Yonex Vintage Rackets

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  1. Cheung

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    Very interested to see those old racquets.

    Blacken for RM700? I believe there is no market rate at present since it's not often traded.
     
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    Guys, please post the picture...
    Let us view the vintage rackets :D
     
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    Posting so I can find this later. At work :mad:. Will take pics after.
     
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    Tks Cheung... so I'll just hold on for awhile cos there's One New orange MP99 going for the same price RM700 so I'm still thinking cos just bought the New Limited Edition Voltric - Z Force (Mr. Yonex" 88th Birthday collection...hmmmm money money money...must be Yonex..
     
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    it was in the mid 80s when i used the blacken for the first time. then when i got to jr high school, i own two cab8. but in high school i played with the blacken still and i completely agree with you about the blacken gives killer smashes!!!

    wow, good times, thank you for the walk down memory lane!!! :)
     
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    Hi flite. Nice collection, do u have any extra Mint condition B4000, B5000 and the B9300 if yes are you willing to trade it for my mint condition B2000, B3000, B6000 and B9000.
     
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    I still have a Aeroteus 30 Widebody in my racquet bag and looks almost new.
     
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    I just realise it's not easy to take a good pic of a racquet. Cab15 Long.

    P1000519.jpg P1000520.jpg P1000522.jpg P1000523.jpg
     
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    I picked up this Cab 9 up recently. In brand new condition. It even has a tag with Liem Swie King. The back of the tag is advertising a Cab 15 (t-joint version). Very tempted to string it and have a game with it. SNV31428.jpg
     
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    It's a silver one as well
     
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    Hi guys.. I looking for Yonex B-9100 wooden racket. Do let me know if you guys are selling one of those ya. I'm keen to buy one as a gift to my friend. Do let me know ya. Thanks..
     
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    Thought keeping this post alive,
     

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    Restringing a wooden racket. Could be an idea to use a modern, thin string. Say 0.64mm, as it would give higher tension for less stress - seeing as tension is a factor of string diameter. Make sure the stringer uses some sleeve in the vital positions. Centre, mains at top, where the racket is thinner. That will reduce the chance of the string breaking through the wood.
     
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    I have in my set of Racquets:
    Yonex B-9100. The all-time best wooden racket.
    4 x Yonex B-8200 in perfect condition. Alu head, with stainless shaft, same as B-9100, except all dark blue. Still a nice racket to play with.
    3 x Pro Kennex Boron 808 in perfect condition. Which also plays great. And has a well-centred sweet spot.
    I have modern rackets too. They smash better than all the rest, but sadly lacking in feel. Pity that the game moved so much to power-play - with the loss of the deep game, super high clear and when you could roll the shuttle over the tape without just being lucky. Pleased to see that some of the gals are using the high serve to great effect.
     
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    Oh man!! does this picture ever bring back memories!! The B-8100, then the B-8200 were my second and third racket I ever played with.
    I actually remember the Carbonex-20 (Cab-20) having a very flexible shaft compared to my blacken 1 & 2 rackets.
     
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    Recently a old racket to restring,
     

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    Sorry it's the second pics a Carlton taper shaft, looks like a 3.7x but it's oval shape not the classic round head frame
     
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    I have YONEX B-8000 ALUMINA HY-POWER, I'm still using it today, and its awesome.
     

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    I have the B8000, B8100, B8200 and B8300.

    I did some physical measurement. All of them have a length of 665 mm and they weigh at:
    B8000 114g
    B8100 105g
    B8200 108g
    B8300 106g

    Length wise, they are all slightly shorter than the newer rackets which are at 675mm. That is 10mm in difference.
    On the weight, my rackets were strung and gripped. It may vary from the a bare racket measurement. Give it +/- 5g tolerance.

    If you are used to newer rackets, it will take you a bit of time to adjust on hitting the sweet spot. Moreover, they are oval shape. Sweet spot is smaller compared to the isometric head shape.

    Given that they are strung at pretty low tension (~22lbs - 24lbs), sweet spot may be slightly larger than newer oval shape rackets that are strung at higher tension.

    Of course latest rackets with the newer technology out perform these rackets but the nostalgia swing will bring back the old memories and will definitely stamp a smile while you have a go with it again.
     

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