Donnay Mid 25 S

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  1. SteveI

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    Hello Guys and Gals:

    This was just given to me.... Any info? Love? Anyone want it?

    Post your thoughts. The frame is in nice shape. Goodwill?? Grip size seems like a 4 5/8. Leather of course.. :) Has the cover..

    Regards,
    Steve
     
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  2. graycrait

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    I have a Donnay 25 Pro. It swings pretty nice at 12.6oz, 6 pts HL with a 17mm beam, made in Belgium.
     
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  3. BorgCash

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    Can you post some pictures please?
     
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  4. retrowagen

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    I remember the model, a broad-shouldered wood-graphite composite, in basic Donnay black, with yellow/orange “rainbow” graphics. Was new, circa 1982-1984.
     
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  5. vsbabolat

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    I don’t remember anymore, What was difference between the Mid 25 and Mid 25 S? I’m guessing the S stood Stiff?
     
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  6. SteveI

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    That is the one....
     
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  7. SteveI

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    Happy to send out some pics. No hosting service here. drop me a pm if you want to see some.
     
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  8. teachingprotx

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    I love it ! Wish it could be more in a regular style asethitic the broad shoulders gives away the year .. but if it was shaped like say a Donnay pro cynetuc.. I’d play with it a lot ! Due to flex
     
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  10. vsbabolat

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    That’s the Pro 25 from 1984
     
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  11. teachingprotx

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    Always wanted a Bjorg mid graphitebut knew it would be to heavy and stiff
     
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  12. graycrait

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    It is a nice feeling racket cutting through the air with its weight and narrow beam. I need to restring it with better string someday but I had to cobble together grommets using Fittex and cut up old grommet sets. I need to go back and put a dab of super glue on those "new" grommets so I don't have to soon repeat that semi painful re-grommeting process.
     
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  13. morten

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    Beautiful racket
     
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  14. BorgCash

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    I think many Donnay racquets (CGX, GTX) are from 1984.
     
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    Currently training with Donnay CGX 25, it's a great racquet, surprise how well it is after all these years. Pleasantly flex.
     
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  19. flanker2000fr

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    I played with that frame around 1983-1984. Except that mine was grey with red accents. It was a very good frame for its time.
     
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    The GTX came out later.

    The Pro 25 was Donnay's top of the line composite racquet in 1984/85 models years. Then the Pro Cynetic line replaced it in 1986
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  21. BorgCash

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    Great picture, never've seen so young Forget, Diadora shoes...
     
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  22. Don't Let It Bounce

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    Most of those Donnays were great on court — a guy on my high school team had one — but if you ever find yourself fighting for your life in a tuk-tuk, only the Mid 25 S will do. (At 1:33 you can see clearly which model it is.)

    I lived in Chiang Mai, where the tuk-tuk rides are uneventful, for eight years — but any time I was in Bangkok I made sure to have my Donnay X-Dual Platinums with me. (I did not have a Mid 25 S.) No assassins came after me, so I still don't know how the newer Donnays really stack up.
     
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    Looking at the photo, I believe Vijay Armitraj is playing with the Donnay Pro 35; the shape of the head is longer than the Pro 25, though the bridge is also straight. Donnay used that “35” mould with the straight bridge on a few composite models. There was also an oversized Pro 50, if I recall correctly.
     
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    I used to practice with a guy from Sweden that played with Pro 50.
     
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    Can’t do the straight bridge for some reason . Always weirded me out . Dunno why as I love the weird shaped Rossi bridge and absolutely LOVE V throat bridge in frames . But straight alwaysflet too weird . Cheap like almost ?
     
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    Which I bet you because I really don’t like straight throat bridges , i would imagine I’d play the best tennis of my life with it
     
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  27. SteveI

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    drop me a pm if you need to see pics... etc
     
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