Head XRC

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  1. jorel

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    I've been reading that this racquet is 100% Fiberglass. Is that correct? Is it even possible?
     
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  2. LoveThisGame

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    It was one of the early non-metal composite frames. I had a couple and loved them. If I recall correctly, there was fiberglass facing in the shaft/throat area.

    I know that I have a few fiberglass slivers in a couple of fingers, even though they haven't been visible for a long time. (The flexing of the racquet during hits gave the opportunity later for my had to acquire the slivers.)
     
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  3. Soundog

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    Yes it is possible and as far as I know it's true. A friend of mine had one and I had a go once. It had a nice solid feel to it with quite a bit of flex.

    Fibreglass was used before graphite became the standard composite material. I had a yamaha fibreglass racket, and snauwaert made a fibreglass racket as well.
     
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  4. Deuce

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    Yes, Head claimed at the time (circa 1980) that the XRC was all fibreglass.

    It's a great frame - I love it. Perhaps the best groundstroke racquet I've ever used.
    I still pull one out of my bag every now & then.
    Absolutely wonderful feel.
     
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  5. Per hang tag, fiberglass-reinforced epoxy resin.

    Sounds like you still have them! In your blood...
     
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  6. Mingo

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    Had a couple of XRCs when they were state of the art and loved them. I didn't have CSI examine them, but they looked like fibreglass when they broke. Sigh ... those were the days.
     
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