The Fischer Faction!

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  1. Djokovicfan4life

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    We are the proud users of Fischer racquets! Post here if you are a believer in the greatness that is a Fischer racquet.

    Members should specify which racquet and string they are currently using.

    Right now I'm using an M pro no. 1 SL strung with a full Babolat VS string job at 60 lbs.

    Come out wherever you are, Fischer owners! I know there are a few of you lurking here somewhere!
     
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  2. astra

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    As currently using Fischer Mspeed Pro No. 1 SL, I apply for membership in this club. My racquets are stung with Gosen OG Micro Super 16 at 24/24 kg
    (53/53 lbs).
     
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  3. Ross K

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    Like the name!... yes, a little bit of alliteration for all of us.... Not quite as memorable or witty as 'Long Live The Radicals!' Or, my all time fave, TFight Club. Or indeed, er, 'Rilf Club.' But at least it's not a lame, too generalized title like 'Head Club' or whatever, or a rip off name (like 'The Dunlop Alliance' for example?...lol!)

    BTW, I'm in testing mode again and am actually going to have a hit this afternoon with an old Fischer Vac Pro today (a hefty 13 oz beast!)... who knows, I may even be asking to join your ranks!

    "May the Fischer Faction and all its friends flourish and defeat all foes forthwith!"
     
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  4. fuhzball

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    Fischer m speed 98 w/ gosen micro 18 @ 51 lbs. Just switched from poly / vs hybrid and love it.....
     
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  5. Djokovicfan4life

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    Members list:

    1. Djokovicfan4life: Founder of the Fischer Faction
    2. astra: A man of few words
    3. Ross K: Likes the name that I stole from another thread
    4. fuhzball: Left his VS/poly hybrid for Gosen micro 18
    5. NickB: Keeps going back to his pro no. 1's
    6. Craig Sheppard: Long-time Fischer user
    7. ndtennis: Fischer fanboy
    8. cpmoran: Another fellow M pro SL user
    9. Leads up is Fischers
    10. Crazyups: Says his racquet is over 12 pounds!
    11. vsdtrek: 7 months and counting with his beloved Fischers
    12: Racquet Junkie: Prefers a poly/syn. gut hybrid
    13. nickynu: Wants a review of the Fischer vacuum pro
    14. Daveyboy: Loves everything in the Fischer lineup
    15. Austro: Wants a new M pro but can't find the right grip
    16. 007: Thinks he's James Bond
    17. Latinking: Fischer all the way!
    18. Downey Stringing Master: Likes the old vacuum 90's
    19. jorel: Likes to bomb serves with his Fischer's
    20. packer fan: Another M pro user
    21. jasonchu: Mcomp95 babee
    22. Slaz: Uses my favorite racquet
     
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  6. Ross K

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    Yeah?! What was the other thread/club you stole the name 'Fischer Faction' from?
     
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  7. nickb

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    Count me in...ive gone back to my Pro No1's yet again!

    Nick
     
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  8. Automatix

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    Nick you've done it again! Can't say I blame you but how long was the romance with the nPro Open? :)
     
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  9. nickb

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    Just under a week :oops:

    Nick
     
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  10. Craig Sheppard

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    Have been using Fischers pretty consitently for about 5 years now... Magnetic Tour SL 100's now, rotate three of them w/ PSGD 17 @ 55 lbs. In the past I've used the Pro No. 1 and Pro Extreme FT.
     
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  11. Automatix

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    You playboy! :)

    Okey now seriously... that only means (my guess) that the Fischer are THE racquets for you. That's good because it's always good to have something to return to which won't cause suprises... you can't demo, test, temporarly switch to other frames knowing that you can always return to the ye trusty Fischers :)
     
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  12. nickb

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    Lol...I really should just stick with them now...its just sooo hard :)

    Nick
     
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  13. Sleepstream

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    Yours are the 320 gram red/black Fischers, right?
     
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  14. nickb

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    Yeah...98 headsize.

    Nick
     
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  15. Sleepstream

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    Did you ever try the 330g Pro No 1s?
     
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  16. nickb

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    Yeah but not for long...really liked them. Just prefer a lighter racket..

    Nick
     
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  17. 1012007

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    Nick do you lead up your fishers?
     
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  18. Sleepstream

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    Understand perfectly
     
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  19. nickb

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    I have 4 grams at 10 and 2.

    Nick
     
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  20. 1012007

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    On all of them?

    I thought you would of had way more than that.
     
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  21. nickb

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    Yeah all of them..

    Nick
     
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  22. ndtennis

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    yay for fischer lol. i use a mpro 98 ul
     
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  23. Djokovicfan4life

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  24. cpmoran

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    m pro #1 sl No Tol. vs mains @58 and X-1 Biphase cross @58. I like this combo, but the x-1 17g broke before the vs.. What should I try in the crosses next with smilar feel, that can last as long as the mains?
     
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  25. Djokovicfan4life

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    Don't really know anything about hybrid setups, but I use an all VS string job with amazing results! :)
     
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  26. nickb

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    You put on the members list I use the M Pro....I use the Red/Black Pro No1's from the kafelnikov era :)

    Nick
     
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  27. bagung

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    try klip excellerator....
    found it better than the x-1 and more durable....
     
