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Enlightened Coelacanth
06-02-2008, 07:36 PM
...because I've found it.

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/PopularScience/3-1935/lrg_snowshoe_tennis_racket.jpg

See ya' on the courts, suckers! :)

DonBot
06-02-2008, 08:05 PM
But only if it came with ncoded speed holes made of [k]arophite black!

NLBwell
06-02-2008, 08:54 PM
I guess the patent had expired before the Head Vilas came out.

Enlightened Coelacanth
06-02-2008, 08:56 PM
It predated the Head Vilas, or any other racquet that kind of looks like this, by over 40 years!

Klatu Verata Necktie
06-02-2008, 09:03 PM
It seems like Mr. Donisthorpe was quite the visionary. I wonder why the split throat design didn't catch on until so much later.

superstition
06-02-2008, 09:40 PM
It seems like Mr. Donisthorpe was quite the visionary. I wonder why the split throat design didn't catch on until so much later.
Tilden used split throat racquets, but they weren't as elaborate as that one. The throat split near the hoop.

Bud
06-02-2008, 10:38 PM
...because I've found it.

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/qf/c/PopularScience/3-1935/lrg_snowshoe_tennis_racket.jpg

See ya' on the courts, suckers! :)


NO... THIS is the Holy Snowshoe Grail!


http://lh3.ggpht.com/sbinsdca/SCt1k_B49kI/AAAAAAAAA4I/1p3QdbaWKgc/s800/P1010961.JPG

RestockingTues
06-02-2008, 10:52 PM
NO... THIS is the Holy Snowshoe Grail!


http://lh3.ggpht.com/sbinsdca/SCt1k_B49kI/AAAAAAAAA4I/1p3QdbaWKgc/s800/P1010961.JPG

Lol, can you say... WARPED?

Edit: Seriously though, it hurt just looking at that racket. What is it?

Enlightened Coelacanth
06-03-2008, 05:00 AM
Like any evolutionary tree, lots of mistakes were made and then discarded
before the modern line was reached.

NLBwell
06-04-2008, 08:05 PM
Like any evolutionary tree, lots of mistakes were made and then discarded
before the modern line was reached.

The comment befits your user name.

babolatisduhbomb
06-04-2008, 09:05 PM
hahaaaaaaa thats funny

Sean Dugan
06-04-2008, 10:10 PM
Was it made in Austria and does it have at least a millionth of a gram of twaron in it?

Ross K
06-04-2008, 10:54 PM
Ahhh... the very first Head Airflow!... and that must be Steffi Graf's mother as a young player - Greta Graf?

babolatisduhbomb
08-21-2008, 10:04 AM
2 handed racquet is better!