Epic prestige video is epic

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  1. khw72004

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    Oh my. . . . . , Makes me want to buy a Prestige FlexPoint :D
     
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    Aaw... I thought this would be from the 80's and feature incredibly 80's music while a man in a suit with overly large shoulder pads presented its many innovations with cheesy video effects...
     
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    Great video, loved seeing the past greats and the prestige pros and pc600s. Sure wish some retros could be rereleased like wilson has done for the prostaff 60.
     
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    What version Prestige Pro is this, as seen in the video?

    http://imgur.com/a/iGmv0

    I have seen other Head racquets with the VIBRATION CONTROL SYSTEM, sometimes with besonders armschonend beneath, but not the red Head Prestige Pro.
     
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    Great video. Head def makes some great racquets. I love my microgel prestiges :)
     
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    Very nice vid. Only problem is the fact that the pros doent use these rackets. they use PT 57a's , TGK 238.4 ,238.5's PT10's etc . proper graphite and twaron layups.
     
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    the best racquet in the history of racquets that spans 25 years and counting maybe another 25 years. 25 year old racquet that is still used today by many touring pros, can we say the same for other frames that lasted more than 25 years. Dunlop maxply:confused:
     
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    definitely the maxply, also i guess the wilson kramer and slazenger challenge no.1 in it´s different reincarnations.
    as far as graphite rackets are concerned, the prestige stands alone, imho
     
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  10. vsbabolat

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    The TGK has no Twaron. PT10 is the Prestige Pro/Classic and the PT57A is the Pro Tour 630 the original Prestige in 630cm2 series.
     
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    sorry if i ask a really stupid question:)
    pt10´s or pt57´s as used today by the pros still contain twaron?
     
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    unfortunately, it's one that i don't have. possibly a pc600 prototype that didn't make it to market. :confused:
     
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    That's the Prestige Pro from 1988.
     
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    normally the 1st generation pp look more brown than red - the one in these photos look to be very metallic deep candy apple red.
     
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    The 1st gen Prestige Pro from 1986 and 1987 was all brown. Then the paint changed to red and brown around the hoop in 1988.
    Here is my 1988 Prestige Pro compared to the YT Prestige red and the bottom photo is from the video. The color of my racquet and the Prestige Pro from the video is the same.
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    so this a 2nd generation prestige pro?
    my 2nd gen PPs are brown starting gradually on the throat a couple inches below the CAP and the hoop is all brown. assume tis is a variation between production runs of the 2nd gen PPs.
     
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  18. vsbabolat

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    That is the Prestige Pro cosmetic for the US Market. Europe was brown going down the bridge and a little past. See photo below for Prestige Pro for Europe.
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    I have been playing with these racquets unfortunately for most of life and can't seem to switch from them.
     
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    thanks vsbabolat - you never fail to amaze me with the depth of your knowledge of various breeds of the species Racqueteus graphitus
     
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    god i love my prestiges. too bad i suck with them
     
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    I detest my PDGTR+s too bad I am so good with them.
     
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    Thanks for that, just been reminded of the racket covers. Don't make them like that anymore. Couldn't really be a cheap plastic thermo with the name prestige. Such a good name, for the sound, the word sounds like how the racket plays.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Hi, I have been looking for that suede Prestige cover for a long time.
    If you can let it go, I have lots to trade for, including many other covers, classic and new.
     
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    Oh, you should have looked at the source code and you would have seen:
    http://www.ne.jp/asahi/prestige/600/image/pro2nd-7.jpg
    Sorry!
     
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    Nice Video i remember 1988 , im feel sacary when string my first Prestige when i tigh the string sound a CLACK .. , i thik was broken the racket but not are the sound of the CAP grommets , only a comment the Prestige appear into the video are very bad stringed because its possible view a part of the string out the CAP....
     
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