Rarest classic rackets.

BorgCash

Legend
Nothing like a max 200G! Even with substandard strings, it is so awesome.
I just spent an hour on the court my son and two of his friends, hitting with an old yonex rd7. Warmed up with my Slaz v24. Both strung this past month with gut and poly....nice and loose. I must say, I am a better returner with modern frames (like a pure strike, a yonex 97g, or a pure aero vs tour). But the groundstrokes, serve and volleys are just awesome with these relics!
Oh, yeah, thank you for reminding, I like RD-7, have three of them with slightly different pj each. Great for hitting from the baseline.
Also like different types of Kneissl White Star Pro/Adidas GTX-Pro T.
 

BorgCash

Legend
Sundstrom with the marlboro apparel, hhaha. One hander, and kind of a fiery guy!
Edberg with the atypical game for a Swede. Lots of attacking...like an Aussie?

Cashy had an atypcal look, for a tennis player from Down Under at the time. But the game was true blue Aussie.
The frenchies had a great collective swashbuckling ethos going on in the eighties with yannick, guy forzhay, et henri Leconte....thierry tulasne, et al.

Back to Swedes....and wearing national colors....Borg had the blue and yellow wristbands with the three crowns. Mats patriotically wore the yellow and royal blue NATO watch strap.
Any others?
Nasty had the Rumanian red, yellow and blue wristbands.
I recal rosewall and laver with some green and gold ones.
Yannick, i think did some Camerounian colors on his wrists and even in the Y of his personal le coq sportif apparel line.
Goran had some red and white checks for the Hrvatski flag.
Yes,yes,yes. I always pay attention to player's apparel. This Marlboro stuff was cool, Jakob Hlasek used it, Jockey and especially Cerutti, the most expensive apparel.
I was crazy about Cash look and copied it myself.
Really like tennis of the 80's - many great players with different play style, different racquets, great apparel...
 
I have always loved wooden rkts. I have played decently in some woods and whites informal tournaments. But i am now rediscovering that the awesome early graphites are so much more fun. You can absolutely rip with them, but it's tough to play fully modern. Gotta fight fire with feel. But these things are SO good with the current strings!
I want to play a fun event with f200s, 200Gs, old POGs, fisher vacuum pro nineties, head edges, black maxes, donnay graphites. What else? I am guessing the original pro staff 85 guys might have an advantage.

What do y'all think? 90sq inches, beams no thicker than a 200G. Pie in the sky. Too hard to regulate.
 
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retrowagen

Hall of Fame
I have always loved wooden rkts. I have played decently in some woods and whites informal tournaments. But i a, now rediscovering that the awesome early graphites are so much more fun. You can absolutely rip with them, but it's tough to play fully modern. Gotta fight fire with feel. But these things are SO good with the current strings!
I want to play a fun event with f200s, 200Gs, old POGs, fisher vacuum pro nineties, head edges, black maxes, donnay graphites. What else? I am guessing the original pro staff 85 guys might have an advantage.

What do y'all think? 90sq inches, beams no thicker than a 200G. Pie in the sky. Too hard to regulate.
I'm with you! I'll dust off the old White Star Pro Masters, lace on the Adi Grands Prix, and wail on the flat groundies with you! Sign me up!!
 

chrisb

Semi-Pro
Try to find the white Slazenger that Rosewall used, or the Spalding Aussie that imitated the Slazenger that Spalding put out is 1966, I did see one Dunlop Astral that was a similar frame to those, but they too are very rare. They were fun (LOL) to play with, their head size was actually smaller than the Kramer (as was the Dunlop Maxply)
 

coachrick

Hall of Fame
Try to find the white Slazenger that Rosewall used, or the Spalding Aussie that imitated the Slazenger that Spalding put out is 1966, I did see one Dunlop Astral that was a similar frame to those, but they too are very rare. They were fun (LOL) to play with, their head size was actually smaller than the Kramer (as was the Dunlop Maxply)
There was a Spalding Gonzales that had the same small face and near square shaft back then. I really liked that racket and its super dense string pattern and dime-sized sweet spot! Ah, the good old days!!!
 

chrisb

Semi-Pro
There was a Spalding Gonzales that had the same small face and near square shaft back then. I really liked that racket and its super dense string pattern and dime-sized sweet spot! Ah, the good old days!!!
I think we are talking about the same racket, it was white with black and gold trim and had Pancho endorsement on it. Small head
 

Virginia

Hall of Fame
Not sure if I ever mentioned it, but I have an original Prestige Pro (Austrian model) in mint conditon, absolutely mint. I bought it for NZ$5 in an op shop in 2008. It was actually quite dirty, but came up like new with a wipe. My pride and joy obviously. Happy New Year everyone!
 

PBODY99

Legend
Not sure if I ever mentioned it, but I have an original Prestige Pro (Austrian model) in mint condition, absolutely mint. I bought it for NZ$5 in an op shop in 2008. It was actually quite dirty, but came up like new with a wipe. My pride and joy obviously. Happy New Year everyone!
@Virginia
Happy New Year. Thank you for all of your interesting post over the years.
 
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