Originally Posted by joe sch
I really enjoyed playing the yamaha rackets during that transitional period of going from wood rackets to trying all the new composite rackets hitting the market. It was really a big psych boost to yield one of these type of rackets against an opponent still playing a woody. I mostly played the yfg 20 and 30s back in those days, as they were the most reasonable in price. Below are a few more pics of these models:
Nice collection. We sold quite a few of the 30 series and of course I had to have the 50 to be different. Looked pretty cool with Victor Superb gold. I played the much stiffer 70(YGR, I believe) around '79-'80, but it was an arm-killer for me. They all had a distinctive whistle-swoosh as they moved through the air...some folks were put off by it, others thought it was something special.
This series was another I believe that would benefit from a more open string pattern, leaving out one main on either side, eliminating at least one shared hole and leaving out one top cross, IIRC. Like the 200G, the 'official' string pattern mirrored that of a wood racket.
Long Face, that is an excellent addition to your stable...well done!