Lotto Racquets

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  1. RDM

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    Anyone know much about Lotto’s racquet history?
    The reason I ask is because I found this a few days ago and cannot find anything online about Lotto racquets in general - let alone this particular model.
    <img src='https://i.imgur.com/gnte6M4.jpg' />
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    Wood and carbon composite. 378g, 2 points head light & 17mm beam thickness.
    I haven’t hit with it yet but it certainly feels quite “substantial” in the hand.
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  2. BorgCash

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    Looks like a Dunlop A-Player to me.

    http://www.80s-tennis.com/pages/dunlop-a-player-plus-racquet.html
     
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  4. BorgCash

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    You're welcome. Probably just a Dunlop pj.
     
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    So according to an old thread on the Dunlop A Player it would have been circa ‘82-‘83 and made by Kunnan (Pro Kennex) for Lotto alongside the Dunlop and Slazenger A Players as well as the Pro Kennex Golden/Graphite/Blue/Red/etc Wood composite Aces.
     
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  6. coachrick

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    I don't know...the A Player was a bit more keystone/egg shaped IF I'm viewing that pic properly. Maybe just slightly different. Doesn't mean it wasn't built by the same folks, of course.
    Maybe they are the same:
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JZ0AAOSwonBaEyim/s-l1600.jpg
     
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  7. BorgCash

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    Strange stringjob at the top of the head. Also different pj from A-Player that i have.
     
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    I wondered if that could be a stretchy nylon/plastic cord we sold decades ago to mitigate scraping of the racket on the court. Pretty odd idea since scraping the same spot a couple of times would just sever the cord and leave it dangling!

    IF that's leftover string from the tie-off, then I'm at a loss to explain it!!!!! :)
     
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    Dunlop and Slazenger were (and still are) one company. So this can be just a Slazenger pj of Dunlop A-Player.
     
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    Pretty true, although the US distribution was compartmentalized(much to their detriment, IMO). There was little synergy between Dunlop and Slaz in the States and ZERO between golf and tennis(for many years).
     
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    Not anymore. Sports direct sold off Dunlop Sport to Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd. and retained Slazenger.
     
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  14. BorgCash

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    You mean to Srixon? Yes i forget it, but it was just a recent deal, wasn't it?
     
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  15. BorgCash

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    This move is very good for Dunlop and tennis at all, Dunlop made great racquets.
     
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  16. BorgCash

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    It will be better to sell Slazenger also to smbd interesting in producing real player's racquets.
     
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  17. vsbabolat

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    A year ago
     
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  18. BorgCash

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    Not so long ago for me:).
     
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  19. Crocodile

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    Pat Cash used a wooden one (Pink in colour) (Just editing here it could have been a Stellar) in the mid 80's before he went Slazenger v24 and then Prince Magnesiim then Yonex R50
     
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  20. BorgCash

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    Wooden one pink in colour what?
     
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  21. Crocodile

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    I'll see if I can find a picture, unless it was a Stellar instead
     
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  22. BorgCash

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    Ok, i see. Is it an Australian brand?
     
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  23. Crocodile

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    I think so. They used to make squash racquets more than tennis. They were made in Taiwan along with brands like Emrik.
     
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  24. BorgCash

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    Oh, i see. The same period? I have one Emrik, the model that Wally Masur played before swithed to Puma. Great flexible racquet.
     
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  25. Crocodile

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    Emrik Pinnacle / ceramic composition
     
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    Mine is Emrik Magnum, graphite.
     
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  27. BorgCash

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    Emrik racquet was bought in Australia in the early of 1986.
     
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    Bright pink? Maybe a Blotto racquet. Hahaha
     
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