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harry92
03-23-2010, 02:30 PM
Hi guys i was wondering if any of you could remember the head rackets from early 90s to the current date.

thanks Harry.

Photos would be great

Tennis Man
03-24-2010, 07:26 AM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=289903

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=268388

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=25744

.... there are lots of photos in "search" as well :)

jimbo333
03-24-2010, 07:53 AM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=289903

.... there are lots of photos in "search" as well :)

I think you quoted the wrong thread there?

Tennis Man
03-24-2010, 08:49 AM
I think you quoted the wrong thread there?

sorry, you are right. I can do better than that :)

1982 -Graphite Vector, Graphite Edge, Graphite Director,
1984 - TX Edge (TXE) and TXD,
1986 - TX Professional (TXP). The TXP was introduced as Head's flagship 1986/87 - Prestige Pro (Europe)
1988 - Prestige Pro (U.S.A.), box-beamed Graphite Pro, and Composite Pro, thin-beamed Elite Pro and Elektra Pro.
1989 - Prestige Pro 600.
1991 - Prestige 600 (silver and grey)
1993 - Prestige Classic 600 ("Star Trek" font), Prestige Tour 600 and Prestige Tour 660. In the U.S. the racquet was marketed as the Trisys 300.
1993 - Prestige Classic 600 ("Star Trek" font), Pro Tour 280/630
1994 - Trisys 300 became the Prestige Tour 300.
2000 - Head Classic Mid
2001 - i.Prestige
2004 - Liquidmetal Prestige

... and of course there are great Radical line and Mid Plus Prestiges. :)

jimbo333
03-24-2010, 08:54 AM
sorry, you are right. I can do better than that :)

1982 -Graphite Vector, Graphite Edge, Graphite Director,
1984 - TX Edge (TXE) and TXD,
1986 - TX Professional (TXP). The TXP was introduced as Head's flagship 1986/87 - Prestige Pro (Europe)
1988 - Prestige Pro (U.S.A.), box-beamed Graphite Pro, and Composite Pro, thin-beamed Elite Pro and Elektra Pro.
1989 - Prestige Pro 600.
1991 - Prestige 600 (silver and grey)
1993 - Prestige Classic 600 ("Star Trek" font), Prestige Tour 600 and Prestige Tour 660. In the U.S. the racquet was marketed as the Trisys 300.
1993 - Prestige Classic 600 ("Star Trek" font), Pro Tour 280/630
1994 - Trisys 300 became the Prestige Tour 300.
2000 - Head Classic Mid
2001 - i.Prestige
2004 - Liquidmetal Prestige

... and of course there are great Radical line and Mid Plus Prestiges. :)

Yep certainly can:)

That Head thread you started had some amazing detailed information from you and others!

retrowagen
03-24-2010, 09:48 AM
sorry, you are right. I can do better than that :)

1982 -Graphite Vector, Graphite Edge, Graphite Director,
1984 - TX Edge (TXE) and TXD,
1986 - TX Professional (TXP). The TXP was introduced as Head's flagship 1986/87 - Prestige Pro (Europe)
1988 - Prestige Pro (U.S.A.), box-beamed Graphite Pro, and Composite Pro, thin-beamed Elite Pro and Elektra Pro.
1989 - Prestige Pro 600.
1991 - Prestige 600 (silver and grey)
1993 - Prestige Classic 600 ("Star Trek" font), Prestige Tour 600 and Prestige Tour 660. In the U.S. the racquet was marketed as the Trisys 300.
1993 - Prestige Classic 600 ("Star Trek" font), Pro Tour 280/630
1994 - Trisys 300 became the Prestige Tour 300.
2000 - Head Classic Mid
2001 - i.Prestige
2004 - Liquidmetal Prestige

... and of course there are great Radical line and Mid Plus Prestiges. :)

This is an incomplete listing, of course, of all the HEAD models. Annually, there were in excess of a dozen models or various racquets available. A request such as the OP's original question is very wide ranging - HEAD made everything from elite player's frames, down to recreational and kids' frames every year, and in various head sizes, drill patterns, and compositions, originating from various factories intended for various regional markets.

tandayu
03-24-2010, 10:19 AM
Hi guys i was wondering if any of you could remember the head rackets from early 90s to the current date.

thanks Harry.

Photos would be great

is there any particular model you are looking?

Vsbabolat and retrowagen are our living dictionary which Iam sure they can answer

i start basic info here and sure that others will expand this list:

1970s:
aluminum: master, professional
fiberglass: xrc
composite: Vilas, Arthur Ashe comp (1,2,3)

1980:
aluminum: tournament edge, vector
comp: comp edge, edgewood
graphite or grap/fiberglass/other: vector, graph edge,grap pro, comp pro

the prestige line, radical, pt 630/280 already mentioned above

tandayu
03-24-2010, 10:23 AM
Hi guys i was wondering if any of you could remember the head rackets from early 90s to the current date.

thanks Harry.

Photos would be great

plus there are master series in 80s, pro series in 80s
then the widebeam genesis/atlantis etc with ids system

there are the power wedge feature on the later widebody line in early 90s

coachrick
03-24-2010, 11:06 AM
Let's not forget the Head Legend--more than one model carried that name since ~1980.

How about the Big Bang! 1993 or so & The Edge from that series. The Pyramid Tour arm wrecker. The beat goes on!

goldenyama
03-24-2010, 04:49 PM
Let's not forget the Head Legend--more than one model carried that name since ~1980.

How about the Big Bang! 1993 or so & The Edge from that series. The Pyramid Tour arm wrecker. The beat goes on!

Hey coachrick, why was the Pyramid Tour an arm wrecker? Was it the pyramid shaped beam or the stiffness? I just bought an Ultimate Competition which is heavy, 61 flex and has a pyramid beam. Haven't strung it up yet. Do you think it may also be harsh on the arm?

tennis005
03-24-2010, 09:22 PM
There were a group have Head rackets that looked just like the Head Master metal but were different color and name. I have one called the Mark IV, looks just like the Master except aqua blue throat instead of dark blue.

coachrick
03-25-2010, 05:21 AM
Hey coachrick, why was the Pyramid Tour an arm wrecker? Was it the pyramid shaped beam or the stiffness? I just bought an Ultimate Competition which is heavy, 61 flex and has a pyramid beam. Haven't strung it up yet. Do you think it may also be harsh on the arm?

The Pyramid Tour was just a brick...no feel, stiff as heck at the top of the face. At the time it was introduced, I worked at a 'Tennis Retailer of the Year' and at a 24 court facility with a very active Head account(I played with Head until my final switch--teaching staff-wise--to Volkl) and I'm not sure they ever managed to sell the demo, let alone any first-line Pyramid Tours. Of that Pyramid type design, I played with the Edge and sold dozens of the Big Bang...couldn't GIVE away the Pyramid Tour. Your Ultimate Comp is a conventional oval shaped face, yes? Those weren't big sellers but did OK. It was the 'keystone' shaped Pyramids that were hit or miss, IIRC. With normal tensions, your stick should be fine. Have fun!