"Made in Austria"

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by crosscourt, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. crosscourt

    crosscourt Professional

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    The Head LM Prestiges have "Made in Austria" on the buttcap. They look well made. Play nice too.
     
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  2. Swan Song

    Swan Song Professional

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    I think all Head racquets are made in Austria except for some Pro Tour 280s and Head Prestiges(both have "Designed in Austria).
     
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  3. mary fierce

    mary fierce Banned

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    Take a look at the graphics on the last few generations of Head racquets and you'll see they are rarely applied symmetrically, alligning differently on different sides of the racquets in a grossly evident way. Not the hallmark of old-world craftsmanship. Also, there have been a few posts just in the last few weeks here about cracks at the graphite-liquidmetal junction. And take a look at where the headguard ends on the Prestige LM, leaving a bizarre looking gap. Finally, people have complained on this site about the durability of Head racquet graphics over time.
     
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  4. sherpa78

    sherpa78 Rookie

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    I've got a couple of Head Prestige Classic 600's that say "Designed in Austria". (but they have a sticker in the buttcap that say "made in austria"). They seem to be built nicely. From what I understood, I think "designed in austria" mean that the frames were molded in Austria but then finished off in the Czech Republic.

    BTW, my Prestiges have a plastic part in the neck, right before the grip begins. I was looking at other pictures of the original Prestige's and they do not seem to have this plastic. Just thought that was kinda curious...

    Sherpa78
     
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  5. David Pavlich

    David Pavlich Professional

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    All of the LM line are made in Austria. Throwbacks like the TiS6 or the Ti Heat CZ are now made in the Orient.

    David
     
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