The Fischer Faction!

ae1222

Semi-Pro
I pinged TW’s main competitor and they said they are planning on carrying the new pacific line in the US. They wouldn’t tell me when they will be available though...
 

McLovin

Legend
Anybody happen to know the swingweight of the X Force Pro? Thanks!
The WayBack Machine is your friend:

Midplus Specs
Head Size:
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
Strung Weight: 11.9oz / 337.36g
Balance: 8 pts HL
Swingweight: 320
Stiffness: 60
Beam Width: 25mm/23mm/20mm/
Composition: Graphite / Basalt
Power Level: Low
Swing Speed: Fast
Grip Type: Pacific Master's Grip
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H
One Piece
No Shared Holes
 

TopspintheTerrible

Professional
It did not change from BX1 to BX2 to BXT, so unless they’ve changed up to static weight & balance, it should be the same. Hell, if you use the WayBack machine to look at Fischer Pro No 1 versions that are 320g, they probably have the same Swingweight.
Gotcha. The other major US retailer has the BXT version SW listed @ 327 which made the stock specs seem perfect for me. Unfortunately, their measurements seem to be off.

Thanks again.
 

McLovin

Legend
Gotcha. The other major US retailer has the BXT version SW listed @ 327 which made the stock specs seem perfect for me. Unfortunately, their measurements seem to be off.

Thanks again.
Yeah, measurements at retailers drive me crazy. I wish they’d all do them unstrung. Some people use overwraps, some don’t. Some use dampeners, some don’t. Both of those affect swingweight & balance, so what good is ‘strung’?
 

5sets

Professional

stanlysh

New User
Hello to all Fischer fans,

I would like to give away couple of Fischer Pro Classic 98 Retro in top condition for a symbolic price. I did not quite get how to play with these rackets and would rather give them to someone who knows better. Please email me at stanly.fe@gmail.com if you want them. Thanks. Stanislav
 

McLovin

Legend
Got some of these bad boys from a collector, does anyone still play with `em?



Sweet frames! I've moved on to Yonex after sticking w/ various versions of that mold for almost 10 years. As I said above, that version was the most flexible of the line. Great if you prefer full poly setups.
 

vscope

New User
Hi, count me in for the fischer faction :)

Because of this thread i bought a Fischer VT98 Pro to see if these Fischers are really that good.
And i have to say it was a good desiscion.THX! :), I really like this raquet.
Perfect blend of power, feel , control and spin for my game and really comfortable with a big sweetspot.
(sufferd from a golfer ellbow recently, no problem with this raquet even with poly strings)
It reminds me of my tecnifibres 305 XTC which i played before but its better in every regard.
Allready bought 2 other Pro No1 (red/black version) and 2 Elliptics Comps Ceramic.
The Elliptics are also nice (have to try them a bit longer) but at the moment i prefer the softer feel of the Pros.

My other classic raquets are 2 head radical tour bumblebee, 1 head radical tour oversize zebra, 1 head radical tour twintube, 1 head pro tour,
2 head microgel prestige mp 18x20, 2 head microgel prestige pro 16x19, 3 head microgel radical mp
Also nice raquets but i prefer the more generous sweetspot of the fischers.

Here are some pictures of the raquets i got:




 
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Hi! I was wondering if somebody could help me out :)

'Back in the day' 30(?) years ago I had a Fischer Twin Tec, but I lost it along the way :(

Now many years later I thought it would be fun to have one again, but after doing some research I found that there were a hell of a lot of different ones! Never knew that!
(And now it's making me crazy haha)

As far as I remember, It was a Twin Tec, but looking at pictures it could have been a Vacuum? Or Elliptic? (At least it was the Steeb one.. smokey paintjob.. but now I see the others, I'm not so sure anymore..)

But I'm finding pictures with black grommets as well, and I think mine had yellow grommets, like the bottom of the yoke. Also Im seeing the same paintjob with a bit of a purple hue to it? And Also Twin tec Pro?

Can someone please help me with all the specs of these different ones? As I cant find any specs or data sheets.. Not even old ads from magazines..
Some info I got from this thread..

These are some of the different ones I found.. (And I think there were a few more, but I cant find the pics anymore, for now)

Thanks a bunch! :D

Twin Tec Pro (Twin Tec on the throat)


The Vacuum Twin Tec? (Vacuum on throat)


Purple-ish Vacuum Twin Tec (Twin tec on throat, Vacuum on one side)


And Im not sure (as i've had several Fischer's) mine had the smokey paintjob but also the square edges in the thoat, as opposed to the rounded throats of the versions above here..
(But my memory could serve me wrong..) Does that exist?
Square-ish like this throat:


Help with the differences and the specs would be much appreciated! :D (Pinging @retrowagen & @michael valek )
 

retrowagen

Hall of Fame
It sounds as though the missing Fischer racquet you are trying to remember is either the 1991 Vacuum Elliptic or the 1991 Vacuum Elliptic Pro.
 
