Head Prestige 25th Anniversary Special Edition

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  1. peter becker

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    Hi Everyone, not sure if anyone is aware of a Head Prestige 25th Anniversary Special Edition Tennis racquet and Bag that are due out around November
     
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    http://www.head.com/tennis/news/?region=eu&id=2111

    Hi Peter, This article from head was written in January so it appears the latest youtek ig prestige line is all there is for 2012, seemingly released early ahead of Wimbledon and the London olympics.

    All ears if you've got some secret info though :)
     
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  3. peter becker

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    oh, though i have images of the racquet and the bag, but, it is in pdf format, and not sure how to upload it
     
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    If you'd like you can email it to me and I'll convert it and post it.
     
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  5. sixone90

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    Seen it, it's black and only available in the MP
     
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    I wish they made green Prestige.

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    Or rerun the Prestige Pro 600
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    I think Head could reintroduce annual limited runs of the Prestige Classic 600 and 660 in the iconic crimson or special colors/graphics with leather grip for $200-250 and they would sell out every time based on interest here on TW. While it's kind of a niche market, it would seem to keep the mystique going to collectors.
     
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    There is a site called http://pdfcast.org/

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    Is that a real Prestige or a Photoshop?

    That green color is awesome! I wish Head made a green Prestige also (if they've never done so in the past).
     
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    Indeed, the green Prestige looks nice!
     
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    I've seen a green Prestige in person and boy is it sweet. I'd rather a gunmetal one though, or for a flamboyant touch, purple!
     
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  14. G-12

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    Thanks for the pics. VSBABOLAT. Quick question: I came across a HEAD frame, the HEAD Special Edition Pro, and it has a blue and white paintjob. Racquet was made in USA and is 89.5 sq. in. Can you provide any information about this frame? It was only used once and has the white grommets, which I've heard are very brittle. From the looks of this frame and putting it alongside the Prestige Mids, they seem to be of the same mold.

    Any information would be great and thank you!
     
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  15. vsbabolat

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    The Special Edition Pro was from the same mold as the Graphite Pro. Not the Prestige Mid. It was from 1987-1988.
     
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  16. G-12

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    Oh really? Thanks for the insight. When I compare it with the Prestige Mid. the two look identical. Can this frame be capped? Was their a limited number released hence the "Special Edition" Pro? I was thinking of cutting out the strings (original) and taking out the original white grommets and replacing it with the CAP grommets? Will this work or is better to leaave the original grommets on?


    Thanks again!
     
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  17. vsbabolat

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    If the White grommets are brittle than you can put C.A.P. Grommets on it. It's a slightly different drill pattern. But they will work. I don't know if it was a Limited release. I was using the Graphite Pro at the time.
     
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    Was the Graphite Pro the same mold as the Prestige Mids? After comparing the Special Edition Pro to the Prestige Mid, I can't find any differences in the molding of the racquet...
     
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  19. ptb5021

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    When was a green prestige made?
     
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  20. peter becker

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    Thanks, i will check it out and see if i can upload some pics
     
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    ok check out that website, lets see if this does anything??

    <a target="_blank" title="head (pdf)" href="http://pdfcast.org/pdf/head-1">head</a>
     
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    ok so am having issues trying to get the pdf images, so happy to email it to you, but need your email address.
     
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  23. peter becker

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    thanks to Suppawat for the assistance in getting the pics out of a PDF format.
     
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    And they spelt the Scud's name wrong!
     
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    Thanks, badass looking stick. What's up with the 2nd side view though? Can't make out what that is.:oops:
     
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    It's just showing the graphic on the inside of the frame.

    That thing does look sweet.
     
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    Very excited. If it becomes reality, I'll buy one.
     
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    That looks pretty darn nice. . . . .
     
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  30. peter becker

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    yeah its coming out for sure early november.....!
     
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    Too bad it's only MP and most likely the same specs as regular IG MP. What if they made in Austria though? (j/k)
     
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    What's coming out? The bright green Prestige Mid with the modern graphics just like it's shown in Suppawat's pic above?
     
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  33. Bartelby

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    post 24 is your answer
     
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  34. peter becker

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    don't have a great deal of information on it yet regarding specs etc, but hoping to find out.
     
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    all i see is gray/red on the racket O.O Is it going to be black/red or gray/red? :O I hope it's black with red lettering/design
     
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    Those were just regular Prestige Mids that were photoshopped.
     
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    Well, 25th Anniversary, particularly as relates to wedding annivs., is considered the silver anniversary ( 50th being gold ) , so having a grey / silver motif is in context.
     
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    YAY FOR GUNMETAL! Now time to win on the lottery!
     
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    i hope it isn't grey/gunmetal..... :(
     
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    its gunmetal grey!! no doubt.

    definitely getting a pair fo these, wont be using them though, they look too good to be scratched.

    "Well Done Head" still a fan!!
     
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  42. JDMasFCK

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    if its gunmetal... then why is the bag black and red? O_O doesn't Head match the color of the racket to the bag or vice versa? For example, the Head Radical series bag is black and orange to match the orange on the radical rackets, djokovic's bag series are black and white to match his racket etc...
     
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  43. Xonemains

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    Relax dude, its going to be awhile till we see some actual pics of the stick!! (lighting on the camera always changes the contrast)

    but from the current link, its gunmetal grey.

    the bag? dont know what color either, just gotta wait.

    Relax brother:)
     
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    Is this just a cosmetic change of current Youtek-IG tech (ie. a different paintjob), or are they going to be traditional Prestige 100% graphite or graphite-twaron composites
     
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  45. peter becker

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    No info on this as yet. I will ask my source from whom i got this images from and see if he know, as he works for head
     
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  46. JDMasFCK

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    I'm going to guess its just a cosmetic change
     
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  47. peter becker

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    Yeah that is what i am thinking too..!
     
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    Head needs to make this racquet with a 16 x 19 pattern.
     
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    NEVER!!!!!
     
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    Bring back the silver and green one that David Wheaton used. My favorite color and version.
     
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