The Snauwaert fanclub _/¯

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  1. Fedinkum

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    Paint job looks sexie. Not seeing flex below 60RA...was hoping they would have one model inline with a more classic stick.c
     
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  2. joe sch

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    Those just came out
     
  4. joe sch

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    Right on your link, here is the link which I was thinking about for the photo contest:

    http://contest.snauwaert.com/
     
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  6. vsbabolat

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    Ah, makes sense now. I didn't even see that
     
  7. ericsson

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    Ok for once and for all, the correct number should be somewhere between 600.000 and 800.000 (max.) rackets per year!
    The only one that made more then 1 million rackets per year was Donnay, not Snauwaert.
    My apologies for the bad info coming from the Belgian press, my info now comes directly from a former employee of Snauwaert/Spalding.
     
  8. Pepecom

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    This is my Snauwaert collection

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  9. vsbabolat

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    Thats amazing and intense!
     
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    Thanks vsbabolat, I appreciate your comment.
    I have 3 Hi Ten 30 in my bag that I use to hit with, got them from an professional tennis player few years ago and I liked them. And then I was lucky to come across all the other frames some months ago. They are 30's and 25's, all brand new. Still searching for a 50 to complete my collection.
     
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    So THAT'S where all of the Hi-Tens went!

    Beautiful collection.
     
  12. yonexRx32

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    Since this the the Snauwaert fan club, here's a pic of my newly acquired Snauwaert Dyneema S60. Notice the color matched full head guard, leather grip.. well.. photos don't do justice to this racket.

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    Miloslav Mecir is still using his open throat Wood and graphite reinforced Snauwaert Graphite Wood La Grande with the Graphite Mid paint job!
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  15. joe sch

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    The big cat is awesome. I really appreciate his skills and his confidence to still play wood against top competition ...

    Mečíř was a finesse player whose career straddled the transition from wooden and metal racquets towards modern graphite composites. He was noted for his touch shots as well as the ability to disguise his shots, particularly his two-handed backhand. His court coverage and graceful footwork earned him the nickname "The Big Cat". The French called him "Le Prestidigitateur" (The Conjuror).

    Many top players used to cite Mečíř as the one player they most enjoyed watching because of his beautifully simple style and touch. He was known as the "Swede Killer" for the success that he had against Swedish players, especially Mats Wilander.[2]

    ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miloslav_Mečíř
     
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    PS: How about his 1987 Dallas title win humbling Johhny Mac 6–0, 3–6, 6–2, 6–2 with a Snauwaert ?
     
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    Yes, Mecire always used his Snauwaert wood racquet even when they painted it to look like a graphite racquet.
     
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    I love this pic . I think it's awesome mecir still plays with his painted up la grandes . As a kid I underestimated him but as I've grown I can see his footwork was really astonishing .
    And he could blast forehands wit that frame I watched an old match of him against Becker and there was a down the line forehand that he struck at 80 mph it had to be.. he could bend the ball flat . Which makes no physics sense at all but it would move from side to side when slowed down motion was set on my pc. Truly amazed what he could do with the flex of that la grande ... daddy want one ..

     
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  19. vsbabolat

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    You can see the photo?
     
  20. teachingprotx

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    Not here but it was on google and it brought me back here . I wish it was here what a great photo that is! So cool how you can see the wood shine thru the green paint job he was sporting at the end of his career . A painted graphite mid yes?
    Green and gold font :) if I am correct I played with a green graphite from snauwaert but it was all graphite no wood from the feel but maybe it had a wood core?
     
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  21. joe sch

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    Great playing rackets, here is one to crave [​IMG]
     
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    Ah man I bet that thing hits like flexee
    Sweet cream butter.
    Joe how would u compare it with your open throat pro Kennex mid woods ?
     
  23. joe sch

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    Hard to compare since I never took them both out at same time and probably did not even hit them within same time period.
    I can say that both of those midsize OT wood racket models are a joy to hit.
    If I can find both in nice playing condition in my stock, Ill try to do this test :)
     
  24. teachingprotx

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    I totally understand . I'm just so curious about these for some reason .
     

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