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    Thanks, I just ordered the Fox Experimental. There was only one, so I hope I was in time to get it.
     
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    I ordered the same racquet last Friday using PayPal, and didn't notice that it was already sold until afterwards.

    As the listing didn't disappear after I finished paying, I went through the ordering process again just to see if I missed something. Only then did I see that there was actually a "0" figure below "in stock" on the order confirmation page; yet the system STILL allowed me to proceed through the order confirmation and payment process!

    Of course, I wasn't about to pay twice for the same racquet, so I stopped at the payment confirmation step.

    I had a glimmer of hope that I wasn't caught by this rather annoying ordering system trap, that the racquet was in fact available when I went through the process the first time.

    Alas, it wasn't to be. I received a robo-mail on Saturday telling me that I had missed out on the racquet, that the item was now on back-order.

    I think it's pretty bad that TW would leave a supposedly one-of-a-kind racquet in the system after it's been sold, given that it is unlikely to be restocked. What were they going to do? Keep my payment indefinitely until another example magically shows up in the future?

    I will probably ask for a refund of my PayPal payment, unless someone at TW tells me that they have found a few more of these that will be on their way...
     
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    I'm going to have to keep my eyes on that section. If a Ceramic Destiny ever comes up, I'd like to get one.
     
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    I kind of dig the Head Pyramid tours, but you might have trouble finding grommets for it.
     
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    that fox experimental looks the same as the fox target 210 imo
     
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    I ordered that one too, they took my money so I hope they can put it where there mouths are :)
     
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    My order status says "Complete" so I think I got it :)
     
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    For all of our awesome customers that ordered Bosworth racquets this weekend,

    There was a glitch in the system that allowed people to order the racquets after they had already been sold out. I am so sorry and want to apologize for any confusion. I would like to make it up to you guys by getting more Bosworth racquets up in the next week or two for everyone.

    Again, I am so sorry!


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    Brittany will begin her own on-line auction for the 'missing' rackets...bidding to start at---

    BA-ZIN-GA!!! :) :) :)

    Just kiddin', y'all! ;)
     
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    Attention all customers who ordered the Fox Experimental:

    We only had one Fox Experimental racquet in stock. It is sold out and we do not have any more. There was a glitch in the system that allowed people to order the racquet after it was sold. Just wanted to clarify from my previous post, I will be getting up more racquets from the Bosworth collection but not necessarily the exact same racquets. Sometimes like in this case, we only get one of a racquet. Again, sorry for the confusion and hopefully I can get up a different racquet that you are excited to get!


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    Get more NOS woodies!
     
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    Will there be any more Gottfried Graphite Wood La Grandes? I have been wanting to buy one of those for years, and each time I finally go to buy it they're gone- what are the chances this time through?
     
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    that's what TW says ...."watch this section" .. incumbent on the man or woman.
     
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  16. TW Staff

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    Happy Friday,

    We have put a couple more Bosworth racquets up for the weekend! Also, I wanted to give you a heads up that we will have a big update in about a week with racquets from Fox, Wimbledon, Spalding, and Yamaha just to name a few. When I post those I will be sure to update this thread!


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    If I had the money laying around I'd pick up that Fischer VTT in a heartbeat. Alas a trip to Rotterdam wins out...
     
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    can´t order the fischer because the website keeps telling me to select a grip size and that option´s not possible. probably because there is only one racket to buy.
     
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    I got that earlier too. I suspect that means it has been sold.
     
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    Yes, that racquet is now sold out. I am glad to see that the glitch was fixed!



    Brittany, TW
     
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    Thx and we need some classic Kneissls Pumas and Estusas!

    Those models must be around gather dust eh!
     
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  22. treblings

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    well, i´m happy for you that you fixed your glitch.
     
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  23. TW Staff

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    Thanks, but I wish we had more! But keep your eyes open as we will have a great selection of racquets with multiple quantities in about a week!

    Brittany, TW
     
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  25. Rock Strongo

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    Ooooh some Wimbledons! Gotta get me one of those!
     
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    Brittany,

    Why can't TW just take an inventory and list it all for sale? It seems like there's a pent up demand for many of these frames. Doing this piecemeal is kind of irritating.
     
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  28. retrowagen

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    Sorry guys; it appears I was the early bird who got the Fischer VTT this time.
     
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    what is the fischer vtt? it's not on the website anymore.
     
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    Hey Rock, do you know which model Wimbledons they are? I thought they were the mighty Super Borons because of the gold color with the green and brown pin striping but on closer inspection the models in the photo have 2 throat stabilizers while the Super Borons have the one stabilizer. I have a Super Boron and every so often take it out for a run to feel what a highly flexible, low powered, massive sweet spot stick feels like. Beautiful racquet for doubles play.
     
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  32. retrowagen

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    1991 Vacuum Twin Tec Pro Midplus.
     
