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vintagefan 03-15-2013 03:30 PM

Which racquet should I add to my collection?
 
My stash so far:

Puma BB Super
PS 6.0 85 SV
Prince Woodie
POG II
Wilson Jack Kramer PS woodie

Is there anything out there that doesn't hit like anything in my collection and I really should try it out? Thanks!

gavna 03-15-2013 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by vintagefan (Post 7278164)
My stash so far:

Puma BB Super
PS 6.0 85 SV
Prince Woodie
POG II
Wilson Jack Kramer PS woodie

Is there anything out there that doesn't hit like anything in my collection and I really should try it out? Thanks!

Dunlop Maxply Fort.......see why it was pretty much unchanged for over 50 years.

Donnay Allwood (or Allwood B Borg) and Head Vilas - classic woodies from the 70s. (The Borg Pro horrible - a must have in the collection but plays like poop)

200G - cool injection molded frame that hits like nothing else. Can warp like a mofo but an early 80s classic.

Autodidactic player 03-15-2013 04:04 PM

Give the Wilson T-2000 a try. Wilson made millions of them - literally -so they are easy to find and inexpensive. Play a couple of hours with that racket and you will really appreciate how good Jimmy Connors was!

LeeD 03-15-2013 04:22 PM

Head Master...blue.
Head Pro...red.
YonexOPSGreen.
HeadArthurAshe.
Weed 125.

Tennis Man 03-15-2013 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vintagefan (Post 7278164)
My stash so far:

Puma BB Super
PS 6.0 85 SV
Prince Woodie
POG II
Wilson Jack Kramer PS woodie

Is there anything out there that doesn't hit like anything in my collection and I really should try it out? Thanks!

It's a good start. You must have the following:

Dunlop MAX 200G
Head Prestige Pro
Head Prestige Classic 600
Wilson n90
Wilson k90
just to name a few :)

joe sch 03-15-2013 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by vintagefan (Post 7278164)
My stash so far:

Puma BB Super
PS 6.0 85 SV
Prince Woodie
POG II
Wilson Jack Kramer PS woodie

Is there anything out there that doesn't hit like anything in my collection and I really should try it out? Thanks!

Dunlop max 200g since its a graphite that plays more like a woody and and quite different than your becker, sampras, and chang graphites.

May want to try a midsize open throat woody since they were the last wood transitions before the composites and play more powerful than the standard head woods. I recommend the prokennex golden ace that was played by Jose Luis Clerk

yonexRx32 03-15-2013 06:54 PM

Nice start, but Snauwaert Ergonom is a must if you want to be part of the big boys club. It definitely plays differently from any of those you have.

tennisplayer3275 03-15-2013 07:25 PM

I have a Blackburne (the racket with two string beds) in my collection...if you can find one it definitely grabs attention.

slowfox 03-15-2013 11:57 PM

Kneissl White Star
Rossignol F200

vintagefan 03-16-2013 05:26 AM

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Originally Posted by gavna (Post 7278220)
Dunlop Maxply Fort.......see why it was pretty much unchanged for over 50 years.

Which version is the best? I noticed they have "light", "medium", etc. ratings on the sides.

slowfox 03-16-2013 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by vintagefan (Post 7279625)
Which version is the best? I noticed they have "light", "medium", etc. ratings on the sides.

Just guessing, but I'd say go for the light. It may weigh the same as today's "heavier" frames (probably around 12 oz).

gavna 03-16-2013 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by vintagefan (Post 7279625)
Which version is the best? I noticed they have "light", "medium", etc. ratings on the sides.

Yea wood weights ranged from 350+ grams for "light" all the way to over +450 for a "heavy"......look for a light or light/medium maybe a medium. Even they are heavier - due to the head size and weight distribution it's not that bad to what you are used to with modern frames.

gavna 03-16-2013 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by joe sch (Post 7278843)

May want to try a midsize open throat woody since they were the last wood transitions before the composites and play more powerful than the standard head woods. I recommend the prokennex golden ace that was played by Jose Luis Clerk

Good idea but look for a Head Edgewood (a mid size vision of the Head Vilas) and very very nice stick. Also a Slazenger V24 (Vilas stick from early 80s) also made famous by Pat Cash and that awesome 5 setter he lost to Lendl at the USO semis.

Kennex was meh..........when JL Clerc left Rossi he did this deal with PK and disappeared off the rankings......

gavna 03-16-2013 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by slowfox (Post 7279399)
Kneissl White Star
Rossignol F200

F200 a good one.......super soft and comfortable. NOT a s&v stick but nothing better than playing on clay with one.

yonexRx32 03-16-2013 01:27 PM

Open throat woodie
 
Would Le Coq Sportif Concept 3 Yannick Noah qualify?

gavna 03-16-2013 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by yonexRx32 (Post 7280641)
Would Le Coq Sportif Concept 3 Yannick Noah qualify?

Both the woodies he used LCS Cresendo (just a repaint of the adidas Nastase Comp) and TCO oversize he used as good calls. Cresendo IMPOSSIBLE to find but the TCOs show up fairly often on *bay from Europe.

Steve_j_theo 03-16-2013 10:13 PM

Adidas GTX Pro :)

vintagefan 03-17-2013 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by slowfox (Post 7279399)
Kneissl White Star

Which version of the White Star?

vintagefan 03-17-2013 03:03 AM

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Originally Posted by gavna (Post 7280382)
Yea wood weights ranged from 350+ grams for "light" all the way to over +450 for a "heavy"......look for a light or light/medium maybe a medium. Even they are heavier - due to the head size and weight distribution it's not that bad to what you are used to with modern frames.

Would you recommend going for "heavy" to build shoulder/arm strength? I don't have problem swinging the Prince Woodie at ~13-14oz.

gavna 03-17-2013 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by vintagefan (Post 7282202)
Would you recommend going for "heavy" to build shoulder/arm strength? I don't have problem swinging the Prince Woodie at ~13-14oz.

We just learned with heavy wood sticks.......I was 8 or 9 and playing with light/mediums and mediums.......heavy just hits so solid.


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