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Chauvalito 01-05-2009 06:41 AM

Stepanek's New Bosworth Racket
 
Pictures of Stepanek and hid Bosworth Racket in Brisbane. Though I doubt this will generate as much interest as Hewitt's new racket, or Djokovic's new racket, I thought I should mention it anyway.


mrmo1115 01-05-2009 06:44 AM

Looks nicer than his old red one, in terms of cosmetics. Never been a fan of Bosworth, though I never tried one, just doesn't look like a racket I'd use.

blackfrido 01-05-2009 06:47 AM

this is very interesting!
who really cares about Hewitt's new racket, or Djokovic's new racket?
I'm sure there are some others interested on this post.
thanks for posting!

Chauvalito 01-05-2009 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackfrido (Post 2977765)
this is very interesting!
who really cares about Hewitt's new racket, or Djokovic's new racket?
I'm sure there are some others interested on this post.
thanks for posting!

Your welcome! I think Stepanek may be the first pro to use a Bosworth on the ATP tour, unless someone played with one long ago.

Also, I think this development leads to a bigger question. I am sure Stepanek and his management attempted to sign with one of the larger companies, and for whatever reason, terms could were not agreed upon and Stepanek was left without a racket sponsor.

Hence, Stepanek is using a Bosworth. I have nothing against Bosworth, but we all know that 99% of top 100 players are sponsored by more well known companies.

Stepanek then, is the only man in the top 100 without a major racket sponsor. Why?

If Stepanek likes Bosworth, that's awesome, its quite good advertising for the company.

BobFL 01-05-2009 07:12 AM

This racquet looks huge. How big is the head? Must be 100inch+...

blackfrido 01-05-2009 07:20 AM

looks like the same racquet Martina Navratilova was using lately.

master_stringer_mitchy 01-05-2009 07:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BobFL (Post 2977827)
This racquet looks huge. How big is the head? Must be 100inch+...

thats a 95 max, looks long if anything but sure its about the same specs as what he used before just with that very weird head shape

DJG 01-05-2009 07:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackfrido (Post 2977842)
looks like the same racquet Martina Navratilova was using lately.

Indeed. Apart from the customizations which is what Bosworth does by default - the "tweak" stuff to your game. On a base level it looks the same, but play-wise chances are 99.9% that they are completely different.

vasquez90 01-05-2009 08:07 AM

what was he using before? - wonder who the first pro to use a Vantage will be or does someone already?

Chauvalito 01-05-2009 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vasquez90 (Post 2977943)
what was he using before? - wonder who the first pro to use a Vantage will be or does someone already?

I am sure there are pro's using Vantage, but none of them are near the Top 100 in the rankings.

This is unprecedented, a top 50 player using a custom racket from a small manufacturer like Vantage.

tennisdad65 01-05-2009 08:12 AM

they list no prices and not even a price range. I am guessing more than $300 for a racquet?

vandre 01-05-2009 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chauvalito (Post 2977787)
Stepanek is using a Bosworth. I have nothing against Bosworth, but we all know that 99% of top 100 players are sponsored by more well known companies.

Stepanek then, is the only man in the top 100 without a major racket sponsor. Why?

because the guy can't have everything!!! dang, he lands a major racquet deal AND hingis and vaidisova???????

sorry, but that is more than one guy deserves! ;)

dunlop kid 01-05-2009 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vasquez90 (Post 2977943)
what was he using before? - wonder who the first pro to use a Vantage will be or does someone already?

He was using a "Vokl".

sureshs 01-05-2009 12:27 PM

Which looks better: Stepanek or his racquet? :-)

sureshs 01-05-2009 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dunlop kid (Post 2978609)
He was using a "Vokl".

Wait till Drakulie hears about this

Dino Lagaffe 01-05-2009 12:35 PM

He was using a "Vokl".

Are you sure it wasn't a "Dnlp"?

Chauvalito 01-05-2009 12:38 PM

Martina Navritilova's Racket Specs.
 


Martina's Racquet Specs (Strung)
Head Size 96 in2 (619.4cm2)
Length 27 in (686mm)
Weight 364 grams
Balance 314 mm
SwingWt 349 kg*cm2
Stiffness 62 ra
Handle Shape Bosworth
Handle Size 111.9 mm (3.25 8ths)
Grip Material Bosworth Leather (.050")
Overwrap Yonex Super Grap A440
Frame Color Blue or Red
String Bosworth Gut (Uncoated 16L)
Tension 70-74 lbs (31.8-33.6 kilos)
String Pattern 16M x 18X's

swedechris 01-05-2009 12:51 PM

radek.. what a strange dude he seems to be.. jsut kiddin, saw him once on Eurosport ( like Espn in Europe) being interviewed by the cutie former pro Barbara Schett( Barb, if you read this , call me soon..)
He was actually a funny laughing goof of a dude but not a nitwit. remembeknows he got like 6 questions on tennis history and did well with his answers .. he knew of past players and stuff .. others didnt do so well .. Nole was actually very bad at the same questions..

Bosworth .. the most unheralded name on a frame these days.. kind of an anti-statement maybe from ol Radek.. the king of ladies on tour. .. is it the lips?:)

swedechris 01-05-2009 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dino Lagaffe (Post 2978855)
He was using a "Vokl".

Are you sure it wasn't a "Dnlp"?

Or a Knssl?

sureshs 01-05-2009 12:53 PM

What is the advantage of the octagonal shape?


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