Pacific rackets

inke

New User
Anyone has any input on Pacific rackets? Are they alive and doing well?
I purchased a X feel tour a few year ago. Great racket, except at net. I have tried other brands and my arm disagrees with them.

Rgs,
Patrick
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
By the sounds of it, theyre on life support and unlikely to survive the night.

One or two other places still stock a couple of pacifics it seems. Hard to find much on fleabay even.
 

NicoMK

Semi-Pro
Well, they're still available on TW Europe and their website is still on and running -- I've just checked.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
@NicoMK - that's true, but it looks like it's remaining stock almost. There are only 6 models under the frames and again no natural gut in the string lineup.
 

Crocodile

Hall of Fame
The thing is that Pacific haven't released a statement and their website is still up. They should make a statement and they should have the courtesy to reply to emails which they have not ( many times ). When you ask any of the retailers they too say they don't know. Can someone from Pacific or even TW make a definite statement on this? At least if we all know we can move on.
 

NicoMK

Semi-Pro
@NicoMK - that's true, but it looks like it's remaining stock almost. There are only 6 models under the frames and again no natural gut in the string lineup.
Should it be true, it would be sad. They've been selling strings since 1972. Mac and others played with Pacific guts. If buying Fischer tennis wasn't a wise choice in the end, at least they should keep manufacturing strings.

As for the Fischer / Pacific rackets, why they didn't sell more -- both as Fischer and as Pacific -- is something that I will never ever understand. Marketing is the issue but still… Pity.
 

NicoMK

Semi-Pro
I just checked Pacific on TWE, their bags are marked as "NEW" and I have to say that I found them very beautiful, especially to my taste the "lemon" one. Might be tempted to replace my old but trustworthy Fischer. :cool:
 

NicoMK

Semi-Pro
The biggest mistake from Pacific was to produce racquets under the Pacific brand. Somehow they supposed to arrange with Fischer to sell it under original name, then it would be a different story.
Yep. Agree 100%.

And have a strong marketing.

I remember when Fischer had big names like Kafelnikov, Stich or even Wilander for a while. Then they should have communicated a lot more and maybe invest money on some young guys. Babolat did this with Moya in 1998, then Roddick and… young Nadal :whistle:.
 
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michael valek

Professional
Pacific still exists but there is nothing special about their range. All are old frames from previous eras, no new technology. Maybe if Fischer had continued they would continue to innovate but look what babolat did with aero or drive (even if you don’t like them) or Wilson with clash (ditto) and I’d say that even babolats renowned arm issues can be combatted by stringing a bit looser. Anyway I like Pacific but apart from a couple of new bags there’s nothing new and nothing that sets them apart.
 

Jd1boo

New User
Tried the X tour pro 97 has a very unique feel and plushness in the sweet spot. Only Pacific racquet tried but I think that feel in the sweet spot is unique among modern offerings. Not necessarily better but definitely different
 

NicoMK

Semi-Pro
Tried the X tour pro 97 has a very unique feel and plushness in the sweet spot. Only Pacific racquet tried but I think that feel in the sweet spot is unique among modern offerings. Not necessarily better but definitely different
I guess "feeling" is something very special and unique for each and everyone.

As for Fischer / Pacific rackets, I'd definitely say "better" when it comes to "feeling". ;)
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
The biggest mistake from Pacific was to produce racquets under the Pacific brand. Somehow they supposed to arrange with Fischer to sell it under original name, then it would be a different story.
This is the downfall 100 % .
For whatever reason
Pacific doesn’t have the “ ring to it that feeeesha’ does . Simply put .
Plus the racket color schemes they used were quite boring and way way too safe . And the pacific “ rep “ that we met was . Quite underwhelming to say it politely..
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
This is the downfall 100 % .
For whatever reason
Pacific doesn’t have the “ ring to it that feeeesha’ does . Simply put .
Plus the racket color schemes they used were quite boring and way way too safe . And the pacific “ rep “ that we met was . Quite underwhelming to say it politely..
All of which is sad as hell cause volk and Fischer are /were the coolest euro options we had man.....
 

Simplicius

Semi-Pro
Imho, the Fischer and Pacific downfall happents by the lack of sponsoring.
They use to have two-three good players 25 years ago and that was it.
Give Fed or Nadal a Pacific and then the boring colors they turn to super ones!
It's never to late to find some promising young players to sponsor.
The later years all tennis brands are in a back to basics way (eg low flex, low vibrations etc) and in thar area Fischer-Pacific are always the best!
Btw today I receive two NOS XForce Comp.
I was looking for some M-Pro 105 over a year now but it's impossible to find any.
So I go with Pacific. I wish to have that unique feel of Fischer. I will find out it soon...
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
Imho, the Fischer and Pacific downfall happents by the lack of sponsoring.
They use to have two-three good players 25 years ago and that was it.
Give Fed or Nadal a Pacific and then the boring colors they turn to super ones!
It's never to late to find some promising young players to sponsor.
The later years all tennis brands are in a back to basics way (eg low flex, low vibrations etc) and in thar area Fischer-Pacific are always the best!
Btw today I receive two NOS XForce Comp.
I was looking for some M-Pro 105 over a year now but it's impossible to find any.
So I go with Pacific. I wish to have that unique feel of Fischer. I will find out it soon...
Argh! I had 2 m pro 105 ( gave em to a kid at work ) and with extra pallets that I would have just given to you if I had known you were looking .
M pro 105 is the black green and red stick was the 2 I had before giving them away ..
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
M Comp 95 heard it was amazing . Is it ?
Vacuum 90 is seemingly most reveled .. but the comp 95 and m pro ‘s seem to be what a lot of the Fischer friends I have from around the way albeit for a buddy who is a “retro” kinda dude and he digs him so elliptic magic :)
 

McLovin

Legend
M Comp 95 heard it was amazing . Is it ?
If you were looking for a thin beam, heavy, low powered stick, it was one of the best IMO. Of course, you needed about 25 spare grommets as they cracked if you just looked at them funny, but everything else about it was great. Only reason I moved away from it was Fischer sold to Pacific, and I couldn’t find more grommets.

