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Dino Lagaffe
02-24-2010, 12:24 PM
Posting some pictures and specs of some of my Head racquets.

Head Graphite Edge

Weight: 348/12.28
Flex: 44
SW: 331

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0262.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0263.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0264.jpg

Dino Lagaffe
02-24-2010, 12:31 PM
Head Prestige 600

Weight: 350/12.35
Flex: 60
SW: 307

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0259.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0260.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0261.jpg

Dino Lagaffe
02-24-2010, 12:38 PM
Head Graphite Pro

Weight: 363/12.80
Flex: 56
SW: 345

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0272.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0273.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0274.jpg

Don't Let It Bounce
02-24-2010, 02:59 PM
Nice collection, Dino. The Head Graphite Edge I remember (early 80's, U.S.) was black with (I think) gold and red pinstripes. It was matte black at one time and gloss black at another, though I don't recall which was first. Did yours come out later, or did it come out at the same in a different market?

retrowagen
02-24-2010, 03:10 PM
Nice collection, Dino. The Head Graphite Edge I remember (early 80's, U.S.) was black with (I think) gold and red pinstripes. It was matte black at one time and gloss black at another, though I don't recall which was first. Did yours come out later, or did it come out at the same in a different market?
His is the European version, circa 1986 or so.
Those are all nice racquets.

pshulam
02-24-2010, 04:35 PM
The condition of your Head racquets are excellent. The grommets appears to be in good shape. My Head edge was black with a few broken grommets. Thanks for sharing.

teachingprotx
02-24-2010, 07:01 PM
Dino, what i wouldnt do to spend an afternoon or a WEEK with you and l and playtest with all of your glorious collection of frames!!! its almost like you have your own proshop of all my favorite rackets form back in the heyday of my tennis days...thank you so much for sharing all your pics. your posts are a big part of my day. just thought i would share that ...again thank you :)

Cesare
02-24-2010, 09:29 PM
Head Graphite Pro

Weight: 363/12.80
Flex: 56
SW: 345

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0272.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0273.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0274.jpg


Hey Dino, i have this one too. Fantastic racquet, feels a little bit heavy in hands, but solid, and great for serve and volley, also on the returns, love the flat forehand with this one.

Dino Lagaffe
02-24-2010, 10:31 PM
Nice collection, Dino. The Head Graphite Edge I remember (early 80's, U.S.) was black with (I think) gold and red pinstripes. It was matte black at one time and gloss black at another, though I don't recall which was first. Did yours come out later, or did it come out at the same in a different market?

His is the European version, circa 1986 or so.
Those are all nice racquets.

Thanks, DLIB and retrowagen. Yes, 1986 seems right.

Dino Lagaffe
02-24-2010, 10:45 PM
Dino, what i wouldnt do to spend an afternoon or a WEEK with you and l and playtest with all of your glorious collection of frames!!! its almost like you have your own proshop of all my favorite rackets form back in the heyday of my tennis days...thank you so much for sharing all your pics. your posts are a big part of my day. just thought i would share that ...again thank you :)

Thank you, teachingprotx, for your kind words. I appreciate it a lot. Collecting, picture posting, RDC testing and talking about racquets is a labor of love and a joy to me. And as the saying goes, a joy shared is twice the joy. :)

Well, now we just have to organize our playtesting week, right?

Dino Lagaffe
02-24-2010, 10:49 PM
Hey Dino, i have this one too. Fantastic racquet, feels a little bit heavy in hands, but solid, and great for serve and volley, also on the returns, love the flat forehand with this one.

Your assessment is spot on...

BTW, and I hadn't realized this, the specs on the Graphite Pro and my PT57A are almost identical. So much for evolution, right?

pshulam
02-25-2010, 04:17 AM
Your assessment is spot on...

BTW, and I hadn't realized this, the specs on the Graphite Pro and my PT57A are almost identical. So much for evolution, right?

Yea. The GP is much cheaper too.

MichaelChang
02-25-2010, 06:12 AM
His is the European version, circa 1986 or so.
Those are all nice racquets.

Is this 1986 Graphite Edge still a 81.1 head size, just like the 1981 US ones??

teachingprotx
03-02-2010, 05:18 PM
DINO, still waiting for our playtest fantasy week!!!!!!!!!:):)

retrowagen
03-02-2010, 05:51 PM
Is this 1986 Graphite Edge still a 81.1 head size, just like the 1981 US ones??

Yes, that's correct.

Dino Lagaffe
03-03-2010, 11:26 AM
DINO, still waiting for our playtest fantasy week!!!!!!!!!:):)

I'm getting married Saturday so we may have to wait until Sunday... :)

Dino Lagaffe
03-03-2010, 11:33 AM
Head Comfort

Sorry, no specs yet.

