Becker' back?

#1
TW just got a fresh shipment of Boris Becker racquets. I'm wondering if they are old stock that were laying around some warehouse or new productions of the old frames. If the latter is the case, I wonder if Becker racquets is preparing to launch a new or updated line or just trying to cash in on what worked for them in past without throwing money at releasing new frames. Makes me take a hard second look at the Delta Core Pro and the London. 2 racquets I could have stuck with for a long time.
 
#3
Yes!!! The Delta Core Pro is back...

I remember that racquet being a great alternative to a Pure Drive or Aero pro Drive type of racquet. Good power. 16x18 made it easy for spin. The London to was a fav of mine. More control oriented. I was too much into trying every racquet at the time I had those. I was able to sell them quickly too. A guy from France bought my delta core pro! I should sell my current stash and buy 2 Delta core pros & 2 Londons and never look at racquets again!
 

HRB

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#8
Tell me about it. My racquet "collection" has ballooned over the last few years. Time to pick one or two and thin the herd.
Good luck...I talk a mean talk myself about parting ways only to give in. Just tonight I took fresh snapshots of my I.Prestige MP, then started to write a listing on "The Bay" only to delete the photo's, cancel the add, and slip it back in the bag with guilty promises to play a set with it next time out!:twisted:
 
#9
Just tonight I took fresh snapshots of my I.Prestige MP, then started to write a listing on "The Bay" only to delete the photo's, cancel the add, and slip it back in the bag with guilty promises to play a set with it next time out!:twisted:
Well done. Respect.
 

mhkeuns

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#12
Good luck...I talk a mean talk myself about parting ways only to give in. Just tonight I took fresh snapshots of my I.Prestige MP, then started to write a listing on "The Bay" only to delete the photo's, cancel the add, and slip it back in the bag with guilty promises to play a set with it next time out!:twisted:
Haha. I do the same with my Prestige 600. Such an awesome stick that just doesn't get enough playing time...
 
#14
I prefer the nice orange color they had. Distinct and a nice change from all the other drab racquet colors they all seem to be making. BRING BACK THE BECKER ORANGE COLOR!!
 
#15
Great news. Delta Core Pro is one of the best racquets ever, totaly underrated
OK the Delta Core Pro has piqued my interest. For months I've been trying to find a Pure Drive alternative without killing my arm without success. The closest would be Yonex Ai 100 or Prince O3 White LS (or Warrior Pro).

What is this racquet like? You guys say in this thread is great, spinny, and comfy yet the user reviews say it's stiff.

Just curious. Thx.
 
#16
OK the Delta Core Pro has piqued my interest. For months I've been trying to find a Pure Drive alternative without killing my arm without success. The closest would be Yonex Ai 100 or Prince O3 White LS (or Warrior Pro).

What is this racquet like? You guys say in this thread is great, spinny, and comfy yet the user reviews say it's stiff.

Just curious. Thx.
I played more than 3 yrs with BBDCP. It is stiff but it not transfer vibrations to arm! I have had elbow problems so I always look that side of racquet is it or not arm friendly. Delta Core Pro is arm friendly racquet.
I have also played with other two, Ai100 (3 months) and O3 white (original) - 1 year. Depends what is your style of play. O3 was string eater, I hated that. Ai100 good in every area, but not shining.
Delta Core Pro is great all arround stick, and maybe the best for guys who wants to attack from every court area. Great stick to change from defense to offense. Best winners and drop shots I have ever made are with Delta Core Pro
 
#17
I played more than 3 yrs with BBDCP. It is stiff but it not transfer vibrations to arm! I have had elbow problems so I always look that side of racquet is it or not arm friendly. Delta Core Pro is arm friendly racquet.
I have also played with other two, Ai100 (3 months) and O3 white (original) - 1 year. Depends what is your style of play. O3 was string eater, I hated that. Ai100 good in every area, but not shining.
Delta Core Pro is great all arround stick, and maybe the best for guys who wants to attack from every court area. Great stick to change from defense to offense. Best winners and drop shots I have ever made are with Delta Core Pro
@TheRasha, thanks for the insight. I'm a 4.0 that hits a modern forehand and a 1HBH that is more flat (and even then it's mostly slice). While I value and can generate my own power with a heavier stick and plow (I'm currently enjoying the Prince Classic Graphite 100), they are not always the fastest for quick reactions on fast courts and against stronger players using APDs/PDs. The reasons I enjoyed the Pure Drive was because I was able to react much faster and the racquet was able to deflect the ball back easily against power shots and volleys. Of course that comes with a price in the stiffness of the PD.

Your experience with the BB DCP sounds promising enough that I'll give it a try (the 327 strung swingweight might be a concern along with some users saying it was sluggish). Can you tell me what strings and tension you've used with this racquet? I typically use gut/soft poly hybrid and was curious if it would be a good match with the DCP. Thx.
 
#18
@TheRasha, thanks for the insight. I'm a 4.0 that hits a modern forehand and a 1HBH that is more flat (and even then it's mostly slice). While I value and can generate my own power with a heavier stick and plow (I'm currently enjoying the Prince Classic Graphite 100), they are not always the fastest for quick reactions on fast courts and against stronger players using APDs/PDs. The reasons I enjoyed the Pure Drive was because I was able to react much faster and the racquet was able to deflect the ball back easily against power shots and volleys. Of course that comes with a price in the stiffness of the PD.

Your experience with the BB DCP sounds promising enough that I'll give it a try (the 327 strung swingweight might be a concern along with some users saying it was sluggish). Can you tell me what strings and tension you've used with this racquet? I typically use gut/soft poly hybrid and was curious if it would be a good match with the DCP. Thx.
We have similar style of play :), I also play 1HBH and a lot of slices and drop shots (drop shots are real evil with DCP :), ball jumps 0.5-1m in direction of rotation. Opponent just thinks that he has reached the ball and the ball bounces to the side :) ). If you liked PD, you will like BB DCP, no question, personally DCP is better than PD. You'll get good power, with good control, stability and no arm problems. I have had two DCP sticks and if I remember corectly, SW was much lower than listed on TW, it was arround 318-322, mesaured on Prince PTC machine (with strings, vibra stop, overgrip...). Against stronger players you can back a little and even few metters behind the baseline DCP can give you a winner even if you are on defense.

I have strung it on 25/24kg with full bed of Black Code or 23/22kg Lux Adrenaline Rough. I supose that your combination probably be even better.

On one stick I have placed lead on 3&9, but not much, only 1 gram on each side, absolutely great for serving and improved stability.
 
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djNEiGht

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#22
I really enjoyed my demo of the Melbourne. Darn it...like many have said...too many racquets...

I had a good number of London's in my bag but now it's down to x2 which is for keeps
 
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