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80s *KNEISSL White Star Pro* (ADIDAS GTX Pro Ivan Lendl) racket Austria in cover

Estimated price for orientation: 55 $

Category: Fine Racquets

Brand: Kneissl Grip Size: 4 3/8”
Model: White Star Pro Country//Region of Manufacture: Austria
Country/Region of Manufacture: Austria

grip: 3; authentic genuine leather, fair head: 80 body material: graphite

weight: 378 gr / 12.85 strings: strungcase: authentic Kneissl White Star overall: .. far from the perfect showcase, still good for everyday play. A good opportunity to taste the legend - the forefather of the entire White Star and GTX Pro line, known for it's incredible stiffness and advanced playing characteristics for the time The one, in the order of the oldest 100% synthetic sticks, almost 40 years old. I took a plenty of HD pictures to show all parts of the racket which comes strung, ready for play or collect
serial no: 0975 - 13 (or 12) "Austrian company Kneissl enjoys cult status amongst vintage racquet collectors, largely due to the fact that Ivan Lendl started his career playing Kneissl racquets. But in 1977, Kneissl also built the world's first fully synthetic tennis racquet, the "White Star Pro. It was a miracle mighty weapon for the courts, what was impressively demonstrated by Ivan Lendl, hammering himself way up to the top with the White Star Pro. In 1978, Ivan Lendl became ITF Junior World Champion of the year, and ATP Player of the Year in 1979. In December 1980, Kneissl introduced the White Star Ivan Lendl which was similar to the White Star Pro, but additionally featured the component kevlar. However, the name of the new White Star racquet actually was an anachronism, as the Kneissl/Lendl era should very soon come to an end (and Lendl never actually played the Lendl signature Kneissl racquet): Beginning from 1 January 1981, Lendl was contracted with adidas, from then on playing the Adidas GTX Pro Graphite which was identical with the White Star Pro, a true paint job. Shortly before his contract with Adidas began, on occasion of the Davis Cup final CSSR vs Italy (4:1) in December 1980, Lendl had already played a Kneissl White Star Pro revarnished into Adidas design. But Lendl`s shift to Adidas actually was a name game only, as Kneissl produced the GTX Pro Graphite for Adidas in Austria. Later on, the Adidas GTX Pro Graphite Ivan Lendl was made in a separate factory in France on behalf of Adidas, but evidently Kneissl still sold Adidas the respective molds."
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