Discussion in 'Racquets' started by POGO, Jun 2, 2005.
Should've bought one less racquet and paid your electric bill. :razz:
That is with the lights on AND curtains open.
Blackberry camera No flash.
Is that's couple kblade tours I see?
Should have bought one less racquet and a better phone.
More or less back to front.
IG Radical Pro
Liquidmetal Radical MP
TW Pro Staff 85 Reissue - sold my originals from 15 years ago
Dunlop 4D 100
Jack Kramer Pro Staff
Dunlop 4D 200 Tours - probably best racket in the group, getting to old to play tournaments with these. Get dead arm.
Rossignol F250 - so beautiful in person. Thing has to be 13 oz, feels heavy.
Prince Response 90 - I'd kill for a reissue of this. Flexy, plush, spinny.
Gone from the collection (some stolen, some sold):
Prince Graduate CTS
Prince Approach CTS
Wilson Ultra FPK
Donnay Pro One (original blue and yellow one) -
Dunlop Black Max
Very nice collection sir. Do you like the blades?
Yes and no. OHBH, serves, and volley's like a champ. But I had trouble with my full western forehand. Plus a dense string pattern and smallish head make it feel a bit stiff, though I didn't try many string setups. The Dunlop 4D 200 Tour was like a more plush, forgiving version of that style of players racket for me.
If that makes any sense.
Yeah makes sense to me. I'd be willing to bet that the 200 tour had a much bigger sweet spot and it's plow through can hardly be beaten
Wilson PS 85s St. Vincent
PS 85s (same as above), K90s, K88, BLX PS90s
Early 1900s Wright & Ditson "THE HUB"
Boston University tennis player Anna Louise Smith-Gould's personal racquets from the 30s (she used them for decades after too), Medalist, Spalding Challenge, Wilson Jack Kramer Autograph
Gray's Standard real tennis racquet along with real tennis balls (all real tennis balls are hand made) and my rare first editions of A History of Tennis by Noel and Clark (comprehensive history and examination of real tennis)
wow amazing stuff. thanks for sharing everyone
haha yea. the addiciton can get out of hand........let me know how it goes for you buddy!
that is one tough frame to play with.
I haven't played them yet (took off two weeks to rest the old Achilles) but I couldn't help notice that unstrung with leather they're already 341 grams. They'll be beasts strung with overgrips.
Where did you get that bag? I've been looking for one since they came out.
& just out of curiosity, what are your IG Prestige's strung with?
If I'm not mistaken, you can only get it from TW Europe.
Careful with the racquet...... Shared holes may be bad news like we saw in the other thread about Graphene Speeds.
Yep I saw that one. I'm hoping for the best...
Good luck with it though!
Thanks! I'm really liking it so far.
I ordered the bag from a shop in Germany. It's the same bag as the current black tour team monstercombi.
I have the prestige mids (I'm not sure if it's clear from the picture) and one is strung with sonic pro 17 and the other with red code 17.
Damn :/ I wish they would sell it here (USA).
Did you order it from the shop online? If so, where?
Wow, I actually really like how the cosmetics of the Speed looks w/ the blue string.
True, but if you are strong enough (I wasn't), the feel, flex and control are highly addictive...
Loved the playability, hated the feel. Didn't get the dwell time or that rock solid shot. Ball came off the bed just fine...I just didn't think it was fun to hit with...
Well, seeing as you play with the sweet RDX 500 mid, no wonder you came away unimpressed...wish I had kept mine...
Great looking racquet. What is the blue string you have in the racquet? The leather grip also looks nice. Thanks
The string is Kirschbaum Pro Line Evolution 17. After hitting with it for a few hours, I think I'm going to take it out and put in a syn gut/ALU rough combo. It's pretty powerful string, and the frame itself (at least the one I got) is really powerful already. I swing fast so it's not good for me. And yeah, the leather looks really good on this racquet. The first thing I did when I got the racquet was replace the synthetic grip with the leather
I like the look of the color contrasting string with the logo, but why did you put a logo on? It's going to rub off after a few hits.
What leather grip did you use?
i like that blue in the speed pro. i have had good experience with kirschbaum too
I just like the look of it. I usually re-stencil before I go back out, so it rubbing off isn't a huge deal for me.
I used the Head Leather Tour grip. It feels pretty soft compared to, say, a Wilson leather grip.
I feel like it would have been a better match for my YTPP I used before switching, but for my game (fast swing, lots of power) it has too much power for me, even strung at 58 (and no, I've never had elbow problems ).
Yeah I'm a big fan of the color combination. It looks sweet
My Babies :
2 Head IG Youtek Prestige MP
2 Head TGK 238.4 Youtek Prestige MP
1 Head Liquidmetal Prestige MP
What string are you using on that?
Finally strung them up and took them out yesterday. The feel is incredible and when you catch them in the sweet spot they pound the ball. But when you miss the sweet spot they do you no favors! I really like them for serving. The swingweight is 325 where my Rad Pros were 345 so I'm thinking I get more acceleration. They definitely demand more of you.
^^ hey Mr. Muster, did you get my text? new sticks looking good!
You're rocking the bare leather to play?! Crazy stuff!
Can you expand on your time with the Rad Pro? Which model did you have?
Do you have a 1HBH?
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