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TeddyBear 03-15-2013 10:20 PM

What's a good classic racquet to use in high school?
 
I'm not a huge fan of the racquets that we have today because idk. I always felt the old racquets gave me a good feeling due to being influenced by my late uncle haha. I'm only a sophomore high school student playing in jv and I'm strong enough to use wooden racquets but I need to get ready for varsity soon. What Racquet do you guys recommend?
Here's a list of racquets that have caught my eye I've compiled:
POG 110
Dunlop Max 200g
Arthur Ashe Competition Model 1
Prince Precision Mono
Wilson Pro Staff 6.0 Graphite Kevlar
Jack Kramer Pro Staff Wilson

vsbabolat 03-16-2013 04:10 AM

From your list:
POG 110
Pro Staff 6.0

dak95_00 03-16-2013 04:38 AM

Most of those racquets have 85 square inch heads which make hitting the sweetspot difficult. It also makes the POG 110 a stranger on the list.

Do you want a smaller racquet?

I agree w/ VSBabolat but might consider the POG 90 aka midplus (which is really a 93) if you wanted smaller racquets. If you wanted larger racquets like the POG 110 (which is really 107), I'd go with the POG or look into buying used from the auction site or even this site the Wilson Sting Largehead which is in the 110 or 107 range.

All of these racquets have relative heft and are low powered compared to today's frames. You should also keep in mind the Head Radical line as they are low powered and play like older racquets and can be purchased new/used at good prices too.

TeddyBear 03-16-2013 04:52 PM

Do you guys have information about the wilson javelin?

luvforty 03-16-2013 05:02 PM

do yourself a favor if you are to play varsity.

the old rackets are not gonna work. get a modern one.

old rackets are for old farts who play weekend doubles.

gavna 03-16-2013 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by TeddyBear (Post 7281368)
Do you guys have information about the wilson javelin?

Totally forgettable stick from 1981 - Wilson was in flux and put out that season a bunch of horrible stuff.

Famous that Edberg somehow dominated the Jrs using it......came in a 95 and 100 sq in version and had PWS.

Later models dropped the W shaped double bridge and were open throated.

corners 03-16-2013 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by luvforty (Post 7281401)
do yourself a favor if you are to play varsity.

the old rackets are not gonna work. get a modern one.

old rackets are for old farts who play weekend doubles.

Old farts and for 8 of the ATP Top 10, who all play with paintjobs of racquets designed in the 80s or 90s.

Fusker 03-17-2013 07:31 AM

I love the premise behind your question. It shows an appreciation for the game and some of it's history. But honestly, aren't you probably reaching a part of your life where you want to win as much as you can? I'm not saying you can't do it with an old players racquet, but wouldn't it make more sense to get the best racquet possible for your game? Odds are its not an old school 85 sq.in frame.

But if you're dead set on playing with something old, I've got a 13 year old Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1 with 4-5/8 grip in great shape I'll just give you. I didn't use it much befor switching to the N/K6.1 for the next decade because they made some noticeable improvements to them.

coachrick 03-17-2013 12:03 PM

I'd compromise a find a Volkl Tour 10 in mid with a mid+ for those days...well, you know, THOSE days. :) Actually, for THOSE days, a Tour 9 would be perfect. Very solid with a little vibration protection.

db10s 03-17-2013 12:49 PM

Get a Dunlop 4d 200 from TW for cheap.

Hannah19 03-17-2013 02:59 PM

Get a MAX 200G and start enjoying the bright side of tennis...:)

Hannah19 03-17-2013 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by luvforty (Post 7281401)
do yourself a favor if you are to play varsity.

the old rackets are not gonna work. get a modern one.

old rackets are for old farts who play weekend doubles.

GET LOST.......This section is not for you!!!

jimbo333 03-17-2013 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Hannah19 (Post 7284028)
GET LOST.......This section is not for you!!!

I don't think he realised Sampras, Agassi and come to think of it Murray (and arguably Federer) basically use/used old rackets. And are well known for being rubbish at singles and not hitting the ball very hard:?

TeddyBear 03-17-2013 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fusker (Post 7282579)
But if you're dead set on playing with something old, I've got a 13 year old Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1 with 4-5/8 grip in great shape I'll just give you. I didn't use it much befor switching to the N/K6.1 for the next decade because they made some noticeable improvements to them.

How much do I have to pay for it :o I might consider getting yours.

Fusker 03-17-2013 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by TeddyBear (Post 7284668)
How much do I have to pay for it :o I might consider getting yours.

If you're willing to give it a good home, hit with it ocassionally (and it needs a grip) I'll send it to you free of charge. Just send me your address and I'll drop it in the mail when I can.

TeddyBear 03-17-2013 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Fusker (Post 7284855)
If you're willing to give it a good home, hit with it ocassionally (and it needs a grip) I'll send it to you free of charge. Just send me your address and I'll drop it in the mail when I can.

Wow! Much appreciated good sir :D I shall put it to good use. Although please give me your email as I am not quite so sure how to send you my address w.o it being public here.

Fusker 03-17-2013 06:47 PM

If you click on my user name, it should give you an option to send me an email. I've got to scrounge up a box to ship it in but I'll try for this week.

TeddyBear 03-17-2013 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Fusker (Post 7285036)
If you click on my user name, it should give you an option to send me an email. I've got to scrounge up a box to ship it in but I'll try for this week.

There isn't an option that sends an email :o. I'll try looking again but thank you very much :D i'm very humble and grateful that you would do this for me :)

Fusker 03-17-2013 07:06 PM

Ok... peterryanjefferson at gmail.com

vwfye 03-18-2013 07:30 AM

What is your swing speed/style? If it is long and aggressive, try the PK Black Ace 90.
I have my HS #1 playing one now instead of his Kfactor. His serve has more pop, his volleys are better and his strokes are no longer flying like they used to. I have him using Big Hitter Silver at 48lbs.


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