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  28. bagung

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    i have try legend 17g/iso pro at 54/58lbs on the m pro 1 no tol, and didn't like the way it plays... latter i put 3g of lead at 2 and 10, and find it better...
    however, did anyone try the gosen sheep micro 17 or 18g on the m pro..? and how is it..? at what tensions..?
    thanks..
     
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  29. crazyups

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    I'm down. Mpro #1 sl at 12.1 pounds, sppp @ 55 but about to try weisscannon scorpion @ 54 for more sting.
     
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  30. Ross K

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    "Wooooooooooow!"

    I'm wondering to myself this morning if the Fischer brand is one of the best kept secrets in tennis rackets. I say this because my initial impressions were VERY positive...

    Now, I don't want to go completely OTT about it too quickly as I've only had the one hit (with another hastily arranged for today.) As I say though, I was kind of bowled over by just how great it played... smooth power... feel... control... topspin... a sniper-like deep ball... and, while not the easiest to swing, felt easier than my PSC 6.1... so, you'll pardon me if I exclaim rather loudly and some might ironically opine in a completely OT manner : "Wooooooooow!" Actually, about the only area I struggled a bit with it was in the serve dept, where I couldn't quite adjust to the balance and weight and unique characteristics of this rather individual frame. Let's see how it goes today then...

    BTW, if I'm so impressed with my old Vacuum Pro 98, what's the rest of them like!?
     
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  31. Djokovicfan4life

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    10 members already! :)
     
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  32. Djokovicfan4life

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    WTF, Nick, you're a member of the Babolat Alliance also?

    You must choose, young Padowan!
     
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  33. nickb

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    No im not...I was prob joking or it was a long time ago!

    Nick
     
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  34. vsdtrek

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    7 months and counting with the lovely Pro Number One 2004 version (4 of them). I haven't owned any frame this long during the past 5 years. Right now, my frames have various string jobs in them. Three have different brands of poly and one has Wilson K-gut. Right now, I am liking the gut but I kind of think any of them work good. To me, being able to use different strings is the sign of a great frame.
     
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  35. crazyups

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    Correction, 12.1 ounces. I'm strong but not that strong yet!
     
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  36. racquetjunkie

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    M pro 1 (green and red), 360+ g, poly mains, syn gut crosses work well for me.
     
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  37. Alexio92

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    Can anyone get me a pic of someone using a real no tolerance version of the m pro 98?
     
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  38. Ross K

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    But over the years we have all been members of many different clubs and had loyalties pledged elsewhere? Look inside yourself Djokovicfan4life, for you doth know this to be true... and besides, if you were one of the first 100 members of the Babolat Alliance, according to The Sacred Texts of Bab, eternal glory and unlimited tennis rackets, beer, and the complete freedom to move from club to club was guaranteed!... LMAO!... :)

    Seriously now. I had a second hit earlier today with my newly acquired Fischer Vacuum Pro... Oh look!... where's my old signature gone from below?... :wink:

    THESE FRAMES ARE INCREDIBLE!
     
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  39. nickynu

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    Do ya know what I think a full review is in order .... please.

    As yor myself I have 6 X 330g Pro No1 Grip2 s Black/Red from Kafelnikov time and have used the Black/white/red and the Silver/Red before that and whatever else I have had flirtations with inbetween has left me empty and unsatisfied, the only good loving that I will always come back to is Fischer.

    The old pro number 1s are just baseline scalpels inflicting heavy cuts on all who are foolish enough to even think about standing up to them
     
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  40. vsdtrek

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    I think you are right. I play doubles primarily now and use the 320 g version. It is pretty good for doubles but I keep thinking I wish I would have also had these a few years ago when I was more singles. You can just batter away on the ball with this frame.
     
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  41. Ross K

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    Not a full length review but a brief overview...


    Frame: Fischer Vacuum Pro 98 (with Pro. No. 1 paint job)... it's heavilly customized (for a very high level of play)... W: 367g (or just a fraction below 13 oz)... about 7 - 9 pts head light... unknown SW... 16x20 string pattern... tapered beam... Basically, it's altogether a bit of a mystery frame.

    Groundies: Simply the best frame I've ever used from off the ground... like a Ferrarri or a high performance racing car, you can feel this thing smoothly accelerate through the gears!... absolutely wooooonderful power (the word 'sniper' comes to mind)... there's a great length to be found, ably assisted by a phenomenal topspin, AND the ball (the 'heavy ball') stays in!?... Yes, this is a hefty bat, but OMG, on the fh, a few more words spring to mind... 'lethal' and 'primed'... What can I add? It feels pretty stiff and heavy when you play your first shots, but quickly (and I know this sounds like a contradiction but it's true) the frame also starts to feel very lush and alive, and it unleashes to devastating effect!... poetry in motion!