Eventually Pacific produced a version (X Feel Pro 95), but it wasn’t the same. Kinda regret selling mine now...
 

Alex78

Hall of Fame
If you were looking for a thin beam, heavy, low powered stick, it was one of the best IMO. Of course, you needed about 25 spare grommets as they cracked if you just looked at them funny, but everything else about it was great. Only reason I moved away from it was Fischer sold to Pacific, and I couldn’t find more grommets.

Eventually Pacific produced a version (X Feel Pro 95), but it wasn’t the same. Kinda regret selling mine now...
Got a couple MComp 95 with spare grommets in case anyone's looking...
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
The softest Fischer I’ve ever hit with was the m pro 105.. RA-54
Any Fischer out there with an even softer flex ya think ?
 

gbgTennis

New User
I have some insight into the company, so if there are any questions I'm happy to help out where I can.
And I totally agree that their main problem is marketing and public relations. All of their products are of great quality, but noone knows about them - and how should they.
For example Pacific has launched an apparel line last year. It's produced in Italy and of great quality, but unless you were to randomly search for it on their website, you would never know. A bit frustrating at times, dealing with that kind of company, especially when you're convinced of their products, but they just neglect an important part of doing business.
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
I have some insight into the company, so if there are any questions I'm happy to help out where I can.
And I totally agree that their main problem is marketing and public relations. All of their products are of great quality, but noone knows about them - and how should they.
For example Pacific has launched an apparel line last year. It's produced in Italy and of great quality, but unless you were to randomly search for it on their website, you would never know. A bit frustrating at times, dealing with that kind of company, especially when you're convinced of their products, but they just neglect an important part of doing business.
Amen to all that..
Man I wish y’all could have met the representative of pacific that we met here in Texas.
It was interesting. I do not want to hurt anyone’s feelings and most importantly don’t want to jeopardize someone’s job , as ya never know who’s eyes sees our words..
he was a nice man but maybe had a rough night before .
But that lil detail isn’t what is / was the problem with pacific ..
It’s product awareness 100% nah .. it’s cause their lack of no one we know used the sticks man.. if say .. any of the top 20 guys would of had a 3 triangle stencil we would not be having this convo
 

NicoMK

Semi-Pro
All of their products are of great quality, but noone knows about them - and how should they.
For example Pacific has launched an apparel line last year. It's produced in Italy and of great quality, but unless you were to randomly search for it on their website, you would never know.
We DO know about Pacific great quality products :cool: but sure it's not enough.

But I didn't know about their apparel, I'm going to have a look now, thanks.
 

michael valek

Professional
I’ve worked with them in Germany and now Czech Republic for about 7 years. Everything is out of stock nearly all the time. They are very focussed on the German domestic market (fair enough) but don’t care about global business (not fair enough). The clothes are ok but nothing special.
 

Crocodile

Hall of Fame
I have some insight into the company, so if there are any questions I'm happy to help out where I can.
And I totally agree that their main problem is marketing and public relations. All of their products are of great quality, but noone knows about them - and how should they.
For example Pacific has launched an apparel line last year. It's produced in Italy and of great quality, but unless you were to randomly search for it on their website, you would never know. A bit frustrating at times, dealing with that kind of company, especially when you're convinced of their products, but they just neglect an important part of doing business.
I have been trying to make contact with Pacific many times to get some grip 5 frames for quite a while and no response. I really like the brand and would love to speak to someone that can help.
 

Crocodile

Hall of Fame
I’ve worked with them in Germany and now Czech Republic for about 7 years. Everything is out of stock nearly all the time. They are very focussed on the German domestic market (fair enough) but don’t care about global business (not fair enough). The clothes are ok but nothing special.
I had a mate who went to a few shops in Germany and even there he said he couldn't find any Pacific Frames. I know you can get get some models but I need some with grip 5 pallets.
 

gbgTennis

New User
I have been trying to make contact with Pacific many times to get some grip 5 frames for quite a while and no response. I really like the brand and would love to speak to someone that can help.
If you're located in europe I can get them to you, I know for a fact that they do have grip 5s, just not sure if retailers stock up on them
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
It's available in their online shop
Well.....
$55.07/set for Classic is a bit rich for my blood.
$71.60/set for Tough is outrageous.
and $77.11/set for Prime is just plain criminal.

So like I said, their natural gut is no longer available.
 

Crocodile

Hall of Fame
I have some insight into the company, so if there are any questions I'm happy to help out where I can.
And I totally agree that their main problem is marketing and public relations. All of their products are of great quality, but noone knows about them - and how should they.
For example Pacific has launched an apparel line last year. It's produced in Italy and of great quality, but unless you were to randomly search for it on their website, you would never know. A bit frustrating at times, dealing with that kind of company, especially when you're convinced of their products, but they just neglect an important part of doing business.
Problem is you email them and they don't reply, ever.
 
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