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  1. coachrick

    Sure wish Rafa used his initials on some clothing, instead of the logo.

    Been quite a few years that we've had a top player with my initials...RN; but, instead of going with the initials logo(like RF has done over the years), Rafa goes with a logo that won't work for me!!! Dang. :( Did Rafa ever use his initials on his clothing??? Would be cool to have some...
  2. coachrick

    Been away from the tennis biz for a decade now...

    Although I do check in from time to time and post about some of my 40 years in the tennis business( and still have a few dozen rackets from the 'golden years' of tennis), I haven't paid attention to the developments in string(except for skimming some of the string threads here). From what I can...
  3. coachrick

    Serious downsizing might mean no more collecting...

    Ladies and gentlemen...DW and I are embarking on a serious downsizing and simplification in our house size and likely our personal lives(We'll see how this pans out ;) ). As such, I will likely be liquidating my modest collection of vintage rackets over the next few months. This isn't a sales...
  4. coachrick

    "Frequent stringer---string card redemption programs"

    Speaking of the good old days, the 'string card redemption programs' that Babolat, Prince and Gamma had(esp. during the '90s) kept me in socks and shirts for MANY years :) . Anybody out there still take advantage of the Gamma Program? I haven't submitted anything for a few years...just...
  5. coachrick

    FS: Pair of Dunlop Max Superlong + 2.00 3/8 grip $45

    Pairing down(get it?) my collection to include only rackets of a direct personal connection or interest. These two Max Superlongs are +2.00", an admittedly narrow niche; but, if you or a customer are longing(!!! I kill me!) for the extra length enjoyed by many around the turn of the century...
  6. coachrick

    Just a bit out of touch, perhaps?

    I reckon the mods will pull this; but, I thought it was worth sharing. Maybe it's worth the $ because it is the 'rare, backwards S model' ! :) Not mine, of course... http://austin.craigslist.org/spo/1958115283.html
  7. coachrick

    Shipping rackets...

    I know things have changed over the last couple of years. I wonder if USPS Priority Mail is still the 'easiest' way to ship a racket fairly quickly. Lots of folks using the 'two-box' method to save on packing costs(two Priority boxes taped end over end). Does anyone know the cheapest way to...
  8. coachrick

    Vintage Slazenger ready for battle!

    Don't beat me up for not having pictures :) ! Purchased this one on the b-a-y and strung 'er up with PS Multi 17 @ 50#. The only model reference is "Slazenger Titanium" on the throat badge. Titanium gray hairpin, dark chocolate Zytel throat similar in shape to the old PDP Open. Hang tag...
  9. coachrick

    String strips for a Graphite Director needed...

    Anyone got a set of grommet strips for an early 1980s Head Graphite Director? B_I_L wants to give his old stick a try and the original strips are toast. I could go with individual grommets but would rather use 'stock', if possible. Happy to offer strings(worth +$) if you wish. Help a brotha...
  10. coachrick

    Austin, TX tennis scene???

    After being spoiled by the vast tennis opportunities in Atlanta, GA for the past 25 years, I find a move to Austin a possibility. Would anyone have any info regarding the general tennis scene(particularly public) in the area? I'm having a hard time imagining leaving one of the busiest public...
  11. coachrick

    F/T MY DNX10 M+ for YOUR DNX10 Mid

    My 3/8 DNX 10MidPLUS is 9/10, strung once but I'm interested in swapping for the MID in size 3,4,5. If you're looking for those extra five square inches, let's trade! 10sCoachRick@comcast.net
  12. coachrick

    Nike/Team Volkl Control Warm-up XL

    This is the Volkl Team warm-up shipped earlier this year to Volkl staff. The XL jacket is too small for me(and my 46" chest) but the pants are a normal XL with a long inseam. Looks like the current Control but has navy body with WHITE trim. Retails for $140---yours for $40 shipped to...
  13. coachrick

    Did I miss the thread about the Volkl...

    change in distribution in the US? (Effective 1/07)
  14. coachrick

    Smooth trade with 'snoflewis'

    Excellent communication, prompt shipping, good trade all around...Thanks!
  15. coachrick

    datsveryinterestin...

    deserves his own thread...good communicator, prompt shipper, pleasant trader...highly recommended! Thanks!
  16. coachrick

    On the other hand...

    Actually, I used my 'regular' hand but what was different was the 30 year old Yonex 8500 aluminum racket I played with. I've been a Volkl guy for years and enjoy many of their current frames but my partners/opponents actually expressed disbelief at some of the shots I made with a racket from...
  17. coachrick

    NoBadMojo--a favor, if you please

    An ex-teaching pro friend and his wife are looking for a condo/house in your neck of the woods(more to the north=somewhat less $?). This would be a vacation home/rental unless they just get fed up with Atlanta traffic! I've only been there once and don't have any contacts. Would you have any...
  18. coachrick

    Looking for Alu Pwr 16L/trade?

    IF you had a couple of sets of Lux BB Alu Power 16L BUT you would rather have a dozen packs of original TournaGrip(3pc X 12), drop me a line. Your 2 sets of Lux for my unopened box of original TGrip. Thx, Rick 10sCoachRick@comcast.net 8/12...trade has been made--as they say "Thanks for...
  19. coachrick

    Prince Synergy Lite from the 90s...

    IF you happen to have a mid-plus Synergy Lite from the last century, please drop me a line. A co-worker who is in her 70s can't imagine trying to change rackets after using her favorite for the past 10+ years. A 3/8 grip would be wonderful but I could modify a 1/4 or 1/2 if necessary. Please...
  20. coachrick

    Smooth deal with mctennis

    Worked a deal with mctennis...good communication, rapid payment, all aces!
  21. coachrick

    Excellent transaction with the KOZ

    Thanks for the great communication and smooth trade! High marks!
  22. coachrick

    Table-top users...

    I noticed our local Ace Hardware is selling a Black and Decker work station that might fill the bill if you are looking for a rolling cart for your table-top stringer. I used a similar unit before switching to a wooden microwave cart at the request of DW. The somewhat techy look of the B &amp...
  23. coachrick

    Anyone in Rome, Italy?

    Anyone in Rome, Italy 27-29 of May and/or 4-6 of June? Crossing the pond for the first time in my long and checkered life. Not a tennis trip but if anyone is in the Rome or Amalfi area, I'll give you a shout! 10scoachrick@comcast.net
  24. coachrick

    Protnns8@aol.com ???

    Anyone dealt with this person? My email replies are returned 'undeliverable'. Do we know who this is? Give me a shout: 10sCoachRick@comcast.net Thanks!
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