View Full Version : How was Kafelnikov 's fischer set up?

09-26-2006, 12:30 PM
I used to play with the Fischer Vacuum Pro 98 (reddish burgundy color) from about 1997. I think this was Kafelnikov's frame at one point.

Anyone know exactly what he used? How was it set up? weight? balance? string? etc.

Thanks... id like to give the frames one more try before moving on to an easier playing frame as im not playing 5x a week the way i used to.

09-26-2006, 02:05 PM
as far as i know, he used the (real) vacuum pro 98 until he retired. dont know his setup other than to say that the rec tension of this frame was 54-56lbs. and it didnt play well outside of this narrow range. he had the butt cap humungously built up like a hockey stick from his early days as a hockey player

09-27-2006, 05:40 AM
his strings were babolat powergy 1.30

09-28-2006, 04:57 AM
are we talking about the Vacuum pro with a variable width beam?

This frame is different from the intial contant width narrow beam Fischer VT that was blueish-purple in color. right?

09-28-2006, 05:55 AM
The VTPro98 does have a variable beam identical to the Pro1 and it was also Bluish Purple for a time. It is an entirely diff frame than the VTPro90 which is the Stich frame (and others)

09-29-2006, 05:34 AM
Correct: he used a VT98 Pro which had the 25-23-21 mm 'power feel' tapered beam

09-29-2006, 06:05 AM
anyone know how the his Fischer was weighted and balanced?

How much does this racket vary from the current Fischer?

09-30-2006, 09:31 AM
I found this image on this board many years ago.

Racquet Fischer Pro Number One.
String Babolat VS Team power 1.27 mm. Gauge
Tension 27kg
Grips size 3

Specs stock custom

weight 335g 368g
balance 32cm 31.7cm
swing weight 306 336
flex frame 60 60
power 24-C 29-C
control 76-A 71-A
maneuverability 83-A 64-A


8 grams total on the sides of the hoop.
11 grams in the throat.
6 grams of silicone inside the handle.
8 grams for the overgrip.