Best items you found at thrift stores (Goodwill)?

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  1. therecanbeonlyone

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    Educate me, on This bumper guard question, if you will. As I understand it, there were many different versions of the Black Max. This one is the mid (85 or so square inches), no number guard, 16x19 with no shared holes. The butt cap is extremely faded, so can't tell much there.
     
  2. dak95_00

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    I honestly don't know much about them. I've found a few. None have had shared holes. I guess I could study more pics from the auction site though. They're all 85 or so. I've got one with a bumper and I've never seen another like it.
     
  3. PT630Wannabe

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    Kneissl White Star Aero. 5$.


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  4. dak95_00

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    Definitely not going in my bag but I picked up a solid 8+, Wilson Sledge Hammer 3.8 for $0.74 yesterday. It was marked $6.99 and I told the young kid working the register he messed up. He said it has been there awhile and no to worry. Okay!! That was less than my Gabriela Sabatini.
     
  5. PT630Wannabe

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    @retrowagen I know very little about Kneissl stuff, but couldn't resist buying another Austrian made frame. You seem to have a history with the line. This one has no indication of whether it's an Aero 30 or Aero 20. What model is this, precisely?
     
  6. retrowagen

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    That's a very early Aero 20! Those were introduced in late 1985; very revolutionary design in the late pre-widebody era. Kneissl was leading the industry with its engineering, but in two years' time, shifting currency exchange rates would bring the brand to its knees.

    The Aero 30 was brought to market in mid-1986, as I recall, and when it appeared, the "20" or "30" emblems appeared next to the "Aero" decal to identify them. There were also more flexible "Club" models from the Aero 20 and Aero 30 molds, called Aero 20C and Aero 30C, but finished not in trad Kneissl white, but pastel blue or light grey.

    The original Aero 20 was a great racquet. Kneissl really tried to get its sponsored players (most of whom were using the White Star Pro Masters) to switch to it, but I think only Matt Anger, Heinz Gunthardt, and Helena Sukova used it... And a ranked junior from Southern California by the name of Pete Sampras!
     
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  7. Racket Crazy

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    Picked up 3 Pro Staff 6.0 85 rackets with racket covers two months back at a thrift store (one for certain a St. Vincent model, the other two probably as well) for almost nothing. Couldn't believe it :eek:
    Also picked up a Pro Kennex Fiber Ace at the same time. All in good shape too!!! Already own several St. Vincent versions though, all purchased from thrift stores, pawn shops and flea markets. One with a seeminly unique factory "flaw" that I have never encountered anywhere before (27 &1/4" length). Plays like a dream:D
     
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    We love to see pictures around here. The trick is to create a free account at Photobucket and then use the picture icon above where I'm typing when I'm typing with the direct link. Also just to be certain it worked, use the preview post under more options below instead of post reply. Photobucket has a free app too so it's easy to use from a phone.
     
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    Thanks for the info! I really like the design. The protective rubber strip over the grommets is very clever.
     
  10. Sarcastic

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    Use the Tapatalk app on your phone and you can import photos directly.


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    Photobucket has been around since 2003, I've been using it since 2004, exclusively for posting images on various discussion forums. I even posted an illustrated tutorial on how to use it here in one of the threads.

    A couple of weeks ago, Photobucket changed their user policy and made "third party hosting" a premium service, available only to those who pay for the most expensive package they offer, at $399 a year.

    That's an increase from '$0' to '$399' with a nary a warning. You can't even express it as a percentage, because the denominator is '0'!

    Suddenly, every image I posted over the last 13 years in every forum has been replaced by an icon demanding a ransom payment.

    Not all users are targeted by the extortion. I don't know what algorithm they used to determine the cut off point, but those who rarely use the service don't seem to be affected. I average only 10 MB upload per year, so I am by no means a volume user, but the fact that all of my photos had been posted on discussion forums since day one might have flagged me for their 'premium' treatment.

    There are alternative photo-hosting services around that are still free, and many angry Photobucket users are now flocking to those. However, it's anyone's guess as to when those services might decide to charge a fee for the privilege, and how much.

    We choose to freely share the information we post online, but bandwidth is not free. Apparently being bombarded by spams is no longer sufficient a toll to pay for entering the 'premium' segment of the information superhighway.

    I guess it's true that all good things must come to an end, eventually.
     
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    That stinks. It looks like Tapatalk is the way to go on phones. I used it but didn't realize the ease of pictures and didn't like the look of it vs the normal forum look. I guess I'll have to give it another shot.
     
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    That never worked for me! How do you do it from Tapatalk? Thanks


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  14. Sarcastic

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    On my IPhone, I touch the three dots at the top of the screen to reply. You will get your key board with a camera icon and a landscape icon. The camera is just that, a camera function. The landscape icon lets you use photos from your stored photos.

    I thought I'd share a non tennis photo. Sunrise at the Coronado Bay Bridge just before I went kayak fishing.[​IMG]
    Hope that helps.


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  15. retrowagen

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    Nice scores yesterday: an unstrung Prince Graphite II Midplus for $5, a pair of customized Yonex RDS 001 90's for $8.75 each, and after years of searching, a minty Pro Staff 85, early Taiwan version, with case, for only $8.
     
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    Whats with the grommets in the throat? Not knowledgeable about it.


    Probably managed to get a deal for my lifetime that I won't get again.

    Got 15 rackets for $25 off craigslist...
    Included:
    Ncode Tour 90
    Radical Tour MP XL Zebra
    Radical Tour OS XL Zebra
    Yonex R22
    Red Jack Kramer staff (Never seen a red one before)
    Some older Graphtie Wilson with PWS
    Yamaha Secret something.
    some others I haven't bothered to check through yet.

    I'll upload pictures later.

    anyone can clue me in the R22 and Red Jack Kramer? I've heard r22 and Martina Navratilova using it but no clue on playability.
     
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  18. PT630Wannabe

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    Unique 1993 model from HEAD. The throat grommets are a one piece deal with no actual grommet holes in the frame. Just big holes forcthe throat piece. They called it SAS. Shock Absorbing System.
     
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  19. El_Yotamo

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    Not as awesome, classic, cheap, or thrift-shop-y as most of these, but I got an unused Flexpoint Prestige MP for $59 off the used rackets section on TW. Awesome deal for an unused solid racket I've been itching to play. I'll have it by the weekend :D
     
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