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Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by retrowagen, May 5, 2014.

  1. ilya_skL

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  2. joe sch

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    Thats a players stackup !
     
  3. Pepecom

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    Hi,
    This is part of my collection.
    The Prestiges / Pro Tours (some not in the pic)
    I am a big fan of the feel of these rackets, and the LM Prestige MID is still my current racket.
    Let me show you some of the "special ones"

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    Two TGK238.2 Microgel Paintjob, one standard length another one XL
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    Two IPrestiges MP, Liquidmetal Paintjob
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    Another gem, one of the last Prestiges played by
    Dominic Thiem before switching to Babolat (heavy, head balanced, unplayable... at least by the mere mortals like me... although it feels very solid for the first 20 mins...)

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    Hope you like it.

    Thanks
     
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  4. Autodidactic player

    Autodidactic player Semi-Pro

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    Have you played with the Thiem Prestige? I hope he left behind some of his backhand magic in the racket! :D

    Great collection!
     
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  5. joe sch

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    Do you have the numbers (weight/bal) for your Dominic Thiem heavy Prestige ?
     
  6. daddabompa

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    Impressive collection
    Do you know Pro Stock code of Thiem's Prestige ?
    It seems a "modern" one, like TGK or TGT, not a PT57.
     
  7. Pepecom

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    Hi,
    i do have a one hand backhand too............... nowhere near to the one from Dominic.
    He gave the racket to a ballboy when he was practicing few years ago.
    It feels very solid and it plays more stable than the retail MP Graphenes but absolutely unbalanced to my standards, nor I do not have the arm, technique and age to move that raquet. Very head heavy. I'll get that measured and I'll post the figures.

    Thanks for your comments.
     
  8. Pepecom

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    Hi Joe,
    I'll get that measured and I'll post that.

    Thanks and Regards
     
  9. Pepecom

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    Hi,
    These are the codes from the Graphene Head Pro Stock Rackets that I know:
    TGT 301.1 Graphene XT Speed MP
    TGT 301.2 Graphene XT Speed Pro
    TGT 307.1 Graphene Radical MP (18/20)
    TGT 307.2 Graphene Radical MP (16/19

    Do not know the codes for the Pro Stock graphene Prestiges (if any). I do have a pair of PT630's and this one it not similar to those, so I think it's not a PT57A, I'm more into a TGT one; I am sure this can be read on the hairpin but i do not want to remove the grip as it's the original setup.
    Any hints from the experts are wellcome.

    Many thanks
     
  10. daddabompa

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    Thanks for your reply,

    I think the same as you, definitely it is not a Pro Tour 630...if it is 18x20 probably it should be a TGT 293.2 or so...
     
  11. sportmac

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    Starting in the 80's I got in the habit of giving my old racquets to the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation for the kids. Looking at some of these kinda wish I had them around now. Nice collections.
     
  12. EDUARDO NASCIMENTO

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    Hi

    thanks for your reply and fantastic pictures
    There's some very rare rackets there
    I also love the feel of the prestige but i never had a pro tour and unfortunately never hit with a LM prestige.
    I have one classic 600 and one I prestige but they are a little too demanding for me ,
    I love to hit with the classic 600 from time to time and i am currently trying to play with a Volkl power bride 10 mid and a Major X-one by guy Forget , both are great feeling rackets,( not as good feeling as the Fischer Vacuum Classic Pro 90 )
    I took the liberty to place your photos on my website ( one on the front slider and all the others on the (guest and members collection gallery tab on top menu)
    If you don't want please tell me and i will remove them.

    many thanks again for sharing your photos and collection and your love for the sport.
    Feel free to send more photos or contribute to the database creation on my website

    Eduardo
     
  13. Pepecom

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    I got that measured:
    Weight : 342.1 gr strung, overgrip, silicone under the buttcap and lead at 12 (the one I can see, there could be more)... So not as heavy as I felt, thought it was going to be more heavy.
    Balance 32.9
    Swingweight 352

    That was measured by a professional stringer who prepares rackets for many pros.
    While visiting him he showed me a gem, one of the custom made rackets made by Wilson for Flavia Penetta when she retired. I'll post that into another thread, where it belongs.

    Thanks

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  14. joe sch

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    I dont understand the Balance 32.9 ?
    With lead at 12oc I suspect head heavy and several points HH ?
    Looking forward to seeing the custom made racket by Wilson for Flavia Penetta
     
  15. michael valek

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    still looking for kneissl red stars here........someone maybe can help!!
     
  16. Autodidactic player

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    There are nine, covering all variants, on the auction site right now.
     
