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darklore009

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Here's one of my rackets. didn't strung it cuz i don't want to waste my strings when i have finals to study for in 2 weeks.
 

darklore009

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tons of it. reason why i put the head tape on the sides because i don't want the sides to get scratched. also, i like the cap grommets. so, i decided to add it on the sides
 

ChicagoJack

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i find them to be among the nicest looking frames on the market.. jmo though
Yea man for sure. I have one x-Blue 99, and in my humble opinion, it's the prettiest frame I've ever seen. Honestly, it's the only frame I've ever bought based on looks alone. I've never strung it up because I'm afraid I will like it too much LOL. I just pushed all my chips in and stocked up with nine Pro Ones and I am in no position to be switching frames having just splurged on a 10 year supply of sticks.

Jack
 
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zapvor

G.O.A.T.
Yea man for sure. I have one x-Blue 99, and in my humble opinion, it's the prettiest frame I've ever seen. Honestly, it's the only frame I've ever bought based on looks alone. I've never strung it up because I'm afraid I will like it too much LOL. I just pushed all my chips in and stocked up with nine Pro Ones and I am in no position to be switching frames having just splurged on a 10 year supply of sticks.

Jack
are you still playing with the blue99?
 

ChicagoJack

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are you still playing with the blue99?
I still have, it but I've never hit with my x-Blue99. I ordered it for a demo, meant to get it strung up, but fell in love with the Pro One in the interim. I've been playing with the Pro One since this past summer, it's really elevated my game and my arm likes it too.
 
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zapvor

G.O.A.T.
I still have, it but I've never hit with my x-Blue99. I ordered it for a demo, meant to get it strung up, but fell in love with the Pro One in the interim. I've been playing with the Pro One since this past summer, it's really elevated my game and my arm likes it too.
oh cool. yea donnays are awesome.
 

jjs891

Semi-Pro
Jack

Are all your pro ones specs similar? Are you just slapping on the leather grips on them and nothing else?

I have 3 pro ones and playing well with them but I had to tweak them a bit to match in wt and balance. Specs seem to vary somewhat, not horrible but I expected better. I also noticed that specs listed on the sticker aren't all that accurate
 

ChicagoJack

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Jack

Are all your pro ones specs similar? Are you just slapping on the leather grips on them and nothing else?

I have 3 pro ones and playing well with them but I had to tweak them a bit to match in wt and balance. Specs seem to vary somewhat, not horrible but I expected better. I also noticed that specs listed on the sticker aren't all that accurate
Hi jjs891,

Yeah I know, tolerances are not super great but are still within the + or - 7 grams industry standard. What isn't standard is having the cohones to measure and indicate the specs of every frame rolling off the line. Given that bold and audacious practice I expect they will tighten things up a bit in the future.

The first three I obtained from flea bay and from TT classifieds, and wasn't quite sure at the time what specs I'd like. Having figured that out, I obtained my last six as a special order directly from the VP of manufacturing at Donnay. With those last six I indicated my desired specs and acceptable tolerance range. Because I was looking for flexier than average, lighter than average, and as headlight as possible, I had to wait 3 months for the next big batch to roll off the line.

From there I have everything I need to get them to a perfect match: Balance board, scales, lead tape and patience. With past frames I've leaded up to the 345-360 sw range, to get some oomph and stability. The P1 feels awesome right out of the box at 327, with just the 10+ gram buttcap, and a dampener. I don't use leather grips anymore, I use a somewhat unique combination of comfort grips which weighs about the same.

Cloudy day here in Jackville, I might post some pics when the sun decides to visit the Chicago area, and if there is any interest.

Jack
 
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jjs891

Semi-Pro
Jack

Thank you for your response.

I also opted to tail weigh by adding varying amts of blu tac like putty to match my racquets. Just have 1gm at 12 o'clock to bring it to right at 12.0 oz strung with og and a dampner. I feel like the head comes around a bit faster with this set up.
 

Rare

New User
Its a Deliverance MP, I freaking loved that racket, cant find anything alike.

The whole thing twisted on a poorly struck serve that catched the frame. I guess it had some kind of crack.
 

svarthofde

New User
it;s an old aluminum stick made by a company named wish it is actually a very interesting stick. vibrates a lot, not enough mass on the head, almost no plow trough but your are extremely connected with the ball.
the grommets were broken so i had to cut some grommets from wilson one by one :D
 

quest01

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^^^^What does it play like?
I played with it for the first time a little while ago and it plays well. It has a nice plush feel with a lot of control. I put 6 inch layer of lead tape at the 3 and 9 but found this setup too heavy, I wasn't getting enough swing speed. I'm going to shorten the lead to maybe 4 inches and see how that plays tomorrow. I also like the Darth Vader paintjob a lot too.

Well I tried it again today and it felt great. It has so much feel off the string bed, it just has a nice, classic feel. I tried adding 4 inch strips of lead at the 3 and 9 and my racquet speed is much quicker through the air. Also the plow through is nice, my backhand slice, and volleys just feel natural with this racquet.
 
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