Specs on Estusa Boris Becker Provantech RB

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  1. luishcorreia

    luishcorreia Professional

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    Hi.

    It just came in to my possession an Estusa Boris Becker Provantech RB.

    Does anyone have the specs on this racquet?

    Thanks!!
     
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  2. plasma

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    no specs. but I know the history from the designers themselves. This is what I am allowed to share (pretend I didn't tell you and don't ask me any questions please): Estusa bought the mold and had the racquet. Or so they thought. The only bought Boston Garden...the Celtics franchise was not theirs...Boris was upset and found the Pro Vantech to be a royal asspain. Then to rectify the situation and save their contract Boris suggested that Estusa do something revolutionary by (sorry...cant share any more, bye)
     
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  3. jimbo333

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    .....by agreeing to paint his Puma's?:)
     
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  4. plasma

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    no he needed fresh ones...with his old specs, old process, so they....doh...can't say more, sorry
     
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  5. jimbo333

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    Hahahahahaha.......:):)

    Estusa's were great racquets indeed. I knew the bloke who was the main dealer in the UK of them in the mid 90's (when I say main dealer, basically the only), he was left with them until recently, when I think he off loaded them to someone!! No it wasn't me:(
     
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  6. luishcorreia

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    I just had it restrung. I'm picking it up next thursday. Can't wait to hit some balls with it!

    Also got my new vantage this week....so..it will be fun to try out thr new racquets.
     
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  7. plasma

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    so what's up with vantage. They make amazing pro racquets but refuse to make 85's...??? what a tease...
     
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  8. MikeVolkl123

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    RB? That stands for ROUND BEAM

    Do you still have this racket? I wish to purhcase/trade
    thx
     
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  9. racquetfreak

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    i think "RB" is a mistype - it should be PB for power beam.
     
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  10. MikeVolkl123

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    Not a mistype...it is RB for ROUND BEAM

    Estusa also used this technology in thei Pirotech frame, they tried this on the Becker inspired frames

    Look at the RB frame in this link
    http://www.80s-tennis.com/pages/estusa-pro-vantech-boris-becker-rb.html

    I saw one for sale on auction site but it was cracked!
     
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  11. tennistiger

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    Someone interested in a BB ProVantech BKS SL4 with bag, condition 9/10 with only minor scratches at the bumper? tt-paul@web.de
     
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  12. MikeVolkl123

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    Provantech ???

    Is that the WIDE body version of the BB type frame?
     
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  13. rollingrock

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    One of the best frames all time for the backhand slice. The ball seemed to dwell on the string for days. I don't know the specs, but would guess it would measure out as very flexible.
     
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    Caro Luis... onde neste nobre nação lusa se arranja BB Estusas PVT?
     
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    Somewhere close to these hopefully ?


    Estusa Power Beam Braided 356/12.56/63/311

    Puma Boris Becker Winner 378/13.33/55/341
     
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  17. tennistiger

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    Yes its the better of the two widebodys, the other was BB Charger BKS.
     
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  18. kuyaariel

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    I have 2 estusa power beams that I may be looking to unload.

     
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  19. kuyaariel

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    I have 2 estusa power beams for sale

    email me at kuyaariel@yahoo.com if you're interested in purchasing

     
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  20. luishcorreia

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    Hi.

    Updating this thread after three years.

    Just got some new estusas. Will post soon.

    But regardind the Estusa Provantech RB... Just found an article that this i a very rare racquet. Any thoughts?
     
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  21. luishcorreia

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    Its not a mystype. RB means "Round Body". It's printed in the racquet body.

    Will post pictures.
     
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  22. Hannah19

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    I believe the round body is rare..!!!
     
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  23. luishcorreia

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    Here are the pictures from my racquet.

    Just got a break from changing the diapers on my newborn baby :)



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  24. luishcorreia

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  25. luishcorreia

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    Anyone? ......
     
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    Looks really nice!! I have a couple of the "normal" version of the Becker frame but this rounded version looks more playable.

    I used th ePi.ROtech back in the days. A black oversize frame that was really solid and beautiful to play with. Great doubles stick!!!
     
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  27. retrowagen

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    Interesting racquet: It looks like a Puma Becker Super that is having an allergic reaction!

    (maybe it got stung by a Head "bumblebee"?) :lol:
     
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    LOL........:)
     
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    specs anyone?
     
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