Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by plasma, Feb 12, 2009.
Rockin to the oldies!
playing with a stars n stripes rack is risky bizness in my neighborhood lol
If you have any let me know I'm willing to trade for or buy these babies.
That is some nice HEAD racquets in there.. awesome.. !!
fyi CRT: theses are the local courts in gymrats current neighborhood:
and here is a photo of the local tennis Pro and his wood racquet:
the wherabouts of the last individuals in the vicinity seen using a wilson prostaff 6.6 tour classic remain unknown to this day...
and I thought the Keubler was a good deal, can't wait till you find a stars and stripes!!!...$15 shipped okay???
My new hero!
If you ever want to sell one of those TXP's let me know!
can anyone compare the txp to the team pro?...which is stiffer? I wish they made an 84.5 team pro. The 89.5 has just a bit too much pop because the headsize is too big for my classical smapras like strokes, the craftsmanship and quality however, is ps 85 level...my team pro is stiffer than the 85 and plays like a grey jackrabbit...aces and winners just fly off the accurate face of the team pro unexpectedly. Great racquets share a resonance; it's hard to describe but it's a structural unity felt in only the top level frames, team pro qualifies in that slim field.
the team pro feels identical to the txe, could the team pro be the graphite pro mold incarnation of the txp? Why are txp (tx- professional)s so bloody hard to find??? I put up an ad ages ago and nothing....?????....ribit......chirp....would love to find a txe (tx- edge) also...
I am not sure plasma about your TXP/ Team Pro theory.
About too much pop, have you though about stringing it tighter to get less power and more control.
I know these 89.5 are hard to come by and I wouldn't want to snap it but if its too powerful for you you might want to consider that.
Thats also a old stencil, those stings must be 20 years old. It might feel better with a new string job too, if your planning on playing with it.
Good point... is that the original string in there, Plaz?
I'll defienetly restring it soon, good idea, not capping this one though as it plays so sleek and stiff that caps just wouldn't feel right. I should copy the stencil too, I like it more than the new stencil I got from tw...
as for the txp team pro hypothesis, it relies on the assumption that the txp is the same composition and flex as the txe (which I enjoyed for 2 years). The team pro has identical flex, and playability to the txe.
we should catalouge all of the 81's as well, from mushballs like the comp edge, to the slice, the edge, the edge with the usa flag, the txe and the stiffest of all, the graphite tour...
my 89.5 are capped!
I have been an opponent of full-capping those old 89.5 "xxx-Pro" frames, since it significantly changes its balance and made them less head light. Since the old original grommets tend to crack so they have to be replaced anyway. So I suggest trim the Cap to a semi-cap to keep the original balance.
how would you trim them? can you show some pics
i've also been looking for non cap grommets for 89.5's...even rapped with tw about it but no luck...
waiting to CAP my next one
Gotta pull them from old pro series frames. That's why I tell people to save their old grommets when they CAP the older frames.
But every time I pull them off they fall apart like a crumbling cookie
Yeah, the white ones... which are basically brittle trash, do crumble on contact. The black ones will come out in one piece if you're careful.
my family has been running for their lives from the Austrian empire since 1920! As reparations Plasma agrees to accept EU citizenship and a lifetime supply of free custom teflon 89.5 non-CAP grommets from Kennelbach...
But why would you take out the black ones anyways. The main reason I would CAP these guys is because the white ones fall apart and chip.
I think that anyone who wants to take out the black ones does so out of a legacy of inner fear and envy, "BLack don't crack":
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dude, the one on the right, i think i sold you that one on the bay, haha! i'm hikaru900.
haha. It might be because thats where I bought that one. it was in horrible condition so I decided to CAP it.
yep, that was mine. came with a wilson white overgrip that was wrapped in plastic right? haha, you tried to get me to end the auction early too! how you like the racquet so far?
The racket is great my main racket right now. I don't have a back up thats CAPPED yet. I've been using a comp pro when my strings break
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