Post Pictures of your Racquets and Tennis Gear

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by POGO, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. aarenes

    aarenes New User

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    My cherished collection
    1 Spalding wooden frame in pristine condition.. $1 at garage sale
    1 Prince Graphite 90 with original leather grip.. gift from a friend
    1 Prince Spectrum Comp 90 .. craigslist
    2 x 2010 Wilson BLX Pro Open
    2 x 2012 Wilson BLX Pro Open
    2 x 2012 (brand new) Wilson BLX Pro Open

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  2. graycrait

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  3. rossignol

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    best photo so far
     
  4. JoshyS

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    Update. Radicals have gone but I’ve picked up some Wilson 90’s. Just need some 6.1 95’s now...
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  5. frinton

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    I have some in case you’re interested, various pj, 18x20 and grip 3, NOS. Send me a message if interested.


    ...fail better!
     
  6. ToastyTilapia

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    Got these in the mail today! Brand new!
    Weighed in at 319.9 and 320.1 grams respectively. Looks like I got a good batch.
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  8. frinton

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    fixed it for you:
     
  9. joe sch

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    How does that wood hit ? Are those original gut strings ?
     
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  11. mavsman149

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    Wow 2 years later the only one of these I still have is the 300G, and I only didn't sell it because it was the lightest one and I'm keeping it for my fiancee to learn with....

    I'm trying to permanently end my racketholism and just stick with my 3 Tecnifibre's
     
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  14. ncwxx717

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    Got it as a store manager.
     
  15. JoshyS

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    Hmmm is the RF97 iconic enough yet to be added to the collection???
     
  16. Geoff

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    In my opinion definitely YES! My reason is because it has been used to win 2 Grand Slams so far!
     
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  17. graycrait

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    OK, I tried to organize the "pile" from post #9702:

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  18. nvr2old

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    Well this humbles my 21 frames (although 19 were purchased within the last 10 months) and my wife’s eyes:eek: as she saw your pic!!
     
  19. graycrait

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    What I find curious is when I bring several older rackets and ask someone if they want a hit with them, they often look at me like I asked them to sacrifice their first born to satan. Unless you are playing to pay your mortgage or you think your play inflates your standing with humanity why wouldn't you want to have a hit with something novel just for the fun of it? If your strokes are decent you can play reasonably well with nearly anything made from 1890 to 2018. The feel and the challenge is so different but it is still tennis. I find this particularly common with the D1 kids who grew up playing with "light" stiff racquets. To them there is only one way to play the game. I bet most of them quit playing shortly after they pay for their college once they realize they have to get a real job to pay their way in the world.

    63 yr old guy just wishing more Americans liked swinging a tennis racquet just because they can. In some places in the world tennis would be considered at best foolish if not just a waste of time. I like time wasting:)
     
  20. nvr2old

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    Ha yep. I found my original wood racquet a few weeks ago. Used it when I was 8 to take lessons at local park and rec court which was 53 years ago. Went out and hit with it recently, original strings and grip and it felt fine! Most new racquet tech is superfluous IMO.
     
  21. graycrait

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    My first park rec racket had a grooved wood handle no grip wrap, steel hoop and steel cable strings. That thing in retrospect was pretty cool but probably not good for "old arm health." I should track one down for the "wall."
     
  22. graycrait

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    Why wouldn't some good young tennis player not want to hit with these "snowshoes" just for fun?"

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