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Old 06-06-2013, 08:54 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by retrowagen View Post
Not weird at all - all of the Austrian-made Fischer frames (and Austrian-made Kneissl frames of the same era, too) were molded in this fashion, with different molds for each grip size frame - not foamed or plastic pallets on hairpins (as is now ubiquitously done).

And yes, this is one design aspect that gives them that special ball feel.
Very interesting. I will check if my Elliptics feature graphite handles, as they were all designed in Austria and are shown earlier in this thread. From a cost standpoint, this would be quite expensive as you rightly point out: different molds for each grip size!!!
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