Originally Posted by joe sch
As for "diamonds in the rough" YES there are lots of them, for instance Fila wood rackets.
Fila made many very high quality player rackets and they do not seem to get much respect now, maybe they get more in Europe ?
I have many including a bunch of NOS Fila woods and have a friend that was sponsored by Fila who also still has a bunch of them.
There are many other good hitting wood rackets that were not common names.
Those Fila sticks (Wud One was the best) were absolutely beautiful.......hated to actually use them and hit the ground!!!!! At the time they came out 1978 - early 80s they were Fou Fou of all the sticks on the market they played ok but man they looked awesome...also pretty darn expensive compared to the Allwoods, Maxplys, Kramers.....etc. other than the novelty of a Fila frame the biggest claim to fame was that Dino Martin in the tennis movie "Players" not only to got to play with Ali MacGraw but also got to the finals of Wimby using a Wud One.......
Check out the 80s tennis website - he has posted some ads and pics of many of the original Fila line.