Rarest classic rackets.

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by tennis005, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. BorgCash

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    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.
     
  2. BorgCash

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    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...
     
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  3. michael valek

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    Probably mats wilander in Sergio tacchini with the Nike air trainer 1 was the coolest. With that rossignol.
     
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    I like him much more in Cerutti 1881.
     
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    It was the trainers that were the coolest. If they made them now I'd still wear them.
     
  6. BorgCash

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    I like earlier, "slimmer" classic trainers - Diadora Borg, Puma Vilas, etc... Even Puma Becker seems a little bulky to me, though i like it.
     
  7. BorgCash

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    Have "that rossignol" - F200.
     
  8. slice bh compliment

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    Me too. I have the one with the longer throat and Mats' fake signature, and another older model. Foam filled. Like butter. Closest thing to a max 200G, imho. Perfect weight and balance.
    Plays especially well when paired with blue and yellow wristbands.
     
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    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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    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!!
     
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    yes! And how could i forget the kneissl....and the Puma Becker? Ah and i have an old Snauwaert, too.
     
  12. BorgCash

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    Yes and with Cerutti outfit
     
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    Sorry, how much can cost Kneissl Red Star and White Star 2007 edition?
     
  14. michael valek

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    I'd say 40 euros each.
     
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    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)
     
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    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!!!
     
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    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
     
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    It's definitely too cheap in my opinion.
     
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    Yes, the off-white turned almost yellow with use/age. Almost looked vintage when only a few months old!
     

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