Bosworth Snauwaert Brian Gottfried woodie

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  1. vintagefan

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  2. Mick

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    i have the midsize version of that racquet (has a larger head size) and it's very user friendly.
     
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  3. Clintspin

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    I think it plays as nice as any wood racquet that I have played with.
     
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  4. joe sch

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    Great playing woody, lots of flex and feel !
    I recommend picking up atleast one while they are still around in NOS, you will not be sorry.
     
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    A lot of flex. Depends what you like.
     
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  6. vintagefan

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    How old is this racquet? Is it really one of the last woodies ever made?
     
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  7. gavna

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    Early 80s - a mid size followed and then an open shaft model Gottfried had his name on at the end of his career. It's not one of the last - production on this one ended around 1982 or so. Great looking frame, awesome finish -

    These models that come from the Florida Bosworth WH are also player stock - they tend to be a bit beefier as well.
     
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  8. PrinceMoron

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    I have two versions.
    Slightly thicker throat and hoop on one - 9 2/8 width and 27 long.
    I have some NOS of those, which is a shame as I much prefer the other one.

    9" hoop W and 26" 6/8 length.

    10 9/8 v 10 6/8 inside the hoop. Length

    4 375 325 v 4 370 325 even though the balance is in keeping with the length, the two play very differently. I still use them in matches regularly, and people think I am being funny, but to be honest I don't think I play that much better with anything else, maybe Volkl PB Mid10s.

    Lobs are great, nice touch around the net. Serve is a little slower. Lots of feel on slices.

    The frames seem to last much better than Prince Woodies, where the laminate layers seem to come apart, so you are scared to hit out.
     
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