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Thread: Racquet historians !!
11-05-2002, 02:32 PM #1
Racquet historians !!
Could someone point out to me when each of the classic and famous racquets were popular with the pro players ? Use time periods if possible, like '86-'92 etc.
I'm specifically wondering about the Cab 8, Cab 20, Iso (Tour?) 800, Slim 10, different Aerogears/Airblades. All others would be interesting too.
11-05-2002, 06:33 PM #2
Wong Peng Soon in the 50's (not sure of the date) used Silver Grey.
Many top players in the sixties and seventies either used Silver Grey or Dunlop; only two brands that were decent.
In the seventies and eighties, Carlton was also probably used -- no idea who.
Rudy Hartono used Gossen strings and had an endorsement contract with Gossen.
Liem Swee King used the original Carb 8.
That is all I can report.
11-06-2002, 01:10 AM #3
Not sure if Hartono started endorsing Gosen only after he had stopped playing and only then with his picture on the string wrappers? He was a Yonex player for years.
Don't know if anyone out there remember playing/seeing Gosen racquets all those years ago.
Swee King played with Carlton before Cab 8. Frost played with Yonex before Boron Classic.
11-06-2002, 07:04 AM #4
Ok, we could propably start somewhere in the mid eighties at least ...
My main interest is to know during what periods racquets such as Cab 8, Cab 20-23, Iso 800 etc. were top choices for the pros.
Ps. Why is it called Cab ? Isn't it short for Carbonex. Carb ??
11-06-2002, 08:12 AM #5
Cab8 - latest I can recall somebody using it was the last stages of the Sidek brothers. Somewhere around 1991. It was in the dx form.
cab 9 - all the way from 1985 to 1999.
Cab20 original - all the way from 1985 to present day! Interesting, it was the first one piece graphite racquet. One piece racquets already existed but in wooden form.
Cab21 - Park Joo Bong. Before the cab 21he used cab9. Heard he also used Boron 200 aftewards (but that is hearsay)
cab22 - only seen two well known internationals used this. Cheah Soon Kit and Tony Gunawan. This was around 1998 to 2000.
cab23 - nobody uses this to my knowledge.
Iso 800 - 1996 onwards. Still popular.
slim10 - who else used it apart from Gade and Sogaard?
Aerotus110 - Hoyer Larsen and Thomas Lund (I think). so perhaps 1992 onwards.
And there is Ti 10 - still quite a favourite these last few years.
11-06-2002, 09:08 AM #6
11-06-2002, 01:45 PM #7
cab22 - didnt' Yoo Yong Soong used it at one point?
cab9 - Yap Kim Hock and Cheah Soon Kit was still using it up to and around 1996. i have some 1996 WGPF tapes with them holding it.
11-07-2002, 04:06 AM #8
Yeah, in the 1996 Atlanta MD finals, all four players were using Cab 9 if I remember correctly...
03-03-2003, 05:00 AM #9
Anyone knows which Kawasaki model Sugiarto used?
(Hope Sugiarto might read this forum!!)
03-03-2003, 05:36 AM #10
Yonex catalog had shown MAL Yap Kim Hock uses slim 10.
Boron-2 Sun jun.
Cab 9 - ricky and rexy, cheah soo kit too before he switched to cab22
iso900/Ti SP SR - gong zhichao
03-03-2003, 07:05 AM #11
Here's 1980 picture of Fleming Delfs using Cab 8.
03-03-2003, 09:35 AM #12
sugiarto was using a k1, the kawa equivalent of cab 20 with a built in t-joint. he was using a yonex before that
03-04-2003, 08:57 AM #13
Cab 3 in 1978-1980. Very fine racquet,used by Rudy Hartono when he won
World Champs in 1980 in Jakarta.
03-04-2003, 04:02 PM #14
The Cab7 was a nice racket. I went from a Carlton 3.7X to the Cab 7 and liked it. Unfortunately, the frame finally cracked at the t-joint to the aluminium head and I threw it away. I had moved away from wood rackets by that time and did not want the Cab 3 which was a wood version of the Cab 7 with a graphite shaft on a wood frame instead of a graphite shaft on an aluminium frame.
03-04-2003, 08:57 PM #15
Cab 10 and also black cab15
popular befpre cab 20 in 1985.
03-11-2003, 12:29 AM #16
reply to ronk
>>Rudy Hartono used Gossen strings and had an endorsement contract with Gossen.
Here is the pic that proves it
03-11-2003, 11:45 AM #17
The Gossen strings of the 80's were packed with a sticker with Rudy Hartono's picture. I bought several packets of cheap Gossen strings (Hy Sheep) and when I strung my rackets (with a borrowed stringing machine), I stuck the stickers outside my Carb 8 head covers. Rudy looked healthy and fit then, but I read in another thread in this forum that Rudy currently has health problems.
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