Can you tell me more about this kneissl ?

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
Always always absolutely loved the look of this one.never in my life have I ever seen one on court , or ever seen one in person nor do I know of anyone but some of you here?
Where in the world was this even sold ? What years was it available?
It’s gotta hit just terrible because it looks way too good to be a nice hitter :)
At least in my experience about 90% if not more when a racket looks AMAZING, I can’t hit a dam thing with it. But if it looks awful or even kinda embarrassing I’m sure to never lose a point while playing with it .
if Anyone has any experience holding it , playing with it , or even seeing it out in the wild , I’d love to hear from you ? Also did any pros ever use this ?
 

retrowagen

Hall of Fame
I believe that, along with the Red Star, was among (mismanaged) Kneissl’s last gasp efforts in tennis. The mold was the same as the Tom’s Machine (lime green/black), if I am not mistaken.
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
Aww yes it looks super similar to that green toms . I think I remember mr valek, saying it was ok . But he liked the red star ( red and black ) model more .. I actually saw one on the bay while back , exact same as the pic I provided but..... it had Tomas Muster signature series painted on it . Would of loved to have known the difference between the 2 but probably never wil . Had no idea Tomas muster EVER used a white star ? In my head I was thinking the RA -66 ? On the retail white star ... but if Tommy used one I’d imagine it must of been much softer ???
 

michael valek

Professional
6 of the reds for sale on the forum for strings. Best kneissls of the last 20 years. Play something in between an h19 and an h22. Platform stick ready to be modded.
 

galain

Hall of Fame
Aww yes it looks super similar to that green toms . I think I remember mr valek, saying it was ok . But he liked the red star ( red and black ) model more .. I actually saw one on the bay while back , exact same as the pic I provided but..... it had Tomas Muster signature series painted on it . Would of loved to have known the difference between the 2 but probably never wil . Had no idea Tomas muster EVER used a white star ? In my head I was thinking the RA -66 ? On the retail white star ... but if Tommy used one I’d imagine it must of been much softer ???
I read somewhere on the boards here that Muster's actual frame was a custom layup considerably stiffer than the regular PT630. I have no idea how the person who wrote that came by that info though and it's the only time I've heard this.

For those in the know, there was a company called Sportastic some years back - supposedly Kneissl frames with a different cosmetic (and such an unfortunate name!). Do you know if these were the same frames as the last run from Kneissl or were they some earlier models?
 

michael valek

Professional
same frames just different crappy paint. I had some, they were the same. I think they are sold out now, but on their website they might have a few left.
 
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