The Expendables: Jolly's Classic Racquet Adventures.

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
In 1982, a crack tennis unit was banned from the tour by a player's council for a code violation they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security banishment to the Tennis Warehouse underground. Today, still wanted by the USTA they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a racquet, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire The J-Team.

J
 
In 1982, a crack tennis unit was banned from the tour by a player's council for a code violation they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security banishment to the Tennis Warehouse underground. Today, still wanted by the USTA they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a racquet, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire The J-Team.

J
I have no idea what this means, but I’ll wait to find out. A-Team at 8pm Thur night was part of my childhood.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
So I spent an hour regripping and cleaning up the frame, warmed up some mini, and hit from the baseline for about 2 minutes and the string broke.

Beautiful hitting frame though, rock solid, plush, wish I could have volleyed a little.



J
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
So I spent an hour regripping and cleaning up the frame, warmed up some mini, and hit from the baseline for about 2 minutes and the string broke.

Beautiful hitting frame though, rock solid, plush, wish I could have volleyed a little.



J
Fresh gut string job?
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
I hit literally 2 minutes. Filmed the whole thing. Super light warm-up type hitting, it's not like I wore the string through.

J
Sounds like dry, old gut. You gonna restring it? Full poly in these old frames plays amazing. I string up my rossignol f250 with a full bed of Solinco Outlast 1.25 and it feels and plays fantastic.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Sounds like dry, old gut. You gonna restring it? Full poly in these old frames plays amazing. I string up my rossignol f250 with a full bed of Solinco Outlast 1.25 and it feels and plays fantastic.
I will restring it. Not sure with what.

J
 

onehandbh

Legend
One is easier for teaching because I can play with like five balls in my left hand. I still use two in matches though.

J
What is the correct pronuncation of that racquet? Nice 1hbh. What is the max number of tennis balls you can hold in one hand (upside down)? I think my max is 7.

btw, is the silver Hyundai in the photo your car?
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
What is the correct pronuncation of that racquet? Nice 1hbh. What is the max number of tennis balls you can hold in one hand (upside down)? I think my max is 7.

btw, is the silver Hyundai in the photo your car?
Sounds like it's spelled.

Thanks.

I don't know.

No.

J
 

retrowagen

Hall of Fame
In 1982, a crack tennis unit was banned from the tour by a player's council for a code violation they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security banishment to the Tennis Warehouse underground. Today, still wanted by the USTA they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a racquet, if no one else can help, and if you can find them....maybe you can hire The J-Team.

J
I woulda’ called them The A-Player Team...
 

Kevo

Legend
The snauwaert looks like a nice frame. Looks very similar to the PK Copper Ace from around the same time frame if I'm not mistaken. I feel like all those older thin beam graphite and fiberglass frames hit great. I have switched over to them completely and am only keeping my Pure Control 95s as my only modern all graphite frame. I may end up getting rid of those too if I can find a few more of my preferred Rossignol frame. I just can't see myself playing with anything other than a nice thin beam frame with some flex in it.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
The snauwaert looks like a nice frame. Looks very similar to the PK Copper Ace from around the same time frame if I'm not mistaken. I feel like all those older thin beam graphite and fiberglass frames hit great. I have switched over to them completely and am only keeping my Pure Control 95s as my only modern all graphite frame. I may end up getting rid of those too if I can find a few more of my preferred Rossignol frame. I just can't see myself playing with anything other than a nice thin beam frame with some flex in it.
The Snauwaert Graphite Mid is a different mold than PK copper ace. The Snauwaert Graphite Mid is rounder and was made in Belgium by Snauwaert.
 

Saul Goode

Semi-Pro
Next up the PK Silver Ace.



J
Clearly, that Snauwaert was Murdock, having snapped. I’m saying the Silver Ace has a couple of possibilities—either he’s Hannibal (SILVER), or he’s Face. I’m inclined to go with the latter, since he’s a soft touch and is smooth as silk. Curious what you’ll present as BA. Profile OS?
 

Kevo

Legend
The Snauwaert Graphite Mid is a different mold than PK copper ace. The Snauwaert Graphite Mid is rounder and was made in Belgium by Snauwaert.
I have two versions of the copper ace. One is quite round, the other is a bit more oblong. I think there were a pretty good selection of frames from that time that had similar form factors but not necessarily the same mold or manufacturer. I wonder if the fiberglass got dropped just because people wanted more power, or if their were just so many softer frames then that the stiffer all graphite frames were just the new thing and everyone got bored with all that sweet flex? :)
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Clearly, that Snauwaert was Murdock, having snapped. I’m saying the Silver Ace has a couple of possibilities—either he’s Hannibal (SILVER), or he’s Face. I’m inclined to go with the latter, since he’s a soft touch and is smooth as silk. Curious what you’ll present as BA. Profile OS?
POG perhaps?

J
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
I have two versions of the copper ace. One is quite round, the other is a bit more oblong. I think there were a pretty good selection of frames from that time that had similar form factors but not necessarily the same mold or manufacturer. I wonder if the fiberglass got dropped just because people wanted more power, or if their were just so many softer frames then that the stiffer all graphite frames were just the new thing and everyone got bored with all that sweet flex? :)
There’s no such thing as 100% Graphite racquet. There’s always a matrix of either Graphite and epoxy resin or Graphite fiberglass epoxy resin
 

n8dawg6

Legend
i just want to go back in time to 1994 when young n8 was demoing racquets and foolishly chose the prince CTS synergy lite. so many good choices back then
 

Kevo

Legend
There’s no such thing as 100% Graphite racquet. There’s always a matrix of either Graphite and epoxy resin or Graphite fiberglass epoxy resin
I've never seen a manufacturer claim the epoxy as part of the mix. As a result I don't include it in either. I also usually don't include paint or decals or whether or not the pallet is foam or a if there has been metal inserts added for weight and balance matching or if there is rubber inserts for dampening.

Maybe I should change my standards when discussing frames? ;-)
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
I've never seen a manufacturer claim the epoxy as part of the mix. As a result I don't include it in either. I also usually don't include paint or decals or whether or not the pallet is foam or a if there has been metal inserts added for weight and balance matching or if there is rubber inserts for dampening.

Maybe I should change my standards when discussing frames? ;-)
The most you can have 60% Graphite. The rest is epoxy resins. It’s a matrix. Tennis racquets carbon fiber reinforced plastics
 
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