Head Atlantis 660 specs?

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  1. Sagittar

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    anybody know the specs of the 660 atlantis?
    all i know it's a 102 head from the early 90s
    if anybody know it or a link to it post it plz ..
    thnx ...
     
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  2. Sagittar

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    Anybody ??
     
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    come on guys ? nobody has a minute off the matches or what ? :D
     
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    what ?!!!
    I think it was a popular stick ? NOboby has an idea ?
     
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    disappointed , really i am :(
     
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    I also played with the Atlantis. Easy and powerful stick. I really liked it, but I don't remember any specs, sorry
     
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    The Atlantis? Was there a 95/93 and a 102? Did it had widebody? Like the frame was thinner at the middle of the racquet? If it is this racquet I have a friend still playing with it. I can ask him about the specs.
    Why don't they make stiff racquets with small heads and big frames today? More power from the frame, like the pure drive, but still control/feel, like a PS85.

    //Rosen88
     
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    YES that's the one! Please give us some pics / specs :)
     
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    yeah the one with the 102 head , and yes it has wide body
    ask him plz ..
     
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  10. msunderland71

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    I have a Head Atlantis 660 and 600 from 1992. Both about 370g, dark blue/black, widebody with narrower frame in middle of head.
    I have a 660 from 1997 - slightly different, 330g, slightly narrower frame, lighter colour.
    The 660's both have awesome power compared to todays racquets, so I use plenty of topspin!
     
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    I have the Tennis Magazine Atlantis 660 102 review from 1992. This was before the days of detailed specs, but here is what they have:

    Head = 102 sq. in.
    Weight: 10.25 oz (290.5 g). [I'm betting this is unstrung]
    Balance: Even
    Frame: Head Double Power Wedge - 31-26-24mm
    Stiffness: Medium
    Materials: Graphite, Twaron composite
    Pattern: 16 x 19
    Rec Tension: 62-70
    Retail: $199

    Power = 8
    Control = 10
    Comfort = 8
    Maneuverability = 8


    Notes:

    The best model in its size in the Head Double Power Wedge (DPW) line for aggressive, advanced players, the Atlantis IDS 660 is more flexible than the similarly proportioned Genesis.

    The DPW beam design has been modified with a wider throat bridge that more closely matches the width of the beam at the crown, to create a more uniform playability.

    The special string pattern that's only available in the Atlantis has two fewer mains that other Head racquets, but the strings are more tightly clustered in the center, with larger openings toward the sides. It helps tames the power on sweetspot hits, while adding resiliency on off center hits. The overall playability is quite lively, consistent and predictable.

    Best suited for intermediate to advanced serve-and-volleyers who will be able to generate good spin on serves from the open areas of the string grid. It's also a versatile racquet for good players who like to generate their own power with a fulll swing and put a priority on ball control.

    -k-
     
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    this stick is such a serving beast... dragged it out of the closet just to look at it today

    the lost continent arises!
     
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  13. vsbabolat

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    Which one do you have, the original one or the update with IDS?
     
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    Pretty sure it is the original without IDS. No mention of IDS on it but it does mention some Head nodal shock reduction system.
     
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    Yeah, you have the original talking about the nodal system. I'm thinking about getting an original Genesis 600.
     
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    That 600 is an interesting frame... I considered getting one of those but I was a doubles specialist at the time and trying to become a servebot/returnbot combo at the time... you know, back when the courts/balls were very fast and doubles points favored serving and returning even more than it is now. It was an experiment.

    If there is ever a fast serve competition I feel like entering the Atlantis 660 will get the call... yet it isnt super stiff or harsh. I am guessing maybe only a 65-66RA? the thing personifies relatively flat hitting putaway power. Really great plow when leaded to a decent weight and nice stability.

    Twaron memories... twaron in atlantis
     
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    Head racquets during the Twaron era were super comfortable. They weren't harsh, they had the combination of being stable and plush. They were the easiest widebody on the arm. I loved the Discovery.
     
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