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10-19-2010, 10:55 PM #18
I have no idea except I enjoy owning those rackets. The Mrs keep asking when I'll ever play with them which frankly I'll never. I get a few strokes when I first got them and then quickly cut the strings. They go into storage and never see the light until the next time I need to dig something out and will take some time to admire them. Maybe the real purpose is to provide the needed distraction whenever I need to dig through the storage area.
Thankfully, rackets are not too expensive.
10-20-2010, 02:05 AM #19
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10-20-2010, 07:20 AM #21
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.
10-20-2010, 09:51 AM #22
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
10-20-2010, 09:58 AM #23
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.
As for you wonderful folks who have racket "museums" in their homes, that is great. At least it's cheaper than collecting cars.
10-20-2010, 12:52 PM #24
10-20-2010, 03:36 PM #25
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
10-20-2010, 03:46 PM #26
10-20-2010, 03:46 PM #27
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.
10-20-2010, 04:54 PM #28
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10-20-2010, 08:29 PM #32
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.
10-20-2010, 09:32 PM #33
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)
Last edited by ERTHK; 10-20-2010 at 09:35 PM.
10-20-2010, 10:37 PM #34
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