Stepanek's New Bosworth Racket

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  1. D.Inime

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    Stepaneks New Bosworth Racket

    There will be a new wilson racket that is coming out in 5 different versions and one of them will be federers new racket.
     
  2. OliverSimon

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    Yea! I tried some rubber grommets out and they are working really well!:shock::):neutral:
     
  3. sandflea

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    I've gotta get some more of those rubber grommets then, they are my favorite dampener.
     
  4. jwbarrientos

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    His racquet, what a stupid question ... it is obvious :twisted:
     
  5. droliver

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    Hint to management: Wouldn't it be cool if TW could have a Bosworth storefront here on the web for a few reproducible stock setups of their 96" Tour frame? They sure would seem to sell more at $200-300 like that then one-off custom setups at $400+
     
  6. Edstringer13

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    Then it wouldn't be customized to your own necessities,would be standard like the others,however the quality would unquestionable.
     
  7. droliver

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    I agree, but for the quality control and snob appeal of owning such distinctive rackets, I think they'd sell very well here on TW. Just look at the feeding frenzy on the unadjusted pro stock Prestige paintjobs that went flying out the door at $225+ on Friday. People will pay for quality (except for the hideous orange Boris Becker 11 special edition apparently :) )
     
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  8. Lefty78

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    They will and they do. The price is $399. :)
     
  9. Edstringer13

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    I like that BB SE and i think is beautiful,but it's not comparable to Bosworth,neither the Head Prestige TGK.
    The reason is simple:It's not customized for you,it's for everybody to adapt to it.
    Meanwhile with the Bosworth i'd be able to get a 360g unstrung racket,10 HL strung,350SW,28 in length,a Wilson type of grip shape wise,i just don't know if i'd be able to get a 90 in size racket.But that's what i mean by customized to you.
    It was just an example.
     
  10. Fedace

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    $399 is a bargain for complete custom, want every spec to be the perfection racket.... Only beef i have is that they don't have any racket stiffer than 65. i really like a racket to be about 68 in Stiffness index rating.....:???:
     
  11. sandflea

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    I agree with Fedace, even though I love the performance of mine... a stiffer option would open the market up to more players looking for a custom with just about any spec that you could dream of.
     
  12. larry10s

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    not sure "complete custom" is $399. exact grip to your hand etc i beleive costs more .if you go their to playtest setups it can run into the thousands. i know a club player that spent 2500 for his racquet!!!
     
  13. sandflea

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    For $399, I was able to choose what type of grip I wanted... wilson, head...etc... size, little larger, smaller. Bevels, pronounced, rounded. Butt cap style, grip type, overgrip... I'm sure I'm leaving out a bunch of options.
     
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    Not all using their racquet - using them for "custom fitting and racquet customization". But quite a few have used Bosworth sticks as well.
     
  16. LafayetteHitter

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    People should read and learn before posting and finding out they don't know nearly as much as they think. Bosworth has been doing pro racquet work for more years than most of the know it alls on this forum have been on earth.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1120912/index.htm

    Still think the guy is making stuff up? Check the date on that article btw.

    http://www.rtpcompany.com/info/apps/stories/tennis.htm
     
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  17. Buckethead

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    Yeah,Bosworth is worth it,if you play tennis a lot,and have the bucks.
     
  18. Rabbit

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    This is 100% correct, Warren Bosworth worked with pros way back in the days of wood. Lots of the racquets coming out of his inventory are wooden, I have a couple of Gerulaitis frames that are one offs. His first really big client for total customization was Lendl. Lendl was pretty much the first guy to change frames every ball change. He and Bosworth worked hand in hand on every aspect of his equipment.
     
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    He told me when I called them once to ask about old Yonex rackets that he had worked with chemical companies -- ICI was one he named -- on string development as well as rackets.

    cc
     
  20. jace112

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    Any one has the "B" stencil, please ?
    Love to play with it on my Fox!
     
  21. bbenton43@gmail.com

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    My experience with Bosworth

    Have been using Bosworth rackets for 5 years ... I developed my own design by started with a Wilson prostaff and added lead in various places till it played right.

    However, it was not just blind trial and error ... but with use of equations detailed in article by some engineers in California titled "racket science"

    Some interesting things ...

    Center of compression should be above where you hit ball ... therefore there is no vibration - no damper needed

    Moment should be less than .7 newton meters ... allows heavy racket but very light headed and works good at net

    Racket should be heavy with 10.5 inch balance point - mine is 18 oz.

    Swing weight is over simplified ... swing weight is "moment of inertia" around a point 2.5 inches from the butt of racket.

    Ball speed is determined by things:

    1. Linear momentum transfer from movement of your body toward net
    2. Angular momentum because of rotation of racket at wrist (swing weight effect)
    3. Angular momentum because of rotation of racket around shoulder.
    4. Angular momentum because of rotation of racket around center of body.

    My rackets work quite well and my cost was just cost of rackuet with my specs.
     
  22. Don't Let It Bounce

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    BBenton, do you happen to have a link you to the article you mentioned?
     
  23. Federerkblade

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    What are him and paes using now . Why the speed paint jobs without the logo
     
  24. treblings

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    probably signalling to the industry that they are without a contract.
    fun to watch against Granollers/Lopez:)
     
  25. Federerkblade

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    So is he no longer got a Bosworth with a speed paintjob
     
  26. treblings

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    doesn´t look like his old Bosworth, from the shape of it. whether Bosworth has something to do with customizing his rackets, i don´t know
     
  27. airdupont

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    Remember a couple of years ago when he had to play the WTF's and his gear arrived a couple days late? He used Novak's racquet and maybe he had a good experience with them?
     
  28. airdupont

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    Or Head wants the world N°1's in double next year? It's strange that Paes changed as well.
     
  29. treblings

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    money-wise it could make sense for Paes, and actually for both of them to play the same racquet as a team.
    Paes old babolat seems to be very different from the head though
     
  30. Rabbit

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    I thought I read that both were using the Head frame. Stepanek's still have the Bosworth butt cap on them indicating that they still trick it out for him
     
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    I don't know whether to take the rest of your post seriously. Are you kidding?
     
  32. vsbabolat

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    They are....
     
  33. ericsson

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    I own his older Bosworth and did have a hit with it, i have to say i expected much more from that racket, infact i really didnt like it that much. Very powerful and had trouble keeping the ball in.
    That said, i also have his older Volkl mold (C10 V-engine) and this one is so sweet, one of the best pro rackets i've ever hit!
    Was surprised there was a lot of difference between these rackets, thought they would be closer in terms of playability...
     
  34. Federerkblade

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    Theyre using head speeds then
     

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