The Fischer Faction!

McLovin

Legend
Wrote I'm done chasing old Fischers just the other day...





24€ shipped, I love Central European Fischer heritage.
I had a bunch of these a few years ago when @michael valek ran into some 'new old stock' Fischers. They played great, better feeling than the Pacific X Tour 97...but that grip/butt cap...

Ended up replacing the pallet w/ the new Pacific PGS pallet and extending them. Great doubles frame, but just couldn't dial in my forehand for singles, so I ended up moving on. Think I still have one in my collection.
 
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joohan

Guest
I had a bunch of these a few years ago when @michael valek ran into some 'new old stock' Fischers. They played great, better feeling than the Pacific X Tour 97...but that grip/butt cap...

Ended up replacing the pallet w/ the new Pacific PGS pallet and extending them. Great doubles frame, but just couldn't dial in my forehand for singles, so I ended up moving on. Think I still have one in my collection.
I have a Pro 1 that has sort of warped grip so if the grip on this one isn't to my liking, I'll order those Pacific pallets and replace both of them. Looking forward to trying ceramic graphite layup in thinner 98inch head. Works a treat in Vacuum Pro Mid.
 

McLovin

Legend
I have a Pro 1 that has sort of warped grip so if the grip on this one isn't to my liking, I'll order those Pacific pallets and replace both of them.
In case you haven't done it before, you'll need access to a decent stapler. The pallet on that Fischer is the 1st gen pallet and is 3-piece, which is similar to the Head pallets (2 halves running the length of the hairpin + butt cap), except it uses screws (the same ones as the 2nd gen pallet w/ the molded butt cap) to keep it in place.

The PGS pallet uses the grooves on the hairpin to keep it in place, which don't exist on that frame (obviously). So, you slip the neck on, slide the pallet on, staple (making sure you're not stapling through the hole where the screws go), then staple the butt cap on.

See this thread for more info:
Post #19 is where the 'Aha!' moment happened...
 
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joohan

Guest
In case you haven't done it before, you'll need access to a decent stapler. The pallet on that Fischer is the 1st gen pallet and is 3-piece, which is similar to the Head pallets (2 halves running the length of the hairpin + butt cap), except it uses screws (the same ones as the 2nd gen pallet w/ the molded butt cap) to keep it in place.

The PGS pallet uses the grooves on the hairpin to keep it in place, which don't exist on that frame (obviously). So, you slip the neck on, slide the pallet on, staple (making sure you're not stapling through the hole where the screws go), then staple the butt cap on.

See this thread for more info:
Post #19 is where the 'Aha!' moment happened...
Thank you very much, will keep an eye on this if I go ahead with the switch. If all else fails, I'll let my father do his engineering magic :p He's helped me change grommets on difficult frames etc. Never played tennis but likes solving mechanical problems like these.
 

NicoMK

Professional
They played great, better feeling than the Pacific X Tour 97...but that grip/butt cap...
I've always loved those Fischer rounded butt caps! :cool:

I agree that the Pacific, which I tired extensively, doesn't feel quite the same. Still feels better than 99% of the rest of the rackets on the market, though.
 
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joohan

Guest
Racquet arrived, it is brand new, indeed. I like the tactile feeling of the paint, swings superfast. Most definitely sub 320 SW. The butt cap is not a problem at all (no euphemism here...), leather treatment coming (no euphemism either).
 

ron schaap

Hall of Fame
I've always loved those Fischer rounded butt caps! :cool:

I agree that the Pacific, which I tired extensively, doesn't feel quite the same. Still feels better than 99% of the rest of the rackets on the market, though.
i appreciate more the grip pallets which can be replaced easily just by removing 2 screws. Why dont other brands dont have this?
 

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.

Finally arrives!
Hello guys, appreciate very much some suggestions...
My feeling was right, my one hand backhand is much better with a light weight racquet like this, improved a lot my right foot stability on the follow trough.
(Serve was amazing, insane kicks and slices)
I was very surprised how low power this racquet is, I think o gone to tight on the string tension, 55lbs 1.30mm co-poly Head Lynx, what is causing a board dead feeling (but without hurt my arm, just a super dead string bed with almost no feel for drop shots and volleys, it's strange, what makes me wondering, maybe this XUL 275g version is not as flexible as the 290g and the heavy version? or I strung it too tight?
Cool racquet anyway, no one at my club knows that this racquet is, Fischer? what is this? nobody never saw one :laughing:
 

McLovin

Legend
I think o gone to tight on the string tension, 55lbs 1.30mm co-poly Head Lynx, what is causing a board dead feeling (but without hurt my arm, just a super dead string bed with almost no feel for drop shots and volleys, it's strange, what makes me wondering, maybe this XUL 275g version is not as flexible as the 290g and the heavy version? or I strung it too tight?
To really know about the tension, there needs to be a wee bit more info: What kind of machine? Drop weight, crank, or electronic. Did you pre-stretch it at all?

If on my machine (Alpha Revo 4000 w/ Wise tension head), 55lbs w/ a 10% pre-stretch would be too tight for a 16g poly. I'd be down in the mid-to-upper 40s. But, if on a drop weight, no pre-stretch... 55 might be ok after it settles (e.g., 30-45 minutes of hitting).

But also...that frame is notorious for being low powered. That and the M-Comp 95 were two of the lowest powered frames I've ever hit with.
 

NicoMK

Professional
I was very surprised how low power this racquet is, I think o gone to tight on the string tension, 55lbs 1.30mm co-poly Head Lynx, what is causing a board dead feeling (but without hurt my arm, just a super dead string bed with almost no feel for drop shots and volleys, it's strange, what makes me wondering, maybe this XUL 275g version is not as flexible as the 290g and the heavy version? or I strung it too tight?
Cool racquet anyway, no one at my club knows that this racquet is, Fischer? what is this? nobody never saw one :laughing:
Most of the Fischer rackets are low powered. As I probably said before, a Fischer will always prefer lower tensions. Maybe you could try an hybrid? Why not Lynx on mains and Velocity on crosses?
 

bluenote

Rookie
It was strung on a machine similar to this, no pre stretch, I think I will cut today and tell the string to reduce for 45lbs, or just 50lbs for the new string job, just to feel the differences...I think my feeling tells me that reduce just 5lbs will not make too much difference, 10lbs reduction will be better for me to judge...
Thanks for the advices.

 
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