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  1. anirut

    Adopted a Pro Kennex Copper Ace 90 yesterday!

    This is one wonderful stick. I have one. Hits the ball a ton. Great control as always.
  2. anirut

    A YAMAHA YFG 50 Fiberglass Racquet

    Ahhhhh .... the sweet YFG50 .... I have it PERMANENTLY in my bag .... I normally use it at the start of a play to condition myself before switching to "modern sticks", and my partner who uses the Redondo loves the heavy shots coming out of the YFG50. If I am well hydrated and have good footwork...
  3. anirut

    Do you have a favourite looking classic frame?

    I, too, have a partial towards wood/graphite. Thus, the Prince Woodie, please ... In fact, I also really like the Volkl 10 VE Mid. It looks very modern and sporty. The colors and designs go very well with its physical shape. The Wilson ROK is also very pleasing. BTW, how about the Head LC?
  4. anirut

    Good Flex vs Bad Flex

    I dunno ... For me, EXCELLENT FLEX is Yamaha YFG-50 with syngut at 58 lbs.
  5. anirut

    Tell me about your racquet collections!

    The Type C and Redondo were from the same Heritage mold. Type C had Kevlar while Redondo was 100% graphite. The Type C is just solid, great hitting frame, if you can agree to the heft. It's not that heavy though, just a few points head-heavier than Redondo. It's like playing a softer, lighter...
  6. anirut

    ProKennex Appreciation Thread

    Pro Kennex? Never heard of this brand. Is it any good? //runnning for cover!!! LOL.
  7. anirut

    Top 5 Pro Kennex frames ever!

    PK Laver Heritage Type C Mid, the silver one. Period.
  8. anirut

    How I made my Super Redondo ...

    Well ... not a good sight ...
  9. anirut

    Has Anyone Modified a Lightweight Frame with Silicone in Handle & Lead to Get to Your Specs?

    I cannot give any idea on Q1, but as for Q2 ... Silicone is rather heavy. And I should think that's why manufacturers wouldn't want fill up the void with silicone. As for me, I used low-density rubber foam strip. I find a sheet with the 'right thickness' (not too thin, but thick and spongy...
  10. anirut

    Pro Kennex C1 Pro Tour 2020

    From the paint job, PK combined the colors of the Heritage Type C (silver), the Redondo (red), and the BlackAce (black). Does this stick "combine" the merits of the three sticks? That would be interesting. Heritage type C hits a ton, quite muted, but heavy and not as fast as the Redondo...
  11. anirut

    Pro Kennex C1 Pro Tour 2020

    Wow! ... This is interesting! The specs seem close to the Redondo, a tad stiffer, but no swingweight info. May have to ask my cousin in Japan to get this.
  12. anirut

    18 x 20 racquets and 1HBH advice.

    LOL .... beg, borrow, or steal! It's about 2 grams. You can use anything with that weight to try it out.
  13. anirut

    18 x 20 racquets and 1HBH advice.

    A tad, yes, but negligible. However, that spot is what I call the "magic spot". It's like you're changing the mass distribution and will make your swing more fluid. I'm an OHBH player and I just love 18x20. You can see that in my picture -- Redondo 93.
  14. anirut

    18 x 20 racquets and 1HBH advice.

    You know the rubber band piece that's on top of the grip? Move that down to about 1"- 1.5" from the top of the grip. Adjust around a little bit and things will work out for your OHBH on a 18x20.
  15. anirut

    How to make grip larger but not rounder?

    First thing first. How big you want to go up? It's certainly easy to go up one size and yet maintaining the edges with minimal weight increase, within 4 grams. You should let us know this first. Without this info, we can't go on. And things can go utterly complex or simple if you use your...
  16. anirut

    Companies should make extra low powered racquets for beginners.

    Let's face it: tennis is a difficult sport to play "well". I should think that it's actually good that we have "beginners'" rackets today. Although I personally disagree with the concept of beginners' rackets, but it's actually good for the sport, overall. This may not be "good" for beginners'...
  17. anirut

    Dayton steel cable string tennis rackets

    I have one in my collection. Never tried hitting hard with it, afraid the string could break.
  18. anirut

    Idea: DIY foam filling

    @Zoolander To avoid pellets rattling in the hoop, you have to be very patient when filling it. I kept tapping the racket to allow the pellets to fall in deep and just kept filling until they won't move down further. Close the racket end and take it out for some serious swings to help "push" the...
  19. anirut

    New Pro Kennex Black Ace series 2020

    I still have the Black Ace "98" of the old days.
  20. anirut

    How do you convince yourself to play with an extremely valuable racquet?

    Get many of them and play them. May keep a nice one for collection. I have six SV85's with one in 85-90% condition. I keep that nice one for collection and play with the rest.
  21. anirut

    Best racquet to never win a grand slam?

    Well, well, ... the Head Edge was somewhat like the great grandfather of the Prestige.
  22. anirut

    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    I have 5 SV's which I think will last me another 60 years or so. Man ... I'd be too old to even lift 'em then ... I alternate my rackets a lot. Too many to not try to use 'em. The sad part is the stringing ...
  23. anirut

    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    Released in late 2005, the Redondo is going to be 14-years old. And we're still talking about it. Not a classic as in played by some big name, but rather a cult. I still use it too. Tried some crazy stringing: BigAce 17 mains @52 and Gamma WearGuard crosses @30. Plush and very good pop but...
  24. anirut

    Pros and Cons of Pro Kennex Redondo Mid

    I haven't stopped using the Redondo. It's there in my bag whenever I need it. I've always said that the Redondo's like a 9-mm. pistol. Easy to control, easy to use, quick to move around with. But it does not have enough stopping power of a .45. You have to be accurate with your shots to do some...
  25. anirut

    I'm starting a racquet company - how would you design your perfect racquet?

    s_andrean, have you played a Wilson ROK 93? If not, you should. String it low in the mid 40's and it's a wonderful-feeling racket. That's one racket you could base your feel-specs on. Also I'd suggest pallet system for the grip. And a wider butt cap, like PK's. May not be as big, but just a...
  26. anirut

    WILSON PETITION: Sign below if you want Pro Staff Tour 90 GROMMETS!!!!!!

    Grommets for PS90's and RF85's, please. Thank you. If possible, also for St. Vincent 85's. Even better, for PS95's, too.
  27. anirut

    Wilson ProStaff RF97 Autograph is ... "GAY" ???

    I'm amused. Next code they could come up with, maybe, LES?
  28. anirut

    Anyone else here not really interested in new frames or all of this "must have" technology?

    Count me in. SV85, RF85, PS90, PS95, Volkl 10VE & C10, Redondo, iPrestige, and more ... those old school sticks ...
  29. anirut

    Oops ... I have no idea abut the stick. So sorry that I can't help.

    Oops ... I have no idea abut the stick. So sorry that I can't help.
  30. anirut

    **** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

    You can't expect accuracy on PK sites. Ages ago when the Heritage 93 (silver) was discontinued, you still see them on PK sites. And, sadly in Thailand, PK is considered "a toy brand" by most.