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    Head Prestige Pro (USA Version)

    These are nice! I remember summer 1990 coming across a full rack of these at a sports (not just tennis) shop in North Carolina, $99 each "closeout." Little demand for them there. I bought 3 and they were my daily carry for the next couple years.
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    Wanted: Early 80s monoshaft Kneissl White Star Big

    Monoshaft, white cosmetic with blue and green accent striping. Austrian-make. Thanks!
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    Völkl T9 45

    Your only solution is individual grommets. I know this because I had a pair of T9 30 done up at ****. It irked me because the individual grommets were both costly and black-colored, which ruined the heavy red/white stock colorway of the frame. But I had no choice - the existing white grommets...
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    Captain Haddock: Excellent to deal with!

    Have transacted here with Captain Haddock many times over the years - absolute stand-up individual and dealing partner! Strong recommend!
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    Yet another good deal with Colpo

    Thank you and enjoy the difference that only waves can provide! #Wavex
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    Wilson racquets in the transition to the 'modern' age?

    Quite honestly and not that I'm some big Wilson fan, but they saw the future early on and made some pretty classic graphites that were ahead of the curve. The Ultra in the late 70s, the Ultra 2 in '83, and the Pro Staff mid in '84 - not bad for bench strength.
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    Wilson racquets in the transition to the 'modern' age?

    Wilson did have a range but none of it resonated because their "opener" in the non-wood wars was the terrifically advanced Ultra/PWS. The graphite technique and stiffness were both off the charts. Trust me, they made plenty of mid-range metals and graphites, too. You are right that they didn't...
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    Wilson racquets in the transition to the 'modern' age?

    What was notable about the Ultra/PWS was just how early it hit the market. It would not surprise me to rediscover, though I'd have to hit the old tennis periodicals stacks to verify, that the Ultra/PWS was reviewed as early as end of year 1977 or 1978. This was an extremely advanced frame for...
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    FS: 2x Wavex AD 2002 Tennis Racquets, 100 Sq In, 4 3/8 Gr, 8.5/10, $89/shipped

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Wavex AD 2002 Grip Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 2 Head Size: 100 Condition (x out of 10): 8.5/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): Used for about four doubles matches only, or for about 6 hours. *General Description...
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    FS: 2x Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six.One 100, 4 1/2, 9/10, $149/shipped

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Wilson BLX Pro Staff Six.One 100 Grip Size: 4 1/2 Quantity: 2 Head Size: 100 Condition (x out of 10): 9/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): Used for a one hour hit. *General Description (including any cosmetic...
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    FS: 2x Dunlop Biomimetic 500 Tour, 4/3/8, 8.5/10, $119/shipped

    Item Description (Brand/Model/Year): Dunlop Biomimetic 500 Tour Grip Size: 4 3/8 Quantity: 2 Head Size: 100 Condition (x out of 10): 7.5/10 *Specific Time Used (must give specific time, must be over 30 minutes): Used for about four doubles matches only. *General Description (including any...
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    Finally got it - Wilson Ultra 2 Largehead

    Incredibly stiff bats but even with that these tension numbers are startling. Wow, 52 lbs on the (more like) 104 sq inch Largehead and still too tight? I'd hazard that no matter what number you choose, the frame's rigidity refuses to be put down for the count. I tried to make the Mid work for...
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