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Old 04-16-2013, 12:20 PM   #31
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Default Rare maybe, but not nonexistent

Originally Posted by DaveInBradenton View Post
I've played tennis since 1958 and until today have never seen a metal racket press.

Were they not popular in the US?

As a boy I had hand me down wooden presses with springs and thumb screws. God forbid that our rackets should warp!
My parents had only the trapezoid, four wingnut kind of press, most everyone did, but I had a metal one similar to the Zephr press, a big X, circa 1980. Can't remember one before that one, and within a few years no one bought them anymore. Never seen an interesting metal one here in the US. I wish we had them, think I'd collect them!
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