Post Pictures of your Racquets and Tennis Gear

Bhagi Katbamna

Hall of Fame
My pair of Prestige S are still being modded and tested and modded and tested. I don't win enough with them so they don't go in the bag.
The prestige S rackets are good in theory but they are not that great to play with.
 

Gr1ndelwald

New User
it has been a while and my collection got significantly bigger :shock:



Boris Becker DC Melbourne
Pacific BX2 X Feel Pro 90 Vacuum (2x)
Yonex Vcore Tour 89 (2x)
Völkl Powerbridge 10 mid
Völkl C10 pro
Völkl Organix 10 mid
Tecnifibre TFight 315 Ltd. 18/20 (2x)
Yonex Ezone AI 98

I use all these sticks regularly, but right now my racquet of choice for competitive matches is the pacific x feel pro 90
 

meltedsteam

Semi-Pro
it has been a while and my collection got significantly bigger :shock:



Boris Becker DC Melbourne
Pacific BX2 X Feel Pro 90 Vacuum (2x)
Yonex Vcore Tour 89 (2x)
Völkl Powerbridge 10 mid
Völkl C10 pro
Völkl Organix 10 mid
Tecnifibre TFight 315 Ltd. 18/20 (2x)
Yonex Ezone AI 98

I use all these sticks regularly, but right now my racquet of choice for competitive matches is the pacific x feel pro 90
Can you compare your multiples (VP90, VCT89, and TF315ltd)?

Thanks
 

Tidybeard

New User
Here are mine - it's quite fun to try and get everything into one pic.

Not pictured 1 x AI98 (with stringer), quite a few shirts and shorts, strings!







The racquets are (top row first, L-R)

2 x Prince Tour 100T EST
1 x Original Prince Precision Response 97
1 x Prince NXG OS
2 x Prince Graphite Pro 90
2 x Prince Graphite Pro 110

2 x Dunlop Hotmelt 200G bought as NOS, one unused
5 x Dunlop Hotmelt 300G, bought as NOS
3 x Yonex AI98 (currently in use)
2 x Babolat Pure Storm Carbon Extrem
2 x Wilson Kobra Tour

Bags are (L-R)

Dunlop Aerogel 4G 10 pack (more like 15 pack)
Fila stand bag
Tecnifibre ATP Monster 15 pack
Tecnifibre stand bag
Babolat Roland Garros edition 12 pack
Nike Ultimatum tennis duffel

Shoes are a real mix, Gel Resolutions, Solution Speeds, Barricades, Lunar Ballistecs, Courtballistecs, Vapor 9.5, Cage, Rush Pro.

I think I'm all set for now :)
 

Soundbyte

Professional
Here are mine - it's quite fun to try and get everything into one pic.

Not pictured 1 x AI98 (with stringer), quite a few shirts and shorts, strings!







The racquets are (top row first, L-R)

2 x Prince Tour 100T EST
1 x Original Prince Precision Response 97
1 x Prince NXG OS
2 x Prince Graphite Pro 90
2 x Prince Graphite Pro 110

2 x Dunlop Hotmelt 200G bought as NOS, one unused
5 x Dunlop Hotmelt 300G, bought as NOS
3 x Yonex AI98 (currently in use)
2 x Babolat Pure Storm Carbon Extrem
2 x Wilson Kobra Tour

Bags are (L-R)

Dunlop Aerogel 4G 10 pack (more like 15 pack)
Fila stand bag
Tecnifibre ATP Monster 15 pack
Tecnifibre stand bag
Babolat Roland Garros edition 12 pack
Nike Ultimatum tennis duffel

Shoes are a real mix, Gel Resolutions, Solution Speeds, Barricades, Lunar Ballistecs, Courtballistecs, Vapor 9.5, Cage, Rush Pro.

I think I'm all set for now :)
Why do you need 6 bags?
 

Tidybeard

New User
Why do you need 6 bags?
I suppose for the same reason I need 18 pairs of tennis shoes, and when I work out what that is I'll let you know :).

Long story but I travel a lot internationally and I've got a real thing for the "right" luggage for the job - if Tumi or Briggs and Riley made a tennis bag I'd have one :). Over they years I've acquired the tennis bags and then later come across something that fitted my needs better (or I just liked the design) so I bought it. They're not exactly expensive and worth nothing second hand so I just keep them and rotate occasionally. At the moment I'm switching between the Nike and Tec ATP (both of which are extremely well designed and made) but sometimes I'll use one of the others. I also need somewhere to keep the racquets when I'm not using them.
 

Soundbyte

Professional
I suppose for the same reason I need 18 pairs of tennis shoes, and when I work out what that is I'll let you know :).

Long story but I travel a lot internationally and I've got a real thing for the "right" luggage for the job - if Tumi or Briggs and Riley made a tennis bag I'd have one :). Over they years I've acquired the tennis bags and then later come across something that fitted my needs better (or I just liked the design) so I bought it. They're not exactly expensive and worth nothing second hand so I just keep them and rotate occasionally. At the moment I'm switching between the Nike and Tec ATP (both of which are extremely well designed and made) but sometimes I'll use one of the others. I also need somewhere to keep the racquets when I'm not using them.
Fair point. I hear you. I currently have 2 because, as you said, there's worthless second hand. If only you could trade-in old tennis gear when you upgraded...
 

