Genuine Borg Pro?

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  1. Teardrop

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    Found this today on my travels and was feeling quite pleased until I remembered I had seen a similar one here at wood tennis.com and they question it's authenticity.
    http://www.woodtennis.com/borg/fujiDonnayPro1.jpg


    So what do you think a copy or the real deal? I'm tending to the latter but would be happy if anyone can confirm for sure.

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  2. Teardrop

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    Final pic

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  3. struggle

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    I didn't realize they were making copies back then. Looks real to me.

    Is that some patchwork on those four mains at/near the center?
     
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  4. MAXXply

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    Robin Williams once said cocaine is God's way of saying you have too much money. I'd be inclined to say the same about "fake racket anxiety", especially that coming from First Worlders chancing upon used rackets at thrift shops for a dime.
     
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  5. Teardrop

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    hmmm now tell me what you really think:twisted:but seriously did you look at the link to the wood tennis site,any thoughts?
     
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  6. Hannah19

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    Donnay actually made Borg Pro's without the Borg name due to sponsoring issues. I owned a few full thermal covers both with Borg Pro and just Pro on them.
     
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  7. joe sch

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    The first URL picture reference is for two of my donnay borg pros. The plain "pro" model is pretty hard to find but same racket as the donnay borg pro. Donnay produced customs woods for Bjorn with thicker lower hoops and shaft so for the "real deals" they are extremely hard to find and expensive but I can help you if you have thousands to spend.
     
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  8. Steve Huff

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    Joe has always been a very honest seller and does his research before telling a customer anything about a racket. I'd be inclined to believe him. He has a nice collection of vintage rackets. I really don't think he'd sell you something that wasn't as described.
     
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  9. Teardrop

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    Thank you so much Hannah and Joe for your replies and further information,and Joe you have a great site there,of course I had no idea you were the owner. Steve the link i included to Joe's site was just to reference my similar model racquet without Borg's name printed on it.My 'pro' was not from Joe.
     
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    RIP to you sir.
     
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