The Fischer Faction!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Djokovicfan4life, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. NicoMK

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    Fischer number… err… 15?

    Hi all,

    It's been a while since I have written a few lines here but it's always a pleasure to bump this thread on top.

    Today I added Fischer number 14 or 15 -- can't remember exactly, I have to count -- to my Fischer collection.

    A good mate of mine sent me a BRAND NEW Fischer Vacuum Pro 98 strung with natural gut. It's the 95-96 version if I trust its paint job.

    As always it's a beauty. Perfectly balanced, weight is 358 grammes strung. Grip 4.

    And I had it for free, so thank you Manu if you read those lines!!

    I'm not sure I'm gonna hit some balls with it, I wouldn't want to scratch it or something. But I'm sure it plays as sweet as you can imagine!

    I've uploaded some pics below -- but taken in dark conditions, sorry.

    A beauty really!

    Cheers all and keep bumping this nice thread on top!

    NicoMK

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  2. Chotobaka

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    That is a beauty. Congratulations!
     
  3. Kevin T

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    That is a beauty! Years ago, I bought a Vac Pro 95...very rare and Euro only. Got it from a TW board member in '03 or '04. Better than the 90 or 98 but could never find another...orange and black beauty.
     
  4. tapatio

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    Played again with my pro classic 98 sticks today, best stick ever!
    I don't know what I was thinking when I put them on sale earlier this week, anyway, they are off the market and will keep them with me.
     
  5. Rezmund13

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    Just sold my two Vacuum Pro Classics (Fischer Austria models) and bought three Vaccum Pro 90 Mid Sizes (1 x new and 2 x like new). Got some Vacuum Pro and Comfort strings, along with Fischer grips/dampeners to set them up!
     
  6. pzed1702

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    4 1/2 (#2) Pallets??

    Hi All,

    Great thread! Wondering if anyone out there has any 4 1/4 (#2) Fischer/Pacific pallets with the incorporated buttcap & screws for a much loved M Pro #1 98? Haven't had ANY luck contacting Pacific directly, of course. Would really appreciate some help or a point in the right direction. Cheers!
     
  7. pzed1702

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    Sorry, 4 1/4 not 4 1/2!

    Sorry can't find the edit post function.
     
  8. Samurai Backhand

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    Found this thread but I have been using Vacuum Pro mid since 1992.
    Cheers.
     
  9. Don't Let It Bounce

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    Hey, that's news to me. I have a Pro Number One (red & silver) that I really like, but at RA ~65 it is a little rough on my arm. My understanding has always been that the one after it (red/white/black) was the same, or close to it, but the one after that (red/black) was when they dropped the ceramics (even though the frame's graphics still read "SiC") and went flexible. Since all the versions since have been flexible, I've always assumed that the all versions that came before my red/silver were stiff.

    Do you have an estimated RA rating for your VT Pro 98?

    Anyone know about the stiffness of the other early ceramic tapered beam Pro frames, like the Vacuum Pro 98?
     
  10. Backhanded Compliment

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    So how do we describe the "Fischer Feel"? Soft reel but crisp response?

    Perhaps muted on impact but feedback during dwell time and on release?
     
  11. Wanchope

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    BX2 x fast pro

    Hi, I've seen the new BX2 x fast pro available in some european websites. It seems they have increased its weight in 10 grams compared to the previous version (310 grams unstrung), but I find contradictory info about the lenght (68,5 or 69,5?) and the string pattern (16x19 or 16x20).

    Does anyone know the true specs and if the racket comes with zero tolerance technology? Has anyone tried it?
     
  12. Don't Let It Bounce

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    McLovin, I went a-lookin' through the Wayback Machine for an answer to my own question. Is this the VT Pro 98 you hit with? It has an RA of 64, versus the X-Force Pro's 60. I'd be interested in knowing either that there was another "VT Pro 98" with a lower flex out there or that Fischer made an RA 64 frame that felt more flexible than an RA 60 one.
     
  13. McLovin

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    Can't explain it, except maybe the Basalt makes it feel stiffer than it is? Or maybe when Fischer manufactured them, their materials made it feel more flexible than it really was? Or maybe it is where it actually flexes.

