Discussion in 'Racquets' started by POGO, Jun 2, 2005.
That black APD is amazing!
Up to date collection of stock and customized frames. From left to right.
RF97: 375g, SW Unknown
3 IG Mids: 333g +/- 1g unstrung, SW: 370(strung)
Youtek Mid: Stock 333g, SW: Unknown
BLX Tour 90: 335g, SW: Unknown
ProStaff BLX 6.1 90: 342g, SW: Unknown
ProStaff BLX 6.1 95: 328g, SW: Unknown
2 TeXtreme 95s: 355g, SW: Unknown
The stealth paint job is amazing. But it makes the APD look even more ridiculous without the busy paint to distract from its ugly throat.
I see you have some leather grips from Solinco. How do you like those? Do they compare to anything currently on the market?
still best thread here
A part of my collection.
@Alex78 are those Dunlop Classic F300, F500 and F200's I see there?
"i wish i had more hands, so i could give those stix 4 thumbs [up]!"
Hi Robbo, thanks for your question; these are all the editions of the 300 Tour mould: AG4D, Bio, Classic F300, NT Tour, and the blue ones are F2.0 Tours.
Haha, thanks, dawgy! I know you're a true holic yourself, who appreciates these beauties just as I do
think we both might be capable of belting out some chappelle quotes as well ...
Wish I could... I only seen some of his episodes when they were shown back in the day on MTV Europe, I believe. Looong time ago. Occasionally still watch some on YT - GOAT comedian right there for me.
"Hot hand in the dice game, baby girl..."
2 seasons of genius. then it got to be a little much for him.
IDK, but the only way I'm not shutting down the studio is you go take a picture of a midget - holding these balloons...
only way im gonna keep from closing the studio now, is yall gotta walk uptown to the bronx and get me the breast milk of a cambodian woman
breast milk, you made my daaaayyy!
I've got em installed on 4 frames(2 TXT 95s, and 2 of 3 IG Mids.). Lighter weight leather, although nowhere near as light as a Kimony Techni. Grip increases handle heaviness or shifts balance into handle by 1pt if the comparison between KT and Solinco Leather is made. Pretty similar to TW Leather. Lighter than Wilson or Babolat or Head Calfskin leather. Middle of the road stuff TBH, just what I'm looking for though.
Nice Radicals, which are the most comfortable?
Thanks! - To me, the LM Radical is a really wonderful stick. I currently have four of them, 1 MIA, 1 MICZ, 2 MIC. Of the latter, one has been customized to Prestige MP specs (320 grams, 31.0 cm balance, swing weight on this one is 295 grams unstrung), and the other has Prestige CAPs, counterbalanced with 12 grams of lead on the handle and a leather grip, but I'm not digging that combo too much. I use the properly customized one from time to time, my main stick is a Graphene Prestige MP at the moment. And then I'll like my Völkls anyday
But I suppose any Rad MP "brought up to specs" is comfortable - although I won't go near anything past YTIG here.
I JUST HAVE TO SAY, NO BABOLAT FRAMES. +10000000000000000000000000000000000000000
HAHA; ALTHOUGH THAT'S MAYBE 1/3 OF MY COLLECTION, THERE ARE NO BABOLATS TO BE FOUND AT ALL
i cant express my admiration for your collection. even i have picked up a few babolats along the way myself.
Thanks - I've seen and praised your pics as well
So far I've been able to stand firm on this matter, and I'm confident it'll be like that forever )
nah my pics are terrible. nothing to look at.
you gotta keep it that way! thats true dedication
How does the head elektra master play?
Thanks for asking this question, PSC!
- It's actually an Elite Master, which was one step higher on the ladder of Head models back then, meaning it had a larger amount of more expensive materials, whereas the Elektra had more fiberglass, making it even more flexible than the Elite. But of course, the Elite is still very flexible itself; you can easily feel its flex when you compare it to modern rackets. The user Dino Lagaffe - who has the most amazing collection of rackets I have seen on talk tennis - measured the flex of the Elite Master at 50, I believe.
