Donnay Mid 25 S

#1
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
 

BorgCash

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#3
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
Can you post some pictures please?
 
#5
I remember the model, a broad-shouldered wood-graphite composite, in basic Donnay black, with yellow/orange “rainbow” graphics. Was new, circa 1982-1984.
I don’t remember anymore, What was difference between the Mid 25 and Mid 25 S? I’m guessing the S stood Stiff?
 
#8
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
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
 

graycrait

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#12
That’s the Pro 25 from 1984
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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#22
I remember the model, a broad-shouldered wood-graphite composite, in basic Donnay black, with yellow/orange “rainbow” graphics. Was new, circa 1982-1984.
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.
 
#23
#24
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.
I used to practice with a guy from Sweden that played with Pro 50.
 
#25
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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