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Zverev
04-05-2006, 08:06 PM
This racquet is currently on sale at TW,
so I have checked the boards for some info,
as I never had any Head and would be interested to try.

I have found lots of raving about some PC600,
which was allegedly so good that some people have even offered couple of fingers on their left hand for at least one of those.
Not much though about Classic Tour on sale,
which, TW says, is Prestige Classic but without the name.

Also, in Q&A, they say that it's Head Prestige Tour 300 but without suspension grip.
Was PT 300 made before PC600 or after?
We are talking about late nineties here, don't we?
So if this TW's Classic Tour was made say in 1999, where has it been before now? It has spent the last 7 years laying around in some storage?
What impact did it make on its quality?

Anybody can bring some light on the issue, please?

OnyxZ28
04-05-2006, 09:05 PM
The Prestige Tour 600/Trisys 300/Prestige Tour were made from 1993-1996 or so. During that time, the Prestige Classic were not available in the US. After the Tour died, Head introduced the Classic Mid. Technically DC'd with the advent of the i.Prestige in 2000 or so, TW managed to import a new batch of Prestige Classic 600s from Head. The rest is history.

According to TW, this new batch is not NOS like the old Bosworth Collection. They're freshly manufactured racquets from Head.

Now that I read your post again, I'm not sure if you're asking about the Classic Tour 660 that TW is currently selling, or the Prestige Classic 600 due to arrive later this month. In any case, anything I left out is easily found by searching the forums. Discussion on the Prestige series has probably been beaten to death more than any other racquet.

Zverev
04-05-2006, 09:45 PM
Thanks for this information.
So as I understood correctly, TW is importing freshly made PC600 next month,
and Classic Tour curently on sale was made sometime between 1993-1996.

And Classic Tour currently on sale is predecessor of PC600.
And PC600 is a great racquet, not the Classic Tour currently on sale.

Thanks.

OnyxZ28
04-05-2006, 09:48 PM
Oh, no, I didn't mean to imply the Classic Mid and the Classic Midplus (the Classic Tour TW has now) aren't good racquets. Au contraire, they're still exceptional and play every bit as well as the vaunted Prestige Classic 600 (at least the Classic Mid does, I haven't tried the 660 version); the difference between the two is a matter of feel and personal preference.

US:
The Classic Tour was made between 97 until 00' or so; the suspension grip Prestiges preceded them.

The rest of the world:
Both Prestige Classic 600 and Prestige Tour 600 were widely available. The "Classic Tour" was a US-only model.

kreative
04-05-2006, 11:23 PM
the classic tour currently on sale is the midplus version (660/102") of the classic mid (600/93") Evidently, the midplus isn't as popular as it's smaller mid brother. It's a comfortable stick, and something I'd place inbetween the classic mid and pt280. It's been years since I've hit with one thou.

dennis1188
04-06-2006, 02:02 AM
I play w/ both classic midplus and prestige 660. IMO the (unmodified) rackets r very low powered. I added plenty of lead tape at 12 and 6 position in the hoop. Seems the rackets r more flexible than even the POG OS and POG MP. I like these rackets strung at +65lbs w/ 16g prince lightning. Great kick and flat serves. Excellent topspin and 'ball bite' w/ high string tension w/ the 18x19 string pattern. BTW i like playing w/ heavy rackets and a fast swing.

Galactus
04-06-2006, 02:12 AM
Which is the model that Ivanisevic, Safin, Philippoussis, etc played with?
The Classic Tour Mid or the Prestige Classic 600 Mid??

OnyxZ28
04-06-2006, 04:57 AM
There is no such thing as the "Prestige Classic 600 Mid", because the "Mid" is redundant. Semantics aside, :p they all played with the Prestige Classic 600.

Galactus
04-06-2006, 05:08 AM
There is no such thing as the "Prestige Classic 600 Mid", because the "Mid" is redundant. Semantics aside, :p they all played with the Prestige Classic 600.
Then what is a Prestige Classic 600@93" as opposed to the tweener Prestige Classic 600@102"????

bee
04-06-2006, 10:14 AM
I have a cherry red Classi Tour mid that I bought from TW 6 or 7 years ago. So will the PC 600 play essentially the same or will there be some slight differences?

kreative
04-06-2006, 10:46 AM
Then what is a Prestige Classic 600@93" as opposed to the tweener Prestige Classic 600@102"????

the 102" is known as the 660, not 600.

KFwinds
04-06-2006, 11:21 AM
Which is the model that Ivanisevic, Safin, Philippoussis, etc played with?
The Classic Tour Mid or the Prestige Classic 600 Mid??

The pros that you mentioned all use(d) the Prestige Classic 600, midsize.

Also, the 660 (102si) model sold currently here at TW is definitely NOT a "tweener" racquet...

Zverev
04-06-2006, 06:04 PM
600 and 660 are probably just head sizes...

snoflewis
04-06-2006, 07:01 PM
the 600 and 660 are measured by sq. cm. In order to convert to sq in, just divide by 2.54 twice

Zverev
04-09-2006, 03:59 PM
So how does Head Classic Tour, currently on sale at TW, play?
Spin, power, stability - similar to which modern racquet?