The Gypsy Rose Irony

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by OrangeOne, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. OrangeOne

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    I was just skimming through racquets on the TW site. Looking at the wilson range, and saw (in thumbnail form) a racquet that looked like a kid's version of the W-Line. But no! It's the Serena racquet :). I clicked, out of sheer boredom (I'm actually about to demo an n6.1 95).

    And for the record I've been playing tennis for a couple of decades, I understand enough about tennis to understand the below sentence (which comes from the text about the racquet), I know why it says what it does. But when you read the bold bits alone, it does seem a little ironic :)

     
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  2. J-man

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    Yes it does
     
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  3. slice bh compliment

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    Good find....they could have siad 2.5 to 7.0, hahahah.

    But when I read the title, I was thinking....hmm, what could possibly be ironic about a Gypsy Rose?

    Maybe the European Romany/Gypsy community denounced this particular frame, because it stinks?

    Possibly that a Wilson Gypsy Rose by any other name would still stink?

    That having to pay more than twenty bucks for a Gypsy Rose constitutes getting totally gypped?

    Well, vamos Serena! Hope you got a nice ffat check for that.
     
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  4. ne1410is

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    lol the rackets homegirl uses are pretty hilarious. monica seles used to use a racket that was designed for beginners too. the big yonie. it was like 130 square inches.
     
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  5. PBODY99

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    The frame is targeted to club level women, Serena uses a custom drilled frame.
     
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  6. Ronaldo

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    A stripped-down model for sure.
     
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  7. superstition

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    This has to be the most repulsive Wilson yet.
     
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  8. haerdalis

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    Ok this is an old thread but the feedback for that racquet is quite funny. Seriously there should have been some sort of editing done there.
     
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  9. superstition

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    Did anyone see Serena use the racquet, or one painted like it? I've never seen any footage or photographs.
     
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  10. ne1410is

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    i would get it for sh*ts and giggles but it costs like 230 dollars?!? who in the world is buying this racket?
     
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  11. Slazenger

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    She used the PJ of it at LA tournament 06, USO 06 and the Williams McDonald tour.
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  12. Slazenger

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    I've seen at least 3 people use the N3 (which is the Gypsy Rose W3 racquet sans paintjob).
     
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  13. superstition

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    Tennis shops like the one in my area always try to sell ladies racquets like this one: super-light head-heavy giant-headed Wilsons. I wonder how much they cost to manufacture, these giant marshmallow frames?
     
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