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Brad1981 02-02-2013 10:50 AM

95" midplus racquets from the 1980s
 
I am looking for racquets from the 1980s in a 95"-100" head size that are at least 12 ounces. I have tried the Yamaha Secret racquets, but not really to my liking. I don't know if they are hollow or foam-filled, but when I tap on them, they have a hollow-like feel to them and didn't give me the plow that I was looking for. I currently play with a Dunlop Biomimetic 2.0 Tour, which is very solid, but if was a few mm thicker, it would be perfect. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Hannah19 02-02-2013 11:21 AM

The "hollow" feel is due to the high resonance nature of the frame. It's supposed to be similar to the Kuebler Resonanz that also vibrates in sync with the ball.
If you are looking for 1980's 95-100's, try the Fischer Kingsize or Vacuum Plus frames.

vsbabolat 02-02-2013 11:36 AM

Dunlop Blue Max 95

gavna 02-02-2013 12:49 PM

The Orig Head Prestige from 88 or 89? Or Prince Orig Graphite Mid?

joe sch 02-02-2013 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by gavna (Post 7187100)
The Orig Head Prestige from 88 or 89? Or Prince Orig Graphite Mid?

Those are excellent choices.
How about the Adidas GTX Mids ?
Snauwaert and Fischer also made some outstanding mids

retrowagen 02-02-2013 07:49 PM

The tapered-beam Wilson Ultra FPK 95, Ultra Kevlar 95, or Ultra Graphite 95 from the late 80's/early 90's should fit the bill nicely. Great racquets, undervalued, very good to hit with, can adapt to all styles of play, bridging "classic" and "modern" game quite capably.

My favorite Wilson sticks. I've been using the Ultra Graphite 95 quite a bit lately and having a blast, and hitting serves harder than I have in years with it.

kalic 02-04-2013 12:44 PM

ProStaff 6.0 - 95

vsbabolat 02-04-2013 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by kalic (Post 7191207)
ProStaff 6.0 - 95

The Pro Staff 6.0 95 did not come out until 1994. In the 80's you only had 85, 110, and 125 headsizes in the Pro Staff.

mad dog1 02-04-2013 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by joe sch (Post 7187459)
Those are excellent choices.
How about the Adidas GTX Mids ?
Snauwaert and Fischer also made some outstanding mids

that's quite a bit smaller than 95" though

Volley123 02-04-2013 05:27 PM

Prince Graphite II MP
 
97", 12.2 oz strung with over grip and dampener. It has a 22" beam and is viable even in today's game.

retrowagen 02-04-2013 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Volley123 (Post 7191767)
[Prince Graphite II MP] 97", 12.2 oz strung with over grip and dampener. It has a 22" beam and is viable even in today's game.

That's another great suggestion, good call! (Though technically not dating from the 80's)

Volley123 02-05-2013 03:41 AM

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Originally Posted by retrowagen (Post 7191930)
That's another great suggestion, good call! (Though technically not dating from the 80's)

True, i think I got mine in 1992

Brad1981 02-05-2013 07:11 AM

Thanks for the suggestions so far. I have the PS 6.0 95 and the FPK 95. Great feel racquets. I just need a little more pop, probably in the 22-25 mm range. But I will try lowering the tension on my FPK. I just got it last year and had it strung at 60 with poly. I considered the Prince Graphite II, but the 14x18 pattern is holding me back. Would prefer to demo it first.

coachrick 02-05-2013 07:43 AM

How about one of the Wimbledon Eclipse models? Very late '80s, pretty hefty...plenty of pop(too much for me back then). You could bring back the teal and purple color schemes ;) .

hrstrat57 02-05-2013 02:18 PM

Maybe Prince Lightning Mid? It's a 90 but will give u more pop for sure. I think a few mid plus were made, I have never seen one.

Keep looking on the big site, they pop up all the time.....


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