Kneissl Masters 30

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If you are a snow skier you are familar with the Kneissl brand but tennis players may not kow they, Kneissl, made some of the most player oriented racquets ever!  Period!  This, and most of their racquets, were made in Austria.

This is my personal racquet

Not only did Kneissl know a little bit about carbon fiber they were masters of fiberglass!  This racquet was primarily fiberglass and the feel when hitting a ball was simply “sweet”!  By today’s standards the cosmetic finishing is “minimal” with just a litle red on the gray background.

Kneissl was one of the firsrt adopters of the “trap door” butt cap which is really necessary with many of today’s racquets when customization is required.

Racquet ModelKneissl Masters 30
Reference Tension50
StringRed Alert/Head Syn Gut
Static Data
ASPS, FlexFour60
Racquet Flex, RDC53
Racquet Flex, FlexFour49.5
Weight, Gram341
Weight, Ounce12.03
Balance, mm331
Balance, Inch13.03
Length, cm68.6
Length, Inch27.01
Head Width9.50
Head Length11.94
Head Area, sq cm574.8
Head Area, sq in89.1
Number of Main Strings16
Number of Cross Strings19
Ratio Cross/Main0.670
Main String Grid7.40
Cross String Grid9.62
Average Cross String Spacing0.506
Average Main String Spacing0.463
Dynamic Data
Dynamic Tension, KP, ERT36
Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in201.35
First Moment, Nm0.873
Polar Moment323
Torsional Stability14
Swing Weight, Gram309
Swing Weight, Ounce10.90
Swing Weight Calculated373.6
Power, RDC38
Control, RDC64
Maneuverability, RDC
Power, Calculated1473.6
Head Points3.78
Head Weight, Percent48.3
Center of Percussion19.4
Dwell Time, Ms8.66
Effective Stiffness26.7
K, lb/in173.08
Recoil Weight129.5
Twist Weight231.14

2 Responses

  1. Donzzo says:

    Dear Racquet Museum:
    What a wonderful find!!! Regrettably I found it at work and so there goes a bit of time today…but it’s terrific. I helped to develop and market several racquets in your collection, including the WIlson Profile (very stiff, not for young players with young arms or older players with soft arms) and all of the Kneissl racquets. Loved seeing your work and analysis. It has inspired me to go through my racquet collection and get them cleaned up and ready to present…I may send a few to you if you don’t already have them..

    Thanks for the work you put in your site…very well done and very professional….what a terrific archive and now’s the perfect time for tennis fans to dive in because we have the French in process and Wimbledon on the horizon…

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