Ah, right you are - checked my old copy of Kneissl stringing patterns tonight, and you are correct.I think it's missing 2 crosses at the bottom. Going from other examples, tthere's also 2 shared holes at the bottom.
Nice Score!!! Surprisingly good frames - not fantastic but a nice frame to have in the arsenal. I've hit some great ground strokes with mine Chicago 125 and volleys are sweetJust scored a Wilson Pro Staff 125 St. Vincent for 8 bucks at play it again. The frame and grip are in great condition but the throat grommets are shot. Going to try to find some so I can string it and have a hit.
I would have still bought it for 3 bucks ;-)About a month ago I thought I had a good score.
I went to a local thrift store and in the pile of stuff I saw peeking through the classic orange and yellow stripe on black.
I pulled it out and it was a Belgian PS85 for $3. Looking it over, it was pretty beat up. Head wear and the butt cap was banged up. Upon closer inspection...cracked.
That grip. I've never seen a Borg Pro in person before, but it looks extremely long compared to a normal racquet. It's something I've always been wondering about. How much longer is it compared to a conventional racquet?2 Donnay Borg Pro's, different versions, for 2 euros each. One new, one lightly used.
I never understood the x-long grip on the Borg Pro's.That grip. I've never seen a Borg Pro in person before, but it looks extremely long compared to a normal racquet. It's something I've always been wondering about. How much longer is it compared to a conventional racquet?
The Bancroft Borgs we sold in South Carolina had slightly longer grips; but not the length of the Donnay. That Donnay grip was so extreme, if felt like the difference between wearing shoes and wearing boots. Many a case of tennis elbow was exacerbated by installing replacements or even the extra-length(width actually)Fairway. IMO, the grip length on the Chris Evert or the 'two hand' T2000 was all that was needed for a retail racket. Some of those Donnay Borg customers nearly choked when they heard the cost of a replacement grip!I never understood the x-long grip on the Borg Pro's.
I understand that he was a unique two hander on the BH
(at the time),but he didn't keep his off hand on the racket as long as most
of us 2HBH folks do. I never have felt the desire for a longer
than normal grip , although I'll run my OG up a little past the
still cool. did his Bancrofts ever have the XL grip?
...Or a regional sales rep from one brand or another who was doing a tremendous job selling product to local shops.I know.
It must be a regional thing. Perhaps the frames you find in different communities reflects the tastes and trends of the area.
Generally good hitters.
The original 'ports' perhaps?actually i just remembered something unique about the frame: on the sides of the shaft just above the handle there were very small, thin cut out areas-rectangular that went all the way through to the other side...almost like a slot you could put a penny through...never seen that before