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LeoFulgencio

New User
Sorry, but I never heard about Donnay ORS rackets. I have WST (Wide Section Technology = constant beam widebody), and VST (Variable Section Technology = widebody head, with some tapering). Do you have info on the racket about the ORS meaning?

I played 2-3 times for short (10-20 mins) with the WST light and the VST formula pro with old strings. The WST has good power and control, but has no prestige. The Formula Pro played terrible (power without control) after I removed the original leather grip (changed balance?)
 

BorgCash

Legend
Sorry, but I never heard about Donnay ORS rackets. I have WST (Wide Section Technology = constant beam widebody), and VST (Variable Section Technology = widebody head, with some tapering). Do you have info on the racket about the ORS meaning?

I played 2-3 times for short (10-20 mins) with the WST light and the VST formula pro with old strings. The WST has good power and control, but has no prestige. The Formula Pro played terrible (power without control) after I removed the original leather grip (changed balance?)
ORS has widebody head with tapering to the handle. It is also marked with VST technology, don't know what ORS means, S is for section probably
 

LeoFulgencio

New User
I have seen similar racket to yours on .bay.com (item nr. 293468912657). It's a cracked one. I searched on that side and found the meaning of D.R.S. Check out this items: 223719666161, 124087310221.
 

LeoFulgencio

New User
I saw on .bay Pro Comfort 680 and Pro Power 720, so I asked myself what the numbers mean. It is the length. This racket is 658 mm long. "Progressive length method" written on the racket. I removed the leather grip and the buttcup, I hoped for some machanism to lengthen the handle. Found nothing. The handle is foam filled. The stick doesn't look short because of the midsize head.










White Max


Classic Lite
 

BorgCash

Legend
I saw on .bay Pro Comfort 680 and Pro Power 720, so I asked myself what the numbers mean. It is the length. This racket is 658 mm long. "Progressive length method" written on the racket. I removed the leather grip and the buttcup, I hoped for some machanism to lengthen the handle. Found nothing. The handle is foam filled. The stick doesn't look short because of the midsize head.










White Max


Classic Lite
The last one should have Steffi Graf signature.
 

coachrick

Hall of Fame
I saw on .bay Pro Comfort 680 and Pro Power 720, so I asked myself what the numbers mean. It is the length. This racket is 658 mm long. "Progressive length method" written on the racket. I removed the leather grip and the buttcup, I hoped for some machanism to lengthen the handle. Found nothing. The handle is foam filled. The stick doesn't look short because of the midsize head.










White Max


Classic Lite
White Max??? Did they get mixed up with Dunlop ??? ;)
 

jdeloach

Hall of Fame
Picked up this beautiful condition Wilson Ceramic Midsize
at a local thrift store years back. It still has the sticker where it was strung in 1987 with Prince synthetic gut @ 60lbs.
 
For that Ceramic Destiny. If you don't have grommets, you can try to get hold of grommets for the Type S. I put them on my Ceramic Destiny, and the gray color looked better than the stock white. Even though the Type S says 100sq in., the Destiny is probably just as much 100 as it is the listed 95 sq in.
 

LeoFulgencio

New User
For that Ceramic Destiny. If you don't have grommets, you can try to get hold of grommets for the Type S. I put them on my Ceramic Destiny, and the gray color looked better than the stock white. Even though the Type S says 100sq in., the Destiny is probably just as much 100 as it is the listed 95 sq in.
I think I pass on that racket, maybe I let it string without the grommets.
 

LeoFulgencio

New User
Hi! I don't play tennis, so I cannot give you to much information.

The buttcap can be opened. There is little bit of silicon in the handle.

I removed the red plastic, that covers the strings. Without them the racket is a little noisy. It's not easy and fast to put that thing back. You must begin at the top.

Flex: when I place it on a table, with about half (the head and some part of the throat) of the racket hanging out, half on the table, then grab with one hand on the handle to fix it (on the table), with the other hand pushing the head at 12 Clock towards the ground, the head somewhat moves/flexes, but not as much as I thought.

I read somewere that the racket is super aerodynamic = moves to fast in the air. I don't think so.

