Can anyone list Henri Leconte's racquet history?

pbeam

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Head Edgewood
Head Tournament Edge
Head Comfort Edge
Head Prestige Pro brown
Head Prestige Pro red/brown
Major (blue midsize with white head guard). - 1989. in DC cup vs. Agassi, and 1989. or 1990. vs. Ivanisevic in Antwerpen.
Head Prestige Pro ("Major" stencil on the strings, lead tape applied as described earlier - Hamburg German Open 1990., Monte Carlo 1990).
Fischer Vacuum Pro - 1991 DC final vs. the US, and some other tournaments.
Donnay pro one mid (gray - light red) in 1992. RG, Paris Bercy (vs. Sampras), and Grand Slam Cup (also vs. Sampras).
Fischer Vacuum pro in 1993. - vs. Becker in Wimbledon.
Fischer Vacuum pro in 1994., but larger head size vs. Stich in Halle, I believe in 1994. match, could have been the predecessor to the Vacuum Comp 95 or the paintjob of the prototype, who knows..
Fischer Vacuum Comp 95 (green, beautiful paintjob, looked like non-lite version of the same stick, but not sure on this), notably in Paris Bercy
Fischer Mono (Red) - last racket he used while he was active - retirement match was I believe against the Swede Thomas Johansson, later AO winner.

After his active career - only he knows - if even he... :D
 
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vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Major (blue midsize with white head guard)
Fischer Vacuum Pro - 1991 DC and other tournaments
Donnay pro one mid (gray - light red) in 1992. RG, Paris Bercy (vs. Sampras), and Grand Slam Cup (also vs. Sampras)
Fischer Vacuum pro in 1993. and 1994.
Fischer Mono (Red) - last racket he used while he was active - retirement match was I believe against the Swede Thomas Johansson, later AO winner.

After his active career - only he knows - if even he... :D
He really did switch around with racquets. All the he did black out his Prestige Pro and had a Major stencil on the strings too
 

pbeam

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He really did switch around with racquets. All the he did black out his Prestige Pro and had a Major stencil on the strings too
Not always, as I have pointed out earlier, definitely not in DC cup match vs. Agassi and even (from my strong memory) vs. Ivanisevic in Antwerpen indoors in 1989 or 1990. He definitely did use the blue Major racket with white head guard there.
 
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vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Not always, as I have pointed out earlier, definitely not in DC cup match vs. Agassi and even (from my strong memory) vs. Ivanisevic in Antwerpen indoors in 1989 or 1990. He definitely did use the blue Major racket with white head guard there.

Like I said before he really did switch around and Also used his Head Prestige Pro with Major stencil. I don’t know what what youre getting at and why you think I’m disagreeing with you?
He even used some sort of white Major. He was one of the few guys that really switched up his racquets. He also did use his Prestige Pro with Major stencil on it.
 
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pbeam

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Like I said before he really did switch around and Also used his Head Prestige Pro with Major stencil. I don’t know what what youre getting at and why you think I’m disagreeing with you?
I am really not getting at anything - I have just pointed out the periods, as well as the chronology of his racket usage at that time - I agree he did switch around with these rackets, and all of my posts (the list that I added is now edited again) do indeed confirm what you are saying.
I just made the clarification regarding his Major and Head Prestige Pro switcharounds, no more no less.
 
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pbeam

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He even used some sort of white Major.
This is one interesting fact, as I have totally missed on that (I presume it might have been during the 1989., as I have been absent from following tennis on the TV until late that year).
Do you remember exactly when, what time period?
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
This is one interesting fact, as I have totally missed on that (I presume it might have been during the 1989., as I have been absent from following tennis on the TV until late that year).
Do you remember exactly when, what time period?
Roland Garros 1990 early round match and then went back to Prestige Pro with Major stencil
 

pbeam

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Roland Garros 1990 early round match and then went back to Prestige Pro with Major stencil
Thanks for the photos, this is really cool...

Just took a hard look at the first photo, and really hard to see and know what that white-ish racket really is - looks a bit like the PJ of the Head Prestige Pro, (I am merely speculating here), but impossible to see the bump guard - so, who knows... a bit like Henri himself, one really never knew with him... It wouldn't surprise me at all if this truly was some version of the Major, or god knows what really.
 
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NicoMK

Professional
Major (blue midsize with white head guard). - 1989. in DC cup vs. Agassi, and 1989. or 1990. vs. Ivanisevic in Antwerpen.
Head Prestige Pro ("Major" stencil on the strings, lead tape applied as described earlier - Hamburg German Open 1990., Monte Carlo 1990).
Fischer Vacuum Pro - 1991 DC final vs. the US, and some other tournaments.
Donnay pro one mid (gray - light red) in 1992. RG, Paris Bercy (vs. Sampras), and Grand Slam Cup (also vs. Sampras).
Fischer Vacuum pro in 1993. - vs. Becker in Wimbledon.
Fischer Vacuum pro in 1994., but larger head size vs. Stich in Halle, I believe in 1994. match, could have been the predecessor to the Vacuum Comp 95 or the paintjob of the prototype, who knows..
Fischer Vacuum Comp 95 (green, beautiful paintjob, looked like non-lite version of the same stick, but not sure on this), notably in Paris Bercy
Fischer Mono (Red) - last racket he used while he was active - retirement match was I believe against the Swede Thomas Johansson, later AO winner.

After his active career - only he knows - if even he... :D
Thanks, very informative.

I remember that he stick to Fischer for quite a while though. The Vacuum Comp 95 was indeed beautiful. Played the 1992 Australian Open with what I believe was a blacked Vacuum Pro with Donnay stencil, see pic below (hard to say on it but that's the idea…).

 
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NicoMK

Professional
Roland Garros 1990 early round match and then went back to Prestige Pro with Major stencil
Wow, watched the tournament on TV -- was young back then -- , I remember clearly the black "Major" but never noticed the switch before, thanks!

Back then, I remember that Major (now Tecnifibre) had a frame similar to the Prestige, let's say it was the same kind of stick, its name was Bullit. I'll check in old catalogues if I can find any good pictures of that frame. Might be a modified version of it that Henri used in the early stages of RG in 1990.
 

pbeam

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The Great Henri switched more girlfriends than racquets, a true hero
Yes - he is french, you know... :D

Btw. - a little detail before the last serve, and after the "rapid exchange point" - take a look at the stick he is holding in his hand:

 

tennistiger

Semi-Pro
Not always - definitely not in 1989. and possibly earlier part of 1990.
He definitely looked like using the Major racket (can be still found around second hand) in his Davis Cup match vs. Andre Agassi 1989.
It is clearly visible on the recording of one set of that match that the racket he used had the white head bumper guard and was definitely not the paintjob of the all brown Prestige Pro.
He would use Prestige Pro again, with addition of the lead tape at 3, 9 and 12 'o clock on the racket head, in Hamburg 1990, and even in Monte Carlo same year, vs. Muster, SF (will have to check the latter).
At a picture in German Tennismagazin he ist playing the Exclusive Ceramic in early 1991.
 

daddabompa

Hall of Fame
Thats seems to be different from the Exclusive Ceramic.
Indeed looking better at the first picture, the "intersection area" between shaft and bridge seems to be flat, no grooves like on the Exclusive Ceramic.
I think only Henri know (maybe knew at the time) what racket it actually was :)
 
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