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Mansewerz
11-06-2008, 11:20 PM
I remember a thread about the old yonex racquets being manufactured with a handle that was too big, so they made the replacement grip on it really thin to compensate, but it ended up being too small.


I could've sworn I heard of the same problem with the Fischer pro number one having a very thin original replacement grip? Mine is too small. So, did the pro number one's have this problem, and would they feel right with a new replacement grip?

Mansewerz
11-07-2008, 09:56 AM
Anyone?????????

Mansewerz
11-15-2008, 05:10 PM
Bump it up!

pfchang
11-15-2008, 05:39 PM
well, my fischer, the green/red scheme came with a pretty thin Gamma grip.

at least it felt like that. it was called gamma hi tech i think?

anyways, after i took it off to replace it with leather, it looked pretty thin and felt mad skimpy too.

but putting leather on made it feel great.

Mansewerz
11-15-2008, 05:43 PM
well, my fischer, the green/red scheme came with a pretty thin Gamma grip.

at least it felt like that. it was called gamma hi tech i think?

anyways, after i took it off to replace it with leather, it looked pretty thin and felt mad skimpy too.

but putting leather on made it feel great.

Did the size of the grip feel too small? I'm in the process of purchasing a replacement, but in a 4 1/2 grip size

retrowagen
11-15-2008, 07:19 PM
The Fischers of the early through late 1990's, with the first generation of Fischer's synthetic grips, all seemed to have grip sizes smaller than advertised. Not sure why.

I regripped one of my Vacuum Elliptics just the other day, removing its original grip. Beneath it was no pallet whatsoever, just the frame, and this was not a size 1 (4-1/4") frame, rather a 3 (4-3/8"). This would explain the outstanding, "connected" feel that this frame has, I suppose, but would mean that Fischer had to have several molds available to make the same model in different sizes (this mold, BTW, is quite similar to the Pro No. 1/VT Pro 98, but with a continuous diminishing taper from handle to tip, not a fat/skinny/fat flair like the PN1/VTP98. Otherwise, same head size, shape, and drill pattern, and "gussets" inside the shoulders and at the top of the grip).

pfchang
11-15-2008, 07:24 PM
Did the size of the grip feel too small? I'm in the process of purchasing a replacement, but in a 4 1/2 grip size

wait are you getting that pallet set that i told you about?

Mansewerz
11-15-2008, 08:30 PM
wait are you getting that pallet set that i told you about?

Fischer never responded to my question about compatibility!!!

Mansewerz
11-15-2008, 08:36 PM
The Fischers of the early through late 1990's, with the first generation of Fischer's synthetic grips, all seemed to have grip sizes smaller than advertised. Not sure why.

I regripped one of my Vacuum Elliptics just the other day, removing its original grip. Beneath it was no pallet whatsoever, just the frame, and this was not a size 1 (4-1/4") frame, rather a 3 (4-3/8"). This would explain the outstanding, "connected" feel that this frame has, I suppose, but would mean that Fischer had to have several molds available to make the same model in different sizes (this mold, BTW, is quite similar to the Pro No. 1/VT Pro 98, but with a continuous diminishing taper from handle to tip, not a fat/skinny/fat flair like the PN1/VTP98. Otherwise, same head size, shape, and drill pattern, and "gussets" inside the shoulders and at the top of the grip).

Do you know which generation this one was?

I'm confused. I went back to the old TW and the old Fischer pro number one page, and the paintjob is different.

http://web.archive.org/web/20041208193828/www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCGAMMA-FP1.html

I'm wondering:
-Are the specs the same for this version?
-Why the new cosmetics?


Pics:

http://i35.tinypic.com/1589ykp.jpg

http://i35.tinypic.com/142topj.jpg

http://i35.tinypic.com/ih88z5.jpg

http://i37.tinypic.com/zy7r6o.jpg

pfchang
11-15-2008, 08:51 PM
Fischer never responded to my question about compatibility!!!

i think if you take off everything until you reach the pallet, and you see plastic screws, you can mod it.

i'll post up a mini review of my mods to my Fischer M Pro #1 sometime tomorrow.

Do you know which generation this one was?

could this be a euro version? specs are defly the same it appears.