View Full Version : Curved grip "gripper" racquet
04-20-2009, 05:19 AM
Being bored as I am, I went onto the bay to scope out some tennis gear and came across a very rare and weird looking racquet with a curved grip.
Type in: "VINTAGE TENNIS RACQUET BIO SPORTS GRIPPER CURVED GRIP"
No, this is not my item or e-bay account. I simply came across it and thought it was very strange. I've never seen it before so I thought it was worth discussing :)
Can anyone give me some more info on this and if anyone has it, perhaps video footage of it in action?
04-20-2009, 11:33 PM
you cannot possibly be as bored as I am, I have spent the last 6 hours training ants to do karate forms, well not really...but trying to talk to the girls at the bar seemed about as productive and fun....the gripper look$ like a piece of ***** gimmick, you seem very cool however, welcome to our intergalactic coffeshop....
04-21-2009, 05:20 AM
baha that was a good read there. Thanks for that mate.
Ants doing karate, hey? I'd love to see that.
Yeah, I agree it looks like crap which was why I was wondering if anyone had heard of it before or knew of it?
04-21-2009, 05:40 AM
The gripper is actually a popular collector racket because of the unusual grip design. Like many of the transitional period novelty rackets, it had a design to help players whose technique was not correct. Like the ergonom, this design helped players get to lower shots without having to bend the knees and use the best stroking techniques. With todays topspinning baseline game, these kind of racket designs are not needed since there are soo few half vollies and approach shots to execute :)
Anyways, here are a few more pics if you want to enjoy:
04-21-2009, 07:15 AM
Something like the CarvingStar from Neoxline, the love-child of the Gripper and an Ergonom:
04-21-2009, 09:06 AM
my doctor got a really good look at it; she says if I start using the other hand it can correct itself....somewhat
04-21-2009, 10:49 PM
Thanks for the info, very weird indeed.
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