Henman using old racket?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by Steve Huff, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. Steve Huff

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    What's with Henman? I thought he was using the new X-1. I watched his match today and he was still using the ProBraided Henman with the gold and silver trim. What gives?
     
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  2. BLiND

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    He is using the ProBraid... what makes you think he is using anything different?
     
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  3. corncob3466

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    maybe b/c the pro braided looks cool, and the X-1 looks like ****e, i really dont know. its a conspiracy
     
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  4. ProStaffTour90

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    Funny really, he uses a custom frame painted like the probraided, but when the X-1 comes out he doesn't change the paintjob!

    He uses old barricades aswell!
     
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  5. Kevin T

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    I think it may be related to the recent buyout of Dunlop/Slaz by Sport Soccer. Their websites are down at the moment and I believe their forthcoming squash lines are on hold. The X-1 always has the new 'S' logo when you see it on websites but Henman is also still using the old 'panther' logo. Maybe there are contract issues because of the new ownership. Seems like painting his custom frame wouldn't be a problem and I'm sure Slaz would be up in arms if their only "name" player wasn't "using" :wink: the latest design.
     
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  6. ClemsonTennis9

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    i heard somewhere that he was using the x1 but just painted like the probraided...not sure tho
     
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  7. boris becker 1

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    Henman rackets are all customised by Warren Bosworth.
     
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  8. Hewittfan22

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    maybe he forgot to have his frames painted over
     
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  9. Racketdesign

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    send me an email if you want any facts about either Dunlop or Slazenger pro player rackets...... used to be my job
     
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