I used to play with this model when I was growing up in the 90ies, and when I rediscovered tennis a few years ago, I couldn't forget about this particular frame. After some years of searching I was able to locate a pair of NOS Elite Masters, and I was probably even more fortunate to get my hands on some sets of new grommets at a reasonable price
I did install TK76 pallets and a leather grip. Basic (unstrung specs) are 102 sqin head size ("660" cm²), something like a 23-18-23 beam ("Double Wedge" technology, not unlike the Völkl V1 Pro), 18x19 string pattern, and about 340 grams and 30 cm balance (because of the leather grip). The racket really has a totally different feel than anything else I know. I wasn't used to the power it provides, much more than, say, a Prince Tour 100, which I was playing with most of the time when I tried the Elite Master, and the touch is also very nice. But truth be told, I am not going back to this model, it's just for rekindling fond memories.
i miss the 90s too. everything was better back then.
it's easy to be nostalgic and only remember the good stuff
Left to right:
Some Dunlop wood racket I bought for a fun hitaround
LM Radical Tour
3x MG Radical Pro
Prince Classic Graphite 100 LB
Tecnifibre T-Fight 320
2x Vantage VT100 (310g, 63 flex, 27", 315mm, 16x19)
Wilson BLX Six One Tour
Wilson BLX Blade Tour (on the way out)
3x Wilson KBlade 98
2x Wilson K Factor Six One Tour
4x Wilson Pro Staff 90 2014
Wilson Steam 99
Yonex Vcore Tour 97 310g
Smaller than it used to be but I have had many in and out since 'holicing around 2 years ago.
Awesome sticks! Is it a Dunop Bio 300 Tour? If so: How would you compare it vs Dunlop Bio F300 Classic? Any differences regarding mold, ra and so on?
Can't wait to go out and try this new baby, just arrived!
Yes, it is a Bio 300 Tour. To me, there's no real difference to the F300 Tour Classic. The Biomimetic "dimples" are located in some other places on the racket, but that's about it.
But I have to say, for me, rackets with the same mould tend to play very similar anyway.
To my knowledge, the 'Classic' range was just a paintjob done on the leftover stocks of the first generation Bio's. The F and M.0 range had been launched and it was a way of clearing old stock with a somewhat transparent marketing ploy. Dunlop basically repainted them with cosmetics/pimples similar to the F and M.0 range.
But for those of us who liked the first generation Bio's, a nice way to pick up a few extras. I managed to grab a couple of F100 Classics, but wish I had also grabbed a couple of M300 Classics as well.
Dunlop seem to have done the same with the F and M.1 range........repainted the .0's.
Exactly; that's also why I love the NT Tour, Dunlop just brought this fantastic mould back.
I'm a believer of moulds, so to say - Same mould, basically same playing characteristics, at least for me.
And I like Dunlop in general, if only they could steer on a clear path again...
Okay cool. I once read somewhere around here that the mold between f300 and bio 300 is different. Now I can restock for small bucks
Stock weight of NT Tour is higher right? What about SW?
Yes, the specs are different now, but I customized my older 300 Tours, anyway. - My "go to" specs are 320 grams, 31 cm balance, 295 swing weight
what is this sorcery?
The Bio300 Tour is the same mold as the F300 Tour Classic. The Bio300 is the same mold as the M300 Classic.
The F3.0 Tour is a different mold to the Bio300 Tour, but the F3.0 Tour is the same as the F3.1 Tour.
I hope that makes sense.
All Dunlop really need to do is bring back the MW200G, the HM300G and the AG4D500 molds and pretty much most Dunlop-ites will be pretty pleased.
Makes total sense I think you stated it in a different thread before but there was someone who wrote that bio300 and f300 are slightly different regarding grip and throat. But now that we discussed it I don't believe it anymore
Wow, it's as if you read my mind. They should just stick with their designs that worked.
You must tell us how it plays! Have you played with the Classic Graphite 100? I'd love a comparison. I have a feeling the Textreme version is going to feel crisper and stiffer, which might mean more power.
it looks sexy too
Trying out new Overgrips, very Tourna-like Prince OG
TOUR GRAPHITE 100XR
Unfortunately I don't have a PCG100, but Iplay with a sawed off customized POG100LB at 27.6" that's nearly even balanced. I'll still try to provide some feedback once I get to play with this new textreme POG . I suspect it oughtta be quicker and softer. I've read RA flex to be in the mid-high 50s from another Japan store site.
You are awesome!!! That thing looks sick!! Anxiously awaiting your thoughts on the 100XR!!
Decided to go back to syn guts for a while.
Worldmail, delivered in two short weeks! Thank you TW, excellent service!
Babolat pure control tour
Babolat pure strike 100
2 Solinco tour 10
Solinco tour 8
Babolat Pure control
Head IG Prestige S
Yonex RDX 500 90
Prince O3 Hybrid Tour Pro Stock 18x20
Prince EXO3 Tour 100
Man do these Prince DryPro OG's hold up bad. 90 minutes of hitting and I had rubbed off the material even more than 2 hours of hitting with Tourna would get me. I find them wanting if I were to compare them to Tourna, same thickness, but a less comfortable ride than Tourna overall.
My new Babolat AeroStorm+'s
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