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    Anyone use Ashaway MonoGut ZX ?

    I liked it in a full bed. I also tried it as a cross for natural gut, but I had a terrible time with the launch angle and was much relieved to go back to gut/poly.
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    The coolest racket I’ve ever seen in my whole life

    Could it be a Puma-derived Estusa with custom paint?
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    Anyone still using any HEAD frames from 1980?

    I know it's a Head thread, but I have to ask... where did you get teal grommets that fit in a Response 90?
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    Prince 80s, 90s

    The Prince CTS design is an unsung multi-decade success. At the time I thought it was just a way to sell widebodies while skirting around Wilson's (dual taper) patent, like Head was doing with its fat-thin-fat widebodies, and maybe it was, but there were some fine frames in those lines. Fischer...
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    Hit w/ a ladies racket / played lights out!!!

    The great Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran once wrote, "When two women speak, they say nothing. When one woman speaks, she reveals all of life." Thread derailment prevention: I'm sure there's something analogous to be said of men that is no less true.
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    Prince 80s, 90s

    The Graphite Pro 90 with alternate paint pictured above was out on the courts in 1985 in Canada, where I was teaching that summer and where my doubles partner used, and loved, that very frame. That would fit with the 1984 copyright; it was presumably patented in 1984 and then introduced at the...
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    Tourna Black Zone 17 vs Tourna Big Hitter Black 7 17.

    I also found both to play at the expected stiffness, but a bigger difference for me was that Zone is coated: it played slicker than snot for a few hours and was unremarkable after that. Maybe more importantly for differences, I got the distinct (but maybe mistaken) impression back when Zone...
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    Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 OS Stretch

    I'd love to try one. Nice specs, pretty paint. I came across it in the 90s and was intrigued, but I never owned one.
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    Anyone still using any HEAD frames from 1980?

    Wasn't there also a Vector series, with a head size smaller than the Edge series but larger than standard?
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    Prince Original Graphite ( POG ) Mid and OS versions

    I was sponsored by Boast for teaching for most of the 90s. Of the few who noticed the logo at all, no one ever guessed right. I'm a sucker for white rackets, the Prince Graphit(e), and nostalgia, and I miss individual head covers a little — but not to the tune of $197.
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    Let's make a Babolat Racquet arm friendly. Which model and how?

    You might be OK, Graycrait. I have what appear to be similar preferences, and the same collection of dozens of 80s and 90s Princes, but I really enjoyed a hit with a student's stiff-tight-poly-strung, unweighted Pure Storm GT a few years back. It wasn't a long enough hit to test my elbow, but it...
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    Angell K-7 Lime

    I like the idea of a series of different colors, and I think including the visual identifier (color) in a frame's name is good marketing. Neo-Donnay started out a few years ago doing that, with a visually stunning line, and I thought they abandoned it way too quickly in the rush to get out more...
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    Angell K-7 Lime

    Blue and black might have been appropriate for this one, assuming it's graphite and aramid like the Red: nominally 97 sq", 18x20, 21mm beam, presumably exquisite feel... It's hard not to think of the old Head Pro Tour.
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    Are there any midplus frames on the market right now that have the feel of a classic midsize and knife through the air like a classic mid?

    It's been a long time, but my experience was that they did not feel much like any Pro Staff, though both families felt great and both were carbon-aramid composites. The old Prestiges gave way more feedback and had a much more palpable flex than the Pro Staff, which had a comfortable, foam-filled...
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    Are there any midplus frames on the market right now that have the feel of a classic midsize and knife through the air like a classic mid?

    OP, the only MPs I've encountered that knifed through the air faster than other MPs were the Prince O-port frames (currently, the Phantom 100), the ultra-thin Donnays (the most recent Gold and Silver, I'd guess), and the APD line (currently Pure Aero (VS) ). Of those, the Pure Aero definitely...
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