PC600 Reissue

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  1. domosborn

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    So while nothing has been confirmed RE new head line looks as if the prestige mid is gonna be killed off, any chance of a revival of the PC600 a la the PS85? Think this would be massively popular, know there were ongoing negotiations but any updated would be awesome, thanks
     
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  2. MikeHitsHard93

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    Agreed. I don't even use a midsize racket, but would love to get a PC600 just because its legendary and looks freaking sweet.
     
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  3. zapvor

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    please please please no reissue of the pc600. its just going to be dumbed down made in china doo doo. its a disgrace to the original classic. it wont even be the same. at this point its just about $$$. true tennis fans wont ever touch it
     
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  4. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    ... I played with the previous TW re-issue for 5yrs, damn near identical to "made in Austria" batches.

    I guess I'm not a true tennis fan.
     
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  5. zapvor

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    what you think is damn near identical is not. ones perception of 2 items is very hard to judge. its kinda like wine. but of course its whats in the head that counts. if one thinks pink and black is same color, it doesnt matter if both are blue.

    i know i would be disappointed if i opened up a package expecting it be some old antique item, and it turned out to be a replica of the original.

    its not just strictly the fact that it may even be close to original. the very act of trying to replicate the original is quite appalling.

    so yea, we are not the same kind of real true fan.
     
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  6. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Answer me this:

    Did I enjoy playing with the previous TW re-issue PC600? I'll give you a hint, I stuck with it for 5years.

    I have another question for you, how mad are you about the TW re-issue PS 6.0 85? Have you skinned cats and dogs yet?
     
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  7. zapvor

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    exactly my point. its all perception. as long as you think you like the item, regardless of its bad quality its all good.

    lets just say i didnt even consider buying the reissue ps 85

    actually you know what? please buy only the new reissues when they come out. that will leave more of the old originals for me and other guys who truly appreciate them
     
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  8. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Naw, I'd rather just talk about how great these re-issues are/will be. Because I can.
     
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  9. Don't Let It Bounce

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    Wasn't the previous TW reissue of the PC600 made in Austria?
     
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  10. zapvor

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    lol ok cool
     
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  11. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    "Designed in Austria, Made in Czech Republic"
     
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  12. MikeHitsHard93

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    I'll take that over china...that's for sure! TW, don't listen to Zapvor! Get us some prestiges :D
     
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  13. BreakPoint

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    Why? Is the Czech Republic a powerhouse in manufacturing?

    For the PS 6.0 85, it has been made in China for 20 years, so I'd take one made in China over one made anywhere else as they have 20 years of experience making them. And the TW re-issue of the PS 6.0 85 is great and much better suited for my game than all the previous versions. :)
     
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  14. MikeHitsHard93

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    I'll take it over china because they only reason why they're made there is because of cheap labor. You know this. If a guy has been playing tennis for 20 years and has lots of experience, but his game is still at the 2.5 level, why would he be any better than the guy he's playing who is a 3.5 and just started a few months ago?

    Not saying the PS 85 was poorly made, but I don't think china has any credibility in the "experience" department :)
     
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    You mean like GM and its decades of auto-making experience that led to Saturn? Or Ford and its Edsel?
     
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  16. MikeHitsHard93

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    We could go on and on about this, but I don't care to. I'm just saying that the Czech Republic has a good chance of producing better quality and I wouldn't be discouraged to buy a frame made there. I would also buy a made in china one too though :)
     
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  17. domosborn

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    Come on TW, you have answered to other threads, why ignore us!?! :p
     
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  18. BreakPoint

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    You can pay a worker a lot of money to make a crappy product or you can pay a worker very little money to make a crappy product, and vise versa, so what's the difference? Just because they may pay the workers in Czech Republic more money does not mean they can make a better product. Look at the U.S. auto industry in the 70's and 80's. U.S. auto workers were some of the highest paid in the world, yet they made crappy cars. On the contrary, Apple products are very high quality but they are made by cheap labor in China.

