Atomic AF Graphite

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by Dino Lagaffe, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Dino Lagaffe

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    I got an Atomic AF Graphite in the mail today. I'll add specs and pictures later. It says "20% carbon fibres" and "Made in Belgium" on one side. About the Belgium part, was it made by Snauwaert?

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    Dino
     
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  2. dje31

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    Is that the same Atomic that makes snow skis? Snauwaert would make sense, though I thought in present day, Atomic is now owned by the same folks who own Wilson.
     
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  3. Dino Lagaffe

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    Yes, same company I assume. A list of ski/racquet companies I know of (Some of them may now be separate companies):

    Völkl
    Rossignol
    Head
    Fischer
    K2

    Kneissl
    Hexcel

    Any others?
     
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  4. Roy Hobbs

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    Another is Kneissl.
     
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  5. Dino Lagaffe

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    Yes, of course. Thanks.
     
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  6. retrowagen

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    Hexcel made a very small attempt to make a composite tennis racquet, after some success from their skis.
     
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  7. Dino Lagaffe

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    http://www.hexcel.com/Markets/Recreation/Summer+Sports/

    When I woke up this morning I didn't know I would learn this during the course of the day, thanks to TW... :)
     
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  8. Dino Lagaffe

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    Did Elan ever make racquets?
     
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  9. mad dog1

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    i don't recall elan ever making racquets.
     
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  10. Dino Lagaffe

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    It's funny that Hexcel provides the composite materials for Atomic skis. This thread has gone full circle...
     
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  11. Dino Lagaffe

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    Me neither, but I figured they could have.
     
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