Fox racquets?????

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by jimanuel12, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. jaggy

    jaggy G.O.A.T.

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    I used a Fox for a few years but I have forgotten the model, blue/black and had multi sides. i used to call it my skinhead racket as it always seemed so aggresive, i had to be playing a lot to control it but it gave me power.
     
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  2. High street sw19

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    I knew SD a bit when he was working with Warren Jacques back in the day, he was playing Kennex then.
     
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  3. TheLambsheadrep

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    Can I get some specs on the Bronze? Thanks
     
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  4. Bob0636

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    In the market for one or more of these

    I am very interested in buying one or more red ATP Fox graphite (NOT Bosworth) rackets. The specs on the racket I want are: 118 sq in, 100% graphite, 12 oz, 28 in long, and grometless. If any of you have any such rackets you would be willing to sell, I will pay a reasonable amount for them.

    Please contact me by phone at (usa phone number) five zero nine 747 zero six three six , or rghanson at fastem.com , and I will respond ASAP. Thank you in advance!
     
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  5. Pepecom

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    Fox WB 210 Ceramic Turk?

    Hi,
    I'm new to the talk.
    I recently found a couple Fox WB 210 Ceramic Turk, white and cyan. Does anyone know what the Turk mean? and what is the difference from the WB 210 Ceramic white with red stripes?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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  6. rodracquet

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    Found this model SILVER FOX if anyone can shed light on whether it is early or a late model. The holes are molded as part of the frame not drilled.

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  7. Sanglier

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    This is the second generation Silver Fox, and among the last Fox frames made in the US, I believe. There are at least two variants: The one you have shown, and another one that says "ATP" on the frame and the butt cap.

    The first generation Silver Fox is the one shown in my post #44 above, which came in at least three cosmetic variants.

    The third generation model is the one shown in post #24 (and reposted above). I am almost certain this last model of Silver Fox was contracted out to a Taiwanese manufacturer.

    You did very well getting it for $6. I paid more than three times that much for mine on the bay and thought that it was a bargain.

    Even though the first and second generation models looked very different, they are surprisingly similar in feel and temperament. I rather enjoyed playing with them both.

    Be advised that those molded holes are not symmetrically arranged! If you ever decide to do a one-piece job, you will need to match the long and short strands with their appropriate sides.

    I think this series of Fox frames are the most elegant of the bunch, in part due to the slick profile of the molded holes. However, I have also seen enough semi-collapsed holes now to realize that this is actually a major functional weakness in the design. Wonder whose idea this was...

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  8. rodracquet

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    Thanks for the update and information. The Sterling Steel racquet comprises two halves joined together with pins to create a similar looking open hole design.

    Fox hasn't been on my radar but I do know to pick them up if I can find them.
     
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  9. Autodidactic player

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    In my opinion, the most interesting Fox racket is the "ATP Mid Fox" with no external grommet holes.

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  10. rodracquet

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    thanks David, never really were aware of these until reading online this week. So for internal stringing we have the CORTLAND STEEL, guess we should include T 2000 series, Seamco, and Fox ATP. It was quite interesting that the experts from the competition couldn't work out how to mold an internal loop as exists in these. Good interesting history.
     
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  11. Autodidactic player

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    Don't forget the Midland S.T.R. The Maynard AirPower and the Tretorn with removable string set also have no external grommet holes when the string set is in place.

    Rackets with no external grommet holes

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  12. Enkitec

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    Fox Pro GR Max 5000



    A friend of mine has this 80's racquet he bought in the US. Seems to be the same MatchMate later frame with the RoxPro logo.

    Does anyone know anything about this racquet?

    Thanks.
    Mark Jordan

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  13. Sanglier

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    Nice racquet, Mark! Does your friend remember the year in which he bought it? It certainly does look like a MatchMate derivative, though the beam profile seems a little more rounded in your photos than that found on the MatchMate.

    According to my source, the later MatchMates were made by Marshal, a Taiwanese OEM manufacturer that began making graphite frames in 1981, so it's entirely possible that your friend's Rox Pro was in some ways connected to those Taiwan-sourced MMs.

    Has your friend compared the playing characteristics of his Rox Pro with those of the MM? Are the similarities more than skin deep? If the tie is legitimate, it would certainly add another interesting branch to the BBC/Fox/MM family tree.

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  14. Enkitec

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    He isn't sure about the exact year, but it was bought between 82 and 84 in New York city.

    Marshal has a web page so I sent them an email, but they didn't answer. :-(

    My friend has this racquet only. He would love to compare to a MM if he can get one.

    Mark Jordan
     
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