    BTW, the guy who's been playing tennis for over 20 years will know what to do in every situation while the guy who only started playing a couple of months ago would not. :)
     
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  19. MikeHitsHard93

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    You're hopeless, sir. You have a stupid answer for everything and you're a waste of my time.
     
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  20. BreakPoint

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    I see that you're unable to handle the truth. :|
     
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  21. vsbabolat

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    Yes, they were. They were manufactured in Austria and finished (Painted) in the Czech Republic.

    Here is the description by TW:
    Note: These racquets were produced in the HEAD factory in Kennelbach, Austria and finished in the Czech Republic. However, due to EU labeling laws, the following is printed on the frame: Designed in Austria on the shaft above grip. Made in Czech Republic on butt cap
     
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  22. vsbabolat

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    That's because it was made in Austria on the same equipment and by the same workers. Just finished in Czech Republic (Painted).
    Here is the description by TW:
    Note: These racquets were produced in the HEAD factory in Kennelbach, Austria and finished in the Czech Republic. However, due to EU labeling laws, the following is printed on the frame: Designed in Austria on the shaft above grip. Made in Czech Republic on butt cap.
     
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  23. MikeHitsHard93

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    This makes me want the reissue even more!!! TW PLEASE
     
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  24. BreakPoint

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    Didn't TW re-issue the PC600 more than once in the past? If so, where was the other re-issue made? I thought all non-pro stock Head racquets made for consumers are all made in China nowadays?
     
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  25. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    But that's not good enough to some people.
     
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  26. vsbabolat

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    2003 and 2006. There has been so far only one factory in the world that has manufactured the PC600. Those PC600 were the last of the Austrian racquets that were made for sale.
     
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  27. ricki

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    Im fine with that lol.

    I prefer if TW can put an order for PT57a or how you call it in some decent all black paintjob --- these would vaporize from shelves
     
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  28. BreakPoint

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    OK, thanks. I thought I remembered them being reissued more than once by TW. If I recall correctly, didn't TW have to negotiate with Head to get them made in Austria/Czech Repulic instead of in China for the last re-issue batch and we were told that that would be the very last time they would be made in Austria/Czech Republic?

    I bought a Prestige Classic (U.S. version) back in 2000 at a local pro shop when they were still on the market. I guess that one was made in Austria also? I don't recall if it said so on the frame.
     
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  29. vsbabolat

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    Yes, your Prestige Classic that you bought in 2000 was Manufactured in Austria.
     
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  30. BreakPoint

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    OK, thanks. I wasn't sure if there was a difference between the "Prestige Classic" and the "Prestige Classic 600".
     
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  31. cork_screw

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    Why are there so many of these threads? Look you really want a pc600 go to the bay and buy one (even cheaper of TW sells it) and you got it. Now you don't ever have to wait.
     
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  32. vsbabolat

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    No difference.
     
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  33. BreakPoint

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    So just different graphics? "Prestige Classic" for the U.S. market and "Prestige Classic 600" for the European market?
     
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  34. vsbabolat

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    That's correct.
     
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  35. Sander001

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    I got a few off the bay and although they look like they are in excellent shape, they aren't nearly as crisp as the ones i've kept in storage for years.
     
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    It's not for fans, it's for players. That should be obvious.
     
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  37. Power Player

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    I love another quality thread in which Zapvor is wrong and looks foolish.
     
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  38. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Let him hulk smash some tables.
     
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  39. domosborn

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    TW? Anyone? Would rather be told no than left in the dark!
     
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    domosborn,

    Unfortunately, we have no new information at this time about a possible reissue.


    Brittany, TW
     
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  41. zapvor

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    i love how you cant even tell the difference between opinion and fact lol.
    who looks foolish
     
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  42. Sander001

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    Yeah it's still you, sorry.
     
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  43. domosborn

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    Ok, thanks for letting us know!
     
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    /thread :-(
     
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    Just a simple wish: Make it happen!
     
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