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  33. TW Staff

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    Droliver,

    Because that would ruin all the fun! I'm sorry it is irritating as it is not meant to be. We like rolling them out in sections for numerous reasons as it is easier for us. But we will start coming out with more frequent and bigger quantities as I now have some helpers. Thanks for understanding!

    Brittany, TW
     
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  34. TW Staff

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    Attention Vintage Tennis Racquet Collectors:

    Check out our new batch of Bosworth racquets! We have a variety of racquets with a couple only having ONE in stock. Get them while you can!
    What do you think? Do you like?

    Bosworth Collection at Tennis Warehouse:
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/BosRacquets.html


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  35. Rock Strongo

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    Oooh... They all look so shiny and new, and even a racquet with grip 6!! (Actually have a MaxFort with that size) I could even afford them! Yet once again is that issue of saving money for the summer...
     
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    $600 for the Muster? Damn.

    But I'd be all over those Kneissel White Star Masters if they had grip size 5. BTW, are they wood? they're listed in the woodsy section.
     
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  38. retrowagen

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    Nope, not wood, but rather a nice graphite/fiberglass/Kevlar composite. :)

    $600 for the Muster Prestige Pro Euro version is probably right on the money for an artifact like that. A similar, non-pro provenance Kennelbach-production "consumer" Prestige Pro in decent shape goes for $300 or so on auction these days; so it might be reasonable... remember, Herr Muster was a world #1 (albeit not with that racquet, but later).
     
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    I appreciate that, Mr Expert!

    I have another one for you: Kneissel White Star Master. Is that the most innocently racially charged name ever devised?
     
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  40. sargeinaz

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    Wooooooooooooooooow I was at work when the white star's went on sale. I wouldve bought 2 of them. Im so annoyed. Ive been looking for one for a long time.
     
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    Same here :(
     
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    how can you tell, whether the prestige pro was played by Muster or not?
    do you have any provenance?
     
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    Good question.

    In general, any player racket should have a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) verifying the source/story. The Bosworth collection rackets often have tags identifying them to players but its not a published or explained type of identification. You could keep your TW receipt as part of the source verification and the TW description.
     
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  44. treblings

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    if TW writes a letter of provenance, stating explicitly that Warren Bosworth has told them, that the racket was not only customized for but also actually played by TM, that might be good enough. an actual letter from Bosworth himself would definitely be better.
     
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    treblings,

    The racquet came directly out of Warren Bosworth's warehouse to our warehouse. On the racquet, there are two stickers one showing it was hit by Muster and the other showing it came from Bosworth's collection. Unfortunately, Warren Bosworth has passed away so we would be unable to get a letter from him or be able to write a letter that he told us.

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  46. treblings

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    Brittany,

    thanks for answering.
     
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  47. retrowagen

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    Hi friends! I was very, very lucky last week and was able to purchase two of the Bosworth 1986 Kneissl White Star Pro Masters frames. I was thrilled – I have a personal connection to this model, having used them when new in tournaments in Europe and the USA. I was even able to get the pair in my grip size (3)!

    They arrived yesterday. It’s interesting; they are both very well worn, showing lots of use. One of the frames has deep “court rash” down to the fiberglass, but only on one edge on one side, as though the pro who used this frame used it all season, and had the habit of playing with one certain side of the racquet “down” (as I do religiously), and scraped it on backhands only! The other shows far less head rash, but surface scrapes and reddish dirt (clay?). Both frames have quite a bit of lead tape affixed at 9, 12, and 3 o’clock positions, and on the shaft just above the grip. The grips are a nice Fairway leather grip, slightly unusual as 1986 was the first year Kneissl White Star Pro Masters featured the house-brand “Topstar” top grain cowhide grips in lieu of the Fairway grips which came standard on the model in 1983-1985. It’s quite possible that grips were swapped out by the Bosworth shop, but who really knows?

    There are a couple primitive stickers on one of the frames (one’s just a few initials on a strip of cloth athletic tape!), but nothing I can see to signify who used them. With the grip size and weight, it must have been someone who had average or smaller hands, and was fairly strong. I recall Kevin Curren, Helena Sukova, and Jakob Hlasek using this model in 1986, but I can’t remember anyone else.
     
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  48. joe sch

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    Glad to hear you got a pair of those frames since your an actual player playing them and appreciating their superb old school flex and weight. Sorry to hear that one stick had significant court rash which was not described in the listing. Sounds like they were used by a SV'er who made lots of low digs on the BH side. I really enjoy my WSP strung with vintage natural gut as it is one of the most buttery playing rackets ever. If you decide to part with one, please let me know ;)
     
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    How about Milan Srjeber? (sp?) or Pavel Slozil?
     
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    Srejber used the White Star Mid. Then the Masters 30.
    I think Slozil was using the Aero 20 in 1986. :confused:
     
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