More Bosworth Classics!

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  1. retrowagen

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    Looks like the Bosworth vault door has opened again...

    Who's going to get that Spalding Targa, and play some Heavy Metal??!! :twisted: :)
     
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    too late, i bought them all! :twisted:
     
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    Gonna put the "aargh" into Targa? That aluminum bat looks like a beast!
    :)
     
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  5. retrowagen

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    These appear to have been customized for Philippoussis. We are awaiting official confirmation.

    Thanks,
    Jon
     
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    so who stole it from mark's house;)
     
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    I was wondering, can the pallets on these rackets be changes? And also, can you ship these to Europe as well? Beautiful rackets!
     
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    Any customization besides the lead ?
    With that weight don't think silicon was added to handle ?
    Too bad they have PK leathers
     
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    I have a Dunlop MW Max 200G from Philipoussis wich has a Fairway grip.
     
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    Please post the pictures.
     
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    Looks like the same lead setup.
    Does your 200G paint job have silicon or any other mods besides the fairway ?
     
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  14. Florico

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    I think there is some silicone in the handle but i never verified that...
     
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    The racquet weights 377g
     
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    Ok, the tw models are 13.2 oz which is 374g so same weight and same lead setup, think its the same as your 200g paint job so very well could be flippers
     
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  17. dr325i

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    Apparently, Mark had them customized at BW and never paid for any of them...
    They collected dust for ages and finally BW unloaded them.
    I asked to do it for them in 2009
     
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  18. 000KFACTOR90000

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    Yep

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=486007 post #7

    Pretty interesting that these prestige 600's seem to have been originally bought from the TW SMU stock, sent to Bosworth for customisation and have now come back home :)
     
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  21. 000KFACTOR90000

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    Yeah I think so.

    I guess the market will decide, nothing to stop people emailing in an offer.
     
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    I wonder what Yonex think about player racquets being sold at retail?
     
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    In response to this and your other comment about ethics. I think Yonex and other manufacturers would actually like the buzz. The fact that people love and value these racquets so much that they want to collect them and hang them on a wall (or whatever) makes the brand look good. Great advertising! And the fact that TW is giving us a chance to get these rare collectibles is very, very cool. Also, when someone is willing to spend a lot of money on one of these racquets, it almost functions like market research, letting the brands know that those expensive player contracts are worth it. I bet they like knowing that they've produced a sacred object... to be treasured, saved and displayed.
     
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  24. 000KFACTOR90000

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    Yonex SOLD, must have been the right price !
     
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