What shall I call "my" racquets?

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  1. Virginia

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    Would love suggestions from you all as to what to call a pair of "bare" wooden racquets. They are Kawasaki's (shhhh, don't tell anyone) and completely devoid of any colour, paint, varnish or lettering. There is nothing at all to indicate who actually made them.

    I believe there were originally 100 and I bought two. I seem to remember someone from here was selling them on ****. Ah yes, it was rodracquet from Melbourne, who posts here very occasionally. He's the owner of the Australian site about tennis history.

    I plan to keep the design reasonably simple, just varnishing the hoop as in the old style and then perhaps white (or even black) for the rest with the name and model name in gold lettering or something like that.

    I will (of course) call them "Crawford"s, but what should the model name be? Classic is a bit ordinary, Number One is perhaps a bit naff, so what should it be?
     
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  2. zcarzach

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    How about the Crawford Anachron? I.e. something out of place in time.

    Awesome idea for the racquets! I bet people will wonder where the heck they came from in a few years...
     
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  3. robbo1970

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    The Crawford Pro
     
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  4. Frankc

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    Beautiful idea , enjoy those beauties... - not sure...

    The Crawford Preferred...
     
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  5. retrowagen

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    There was actually a Kawasaki wood racquet model known as "Number One!"

    Hard to suggest a proper name for your "private label." Since you hail from NZ, perhaps "Crawford Super Lamb-inate"?

    As "Maxply" is already taken, how about "Femininewilesply?"

    Crawford Woodn't It Be Nice?

    Crawford Model T (as in Tennis)?

    I think I'd better stop now. :)
     
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    Being clean and prestine.....why not "the Virgin"?
     
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  7. Virginia

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    Thank you for the suggestions. Hannah19, I think "the Virgin" might be stretching the point a little, haha.

    retrowagan, you are a wag! (of the nicest possible kind of course!)

    Maybe "Private Label" would be nice - I kind of like the sound of that. :)
     
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  9. Don't Let It Bounce

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    "Private Label" is too good an idea not to use, but don't be too quick to dismiss "Crawford Classic". Besides the nifty alliteration, it could be a sly tip of the racket cover to this very subforum.

    Use both, I say. Rackets have complex names these days, so having both make and model on your frame is not overdoing.
     
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