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Rorsach
02-20-2009, 04:51 AM
Just picked up some Snauwaert deadstock:

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/2159/snauwaert1kq8.jpg

1: Snauwaert Ellipse Touch-F
2: Snauwaert Ellipse Pro-H
3: Snauwaert Ellipse Grand-H
4: Snauwaert Ellipse Force-C
5: Snauwaert Ellipse Grand-F
6: Snauwaert Ellipse Force-H
7: Snauwaert Ellipse Grand-C
8: Snauwaert Ellipse Force-F
9: Snauwaert Ellipse Touch-H
10: Snauwaert Ellipse Touch-C
11: Snauwaert Ellipse Pro-C

Holy mountains of Snauwaerts, Batman:

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/2683/snauwaert2lq3.jpg

Bud
02-20-2009, 04:55 AM
Holy Crap!!! :twisted:

It's a beautiful sight!

Bud
02-20-2009, 04:59 AM
Specs and baggyless pics! :)

GeorgeLucas
02-20-2009, 05:03 AM
Crickey!!!

blackfrido
02-20-2009, 05:32 AM
I'd buy same of them!
do you have the specs?

Rorsach
02-20-2009, 05:37 AM
Please keep the sales talk out of this thread, wouldn't want the mods to lock it.

I don't have the specs yet. I'll make a balance board tonight and i'll put them on the kitchen scale.

christo
02-20-2009, 07:33 AM
I had this problem, Snauwerts infestation is rare in the Americas, although some scientists think they may have drifted across the Atlantic ocean from Europe in the early 70's, perhaps on cargo ships or driftwood. Nowadays they are rarely found, although you may need to check your closet thoroughly.

jimbo333
02-20-2009, 07:50 AM
Well done!!!

That's the way to do it:):):)

matchmaker
02-20-2009, 07:55 AM
I used to have a Snauwaert, still have probably in the closet at my mother's house.

I like their logo, looks like the superman S.

Rorsach
02-20-2009, 10:22 AM
Did some measuring and weighing. The headsize is printed on top of the hoop with 2 decimals.

Touch-C 9HL 332 grams 93.65 sqin
Touch-H 9HL 326 grams 93.70 sqin
Touch-F 10HL 325 grams 93.60 sqin
Force-H 8HL 335 grams 105.80 sqin
Grand-H 10HL 335 grams 105.72 sqin
Pro-C 9HL 336 grams 93.66 sqin
Force-C 9HL 336 grams 105.75 sqin
Pro-H 7HL 330 grams 93.72 sqin
Grand-F 8HL 327 grams 105.57 sqin
Grand-C 9HL 338 grams 105.64 sqin
Force-F 9HL 333 grams 105.71sqin.

Bud
02-20-2009, 10:24 AM
Did some measuring and weighing. The headsize is printed on top of the hoop with 2 decimals.

Touch-C 9HL 332 grams
Touch-H 9HL 326 grams
Touch-F 10HL 325 grams
Force-H 8HL 335 grams
Grand-H 10HL 335 grams
Pro-C 9HL 336 grams
Force-C 9HL 336 grams
Pro-H 7HL 330 grams
Grand-F 8HL 327 grams
Grand-C 9HL 338 grams
Force-F 9HL 333 grams.

What are the headsizes? :twisted:

Automatix
02-20-2009, 10:27 AM
I hate you! :evil:


Joke... beautiful sight! :D

vsbabolat
02-20-2009, 10:28 AM
Just fantastic!!!:)

Rorsach
02-20-2009, 10:41 AM
The touch racquets are the ones with a bar in the middle of the throat. Comes in green/black bi-color, red and matte black.

The force series is a wide-body (thickest at 3 and 9) stick and comes in black, silver and blue/green bi-color. It has some kind of weighting at 3 and 9, named Elliptic Force Power Amplifier.

From top to bottom:

Touch-H
Pro-H
Grand-C
Force-F

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/6109/snauwaert3ak7.th.jpg (http://img301.imageshack.us/my.php?image=snauwaert3ak7.jpg)
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/9875/snauwaert4mw7.th.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=snauwaert4mw7.jpg)

khw72004
02-20-2009, 10:47 AM
So does that mean you have like 40 touch keys?

Mick
02-20-2009, 10:51 AM
i believe you must be the goat of all the snauwaert collectors in this forum :)

Rorsach
02-20-2009, 10:59 AM
I've got a couple of strange ones in there though. 2 of the Pro-H are missing some lettering, have a white, instead of a black, buttcap and the balance is 11HL instead of 7HL.

Also got a Grand-F missing all the Snauwaert branding, the rest of the lettering is on there, but no brand-name.

