History of Head

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by SebGrosjeanLover, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. 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.
     
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  2. Head_Rocketman

    Head_Rocketman Rookie

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    Not sure of the country of origin, but Head is a European manufacturer, they are teamed up or own Penn, the ball manufacturer.
     
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  3. NoBadMojo

    NoBadMojo G.O.A.T.

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    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.
     
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  4. PBODY99

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    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:
     
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  5. dirtballer

    dirtballer Professional

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    After Head sold his company, didn't he design the first Prince oversize racket (the one with the green plastic insert in the throat)?
     
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  6. tarheelbornjohn

    tarheelbornjohn Semi-Pro

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    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.
     
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  7. astra

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    Tyrolia, have it on my Fischer ski. Tirol is a region in Austria, that is why the name.
     
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