Racket God Smiles on me today!!!!!!

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  1. Kal-El 34

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    please take a look at what just got dropped off to me at my club... no joke.. someone walked in with a bunch of old racekts.. a couple junkers not pictured but these were just handed to me :) unreal

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    head elite pro - made in austria
    head graphite master - made in USA
    Prince Original Graphite OS
    head prestige pro - made in USA
    Donnay Pro Cynetic 1 - made in belgium
     
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  2. v-verb

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    Nice!!!!!!!!
     
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  3. texacali

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    Do you get to keep them or does the club determine what happens to them?
     
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  4. Kal-El 34

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    nah the guy is a client of mine and he brought them to me specifically because he knows i like old head frames!
     
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    damn thats awesome! you are like a crack dealer!
     
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  7. TheLambsheadrep

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    You are a lucky son of a gun, those are beautiful! Between this and your post of $10 findings at a garage sale years ago, I could just about hate you haha jk
     
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  8. vsbabolat

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    Hey Kal-El, that Elite Pro was made in Austria and the Prestige Pro you have was Made in USA.
     
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  9. Kal-El 34

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    yea i mis typed in my original post but you are correct
     
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  10. Kal-El 34

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    a couple pretty amazing scores.. i work in a pretty wealthy area of the country now so the likelihood of nice classics popping up is pretty good here i think
     
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    the current collection of old heads

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  12. ctromano

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    Nice

    I got a bunch of HEAD graphite pro's (black ones and teal ones) & graphite composite pro's, I even have old head masters too, all I want is 1 babolat pure drive cortex roddick plus 4 1/2 grip size, the 1st time cortex came out. If you got one, i'll trade it for a bunch of old head frames. let me know
     
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    Missing from the Family

    My Elektra Pro is looking for a new family, and I'm looking to adapt a Pro Cynetic ;);)
     
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    Just had to say, WOW!!! I love all those old HEAD frames- the Racquet God definitely smiled upon you that day!!
     
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    Good stuff there... your client has (had?) excellent taste in tennis equipment.

    If you don't love the feel of that Elite Pro, there's something wrong with you.
     
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  16. vsbabolat

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    Truly a very special racquet.:)
     
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  17. Kal-El 34

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    Very excited to try it.. Debating capping it if it can be capped. Got some head leathers to put on them. Not sure though because the original grommets are near mint
     
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  18. retrowagen

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    I've used this racquet a lot since 1988. I don't like the weight and feel with the full CAP; I'd recommend using the original grommet set if it's servicable, and then later, when it isn't, trimming down a MG Prestige Mid CAP to the same size as the original white Elite Pro item. The frame is molded so that it's really designed to fit a partial CAP - you'll notice a notch-out for it if you look carefully. :!:

    Enjoy it; it's a superlative frame, incorporating the feel of the PT630, the solidity and precision of the original Prestige Pro, but with increased manoeuverability (with a partial CAP, that is). Why HEAD has refused to make anything approaching this (or maybe even surpassing this) performance in a midsize package in the ensuing 25 years is a huge mystery. Or, perhaps, a triumph of marketing over engineering. :|
     
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  19. Kal-El 34

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    thanks for the advice.. i am going to clean them up and string / hit with them...

    i had a txp professional i let go for way too cheap to help a collection... i may send these to a good home at some point at all.. i have enough donnays right now my wife doesnt want the old heads laying around the house too haha...

    keep the rackets or keep the wife... a tough choice here :)
     
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  20. TheLambsheadrep

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    I'm moving to where you are then haha. Thanks again for the X-Dual Pro!!
     
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    Send them to me to keep your wife happy - just kidding.
     
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    The cost of living will be quite high.
     
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  23. Kal-El 34

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    the cost of living is quite high...

    outside of summer we have a sweet gig caretaking a house for free rent... solid!
     
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    I'm not suggesting one or the other, but I will point out that they make new wives every year. Head Elite Pros, on the other hand...:)

    You must have been Gandhi in your last life for frames like that to walk through the front door! Enjoy them, and feel free to post tales of how they play...
     
