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  1. rodracquet

    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
  2. rodracquet

    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
  3. rodracquet

    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.
  4. rodracquet

    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.
  5. rodracquet

    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
  7. rodracquet

    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...
  8. rodracquet

    rackets used by Althea Gibson

    You are 100% she used H.C.Lee and they supported her when others did not.
  9. rodracquet

    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
  10. rodracquet

    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 (...
  11. rodracquet

    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...
  12. rodracquet

    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
  13. rodracquet

    Fox racquets?????

    Thanks so much hopefully we can follow.
  14. rodracquet

    Fox racquets?????

    David do youhave the stringing pattern for the grey ATP Fox mid please?
  15. rodracquet

    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.
  16. rodracquet

    DANLO ALUMINIUM TUBE GRAPHITE COATED 70'S MISSING LINK

    If yes would love some pics please on a black background.....cheers
  17. rodracquet

    DANLO ALUMINIUM TUBE GRAPHITE COATED 70'S MISSING LINK

    A true tennis technology missing link, a DANLO Aluminium tube graphite coated racquet which I certainly have never seen before. Hopefully one of our fellow collectors snapped this one up.
  18. rodracquet

    Strange racquet identification needed

    mate they look really cool....as a long time collector I can't say I have seen either before....suggest you secure them if you can Is there any branding at all and if these 2 visible ones are unusual what about the others????
  19. rodracquet

    RARE WILSON SIGNATURE 2 MID PLUS WHAT A BEAUTY!!!

    Cheers. I don't have an Odyssey. I did find another version of this presume later with PWS whereas my example is plain. I tried to find it in range ads but no luck. So really such a great finish given to a lessor model, yet it looks very premium and perhaps it was as per your experience.
  20. rodracquet

    RARE MIZUNO SIRIUS ADJUSTABLE BALANCE

    KEY WIND SYSTEM FROM THE 30'S which is like the Mizuno most likely. This is the 1935 era Australian Empire model with key.
  21. rodracquet

    RARE MIZUNO SIRIUS ADJUSTABLE BALANCE

    lol......everything l own smells......the FIN version
  22. rodracquet

    RARE WILSON SIGNATURE 2 MID PLUS WHAT A BEAUTY!!!

    General question to the forum. I cannot find anything online about this stunning midplus WILSON SIGNATURE II model. It looks like it is from the Ultra period but just a guess. The finish is simple but very unique gloss over matt pattern. Love to learn that it is a true gem......
  23. rodracquet

    RARE MIZUNO SIRIUS ADJUSTABLE BALANCE

    I presume that the system is similar but l don't know for sure
  24. rodracquet

    RARE MIZUNO SIRIUS ADJUSTABLE BALANCE

    Up until receiving this racquet, I had no knowledge of its existence. The anti vibration throat piece is reminiscent of the FIN range designed by Australian, Barry Todd. The Adjustable balance is right up there with some hex key wind system. Anyone else know anything about it?
  25. rodracquet

    Kneissl Silver Arrow - Any information?

    Hi Virginia, hope you are well. I communicate mostly through Facebook with a different global community of collectors. Cheers
  26. rodracquet

    Kneissl Silver Arrow - Any information?

    I also was hoping to find this model but alas David and Sanglier you both blew me out of the water. What I would like to do though is take us back to the mid 1930's with this very similar design made in Spain we believe and used for a short time by UK player H.W. Austin. Likely designed by...
  27. rodracquet

    Zebest racquets

    Some info on Zebest
  28. rodracquet

    ODD BOD ZEBEST ANTELOP WAVY MODEL

    Kueblers Update book and leaflets from Gelnn Bjorkman a fellow collector in the USA suggests this model was a ZEBEST design incorporated into their SNAKY range circa 1988
  29. rodracquet

    DUNLOP AUSTRALIA GUSSIE MORAN PHOTO DECAL

    In Australia the earliest photo decal model we have found is the J.O.Anderson Alexander from the early 1930's about the same time as Tilden appeared on the Wilsons....they played against each other in tournaments and DC matches. Fairly devoid of photo decals up until the 1950's when then had...
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