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Migelowsky 06-15-2011 02:13 PM

Iīm starting to collect wood
 
Hi, a friend who knows I like tennis gave me a Wilson Stan Smith Capri,
and I really like the look and design of old rackets ,the same way I
enjoy the art and looks of advertisement and product design from another
eras.
After that I went to the auction site and bought another 3, a Donnay Allwood light, another Donnay still with tags and plastic, but this one is a junior
Donnay GLM 600 and a Dunlop Maxply Fort.
I think the only one I will use on the court is the Dunlop, I went and tried it and I really like it, it forces me to watch the ball, prepare early and the truth is that I didnīt suck with it =)







Migelowsky 06-15-2011 02:17 PM

more pics








Migelowsky 06-15-2011 02:21 PM

last set, I donīt know if Iīll continue because I donīt want to get
addicted, the only one that I really want is a Borg Pro =)








coachrick 06-15-2011 02:30 PM

Of course, the Fort and the Allwood Light were top tier rackets. The Capri series was not a bad 'department store' racket--all were sold pre-strung, I believe. The GLM stands for Graduated Length Method...a reference to a teaching style as well as many different brands of rackets that came in a graduated series of lengths, often 23"-25" and some 'junior' length-usually 26". Some were designated 'pee-wee', 'cadet' and 'junior' to show the different stages of length. Cool start to your collection. I'm afraid I have a couple dozen woods that are of little personal interest and will remain in a box instead of on display. Seems it is easy to find a 'lot' of rackets that include only one of interest and 2, 3 or more that aren't very exciting.

gpt 06-15-2011 02:38 PM

Thanks for the info (as always) coachrick

Virginia 06-15-2011 02:54 PM

Once you start collecting woods, it's a whole new ball game (pardon the pun). There are some wonderful racquets out there!

I sort of specialise in "Lady" racquets and Davis racquets.

P.S. My "piece de resistance" is a plastic on the handle Dunlop Lady Maxply, vying for top spot with a Gauthier "Madame".

Migelowsky 06-15-2011 03:11 PM

Thank you all , I was looking for information on that donnay and couldnīt find any, it amazing how much the people here know about rackets.
I saw a fila borg, but this month I spend a lot on this my hobby, and hier on this site hehe, buying cloths and many more thing so I couldīt make a bet on that fila.
Another frames that I found interesting are the donnay lady wood, and the dunlop maxply mcenroe, also I found some fiberglass yamahas in very good condition.

Thanks again =)

vsbabolat 06-15-2011 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Virginia (Post 5748305)
Once you start collecting woods, it's a whole new ball game (pardon the pun). There are some wonderful racquets out there!

I sort of specialise in "Lady" racquets and Davis racquets.

P.S. My "piece de resistance" is a plastic on the handle Dunlop Lady Maxply, vying for top spot with a Gauthier "Madame".

Just wondering if you have a Donnay LadyWood?

chip&chrge 06-15-2011 06:18 PM

You mentioned you were hitting with some of them (which I fully support).

My word to you is that according to my Dad who used to play the Donnay Borg line back in the early 80s is that those puppies would crack the frame on overheads if you frame the ball on the top of the head.

I wouldn't want you to lose a piece of history and a really cool racquet paint job. Everytime I see that Donnay I get sentimental about my dad coming home from matches and I would go through his tennis bag....

Mick 06-15-2011 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Migelowsky (Post 5748241)
last set, I donīt know if Iīll continue because I donīt want to get
addicted, the only one that I really want is a Borg Pro =)

i wanted one then i wanted another one, and another one.... :)


gpt 06-15-2011 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Mick (Post 5748826)
i wanted one then i wanted another one, and another one.... :)


Fantastic line up there Rick.
Do you know anything about the Donnay Pro that is identical to these except that the word Borg is deleted?
I have one of those and have not been able to determine if it was just an omission for contractual reasons ( though i think not, because Borg endorsed Donnay well into the 80's) or something else.

Mick 06-15-2011 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gpt (Post 5748870)
Fantastic line up there Rick.
Do you know anything about the Donnay Pro that is identical to these except that the word Borg is deleted?
I have one of those and have not been able to determine if it was just an omission for contractual reasons ( though i think not, because Borg endorsed Donnay well into the 80's) or something else.

i don't know about the racquet but i got the bags for your racquet -- they all say donnay pro :D


Migelowsky 06-15-2011 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mick (Post 5748826)
i wanted one then i wanted another one, and another one.... :)


You are cruel :p, sell me one

The other day at the courts I saw a kid with one, he didnīt know how
to play and was just having fun with his friends. I asked him if he
wanted to trade that old wood racket for a modern graphite pro kennex ,
he seemed exited, I hope he doesnīt have a change of heart

Quote:

I wouldn't want you to lose a piece of history and a really cool racquet paint job. Everytime I see that Donnay I get sentimental about my dad coming home from matches and I would go through his tennis bag....
I wonīt use those Donnay, just the dunlop maxply, I love the paint on the allwood, itīs kind of matte and seems to be very easy to scratch

Mick 06-15-2011 10:10 PM

haha. you should use the donnay if you get it. it's not as fragile as chip@chrge has said. on my picture, the one on the far right is the one that I would use to play matches. it is holding up just fine and i have been using it for a few years now, now and then that is because some players are too tough to play against with a wood racquet :)

Hannah19 06-16-2011 04:07 AM

You may find that the Wilson Capri has "Belgium" or "Made in Belgium" stamped on the inside of the shoulder or bow.
Many of the Wilson rackets of that era were made by Donnay.

gpt 06-16-2011 04:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mick (Post 5748881)
i don't know about the racquet but i got the bags for your racquet -- they all say donnay pro :D


well that is something!
thanks again

gavna 06-17-2011 08:26 PM

The original bags issued did say BORG PRO but after he walked away from the game Donnay removed the BORG and continued to sell them with just the PRO graphics.

I just got my hands on some classic pro stock sticks: Rossingnol, Snauwert, Donnay....buddy got ahold of some of Jimmy Arias's Borg Pro's, Solomon's Stratos, tons of Tracy Austin's old sticks and even some of Gerulaitis's Sicks. All pro stock all never even strung!!!!!!

Virginia 06-18-2011 02:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 5748545)
Just wondering if you have a Donnay LadyWood?

Yes, I do - can't imagine how I managed to overlook that beauty! :)

Mick 06-18-2011 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gavna (Post 5754405)
The original bags issued did say BORG PRO but after he walked away from the game Donnay removed the BORG and continued to sell them with just the PRO graphics.

I just got my hands on some classic pro stock sticks: Rossingnol, Snauwert, Donnay....buddy got ahold of some of Jimmy Arias's Borg Pro's, Solomon's Stratos, tons of Tracy Austin's old sticks and even some of Gerulaitis's Sicks. All pro stock all never even strung!!!!!!

nice. i always prefer the unused/unstrung racquets whenever possible.

Mick 06-18-2011 04:00 PM

i am now into chris evert autographs :)



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