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joe sch 03-10-2013 10:27 AM

Wilson TI Alum ergonom like racket
Here is a strange racket that I suspect was produced for the release of the Wilson Ti aluminum models ? Sorta looks like the Snauwaert Ergonom in shape but was not mass produced to be a more ergonomic racket. Anyone have a better story why it exists ?

Sanglier 03-10-2013 10:54 AM

I am probably messing up a joke here, but this sure looks to me like a Walmart special that got crushed sideways. It doesn't even seem to be entirely flat in some of the photos.

I occasionally come across such objets d'art (though not quite as extreme as this example) at GW, and always wonder what kind of people would think these are still playable enough to pass on to others.

Autodidactic player 03-10-2013 12:27 PM

I agree that this is simply a low budget department store racket that got deformed. The "W" stencil even looks deformed. Surely if Wilson had intentionally made the racket in an Ergonom-like shape the stencil would be straight.

Compare yours to this non-deformed racket.

coachrick 03-10-2013 12:33 PM

Methinks joe is a few weeks early with his April Fool's offering this year. ;)

Hannah19 03-10-2013 01:30 PM

You really had me going for a second there Joe...LOL!!!

joe sch 03-10-2013 03:20 PM

Wish I could take credit for this transformation.
Maybe it deformed on a trip to Death Valley on a 125' day since there are no signs of stress points or paint chips where the bends occurred :)
More likely just a bad day playing summer tennis in Dallas at 115 and the player got tired of bending down for the droppers :)
This does show one of the great qualities to aluminum, you can adjust your racket head ...

goran_ace 03-10-2013 09:43 PM


Originally Posted by joe sch (Post 7262827)
Anyone have a better story why it exists ?

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