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Rackets for collection purposes only

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by kwun, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. jamesd20

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    I like to collect just for the peice of history. I tihnk (as you say) people collect them for the value, but for me the money is not that big, or important - they cost a lot to buy in the first place!

    As I also said before brand new is not important to me. Quite a few of my rackets are very well used, but I think they will play similar & I like to try them out see what the fuss is about.
     
  2. shooting stroke

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    This are my collections that i've retired them from active duties:

    1. Yonex Blacken Knight II
    2. Carbonex 9 ( 3UG4/3UG5)
    3. Carbonex 8 DX (3UG4)
    4. Carbonex 15
    5. Carbonex 9 Tour Sp
     
  3. Fidget

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    That would be fine if one could get on with it and sell them after experimenting. But that can be a problem.:eek:

    I've bought a few racquets out of curiosity, knowing that they probably wouldn't suit me, but would be sell-able. But it seems difficult to consider parting with some. Is it shame (I'm unworthy of the racket)? Pride (someday I'll tame it)? There are probably a few other deadly sins involved too.:rolleyes:

    As for you wonderful folks who have racket "museums" in their homes, that is great. At least it's cheaper than collecting cars.:)
     
  4. jamesd20

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    If you have any of the classics you won't have a problem selling them...buying them in the first place is the problem:(
     
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    I have a few Yonex "modern classics" (ie pre-AT900/NS era) in my 'warehouse' :)

    5 x MP77 TW/TH (grey)
    1 x MP77 SP (purple/silver)
    2 x MP88 SP (red)
    1 x MP99 IP
    5 x MP100 SP/IP
    4 x AT800DE JP/SP
    3 x AT700 IP/SP 1st Gen
    2 x Ti10 IP 1st Gen
    1 x Cab30 JP
     
  6. LD rules!

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    Are you interested at all in selling your AT700 IP 1st gen ? I hve been looking for one for ages...
     
  7. kwun

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    i don't think collecting is for the casual buyers. each racket can easily cost US$100 to $200 when new. a collection of 10 can buy a nice camera. a few more can probably buy a decent used car!

    i do it for the love. there is no price tag for love. there is only a limit by the bank account budget.
     
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    ..i thought your significant other is enjoying and wielding the AT700s recently in a tourney? shouldn't they be hidden and secured from any daylight?..what if, for some unfortunate chance, they're being used and break??..:eek:
     
  9. kwun

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    i have an extra spare one, brand new, unstrung. :)
     
  10. LD rules!

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    1st gen ? Can I buy it ?:p
     
  11. jamesd20

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    I think if you read Kwuns posts you will find the answer...


    (Hint - No)
     
  12. RSLvictorSOTX

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    Ben Franklin wrote in his autobiography:


    In reality, there is, perhaps no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself; you will see it perhaps often in this history; for even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility.
     
  13. ERTHK

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    I have the following:

    Carbonex 21 (navy beige color)
    AT800 Limited (Singapore Sunrise Superbrand)
    AT700 Limited (Dragon motif on the shaft)

    Unlike for collection purposes, I use them in my weekly training & badminton sessions, just like my other yonex rackets.

    Because when I buy rackets, I intend to use them, not to safe keeping them in the store room (whether it's rare or limited, it doesn't matter as long as it's being put into good use)
     
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    That is the spirit thus I sold all except the ones I'll be using each and everytime:cool:!
     
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    Nope they are not for sale :)
     
  16. Superlight

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    Hi Guys,
    I'm new in this thread so I'll just start by listing what I have/owned. All my racquets is in "Mint" condition, Never been used or "String", Plastic Handle Grip wrapper still intact in almost 90% of my Wooden Badminton collection and some with the Yonex Cataloque as well.. Not sure if woodies counts in this thread..

    Wooden Badminton Racquets: "Dinosaur", Antique mostly from Pre-Yoneyama, Yoneyama and Yonex woodies.

    1. Manufactured by Mr. Minoru Yoneyama, I believe its between 1946 to 1957 the so called "No name" "No Brand" and "No company" wooden racquets. What I have is a set of these so-called racquet which all looks quite similar except for the following below the handle grip "Made in Japan and logo "Y"- "Yoneyama Japan".. Other than that there's this wordings like "Hyspeed", "Dunhill", "Super - Speed" and "Super-Flight" on the wooden neck. Anyone out here in this forum familiar with these dinosaurs?? I believe these are Pre-Yoneyama models and then in 1961 the first "Yoneyama" Brand is established and the rest is history....

    2.Woodies that I own / have

    B1000 Queen Heart
    B2000 King Dia
    B3000 Collegiate
    B4000 Collogiate Deluxe (I don't have this but is in the process of doing an exchange with mu B2000 or B9000 soon)
    B5000 Five Ace
    B6000 Five Ace Deluxe
    B6500 Top Ace
    B9000 Hy-Stainless (Introduced in 1976)
    B9100 Slim Stainless (Introduced in 1976, has a slimer shaft which is as slim as the Blacken)
    B9300 Carbonex 3 (Introduced in 1978, one of the very first Yonex rackets to have a carbon shaft) (I don't have this but is in the process of doing an exchange with my B2000 or B9000 soon)

    Also a few days ago a collector offered me a Mint Yonex B8100 Blaken for RM700... anyone out here in this forum who knows what is the current market going rate for a Mint B8100 Blaken please let me know?

    Thats all for now hope to post some pics if possible... ​
     
  17. ubootsg

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    Hi Superlight.
    You have a very impressive collection of Yoneyama "woodies" I must say!
    My first woodie I owned was the 3000 Collegiate (in all white) And I've used all of the ones you've listed at one time or the other through the early years of my playing.
    I used to have a couple of wooden Dunlop Maxplys, a Top Ace, a Carbonex 3, and also a Carbonex 7. They all since been sold away to a collector.
    I still have a couple of 70s vintage Carlton 3.7Xs but I hardly use them. My main racket and only wooden racket left is a 70s Aeroplane 515 that is much loved and much used (2-3 times a week). It's the last piece I have left of a half-dozen I bought from Emporium many years ago when they closed down their business in Singapore.
    When I finally break it I will take it as a sign to 'hang-up' my racket for good. I have many good memories playing with it and hope to do so some more before it breaks.
     
  18. Superlight

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    Hi Ubootsg,
    Yes I remember those Dunlop's n Carlton's etc.. n your mentioned.. Aeroplane..n Emporium...Yes I was playing with those b 4 n I use to have a few mint condition Aeroplanes n others as well but have given it away after I started collecting Yonex woodies.. So now what I have above are all 100% Mint condition, never been string or used and I just take it out once in a while, wipe it with a clean cloth, admire it so 2 say n of course sometimes I have the urge and very deep temptation in wanting to string them n try it out ... but never ever have the heart to do so... so its just collection which will eventually goes to my son...n my latest buy was the Mr. Yonex 88 Birthday Limited Edition (Voltric) VTZF88 which is not string n goes straight into my collection...
    Well u keep on swinging the aeroplane n others n if u are carefull it will outlast u..Cheers n Happy New Year
     
  19. featherbeater

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    I remember this! I went to see their badminton stuff but the discounts were not that fantastic compared to the other goods in the store. I should've stocked up a few rackets but gave it a miss.
     
  20. ubootsg

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    Really? I thought I had a good deal - I paid just S$30 for the 5/6 Aeroplane rackets. Maybe they were happy that I could clear the entire lot for them!
     

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