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    Kneissl Silver Arrow - Any information?

    Hi Hans, If it is any help, his tennis racket patents were all filed from Waldbröl, a town in the southern part of the Oberbergischer Kreis in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Specifically, "Selkirk Household Manufacturing 5220 Waldbroel De GmbH". Here is a link to the patents assigned to...
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    Players who were bad juniors that became good seniors?

    Agreed again. Your edits make the point even better. Perhaps the thread title should be "lowest ranked junior players who became a highly ranked seniors".
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    Players who were bad juniors that became good seniors?

    I agree. If you had a world junior ranking in the top 500 you were definitely not a "bad junior". If your junior ranking was good enough to get you into any of the top junior tournaments (in the modern system, grade A, 1 and 2) you were definitely not a "bad junior". In the U.S., if you were...
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    Noah's Le Coq racquet from 83

    images upload free Very plush with lots of plow through. Heavy by modern standards and as a result, difficult to get much racket head speed. Nice to serve flat and hard with and lots of fun for clay court grinding.
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    Widest and narrowest string patterns

    Why not just buy a paddleball racket. Your friend will thank you! ;)
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    Legalize Weed.

    Sangler is, again, correct! Back in the mid '70s I was an "assistant pro" at a club on Long Island. Somewhere around 1976, the inventor of the Weed racket came to the club and we all got to hit with his ridiculously oversized racket. The racket was so different from anything I'd ever seen...
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    Pirelli Technort Stratos

    I'll offer රු 95,000.00. :rolleyes:
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    Whats wrong with young generation?

    I think money has poisoned tennis competitiveness as well. According to the ATP prize money rankings, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, the number 100 ranked player in the world, who lost in the first round of the US Open, has earned $358,000.00 so far in 2019! With so much money available for even...
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    My Manufacturers List

    Victor Clement: Werner Fischer: Winsport:
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    My Manufacturers List

    Biosport: Birmal: Cober: Craven: Crown: Darsonval: Geostar: l] Hotspot: I. Kateb: Intertennis: Jeanrot: J. L. Kleinman: John Mott: Midland: Myrac: Ojoee: Pancho Segura: QM: R A Y C O: Samuel Fox:
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    Best wood/graphite racket?

    I found a NOS one several years ago. Never played with it but it sure is lovely to look at!
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    The patient application for the Dayton steel racket was filed in 1922 by W. A. Larned, a seven time U.S. Open champion at the turn of the 20th century. Because the rackets were very, very robust and the steel piano strings almost never broke, the Dayton rackets were very popular with town...
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    What is the most annoying tennis ritual?

    I voted something else: Maria Sharapova (and others) howling when they hit the ball.
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    Nadal is ahead of Federer in Slams adjusted by difficulty

    If we use a Fibonacci sequence of points, where every point played on a grass court which goes over 7 shots is the sum of the previous 2 points played on a clay court which goes over 16 shots, the ratio of each point in the Fibonacci sequence produces a mathematical value of Φ=1.6180339887…...
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    Tips on unwarping Head Arthur Ashe Comp racket?

    Your racket is an aluminum shell with a plastic foam core. The plastic inner core will become pliable with heat. Since the racket is already ruined, you can try putting it in the oven at low heat, no more than 200 degrees Fahrenheit, with the head sandwiched between two pieces of plywood held...
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    2/3 of Nadal majors are on the same event

    All true. But six slams at three different events certainly qualifies as top twenty, at a minimum in the open era. I'm not arguing that Rafa is the GOAT - that goat has been beaten to death; merely that two of the top five and three of the top ten players players of the open era (and arguably...
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    Nadal is ahead of Federer in Slams adjusted by difficulty

    This should help: Mastering Scientific Mumbo Jumbo "This class will teach students to translate scientific mumbo jumbo into understandable phrases. Michigan State University’s first, free Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, also promises to then teach students “to speak mumbo jumbo and amaze...
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    2/3 of Nadal majors are on the same event

    Rafa has been in the finals of the other majors at least four times each and won six of them. That fact alone confirms he is "great" on all surfaces. Is he the greatest outside of clay - no. But no reasonable person could deny that he is "great" on all surfaces. If he never won a single...
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    Minus their best surface, who's the greatest?

    Agreed that life doesn't work this way. But, it's raining here and I'm bored. I thought it might make a fun debate. :unsure: Perhaps thinking about this in a slightly different way might produce a more robust debate and better reflect real life. Who's the second best Grass, Clay and Hard...
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    Minus their best surface, who's the greatest?

    Federer minus grass; Nadal minus clay; Djokovic minus hard. Probably been debated but I didn't see it. Who's the best if you take away their best surface?
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    Suggestions for Kevlar substitute.

    If all else fails, you should be able to get string trimmer (weed whacker) line in 15-16 gauge solid aramid/kevlar or with an aramid/kevlar core wherever you travel. Most of the major string trimmer manufacturers make an aramid/kevlar version of their sting. Plus, it should be fairly...
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    What was the point of renovating the RG stadium?

    I'm right there with you. The US Open should still be played on grass courts in Newport Rhode Island and I'll never forgive those Aussies for moving their tournament from the Warehouseman's Cricket Grounds ... and don't even get me started about that silly new rule that makes last year's...
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    Best wood/graphite racket?

    I thought the Fischer Kingsize Compound played pretty well in its day.
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    Very interesting racket. Thanks for sharing Rod! Are there weights inside the handle that move up and down when the hex screw in the butt cap is turned? Somewhat similar to the Kneissl Super Pro Vario?
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    The Aeropro Drive Original turns 15 this year...would you now consider it a classic?

    How old does a frame have to be before it's considered "classic"
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    How old does a frame have to be before it's considered "classic"

    25+ years old; and accepted as among the best playing rackets when it was introduced; or introduced an innovation that was later incorporated into mainstream rackets or led to further innovations in mainstream rackets (Weed or a little later Prince oversize rackets, Birmal metal rackets...
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    Most Beautiful Wooden Racquet

    Davis made some beautiful rackets. Here's another early model, a bit older than the Silver Streak, called the Black Streak.
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    Most Beautiful Wooden Racquet

    Wow, where I played only the rich kids used Blue Star. I made a few bucks sweeping the courts and cleaning the locker rooms so I got by most of the time with "professional nylon". If the head pro let me teach some lessons I'd splurge on Leoina 66.
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    Mixed Bag - Second String Garden Variety Classics

    Look at the names! There sure were a lot of great Aussie players in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. Hoad, Court, Emerson, Laver. All are undoubtedly among the top 20 players of all time.