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Offline Tennis4you

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« on: October 08, 2005, 01:25:37 PM »
I threw a wood racquet in my bag today before I went out to hit.  After my match I hit around with a wood racquet for the first time.  Kinda fun to try.  I hit the first few shots out and then slowed down my swing and hit darn well with it.  I would never play a match with it, I would probably frame everything.  Still fun to try now and then.

Anyone else ever hit with a wooden racquet?
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2005, 01:36:14 PM »
I've never hit with wood but I have an old Yamaha in the basement that my dad played with when he was my age. So its probably a good 30 years old by now lol I think it might be graphite or something? The head size is smaller than my face -- I'd never be able to keep it in the court.

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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2005, 01:51:09 PM »
I've never even seen a wood racquet in real life, where would you get one?

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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2005, 02:00:20 PM »
Guest---

I got mine at the Salvation Army in college.  The sticker on it said $2.50 but the lady at the desk insisted it was just 25 cents.  Whatever.

You could grab one off of E-Bay pretty easily I bet.

Guest, I see yoou post here a lot, that is sweet.  If you register you will start to aquire a post count.  :)
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2005, 04:39:06 PM »
Cool man, I didn't think they would be so cheap. I'm going to check out ebay and see what I can find. Oh and you probably already figured this out I'm a member now. :H

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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2005, 04:40:43 PM »
lol my bad I wasn't logged in.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2005, 01:31:33 AM »
I grew up playing with wood and sometimes i hit with it when one of the kids here get to cocky!

Personally, I wish they would return to using wood racquets, at least on the pro tour!
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2005, 03:56:22 AM »
i have played more than most with a woden racquet, mostly because none of my family played tennis [other than social] so when i wanted to have a hit against the wall in the backyard, i would use my dads old woden one. i tried again recently and the first few balls i either missed or framed it... funny really. but once you get used to the weight and size and all that, its really like a "modern" racquet...
but i would never play a match with it!!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2005, 07:50:32 AM »
I hit again with the wood racuqet yesterday.  I enjoy it, I hit really well.
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2005, 10:05:31 AM »
I tried it once, and one time too many.
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« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2005, 03:24:49 PM »
Quote from: "TennisinCorfu"
I grew up playing with wood and sometimes i hit with it when one of the kids here get to cocky!

Personally, I wish they would return to using wood racquets, at least on the pro tour!


No, the professionals should have the best equipment.

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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2005, 06:48:42 PM »
I actually couldn't play with a wooden racquet if I wanted to. The head size is way too small. I would swing-and-miss on probably all my shots.
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