    My first thought when I hit w/ the BX2 version was that it was a bit stiffer than the 'BX1' version, but TW's page actually has the BX2 X Force Pro coming in at 59. Go figure.

    Or, maybe I'm just terrible at determining 'feel'...
     
  14. Backhanded Compliment

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    or the BX1's are simply a tad more used than a brand new BX2. I foundthat when I got my second BX1 the newer frame seemed stiffer. In fact I just put on new grommet set on my main stick today and that made it feel stiffer for the first set. All I know is that the "fischer feel" helps me feel the flex and dwell time of the stick and doesnt feel harsh. BTW that first set today was perhaps my most perfect set of tennis ever. I made one unforced error and won it 6-1. I didnt make my second unforced error until the 3rd game of the second set. Im now contemplating replacing grommets more often ;) ...it is not the player or the racquet... it is the grommets! (if only it were that easy)
     
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  15. Alex78

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    After seeing pictures of this cyan beauty here, I had to get one, just for seeing it in the flesh.
    Not planning on keeping it, though, but really nice indeed :)

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  16. NicoMK

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    Great find Alex!

    Seems to be a Pro Classic 90 ancestor.

    More pics maybe?
     
  17. Alex78

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    Sure :)

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    And it has seen some court time:

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  18. Alex78

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    She's elliptic...

    This one in today, lucky internet find.
    But they don't make 'em like this anymore...

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  19. Backhanded Compliment

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    Nice... I like the Nicole Durr designs they have that hyper late 80's flair but later on.

    Looks like she move onto stage design: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK1kQNothtE but is back doing jewlry, handbags etc.... Mostly stuff for the ladies.

    Until theRF 97 andnewblade came along I thought Wilson had lost their mind design wise.

    The new Pacific Fischers have a more racing look. It's nice and serious but nowhere near as cool as the ND Fischers. Best Racquet designs ever were the Donnay Wooden racquets like Borg etc. I think the Angells are nice looking too. Im in the design/architecture world so I do care a lot about the looks of things... Fischers were so euro cool
     
  20. Alex78

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    Thanks; I also like the ND designs a lot. And that's why I was very excited to find this racket NOS ;) Although when I was a kid, I couldn't care less about Fischer tennis rackets, as I was all Head and Prince back then...
     
  21. boinz

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    thats nice :) i got a pair in the 14x19 string pattern.
     
  22. Alex78

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    How do they play? :)
     
  23. Alex78

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    And these things just keep popping up out of nowhere...

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  24. sma1001

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    Where do you source all these from?
     
  25. Alex78

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    Just lucky finds on the i'net ;)
    Edit: And living in Germany helps - lots of Fischers sold here over the years...
     
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  26. brittboy23

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    The Holy Grail

    Yep that is the sweetest frame I have ever hit with. Have finally sourced another one!!
     
  27. CopolyX

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    On these racquets
    Fischer Smash Ti
    Fischer Strike Ti

    Are they any good?
    What are they worth?
     
  28. boinz

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    soft, the frame itself is a flexy, with the open string pattern it feels softer than the 16x20. could be good for poly strings (i have mine with multis)
     
  29. ModusOperandi

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    Wanna be a member, too! Some 15 years ago, I've been playing the Revolution Pro 98 +2,5 for quite some time. And still, every now and then I like to take them out on the court and let them have a good beating. But they are too precious to serve as my regular sticks. They both are in almost pristine condition, only a few minor scratches on the bumper. Great rackets, I really love them.

    I also own a Superform Speedmaster, that I bought at a flea market for a single euro. Not in the best of conditions, but for that price… Though, I have yet to play it.

    Pictures to follow.
     
  30. Dima1986

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    Hello,i use Fischer Pro Extreme 295g,string with Luxilon Savage Black,very beautiful raquet :)
     
  31. Don't Let It Bounce

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    Nice! And welcome to TT, Dima!
     
  32. Mig1NC

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    Guys, quick semi-related question. Does anybody know if the old Fischer employees, including racquet designers, still work for Pacific?
     
  33. Backhanded Compliment

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    Good question and pacific is bringing back 2 classic frames real soon. Very curious about the one Stich helped design.

    BTW add me (see sig)
     

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