Prestige Classic 600 and Prestige Tour 600

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by WhereIsMacMac, May 25, 2014.

  1. WhereIsMacMac

    WhereIsMacMac Professional

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    Stumbled upon these in a buy and sell website :)

    Do you guys have any idea how much these are worth?

    I understand that the Prestige Tour has the suspension grip which is not present with the Classic (or is it the other way around?) So I understand the feel is different. But are there any other difference between these two racquets?

    Any inputs will be appreciated

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  2. WhereIsMacMac

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    Got myself the PC600 for about $25 in 8/10 condition

    Stringing recommendation, anyone? What should I expect from this frame?
     
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  3. Triskadekaphilia

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    That is a steal.

    If it's authentic ... Congrats!
     
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  4. noro

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    Low tension willhelp you, and if you can a string gauge less than 1.20

    Good deal in 25 $
     
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  5. WhereIsMacMac

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    Can anyone chime in and confirm the authenticity of this frame?

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    Here's what inside the throat, a sticker that says the unstrung specs of the racquet? :confused: and some from the stringer which dates back 1993
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  6. WhereIsMacMac

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    The other side
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    The buttcap, owner told me that there was a sticker here before. Actually says 4 1/4 SL 2. I wonder what SL means (synthetic leather?) :confused:
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    TK52 grommets
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  7. vsbabolat

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    It looks real to me. Head used to put the logo on the butt cap with a sticker.
    SL = Super Light.
     
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  8. WhereIsMacMac

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    Super Light? So you mean there are other variations of the PC600? I recall the Head TX Pro that I bought had 4 3/8 L, which I assume means light? I thought it meant leather :oops: This one weights 11.8oz strung

    I'm sorry I'm fairly new to this PC600 thing :confused:
     
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  9. vsbabolat

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    Because its a 4 1/4 grip size they made it lighter. L=Light.

    Once upon a time racquets came in different weights SL, Light, Light Medium, and Medium all in the same model. Now its not like that.

    The PC600 only had that 4 1/4 as a light weight because it was thought that only a smaller person would use such a small grip.
     
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  10. WhereIsMacMac

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    Very interesting, I did not know that. I'm currently researching about the PC600 grommets, but I'll ask you the question anyway: is it possible to fit a non CAP grommet to this PC600? Is the TK52 hard to find these days?
     
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  11. vsbabolat

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    Yes, NON CAP grommets are very rare and they are TK10. TW has TK52 grommets in matte black. Look for LM Mid.
     
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  12. WhereIsMacMac

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    Oh cool :) But I understand the LM Mid grommets are different from the grommets currently installed on my PC600? Less weight, etc?
     
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  13. 4sound

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    It is next to impossible to find the original Brown CAP grommets. I wouldn't replace them if you don't have to.
     
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  14. smalahove

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    322g (unstrung?) and only 295 sw.

    Congrats on your «new» racket :)
     
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  15. WhereIsMacMac

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    Yes I believe those are unstrung specs. I will be selling this to a friend though

    Its a good racquet but I'm afraid its not for me
     
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  16. Hannah19

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    The Tour has the suspension grip and was later manufactured in the Czechoslovakia. These models have Designed in Austria printed just above the grip instead of Made in Austria.
    Being an average club player I did not feel a lot of difference between the Classic and the Tour but I'm sure other forum members will have a different opinion.
     
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  17. ARKustom93

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    Easiest way to get a better idea re the condition of the grommets and frame is temporarily removing the short strip at the throat before restringing, and examining the 3 and 9 o'clock areas of the grommet base, where the tubing meets the strip. If you notice spots which are worn-through(mostly due to string 'burn' during string removal), you'll likely find the same damage on the grommets for M5-7 since those mains have the most severe turn-around angle against the frame.
    Step 2 will be checking the corresponding grommet hole areas on the frame(M1-4) for damage. Once the grommets are worn out, it's down to string vs frame, and the severe load increase at ball contact will either result in more frequent, premature string breakage or, more likely, in the string gradually 'eating' into the edge of the grommet hole(happened with one of my sticks, not good).

    @ MacMac: I have extensive experience(playing, stringing, modifications etc.) with that particular racquet, and there are a couple of things to watch when replacing the grommets, so if that should be necessary and you're interested, I'll tell you more about it.
     
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  18. kalic

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    Tour is softer and swings lighter than classic.
     
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  19. WhereIsMacMac

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    Wow! Thanks for the info! Unfortunately, I no longer have the racquet
     
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  20. ARKustom93

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    No problem, I'm sure there are others, playing that frame, who find that info useful. Anyway, most of the stuff I wrote, applies to racquets in general.
     
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  21. WhereIsMacMac

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    Yeah, who knows I might find another PC600 lying around
     
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  22. Tamiya

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    Appreciate if you would share your wisdom.

    I've regrometted a few PC600s, wonder if I missed anything vital :)
     
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  23. Lance L

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    Prince Woodie

    posted something in the wrong place. disregard
     
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