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SebGrosjeanLover
04-09-2006, 07:44 PM
I wanted to know where the origin of Head racquets is. I mean, what country is it from? I can't find anything on it and I am assuming the brand is american. Could someone please clear this up for me? Thanks.

Head_Rocketman
04-09-2006, 08:20 PM
Not sure of the country of origin, but Head is a European manufacturer, they are teamed up or own Penn, the ball manufacturer.

NoBadMojo
04-09-2006, 08:28 PM
Head was founded around 1950 by Howard Head who was a maker of metal skiis. Since then they acquired Tyvolia (sp?) (bindings) and Penn Balls maybe around 2000.

PBODY99
04-09-2006, 09:03 PM
When they entered the tennis market with the frame we know as the Arthur Ashe Comp 1 in the late 1960's based on the technology of the 1954 patent, Howard Head had sold his company that he founded in 1948.
They also made a tubular AL frame with a nylon throat piece, Red The Professional< Hex extrusion> & my 1st Head frame the MAster< blue throat, oval shaft not as stiff>:cool:

dirtballer
04-10-2006, 07:04 AM
After Head sold his company, didn't he design the first Prince oversize racket (the one with the green plastic insert in the throat)?

tarheelbornjohn
04-10-2006, 07:08 AM
Yea, I still pull out my AL frame call the tournament Director. I love the feel of that, but the gromments are going bad and can't find replacements for them.

astra
04-11-2006, 12:14 AM
Head was founded around 1950 by Howard Head who was a maker of metal skiis. Since then they acquired Tyvolia (sp?) (bindings) and Penn Balls maybe around 2000.
Tyrolia, have it on my Fischer ski. Tirol is a region in Austria, that is why the name.

jck01
05-14-2006, 06:23 AM
FYI. Check out Head's website.

http://www.head.com/corporate/history.php