This is the “standard” size version of the Kneissl White Star Aero 30 that is also in this museum. Most of the comments valid for the “Aero 30″ apply to this racquet. As with the most of the Kneissl racquets of this era this racquet was manufactured in Austria, probably in the same facility as the famous Kneissl snow skis.
As with most Kneissl racquets this one is white with red graphics. I mention this because the red graphics have not withstood the raves of time! They have turned brown and are not that attractive now. However, when this was new it was a great looking frame.
The white/gray leather grip was a great feeling and durable one and I am holding it in my hand right now. I may try to clean it. An interesting design feature of many Kneissl racquets was the very small butt cap. Compared to todays racquets these did not have much of a “flare”. This made gripping very low on the racquet very comfortable.
If the cross section of the hoop looks familiar it should! The Babolat Aero series uses a similar design.
|Racquet Model||Kneissl White Star Aero Mid Size|
|Reference Tension||Not Strung|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||55|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||51|
|Head Area, sq cm||532.7|
|Head Area, sq in||82.6|
|Number of Main Strings||18|
|Number of Cross Strings||19|
|Main String Grid||7.63|
|Cross String Grid||9.26|
|Average Cross String Spacing||0.487|
|Average Main String Spacing||0.424|
|Dynamic Tension, KP, ERT||Not Strung|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||Not Strung|
|First Moment, Nm||0.828|
|Swing Weight, Gram||314|
|Swing Weight, Ounce||11.08|
|Swing Weight Calculated||343.3|
|Power, RDC||Not Strung|
|Control, RDC||Not Strung|
|Maneuverability, RDC ||Not Strung|
|Head Weight, Percent||46.2|
|Center of Percussion||20.6|
|Dwell Time, Ms||Not Strung|
|Effective Stiffness||Not Strung|
|K, lb/in||Not Strung|