2009 11:35 AM

Me too!

10 chars

racquetfreak 10-27-2009 01:02 PM

hey Virginia,
would you repost your picture of the racket as it doesn't show up for me.
thanks

Virginia 10-27-2009 09:05 PM

Ok - here ya go.



racquetfreak 10-28-2009 01:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Virginia (Post 4060911)
Ok - here ya go.



it is a beauty - thanks, Virginia

Hannah19 08-22-2012 06:21 AM

Let's revive this thread and discuss the smal manufacturers from the 1980's.
I just found two n.o.s. Scepter frames that were made from a solid graphite/kevlar mix, not a hollow or foam filled core.
The company was based near L.A., anyone that remembers them?


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2006 - Tennis Warehouse