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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Yes...the "built-in" butt cap self-destructed on SO many of those!!!! I've got a couple with the corners broken off, etc. Darned near impossible to repair. I almost liked the idea of the "pallet" material; but so many top players want feedback from the handle, not 'squish' ;) Actually...
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    I think the double bridge basically held the damping device in place :) The DB series was a bit of a sleeper at a time that I didn't care for Prince at all(remember the self-destructing handles on so many models back then?)
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    Dunlop Max 200g L Pro

    Dang...I was a Dunlop rep during the heyday of the 200G and I have never seen one until the above pic. ;)
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    My first goodwill haul!

    Hit high on the face and EVERY shot is a drop volley!!!
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    Picked up this Prince Boron...

    Vilas could hit a line drive that you would swear was going out by a mile...and it would nosedive 3 feet before the baseline and jump like crazy. I do wonder what he would choose out of the contemporary offerings (IF he were 25 again ;) )
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    My first goodwill haul!

    I enjoyed the Comp 2 as it was stiffer. The original and the 2 were like new wood rackets but stayed that way for longer than most wood sticks. Allowed players to step into new technology without abandoning the characteristics of wood entirely. Similar rackets from Yamaha(YCR), Rossignol(R40...
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    Picked up this Prince Boron...

    Dang....beat me to it!!!
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    My first goodwill haul!

    IF you hit too high on the face, the ball is likely to fall onto your foot! :)
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    265g ???? Wow! No strings, grip or grommets??? My Pickleball paddles are heavier! :)
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    Picked up this Prince Boron...

    Except that there are no individual grommets in the throat bridge and two of the holes are on the verge of allowing the string to pull into the frame(and that would be sad). A one-piece "strip" like the PG or the later version of this model would be preferable as it would help distribute the...
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    My first goodwill haul!

    Had to keep some to use when hitting the ball for the pup to chase!!!
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    Head Edge Series

    Yes, the Graphite Edge was very popular in Atlanta ca 1981 or so; but not as solid(or as popular) as the Kennex Silver and Black Ace models. The one or two Graphite Edge frames that I saw busted/cut in two revealed that at least part of the "tube" actually was hollow. I don't recall if the...
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    My first goodwill haul!

    I think a Wilson T-tournament would be just as much fun as a "woodie" tournament. I could supply 8-10 T-series rackets in playable condition!!!
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    Head Edge Series

    They were too hollow for me in the later production years. Seems like the early ones were more solid, more like the XRC...but I never spent much time with either. I used the original EDGE briefly; but could have helped put the aluminum Vector on the map IF they hadn't waited so long to...
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    All set for fall and winter

    Volkl Tour 10 is all you need!!! Fantastic stick!
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