Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by proracketeer, Jan 29, 2010.
Interesting frame... Circa 1989, if I remember correctly... Last of the "egg-head" Kneissl and last of the Kufsteiner Kneissl tennis equipment.
Nice looking frame.
Thanks for posting. I was a Kneissl fan and never even knew about an Aeramic series. (Clever name, IMO.) Kneissl knew how to make a frame look good, for sure; I wish they were still in the tennis business.
Interesting that while white came to signify ceramics in racquet marketing during the 80's ceramic phase, Kneissl went the opposite way–since their best-known racquets had always been white.
I have an Aeramic that is white but the one above is most definitely prettier
They're about to relaunch their racquet line, according to the Kneissl rep here in New Zealand. However it won't be quite the same, as they'll be made in China.
Really again? They just shut down the tennis business not long ago.
Well, I'm afraid that's nothing new; they started with offshore manufacturing commencing with the "Spark 25" and "Spark 35" models of 1986, and by around 1989) IIRC, completely killed racquet making in Kufstein, Tirol, Austria.
The Kneissl rep here in New Zealand actually wanted me to handle the marketing of racquets. He'd imported a few discontinued models, like the Black Star and Red Star. He was trying to get the Kneissl name known here in NZ, as he is principally involved in selling skis. His 12 year old is world class in his age group and his 10 year old isn't far behind.
I was interested at first, but since the name is unknown here and selling racquets in any case is an uphill battle, I reluctantly told him it was a no go.
Anyway, what he said was that there were plans afoot to make a big launch.
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