Originally Posted by retrowagen
Does Dunlop really have the IMF machines laying in storage, or were they destroyed or scrapped (as I would expect)?
It's unlikely that the manufacturing process peculiar to IMF would be environmentally or fiscally viable - the amounts of aluminium alloy required for each racquet (to be molten out) makes it silly.
There are still lots of good Max 200g's out there... I found one (a lovely 1985 version, Light 5 size), with cover, at a California thrift store last night for the huge sum of $3.98...
Frankly, I hav'nt got a clue if they still have these machines or not..
I know many are still around, I have several versions in multiple cosmetic conditions and even offer them totally refurbished to anyone who wants them. I strip them of all paint, give them a new stealthy matt black finish and apply a full grain leather grip and string job of choice.
Many judge these rackets by their cover, read: paint job, but fail to look beyond that. I believe that a solid structural condition is much more important than looks for these rackets.