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jimanuel12 02-06-2011 09:12 PM

How many people still play with rackets that are over 20 years old?
 
i was just wondering, i see allot of people on here play with the older "players" rackets.
i just bought two prince 110 rackets, one is a pro series and the other is a spectum 110 composite.
i loved the way the older rackets played and just found these two at a great price so i went ahead and picked them up.
have not hit with them yet (the weather is too bad) but can't wait to get out on the court and hit a few around.
i played with these back about 20 some years ago but sold them and went the newer rackets.
just wanted some more input from folks that love the older rackets.
thanks:???:

Bobby Jr 02-06-2011 11:56 PM

I just picked 2 of my Wilson PS85s up from the stringer today. Both bought in 1992... So almost 20 years. They still play like God sticks as far as I'm concerned.

bluroks 02-07-2011 01:41 AM

I still play with my older ones also. My main one is a Wilson FPK. But lately I am really happy playing a Yonex R22. This is one sweet racquet.
I just ordered a second one and waiting for it to arrive.

Still too much snow and ice around here. Come on spring!

Also play with Wilson Sting, Pro Kennex Ceramic Destiny. Plus have well over 200 older frames from the Prince Graphites, Spectrums, etc to Wilsons ceramics etc. Love them all but the Wilson FPK and the Yonex R22 are my babies now!!

jimanuel12 02-07-2011 04:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluroks (Post 5404392)
I still play with my older ones also. My main one is a Wilson FPK. But lately I am really happy playing a Yonex R22. This is one sweet racquet.
I just ordered a second one and waiting for it to arrive.

Still too much snow and ice around here. Come on spring!

Also play with Wilson Sting, Pro Kennex Ceramic Destiny. Plus have well over 200 older frames from the Prince Graphites, Spectrums, etc to Wilsons ceramics etc. Love them all but the Wilson FPK and the Yonex R22 are my babies now!!

over 200 frames, man, i need to buy some more, i only have 10!!!!

big bang 02-07-2011 04:59 AM

I use POG mids (4 stripe 87) and PSC 92.

retrowagen 02-07-2011 07:03 AM

Me too: 1988 Head Elite Pros, and sometimes (when feeling lazy) 1990 Fischer Elliptic.

N23 02-07-2011 07:09 AM

I have 1 Pro Tour 280 that I use. But I think I"m getting old so it's staying at home now. :)

kalic 02-07-2011 07:16 AM

First generation PT630 here. It's very close to 20 years, I guess...

joe sch 02-07-2011 08:27 AM

There are lots of players all over the world that will play wood rackets during the year, especially when there are some special woody tournaments on the plans. I also know lots of players that are still playing rackets that are approx 2 decades old. My favorites are the pc600 and max 200g's. Both are great allcourt sticks that are great for half volleys and aggressive tennis even against todays baseline blasters. Every once in awhile, I will even see somebody playing a steel racket but I think those players are the real dinosaurs.

DBH 02-07-2011 12:56 PM

I still play with a Zebra Pro 109 (oversize) racquet (which is a POG OS clone) that was originally bought in the late 1980s. It still fits my game fine, but to be honest I haven't seriously played with any other racquet (other than just messing around for fun). The only problem with it is that the grommets are close to shot, and since it's a long discontinued racquet, I wouldn't be able to find exact replacements. But I'll play with it as long as I can. Then maybe I'd replace it with a Radical OS or POG OS, which are roughly similar in terms of headsize and weight to the Zebra.

DBH

VGP 02-07-2011 01:39 PM

The frames I've been using lately are kinda on the "old" side....

Wilson Graphite Force Midsize - 27 years
Wilson PS85 Taiwan - 18 years
Yonex R-18 - 24 years
Prince CTS Precision 90 - 22 years
Prince CTS Synergy DB 26 - 19 years

....at least they're non-wood and non-steel.

Tennis Man 02-07-2011 01:39 PM

Right now in my bag are a few of the earliest PS 85 (St Vincent) circa 1983-84, TXPs and original Prestiges from the same era. They are ambitious and mature 27 year olds, no longer teenagers. :)

I also have a great success lately with my Wilson Ultra FPK 95 and PS 95. Maybe eventually they will become my "retirement" racquets of choice

muddlehead 02-07-2011 08:39 PM

wilson profile 95's. 20+ yrs young...

Mick 02-07-2011 09:49 PM

i sometimes would play with a t-3000. it has a small sweet spot but it's just as powerful as today's racquets if it has low string tension.

mad dog1 02-07-2011 10:50 PM

here's just what's in my bag...all from the '80s

2 wilson sting mids
1 pog os 4 stripe
1 pog mid 4 stripe
1 yonex r-22
1 prince graphite composite os
1 pro kennex black ace 86
1 rossignol f200

i have a bunch of other sticks from the late '70s and '80 in the closet.

morten 02-08-2011 12:20 AM

ps85... have 5 of them, unfortunatly they are all quite different.

kul 02-08-2011 06:20 AM

3 x Prince Power Pro 90 (20+ years old)
that's it.

Frankc 02-11-2011 02:54 AM

4 Head Comp Pros - more than 20 years ago... Beautifully finished... the dark model...

jimanuel12 02-11-2011 04:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mad dog1 (Post 5406777)
here's just what's in my bag...all from the '80s

2 wilson sting mids
1 pog os 4 stripe
1 pog mid 4 stripe
1 yonex r-22
1 prince graphite composite os
1 pro kennex black ace 86
1 rossignol f200

i have a bunch of other sticks from the late '70s and '80 in the closet.

so far:

3 fischer pros 105
3 fischer pro 98
2 prince os 110 spectrum
1 prince pro graphite 110

and still i want more!!!!

Hannah19 02-11-2011 01:18 PM

I pick up any old stick from my collection just about every week.
Recent rackets I've played with: Fischer Superform XL, MAX 200G, 400i, Kuebler R50 & R30, PS 85 (Belgium and China versions), Fin Scorpion and Donnay Thierry Tulasne (wood).


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