Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by tandayu, Jul 13, 2009.
Head Graphite Edge matte
Head Graphite Edge Glossy
Head Graphite edge 2
tandayu, I was just about to do a search when I saw your new thread on old Head racquets. What do you know about a "Head Composite Professional?" thanks!
Beautiful racquets, by the way!
HEad TXD, TXE, Graphite Director, and Director
It is more flexible than Graphite professional, picture coming soon
Head Tournament Edge, Comp Edge, Edgewood (Taiwan), and Edgewood
To be continued tomorrow
this is historic. Pls send this to 80's tennis. Also pls show close up the insert ad for the new graphite edge and edge 2. I would love to be able to read the edge and edge 2 labels, thanks for this beautiful post. I played with the xrc as a young kid in Tel Aviv.
I can't really tell you how it feels now to see so many XRC's, also a 5.5 semi westrern and 5.5 continetal used to battle it out next to me every day on the center court at Macabiah stadium, back when my hearty falafells were just tiny olives.
One guy used a graphite edge.
What year did the edge come out?
Send me your email again, and I will send the attachment of the labels.
thanks for the pictures ... I'm actually still missing this, Competition Edge and TXP. :cry:
BTW, what does XRC stand for?
tandayu, Great Photos!! I enjoyed seeing all of those XRC's and Graphite Edge's.
I saw several comp edge on the auction site
Do not know what XRC stands for, back in old days no internet and living is South East Asia, pretty much lack of information
The only explanation on Wiki of Head XRC is Exorcist. I will call it Head "Exorcist"
hmmm .... it sounds like I need one right now
"... practice of evicting demons or other evil spiritual entities from a person or place which they are believed to have possessed" (by tennis racquets).
Am so jealous about that Edgewood (Taiwan), the one with Edgewood in middle of throat, that's the one I've been looking for:twisted:
If you know where I can get one of these, please let me know, as been looking for it for ages. It doesn't need to be in perfect condition, and will pay top price
I seem to recall the name XRC was borrowed from a concurrent high-end Head ski.
I don't think Head had too much forethought or meaning behind its abbreviation model names. The only ones I know of that are of any meaning were TXE, TXD, TXM, and TXP, where the E, D, M, and P stood for Edge, Director, Master, and Professional (or Pro), respectively. The TX probably was there because it sounded cool and high performancey.
Could it be the "t" for "twaron"? Just guessing
Thank you jimbo333,
I only have one that smaller edgewood (Taiwan) and got it without knowing it was different .
I am guessing Pro Kennex was the subcontractor for it
No, Enka BV did not introduce Twaron fiber until late 1985, so the TXE and TXD did not have it and couldn't have been named for it. The TXE and TXD were introduced for 1984 and were graphite-fiberglass composites. The TXP, introduced for 1986, did contain Twaron - it was one of the first applications of this fiber, in fact. The TXM was also a 1986 frame (IIRC) and unfortunately I can't remember if it had Twaron or not. By 1988, almost every Head composite contained Twaron.
Thank you retrowagen,
IF my memory serves correctly "TXm" and "Prestige Master" has twaron, pictures will be posted later tonight
Does Elite pro and elektra pro contains twaron? I try to group the twaron frames in oen picture
Yes, the Elite Pro and Elektra Pro both contain Twaron.
Thank you for the input, feedback, responses and comments, and especially to Vsbabolat and Retrowagen who add informative explanation.
continue with the next pictures
TXD and TXE
Graphite Master and Graphite Pro (USA, black paint)
I grew up with the Head TXE. My dad went to the local pro shop one day and they told him that they were no longer making the TXE and that they only had 6 more of these rackets. My dad bought them all up. I played with them until after I graduated high school in 1992. I actually just got them out of storage a month ago (I only have 4 of them left) but the grommets are all basically gone. Man, those were great rackets.
The 19mmm beam
Comp Master and Comp Pro
Graphite Master and Graphite Pro (Turquoise)
Head Graphite pro (USA), Graphite pro (Euro), and Graphite pro 600 (with twaron fiber and single power wedge design)
Some of the Graphite Edge which do not belong to be on the wall:
Thanks for these great pics tandayu. Those mint XRC's are just beautiful. My favourite racquet ever. To see them in such beautiful condition is very special. My original XRC was stolen in the 80's. I have since picked up two but neither are as well preserved as the ones you have posted. All these great pics of classic Heads are much appreciated.
Hi Gpt, thanks
Keep watching the auction site, there will be some for you, I got it from there
The 19mm beam with twaron:
Prestige pro brown (euro), TXM, and Prestige Master:
photobucket freezed, I will continue tomorrow
TXM...one of the best ever...except for that pesky tendency to go soft in the head(no pun intended).
tandayu...no mention of the Composite Director...or have I got one on you? Quite a collection BTW!
agree, and back in 1985 it looks hi-tech with the carbon fiber look
Thanks for the wonderful pics Alex. The Tournament Pro brings back memories. I was actually looking for one a little while ago, but no luck.
And man, I miss my TXE after seeing those pics. The grommets are all dust now.
Thank you coachrick, I was lucky to find new TXM and prestige Master
I do not have composite Director, but I seen it before
this is one of the greatest collections of this type around, I am amazed. THe txp with lime green grommets is....outstanding.
What a fabulous collection. Looks like you've corralled the market on Edges.
Since there are obviously a lot of Head racquet lovers on this thread, could anyone tell me how these old guys fit in? I'm not an expert by any means, but the Graphite Tour seems very much like the Edge, and the Comp Pro seems to be about the same vintage and have similar specs to your Graphite Pro 600 -- it has the Twaron Fiber and the Power Wedge, too. Are mine just variations on those models? I have a hard time trying to keep track of all these Head racquets.
Onyxz28 (one of my mentor on Head models) might have the answer regarding your Graphite tour , I know he has many variations in his collections. Vsbabolat, retrowagen, BUd might know the answer as well.
Your comp pro is the variation of Elite pro and Elite master and Graphite pro 600 with power wedge. I will post pictures of Elite Pro and ELite Master tonight. One thing I do not like of these line models (power wedge), too stiff for me.
Photobucker freezed on me last night
19mm beam and twaron:
Prestige pro brown (euro), TXM, and Prestige Master
Elite Master and Elite Pro:
Red Club Pro and White Comp Pro:
^ Nice White Comp Pro, I hit with a guy who had one today, it was fairly beat up, grommets all cracked, but I still wanted to buy it off of him...
Elite Pro and Elektra Pro:
Close up: TX Master and Prestige Master
^^^ very nice collection!
Trisys 300 mid-plus/Trisys 300 midsize/Prestige tour 600
Head Prestige tour 600 - VIP Team Limited Edition
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