Pacific Racquets

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  1. PKfan1

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    How come there isn't much love for the Pacific sticks on TT?

    I am very interested in the X feel pro 90 and 95. Can anyone comment on how they compare to other racquets on the market. I currently have in my bag Ig prestige mid, PK redondo mid, and a Pure storm LTD, and I love them all, would the pacifics be a good fit for me?
     
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  2. treblings

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    the vacuum 90 would fit very well:) out of the three mentioned, which is your favourite?
     
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    Yes. It comes in both the 16x20 and 18x20. The entire X-Force line are superb racquets and worthy successors to the Fischer Pro No 1.
     
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    I'm going to have to seriously consider acquiring one. I would say from a feel standpoint the redondo, but I love them all for different reasons. Although if I swapped the pallets on the prestige to the wilson shape that might be my fav. Can you compare the vacuum 90 to any of the frames?
     
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    You haven't read the forums enough. There's plenty of love for Pacific here. I liked the X-Force Pro a lot when I demoed it. The PK Ki 5 edged it out for me, but I thought the X-Force Pro was a great racquet and worth a demo. I imagine their other products are probably very good, as well.
     
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  8. MikeHitsHard93

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    I just purchased a Pacific XForce. Should come via UPS on wednesday :D
     
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  9. anirut

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    PKfan1,

    Just get the X-Feel 90. Great feel, great precision. It does not have as much power as the Redondo, though. Just make sure you string it right, and this will take "some" experiments.

    I had some trouble finding the right string set up and I'm getting closer now. One thing that bugged me a lot was the "smaller" butt of the Pacific. I couldn't lock the butt end well especially during serves and half of my mind was at the fear of the stick slipping out of my hand (I play just the leather). Now I've just half-way solved the problem by increasing the butt end, making it flare more like that of PK (in fact, quite a bit more). The reason I say I'm half-way solving the problem is because I have yet to test play it and see how it goes as it added 3.1 grams to the racket rear-end. Will figure out some ways to cut some weight.

    I got the idea from pictures of Gasquet's racket which I took at the Thailand Open. His racket butt is very, very much much flared. Here are the pics:

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    So, just get the XFPV90 (X-Feel Pro Vacuum 90). It's a joy to play with. It's not that I parted ways with my Redondo, but I love 'em all and have 'em all in my bag.
     
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  10. treblings

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    to be honest, i haven´t played with the pacific vacuum 90 so far. would love to get my hands on one.
    i have played with the fischer vacuum 90 just last year, and the feel of the racquet is enormous. sweetspot is about the size of a dollar coin. i heard it´s very string sensitive, but didn´t have the chance to experiment.
    compared to my prestige mids it seems more demanding to play, which might be just to demanding for me:)
     
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    anirut,Now I've just half-way solved the problem by increasing the butt end,
    but,as it has done?????
     
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  13. anirut

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    Sorry, I don't get what you mean ...

    At least what I meant was:
    1) I've increased my racket butt-end -- that's the first half of solving the problem.
    2) I have not test-play the racket yet -- that's the second half of solving the problem, which may require better solution to that.

    Sorry, PKfan, for taking things a bit off topic.
     
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  14. Mike Bulgakov

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    Kafelnikov did the same thing with his Fischer VT Pro 98.
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  15. morten

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    what gripshape does this racket have? Like old Fischers(hope not)
     
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  16. anirut

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    It's now like Wilson, or at least somewhere between Wilson and Dunlop.
     
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    ok, thanks, i am curious about this 90 as i love small rackets. strange how they added the leathergrip and made it more headheavy... annoying. I want more headlight. Can one open the buttcap on this racket? (to put weight in there) What are the main differences compared to Fischer vacuum 90?
     
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    Normally I like 10+ pts HL sticks too and I've modded the XFPV90 to that sort of spec and things didn't work out. The racket became way-too-fast and lacking omph and stability at impact. Then I added lead to the hoop to counter that problem and things worked out.

    But ... the stick then became way heavy to play comfortably. I don't remember the figures though. I had to quit the idea

    Then I worked on the string set up instead and found that the stock balance is sorta "just right". Keep the tension on the lower end, or even lower into the mid-to-high 40's. Just add an over grip and that should be it. (I play with leather only, though.) I know one coach who uses this stick and he's got his strung at 45.

    In fact what I have done to the flare out the racket butt, plus 2 grams lead at 6.25" from butt end, weight in to about that of an overgrip (5 grams). From just dry-swinging the racket it feels sorta right, comparing it to my beloved Dunlop revelation Tour 90. The balance is now about 8-9 pts HL and weights in at 350.6 grams.

    Can't wait to play-test my mod tomorrow ... if it doesn't rain here in Krung Thep (Bangkok).
     
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  19. McLovin

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    Just to let you know...the X Feel Pro 95 is effectively the Fischer M Comp 95 'Black Granite' frame that never made it to the states. I used the M Comp 95 for 3+ years and loved the frame, but be warned that it has minimal power. The Pacific version is slightly stiffer, a has a bit more pop, but still retains that 'Fischer feel'.

    The same can be said for the X Force Pro. I hit with the M Pro No. 1 for ~ 2 months before I switched to the X Force Pro, and am 100% 'all in' on this frame. Slightly stiffer than the M Pro No. 1, yet still feels like a Fischer.

    I can only guess that the same can be said for the X Feel Pro 90, however, to answer your question:
    I'm fairly confident the answer to that is 'no'. Looking at the image of the handle:
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    it appears that the X Feel Pro 90 has the Fisher palette system, which is effectively a 2-piece palette running the length of the handle held together by two plastic screws. Do a search here on the Fischer palettes. I know someone posted detailed images of replacing/modifying the grip a few months back.
     
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  20. pelusi

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    Sorry,but how you increased your racket butt???????
    thanks
     
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  21. januslow

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    Had a thorough hit with X Force Pro for almost 4 hours yesterday and I was really impressed. Out of the rackets I have hit for the past one year, namely Vantage BC20,30, Volkl PB mid, Donnay P1, Redondo mp, Q tour, Yonex 89T and BB London, X force Pro seems to possess many of the attributes that make the above rackets great and yet does not seem to have any area that is of a significant weakness to me that make me drop those rackets.

    In short, what X Force Pro has:
    Forgiveness- checked. (Reason why I abandoned PB mid and Yonex 89T)

    Controllable power- Checked. (Reason why I abandoned BC20 and 30)

    Maneuverability- Checked. (Reason why I abandoned Donnay Pro one and Redondo)

    Great Stability- Checked. (Reason why I abandoned BB London. Though it is considered very stable for its mass, I really appreciate more plow through and I couldn't sort it out with added lead.)

    Good plow through and yet does not overstrain my shoulder- Checked. (Reason why I abandoned Qtour and PB Mid)

    Arm friendliness- Checked. (As soft or even softer than many of the rackets above)

    The only complaint I have is the original grip shape is a bit too rectangular to my liking, (pretty similar to head radical, BB london). After putting 2 layers of athletic tape on the top and bottom side of the pallet, problem solved!

    If you notice the L2 grip size XFP is currently out of stock at TW, that is because I just ordered the last one yesterday night after my hitting session! :)
     
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  22. anirut

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    I came up with various ideas and decided on using used leather grip, cutting them to the shape of each bevel and using two-sided tape to stick the pieces to the butt.
     
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