Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by wallymann, Feb 4, 2009.
and the rest...
^^Can't believe people used to play with wood racquets. I guess one day I'll have to try a wood racquet just to see what it's like.
the sting looks pretty sweet...must hit great!
its not bad,... its basically an all graphite version of the 6.0 85 sans PWS..
it was the predecessor to the classic 6.0 85 ... a little whippy but nice....
does well with a generous amount of lead to the hoop
Jorel, that picture of the sting above has PWS.
It's not as difficult as you would think.
It's fun to use wood, but be sure that it's being used on both sides of the net.
There were the ones made without the PWS. Those were bumperless and had a black buttcap with white Wilson "W" and there were the ones with the PWS. Those had bumperguards and have white buttcaps with red Wilson "Ws."
o nice... those were really rare (i only had one) and a bunch w/o PWS
the more common ones were the ones sans PWS
That's a 4th generation Donnay Logo, there were a few sticks with the name International Tennis Team, the names on the racket refer to the players under contract. Racket is from 1977-1978.
What does lead added to the hoop provide? Is it stability or power?
jorel described the sting mid perfectly. Thanks for these lovely pics. They remind us of how this incredible Belgian company was involved in the evolution of modern racquet technology.
After 6 months of being to busy, passing by thrift stores and not being able to even take 2 minutes to racquet hunt, I went by a thrift and dropped in today.
There was a made in Belgium Spalding Rosie Cassales wood. Someone shoudl research the history of sweatshops and how this mass consumerism has destroyed people lives and the environment. Either that or the US shoudl boycott any and all goods from Asia and India. If you go there and see kids being sold on the street you'll know why I feel this way. Can't even comprehend or relay some images as they are just so painful. God bless American and European industry which respects the child as a child and not a slave. We work and produce quality, our men and women feel proud of their work at the end of the day, different than todays Asian slave houses.
Hard to feel pride when you are being abused.
How about recycling of electronic products? Countless people in third-world countries have been exposing to thousands of hazardous materials while salvaging components for resale!
do babolat racquets count?, they should be disposed of, they are dangerous, addictive and toxic. Seriously though, when I travelled India the pollution and poverty were insane, beyond comprehension. How about we help these countries out??? let's stop the world and save the children.
Saving the world is insurmountable. However, we can start by reducing consumerism and demands for cheap goods.
insurmountable????...baloney, it's just a big NYC. They said NYC would never be cleaned up. I saw it happen over two weekends. If we took the effort we put into war and commerce we could save the world in 3 weeks, no more war and 3rd world poverty.
The lack of communication is the only obstacle, the world could be destroyed or rebuilt in weeks, it's just how we keep it: a strained house of cards , all of rented use, carefully balancing atop the other, smirkingly trying to eek a dollar out of the others pocket.
We could work together to rid this planet of it's human rights violations in a month, there is enough food, we are just too mean and stupid, we refuse to communicate on that level.
What's insurmountable is that the horrors are not hidden, and that we focus on selling the world as opposed to saving it.
You guys are all welcome to take a toke off the righteous plasma bong, then we can liberate the midsize from these racquet manufacturers that are holding my sweet enlightened midsize queen hostage.
Hassan I sabbah plasmah is calling.
Once they liberate the mids the children will be free, we have to start somewhere though...
"BRAIDED GRAPHITE, BESONDERS ARMOSCHEND" Now make the head mudrah with your left hand and the wilson Mudra with your right.
Besonders Armschonend :wink:
BTW, the European GP (and perhaps other European Head Pro frames) with the AMF/Head sticker (as opposed to the sticker with just HEAD) on the butt cap did not have Besonders Armschonend written on the side of the throat (below Vibration-Control-System)... they just state Vibration-Control-System.
Here are some of my old school frames:
beautiful, reminds me of my NWT tracy Austin,almost identical. The packaging and labels will always be the best part for me. At the end of the day I take great pride in my collection and they give me great emotional time-machine like deja vu memories.
Every time I see the serif lettering font that no longer exists I envision a grainy tv ad and the old school announcers voice....
What head-size are those JK Auto Mids?
85 sq-in or very close to it
Oh man, I totally forgot I played with a Wilson Sting back in the day until I saw this!
How did you like the Sting? What rackets are you using now?
I liked it, it was a helluva long time ago, so can't remember how successful I was with it. It does look like a pretty shameless attempt to copy the Prince Graphite (I'm guessing the Prince came first, since it's still around and Stings aren't).
I quit tennis for about 10 years and have just recently started playing again, using a Prince Speedport Silver (massive power), will probably be getting something else in the near future to match my skill level.
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