  17. michael valek

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    yes thanks but i mean the 2005/6/7 versions, yellow stripe. or white star (same thing basically, yellow stripe)
     
  18. BorgCash

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    I got both but don't think to let them go yet.
     
  19. rodracquet

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    Great collection well done. Some really cool and unusual models here......always love seeing an entire group of them as it makes for a very interesting conversation with people who haven't seen them before. And a good range from the old woodies through to modern. When these are displayed somewhere you have to be there pointing features out...people gloss over them to quickly except for the double handled models which are obvious.
     
  20. danbrenner

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    That is the greatest collection I have ever seen
    You should call the tennis channel and I'm sure they would find time to showcase them.
    The ones that look the most interesting to me are the ones with the twisted handles. There was an ne with a twisted handle and curved head. Astounding.
    So which one is the most valuable ??
     
  21. danbrenner

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    The neoxline. That is the one I was referring to. Astounding
     
  22. Autodidactic player

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    A few new odd racket additions:

    Dunlop Superlong 5.0 (32 inches)
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    Keubler Phillips Moore
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    Pirelli Technort Stratos
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  23. Autodidactic player

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    I don't know which one is the most valuable but I can tell you the ones I had the most trouble finding:

    1. Acro The Adjustable
    2. Aequalis (but only because it's NOS)
    3. BBC Titan Graphite (somehow I managed to find two)
    4. Biosport Golden Gripper (only because it's NOS)
    5. Erge Ceramic (again only because it's NOS)
    6. Intertennis Twin
    7. Maynard Air Power (not that uncommon but it took me years to find one)
    8. Pirelli Technort Stratos
    If I had to guess at the most valuable I might choose this one:

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    Damn near impossible to find with the original box.
     
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    My collection older to the newest (left to right)
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  25. danbrenner

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    Fantastic.
    Yeah. I can see that the box looks about as rare as anything in this collection.
    All I can see here are dollar signs.
    If you ever want to sell some of these for top dollar, contact me. Dan
     
  26. Autodidactic player

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    Thanks Dan but I'm not really interested in selling. I'm hoping that when I can't enjoy them any more I can find a tennis facility, maybe my alma mater, to denote them to for a museum style display.
     
  27. Sanglier

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    Yes, somehow indeed! ;)

    Could you show some close-ups of your Birmal? Is the beam cross-section U-shaped? Is the bridge secured by rivets, which also form the string holes?
     
  28. Autodidactic player

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    I've got both versions of this racket. One with a leather grip and one with a cord grip and what looks to me like a reinforced throat. Both use round head aluminum rivets to hold the throat together but the workmanship is excellent! Here are a few pictures.

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    Virginia, What is the orange case to?
     
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    Talk about a "snowshoe"!
     
  31. Pepecom

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    Hi,
    Just a curiosity. I was watching an old video in youtube today from Thiem when he was ATP#54. And I think I spotted my very same racket in his hands.


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    They both have the "THIEM 99" written in the same place, and the letters seem to coincide, mines are a bit more blurry because of the time; Is this a coincidence? Or is it the same racket?

    Thanks
     
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  32. David Le

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    It looks like the same racquet!
     
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  33. vsbabolat

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    It should be TGT293.2
     
  34. Pepecom

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    Vsbabolat,
    Many thanks, It just has the player sticker code so I kept wondering which one of the pro stock was, and even if it was a pro stock or a retail one; because when I got that I didn't knew when he started to play with this model.
    This helps.
    Best Regards
     
  35. Pepecom

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    Vsbabolat,
    Many thanks, It just has the player sticker code so I kept wondering which one of the pro stock was, and even if it was a pro stock or a retail one; because when I got that I didn't knew when he started to play with this model.
    This helps.
    Best Regards
     
  36. pshulam

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    I have trimmed my collection to only a few raquets, Prince Graphite Pro 90, Prince Spectrum 90, Head PT280, and Head Prestige Pro, which I rotate them on a regular basis.
     
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    Here's mine.

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    Incoming are an Adidas GTX Pro-T, and a few more Kneissl's: White Star Pro, Red Star Pro and a couple more White Star Ivan Lendl.
     
  38. Virginia

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    No particular frame, but it only fits a wooden or aluminum frame. It was empty when I bought it.
     
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    That almost impossible to find neon green CAP!
     
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  41. vsbabolat

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    The green CAP grommets look sweet! HEAD could take one of their Ski workers when they are not busy making skis and have them work the mold for the grommets. They could do glossy black, glossy green, and glossy red in TK52 grommets. Sell them at a good profit margin and would sell everyone they make. There is a demand @HEAD Penn Official !
     
  42. daddabompa

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    Holy words!!!
     

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