Holy Grail vs. Excalibur

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  1. Serpententacle

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    Why call the ultimate racquet the "Holy Grail" when "Excalibur" is a better analogy for a racquet? Seems to me a tournament trophy could be a holy grail. Isn't the sword Excalibur just as unattainable as the Holy Grail?
     
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  2. Rorsach

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    That name is already copyrighted and registered by Wilson.
     
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  3. jorel

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    cuz u have to pull exacilbur out of a rock and i dont know of any tennis racquet that you have to pull out of a rock
     
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  4. Passingshot

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    So true .
     
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  5. IT WAS IN!!! #2

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    I think that the excalibur is the best racquet for you and the holy grail is your favorite to use. They are basically interchangeable.
     
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  6. monomakh

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    The Holy Grail is an ultimate, probably illusory object of desire sought by many.

    Excalibur is an object known to all that only one person can rightfully wield.
     
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  7. Gus

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    Dude, excalibur was pulled out of the rock a long time ago. I left it with the Lady of the Lake for safe keeping. After we broke up I heard the b**** pawned it.
     
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  8. kanjii

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    True, but I rather go to war with a sword than a cup :)
     
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  9. Serpententacle

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    Good think we don't call the ultimate racquet the Ark Of The Covenant. ;-)
     
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  10. Vermillion

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    I'd prefer Gungnir instead
     
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  11. fridrix

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    Doesn't graphite come from a rock?
     
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    Well Excalibur was always there, just sticking out of a rock, but the Holy Grail was far away and required a lot of man-hours and knight-days to find it.
     
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    Not with a 130 mph forehand aimed straight at your nuts :)
     
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  14. shavenyak

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    So like Sampras to the PS 85?
     
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  15. nCode747

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    I would call your perfect racquet GOD
     
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    in truth, the holy grail isn't a grail, but a person. and excalibur is a sword. why can't we just call the ultimate racquet......."the ultimate racquet?" because it is not a grail or a sword in any shape or form :D
     
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  17. monomakh

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    Pretty much what I was thinking, but (for once) was trying to be brief. The St Pete or that 300lb piece of rebar in the shape of a tennis racket that Lendl used.
     
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  18. Murray_Maniac

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    Yea, thats excalibur. Not even Fed could use it for very long. That racquet brutally hurt my game.
     
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  19. jorel

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    carbon.....
     
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