Discussion in 'Racquets' started by POGO, Jun 2, 2005.
Here's my stuff, enjoy:
good stuff! where did you get the mantis? how does it play?
Hey cluckcluck, how does L-Tec compare to BHSR?
I got the 285 from TW, I've only had one hit with it and it was rushed. Felt good though, very solid at impact and the spin is incredibly easy to come by. I also liked the 305 a lot, though this one felt like I could get more from it.
Like night and day. The 5s with 3s hybrid is incredible. I am about to start testing the 5s/Os combination.
The L-Tec is equally soft but is playable much longer and I get more bite/feel from the L-Tec.
This of course, is when I use the JET installation.
You should give the L-Tec a try (at a low tension -52lbs)
cool. maybe one of these days i will demo a mantis
Yup Paul those are RDS001s MP couldn't resist them when they were out back in 2008.
Power level is acceptable to me. I don't think it's too low but then again it will depend on the string setup but it sure plays a whole lot better after beefing it up to 340g and making it more headlight. Also if you're getting a pair try to get the serial numbers as close as possible. I had mine with a 5g difference between them. Had to make up for the difference by adding some lead tape. This is very common of Wilson frames.
ok thanks, trying to decide between this and an Angell custom racquet
High 5 for having Donnay's. Nice collection, which are your most used?
I was using the P1's, but I'm now in love with the PS90...
Only just started using it, see how it goes!
Cluckcluck, what is your current racquet of choice? I see a few that I like and a few that I want to try.
I tend to fall back on the Donnay Dark Red, it's just a solid frame. Though I will often pick up the Dunlop Bio 200 Lite because I like the feel. Also, the Head Instinct is ultra plush, underpowered but a very clean feeling swing.
Which are you thinking about trying? I can fill you in on what I think.
My pride and joy
Those Prostaffs. . . . Wonderfull . . . .
My IG Prestige Pros
My Humble Contribution ... My staged Tennis Closet
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My Humble Contribution again ... <a href="http://s1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd455/Marquesmind/Tennis%20stuff/?action=view&current=tenniscloset_zps975ff2c8. jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd455/Marquesmind/Tennis%20stuff/tenniscloset_zps975ff2c8.jpg" border="0" alt="tenniscloset"></a>
^^^ very very organised closet there MarksAlot.
i think even the space between each racket is exact!
I dont think ive seen a more beautiful stick... I might have to get a couple
Definitely the best cosmetics I've ever seen on a racquet, but whats even better is that it plays like a dream.
I would get one if a was just a tad more consistent. Prestige S is more up my alley I think... very nice looking sticks!!! I had a run with a Prestige MP demo and it was pretty awesome. Only reason why I didn't get it was because it was expensive and hard to create topspin. Other than that, great feeling racket if not the BEST feeling one i've ever used.
Did you try out the Pro? The more open string pattern makes it more spin friendly than the MP, that & Another reason why I went with the Pro is that I found it a lot more stable than the MP.
No I havent, and actually really want to. How much power does it have though?
My tennis gear consists of quicksilver and surf brand t-shirts, bermuda shorts(1 inch below the knees), vans tennis shoes, 80s tennis racquets, 80s babolat racquet-shoulder bag, etc.
the pro is way heavy. i dont suggest it
post a pic! vans made tennis shoes?
Truth. It is a very heavy frame, but if that's not a problem for you (MikeHitsHard93) I say give it a go & demo it, but if you don't like heavier racquets I also wouldn't suggest it.
Tell the truth, now. You bought these Prestige Pro's from some stranger in the back parking lot, didn't you? My Prestige Pro IG has a leather grip on it. Yours has a synthetic grip underneath the plastic wrap. ***Fake racket alert, fake racket alert!!!!***
I was curious about this!!
pic of my racquets and tennis gear!
Maybe it's the IG Prestige S, not the pro...
Nah. There's "PRESTIGE pro" written on the corner of the frame, where the cap grommets end.
But no matter. He says they play like a dream, so I guess that's what matters most. Maybe he prefers the playability of counterfeit rackets. Who knows?
"Maybe he prefers the playability of counterfeit rackets." LOLOLOL
They have tennis style shoes at their outlet stores like the "transistor" and a few others. Vans rock.
What are you talking about?
They both came with leather grips & both came from Tennis Warehouse.
Unless you're blind, you can clearly see the tan leather grip where the white plastic wrap is see through.
I'm pretty sure I know what racquet I use & I definitely could tell if it was counterfeit, but i appreciate the effort anyway.
I dont mean to butt in .. But Novak 20v is right.
oh ok thanks for clarifying
Clearly, you don't know the definition of "clearly." You're thinking of "clear." Clearly doesn't mean transparent.
It's not as clear to those who aren't familiar with the packaging of the Prestige. I bought mine used.
Haha. Not once did I use the word "clearly" as in "transparent"
I meant it as you can obviously see the leather grip from the picture.
Jeez UCSF you love to argue. lol
someone post pics of their gear. or i will have to again
ugh.....alright hold on
as someof you know, i have a super bad habit-i mean growing collection. had these lying out at the moment, and due to a certain posters request ahem Cup8489, quick snapshot
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