Basti Racket

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  1. NLBwell

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    I had never heard of a Basti racket, but saw one in a second-hand shop. Oversize with a long thinner head shape like an old graphite Head Director. Pretty cool looking - generally black. Seemed to be very high swingweight. Anyone know anything about Basti rackets?
     
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  2. NLBwell

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    Maybe no one else on the board has heard of a Basti racket? That would be amazing.
     
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  3. Hannah19

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    I've Googled the name and came up with a city called Basti in India. There is a tennis academy overthere. Maybe it's an Indian brand named after this academy's city?
    No mention of the brand in Kuebler's book.
     
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    there is an indian badminton company called shakti om international that is located in a city called basti nau that allegedly produced tennis rackets in the past.
     
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  5. NLBwell

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    So we have clues, but it's still not completely solved.
     
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  6. treblings

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    a shame you didnĀ“t buy the racket:)
     
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  7. NLBwell

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    Might still be able to - maybe I'll go by the store again.
     
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    ^^ right, pics say more than a 1000 words :)
     
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