New Heads

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by West Coast Ace, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

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    (went back 4 pages; didn't see anything)

    Picked up my Microgel Prestige Mid at the stringer; he said the Head rep said new sticks would be coming out in Oct/Nov. Anyone have any intel?

    I have quite of a few of the Prestiges Mids - skipped the Youtek. Wondering what they're going to come up with next.
     
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  2. movdqa

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    There was a thread with pictures about two weeks ago in this forum.
     
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  3. West Coast Ace

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    Thanks. I'll start searching...
     
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  4. movdqa

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    The thread was apparently deleted (by the mods I guess). I can email you links to two of the pictures on the thread if you'd like. I have the text of the thread after the first few posts too.
     
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  5. Fuji

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    It's just the new Prestige Youtek IG. Still got the same old Youtek but now with "added Innegra". Whether or not it does anything is pretty much irrelevant! The Prestige does have a new paint job with clear CAPS instead of the traditional Black. :)

    -Fuji
     
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  6. HybriD)2

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    hey movdqa, can u send me the links too ;)?
     
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  7. movdqa

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    HybriD)2 and West Coast Ace do not have email enabled. Send me an email with your address and I will reply with the post with the links to the images.
     
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  8. klementine

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    Yeah... I saw that the thread had been deleted as well... like the russians would steal the 'secrets' and win davis cup or something... go figure.
     
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  9. movdqa

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    It's proprietary information for Head (despite it being obviously leaked) and TW has a business relationship with Head. You can't put the genie back in the bottle with the internet today but you can try to reduce your exposure.
     
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  10. klementine

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    ^ I realize this.... and it's logical...

    But, the racquets are/were obviously on display somewhere as the OP (rockstrongo?? something like that) had access to them and conveniently snapped a photo of them....

    So, somewhere out there these racquets are on display or available for viewing.... doesn't make much sense.
     
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  11. movdqa

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    They might have been shown to someone that didn't have the expectation that they would be put up on the internet. I deal with confidential information all the time but I have to be careful about discussing it with others in public places even though we take the information for granted.

    I'm sure that racquet companies would rather that we didn't know about the pro stock stuff and they probably aren't all that happy when a stringer takes a picture of a frame or posts specs of a frame showing that a player really isn't using the frame that he or she endorses but the vast majority of players don't read those threads or they don't really care about it. The tennis racquet companies don't hold the tight level of information security that other industries might. A good example is Apple - leak some information as an employee and you may get fired. Find a prototype and you might have a private security firm checking you out.
     
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  12. HybriD)2

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    Hi movdqy I think I'm too silly, but I can't send you any personal message. I have enabled mine now^^

    thank you again
     
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  14. Mig1NC

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    Google cache still has them.

    Just search for some keywords that you think make sense for the topic and hit the "cache" link.
     
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  15. mrtrinh

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    imo the new prestiges look pretty fugly, id stock up on the current prestiges when they go on sale
     
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  16. movdqa

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    I didn't like them either but I'm an older person. I think that this look would appeal to younger players.
     
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  17. Anton

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    I like how they look, same high-tech look as IG Instinct
     
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  18. Six.One.Tour.90FAN

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    Bin sifting throughout the internet, finally found pics of the prestige and radicals, the new ones.

    Prestige has now got clear grommets? Interesting...also,
    I think the patterns are nice although the main colours and
    design is similar. Probably will look the same from a distance.

    90

    P.S I like being vague :p
     
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  19. Six.One.Tour.90FAN

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    Also looks like there is going to be a prestige s model

    90
     
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  20. klementine

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    ^ That S model looks intriguing... I hope its like a Team version but with the same head-size and shape... unlike the MgPresTeam which was a 102sq.in. head I think?? and completely different shape.
     
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  21. lightflow

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    Reading the original thread it said there looked like there was going to be a version of the Radical MP in a 16x19 string pattern, hope so!
     
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  22. Six.One.Tour.90FAN

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    I'm actually digging the translucent-ish cap grommets on it!

    90
     
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