Bosworth doing racquets again

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Crisp, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Crisp

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    Bosworth seem like they are back into making racquets for us lay mans. I have been organising a few new sticks from them and it seems like it is going to go ahead and they have been quite thorough and very quick with their service.
     
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  2. magnut

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    Good to hear. Those racquets are a pretty classic design. Always suprised they were not more popular.
     
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  3. njsigman

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    For awhile they would not respond to phone calls, emails or the online questionnaires. I think there were a couple of old threads about this. Sounds like they might have finally changed their ways. Also, they run $400 and up!
     
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  4. ollinger

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    The guru, Warren Bosworth, is deceased. How much junior knows about racquet design is an open question.
     
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  5. Crisp

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    Yeah they said they lost a lot of the questionnaires and were very busy with pro frames. Maybe now that steps and Martina no longer use bos they have time for the rest of us.
     
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  6. Crisp

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    Really looking forward to getting these. Lefty 78 reckons they use only the very best graphite.
     
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  7. tailofdog

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    I think both Martina and, Lendl stopped using them.
    I watched Martina play with a Head racquet in Sydney.
    She walked on court with 2 racquets and, no bag. they are all 96sq in.
    If you had a chance to hit with all the racquets out there would, a $400 plus Bosworth really stand out?
     
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  8. Kal-El 34

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    one of the big money guys at my club has a plethora of bosworth frames that he hits with. i tried them and wasn't a fan personally, but they look awesome
     
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  9. Crisp

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    I just wanted to give them a try. Was a 30th birthday present originally... Mind you I am now 31, so it has taken a while.
     
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  10. yonexRx32

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    Stepanek stopped using them too and his results have improved dramatically since. He's hitting with a Head now.
     
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  11. MindoverMatter

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    ^ I heard he was hitting with Djokovic's frame and specs along with his doubles partner. Could be wrong though
     
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  12. Crisp

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    Does anyone know why these sticks are not a conventional shape?
     
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  13. Don't Let It Bounce

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    IIRC, the claim when Bosworth/Fox first introduced that decagon shape was that the angles provided a more uniform string response (the reports of players who have used it seem to bear this claim out) and greater torsional stability vs regular, curved frames.

    It sure sounded like they did. Lendl and Navratilova were quite outspoken about the Boz being the best racket they ever hefted. Living up to the terms of sponsorship, I suppose... Which Head did Navratilova pick up, and what did Lendl switch to?
     
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  14. max

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    Brad Gilbert was a very big fan as well.
     
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  15. tailofdog

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    Martina walked out on court with 2 Head Extreme Pro 2's.(by looks)
    It was not a big production just, two racquets no bag. All the other players had bags and, Hingis had 2 different type of Yonex racquets and, hit a few balls with each before picking one to,play with.
    I forget what, Lendl plays with now but, i would guess Head since he is coaching Murry.
    Some people on the forum have bought Bosworth racquets but, move on.
    Like Donnay there was a lot of hype and, again you see the 2 for 1 sale also, Yanna Wickmayer there own countrys player dumped them pretty quick!
     
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  16. yonexRx32

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    About three years ago I was watching a broadcast on a French channel of a Paris tournament. Stepanek was playing in it and the commentators introduced the opponents and their rackets. When introducing Stepanek, one commentator said something along the lines of "Step is playing with ... huhh.." to which the other one intervened " with pretty much a plank", "yeap" and they both broke out in laughter.
     
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