Question for Fischer lovers

Laker

Rookie
I'm a 4.0 male player in his 40's, playing with a Fischer Pro Tour FT.
I definitevely love the frame but I must admit that it is becoming hard playing with such a heavy frame while you are getting older.
Please note that I am playing with the 325 g version and, since I use to put a leather grip to all my frames the total weight comes at 363g/12.80oz which is too much for me nowadays.
Could you suggest me a frame in the Fischer range with similar specs but lighter?
Thanks.
 

iscottius

Professional
try the fischer magnetic tour, it has a bit more pop than Pro tour FT and is a half ounce lighter. same great feel
 

phucng_10

Professional
I played with this racquet awhile back when I had the chance to. It's exactly similar to my Fischer M Speed Pro No.1 racquet but with the 'No Tolerance' thing. You might want to try it out if you get the chance to. I find it a great racquet.
 

Laker

Rookie
Thanks for your reply at first.
Yes, M Pro or Magnetic Tour look good, unfortunately it's almost impossible for me to find some demo of and I will probably be forced to a "blind purchase".
Any further feedback would be appreciated.
:)
 

McLovin

Legend
I used the Pro Tour FT (still have one in my basement) back in '02 (or was it '03?). The main reason I stopped was I didn't like the handle shape. I tried to build the butt end up, but it just never clicked w/ me.

I'm now using the M-Comp 95 and really like it a lot. The main thing to remember w/ the M-Comp is that it has practically no power, which is what I was looking for. However, it has great feel without being mushy. Also, at $85 a pop, its a killer deal.

I also demoed the Pro #1, Magnetic Tour & Progressor NT, but none clicked w/ me like the M-Comp did.

And, in case you care, between the 2 Fischers I used the Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 and Pure Control "2001", meaning I'm not a die-hard Fischer user. I demo rackets when its time to change (~ every 4 years) and go w/ I like the best. This time Fischer won out.
 

Laker

Rookie
I used the Pro Tour FT (still have one in my basement) back in '02 (or was it '03?). The main reason I stopped was I didn't like the handle shape. I tried to build the butt end up, but it just never clicked w/ me.

I'm now using the M-Comp 95 and really like it a lot. The main thing to remember w/ the M-Comp is that it has practically no power, which is what I was looking for. However, it has great feel without being mushy. Also, at $85 a pop, its a killer deal.

I also demoed the Pro #1, Magnetic Tour & Progressor NT, but none clicked w/ me like the M-Comp did.

And, in case you care, between the 2 Fischers I used the Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 and Pure Control "2001", meaning I'm not a die-hard Fischer user. I demo rackets when its time to change (~ every 4 years) and go w/ I like the best. This time Fischer won out.
Thanks for the input McLovin.
As far as I've understood the M-Comp 95 has a different handle shape compared the the Pro Tour, is it "just" about the butt end or something more?
 

McLovin

Legend
A would say a little more. The newer shape is somewhere between a Wilson & Prince:

M Comp 95:


M Pro #1:


Where the older handle shape was a little like a Head:

M-Speed Pro 1:


Granted, the variations are slight in the above photos, but you can definitely tell the difference when holding it. IMO, the newer handle shape is thicker, while the older one was wider, if that make any sense...
 

Laker

Rookie
^^^Thanks a lot^^^
I remember I spent a long time to "understand" the Pro Tour handle shape and it looks I am going to spend a lot of time again for the new one.
It is a hard life for Fischer lovers :)
 
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McLovin

Legend
I remember I spent a long time to "understand" the Pro Tour handle shape and it looks I am going to spend a lot of time again for the new one.
Well, maybe not. They have moved to the palette system, which means the handle shape is determined by 2 pieces of plastic screwed into the handle (notice the horizontal line across the butt end on the M Comp & M Pro 1).

There may be palettes for the old handle shape. I'm not certain on this, so you may want to do a little research (i.e. Google). I do know that it is trivial to replace the palettes as you only need to remove the grip & unscrew the 4 screws holding the 2 pieces in place. Remove the old handle, put the new one on, tighten the screws & re-grip.
 

Laker

Rookie
^^^Sounds good^^^
It looks like that in this case I can also shift the palettes few millimeters to match the Pro Tour length wich is slightly longer than the standard.
Thanks for your help McLovin and everyone, highly appreciated! :)
 

nn

Hall of Fame
I have K90 and M Comp 95. Grips size is no big deal when switch between them. But Fischer grip shape is not same as wilson but not as big difference as Volk or Boris Becker shape.

I have notice one thing on M Comp 95 string pattern is dense in center and little open on outer which creates unpredictable bounce or ball type of opponents (fun to see them say how that happen or where it come from)


BTW: I love M Comp pretty much like K90 in bigger head size and little less weight which helps in off days to swing.
 

get it in

Rookie
If you're looking for a lighter frame. The M Speed Pro Number 1 is about 5g lighter. I play with the ultra-light which is 320g strung. I also have a Magnetic tour ultra-light which is 327g with some lead at the tip and tail and an overgrip. I feel like either could use a little bit more lead as it tends to get pushed around by heavier hitters. The problem is that I'll tire out by the 3rd set due to the weight. This is probably more of a fitness issue anyway.

Both of the frames are nice. I tend to favor the Magnetic tour. It has a touch less power for me. I feel like it does more than the M Speed Pro, making it more versatile. I have tried NRG2, gut, and TNT2 strung between 55-58 (62 for gut). They all work pretty well but mid tension feels best for me. With the Magnetic tour, shots off the tip tend to feel really mushy so the lead helps a lot. As with all Fischers, they are really flexy so you have to take a big swing to get any pace.

I'm not picky about grip shape so I can't comment on it. If you can afford it, natural gut is such a treat on the Fischers. Wow. I can't gush enough about it. I try to treat myself once a year.
 

jms007

Professional
I'd suggest Fischer Pro No. 1 (red/black), the 295 g version. That way you can put a leather grip on it too. You'd be hard pressed to find a racquet with better feel, and it will be plenty stable with a leather grip.
Only thing is, the only place I know that still sells them is a german online store. They're trying to unload them, so they only sell them in pairs. :)
 
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