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  1. robbo1970

    Dunlop 300 Lineage?

    The Dunlop CX 200 LS has to be the closest incarnation of the older 300 models, with the CX 200 being closer to the Bio Max 200G model (the J-Mac one). I've never tried them, but as a former 300 user, I'd be interested in anyone's feedback.
  2. robbo1970

    Shoes are so good now.

    I think the overall pricing on a lot of sports equipment these days has got way out of control. If the general opinion is to try and encourage kids from all backgrounds to take up sport and to remove any elitism, the top sports brands are not doing a very good job to help that cause. The...
  3. robbo1970

    A lighter racket that will protect my elbow as well as my POG?

    I guess it depends largely how much lighter you feel you need to go. I have always stuck to Prince racquets for their comfort. I would always suggest that retaining a bit of mass in the racquet is going to help reduce unwanted vibrations that are normally associated with lighter racquets...
  4. robbo1970

    Favorite WOOD frame of all time

    Donny Allwood for me. I have several wooden racquets, from Maxply's, Adidas and some Wilson models, but the Allwood always felt the easiest to swing and the most manoeuvrable on all shots. Plus I was a huge Borg fan, so incredibly bias as well :)
  5. robbo1970

    Been playing with no over grip lately

    I've never found an OG I like better than the feel of standard grip. Although I would say that even on the same grip, the white versions offer better traction. Wrapping a new grip is just practice. Once you get the knack, you can wrap it just as well as any factory wrapped grip.
  6. robbo1970

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

    I've just bought a couple of racquets recently. Picked up a near mint MG Prestige Pro for £25.
  7. robbo1970

    Head Magnum Graphite 25

    The racquet arrived today and it's practically mint. I've got a near mint Microgel Prestige Pro on the way too for £25.
  8. robbo1970

    The genius of the Beatles

    I think that's another urban myth. Apparently it was based upon a drawing that Julian Lennon had done at school, but the truth will probably never come out. The lyrics are certainly very trippy though.
  9. robbo1970

    The genius of the Beatles

    I know, they were all so young. Steve Marriott, 18 when the Small Faces kicked off and only 20 by the time he wrote Itchycoo Park. I do appreciate that some modern musicians are as young, but I'm not wholly convinced that their music will transcend the next 50 years in the same way as some of...
  10. robbo1970

    Head Magnum Graphite 25

    I will do when I get it. The string pattern is 18/19. It does look very similar to the Edge mold and I just couldn't resist getting it. I remember playing against a guy who used one, must have been about 1985/86, and I thought it looked great. I was still using a Borg Allwood back then, so...
  11. robbo1970

    The genius of the Beatles

    Just jumping on this thread as an overall big fan of 60's music. One thing that always astounds me with a lot of the bands, were the members' ages. Paul was only 25 when he came up with and wrote most of Sgt Pepper. That's insane. 24 years old when he wrote Paperback Writer. It's hard to...
  12. robbo1970

    Head Magnum Graphite 25

    Well I have pulled the trigger on this one. It's almost mint condition and for £15 I couldn't resist finally getting the racquet I wanted as a 14 year old. It seems to be the Magnum Mid 25 Pro, AMF made in Austria. Comes with a nice original racquet cover too. Should be fun to have a go with.
  13. robbo1970

    Which "Classic" to add as a "for fun" frame?

    Haha, I know. But it's my very low boredom threshold. I can't be doing with this bunting it back and forth lark, waiting for an error. What do you know about the old Head Magnum Mid 25? Forgive me for a change of subject.
  14. robbo1970

    Head Magnum Graphite 25

    Hi, I have seen a couple of threads that talk about the Head Magnum, but they seem to focus on the 35. I'm not too sure what the difference is, but if anyone has any info on the Head Magnum Graphite Midsize 25, i.e. specs, history, etc. that would be great. I remember seeing these back in the...
  15. robbo1970

    I confess I have been visiting GPPD lately

    GPPD is a dangerous place. One false move, one attempt to not take a thread seriously and you destroyed. Stay away, nothing good will ever come of it.
  16. robbo1970

