I got Snauwaerts all over my house.

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  1. Rorsach

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    Just picked up some Snauwaert deadstock:

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    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:

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  2. Bud

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    Holy Crap!!! :twisted:

    It's a beautiful sight!
     
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  3. Bud

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    Specs and baggyless pics! :)
     
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    Crickey!!!
     
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  5. blackfrido

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    I'd buy same of them!
    do you have the specs?
     
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  6. Rorsach

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    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.
     
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  7. christo

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    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.
     
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    Well done!!!

    That's the way to do it:):):)
     
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  9. matchmaker

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    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.
     
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  10. Rorsach

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    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.
     
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  11. Bud

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    What are the headsizes? :twisted:
     
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    I hate you! :evil:


    Joke... beautiful sight! :D
     
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    Just fantastic!!!:)
     
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  14. Rorsach

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    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

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    So does that mean you have like 40 touch keys?
     
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    i believe you must be the goat of all the snauwaert collectors in this forum :)
     
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  17. Rorsach

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    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.

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  18. Rorsach

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    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.

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    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
     
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  20. Rorsach

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    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.

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  21. Bud

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    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'?
     
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  23. Rorsach

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

    So, the only reason for this racquet's unusual design is to arrest errant vibrations?
     
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    Wow! Hugh inventory - You must be ready for a "Fire Sale"?
     
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    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!!!
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    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.
     
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  29. Bud

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

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    Similar to the Donnay?

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  32. Rorsach

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    Oopsie.


    I'm beginning to mix up my Belgian brands.
     
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  33. Bud

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    :eek::eek::eek:

    :lol:
     
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    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!!!!
     
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    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).
     
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  36. Bud

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    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.

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    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...
     
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  38. Bud

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

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    This one is a bit softer than the PC.
     
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    Oi,

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

    I'll start a Donnay thread.
     
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    Does anyone have the string pattern of the Touch-H?
    I realy would like try out this odd but genius wonder. :)
     
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  42. Rorsach

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    16x18, skip 7 and 9 top and bottom, one-piece.
     
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    Thx Rorsach, I'm getting right on it.:p
     
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  44. VaBeachTennis

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    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.
     
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  45. VaBeachTennis

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    :) 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?
     
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    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?
     
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    Dang... I was happy to just get my hands on 2 Graphite Composites this week... we're not worthy!!!
     
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  48. Rorsach

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    Sure, no probs.
     
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    thanks... later this weekend ill drop you a note on the words "Pro Van Tech" subject ;-)
     
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    Just wondered, do you still have Snauwaerts all over your house:)
     
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