Thomas Muster Racquet

daddabompa

Hall of Fame
Did anyone ever get to the bottom of this? The sticker says Hipfl, but everything else suggests Muster. Though unlikely, perhaps it was passed on to Muster by Hipfl. @daddabompa Have you tried contacting the seller to see if they have any info.
The seller was not aware of what he was selling (though it wasn't so cheap), so he cannot be of any help.
As you said, there are many "signs" suggesting it could have been a racket actually played by Muster, but I suppose we will never know that with certainty :(
 

daddabompa

Hall of Fame
But RA of 72? Doesn't sound right.
Yep, that is probably the "key" detail which should make think it is not one of his personal rackets...even though I seem to recall Muster had his PT630 made with a stiffer layup, something like 66 RA (way lower than 72 anyway).
 

Snaab

Semi-Pro
Yep, that is probably the "key" detail which should make think it is not one of his personal rackets...even though I seem to recall Muster had his PT630 made with a stiffer layup, something like 66 RA (way lower than 72 anyway).
I did see Marcus Hipfl play in Miami in the 90s with the original Fischer Pro Extreme Air Carbon Ti. That racket was slightly extended and had a firmer flex than most players rackets, so a stiffened Tom's Machine would be in the same "class" as that particular Fischer. (The 2nd Generation Pro Extreme FT added fiberglass to the lay up and was very comfortable and flexy in addition to going 16x18.) Definitely sounds like a Hipfl racket and not a Muster racket we have here.
 
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