Gold Cup Bat

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Last updated 9 years ago

mauricio jaramillo

mauricio jaramillo Asked 10 years ago

How good is a Gold Cup bat from the 70's?

My father handed me his Gold Cup bat in 84, it used to have Red Pimples out on both sides. I learned to play with this racket using DHS PF4 and Friendship 729 rubber. Now after a lapse of 20+ years I am getting back to play again.

Your website is amazing and is the only place in the internet where there is a mention of the Gold Cup brand of bats. 

I love the paddle for its sentimental value, so I just want to know if it would be a good idea to attach good rubbers to it and continue using it.

If you have any further information about this brand it would also be great to learn about the history of it, even if it is not a recognized brand.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 10 years ago

Hi Mauricio,

The Gold Cup bats have a surprisingly good wood.  The rubber on them is ordinary but I have put good rubber on a Gold Cup bat with good results.

The bat is a little heavy but is OK. 

I would give it a go especially since you have an emotional attachment to it. 

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mauricio jaramillo

mauricio jaramillo Posted 10 years ago

I agree with you, the bat is a little heavy, I'll try attaching some good rubbers to it, thank you very much Alois for your answer, I'll be visiting your website more often.


Ralph Salter

Ralph Salter Posted 9 years ago

I have two Gold Cup bats from the late 1970s. Over the years I have replaced the rubbers but still find the blades very serviceable.

On one bat I have Butterfly Tackiness-C on the forehand and Sriver-D13-S on the backhand. On the other bat I have Winning Komann 738. I fear that both sets of rubbers are fast coming to the end of their lives. As I have got older I find myself relying more and more on trying to win points on my spin serves.

Can you recommend suitable rubbers that might assist me when using the Gold Cup blade? (I know it's heavy but I have got used to it and find that I don't have as much control when trying out a lighter bat)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 9 years ago

Hi Ralph,

I would try Mark V on both sides.  This will give you similar spin to what you had on them previously when they were new.

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