From my collection: six of my favorites woodies

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  1. atatu

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    1. The Snauwaert Vitas Gerulaitis, the red, silver and blue paintjob is a little loud, but I love the way the leather grip has Vitas' signature on it. The shaft of the racket has an interesting "indention" about two inches up from the grip. Made in Belgium.

    2. The Snauwaert Brian Gottfried, a bit more subdued that it's cousin, the Gottfriend is a clean looking frame. Made in Belgium.

    3. The Dunlop Maxply McEnroe, made in England, nice black leather grip offsets the somewhat loud red and orange accents on the head.

    4. The Wilson Advantage. I used this frame when I was a sophomore in HS, Mahogany and Maple overlays, I got it because Dick Stockton was using it.

    5. The Tony Trabert Professional by Pro Group, Inc. Made in Italy, but I don't know too much more about this frame. Trabert's autograph in the leather grip.

    6. Prince Woodie, this was my college frame, I think this one came out in 1980, for those of us who weren't quite ready to switch to graphite.


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  2. Bud

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    Very nice collection! :)
     
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  3. Virginia

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    Yes, very nice - I have 2, 3, 4 and 6. My Snauwaert Gerulaitis is the graphite model and my "Tony Trabert" is the C-6. So we have very similar tastes! :)
     
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  4. plasma

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    let's see those snauwaert tags, pls...amazing!!!
     
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    Very nice!!

    Where's the napkin? My mouth is watering ...
     
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  6. plasma

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    can't believe that same snauwaert buttcap, all those years...wow!
     
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  7. atatu

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    I've never seen the graphite Gerulaitas model, do you have pics ?
     
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  8. Mick

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    six of my favorite woodies :)

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  9. Kirko

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    the Spalding Accomplice was kind of a copy of the Advatage. Stocton endorsed & used it also. the wilson Advantage & Accomplice were "wood rackets" last gasp in tennis. I thought.
     
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    Very nice!

    Are the left 3 new?
     
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  11. Mick

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    thanks, Bud. Yep, they are new and i think they will stay that way :)
     
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  12. dataseviltwin

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    You've been assimilated...

    :twisted: Resistance is FUTILE!!!

    Although there were a couple of cool Fila frames... always wondered why they didn't try to entice him to play with those... no... don't have one, and even if I did, I can't post a picture until I get out of <50 post hell... :evil:
     
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    Anyone remember a spalding frame that looked like the Wilson Advantage?

    If I recall correctly, it (supposedly) had a boron strip laminated in with the wood. Nice looking frame, but I can't remember what the name of it was... :confused:
     
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