I had many wood rackets over the years. I think I played with wood until 1987 (!!!!!).
I don't remember the first racket I had in 1976, but I remember coveting the Evonne Goolagong Dunlop at K-Mart (my dad said it was for girls). After that I got a Slazenger (their most famous racket, which i have forgotten the name) because Sue Barker was using it and I just needed to hit a forehand like her for my 8th grade tennis team. Then along came Hana Mandlikova and I was a Wilson Jack Kramer fan until 1987 (when Steffi and her forehand caused me to move to the Dunlop Max 200, just like Martina did that year).
I always wanted a Dunlop Max Two-ply Fort. They were so beautiful and everyone used them. But by the time I saved up my allowance to buy one, everyone had moved on to new rackets and I got the Slazenger.
Honestly I don't really remember what it was like. Obviously I was hitting the ball a lot slower, but I know I still play the same.