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houstonace
05-29-2005, 07:38 PM
Hi Guys,
Just picked up a pair of iPrestige mids and on one it has "made in Austria" imprinted just below the "Head" logo. The other racquet does not have the "made in Austria" on it. So what's the story behind that? Anyone?
Thanks in advance.

tandayu
05-29-2005, 08:00 PM
How about on buttcap, any sticker?

houstonace
05-29-2005, 09:24 PM
Tandayu, Both butt caps are the same ie., white outer, black center, and "Head" logo with <intelligence> under the Head. The one labled "made in Austria" has sort of a dull matte black finish. The other is more polished.

tandayu
05-30-2005, 12:23 AM
I do not have the answer, but out of curiousity, what is the numbers on buttcap?

Mine on the "made in Austria" : 6892841, and 6368177.

Another frame with small sticker "made in Austria" on buttcap: 7266448

PrestigeClassic
05-30-2005, 01:24 AM
matte with 6296552 here

houstonace
05-30-2005, 09:18 AM
My made in Austria reads 6319977 and the other one has 7383030 and no sticker either.

tandayu
05-30-2005, 10:56 AM
I never see the polished look one, must be the later version. Houstonace, yours might be made in Czech Rep.. Have you ever weighth both frames? I read somewhere either at www.rackettech.com (if I spell correctly) or www.racketresearch.com than the earliest version of i pres. was much heavier than the later one.

thatballwas_IN
05-30-2005, 12:27 PM
if you do a search, you should be able to find answers about the 2 different versions of the Iprestige. On one version the paint comes off very easily... so that is why they switched that... try a search for more info.

tandayu
05-30-2005, 01:12 PM
Both of my matte "Austrian" frames already has the updated paint quality. I want to know if anybody has heavier frames than mine which both at 342-343 gram strung plus tourna grip over the stock grip.

houstonace
05-30-2005, 01:14 PM
Thanks Guys, I think I've got the picture now. I have one ealier version and one later version. Tandayu, I have not weighed the racquets, but in my hands the earlier version(made in Austria) does feel slightly heaftier and also plays more solid. Thanks again to all for the input.