is the classic tour 102 really a 102????

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by rainmaker, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. rainmaker

    rainmaker New User

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    didn't they measure head size differently back in the days???

    i read somewhere that head sizes were measured from outside of frame...then later was changed to inside... (or vice versa)

    now i'm thinking is the head classic tour 102 really a 102?? or is it something smaller/larger???

    just thought i'd throw this out... no one has one available for demo but i like the specs and am considering ordering one...

    from the specs alone it seems like a perfect balance of heft, head size, swing weight, and HL....
     
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  2. bcsax123

    bcsax123 Semi-Pro

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    The 102 is probably more like 98 since head measures from the outside.
     
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  3. dennis1188

    dennis1188 Semi-Pro

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    102sqin seems about right. I hv a LM radical midplus 98sqin and pog LB MP 100sqin. The '102' seems larger than both and smaller than my POG os 107 and the head radical OS. I hv 2 head classic tour 102s right now and looking to sell one my email is pihk@email.com
     
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  4. alfa164164

    alfa164164 Professional

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    IMO the Classic Tour 102 is definitely bigger than 98 sq. in. - the 102 does seem right (I have owned them in the past). If not for Head's rectangular grips it would still be a contender.
     
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  5. AndyC

    AndyC Semi-Pro

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    Yup Head measures from the outside which makes them slightly smaller compared to other manufacturers that measure from the inside. I have the 102 inch prestige tour and it's slightly larger than a Volkl 98 when I put the frames together to compare. This is also seen with the Classic Mid that is slightly smaller than the Volkl C10 Pro Tour and Prince Diablo Mids I have.
     
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  6. rainmaker

    rainmaker New User

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    so, compared to today's more popular (and newer) racquets the head classic tour would be really a 100??

    if i took this racquet and compared it to say a wilson n6.2 100 it would be pretty much the same size???

    i was actually looking for a larger than 100 head size but not something too extreme like a 110 or 107...

    if the head 102 is just like a newer model 100 i'll stick to my current sticks...
     
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  7. bcsax123

    bcsax123 Semi-Pro

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    107 isn't too extreme, especially if you are talking about the POG OS. It feels like a 100.
     
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