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/7377/snauwaert5ut5.th.jpg (http://img23.imageshack.us/my.php?image=snauwaert5ut5.jpg)

Rorsach
02-20-2009, 11:04 AM
So does that mean you have like 40 touch keys?

I doubt that those keys exist. The touch isn't meant to be taken apart, the face-card doesn't even mention the fact that you can dismantle it apart from saying that you'll lose your warranty if you do.

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/7427/facecard1cd8.th.jpg (http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?image=facecard1cd8.jpg)
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4900/facecard2my6.th.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=facecard2my6.jpg)

plasma
02-20-2009, 12:55 PM
could we see the elipse touch c without bags pls?



"remember where you are, this is thunderdome, death is listening, and will take the first man that screams"
-Tina Turner Madmax 3 Beyond Thunderdome

Rorsach
02-20-2009, 01:26 PM
Touch-C

The metallic red is a just a touch lighter than the Prestige Classic red, the flash makes it look completely over the top.

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7818/touchc1go3.th.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/my.php?image=touchc1go3.jpg)
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4876/touchc2qu7.th.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/my.php?image=touchc2qu7.jpg)
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/2306/touchc3ra0.th.jpg (http://img403.imageshack.us/my.php?image=touchc3ra0.jpg)

Bud
02-20-2009, 09:41 PM
I doubt that those keys exist. The touch isn't meant to be taken apart, the face-card doesn't even mention the fact that you can dismantle it apart from saying that you'll lose your warranty if you do.

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/7427/facecard1cd8.th.jpg (http://img527.imageshack.us/my.php?image=facecard1cd8.jpg)
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/4900/facecard2my6.th.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=facecard2my6.jpg)


I thought the key was to adjust the stringbed stiffness (i.e. tension).

I'm pretty sure it should have a key :-?

In the top pic in the exploded view... there is a piece shown called the 'tension member'... could that be the 'key'?

Deuce
02-21-2009, 01:20 AM
What's with the gun on the blue chair?

Rorsach
02-21-2009, 01:55 AM
What's with the gun on the blue chair?

It's Star Wars stormtrooper rifle and it's on an Ikea kids table (from the mammut line to be precise).
That's what happens when you have a couple of kids running around leaving their toys all over the house.

Rorsach
02-21-2009, 01:57 AM
I thought the key was to adjust the stringbed stiffness (i.e. tension).

I'm pretty sure it should have a key :-?

In the top pic in the exploded view... there is a piece shown called the 'tension member'... could that be the 'key'?

The tension member is the long screw that keeps everything together.

Bud
02-21-2009, 04:21 AM
The tension member is the long screw that keeps everything together.

OIC 8-)

So, the only reason for this racquet's unusual design is to arrest errant vibrations?

pshulam
02-21-2009, 08:50 AM
Just picked up some Snauwaert deadstock:

Wow! Hugh inventory - You must be ready for a "Fire Sale"?

plasma
02-22-2009, 10:25 PM
my elipse touch fashion line is two tone, aqua james bond moss undersea green on one side, and Xanadu Sudio 54 disco fever black sparkle on the other...who had the dead stock snauwaerts??? call plasma immediately!!!
http://i44.tinypic.com/28bus8z.jpg

Rorsach
02-23-2009, 05:32 AM
Did some measuring and weighing. The headsize is printed on top of the hoop with 2 decimals.

Touch-C 9HL 332 grams 93.65 sqin
Touch-H 9HL 326 grams 93.70 sqin
Touch-F 10HL 325 grams 93.60 sqin
Force-H 8HL 335 grams 105.80 sqin
Grand-H 10HL 335 grams 105.72 sqin
Pro-C 9HL 336 grams 93.66 sqin
Force-C 9HL 336 grams 105.75 sqin
Pro-H 7HL 330 grams 93.72 sqin
Grand-F 8HL 327 grams 105.57 sqin
Grand-C 9HL 338 grams 105.64 sqin
Force-F 9HL 333 grams 105.71sqin.

I'm beginning to suspect that the second part of those headsizes is the flex of the stick. It kind of makes a bit of sense when you look at the numbers for the Force racquets. They're the wide-body sticks, which are usually in the higher flex range. And the Touch-F also feels a lot flexier than the Touch-H.
Too bad no one over here has a RDC.

Bud
02-23-2009, 06:11 AM
I'm beginning to suspect that the second part of those headsizes is the flex of the stick. It kind of makes a bit of sense when you look at the numbers for the Force racquets. They're the wide-body sticks, which are usually in the higher flex range. And the Touch-F also feels a lot flexier than the Touch-H.
Too bad no one over here has a RDC.

Interesting... it would make sense though ;-)

Rorsach
02-23-2009, 06:15 AM
Snauweart has always been a frontrunner with this kind of thing.
On the older racquets they used to engrave the exact weight and balance of the stick.
Later they used to print a small measurement part on the side of the throat to help with measuring the balance.

