Originally Posted by AlfaAce
For example, a decent condition 200G will easily
run you $100 + shipping on 3bay these days. Whereas as Yonex R-22 (also a very popular/winning stick of it's day) will only fetch $35-50 in the same condition. I'd love to re-introduce the original 200G
.. and a used 200G pro would cost you $200. But if you had the choice, would you still make it 84 sq in or would you try to increase the size (90, 93, 95) to appeal to both the old guard and a broader public? The 500i, which is 95 sq in is quite a different beast, with different frame profile and different material.
As a side note, I compared the 200G pro and the PS 85 new version, side by side for an hour or so. In the past, I was a fan of the PS 85, having played with a similar racket for over ten years. However, compared to the 200G pro, it now felt underpowered and unstable. The dunlop felt better in many ways.