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  1. coachrick

    Spalding Taxi II

    I strung mine with red mains and blue crosses(or vice versa). Put on the strangest 'Gripsy' grip I could find. We called it the "ugly stick". ;)
  2. coachrick

    Wilson profile 26

    Strung many a 3.6 95 for a friend....early German crystal clear poly "as tight as I could string it". What a beast!! Silver with blue, looked great with the crystal clear strings!
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    Wilson profile 26

    Dang....what's the cross-section measurement on that thing?
  4. coachrick

    Prince Original Graphite ( POG ) Mid and OS versions

    Dang....I thought I had some; but they are all with the raised P. :(
  5. coachrick

    30+ yrs of wood or why my game is sort of lame:)

    Tour 10 mid is a phenomenal stick! Certainly one I will keep even as I get rid of the others. Yonex 8500 Red Head Pro Head TXMaster Volkl Tour 10 mid and M+ ...all bring back fond memories :)
  6. coachrick

    Spalding Taxi II

    Not since 1990 ;)
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    Wilson profile 26

    Hurts my arm just to think about it ;)
  8. coachrick

    Help me identify this racquet manufacturer, please

    While I'm sure Kunnan Lo had studied Yonex frames, Kennex was its own animal in Taiwan while Yonex was strictly Japanese(at that time). Kunnan was making frames for many brands before hitting the market seriously with their own line. While Yonex was deep into the Rex('square') design, Kennex...
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    Wilson profile 26

    Never heard of such a thing...it's actually scary to think a parent would buy one for a youngster.
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    30+ yrs of wood or why my game is sort of lame:)

    I had never set foot on a tennis court; but I thought I should....that was probably within a dollar of all the money I had at that time!! Second Pancho Gonzales racket was from the Ft. Jackson PX....NINE dollars!!!! What a step up!!! Third racket was a Spalding Smasher aluminum...from K-Mart...
  11. coachrick

    30+ yrs of wood or why my game is sort of lame:)

    My first Pancho Gonzales Spalding came from Western Auto. $5.65 1969
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    Co-Classics

    Actually sold a few of those at the Piedmont Driving Club back in "those" days. Good looking bat!
  13. coachrick

    Becker puma frames grommets

    Removing is easy if you don't want to re-use them. Really sharp angle cutter/nippy cutter from Radio Shack placed flush against the frame and under the grommet flare. Snip away and Bob's your uncle! https://www.radioshack.com/products/radioshack-5-nippy-cutter
  14. coachrick

    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    My WonderWand is in a local tennis shop on consignment.
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    Borg, Laver, etc. at Hilton Head

    Interesting....Rosewall twisted his ankle in one of the earliest televised matches from Sea Pines. He said something to the effect of: "I've played all over the world without hurting myself; but I had to come to South Carolina to get injured". Dang
  16. coachrick

    Wilson Pro Star

    I'd say late '60s, early '70s. Inexpensive retail model based on the string and grip material and no reinforced lamination in the hoop.
  17. coachrick

    My first goodwill haul!

    Believe it or not, most of the Pickleball in the Austin area is INdoors...basketball gym floors that have been striped for yet ANOTHER sport!!! :) Austin TC has "perverted" their junior tennis courts for Pickleball...not perfect; but not bad. For better or worse, there are times when the...
  18. coachrick

    My first goodwill haul!

    I'm still interested in the old classics; but, alas, I now play Pickleball instead of tennis. A hit with some classics might be what it would take to get me back out on the court ;)
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    My first goodwill haul!

    A few months AFTER I decided to stop collecting and start culling, I found a near pristine AA Comp. Recently found a pretty nice Rossi F200 and had to pry myself away(I was in on the proto testing for the 100 and 200 back in '79).
  20. coachrick

    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    Yes...the "built-in" butt cap self-destructed on SO many of those!!!! I've got a couple with the corners broken off, etc. Darned near impossible to repair. I almost liked the idea of the "pallet" material; but so many top players want feedback from the handle, not 'squish' ;) Actually...
  21. coachrick

    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    I think the double bridge basically held the damping device in place :) The DB series was a bit of a sleeper at a time that I didn't care for Prince at all(remember the self-destructing handles on so many models back then?)
  22. coachrick

    Dunlop Max 200g L Pro

    Dang...I was a Dunlop rep during the heyday of the 200G and I have never seen one until the above pic. ;)
  23. coachrick

    My first goodwill haul!

    Hit high on the face and EVERY shot is a drop volley!!!
  24. coachrick

    Picked up this Prince Boron...

    Vilas could hit a line drive that you would swear was going out by a mile...and it would nosedive 3 feet before the baseline and jump like crazy. I do wonder what he would choose out of the contemporary offerings (IF he were 25 again ;) )
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    My first goodwill haul!

    I enjoyed the Comp 2 as it was stiffer. The original and the 2 were like new wood rackets but stayed that way for longer than most wood sticks. Allowed players to step into new technology without abandoning the characteristics of wood entirely. Similar rackets from Yamaha(YCR), Rossignol(R40...
  26. coachrick

    Picked up this Prince Boron...

    Dang....beat me to it!!!
  27. coachrick

    My first goodwill haul!

    IF you hit too high on the face, the ball is likely to fall onto your foot! :)
  28. coachrick

    Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

    265g ???? Wow! No strings, grip or grommets??? My Pickleball paddles are heavier! :)
  29. coachrick

    Picked up this Prince Boron...

    Except that there are no individual grommets in the throat bridge and two of the holes are on the verge of allowing the string to pull into the frame(and that would be sad). A one-piece "strip" like the PG or the later version of this model would be preferable as it would help distribute the...
  30. coachrick

    My first goodwill haul!

    Had to keep some to use when hitting the ball for the pup to chase!!!
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