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NBM
02-05-2012, 09:25 AM
Discovered I have a blast from my Fischer past Vacuum Twin Tech Pro. Think of it as a grilled cheese sandwich skimping on the cheese. It;s purple w. the cheese part being yellow. It;s grommet-less, so i wonder why this technology didnt continue. The two halves are fused to middle which has the string holes. It certainly does feel incredibly solid..no chance of grommet buzzing and such. It hearkens the short lived ceramics day, when not many ceramic racquets didnt tear your arm up. This one sure doesnt. It was from the days when Fischer recommended tension was something like 55 +- 1 or 2. <or so>, and if you strung outside of that range or the stringer didnt have a good notion what 55 really is, the racquet just didnt perform well. I used to play The Karl Uwe Steeb version of this frame which had the most beautiful paint job i,ve ever seen. I wish i still had these. I think those were the true innovation days of racquets..when the ski companies ported their ski making prowess into the racquet sector. Think I will keep this racquet in my car and use it to worship the wall..it;s beefy so will give me a good workout in a shorter period of time. Musings from a spare room closet..I must go now..i;m hungry..think i;ll have a grilled cheese sandwich ;)

Ducker
02-05-2012, 09:29 AM
lay off the cough surup

ChicagoJack
02-05-2012, 12:00 PM
Hmm... I'm intrigued about the grommet-less part of your description. No plastic at all? How do the strings not saw through the frame? What was the middle part of the "sandwich" made of?

vsbabolat
02-05-2012, 04:52 PM
Hmm... I'm intrigued about the grommet-less part of your description. No plastic at all? How do the strings not saw through the frame? What was the middle part of the "sandwich" made of?

Prince has used this method on the More line of racquets and the O Ports. Fischer pioneered this with the Twin Tec Pro. I have one with the marble paint job.

NBM
02-06-2012, 07:53 AM
Hmm... I'm intrigued about the grommet-less part of your description. No plastic at all? How do the strings not saw through the frame? What was the middle part of the "sandwich" made of?

hi there. the middle part is made of some sort of plastic/composite. it looks like it would be very durable as they cant be replaced because they are part of the frame. it a recessed channel. and the holes are cambered (hope that is the right term). the throat bridge portion took a good amount of design as even those werent grommets. the integrated bumper guard isnt all that rugged.

sureshs
02-06-2012, 07:58 AM
Pics?...............

vsbabolat
02-06-2012, 09:59 AM
Pics?...............

Since you asked so nicely there is a whole thread in the Classic section dedicated to the Twin Tec.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=360074&highlight=twintec+pro
Managed to find another Fischer Twin-Tec racquet, this time the purple Fischer Twin Tec Pro:

http://i.imgur.com/ZqjKb.jpg

And together with it's family:

http://i.imgur.com/v1yIl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/8BW8X.jpg

Anyone know of other versions of the classic Fischer Twin Tec?