Taroczy Balazs & Garcia >>>

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  1. Kirko

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    http://www.racket.hu/wp-content/uploads/rolunk-irtak/taroczy.jpg this guy used a Garcia Graphite frame and looks like he has it in hand here. I remember he played Gomez in a final early eighties. Barry Mckay was talking about the racket how "ultra-light" it was at 12.5 oz. unstrung :) neat looking frame all white with Garcia on the shaft.
     
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  2. Captain Haddock

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    Taroczy used mostly a Dunlop Maxply Fort, when playing doubles with Heinz Gunthart. In this picture, it looks like he's holding a graphite frame with plastic grommets and a plastic collar at the top of the grip.
     
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  3. slice bh compliment

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    Yeah, you guys remember him, but just for the record, his first name is Balazs. And his last name is Taroczy.

    Also, if that's a Garcia Graphite, it's the second or third iteration. The first one was mostly black, mostly wooden with some graphite inlays, and had some white and orange cosmetics.

    This looks like it's all graphite/composite with no wood.
    This one also looks like it influenced the PUMA Becker Pro, later on.

    Cool. Stick. I want one.
     
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  4. AndrewD

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    That racquet is almost identical to the one he used when he won Wimbledon with Guthardt. Who knows, it might be the same racquet (or, at least, one of the same batch).
     
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  5. vsbabolat

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    The racquet in the photo looks like a old Voelkl from the early to mid 80's to me.
     
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  6. treblings

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    Taroczy had his own signature racket. White coloured with a kind-of-yonex-looking head shape. If my memory doesn´t fail me it was called the Taroczy Autograph from a company called The Racket. Very flexible frame, like a whip.
    A friend of mine plays team tennis with Taroczy(55+), according to him, he still plays with that racket.
     
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  7. treblings

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    found it in my attic at last:) called the Taroczy Autograph by an austrian racket company called The Racket.
    369g/13oz headlight and very flexible
     
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  8. Hannah19

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    It would not surprise me if "The Racket" was made by a company called:
    Sport Technik GmbH, who also made a similar looking racket for Artis.
     
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  9. treblings

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    the name sport technik gmbh isn´t written anywhere on the frame. doesn´t mean anything though:)
    to me it looks like there might be a word missing in the name .......sport technik gmbh.
    do you know anything more about them?
     
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  10. Don't Let It Bounce

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    Beautiful frame: graphics are neither too busy nor boring, cool name, eye-catching color. I bet it plays nice.
     
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  11. treblings

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    it´s flexible like a whip:) according to a friend, Taroczy still plays with it himself
     
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  12. JUAN_PRADO

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    yes im remember in 1984 Balazs plays with Dunlop maxply
     
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  13. Frankc

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    Beautiful frame...
     
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