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Was actually thinking of doing a similar pj to my two dr 98+ sticks actually!!
How long did the whole process last? From you sending them to getting them back?
They came this morning exactly 3 weeks after they got to his door. We discussed designs, colors, etc for a couple days before I mailed them. He sends digital design mockups for approval before you send the frames out.
 

mikeeeee

Professional
nice collection! i've tried them all except for the 95d. i need to try it as its getting harder and harder to find these days! what are they all strung with?
Thank you. 95D is a beast, I can't add any lead as with leather it's topping out at 12.7oz. I don't play with it much but it's fun to have and pretend I'm the Stanimal.

Rev Pro: Tourbite soft / TNT
Youtek IG: Kirschbaum Xplosive (meh) / TNT
PT 2.0: Head Lynx, what it came with. Going to cut that out immediately. Any suggestions? I have quite a few string sets lying around
95D: RPM blast (Stanimal, duh)
DR 98: Solinco Confidential. I'll have to revisit this string (probably in the PT 2.0). Seems decent but the DR might be the wrong frame for it
 

jmysun

Rookie
Thank you. 95D is a beast, I can't add any lead as with leather it's topping out at 12.7oz. I don't play with it much but it's fun to have and pretend I'm the Stanimal.

Rev Pro: Tourbite soft / TNT
Youtek IG: Kirschbaum Xplosive (meh) / TNT
PT 2.0: Head Lynx, what it came with. Going to cut that out immediately. Any suggestions? I have quite a few string sets lying around
95D: RPM blast (Stanimal, duh)
DR 98: Solinco Confidential. I'll have to revisit this string (probably in the PT 2.0). Seems decent but the DR might be the wrong frame for it
right now just using the stock lynx, but i hear lynx tour plays well in it. I will be trying out a velocity main/alu power cross next (durability wont be great, but just curious to try it out. then maybe switch it and try alu in the mains afterwards.
 
Got them back in all their glossy glory this morning.

quick update for those considering getting their frames repainted. Don’t expect Angell type durability. I’ve literally gone years without getting through the top coat on my Angells. First time out with my newly repainted DR and I bumped it off the bench on a changeover and it took a noticeable chunk out of the white one :(
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
quick update for those considering getting their frames repainted. Don’t expect Angell type durability. I’ve literally gone years without getting through the top coat on my Angells. First time out with my newly repainted DR and I bumped it off the bench on a changeover and it took a noticeable chunk out of the white one :(
Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
 

tsamo

New User
quick update for those considering getting their frames repainted. Don’t expect Angell type durability. I’ve literally gone years without getting through the top coat on my Angells. First time out with my newly repainted DR and I bumped it off the bench on a changeover and it took a noticeable chunk out of the white one :(
Damn. That sucks. Kinda off putting, as I was thinking of sending my rackets next month...
 
quick update for those considering getting their frames repainted. Don’t expect Angell type durability. I’ve literally gone years without getting through the top coat on my Angells. First time out with my newly repainted DR and I bumped it off the bench on a changeover and it took a noticeable chunk out of the white one :(
Who painted them?
 

1990's Graphite

Professional
quick update for those considering getting their frames repainted. Don’t expect Angell type durability. I’ve literally gone years without getting through the top coat on my Angells. First time out with my newly repainted DR and I bumped it off the bench on a changeover and it took a noticeable chunk out of the white one :(
In which photo is there a chunk? Maybe a solid black gloss paint is more durable. I wonder what angell's secret is, their paint really is tough
 

Alex78

Hall of Fame
Haven't seen the consequence of the mishap but I've had my share of unintended racquet bumps where some paint just "flew" off a racquet - at least two instances where I accidentally bumped the racquet into some metal structure (such as: court fence, or the metal board on my hitpartner tennis wall). (Please note that these were not (!) anger-related "bumps" - I never throw my racquets) but solely simple mishandlings (yeah, make some fun of it, I know it's coming ;) )
So I guess you're never safe from something like that but the real question is will chunks of paint come off from regular play (e.g., scratching the court on low shots)?
 

haqq777

Legend
Just strung this up for a pal.
Bab Purestrike Evo 18x20. Strung with Pro's Pro Synth gut 16.

Hitting with him tomorrow. Perhaps it will get spin.



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Very nice. First gen Strikes are very underrated in my humble opinion. Which one is the Evo btw? Is it the Tour that is called that?
 

esm

Hall of Fame
Very nice. First gen Strikes are very underrated in my humble opinion. Which one is the Evo btw? Is it the Tour that is called that?
Love the first gen Pure Strike 98, in 16x19 pattern. I think the 8 mains spacing is great.

I was rocking a couple of them full time prior to the lockdown. I have them on fb Angell Halo 3 on 48/44lb.



I sometimes use fb of Pros Pro Syn Gut 16 at the same tension if I want to use different colours. Both plays great for me. Lol
 

haqq777

Legend
Love the first gen Pure Strike 98, in 16x19 pattern. I think the 8 mains spacing is great.

I was rocking a couple of them full time prior to the lockdown. I have them on fb Angell Halo 3 on 48/44lb.



I sometimes use fb of Pros Pro Syn Gut 16 at the same tension if I want to use different colours. Both plays great for me. Lol
Fantastic! Really love the Wimbledon paint scheme on those as well. Don't see many of those floating around.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
@haqq777 ; @ccmtennis

The frames were designed by a group of Prince engineers who left to form their own company with a license from "The Championships". They had slightly different lay ups Black being the stiffest.
Ken Flach used this model in the 1980's. His partner Bobby Seguso used a Pro Kennex Silver Ace.

Edberg/Jarryd v Flach/Seguso - 87 U D F
Seguso started using the HEAD Prestige Pro 600 in 1991
 

tennisBIEST

Semi-Pro
Thank you. 95D is a beast, I can't add any lead as with leather it's topping out at 12.7oz. I don't play with it much but it's fun to have and pretend I'm the Stanimal.

Rev Pro: Tourbite soft / TNT
Youtek IG: Kirschbaum Xplosive (meh) / TNT
PT 2.0: Head Lynx, what it came with. Going to cut that out immediately. Any suggestions? I have quite a few string sets lying around
95D: RPM blast (Stanimal, duh)
DR 98: Solinco Confidential. I'll have to revisit this string (probably in the PT 2.0). Seems decent but the DR might be the wrong frame for it
Nice collection! I’ve been playing with Tour Bite Soft in the PT2.0 at 48/46 but it loses it tension too quickly for me and gets bouncy. I’m going to string it next time with Confidential as I like it’s tension maintenance better.
 

mikeeeee

Professional
Nice collection! I’ve been playing with Tour Bite Soft in the PT2.0 at 48/46 but it loses it tension too quickly for me and gets bouncy. I’m going to string it next time with Confidential as I like it’s tension maintenance better.
I totally agree about the TB soft. I like it a lot but I only got about 4 hours of serious hitting out of it in the Rev Pro and I started spraying everything long. Re-strung it with the second half of the set and might go back to Hyper-G after.

For the PT2.0 I ordered Champions Choice one time because YOLO. Probably try a few strings once that's done.
 

PBODY99

Legend
I hit with him in 1991 and he was using the Prestige Pro 600. In that video it doesn’t have the cosmetics of the Pro Kennex. Has the glossy CAP System you can see.
As I wrote, a paint job. I defer to your knowledge or the real,not the promoted deal.
I saw Laver with his golden wood Chemold, which he later admitted was a Dunlop.
 
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