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  1. galain

    Tell me about your racquet collections!

    Nice. How did you manage to pick up the HiTen? That's a rare bird - especially the 30. I'd love to hear more about the PK Laver C too. What does it play like and how did you find that one? There was a small sports store in an Singapore shopping mall and I swear, from 1996 through to 2015, they...
  2. galain

    Did really Connors and Mac hate each other?

    McEnroe has stated that in his playing days things were considerably better between himself and Lendl than they were between him and Connors. IIRC it was someone asking him about the time his car broke down and Lendl gave him a ride. In Connor's book he also states that he respected Lendl a...
  3. galain

    Yonex RDX 500 Mid (90) - what year did this come out?

    I had a great time with this frame and Isospeed Classic Professional at 53lbs. Didn't really enjoy it all that much with a poly, but I'm not much of a poly user so take that for what it's worth.
  4. galain

    Decline of Prince?

    Who? The Tennis Spin guy?
  5. galain

    Tell me about your racquet collections!

    How's it going for you so far? What's in your bag/on your wall/scattered about your house?
  6. galain

    Why did Mac and Graf leave the 200g behind?

    I have a Max200G and more F200's than I can count. While they were both soft frames, I really think the Kneissl White Star Pro is the early composite model that really plays like a woodie. The thick throat and tapered head - it's basically the same characteristics as a wood frame - just with...
  7. galain

    Squash - inherently conflicting?

    I love squash - great game. Hell of a cardio workout too.
  8. galain

    Fashion aficionados of TT, help me choose my next hoodie please!

    @Tennease - just checked out your link mate. Thank you. Not sure if you're aware that pretty much everything on this website is available from AliExpress at significantly less cost? Just a heads up for you in case you shop there regularly.
  9. galain

    Fashion aficionados of TT, help me choose my next hoodie please!

    Thanks so far guys - you've given me a good start!
  10. galain

    Fashion aficionados of TT, help me choose my next hoodie please!

    My favourite hoodie has just been declared dead. I need a new one. First decision - zipper or no zipper? I have two others with zippers. I'm often in and out of them so I find them practical and probably more versatile but I don't really know. Just wondering if I should try something different...
  11. galain

    Guillermo Vilas racquet History

    True - I'm having an extremely hard time imaging this.
  12. galain

    Can you tell me more about this kneissl ?

    I read somewhere on the boards here that Muster's actual frame was a custom layup considerably stiffer than the regular PT630. I have no idea how the person who wrote that came by that info though and it's the only time I've heard this. For those in the know, there was a company called...
  13. galain

    Guillermo Vilas racquet History

    Yes I think so.
  14. galain

    Guillermo Vilas racquet History

    Just adding a question to my original in this thread. Can anyone think of a player who's had more 'autograph' frames with different companies than Vilas? By my reckoning (and thanks to @MuseoArgentinodelTenis ), Guillermo has had 3 different companies use his name to market their product. I...
  15. galain

    why nobody talk more about Noah's (an offensive player) 1983 RG FO wins over claybeasts Wilander (F) and Lendl (QF)?

    Yes, exactly. He seems to be 100% engaged with the things he chooses to do. I thought the interview with him was terrific.
  16. galain

    Tell me about your racquet collections!

    Sorry to hear about your injury @mctennis. Did you keep any favourites after selling off your collection?
  17. galain

    First Racket

    I'm old, mate!
  18. galain

    First Racket

    My first racquet was a KMart woodie - I can't recall the name. For my birthday the next year I moved to a PowerSport aluminium frame (Woolworths brand). My first 'real' racquet came after that - an aluminium Slazenger Panther. From then on, in terms of what I used in competition play it's been...
  19. galain

    why nobody talk more about Noah's (an offensive player) 1983 RG FO wins over claybeasts Wilander (F) and Lendl (QF)?

    The Tennis Podcast did a terrific interview with him recently. I'd encourage anyone interested in Noah to give it a listen.
  20. galain

    Was Connors a Serve & Volleyer?

    Interesting clip. I really enjoyed this. Was Jimmy using his T2000 in this match?
  21. galain

    Tell me about your racquet collections!

    That's great. Can I take this off topic a little? How do the Donnay X Blue and X Red compare to each other? And did you ever try the X Dark Red? That one sounded really interesting.
  22. galain

    Tell me about your racquet collections!

    Nice. I didn't realise the Muscle Weave had had a re-release
  23. galain

    Boris Becker accused of not handing over tennis trophies to pay debts

    Yeah - I find the whole thing a bit sad to be honest. Sad that Becker was less than honest and now the courts are onto him for his trophies, and sad that he even got to that point in his life when he really could have just as easily gone the other way financially. He is a beloved figure in...
  24. galain

    Do you think racquets/companies back in the day were region specific?

    Wheaton was a little after the time period I was thinking of, but I forgot Barbara Potter. Arthur Ashe, of course, but he was little earlier than when I was thinking. I was so fascinated by the aluminium sandwich when I first saw it! It looked so sci fi to me at the time.
  25. galain

    Tell me about your racquet collections!

    Awesome stuff Dino - thank you! Yep - the Hi-Tens seem to be rarer than just about anything else out there. I'd be saving that one too.
  26. galain

    Tell me about your racquet collections!

    I understand. I'm trying to convince my wife that our lounge room wall would look far more interesting with some frames hanging up but she's not having it. :D
  27. galain

    Tell me about your racquet collections!

    What is your collection based on? How did it begin? Do you have a 'most coveted' frame? My original goal was to match the Rossignol catalogue from 1983. F100, F200, F300, Johan Kriek Auto, Graphite 200, Tubex 200. Then I went a little mad and just started adding more Rossignols. Then I began...
  28. galain

    adidas FOOTWEAR: ask adidas anything! [closed]

    Why does Adidas seemingly ignore those of us with wide feet? There may be some models that fit a little 'bigger' but there is a distinct lack of dedicated wide shoes. There are a lot of us out there who would love to give the products a go if we could get them to fit. Does manufacturing cost so...
  29. galain

    Do you think racquets/companies back in the day were region specific?

    True - but when i think of Head back then and US players, I think of Tim Mayotte, the Gulliksons.......and then I get stuck. I think more European and South American players were Head users (although my memory isn't what it used to be!)
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