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Timmahhh
09-22-2007, 06:08 PM
I just bought a used head prestige 600 from a store and I want to know if it's legit. Btw can someone give me the specs of a regular Head Prestige 600?

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/6324/throatflatpp5.th.jpg (http://img217.imageshack.us/my.php?image=throatflatpp5.jpg)
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/964/throatsideit7.th.jpg (http://img217.imageshack.us/my.php?image=throatsideit7.jpg)
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8279/throatside2bt1.th.jpg (http://img100.imageshack.us/my.php?image=throatside2bt1.jpg)
http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1774/headud7.th.jpg (http://img443.imageshack.us/my.php?image=headud7.jpg)

soggyramen
09-22-2007, 06:11 PM
looks real...i think this is the more rare green version...i think my dad has one of these somewhere

vsbabolat
09-22-2007, 06:14 PM
That is a legit Prestige 600 that was sold from the end of 1991 to 1993. Thomas Muster used that racquet with neon green C.A.P System grommets on it.

soggyramen
09-22-2007, 06:17 PM
That is a legit Prestige 600 that was sold from the end of 1991 to 1993. Thomas Muster used that racquet with neon green C.A.P System grommets on it.

thanks for the fun fact...how much you think it's worth

MichaelChang
09-22-2007, 07:00 PM
I think it is called Prestige Pro. it is among the oldest version of Prestige family. Does it have the vibration picture on the side?
Here is a link that have the pictures of the possible prestige you have:
http://www.alpha-net.ne.jp/users2/yhidenao/tennis/pro1st_1.htm
It is good if you buy from a store you can still return it in case of any problem. I don't have the luck to find it in my local store here.

vsbabolat
09-22-2007, 07:10 PM
I think it is called Prestige Pro. it is among the oldest version of Prestige family. Does it have the vibration picture on the side?
Here is a link that have the pictures of the possible prestige you have:
http://www.alpha-net.ne.jp/users2/yhidenao/tennis/pro1st_1.htm
It is good if you buy from a store you can still return it in case of any problem. I don't have the luck to find it in my local store here.

Timmah's racquet is not the first generation Brown Prestige Pro. It is grey, silver, with green accents, with the green bumper guard and grommets. Also It says clearly on the racquet Prestige 600. I think you wanted to show this link.
http://www.alpha-net.ne.jp/users2/yhidenao/tennis/protourver.htm


This is how Muster had his racquet.
http://www.alpha-net.ne.jp/users2/yhidenao/tennis/protourver_cap.htm

MichaelChang
09-22-2007, 07:20 PM
Timmah's racquet is not the first generation Brown Prestige Pro. It is grey, silver, with green accents, with the green bumper guard and grommets. Also It says clearly on the racquet Prestige 600. I think you wanted to show this link.
http://www.alpha-net.ne.jp/users2/yhidenao/tennis/protourver.htm


This is how Muster had his racquet.
http://www.alpha-net.ne.jp/users2/yhidenao/tennis/protourver_cap.htm

You are the man!! That is right. anyway that site listed the whole history of prestige with clear pictures, I think OP got a great stick :)

vsbabolat
09-22-2007, 07:21 PM
thanks for the fun fact...how much you think it's worth

It depends on the condition of the racquet and what someone is willing to pay.

vsbabolat
09-22-2007, 07:26 PM
You are the man!! That is right. anyway that site listed the whole history of prestige with clear pictures, I think OP got a great stick :)

Thanks! It is a great site with nice pictures of almost all the different Prestige racquets. I agree I think it is a great stick also.;)

Timmahhh
09-24-2007, 07:45 PM
wow guys, now i'm on making a decision. I just played with it for a bit and I love it. My 1HBH is so much better with the racquet and it feels great up in the net. I don't overhit the ball like I sometimes do with my pure storm. The only problem is that my topspin and serves are still better with the babolat. I sometimes frame the ball because I'm not used to the headsize. I also need the money too... :(

keithchircop
09-25-2007, 12:32 AM
That's not a prestige classic, that's a prestige 600. It's a bit stiffer than the PC600.

MikeCrowChip
09-25-2007, 04:12 AM
Also used by David Wheaton if I remember correctly.

Mr. Hokey
09-25-2007, 06:57 AM
ugh. i envy you. if i ever got my hands on one of those green prestiges, i'd possibly never play with it. i'd probably set up a shrine. i'm just very fond of green things and have used pc600s for a while.

but now i've made the switch to wilson, and i regret nothing.

i say you get a display case ready.

retrowagen
09-25-2007, 09:57 PM
Also used by David Wheaton if I remember correctly.
Wheaton used the turquoise blue Graphite Pro, circa 1987-1990. I don't remember seeing him play on the tour with the Prestige 600.

if i ever got my hands on one of those green prestiges, i'd possibly never play with it. i'd probably set up a shrine. i'm just very fond of green things and have used pc600s for a while
Pity that. This is a frame that dererves to be used - it's a GREAT playing racket, one of those rare frames that people nowadays find, string up on a lark, take out for a practice hit and revel, "Wow! If only my brand new [insert modern racket name here], super high tech racket played like this! But man, I have to concentrate and use really good form and timing to get any power!"
My 1HBH is so much better with the racquet and it feels great up in the net. I don't overhit the ball like I sometimes do with my pure storm. The only problem is that my topspin and serves are still better with the babolat. I sometimes frame the ball because I'm not used to the headsize.
The Prestige 600 is the kind of racket that makes a decent player realize that the equipment of the new millenium does too much on its own. Imagine having a stereo that only plays at top volume all the time. Eventually one gets used to this, but also hard of hearing. Modern Power & Spin rackets are rather like this; they can lead a player into a very limited game. The Prestige Mids make a first impression of minimal power, maximum control and feel. They're tools that require some operator accuracy. But they reward with amazing feel, and brilliant ballcontrol. I find them quite forgiving, though, on marginal shots - the slender frame cross section won't mishit a ball as severely as a wider or fatter beam (as seen on so many new frames).

I've used Prestige Mids since 1988 at a fairly high level of play and really like them. All the more modern frames I've tried hinder my game: too much power, too much bite, twangy or tinny feel, too lightweight... I know rackets are never a "one size fits all" product, but these old rackets deserve respect.

vsbabolat
09-25-2007, 10:19 PM
I remember Wheaton using the Prestige 600 from late spring of 1992 to late spring of 1993.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/1236281.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/1236576.jpg

keithchircop
09-25-2007, 11:06 PM
ugh. i envy you. if i ever got my hands on one of those green prestiges, i'd possibly never play with it. i'd probably set up a shrine.

there was one for sale a couple days ago: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=156718