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leechag 05-25-2004 05:08 PM

martina's racket
Does anyone know what racket Martina Navratilova was using today in her loss at the french open. It does not look like the prince more control. ???

mileslong 05-25-2004 05:16 PM

i dont know what the hell this thing is, anyone?

Morpheus 05-25-2004 06:30 PM

Sure is a goofy looking racket. Wonder if its a Bancroft, although I thought they went out of style with ABBA.

tnsdoc 05-25-2004 06:30 PM

I'm guessing it's from the new Bancroft line re-introduced to the U.S. , based on the string logo. Looks similar to the old Fox WB 210 or something like that which had this 8 or ten sided head; I want to way that Brad Gilbert played with one of these Fox models awhile back. But it is definitely not something from Prince, imo.

BigboyDan 05-25-2004 06:53 PM

It's a Bancroft? - maybe anexperimental model; didn't work for Martina. Not ready for us plebes yet either:

thomas martinez 05-25-2004 07:17 PM

Tnsdoc is the closest. It's NOT a Bancroft. It's got a B on it for Bosworth who has done customizing work for Martina for ages now. It's based sort of upon the old 210 line. I know nothing other than she's most likely using 17 gauge gut at around 70 pounds. Maybe a bit less, but defintely a Bosworth.

katarddx 05-25-2004 08:02 PM

Yep, Bosworth.

Kirko 05-25-2004 09:58 PM

Yes a Bosworth WB 210 no grommets.Gilbert used after the orginal WB 210 s' were gone. Saw them @ GArt Bros. around 1992 for 25.00 blow out sale.

Kevin T 05-26-2004 11:33 AM

If you do a google search using bosworth+navratilova, you can find a few articles. has a nice interview with Martina talking about the racquet. She says she really likes the Bosworth frame and that it will soon be available to the public and fully customizeable (is that a word?-don't think so). She also mentions that Bos tried to sell the design to the big boys and none took it so he will begin producing it on his own. BRING BACK FOX, BOS!!!!!

Kevin T 05-26-2004 11:35 AM

By the way, check out Martina in the Under Armour. I'm surprised they haven't signed any other touring pros.

@wright 05-26-2004 12:17 PM

Martina is a good Under Armour pro since she's so ripped.

tetsuo10 05-26-2004 12:25 PM

Jenny from the block in Under Armour. Yeah, Babeee!!

tetsuo10 05-26-2004 12:26 PM

Sorry, should be Jenny I am the size of a Block.

thejerk 05-31-2004 10:26 AM

You sure that's not a G for Granny? She looks like granny from Beverly Hillbillys. Maybe Jethro put it there so she wouldn't get it mixes up with other rackets.

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