View Full Version : martina's racket

05-25-2004, 05:08 PM
Does anyone know what racket Martina Navratilova was using today in her loss at the french open. It does not look like the prince more control. ???

05-25-2004, 05:16 PM
i dont know what the hell this thing is, anyone?
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/50895551.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=B8 4D4F1548A4F56E85F62CD66B7885CCA9C30E9B9B114CE8
http://cache.gettyimages.com/comp/50895136.jpg?x=x&dasite=MS_GINS&ef=2&ev=1&dareq=B8 4D4F1548A4F56E477362638DBAF8FEA9C30E9B9B114CE8

05-25-2004, 06:30 PM
Sure is a goofy looking racket. Wonder if its a Bancroft, although I thought they went out of style with ABBA.

05-25-2004, 06:30 PM
I'm guessing it's from the new Bancroft line re-introduced to the U.S. , based on the string logo. Looks similar to the old Fox WB 210 or something like that which had this 8 or ten sided head; I want to way that Brad Gilbert played with one of these Fox models awhile back. But it is definitely not something from Prince, imo.

05-25-2004, 06:53 PM
It's a Bancroft? - maybe anexperimental model; didn't work for Martina. Not ready for us plebes yet either:


thomas martinez
05-25-2004, 07:17 PM
Tnsdoc is the closest. It's NOT a Bancroft. It's got a B on it for Bosworth who has done customizing work for Martina for ages now. It's based sort of upon the old 210 line. I know nothing other than she's most likely using 17 gauge gut at around 70 pounds. Maybe a bit less, but defintely a Bosworth.

05-25-2004, 08:02 PM
Yep, Bosworth.

05-25-2004, 09:58 PM
Yes a Bosworth WB 210 no grommets.Gilbert used after the orginal WB 210 s' were gone. Saw them @ GArt Bros. around 1992 for 25.00 blow out sale.

Kevin T
05-26-2004, 11:33 AM
If you do a google search using bosworth+navratilova, you can find a few articles. www.familycirclecup.com has a nice interview with Martina talking about the racquet. She says she really likes the Bosworth frame and that it will soon be available to the public and fully customizeable (is that a word?-don't think so). She also mentions that Bos tried to sell the design to the big boys and none took it so he will begin producing it on his own. BRING BACK FOX, BOS!!!!!

Kevin T
05-26-2004, 11:35 AM
By the way, check out Martina in the Under Armour. I'm surprised they haven't signed any other touring pros.

05-26-2004, 12:17 PM
Martina is a good Under Armour pro since she's so ripped.

05-26-2004, 12:25 PM
Jenny from the block in Under Armour. Yeah, Babeee!!

05-26-2004, 12:26 PM
Sorry, should be Jenny I am the size of a Block.

05-31-2004, 10:26 AM
You sure that's not a G for Granny? She looks like granny from Beverly Hillbillys. Maybe Jethro put it there so she wouldn't get it mixes up with other rackets.