View Full Version : Can you identify these racquets?

08-13-2004, 07:34 AM
Hello. I used to own a coulpe of Head sticks i would like to see if you can identify for me. I forgot what they were.

One was some kind of graphite mix and they were a bright green color. Straight beam. The bright green should be the only feature you need as I have never seen another raqcuet like it. Early 1990's.

The other may be harder. Greyish-blackish - definitely a player's spec. Straight beam - kind of boxy. Mid to midplus. All one color with the Head name and stripes in the throat area. This would have been about 1986 or so.

Any suggestions?

08-13-2004, 07:38 AM
http://cgi.****.co.uk/ws/****ISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=20871&item=3693625 847&rd=1

Is this the green Head one?


08-13-2004, 07:43 AM
I don't think so. This puppy was MINT GREEN and I think it may have had a white head guard. I don't know what I was thinking!

thomas martinez
08-13-2004, 08:12 AM
The mint green with white grommets/guard, is the Graphite Master or Graphite Pro depending on the head size. They were not from the 90s as you stated, but rather the later half of the 80s. Come 90, they were special order only, and for the Graphite Pro only. That didn't last long, nor did the Prestige Pro. The other one, well, there were quite a few of Head frames matching that description, and I cannot say much about it.

08-13-2004, 09:16 AM
Yes! The graphite Pro. That was it. I wonder if there are pics or specs out there. The older ones I was trying to describe may have had the same name. Was there an older graphite pro?

thomas martinez
08-13-2004, 11:24 AM
Yes, there was a black version of the Graphite Pro/Master, and the Comp Pro/Masters were originally an anthracite colour.

08-13-2004, 04:33 PM
The racquet in Liam's **** link "could be" the Trisys 270.

18 main pattern and same size head (600cm) as the Trisys 300

From the 1993 Head catalog:

"For the advanced player, a Constant Beam / Classic Flex racquet which provides power, feel and exceptional precision. The Integrated Damping System in the grip contains Ultrasorb to reduce unhealthy vibrations by up to 20%. In addition, the Shock Absorbing System in the throat area further reduces vibrations by 45%."

Sorry no weight or balance specs listed in the catalog.

Since the pic is so far away and I can't quite see the string pattern, it may also be the Trisys 190. Which was a 16 main 660cm head size with similiar colors and the same red rubber throat grommet system.

thomas martinez
08-13-2004, 04:49 PM
No, it is not a Trysis 270, being it is a frame sold from and in Europe, it's the Graphite Tour. I cannot recall if it has any difference other than the name to the American Trysis 270, but I think it was slightly different in terms of weight.

08-20-2004, 03:32 AM
Could the other have been the TXE?

08-21-2004, 05:28 PM
Ah yes ... the Head white grommets/bumper ... I always called them brittle white.