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@wright 02-25-2004 12:18 PM

Anyone have any pros' racquets?
 
Who's got a racquet that a pro actually played with, maybe even smashed to bits?

Shaolin 02-26-2004 07:35 PM

I have the super RD Tour that Rios threw out into the crowd when he won the 1998 Lipton.

Then I woke up. :roll:

@wright 02-26-2004 07:51 PM

Now I KNOW that's a lie! I'm sure he wouldn't do anything that nice!

@wright 02-26-2004 07:51 PM

Besides, I'm pretty sure he played with the RD Power 10 when he won the Lipton! HA

peter 02-26-2004 10:59 PM

Re: Anyone have any pros' racquets?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by @wright
Who's got a racquet that a pro actually played with, maybe even smashed to bits?

I've got a Wilson Hyper ProStaff 6.1 that Andy Chirita used to play with...

Oh, you don't know who he is? Well, that's because he's still young
and really hasn't turned Pro yet. But perhaps in a couple of years
I could come back to this discussion... :-)

Shaolin 02-27-2004 07:17 AM

Alan--
watch the video of the 1998 Lipton final, he chucks his racquet way up into the stands after he wins/becomes #1.

If you dont have the tape, Ill send it to you, I have Rios/Henman as well from the SF, which is amazing. Rios starts s&v at the end of the match, looking way more natural at it than Henman or most s&v players. I think it was to make Henman feel more like crap, it wasnt enough to just beat him 6-0 final set, LOL.

I get that frame confused, Power 10 or Super RD Tour but then Im always confused by Yonex frames. they sound like the names of Strar Wars droids. Yonex R2D2 Ti IG-88 Super Power Long.

@wright 02-27-2004 07:24 AM

HAHA, that is too funny about the Yonex frames. I'm e-mailing you right now about Rios tapes.

polakosaur 02-27-2004 09:45 AM

where can you get a pro racquet?

Anonymous 02-27-2004 10:30 AM

From a pro?? Sometimes they give them to ball kids or other extremely fanatical people.

Deuce 02-29-2004 01:22 AM

I've got 4 of Cedric Pioline's Prince Magnesium 90 racquets. I got them about 6 years ago. I loved that frame so much, and couldn't find any anywhere. I tried Pat Cash first - called the president of Tennis Australia, who called Cash in Tahiti or somewhere, then called me back and told me that Cash had none left, but suggested the Prestige Classic 600. Then I called Pioline's agent, and she asked Pioline, who said that he'd give me 4 for free. I paid the shipping. They were pretty used when I got them - one even had a hairline crack. Had red clay wedged in the grommet strips and everything. I got about a year's use out of them before 'retiring' them for good.

I also have Thomas Blake's 300G (James' brother). He broke it by tapping it lightly on a tree after a doubles loss in a Futures tournament. I think I still have it. Maybe not. I did salvage the grip and grommet strip, though.

vishente 03-19-2004 03:07 PM

I have Anke Huber's yonex racket

cannondale 03-21-2004 07:09 AM

I have one of Martin Damm's (player from the Czech Republic) racquets that's painted like the fishnet version of the Volkl C10 Pro.

boris becker 1 03-22-2004 09:02 AM

have one of Beckers old pumas

and alex corretja smashed to bits Babolat

Hewittfan22 04-14-2004 08:28 PM

I have Frenano Gonzlez's racquet when he broke it during the match with ancic at 2003 legg mason, i was ballboying for that match

morten 04-15-2004 02:08 AM

I have a smashed volkl of Taylor Dent.

python 04-15-2004 07:25 AM

I have two of the Adidas frames Stefan Edberg used early in his career.

edge 04-15-2004 10:03 AM

My son was asked to be a ball boy for last year's U.S. open and he declined. I hope he does it this year. He's 13 and he needs to be inspired.

jorel 01-11-2008 12:51 PM

i think i have one.. i got it from a guy that customizes racquets for a lot of pros... pretty much everything was the same except the handle was slightly shaved where the index finger would be (for better snap on serve?)

AlpineCadet 01-11-2008 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jorel (Post 1993265)
i think i have one.. i got it from a guy that customizes racquets for a lot of pros... pretty much everything was the same except the handle was slightly shaved where the index finger would be (for better snap on serve?)

This thread dates back to 2004, nice!

Nsweet 01-11-2008 12:59 PM

A friend of mine and I were at the US Open in '05 and we were watching Taylor Dent practice. Taylor missed a few shots in a row and then smashed his racquet on the ground and broke in in about 5 places. My friend asked him if he could have the racquet and Taylor tossed it to him. When I held the racquet it was the heaviest one I've even held. It must have been like 14 ounces.


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