Worst rackets of all time

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by Autodidactic player, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. chrisb

    chrisb Rookie

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    It was that bad. Wilson sent me 2 strung with VI gut/ Serve power great, forehand great, backhand right into the back fence no bounce, Sold them immediately
     
  2. Henry Hub

    Henry Hub New User

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    I think I have that particular horror show in my collection:

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    Easy on the eye, utterly putrid on the court. It has all the feel and power of hitting with reinforced cardboard.
     
  3. Steve Huff

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    The Snauwaert Ergonom was probably the worst. Not that it hit that bad, it actually hit well. But, it was hard to serve with. What made it the worst was that any company that thought it would actually sell must have been crazy. I loved Snauwaerts, but really, where was the marketing department. At some point in its development, someone had to say, "this ain't gonna sell". And, it didn't. And Snauwaert went under.
     
  4. coachrick

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    I have a Horizon Mid somewhere in a box...pretty sure I can flex the frame just by swinging it :)
     
  5. BGod

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    The T-2000 is indeed not a terrible racquet for performance, but it will kill your elbow. I'll try and come back with a photo of me playing it, I was able to even do backhand overhead volley with it just fine.

    Just that after about an hour my arm felt about to separate and I needed to take 4 days off.

    To answer the OP not citing the weird gimmick types, pretty much the Walmart starter brands are next to crapulance. When I first started coaching I had to tell about half the parents if they wanted their kids to actually improve they'd need to get a decent racquet. I often lent out my secondary frames because it wasn't fair having a kid not being able to get a ball in because his racquet is for dirt.
     
  6. slice bh compliment

    slice bh compliment G.O.A.T.

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    I agree it is turrble. But why did it hurt your elbow? Bad strings. Heavy? Too harsh?
    The one i have is sort of flexible...it it has victor imperial from 1980. Feels ok, but it creaks!
     
  7. penguin

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    All these conflicting views on t-2000. It's a shame nobody is saying whether they had the welded version that Connors actually used, or the other kind which not even Connors thought was a good racquet...
     
  8. dak95_00

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    I've hit with many of them and like them. I can't tell the difference between the welds and no welds when hitting. They do make creak sounds but that's usually at the pallet being that its plastic.

    I'll say this though, you'd better utilize the weight room to make that your daily racquet. Of course I could say that about nearly all racquets of that era.
     
  9. atatu

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    I actually hated the Donnay Borg Pro, I loved the allwoods and was so excited to switch to the Borg Pro but it was terrible. In terms of modern rackets, I'll say the Prince Triple Threat graphite, is was absolutely terrible and I bought two of them without testing.
     
  10. jorjipy

    jorjipy New User

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    The Donnay Borg Pro doesnt have any feel for a wood racquet, it is very stiff for a wood racquet and certainly more powerful than the Allwood....not one of my favourites either but it would suit the Borg game
     

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