Tidybeard

New User
Fair point. I hear you. I currently have 2 because, as you said, there's worthless second hand. If only you could trade-in old tennis gear when you upgraded...
That would be great...but then we wouldn't have this thread, and I've trawled all of it over the last few days. We're seriously addicted :).
 

JohnBPittsburgh

Hall of Fame
Angell TC 100 & Vantage 95 plus pallets, grommets, and more



I love checking out this thread, it makes me feel more normal with the fact I have so many racquets, shoes, bags, and now strings :) I will pull out my Wilson Kobra Tours tomorrow. Seeing yours just reminded me I haven't hit with them for awhile! I also need to update pics. Great collection, it's nice to see others love for the sport!
 
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Tidybeard

New User
Thanks both. I'm now eyeing up the 2015 Tec ATP endurance bag as it looks like it has slightly more interesting organisational features...it's an illness :).
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
it has been a while and my collection got significantly bigger :shock:

^^ I find that once my racquet collection reaches "critical mass" (about this size) i start to feel guilty feeding my kids 2 minute noodles all the time just so i can buy more racquets and start purging them on ****. Which of course gives me more money to buy more racquets with :)
 

Sander001

Hall of Fame
Here are mine - it's quite fun to try and get everything into one pic.

Not pictured 1 x AI98 (with stringer), quite a few shirts and shorts, strings!







The racquets are (top row first, L-R)

2 x Prince Tour 100T EST
1 x Original Prince Precision Response 97
1 x Prince NXG OS
2 x Prince Graphite Pro 90
2 x Prince Graphite Pro 110

2 x Dunlop Hotmelt 200G bought as NOS, one unused
5 x Dunlop Hotmelt 300G, bought as NOS
3 x Yonex AI98 (currently in use)
2 x Babolat Pure Storm Carbon Extrem
2 x Wilson Kobra Tour

Bags are (L-R)

Dunlop Aerogel 4G 10 pack (more like 15 pack)
Fila stand bag
Tecnifibre ATP Monster 15 pack
Tecnifibre stand bag
Babolat Roland Garros edition 12 pack
Nike Ultimatum tennis duffel

Shoes are a real mix, Gel Resolutions, Solution Speeds, Barricades, Lunar Ballistecs, Courtballistecs, Vapor 9.5, Cage, Rush Pro.

I think I'm all set for now :)
Nice to see some people have decent cameras!
 

Alex78

Hall of Fame
Latest addi(c?)tion... The 310 g version. I installed a Dunlop leather grip, base weight is 323 g now. Strung, and with overgrip, it's 348 g. Rather headlight, dare I say, too.
Will be fun to see how it hits. I knew some day I had to try out a Yonex with that isometric head shape ;)
 

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
Very nice Instinct XLs. I have two of the regular also.
A high school teammate of mine used the standard LM Instinct for several years before switching to Yonex, so I had a lot of opportunities to try it out. This was back when the LM Instincts were brand new. I really enjoyed the standard version, especially the fairly dense (18x19) pattern in a tweener frame. My only complaint was that it was too light.

Some years later I tried the XLs and really enjoyed the plow through coming from the extra weight and leverage. Recently I found a nice deal on The Bay for brand new Instinct Tour Xls, so I took the plunge.
 

JohnBPittsburgh

Hall of Fame
Lol, it would be interesting to put blue and red side grommets and a white bumper guard. But that might look a little too over the top :) Go USA!
 

Lavs

Hall of Fame
The rackets with which I had/have my best tennis (in various periods of time)
1x Dunlop Revelation 200g (in Aerogel 500 PJ)
2x Babolat APD Original
All customized to the same specs.

 

zapvor

G.O.A.T.
Here are mine - it's quite fun to try and get everything into one pic.

Not pictured 1 x AI98 (with stringer), quite a few shirts and shorts, strings!







The racquets are (top row first, L-R)

2 x Prince Tour 100T EST
1 x Original Prince Precision Response 97
1 x Prince NXG OS
2 x Prince Graphite Pro 90
2 x Prince Graphite Pro 110

2 x Dunlop Hotmelt 200G bought as NOS, one unused
5 x Dunlop Hotmelt 300G, bought as NOS
3 x Yonex AI98 (currently in use)
2 x Babolat Pure Storm Carbon Extrem
2 x Wilson Kobra Tour

Bags are (L-R)

Dunlop Aerogel 4G 10 pack (more like 15 pack)
Fila stand bag
Tecnifibre ATP Monster 15 pack
Tecnifibre stand bag
Babolat Roland Garros edition 12 pack
Nike Ultimatum tennis duffel

Shoes are a real mix, Gel Resolutions, Solution Speeds, Barricades, Lunar Ballistecs, Courtballistecs, Vapor 9.5, Cage, Rush Pro.

I think I'm all set for now :)
how do you like the kobra?
 

Tidybeard

New User
how do you like the kobra?
I haven't hit with them for a long time but remember them being pretty good. I can have arm issues so the flex was a positive given the power and spin. Not a ton of feel though.

I pretty much only play with the Ai98s now, it's such a good frame that I'm going to get rid of most of the others.
 

zapvor

G.O.A.T.
I haven't hit with them for a long time but remember them being pretty good. I can have arm issues so the flex was a positive given the power and spin. Not a ton of feel though.

I pretty much only play with the Ai98s now, it's such a good frame that I'm going to get rid of most of the others.
let me know when you sell i wanna try it!
 
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