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  25. Kal-El 34

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    im not saying i was or i wasnt.. but i do operate under the motto "do good and good will be done to you"

    maybe it is just good karma for me helping a TT member out a few months ago. guy had his whole racket bag stolen, so i sent him a couple frames, strings, grips etc...

    maybe this was just the universe paying me back haha
     
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    Extremely good of you Kal. Very few would be so generous.
     
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    I've been very blessed to have attained what I have in this sport. Hoping my competitive comeback will be as successful with no set-backs here of late. If not, the business side of tennis has been a solid fall back for me.

    I come from a family that didn't have much, so I understand what it is like to both help others and also need help from time to time. It's nice to know when you hit a rough patch there are people out there that care and will help when they can.

    in that case, i've also had my bag stolen and i know what that feeling is... felt good to be able to help out
     
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    back to the original topic... anyone care to guess what this haul would be valued at?
     
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  29. Jacklondon00

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    Prestige Pro $180 - $220
    Elite Pro $180 - $220
    Graphite master $50 - $80
    Prince $50 -$100
    Donnay $100 - $150
    Total: about $600-$650

    Pretty good!

    I prefer the All Brown Prestige Pro!

    http://flic.kr/p/c6AQY9

    How much do you think these would fetch? I don't see them come up much, so hard to say.

    http://flic.kr/p/dQct8P

    I been thinking of doing some very low tension experiments with poly or badminton natural gut with this super dense pattern.
     
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  30. Kal-El 34

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    Just saw one of those on the bay. Got out bid let second as i was intrigued. It sold for like $35 and was very good shape. Euro only release i think
     
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    I just found the listing, it sold for only $29, mine are definitely in better shape, basically look new, but seems like these are not as thought after as I imagined, I thought they would be in $80 to $100 range, go figure.

    I bought a Donnay Pro One from you 3 weeks ago, beautiful racket but just didn't feel good, had to sell it. I love classic rackets. Still looking for a modern frame that plays as well as the old prestige classics. Any advice on a frame that plays like the old Prestige Pro's or Prestige Classics, but with a larger head size?

    So far I am liking the Fischer Pro Classic 98, and Fisher Pro One form late 1990's. From the newer stock, I think the yellow Prince Rebel 2012 actually feels quite good, some loss of feel, but very soft and smooth. I also picked up a Microgel Prestige Pro but haven't tried it yet.
     
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  32. Kal-El 34

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    you could try the donnay x-dual platinum - a few people feel it play like a pro stock prestige..

    if you like those specs i also recommend the x-platinum unreleased that you can get off their website

    it is a bit cheaper and plays beautifully as well
     
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    I actually tried the X-Dual Platinum, I had it for a while and gave it a good test, I thought the frame was a little too flexible especially at the top of the hoop, my serve was not as good with it as with the prestige. With a little bit of lead tape it played very well, very slightly better than the prestige off the ground, but not as good on serve, not even close. The beam is too think and flexed too much.

    I tried the Microgel Prestige Pro today, it has some promise, need to get some lead on to it and bring it to my spec, it's a little stiffer than I expected, but not as stiff as the Donnay Pro One, that thing was super stiff!
     
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  34. Kal-El 34

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    That Is where we differ... I dont find the P1 to play all that stiff. I much prefer the platinum to the prestige and at 6'6" serve is quite important to my game
     
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    Head Pro Tour 280/630
    Head IG Prestige MP
    Head IG Prestige Pro
     
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    u lucky piece of garbage
     
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    Consider it job-related benefits. Awesome luck !!! Especially Prestige Pro. Wanna trade it for something?
     
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    if u cant tell...im
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    of my son
     
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    That was a super response! :)
     
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  40. Kal-El 34

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    debating trading the donnay for a head elektra pro... pretty fair trade correct? would add to my head collection here
     
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  41. Kal-El 34

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    i may end up selling the whole batch as i just have too many sticks but i haven't decided.

    what you have in mind?
     
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  42. Kal-El 34

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    THANKS DAD :)
     
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    Haha this made me lol:)
     
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  44. Kal-El 34

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    jimbo i hope you enjoy the prestige pro!
     
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