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Don't Let It Bounce
01-07-2010, 04:37 PM
Becker was more vocal than most about his undying love for his old Puma/Estusa frame, and he even went so far as to purchase the mold after Estusa stopped making it. In recent years, however, there has been a racquet designated as "Becker's personal frame (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Boris_Becker_Delta_Core_Legend/descpageRCVOLKL-BDCL.html)" in the Becker/Volkl line.

Is there a story to the change? Did he sell the mold before getting involved with Volkl? Did he really change such a strongly held preference, perhaps needing a bigger head? Was it purely a business decision (i.e., Volkl having no use for the old Puma mold and Becker playing so little tennis that a current Volkl frame was adequate while being far more profitable to endorse)?

RFRF
01-07-2010, 08:40 PM
Becker was more vocal than most about his undying love for his old Puma/Estusa frame, and he even went so far as to purchase the mold after Estusa stopped making it. In recent years, however, there has been a racquet designated as "Becker's personal frame (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Boris_Becker_Delta_Core_Legend/descpageRCVOLKL-BDCL.html)" in the Becker/Volkl line.

Is there a story to the change? Did he sell the mold before getting involved with Volkl? Did he really change such a strongly held preference, perhaps needing a bigger head? Was it purely a business decision (i.e., Volkl having no use for the old Puma mold and Becker playing so little tennis that a current Volkl frame was adequate while being far more profitable to endorse)?
I also woundered the same thing and if he as purchased the mold why not realese a limited run of them through volkl???????