Bud
02-23-2009, 07:07 AM
Snauweart has always been a frontrunner with this kind of thing.
On the older racquets they used to engrave the exact weight and balance of the stick.
Later they used to print a small measurement part on the side of the throat to help with measuring the balance.

Similar to the Donnay?

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_RLIYzXhfZQ0/SIS_YKjtLiI/AAAAAAAABhA/-ivtPK0JUE8/s800/P1020090.JPG

Rorsach
02-23-2009, 07:43 AM
Oopsie.


I'm beginning to mix up my Belgian brands.

Bud
02-23-2009, 08:26 AM
Oopsie.


I'm beginning to mix up my Belgian brands.

:o:o:o

:lol:

plasma
02-23-2009, 10:01 AM
how did the weight of the black pro cinetic compare to the ps 85 china? That has to be the best looking pro cinetic ever!!!!! actually looks alot cooler than the ps 85!!!!

Bud
02-23-2009, 10:24 AM
how did the weight of the black pro cinetic compare to the ps 85 china? That has to be the best looking pro cinetic ever!!!!! actually looks alot cooler than the ps 85!!!!

I think I posted the specs in the for sale section... if you do a search for my user name. I sold both this frame and my Snauwaert ATP 93 to Racquetfreak (Quackr).

Bud
02-23-2009, 10:27 AM
how did the weight of the black pro cinetic compare to the ps 85 china? That has to be the best looking pro cinetic ever!!!!! actually looks alot cooler than the ps 85!!!!

This, BTW shared the same mold as the Cynetic... it however is the Pro Graphite.

You can barely read the name at 12 o'clock on the hoop.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_RLIYzXhfZQ0/SIS_WONYU2I/AAAAAAAABgY/LytDdweX4XA/s800/P1020085.JPG

plasma
02-23-2009, 12:13 PM
obviously yet another sublime pro cinetic mold clone... Racquetfreak is both my mentor and arch rival, he and I compete for amazing racquets constantly, as there are few out there who share our deep passion for them... unfortunately he usually wins!!!
Donnay had some really"unique" graphics but this one (pro graphite) tops the ps 85, even to this day...

Bud
02-23-2009, 12:27 PM
obviously yet another sublime pro cinetic mold clone... Racquetfreak is both my mentor and arch rival, he and I compete for amazing racquets constantly, as there are few out there who share our deep passion for them... unfortunately he usually wins!!!
Donnay had some really"unique" graphics but this one (pro graphite) tops the ps 85, even to this day...

Haha!... you're probably competing with me too on some frames and don't even know it! :lol:

Bud
02-23-2009, 12:27 PM
obviously yet another sublime pro cinetic mold clone... Racquetfreak is both my mentor and arch rival, he and I compete for amazing racquets constantly, as there are few out there who share our deep passion for them... unfortunately he usually wins!!!
Donnay had some really"unique" graphics but this one (pro graphite) tops the ps 85, even to this day...

This one is a bit softer than the PC.

Rorsach
02-23-2009, 12:53 PM
Oi,

I've got a Pro Graphite, but it's a different mold.

I'll start a Donnay thread.

braveheart001
02-25-2009, 01:39 PM
Does anyone have the string pattern of the Touch-H?
I realy would like try out this odd but genius wonder. :)

Rorsach
02-25-2009, 01:43 PM
16x18, skip 7 and 9 top and bottom, one-piece.

braveheart001
02-25-2009, 02:45 PM
Thx Rorsach, I'm getting right on it.:-P

VaBeachTennis
02-28-2009, 06:37 PM
Please keep the sales talk out of this thread, wouldn't want the mods to lock it.

I don't have the specs yet. I'll make a balance board tonight and i'll put them on the kitchen scale.

I'd be interested in finding out the specs on the Snauwaert Ellipse Touch-F. My neighbor found one and gave it to me with the original strings that are now probably @ 40lbs of tension max.
I actually like the way it hits and the balance seems pretty nice as well. Any help on the specs would be greatly appreciated.
OOOOPs! I saw that you already provided the specs, thank you.

VaBeachTennis
02-28-2009, 07:10 PM
my elipse touch fashion line is two tone, aqua james bond moss undersea green on one side, and Xanadu Sudio 54 disco fever black sparkle on the other...who had the dead stock snauwaerts??? call plasma immediately!!!
http://i44.tinypic.com/28bus8z.jpg

:) That's the one I have right now. I'm going to cut the old strings out of it and spray paint it another solid color (most likely black) before I have it restrung. Have you hit with that racquet? How do you like it?

