My favourite racquet of the 80s and possibly all time is the Yinex R22.
It was light and easy to use at the net but it still provided plenty of power with a pretty rigid frame - it was a fantastic all-round stick as Martina Navratilova found out.
I also bought (but rarely used) the R27 which Aaron Krickstein used I believe.
I found it just too powerful - if you hit your shot perfectly then the ball didn't come back but it was too unforgiving for a player of my standard.
I've still got it though (unfortunately I have no idea where my R22 has gone), and it looks like a real beast compared with what I use now - I'm a Wilson guy and I've got a cross-section starting at the Sting, then the Surge, then the K Blade Team and finally the K Blade 98.
Gotta say the most fun (and the best for doubles) is the Sting, a lovely racquet.
So what about you guys?
For those old enough what was your top racquet of the 80s?
For everyone what do you use now, what is your favourite and why?
Next post might examine the racquets we hate.