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Racquet help for a newbie, please...

Bust
09-11-2004, 08:59 PM
:wavey:

So I'm starting tennis lessons next Saturday and I need to provide my own racquet. I went to a used sporting goods store today and bought a Wilson Jack Kramer Staff Racquet.

Anyone know if that is a decent racquet for a beginner?

alfonsojose
09-11-2004, 09:56 PM
Hi Bust. Don't know but it sounds old. I think Jack Kramer is a player from 70s :confused:
go to www.tenniswarehouse.com ;) and welcome here

SLICK
09-11-2004, 10:00 PM
Jack Kramer played in the 1940's. Is that a wooden racquet you bought? I use Head Radical (agassi) myself which is good for power and control.

alfonsojose
09-11-2004, 10:02 PM
from 40s .. :tape: :eek:

Bust
09-11-2004, 10:46 PM
Actually, since I posted this thread, I've found these:

Exact same racquet, including the grip size (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7100437074&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT)

Similar racquet (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3697813122&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT)

Similar racquet (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7101442149&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT)

The problem is, ebay listings are far from unbiased sources for information regarding the quality and value of the product being sold.

But that first link, that is the exact same racquet I bought today, but mine appears to be in better condition.

Thanks!

azza
09-12-2004, 12:09 AM
are you from America?

jole
09-12-2004, 12:10 AM
You can definately play tennis with this racquet, however these days it is kind of a collectors item. I'd see how it plays at your lesson, then decide what to do. Even though you are new to tennis you will most likely know if the racquet is hitting at least decently from the way it feels.

Bust
09-12-2004, 12:52 AM
are you from America?


I was BORN in the USA!!

Bust
09-12-2004, 12:54 AM
You can definately play tennis with this racquet, however these days it is kind of a collectors item. I'd see how it plays at your lesson, then decide what to do. Even though you are new to tennis you will most likely know if the racquet is hitting at least decently from the way it feels.

Cool. I was just hoping to find out that I didn't pay $55.00 for a $25.00 racquet. You know, that type of thing. My first mistake was not shopping around. I will probably still go look a couple of sports stores to compare and contrast.

I should probably hold onto this thing anyway, eh? If it's a collectors item now, it might really be worth something in the FUTURE!!

Thanks for your help!

Bust
09-12-2004, 12:57 AM
Might not even have to wait too long...

This one has now sold for $150! (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=3697813122&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT) :eek:

azza
09-12-2004, 01:04 AM
American Tard. :)

Bust
09-12-2004, 01:27 AM
Am I supposed to ignore the junior high trolls around here?

Éowyn
09-12-2004, 01:35 AM
well you can probably make a good enough profit by selling the racquet and by a brand new one :)

sigmagirl91
09-12-2004, 03:24 AM
Am I supposed to ignore the junior high trolls around here?

Yes, please do.

Bust
09-12-2004, 03:40 AM
So, who lives in Monroeville, PA and wants to play tennis tomorrow? ;)

LiZpHaIr
09-12-2004, 04:20 AM
I hate playing with wooden rackets.

Bust
09-12-2004, 02:54 PM
I hate playing with NO rackets. ;)

Bust
09-13-2004, 04:22 AM
I went to a tennis court by my house today and hit the ball around. Felt good!!

MisterQ
09-13-2004, 05:19 AM
I went to a tennis court by my house today and hit the ball around. Felt good!!

:cool: :)