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    Best old school players racquets you've purchased from **** and why

    My recently acquired RT Laser has a very old school feeling. Too bad they weren't more popular. Feel reminds me of PK Black Ace or a Head Graphite Edge.
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    Hip to be square: "R" you ready? Yonex R Series...

    Love the "R" series. My last Yonex thrift store find was a R-23. I'll have to post a 'family' pick of all my Yonex's one day..if I can find a wall big enough to lean them on!
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    Mail Order Classic: RT Laser

    Found this gem at my local thrift store for around $7. I don't remember much about this frame except it was in the mail order section of Tennis and World Tennis Magazines back in the 80's. Added an over grip and took it out to the courts - hits very solid.
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    It's been slow going recently in my acquisition efforts, but found these two frames within the last couple of months for about $7 a piece - a Wilson Kobra Team and a Head Microgel Extreme Mid Plus. Both have been cleaned up and re-gripped as shown now.
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    Disintegrated grommets, old racquet, now what?

    I have a Rossignol F-200 in the same boat. Half the grommets crumbled after I restrung her. I had to cut the strings out as they were cutting into the graphite! I think Fittex individual grommets may be the only solution as in my case.
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    racket head deformed by klippermate

    I had a similar experience with my Klipper while stringing oversized frames(107 sq in and over). Perhaps the mounts slipped or buckled underload - I ended up with a racquet that was more "round" than "oval". Luckily this did not have any permanent effects on the frame and they returned to normal...
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    US Open’s Prestige?

    US Open has the biggest stadium, therefore it is the bestest...LOL! but in all seriousness, I think it is the hardest one to win
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    When did the Head Prestige lose its' heritage?

    Whew....glad I grabbed and stashed these when TW was nearly giving them away a few years ago....
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    After a bit of a drought, scored me a Yonex R-23 yesterday in very good shape to go along with my "square head" collection.
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    When did the Head Prestige lose its' heritage?

    The released a 107 model, so that did it for me, lol
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Awesome find Atatu! Just got this yesterday from a thrift store - Wimbledon Boron Pro for $4.98. I'd say about a 6/10 in shape. It will go nicely along with a Wimbledon Graphite All Pro I have somewhere tucked away in storage.
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Finally after many months of finding nothing of interest - I spotted this inside a Babloat full length cover...a Head Radical Flexpoint Mid Plus for $15
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    Which pro has the best serve action to copy?

    My 2 cents...I like Fabio''s simple and effective...when he feels like playing...