    Dunlop Biomimetic F100

    Have you played with these side by side yet? They spec out the same but I'm just curious about a comparison of the feel. The F100 is great fun to play with, but I've never tried the AG4D 100.
  17. robbo1970

    Guess the order in which the Big 3 will retire

    This is a hard one to predict. Federer went through a slam slump from 2012 until 2017 (ages 31-35), but to my understanding, continued playing during that period for the love of the game. Therefore, if he stays fit, it's difficult to not see him still playing for a few more years, if he still...
  18. robbo1970

    Dunlop Bio300 vs HM300G

    Pretty much what Crocodile has said. I would say the differences are very minimal though and strings and tension will play a part. I kept mine will syn gut at 50lbs. Played very nicely with that.
  19. robbo1970

    Dunlop F100 Classic Swingweight question

    I tend to use my Blade 18/20 most of the time, but I do bring out the F100 every now and again. I go through moods with racquets. If I was to say which racquet is the most fun to use, purely based on how easy it is to put the ball anywhere, I would say the F100. The Blade just gives me a bit...
  20. robbo1970

    What the Spec for the new Dunlop F100?

    Hi, that is strung. The specs are pretty much an identical match of those on the AG4D 100 version, although it's the same mold as the Bio 100. Really fun to use and for anyone who likes using a 90 that is super manoeuvrable, they will find it hard to put down.
  21. robbo1970

    Dunlop F100 Classic Swingweight question

    Hi, The SW strung is 305. Although the 330g strung static weight does make it feel more stable than a regular 305 SW would suggest. I do hit with it sometimes still and it's a really fun racquet to use.
  22. robbo1970

    Dunlop Force 98 Tour Option TK4

    I think Robredo used the Option 2C (which might be the PSC clone) with this paintjob.
  23. robbo1970

    Memory Lane...What Racquet(s) were u using between 1985-1990?

    Apologies for the 12 year wait :) I noticed you had the Dunlop Borg racquet questioned by Breakpoint. Actually, there was a Dunlop Borg racquet, but I don't think it got past the demo stage and I doubt it was the one you were referring to. It's a neat bit of trivia though and hopefully this...
  24. robbo1970

    Heavy racquets

    From my own experience, when I got back into the game after a long break, I went straight out and got a larger headed, lighter racquet, purely on the basis that the vast majority of racquets I was seeing were in that range. However, it was not until I got a smaller headed, heavier racquet that...
  25. robbo1970

    TW needs to push a reissue of the Prince Classic Graphite 100 Longbody

    I've actually kept it with the ports, as I quite like them. It has quite a roundish head shape and with the ports it just feels like it opens it up a bit and gives me a bit more spin. That may all be psychological of course. As and when I need a re-string, I may try the standard grommets, but...
  26. robbo1970

    TW needs to push a reissue of the Prince Classic Graphite 100 Longbody

    About 54 in the 100 and about 52 in the 93. I've got one of those tension apps on my phone. Not sure how accurate they really are but the strings hold their tension pretty well.
  27. robbo1970

    TW needs to push a reissue of the Prince Classic Graphite 100 Longbody

    I've got 6 HM300g's as well, plus spare grommets. I don't use them anymore but won't get rid of them.
  28. robbo1970

    TW needs to push a reissue of the Prince Classic Graphite 100 Longbody

    I've stuck with Prince Syngut original for that reason. Keeps tension for ages.
  29. robbo1970

    TW needs to push a reissue of the Prince Classic Graphite 100 Longbody

    I have 2 PCG 100 std and 2 Exo3 Graphite 93s that occupy my racquet bag. I've tried other racquets but keep going back to these as they suit me the best. When I first got them I stocked up on grommet sets. All strung with PSGO and that works perfectly for a classic feel. Great racquets and it...
  30. robbo1970

    The Greatest Singer of All time:

    Lee Majors, Morecambe & Wise, Dennis Waterman.