Post Pictures of your Racquets and Tennis Gear

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
Here are my sweet pics :p

4 PK Laver type Ss

My 3 princes... I used to own 4 original Changs and 4 Ti's, sold all of them off except for my broken one on the left and my first ever in the middle...

POG OS on the right, first 'player's' racquet i ever played with
Pog Mid was sold :(


My other racquets
VS Control (old model) cool frame, has a detachable bumper guard
PS 6.0 85si
Head i.Tour
Not pictured as they are not physically with me:
PS 6.1
Head Prestige Classic mid

Man... there are so many racquets in this thread i want to try..
I've always been itchin' to try out a fischer frame...
I'd kill to try a Yonex RD-7... i know one person in my area that owns one, but he's not really a "friend" so i can't really audition it :( sad times.
 

Slaz

Rookie
Ohhhhhhhhhhh a Slazenger Pro Graphite, i used to have two of them !

Why did i sold them ? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY :(

They were very goos stick. What do you think about it ptuananh ?
 

Return_Ace

Professional
esrb said:
Just an advice from a mice...always piont the ball while serving...
I thought that just before your swing you put your arm down and then swing the racket. Or else you would hit your arm if it was constantly poinhted???? OUCH!!!!

Hahah lol j/k

but I think that the pic is when she has just started to move the left arm down and swing through on the right...........
 
Return_Ace said:
but I think that the pic is when she has just started to move the left arm down and swing through on the right...........
Return_Ace, I think what he meant was that without her arm up there's very poor balance and far greater likelihood that the ball toss will be erratic. The spare arm -that you toss the ball with- shouldn't drift off like that as it pulls your other shoulder away from the ball, your hips and shoulders open up way too early and far too much so you get very limited power and run a greater risk of injury as you're using mostly arm in the shot. You want to keep it nice and high and straight so you can execute a good knee bend and explode up at the ball. Keep the arm up and move the grip to a continental and most all of those problems disappear.
 

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
muklucke said:
Your Lavers look sweet. How do they play???
First off: i have a blue carpet! hah! (earlier in the thread someone mentioned all the carpets looking the same)

The Lavers are a weird stick. They have a very round throat, similar to the Pure Drive, except thinner. This is just a minor issue, but once you get used to it, every other racquet feels "fat" or "boxy" when you hit with them (this is an issue since i support my racquet there when i slice a backhand).

Slice backhands are great, penetrate with a lot of bite. Top spin is adequate, strings are finicky, gotta find the right combo, and i haven't yet. I'm still having some issues customizing this frame how i like, i can't say too much on them as i haven't really found my "sweet spot" for the frame, yet. I'm weighting it up differently and trying different tensions still...

Serves are pretty good, the spinners have bite, but my flat serve suffers, but i can't say it hit it all that often, either.
 

Nadal_Rulz

Semi-Pro
i have a rather skimpy collection compared to some of you. these are onyl my playing racquets though, i have 3 hh 5.2's and some older ones from when i was like 8 but no bother looking.

 

154Ace

Rookie
Baselinebrawler.............does that LM prestige have a paint job. The silver bracket things on the frame look fake?
 

ambro

Professional
Well as far as I know, the LM Prestige doesn't have the raised ridges. I haven't seen one in person but in all the pics I've seen they don't.

EDIT: Forgot to clarify I'm talking about the ouside of the frame, like where all the other LM racquets have them. I know the Prestige has them on the inside...
 
I have a LM prestige mid. There are no ridges on the outside (ie under the grommet/racquet bumper guard).

If you look at the racquet frame as a cross section, it will be a rectangle with rounded corners. The ridges are on one side of the rectangle (inside of racquet) and continue over the rounded corner [on both sides]. But is not on the short sides of the rectangle.

Don't know if that cleared it up or got you more confused :) .
 

ptuananh

Rookie
It's weird, you r using running shoes, not tennis shoes, why ? Because I know running shoes dont give you balance as tennis shoes do.
 

kreative

Professional
ptuananh said:
It's weird, you r using running shoes, not tennis shoes, why ? Because I know running shoes dont give you balance as tennis shoes do.
comfort, soft, and light...it's true that they're not as stable as tennis shoes thou, especially for lateral movement. also not as durable.
 
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Centauris

Guest
nah.. those aren't my tennis shoes.. those are my regular shoes. their just in the picture.. sorry
 

diredesire

Adjunct Moderator
RafaN RichardG said:
cool slazengers, i like the cosmetics of those racquets. simple and yet unique.
I loved the pro braided B&Ws, those were hot frames... wish i oculd have had a chance to have an extended demo of one:(
 

Richie Rich

Legend
esrb said:
How come can you play with the I Rads, with a LM available??
i.rads are stiffer then the lm and i'm used to the i.rads. i picked them up since they are half the cost of the lm radicals and haven't thought of changing!!
 
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SageOfDeath

Guest
USCfan said:
Denty,

What the hell is wrong with you?
Never heard of photoshopped? maybe I'm wrong but the way the strings are swivled it looks like it.
 

ambro

Professional
I doubt it. You don't think strings stay straight when the frame breaks, do you? Have you ever seena broken frame in person? That's exactly how they look.
 

Jeet

New User
Craig Sheppard said:
Here are my sticks...


My main ones are the Pro 1's...my 3rd is on loan to a fellow TW'er

I think I might have a brand bias...hmm...
Craig Shepperd, which Fischer racket gives you the most control?
 
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VolleyandServer

Guest
Here are my rackets

Sorry I'm having issues trying to post a picture :confused:
 
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VolleyandServer

Guest
My Rackets

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I can't seem to get my sizing to work on these jpegs. Anyways, these are all of my sticks!
 
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VolleyandServer

Guest
That's cause I pop my strings very often and I travel and play lots of tourneys. I got those on a preferred player program from Slazenger very cheap.
 

Craig Sheppard

Hall of Fame
Jeet said:
Craig Shepperd, which Fischer racket gives you the most control?
Jeet, I'd probably say my Pro Extreme FT's give a bit more control than the Pro No. 1's. But that's partially due to their low power--balls fly long and seem to jump less on me. I actually PLAY better w/ the Pro No. 1's though, so they are my frame of choice now.
 

Jeet

New User
Yvp,I am from Orissa, but I live in America. Out of curiosity, what racket companies are sold in India?
 

federer_nadal

Professional
hey volley and server , what is those things next to the strings . Is it replacement grips? I wasnt criticising you before i just wanted to know what racquets they were , it does look as if i meant to be rude but i didnt
 
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VolleyandServer

Guest
federer_nadal, no worries. No offense taken. I may have sounded a little rude with my response too. My apologies if I did :). Those are indeed replacement grips next to the strings.

Best,
Mike
 
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