|05-20-2012, 06:07 AM||#21|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: the Netherlands
Oliver was taken over by a German company in the late 1980's.
They still maufacture rackets today.
Check the German version of the big auction site.
The racket looks a lot like the german GrapHit from W. Bungert.
2x MAX 200G PRO, Nat.Gut/Ferry Force Super Touch at 58 lbs.
|05-22-2012, 09:38 AM||#22|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Hmmm. Now in my 50's.
The Everyday Youth Years:
Stan Smith Capri (Department store special)
Spalding Pancho Gonzalez Auto
Jack Kramer Auto
Stan Smith Auto
Yamaha YFG 30
Yamaha YFG 20
The Intermittent Years
Dunlop Maxply Fort (college years, bought from friend for $10.00)
Unknown thrift shop find
Pro Kennex (found racket - free!)
Fox WB-215 and 210
The Tennis Rediscovered Years:
Prince TT Scream
Prince Air-O Cloud
I haven't had money or commitment to buy high end rackets (no Babolat for me!) so I make do with whatever racket I have.
|05-22-2012, 09:49 AM||#23|
Join Date: Sep 2009
you can find some really good deals on flea bay and TW (especially in the winter) on some really great old classics. I have bought several Prince, Wilson, Fox and others for almost nothing - usually around $10-20 + shipping. Had them restrung and they play like they were brand new.
Last winter i bought a POG for around $14.50 i think and this year i got 2 Wilson Reflexes for $25.00 for both.
Hang in there, we are still playing even at our age and that is a miracle in of itself.
I have nothing to say, ... You know me, Tracy, I'm a low-key guy.
|05-22-2012, 10:26 AM||#24|
Join Date: Dec 2011
Spalding Pancho Gonzalez (wood) 1961-68
Dunlop Maxply Forte (wood) 1969-170
Wilson Tony Trabert (wood) 1970-71
Wilson T-2000 (steel) 1972-73
Wilson Jack Kramer (wood) 1973-74
Wilson Pro Staff (wood) 1974-75
Head Pro Redhead (aluminum) 1975-78
PDP (fiberglass) 1979-82
TAD Davis (wood) 1983
Head Edgewood (wood with carbon) 1983-86
Pro Kennex—Golden Ace (wood with carbon) 1984-86
Head Director (graphite) 1986
Head Professional Composite 1987
Prince Triple Threat Attitude (100 sq. in.) 2004-present
Prince Triple Threat Attitude (115 sq. in.) 2005-present
Prince EXO3 Red (105 sq. in.) 2012
Salt air, red wine, olive oil, & Wilson Steam 99s or 105s, depending on the surface.
|01-24-2013, 02:28 PM||#25|
Join Date: Jul 2012
2002-2003 Wilson Hyper prostaff 95 (18x20)
2003-2003 Wilson Hyper prostaff 7.1 ZONE (broken)
2003-2005 Babolat Pure Drive (broken)
2005–2010 Volkl V-Engine Tour 10 Mid
2010-2011 Wilson Prostaff k88
2011-2012 Wilson BLX Tour 90
2013- Wilson Prostaff 6.1 90
demoed and bought but ended up hating-
2012-jan Volkl Organix 10 325 (just mucked around with)- NO FEEL!!)
2012-oct Aero Pro Drive Gt (Wilson leather grip, silicone in handle, 6 grams @ 3&9) (felt good during practice but gradually played worse and wore with it..
NOW..dont think i can change from mids.
would like to but happy with how im playing atm.