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0275.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0277.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0276.jpg

Dino Lagaffe
03-03-2010, 11:41 AM
Head Comfort Edge

Weight: 356/12.56
Flex: 55
SW: 328

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0281.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0284.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0283.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0282.jpg

Dino Lagaffe
03-03-2010, 11:47 AM
Head Graphite Pro

Weight: 363/12.80
Flex: 56
SW: 345

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0278.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0280.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0279.jpg

Dino Lagaffe
03-03-2010, 11:51 AM
Head Classic

Sorry, no specs.

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0267.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0268.jpg

Dino Lagaffe
03-03-2010, 11:54 AM
Head Royal Mid

Sorry, no specs.

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0266.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0265.jpg

Virginia
03-03-2010, 11:15 PM
I'm getting married Saturday so we may have to wait until Sunday... :)
Hey, congratulations! I hope you'll both be very happy. :)

But does your wife-to-be know about your preoccupation with tennis racquets? (Silly questions!)

You will be playing tennis on Sunday ???

pshulam
03-04-2010, 03:59 AM
it looks very similar to the Graphite Edge.

Dino Lagaffe
03-04-2010, 11:35 AM
Hey, congratulations! I hope you'll both be very happy. :)

But does your wife-to-be know about your preoccupation with tennis racquets? (Silly questions!)

You will be playing tennis on Sunday ???

Thanks, Virginia!

My fiancée does indeed know about my peculiar interest and is neutral, rather than hostile, about it, which is good enough for me...

Yeah, I was thinking Sunday would be fine, or would Saturday night be better?

retrowagen
03-04-2010, 12:50 PM
I'm getting married Saturday so we may have to wait until Sunday... :)

Congratulations!

Dino Lagaffe
03-05-2010, 07:34 AM
Congratulations!

Thanks!

This is a true story: Me and a friend had decided to go to Stockholm for the Sweden - Argentina DC rubber. We were all set but hadn't bought any tickets yet. The same day we were going to get the tickets there was an invitation in my friend's mailbox to my wedding that my soon-to-be wife had sent... So no DC for me. :wink:

retrowagen
03-05-2010, 07:45 AM
Thanks!

This is a true story: Me and a friend had decided to go to Stockholm for the Sweden - Argentina DC rubber. We were all set but hadn't bought any tickets yet. The same day we were going to get the tickets there was an invitation to my wedding that my soon-to-be wife had sent... So no DC for me. :wink:

That's great! Well, your "match" this weekend is one you don't want to be late for or default on! I hope you and your partner will win, love and love! :wink:

I myself missed Wimbledon in 1996 because of my wedding day.

Dino Lagaffe
03-20-2010, 01:51 PM
Some new pictures:

Head Elektra Pro
Weight: 350 g / 12.35 oz
Flex: 45
SW: 319
Balance: 32


http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/DSCN1108.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/DSCN1109.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/DSCN1110.jpg

Dino Lagaffe
03-20-2010, 01:54 PM
Head Prestige Pro
Weight: 355 g / 12.52 oz
Flex: 61
SW: 328
Balance: 32 cm

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/DSCN1111.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/DSCN1112.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/DSCN1113.jpg

Dino Lagaffe
03-20-2010, 01:56 PM
Elektra Pro
Elite Pro
Prestige Pro

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/DSCN1114.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/DSCN1116.jpg

jimbo333
03-21-2010, 03:54 AM
Head Graphite Pro

Weight: 363/12.80
Flex: 56
SW: 345

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0272.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0273.jpg

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy282/dinolagaffe/Head/IMG_0274.jpg

I've just found out something very interesting about this racquet!

Even though the head/hoop is 100% graphite.

The shaft is 70% Fibreglass and 30% Graphite!

I didn't know this, and find it very interesting:)

As would explain low flex, but still reasonably powerful, and very playable racquet!

jimbo333
03-21-2010, 03:57 AM
I'm getting married Saturday so we may have to wait until Sunday... :)

Oh, and congratulations to you and Mrs Dino Lagaffe:)

Dino Lagaffe
03-21-2010, 09:10 AM
I've just found out something very interesting about this racquet! Even though the head/hoop is 100% graphite. The shaft is 70% Fibreglass and 30% Graphite! I didn't know this, and find it very interesting:) As would explain low flex, but still reasonably powerful, and very playable racquet!

Very interesting, indeed! It's a very nice racquet to play with, that's for sure.

Oh, and congratulations to you and Mrs Dino Lagaffe:)

Thanks from the two of us!

craniopath
01-22-2012, 01:13 PM
dino, how does the graphite edge play? how do you replace the grommets, if you needed to. thanks