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Old 01-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #6
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That picture brings back memories! We sold a fair number of squash bats in the '70s...most for use at USC(the original...South Carolina), a very few for Ft. Jackson Army Base. Thankfully, the vast majority were prestrung; but we did carry some tournament sticks that were sold frame only and a few customers wanted Victor Imperial Blue Spiral nat gut . We'd get the odd Grays racket in from time to time or even a Slazenger or two when the 'northerners' would come to town.If you take a look, that's a lot of strings in a very small space. Installing 15ga nat gut or Ashaway Vantage was NOT the highlight of any day!

Good news was most of the pre-strung bats broke from impact before needing restringing.

And don't forget the terry cloth grips for those!!!
Ah, the good old days!
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