Gorecki
03-03-2009, 11:09 AM
rorsh.. i posted in another thread but ill do it here too. we need to talk... im looking for something and you might just be the guy to get me that something!

can i email you?

dataseviltwin
03-03-2009, 11:25 AM
Dang... I was happy to just get my hands on 2 Graphite Composites this week... we're not worthy!!!

Rorsach
03-03-2009, 12:09 PM
rorsh.. i posted in another thread but ill do it here too. we need to talk... im looking for something and you might just be the guy to get me that something!

can i email you?

Sure, no probs.

Gorecki
03-03-2009, 03:33 PM
Sure, no probs.

thanks... later this weekend ill drop you a note on the words "Pro Van Tech" subject ;-)

jimbo333
03-13-2009, 12:57 PM
Just wondered, do you still have Snauwaerts all over your house:)

Shaolin
03-15-2009, 11:45 PM
Just picked up some Snauwaert deadstock:

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/2159/snauwaert1kq8.jpg

1: Snauwaert Ellipse Touch-F
2: Snauwaert Ellipse Pro-H
3: Snauwaert Ellipse Grand-H
4: Snauwaert Ellipse Force-C
5: Snauwaert Ellipse Grand-F
6: Snauwaert Ellipse Force-H
7: Snauwaert Ellipse Grand-C
8: Snauwaert Ellipse Force-F
9: Snauwaert Ellipse Touch-H
10: Snauwaert Ellipse Touch-C
11: Snauwaert Ellipse Pro-C

Holy mountains of Snauwaerts, Batman:

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/2683/snauwaert2lq3.jpg


Oh my god. You are the king.

One day my home will look like that...except filled with Volkls :)

anirut
03-16-2009, 03:17 AM
I'm just a humble man. No way to match your collection.

Today I just got two Snauwerts: the CG20 and CG30.

plasma
03-16-2009, 11:12 AM
didn't spaulding also make a cg 20?

vsbabolat
03-16-2009, 11:22 AM
didn't spaulding also make a cg 20?

Yeah the GC-20 is a Spalding. Although Snauwaert was the OEM for many Spalding wood tennis racquets.

anirut
03-16-2009, 04:57 PM
OOPS! My bad! I got messed up! Yeah, they were Spaldings.

Rorsach
03-18-2009, 10:34 AM
I had one Ellipse Grand-F with a couple of paintchips and i wanted to see what the construction of the frame looked like:

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/9743/img1283y.jpg

Completely foam-filled.

Hannah19
03-20-2009, 12:55 PM
Hi Rorsach,
just bought a few deadstock Snauwaerts myself. Touch-H, Force-H, Grand-H, Touch-C and Touch-F.
Got tje Touch-H and Force-H on **** as we speak. You would'nt be Katerenpoes selling deadstock on **** out of Roosendaal, would you/

Bud
03-21-2009, 04:37 AM
Hi Rorsach,
just bought a few deadstock Snauwaerts myself. Touch-H, Force-H, Grand-H, Touch-C and Touch-F.
Got tje Touch-H and Force-H on **** as we speak. You would'nt be Katerenpoes selling deadstock on **** out of Roosendaal, would you/

Lol! Yup, that's Rorsach! :)

PBODY99
03-21-2009, 06:20 AM
I have the red frame and sold a number of the black and gray ones years ago. right before Mc Enroe retired from the main tour he signed a deal with Snauwaert to endorse their frames. He was using the 200g with their stencils. By the time these sticks were ready, the company went under and he was off the main tour. A branch of the discount department store Value City in Springfield Pa had these for a very reasonable price and I picked up ten for resale. On the black and gray C it had endorsed by John McEnroe on the side.

jimbo333
08-03-2009, 02:07 AM
Do you "still" have Snauwaerts all over your house:)

Rorsach
08-03-2009, 04:05 AM
Do you "still" have Snauwaerts all over your house:)

You wouldn't happen to be looking for some more, are you?

;)


on a more serious note: most of them are sold and a few have been donated to the local club. Still have a few around though, never know when they'll come in handy.

jimbo333
08-03-2009, 05:46 AM
Hi, no thanks, think I've got enough:)

I strung 2 of them, the Touch felt a bit strange, but the yellow one (can't remember the name) played really well!

Havn't been in touch for a while, will remedy that straight away:)

nhicam
11-12-2009, 08:29 PM
Hi Rorsach, I need some info on the Touch-f. Thanks.

chrischris
11-27-2010, 11:40 AM
Snauweart has always been a frontrunner with this kind of thing.
On the older racquets they used to engrave the exact weight and balance of the stick.
Later they used to print a small measurement part on the side of the throat to help with measuring the balance.

Do you have access to the specs of the Snauwaert atp 93 ?? Would be great to know them!