    Serve: The second time I played with it there was an improvement. There's no denying the frame swings too heavy for my liking. However, yesterday, with some work it must be said (due to the heft and unusual balance, this isn't easy to get the hang of straight away), my results were pretty good if not out and out fantastic. Basically, I found it could do everything - flat bombers, kickers, slice serve - and do them with v/good power. Whether or not I can consistently utilize what's on offer though is another matter because I do need to familiarize myself with it better and routinely get the most from its abundant power.

    Maneuverability: As I said, it doesn't swing light enough for me, and I'd worry about a higher level player taking full advantage here, but I'd say it's comparable to my PSC 6.1 in terms of how it is to move about. So, in truth, it's a bit cumbersome for me (I also found my PSC to the same)... but... it's just so red hot off the ground I think I can put up with this for a while! :cool:

    Net play, volleys, up in the air stuff, etc: Wouldn't have a clue on account of avoiding any of that stuff like the plague! :)... Okay. Not entirely true!... pretty good on the few droppers I tried... and... er... Yeeees! That's just about it for now with the net play, volleys, etc! (What can I say? I'm more a b-line basher - though I would like to develop... and this frame is just xxx from around the b-line!)


    So there we have it. I might have only played with it twice (and for not very long either), but I enjoyed it so much on those occasions - and my results were genuinely highly impressive - I can't see me putting it down now for a while (I guess that means retiring my PSC 6.1 as well). Anyway, until a Fischer frame I prefer takes its place (yep, I intend to go on a full on, Fischer 'journey of exploration'!... WTF?!), I think I'll be wielding this unique rod for quite a while.

    BTW, nickynu, the Kelefnikov 330 Pro No. 1 is top of my 'must try' list.

    BTW2, Would you or others possibly please list your, say, top 3 Fischers and with a few reasons why...

    Cheers

    Ross
     
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  42. daveyboy

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    Count me in, from the Vacuum Pro 90's, to the Pro Classic 98's and the Vacuum Lite 98 (Precursor to the Pro 1) to the Magnetic Tour Lights I hit now, I love the whole line.
     
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  43. markwillplay

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    I would like to ask a couple of fischer questions here if I may. I once owned 2 mag tours (100 sl). I bought them because I liked the specs. Strange enough, they really seemed to tweak my arm. They were also not nearly as stable at net as I thought they would be and they seemed to have a pretty small sweetspot for a 100 inch head. Actually, my very small 200G was less jarring and seemed to have just as big a sweetspot. I had read that they could be pushed around a bit but decided to take a chance and that was the case. I have gone back to my POG OS's. My question is about the other models. I am not apposed to a 95 inch head or 98 for sure. It seems that the Fischer flex and weight should provide a very plush feel and I wonder if maybe I tried the wrong model. I just would think that these frames would be great for the elbow and for all court game. Do you have any comparisons to make with the mag tour 100 sl? I have not played with the m pro 98 sl but it does look inviting.
     
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  44. austro

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    I am in:

    2 x M Pro 1 with 23kg Alu crosses and 25kg Babolat gut on mains. On the second frame I have recently gone one 1kg up.

    I have 3 or 4 broken ones too. They do break easily! (when you trow them...)

    I also bought the yellow Comp but didn't like it. I guess my level of play isn't up for it.

    Am in the market for the new version of the M Pro 1 but TW is out of my grip size.
     
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  45. Djokovicfan4life

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    15 members now! Markwillplay, do you want in or not?
     
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  46. 007

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    a 1998 VT98 Pro 330g is still my all-time fave stick despite having 'temporarily' owned at least 25 frames since then - the only one I still have is the VT98.
    It's my benchmark frame against which all others are compared to. I own other frames that I like almost as much: TF335 16x20, Volkl C7 Pro, RDS002 Tour, RD TI 80, X1.....but the VT98 Pro trumps them all. It is THE SAME frame as the Red/Silver Kafelnikov Pro #1 FYI
     
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  47. Ross K

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    2 Q's for 007:

    You're saying the VT98 Pro is exactly the same as the Pro No. 1 (red/black Kafelnikov 330g frame)? If so, why the different name?

    You ever hit with the Fischer Vacuum Pro 98 (the frame I've written about above.) If so, where does it fit into Fischer lineage? And how did you rate it compared to others?

    Cheers

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  48. haerdalis

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    Has anyone tried the new m pro 105 racquet? I really want to try it but I havent seen it here and would like to know more before I buy.
     
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  49. ndtennis

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    I can't say I have played a lot with the 100sl so I cant really compare the two, but I can tell you from my experiences with the 98 it is a good all around racket. It is a great serve and groundstrokes, volleys are not to bad either. Similar they are powerful rackets. I seem to forget how powerful 100 was in comparison to 98. And I have been hitting with it for all most 2 years now and I have had no trouble with my elbow. and that is playing almost everyday.
    hoped it helped
     
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  50. nickb

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    Ross:

    Me and "nickynu" hit all the time...its him that got me into Fischer frames in the first place!

    If you want an opinion on baseline fischers nickynu is the man to ask...he's a full time baseliner who plays a very "offensive" style hitting winners from all over place :)

    Sorry im not telling the truth...he did come to net once on sunday ;)

    Nick (sorry to reveal your true identity):

    Any news on those L5 pallets?


    Nick :cool:
     
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