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  1. ItalianStallion

    I'm a professional tennis player. Ask me anything!

    Nice win JJ over Big Foe (y)
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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..it's simple and effective...when he feels like playing...
  12. ItalianStallion

    Yonex RQ Series

    Yes - thanks for posting that! My wife has a couple of RQ's in our racquet collection - the RQ-120 which is listed in your link, and then the RQ-380 which I believe came later
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    ^^^ So many nice finds lately...well done all! It's not been good pickings around here. I did spot a Dunlop Black Max and Wilson Profile 110 today, but left them behind for others to enjoy.
  14. ItalianStallion

    2018 Qatar Open - WTA Premier 5

    Simona just withdrew :(
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    Yonex must sign another top player

    Add Chung to that list too! Really nice moves by Yonex. Also noticed some Yonex snowboards in the Winter Olympics..what's up with that?!!
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    Yonex must sign another top player

    Funny that Yonex had (or still has) a reputation as a "chick stick"...lol. I have a bunch of them ranging from 30 year old R-7's to RDS ones - all of them are great frames. If anything, I think that the Babolat Pure Drive has now become the current chick stick..LOL...just by the # of WTA pro's...
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    Adidas/Halep split?

    https://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?fsb=y&IndexArea=product_en&CatId=&SearchText=tennis+dress
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    ^^^ Nice collection - I like your PVC racquet stand too. I was planning on making something similar, my collection is a mess right now.
  19. ItalianStallion

    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Thanks - I think I'd rather keep the Prince Comp over the Tournament Edge - nonetheless, very cool find on your part and thanks for jogging memory lane for me!
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    I'm afraid my friend that I am now one of those 71 RA Bab-wielding 'ladymen' :D Have a Prince 110 Graphite Comp from a thrift store, but sorry - no Chris 5-star...never seen one in person, just in Tennis Mag...oh and on the movie "Total Recall"
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    OMG!!!! That is the same racquet I used when I played high school tennis back in the 80's...12.6 ounces??? How did I manage that as a skinny 16 year old kid?
  22. ItalianStallion

    When will the Asics Gel Resolution 7’s be discounted?

    They are $109 at my local Asics outlet. There was an additional 30% discount today, so I couldn't pass up snagging a pair for under $77
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    Head Tour XL cut to 27" the same as ??? model?

    I have one of those too..also cut down to 27" - it is a descendant of PT57 lineage of quality Head frames..there's a whole thread dedicated to it here My frame is here
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    Racquet flew from hand

    Well made racquets can take a bit of abuse. Earlier this year my Babolat PD flew straight out of my hand during a serve - hit a hard court straight on bumper, bounced up about 6 feet in the air - twirled around a bit then flopped on the ground like a fish out of water. I thought for sure it...
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    No, I got it in Virginia Beach, so you're in luck, the one you spotted might still be there.
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    Unfamiliar Austrian made Racquet "AMF Head Ace Mid". Anyone heard of it?

    Thanks! Makes me wonder how it ended up in my neighborhood thrift store (not in Europe).
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    Unfamiliar Austrian made Racquet "AMF Head Ace Mid". Anyone heard of it?

    I bought this from a thrift store last week for $4.98. It reminds me of the Head Graphite Edge series from the early 1980's - in size and shape. I have not hit with it yet. Can anyone shed some light on this frame? I found another one on the big auction site, but it has different paint and...
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Thanks! Grommets are in remarkable shape. Will keep the tension low.
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Hey thanks! I knew that several versions were made but wasn't sure which one this was...I knew it was a later one with the sig. Funny story, I met Mats a few years ago and had him autograph my cheapie wide body Rossignol Quantum...I wish I could get him to sign this one instead. Oh well! Any...
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