View Full Version : Prestige tour 660 compared to prestige tour or classic 600: big diff?

03-03-2005, 03:57 AM
is there a big difference between the prestige tour 660 and prestige tour/classic 600? if so what are the differences in the feel and playability?

03-03-2005, 04:02 AM
Not played with the Prestige Classic, I use the LM Prestige Mid, but I have owned a 660. The head size is quite substantial on the 660, 102"... your going from 90" to 102"... its a big difference. However I think the feel is very simular, very flexy and buttery, though I cannot confirm this since I've never used a Classic 600.

03-03-2005, 12:10 PM
I hv both rackets. My tour 660, is modified to 13.2oz w/ most of the lead wt. is at 12 and 6 0'clock positions in the hoop, strung @61lbs w/ ultra tour 17g and dunlop titanium17g, the tour 660 has a head leather grip added/increased to approx. 4 5/8 grip now. If u still hv yr tour 660, I highly recommend u try this set-up (massive kick serve and 'plow effect' w/ great control on the grd. strokes ( i use 2-hands-backhand w/ this racket). I prefer, heavier rackets w/ lower balance points, approx. 100sqin.
The PC600, is much more 'demanding' for me esp. at 12.5-13oz, the balance point seems too high and adding a larger grip has not helped. I find the 660 is best 4 me (flexibility/ comfort/power/control). BTW, the unmodified 660, is a very low power racket. All the head prestige rackets r very elbow friendly.

03-04-2005, 06:22 AM
Where can anyone get Head Classic 660's anymore. Grommets?

03-04-2005, 06:30 AM
I think the 660 was the one to use rather than the 600 for most people..unfortunately there is/was the stigma attached to using a prestige classic with a decently sized sweetspot..maybe that it wasnt a 'real players frame'..i used the 660 frame for about 5 years very succesfully mostly in the TriSys300 form...it feels just like the 600 (and i think most people buy the PC for the feel), but you arent penalized for a slight mis hit.

03-04-2005, 06:58 AM
may i know the specs for the prestige tour 660 and prestige classic 660? thanks

03-05-2005, 08:39 AM
My Head Classic 660 (essentially the same as the Head Prestige Tour 660 but without suspension grip) is 11.6-11.7 ounces with 1 tournagrip and the original rubber-like grip. The suspension grip is going to add another .1 ounce if you have that version, and the leather grip another .1 or .2 ounces. It's pretty easy to customize the weight up - originally I had a 4 1/4" grip with a heat shrink wrap which made it about 12.3 ounces, but I found that I hit better with a 4 1/2" grip so I replaced all my pallets so I didn'thave to have the heat shrink which made it the 11.6-11.7 weight.

I'm using 1 racket strung with TF 515 @ 58 lbs constant pull and this is comparable to about 53 lbs in the PC600. I've tried Bi-phase, Bow Brand gut 17g, XRC phenom.

03-05-2005, 08:41 AM
I should mention that I have used both the 600 and 660 (I have 4 600's and 3 660's) and switched to the 660 because the day I used it, my teaching pro said I was hitting much better. Basically you lose the ego satisfaction of using the same racket as Kuerten and Safin, for the satisfaction of not mis-hitting the ball as much :)

Why don't you get one of each and do an extended demo?

03-05-2005, 05:53 PM
You asked the difference on the feel & playability. Here is my take from a lower level skill player:

1) Totally 2 different rackets (Head size, beam width, etc.). Different feel for sure is noticable.

2) If you like "feel": Take either the 600, more feel take the classic 600, for "most feel" use natural gut. Somehow I feel the classic mid has more "ping" effect at impact. The older version of PC 600 feels stiffer & can hurt my wrist if the shot execution not perfect.

3) If you like me (need all the help from the racket): Choose the 660

After you hit with the 600, the 660 feels so quiet at impact.
Low volley from midcourt is much easier with the 660, because the racket pretty much hit it for you.