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    Specs on Estusa Boris Becker Provantech RB

    Thought you guys might like this Estusa history. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=101865628428311&id=101825681765639&sfnsn=mo
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    ZEBRA, ZIBRA, ZEBEST transformation and SNAKY 1 wave shaft 80's model

    I gather this was one of the original ZEBRA models. http://tennishistory.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/zebra.jpg
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    ZEBRA, ZIBRA, ZEBEST transformation and SNAKY 1 wave shaft 80's model

    Apparently a shopped around design linked to Antelop. Yes the Wacex is less pronounced but extends on some models around the head.
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    ZEBRA, ZIBRA, ZEBEST transformation and SNAKY 1 wave shaft 80's model

    A very odd 80's model from a company which started out as ZEBRA and was sued for this name which resulted in this ZIBRA hyrbid spelling. SNAKY 1 has very unusual waves on the shaft so fits well into the design oddities some of us enjoy collecting.
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    Pro Zebra Pro99 ?????

    Another pic
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    Pro Zebra Pro99 ?????

    Somwhere in the story of name changes must be this PRO ZIBRA (with an i) SNAKY 1 model
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    Is this the FIRST FIBREGLASS RACKET MADE???? THE JAPANESE PLACKET AIR SPEED

    The patent numbers on the side of the racquet turned out to be the application number which is included in the patent link already posted. so I presume these AIR SPEEDS hit the US market prior to the patent approval and date from 1958 1959 era. Weight of my example was 361g. I have seen...
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    rackets used by Althea Gibson

    You are 100% she used H.C.Lee and they supported her when others did not.
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    Pancho Gonzales top line rackets

    Howdy Jack Crawford...... you might like to see this model from 1933 His semi flat top Alexander Cressy Wizard http://tennishistory.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ALEXANDER-CRESSY-SPEDE-MODEL-28EDIT.jpg
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    Is this the FIRST FIBREGLASS RACKET MADE???? THE JAPANESE PLACKET AIR SPEED

    This is a more interesting racquet than I expected. The patent is here https://patents.google.com/patent/US2923652 The premise was to reduce costs of making by not using ever decreasing supplies of Ash and spending hours fabricating the timber but punch out an entire racquet shape in one go (...
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    MIDAS SUPERMAC

    I found this in an op shop yesterday and while I recall the name I can't find anything about it. Branding MIDAS SUPERMAC. What is interesting is the 28.5" length which for an Aluminium frame is pretty unique. Was this one of the first stretch model attempts? Hope some of you know it. Midas...
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    Wood racquet manufacture

    Last year Gray's made a limited edition run of the wood MasterPiece model Info here https://www.facebook.com/woodtennisclub/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDk4635ClIkNJ18viDMgbBOFQEyOqkbQKK7gUsahofnD-Ls5LfjZd0lWmD4dDTjrOALiNBdswh6b-wO
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    Fox racquets?????

    Thanks so much hopefully we can follow.
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    Fox racquets?????

    David do youhave the stringing pattern for the grey ATP Fox mid please?
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    DANLO ALUMINIUM TUBE GRAPHITE COATED 70'S MISSING LINK

    Lucky you l bid lowball.....l has never seen this finish before or seen the others you mentioned. Jusr love the bold statement printed on the sides. A great find.
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