It sounds as though the missing Fischer racquet you are trying to remember is either the 1991 Vacuum Elliptic or the 1991 Vacuum Elliptic Pro.
Could be.. But I remember the yellow Twin Tec line.. Does the elliptic have that? (And I dont recall it having the word Elliptic on the throat..)

Do you have pictures? And maybe the different specs of the rackets in my post by any chance? :)

ps; did you mean this one? Because mine wasn't as defined on the paintjob.. it was the smokey one..

 

McGradey

Professional
Recently took the opportunity to bring back my old Revolution Pro 98 +2.5cm ... it was in storage. Wow, what a great racquet.
Haven't used it in 10+ years.

An absolute beast on serve. If the grip shape was more familiar to me, I'd be using it in my club finals match tomorrow, that's how good the serve is popping with this thing—and crushing 2HBHs never felt so good.
 

bluenote

Rookie
Greetings to all.
Please, someone can confirm if the Fischer Pro Tour Air Carbon was also released in the 275g version?
Did not found any confirmation about this specs on the web, just a seller online, but I did not have success in contact with him in order to verify the specs.
Many thanks, best regards to all.
 

McLovin

Legend
Greetings to all.
Please, someone can confirm if the Fischer Pro Tour Air Carbon was also released in the 275g version?
Did not found any confirmation about this specs on the web, just a seller online, but I did not have success in contact with him in order to verify the specs.
Many thanks, best regards to all.
If you're talking about this frame:
Then I'm guessing that either (a) it's a typo and is supposed to be '295g', or else they made a 275g version in Europe only, because I can't seem to find any indication of a 275g version on the web.
 
J

joohan

Guest
If you're talking about this frame:
Then I'm guessing that either (a) it's a typo and is supposed to be '295g', or else they made a 275g version in Europe only, because I can't seem to find any indication of a 275g version on the web.
295 is generally the number Fischer used on their lighter frames. Never seen a 275g one (does not mean it couldn't exist, though).
 

Alex78

Hall of Fame
Fischer had codes for the different weight categories, such as SL for semilight (320g) or UL for ultralight (295g). 275g is - I believe - XUL, so "extraultralight" or something like that.
I've owned this particular model recently but moved on from it because ... no real reason I guess. It played great with a lot of lead added to it ;)
 

bluenote

Rookie
Understood... I found 3 sellers of this racquets in the Bay, they all listed as 275g, but the link above is clear that the light version of this frame is 295g...
Thanks guys.
 

bluenote

Rookie
Hm... interesting
Anyway, I saw on my email just now that the seller finally responded, asked for him to check the specs on the racket, so I hoping that is really the 275g extra ultra light :D
 

bluenote

Rookie
Hey guys, I'm curious to know what are the last Fischer racquets that was made in Austria? what was the year?
Thanks, all the best.
 
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bluenote

Rookie
Hello guys, just waiting the Pro Tour Air Carbon 275g arrives, paid 50 bucks for a brand new NOS...

As i'm transitioning to more light weight racquets now, mostly because of a serious back surgery, that made my right foot very weak (permanently), I think light weight racquets will help me a lot for a long follow through on the one hand backhand, heavy frames are making me loose the equilibrium on the backhand because of the weak right foot...

Anyway, one of the reasons that I choose this one for test, besides the light weight, is the low stiffness RA, as I like very much the feeling of flexible racquets, but I just found the stiffness RA specs for the 295g version, could not find the stiffness RA for the 275g version, anyone can help me to find?

Maybe the search feature of old Tennis Warehouse websites, where you can see the discontinued from several years ago? (did not found the 275g version on the racket finder tool)

Here's the pics of the racquet being shipped, I noticed that is already strung, so now I'm also wondering, if this 275g version is in fact a inferior model, pre strung, and not flexible as the 295g version and the heavy weight version... Anyone can confirm if this one came pre strung from factory? (the seller did not know...)

Many thanks for the help guys, all the best.

 
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NicoMK

Professional
Fischer used to make soft rackets. I can't say for yours but I played with one frame of this generation and the RA was 61 so I suspect this one as being rather soft as well.
 
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