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Rabbit
03-14-2009, 12:53 PM
A buddy of mine just brought me one. His dad played professionally and passed recenty. It was still in the plastic bag with the tag on it, brand new. A very nice frame.

Bud
03-14-2009, 02:42 PM
A buddy of mine just brought me one. His dad played professionally and passed recenty. It was still in the plastic bag with the tag on it, brand new. A very nice frame.

Nice racquet! One of the top woodies of the day.

plasma
03-14-2009, 03:07 PM
Bancroft were made by the best engineers, far beyond other brands. pics pls.

Bud
03-14-2009, 04:54 PM
Bancroft were made by the best engineers, far beyond other brands. pics pls.

Me or him? :lol:

Kirko
03-14-2009, 09:49 PM
A buddy of mine just brought me one. His dad played professionally and passed recenty. It was still in the plastic bag with the tag on it, brand new. A very nice frame.

I remember that racket the Borg bancroft was basically it just more "lay-up" wood and fibre on the shaft. Dennis Ralston and Martina Nav. used it. bambo was used in the laminations.

joe sch
03-14-2009, 10:08 PM
Bancroft were made by the best engineers, far beyond other brands. pics pls.

Here your go for players special:

http://www.woodtennis.com/bancroft/bancroftplayerspecial1.jpg

and bancroft borg personal:

http://www.woodtennis.com/bancroft/bancroftborgpersonal1.jpg

Want to see a few more bancroft woody's:

http://www.woodtennis.com/bancroft/bancrofts14c.jpg

Aside from the famous bancroft borg personal, I really like the executive and competition models with the fiberglass and steel laminations for super powers :)

Bud
03-14-2009, 11:28 PM
Here your go for players special:

http://www.woodtennis.com/bancroft/bancroftplayerspecial1.jpg

and bancroft borg personal:

http://www.woodtennis.com/bancroft/bancroftborgpersonal1.jpg

Want to see a few more bancroft woody's:

http://www.woodtennis.com/bancroft/bancrofts14c.jpg

Aside from the famous bancroft borg personal, I really like the executive and competition models with the fiberglass and steel laminations for super powers :)

I love the handwritten serial numbers on the Bancroft frames.

Virginia
03-15-2009, 01:35 AM
Me too - mine is BB436. On the Borg Personal, that is. :)

jimbo333
03-15-2009, 03:58 AM
Yeah the Bancroft Borgs are great. I have 6 different versions of these. My favourite is the Borg Personal as well, mine is BP530:):)

joe sch
03-15-2009, 06:20 AM
I love the handwritten serial numbers on the Bancroft frames.

Most all collectors and players know that these handprinted production numbers and the "used by Bjorn in Tournament play" are just production markups. Many of the new collectors and auction sellers contact me asking how valuable the these rackets are, after finding them in the thrifts. Some even list them on the auction sites and fool bidders into thinking these are rackets previously owned or used by Bjorn.

Bud
03-15-2009, 06:24 AM
Most all collectors and players know that these handprinted production numbers and the "used by Bjorn in Tournament play" are just production markups. Many of the new collectors and auction sellers contact me asking how valuable the these rackets are, after finding them in the thrifts. Some even list them on the auction sites and fool bidders into thinking these are rackets previously owned or used by Bjorn.

Ignorance is bliss, it seems :)

plasma
03-15-2009, 09:09 AM
what happened to Bancroft? it was the highest quality pro tool in its time, made by a family of the best racquet inventors and engineers ever! tha'ts why world's #1 used it for over 5 years in a row when he played in the US.
http://i43.tinypic.com/2whqscp.jpg

max
03-15-2009, 09:12 AM
I had a Bancroft Super Winner that was pretty useful.