Bouncing balls at home with and without dampener: maybe do to the original strings, but it doesn't felt to good.

Balance point at 32,6 cm from the buttcap. (Original leather grip + overgrip) Length is 68,5 cm.

I thought from the pictures of the seller, that the racket is white, so I was surprised about it's color. I don't like it. To much 80's.
 

LeoFulgencio

New User














The Adidas is about 370 grams with synthetic grip. Balance close to 34 cm (measured from buttcap). It's not a soft racket.

The Snauwaert has a really small egg shaped head, it is very flexible. It still had a garantee card/paper attached, but was super dirty and torn. It looks like it was never strung.
 

BorgCash

Legend
Hi! I don't play tennis, so I cannot give you to much information.

The buttcap can be opened. There is little bit of silicon in the handle.

I removed the red plastic, that covers the strings. Without them the racket is a little noisy. It's not easy and fast to put that thing back. You must begin at the top.

Flex: when I place it on a table, with about half (the head and some part of the throat) of the racket hanging out, half on the table, then grab with one hand on the handle to fix it (on the table), with the other hand pushing the head at 12 Clock towards the ground, the head somewhat moves/flexes, but not as much as I thought.

I read somewere that the racket is super aerodynamic = moves to fast in the air. I don't think so.

Bouncing balls at home with and without dampener: maybe do to the original strings, but it doesn't felt to good.

Balance point at 32,6 cm from the buttcap. (Original leather grip + overgrip) Length is 68,5 cm.

I thought from the pictures of the seller, that the racket is white, so I was surprised about it's color. I don't like it. To much 80's.
You don't play? Really?
 

NicoMK

Professional
Hi! I don't play tennis, so I cannot give you to much information.

The buttcap can be opened. There is little bit of silicon in the handle.

I removed the red plastic, that covers the strings. Without them the racket is a little noisy. It's not easy and fast to put that thing back. You must begin at the top.

Flex: when I place it on a table, with about half (the head and some part of the throat) of the racket hanging out, half on the table, then grab with one hand on the handle to fix it (on the table), with the other hand pushing the head at 12 Clock towards the ground, the head somewhat moves/flexes, but not as much as I thought.

I read somewere that the racket is super aerodynamic = moves to fast in the air. I don't think so.

Bouncing balls at home with and without dampener: maybe do to the original strings, but it doesn't felt to good.

Balance point at 32,6 cm from the buttcap. (Original leather grip + overgrip) Length is 68,5 cm.

I thought from the pictures of the seller, that the racket is white, so I was surprised about it's color. I don't like it. To much 80's.
Just curious, if you don't play tennis, why so much interest for all those rackets? Nice collection of oldies btw.
 

BorgCash

Legend
I saw on .bay Pro Comfort 680 and Pro Power 720, so I asked myself what the numbers mean. It is the length. This racket is 658 mm long. "Progressive length method" written on the racket. I removed the leather grip and the buttcup, I hoped for some machanism to lengthen the handle. Found nothing. The handle is foam filled. The stick doesn't look short because of the midsize head.










White Max


Classic Lite
I have Borg Ceramic. From first image here Donnay series. Great racquet.
 

LeoFulgencio

New User
I try to answer your questions in short:

I started collecting 4 years ago with the Pro Kennex Ceramic Destiny. It was a good feeling to own one: this line was advertised massive in my childhood (in car magazins, tennis magazin) but I/we couldn't afford a graphite racket. After came the rare Dunlop Max 500i, Donnay Formula Pro..
I don't remember why I started collecting them, I just wanted to play tennis summer that year, and it was interesting to try out different rackets. At the time I didn't know about widebodys and racket stiffness etc.

Later I tried to make money from them: buying cheap, selling high, but I only sold a few, mostly to resellers: Cyan Vacuum Pro, New Pyramid Tour 630, Twin Tube Radical MidPlus, Pro Tour 630.

I played last time 3 years ago. In 2019 I tried to play, but was unlucky, as in this year.

I began the year with ~50 rackets, and I'm now at 60+. Just to much.. I wanted to try selling some of the rackets not pictured in this thread (exept the S. FP), but the Virus backed my plan.






 
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