Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by tennis005, Jan 9, 2010.
What are the rarest classic rackets today?
Volkl T9 30
Nice question! Judging by the price I paid for it, the Slazenger Vilas Pro would be up there.
Other frames in contention might be the Puma Boris Becker Winner - I haven't seen too many of those floating around - and a first generation Prestige Pro would surely qualify.
Then there's the GTX Pro - I'm still waiting for a miracle bargain to drop into my lap! :evil:
Virginia will you adopt me!!!!
Definately Lacoste Equijet, Kneissl Super Vario, Snauwaert Hi ten, Volkl Zebra, Puma G.Vilas and many more...
Dunlop Max 200g
I knew you'd come to the fore with some real beauties! BTW isn't the puma G Vilas the forerunner of the BB Winner and in fact the same frame renamed for Boris?
I'll second the Lacoste Equijets and the Hi Tens. The Equijets are out there but at crazy asking prices - the Hi Tens - I've only ever seen one come up for auction in about 12 years of looking.
That Le Coq TCM that Jimbo posted - the midsized wood - that's another set of chicken lips entirely I think!
All of the above, plus Wilson Javelin 95, various Mad Raq models, Hazel Streamline.
Like Virginia, I'm still waiting for miracle bargains, too, like a pristine Volkl Zebra to show up at a local thrift store. I'm sure that will happen any day now.
Well Boris used the Puma G.Vilas, and then used it with a Puma Winner paintjob. He then used a Puma Super, which was exactly the same racquet as the Puma G.Vilas
Boris didn't actually use the Winner, but only a paintjob of it!
Not that rare. You can still find it from TT and the auction site.
This is a great thread. I've forgotten about a lot of these racquets.
I have a mate who wants to sell his oversize mad raq for $140. Is that a reasonable price?.
I actually gave away some original orange/grey Donnay pro No1 a few years back. Now repeat after me Nickynu is an idiot.
it is rare if it is a brand new, unused one.
I see alot of people talking about classic rackets but have always wanted to know what were the hardest for collectors to find.
I think $140 may be a bit steep for a Mad Raq. I've seen them go for anywhere from $70 to a little more than $100.
As for your orange/grey Donnay, you're only an idiot in hindsight. If only we all knew what was going to be valuable someday.
PK-- Pro Boron...
Dare we ask the kind of figure paid ? Ballpark is ok if you dont want to say?
Thanks thats got a great ring to it I like the idea of being only an idiot in hindsight . LOL
I think I have the rarest racket ever. Check 80's tennis .com, go to oddish racquets, scroll till you hit the last pictures. Mine is the weird Chinese racket. I bet no one else in the world has it, well, maybe one or two.
Like I said before, that Aeroplane racquet design will never take off
Nope never did
I only have it listed in NZ dollars, but it would have been around the US$200 mark - mind you, it's brand new and came in a fabulous case.
Sounds good value for a new one
This a very rare one
The "Dunlop Mad Raq", this one has the serial number 0000001!
And another very rare one, the Donnay Borg Mid
Having that number is indeed special - however my understanding is that this was a cheap knock-off that Dunlop made and not to be compared with the original. I almost bought one, but was warned off it.
new chicago or st vincent midsize prostaffs -i've seen a few.
new orifiginal, or even 2nd generation, prestige pros - i have not seen any.
Yes, it's the serial number that makes it special
As for the racquet, I thought it was rare, but yes, it is indeed a copy, a licensed copy though!
I must admit Dunlop is my favourite make of racquet, so I am biased!
Yes, as usual you are correct!
(Racquetfreak doesn't say much, but whenever he does, everyone listens)
Muscle Weave & Revelation question?
Jimbo- Since your a Dunlop fan, what are your thoughts on the Muscle Weave95 and Revelation 95(green & gold checkered). I picked up a brand NEW M/Weave 95 and a excellent Revelation 95. I also found a NEW Revelation 95, what is this racquet worth? Thanks.......Dan
They are both really good racquets
I prefer the MW90 to be honest, but the MW95 is great as well!
I also like the Revelation95 (green/gold check). And they are both relatively flexible compared to the very stiff racquets that are around now!
I'd say a new Rev95 is worth about $150, but don't forget I really like Dunlop!
Although after the MW, Dunlop did go downhill I reckon
I have no ideas about the rarest racket. I have only rare racquets like a dunlop max100g, ps85 bumperless, prostaff 6.6 (85), dunlop max pro (labeled III). So, I still have no ideas about it.
PS: Bob, I miss you. How are you?
Rossignol F100 with the small head????
PS 6.0 with the Classic Paint Job????
Hi Ten definetely?
I got head Slazenger Vilas V24 in the rapper havent seen too many around...
Jumbo, I don't think this is one is rare. I just gave one for free to someone. Seen lots of them. BTW, they warp like hell.
I think I'm looking more like Dumbo in this thread:???:
If you look at what people pay for them in new or mint condition I think it's pretty rare. There are a new one on the big auction site right now with a Buy It Now price at 1200 USD Not many other racquets cost that much. I know it's not sold jet, but this is not the first one at that money.
How about the original T3000 that was produced by lacoste, I not talking about the Wilson t3000, I talking about the lacoste one.
I had a hit with AndrewD's brother a year or so back and he had 6 Hi-Ten 50s in his racquet bag and another 6 at home. Said he's had another 3 or 4 eventually give out and break since he started using them back when they first came out. I don't remember exactly but I think he said it was around 1988 or 89.
Yes, it's crazy what someone would pay for a NEW famous or rare racquet. There is a new Wilson Prostaff 6.0 85, St. Vincent with an asking price of $2,000 U.S.D (120521418208). The seller is a banned member with significant contribution in the classic racquet forum -- apparently in an attempt to get rid a significant portion of his classic collection.
i own a white Volkl TCS Top, looks like a Volkl T9, the red one. I think that Chesnokov used this white Volkl in 1987. Great feel, flex 48, weight 328 unstrung, looks like a 90 sq inch. one of the best racquet i ever used, precision, control, feel, and great flat serve.
I think the prostaff classic 7.0 classic 85 is rarest????
also the vaccum pro in white PJ ???
I really want both of them.
How about the original Slazenger Phantom with the double bridge? It was discontinued soon after its release, because it tended to snap at the throat. A beautiful rarity though. Does anyone else have one?
Hey Jimbo, what exactly is that racket in your avatar? A special T-2000?
one was just sold on *bay last week for $48 -i knew i should have set my snipe higher.
Yes, it was a very good friend of mine who got it - tipped off by me. I'm sorry you missed out though, as they don't come up that often.
Sorry if I aced out another TT collector. My last-second bid was $53.50, just enough to nose you out. It's not here yet, but I can't wait to see it. Some of Slazenger's woods and composites from that era are really special, IMO.
All I can say is, it pays to have friends like Virginia.
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