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racquetfreak 01-15-2013 10:03 AM

new book on grand slam racquets
 
here is a new book just released in France that is well worth a look:
http://www.editionschiron.com/252-le...702713945.html

racquetfreak 01-15-2013 10:12 AM

here is the google xlation of the publisher's blurb:

"There have been many legendary shoe (rackets - google translates as snowshoe) over the years and the evolution of materials. In this book Jean Claude Marty, you will rediscover some of them in the hands of champions. You are going to make a few secrets and relive the era of transition from wood to fiber midplus by John McEnroe. You will find with astonishment the big screen Prince of a small Chinese American Michael Chang, metal and plastic inspired a ski Austria: the Arthur Ashe Competition, the metal became Lacoste T Wilson 2000 in crossing the Atlantic and finally understand how the world's No. 1 Babolat natural rope, is becoming the world's No. 1 racket, thanks to the famous Rafael Nadal!

even if you don't French, this is a nicely presented book that i think racquet freaks around the world will appreciate.:)

Dino Lagaffe 01-15-2013 10:29 AM

Thanks for the heads up! Seems great for a racquet nerd like myself. I wonder if the book goes into detail about paint jobs and what may be under the paint sometimes.

Florico 01-15-2013 10:46 AM

I'm french and i saw the book in a shop, there is no detail about paintjob only specs of the racquet promoted by the player at the moment...

retrowagen 01-15-2013 10:46 AM

Thanks for the heads-up. I talked with JC Marty a little while he was putting the book together.

It never ceases to amaze me how there are others around the world for whom this is a hobby or interest. :)


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