Old Prestige Tour 660 vs New Classic Tour 660

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by goldenyama, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. goldenyama

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    I posted this in the Racquets section but I thought I would post it here too:)

    I have decided to buy a PC660...now I need to choose between an original made in Austria Prestige Tour MP with suspension grip or the remade Classic Tour MP.

    I want to get the original, but I am worried about the frame warping or becoming "dead"

    Does anybody have long term experience with the original? I am not a string breaker so I would be re-stringing once every 3 months or so. How long do you think 1 of these would last me before it warps or otherwise deteriorates?

    As for the new Classic Tour, I am worried that it won't be as sweet or flexy as the original. Has anybody who has played with both racquets give me a comparison?

    Any info or recommendations would be appreciated, thanks!
     
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  2. Ronaldo

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    Have the original. The hoop is really flexible and IMHO, makes it difficult to keep a taut stringbed. Strings felt dead ater 10-12hrs, about 2 weeks. Whenever hitting with guys with extreme topspin, felt like it was pushed around. Had a NOS Classic but never used it, curious what a new Tour feels like.
     
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  3. OnyxZ28

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    Have you given a thought to CAP'ing it?
     
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  4. Ronaldo

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    102" cap? forgetaboutit
     
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    Hmmm I like really flexy racquets because I have arm problems. Does a flexy hoop really mean that the strings feel dead quicker!?

    Wow capping it would be cool...would I have to buy a Prestige Team to get the caps or can they be ordered seperately? Are they easy to install? I guess I could just leave the original throat grommets in.

    If I buy a set of FXP Prestige Team grommets from TW are they caps, or just the grommet strip? I don't know much about Prestiges!
     
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