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Gabs011
01-05-2006, 05:23 AM
I am sure that most of you have read countless reviews of the PC600 however since I just purchased two brand new ones from the "famous auction site" I thought I would share my experiences.

I know that are numerous re-incarnations of the Prestige Classic. I am guessing that the ones I have are fairly recent, however if somebody could look at my pics and inform me where mine fits into the timeline I would be most greatful.

Swingweight - The first thing that I noticed after picking up these babies is that they were rather hefty. However, the swingweight did not seem to be as high as I would have thought prior to playing. I predict it to be around 330g. Definitely easier to swing than its Liquidmetal counterpart.

Groundstrokes - Getting used to the racket took me about half and hour. However, after this period, the racket was a dream to use on groundstrokes offering power, control and arm friendliness. On both the forehand and backhand sides I found myself hitting with pin point accuracy in addition to ample power. Hitting the sweetspot was a like a dream, however I must add that off center hits were not pleasant at all.

Serves - As was expected this racket is an unbelieveable serving weapon. I hit mostly flat serves and for this the racket was exceptional. I was surprised at how despite the heft of the stick you could really swing it so easily during the service motion.

Volleys - Being a baseliner I did not spend sufficient court time on this aspect. However from the few volleys I hit, the racket was not lacking in this department either.

Leather grip - Previously I have always used overgrips on my rackets however I am now stuck between two minds. The leather grip on this stick is really comfortable as well as beautiful. To maintain that classic feel I am tempted to just play with the leather grip....

Conclusion - Having recently purchased a Wilson HPS 6.0 Tour, I have to say that this stick is far harder to get accustomed to. At this moment in time it would be difficult for me to choose a winner between the two. What I definitely did notice is that when the preparation and footwork for the strokes was sufficient the PC600 was awesome.

Hope you guys enjoy the review + pics !!

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/3042/pc60014ib.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7995/pc60027em.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/2751/pc60034oi.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Gabs011
01-05-2006, 05:24 AM
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/2043/pc60046tr.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/6089/pc60059qk.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

backhand_finish
01-05-2006, 06:06 AM
B-E-A-U-Tiful

djones
01-05-2006, 07:05 AM
Yeah, their nice, but I'm affraid those aren't the 'original' Head Prestiges.
Above the handle it says 'designed in austria, while the 'original' ones are 'made in austria'.

But also the ones designed in austria are very nice playing racquets, it's a matter of preference which one you like better.

Gabs011
01-05-2006, 07:35 AM
Yeah I know its a shame they are not the "made in Austria" ones but whichever way you look at it, getting a new pc600 nowadays is hard enough.

Marius_Hancu
01-05-2006, 07:39 AM
Yeah I know its a shame they are not the "made in Austria" ones but whichever way you look at it, getting a new pc600 nowadays is hard enough.

So, what's on the butt cap?
Made in Czech Republic?
That's what's on mine.

djones
01-05-2006, 08:22 AM
Yeah I know its a shame they are not the "made in Austria" ones but whichever way you look at it, getting a new pc600 nowadays is hard enough.

They are still available new at www.thetenniss*p*o*t.net

Then leave out those ***!

But they're I believe 219 dollars per racquet!

Gabs011
01-05-2006, 08:57 AM
Yeah Marius I probably have the same one as you do. What has been your experience with the racquet so far??

PrestigeClassic
01-05-2006, 09:39 AM
These two particular frames either were originally sold by TW (or by another company that might have shared the order with TW) about a couple of years ago or sold only in Europe several years ago. Frames like yours should be relatively flexible. They are the newest version and if you like them, then you should like the new frames that TW said they would be getting this year.

Return_Ace
01-05-2006, 09:55 AM
hey gabs... you in the UK? cause i remember seeing, a pair of PC600's on **** sellin for £199 (i've never seen another *pair* of pc600's being sold on ****)... heh, i would have gone for it... but i had no money, and my parents said i had enough rackets already...

Marius_Hancu
01-05-2006, 10:00 AM
Yeah Marius I probably have the same one as you do. What has been your experience with the racquet so far??

the fact that this racket is more head heavy than what I was used, created me initially some elbow problems during serving, which I corrected by reducing the tension to 54lbs (from 64 initially) and using nat gut on it. now it plays like a dream, but you're swinging a pretty heavy racquet.

Gabs011
01-05-2006, 11:25 AM
Return_Ace - Yeah I spend part of the year in the UK. I bought them from the German version of the auction site. ie. ****.de. The ones that you probably saw a couple of months ago going for 199 were Head Classic Mids.

Davai
01-05-2006, 07:01 PM
Great rackets. What I can't believe my eyes nobody has asked to confirm that they are indeed genuine and not some fakes, very strange. Anyways Gabs011 get yourself some overgrips and put them on no need to waste the original Head leather grip and besides I would imagine that it would fell quite nicer.

DX_Psycho
01-05-2006, 09:25 PM
i don't think anyone would make fake prestiges and include the collar too. and the leather grip. and cap gromemts.

Davai
01-05-2006, 09:44 PM
i don't think anyone would make fake prestiges and include the collar too. and the leather grip. and cap gromemts.

So you are saying no one would want to produce fake rackets and sell them for cheap where as the real racekt sells for 220 new. Besides how hard is it to cheaply replicate all the characteristics that you mentioned above. However I do agree that the racket is real and Gabs011 has no reason to worry.

Deuce
01-06-2006, 12:07 AM
Very nice... but you need to learn how to resize (reduce) your photos.

PrestigeClassic
01-06-2006, 05:01 AM
So you are saying no one would want to produce fake rackets and sell them for cheap where as the real racekt sells for 220 new. Besides how hard is it to cheaply replicate all the characteristics that you mentioned above. However I do agree that the racket is real and Gabs011 has no reason to worry.

In several years I have never seen a fake collar or fake CAP System grommets. These parts are inexpensive as it is.

There's been fake new "Prestige Pro" frames on eB*y that haven't been bid on at $60. These did not have collars or CAP's. If they did have genuine collar, pallets, and grommets, $60 would be just about breaking even assuming the frame itself cost, on average, $25.00 to bring to eB*y.

Davai
01-06-2006, 11:15 AM
In several years I have never seen a fake collar or fake CAP System grommets. These parts are inexpensive as it is.

There's been fake new "Prestige Pro" frames on eB*y that haven't been bid on at $60. These did not have collars or CAP's. If they did have genuine collar, pallets, and grommets, $60 would be just about breaking even assuming the frame itself cost, on average, $25.00 to bring to eB*y.

I didn't, and couldn't have assumed, that these parts very so hard to replicate. How is it much differerent than let's faking an APD or PD. You are probably right but it still strikes me as an odd match.

tandayu
01-06-2006, 08:52 PM
i don't think anyone would make fake prestiges and include the collar too. and the leather grip. and cap gromemts.

Yes, I agree. If they go all the trouble copying all the details and offer competitive price, then it is a good deal for an alternative.