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  1. Slingerland61

    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Found this super nice Kneissl White Star Mid. Lightweight but swings like a club. I hit against a wall for a bit and I quite like it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Congrats on finding your white whale! ...and thanks for the photo reenactment. That looks like it’s in really good shape. Enjoy!!! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Nice to see we understand each other. Haha I good luck taming that racket addict beast. Hmmm... I really would like another Players Special, guess it’s back to GW for me. [emoji41] Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Huh. I’m not familiar with that racquet. I did pick it up and it felt good, but then I saw the PS85 and nothing else mattered. [emoji38] Maybe I’ll check back tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Happy hunting! I’ve been blessed by the Pro Staff gods this week! This PS85 today and a minty PS90 BLX 5 days ago. It’s a Christmas Miracle. [emoji1787] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Well, how about that. I’ve been looking for one of these for a very long time. A St Vincent Pro Staff 85. JUQ under the “W” on the white butt cap. The finish is a little scuffed up and it’s pretty dirty, but there are no major gouges or dings. The price says $6.99, but it was purple half price...
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Wow! That’s quite a collection of some great rackets! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Found this very nice ProStaff 90BLX for $3.99. ...now I gotta figure out what to string it with. [emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    I found a PS Classic 6.1 last week for $5. It has a few chips, but it cleaned up super nice and hits even better. One of my favorite rackets of all time. Unrelated note: I find it sad how someone would come on a Classic Tennis Racket forum and disparage classic rackets. Such a weak and obvious...
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    Classic Racquet's and Ball Cans ?

    I remember for a short time there were two-time balls. Optic yellow and green...I think. Really easy to see spin on those. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The Max 200g "could" become my racquet of choice

    The first time I hit with a 200G (Serious Goodwill score!) I was amazed. So much control. So much feel. I didn’t think I was hitting hard until my partner was suddenly a step or two too slow. I’ve since found two others (1 more from the same Goodwill, 1 from FB marketplace), and I’ll use them...
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    Doubles with classics?

    The Players Special was my racket in high school. It’s still great to hit with... that bamboo shaft delivers plenty of power, great feel and a seemingly extra small sweet spot. I recently acquired a Donnay Borg Pro and I like it. [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    I don’t know about that particular frame, but it sounds similar to this Martina Navratilova Signature model I have...especially the cover. Mine is also in great shape, but it might be a lower quality model because it was handcrafted in Belgium with a French White Ash Frame. Sent from my...
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    Doubles with classics?

    Awesome! I’ve been hoarding classic rackets lately and love trying them out. It’s a great way to add a fun/classic spin on our favorite sport. [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Anyone else have maybe too many rackets?

    Do I have one of those?! I will dig around and send you a PM if one turns up. [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Anyone else have maybe too many rackets?

    Haha! [emoji23] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Anyone else have maybe too many rackets?

    Much respect, sir. That’s an excellent collection and impressive dedication to Prince! Plus your display/storage system is miles better than my ping pong table takeover! (Nice use of quotation marks, too.) [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Anyone else have maybe too many rackets?

    Thanks BorgCash! I think it’s right around 80 or so. Most were acquired from second hand shops. I’m an older player so I kind of gravitate toward 70s-80s rackets. Most are in very good playing condition (a few are pristine) and while I usually hit with a Pro Staff 6.1 Classic, it’s always fun...
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    Best wood/graphite racket?

    I know no one plays with them anymore, but I’m wondering what others consider to be the best playing wood/graphite racket. There’s the Head Vilas, the Head Edgewood, the Prince Woodie, the Pro Kennex Golden Ace, the Dunlop A-Player and Yamaha made one, too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Anyone else have maybe too many rackets?

    My wife thinks I may have a “problem.” Hmmmmmmm Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Egg Power

    This is the only racket I have that might be classified as an egg shape. It plays nice.. kinda stiff for me, though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Picked up this very nice Yamaha Secret 04 at Goodwill for $2.60. I’ve never hit with one before, but I hear they’ve got tons of power. Sounds like fun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    I’ve been looking for one of these for a long time, and today a friend picked this up for me at a Goodwill “Bin” location. $2.50 a pound. What a crazy long grip! Not a scratch on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Totally agree. The Strato has great feel and the power’s pretty good, too. These days I’ll break out a Chris Evert Autograph on fun days, but I’m going to add the Strato to my bag. Still a good hitter. [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    It looks like the tubes through the frame are all angled for diagonal stringing, so I’m not sure it’s possible to try a conventional string job. Seems like it would damage things? I used it yesterday to hit against a wall and it felt really pretty good. Lots of power and good control. But I...
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    is the chris evert pro staff the same mold as ps85??

    Sorry to go so far back in time, but I was wondering about this great example I found and was hoping it played like a PS85. Apparently it’s just an “Aggressor” with a paint job. (The letter from Wilson was in the cover.) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    I totally scored today at Goodwill. 1- a super nice Rosignol Strato. $3 2- a super dirty and worn, but not scratched or cracked Dunlop 200G. It will clean up very nicely. $6 3- this Völkl Servo-Pro Diagonal. Made from “epoxi + glas - carbon - aramidfaser.” Weird and fun. $6 Can’t wait to hit...
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    I’ve never seen such a great selection “in the wild” like that. I really had to fight the urge to go all ODC on that tub and take an hour or so to organize everything. [emoji12] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    That’s cool! Thanks!! — I’d like to say I knew all about that Black Ace, but I had no idea it was a super early, “pre-Pro” model (I didn’t even spell Kennex correctly!) [emoji16] I hope to hit with it this evening. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. Slingerland61

    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    There’s GOTTA be something great in this jumble, right? I found a nearly mint ProKennix Black Ace and a very nice Chris Evert Signature 93 - it looks like a PS with a paint job and included a letter from the factory explaining how to care for your graphite composite racket. Sent from my...
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