TW HEAD Prestige Classic 600 Reissue

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  1. AREYOUOUTOFYOURVULCANMIND

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    I know TW reissued the Prestige Classic several years ago but it has since been discontinued. I was wondering if anyone knew how TW goes about reissuing racquets of yesteryear (ie the recent ones of the Pro Staff 6.0 85). Is there any chance TW will reissue the Prestige Classic 600 again?
     
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  2. jorel

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    interesting fact. back when TW was selling those.. the Flipper almost bought out the stock from TW for his pro career

    had them painted black and customized by Nate

    if there was any doubt those Austrian raquets were good enough for the ATP pro tour...
     
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  3. fuzzyball

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    Who is the Flipper?
     
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  4. HiRO

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    I think he means Mark Philippoussis...but I might be wrong.
     
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  5. jorel

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    ya.............
     
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  6. AREYOUOUTOFYOURVULCANMIND

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    That's pretty interesting, jorel! Anybody else wanna chime in? I'm hoping for this thread to capture the interest of TW so they might consider another run of PC600 reissues.
     
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  7. AREYOUOUTOFYOURVULCANMIND

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    Why was this rated as 1 star? What's with the hate YO? I just want some classic racquet reissues. HATERS GONNA HATE. WHAT DA HECK!?
     
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  8. mad dog1

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    i'm pretty sure there would be plenty of demand for re-issued PC600. i'd certainly pick up a couple.
     
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    There's plenty of demand, at least from posters on here, but with a few exceptions, TW tries to sell the newest rackets. Not "classics".
     
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    I have three now. I would get one or two more to last me. I don't think TW cares what racquet they sell as long as the profit margin is acceptable. I am not saying that in a bad way.
     
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  11. SFrazeur

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    It's not up to TW. The brand, in this case HEAD, has to be willing to have the racquets manufactured.

    -SF
     
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  12. Passion4Tennis

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    I approve of this thread! The Prestige classic brings back a lot of good memories for me. I wish I had picked up a few the last time TW sold them.
     
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    Would the origin of manufacture be of prime importance or would you guys be happy if just the spec and cosmetic were exact? Getting Austrian made frames is not a possibility any more (we have asked repeatedly).

    What about a reissue of the PT280? Again, it would be made in China.

    Chris, TW
     
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  14. jorel

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    +1

    could we get the specs/comp beforehand 0 preorder?
     
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  15. Passion4Tennis

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    I would be thrilled if they had the same specs, composition, and cosmetics as the original Prestige Classic mid frames. I think most of us would be content with that. The Classic mids that TW sold a few years back looked terrific. I think there are a lot of people on TW that would have an interest in these frames.

    As far as the PT 280 is concerned, yes, I think that would also generate a lot of interest as well.
     
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  16. AREYOUOUTOFYOURVULCANMIND

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    Origin of manufacture doesn't really matter to me. It's really the specs and cosmetics that matter most! Also, a PT280 would be incredible. Gosh, Chris/TW, you guys are awesome just for listening and even considering what your customers suggest.
     
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    If the spec/cosmetic/layup were the same so that the frame plays and feels like the older models, then the origin of manufacture is unimportant to me.
     
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  18. TheRed

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    If it still has the famed twaron/graphite feel, I'd buy 2 in a heartbeat.
     
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    Specs/layup/cosmetics for me, both the mid and PT280. TW can do a poll if you guys want to be very sure.
     
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    prob no twaron... the last china batch they sold circa 2002 was pure graphite if i remember
     
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    A Prestige Classic 600 reissue would be awesome! I would definitely pick up two of these sticks!
     
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    Chris - re:pT280, Yes please.
     
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    Agreed.

    I would pick a couple of PT280's up if they were made available.
     
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  24. vsbabolat

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    Pro Tour 630 with C.A.P grommets and you got a deal!
     
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  25. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Holy crap is this really happening? I still have my own stock of PC600 from the last re-issue but this is exciting!
     
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    I'm not sure if this will happen or not, but it's always nice when someone that works for TW chimes in on a thread like this. It gives us hope that a deal might actually take place. If it does, then I can see plenty of interest in both the Prestige Classic and the PT280.
     
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    This......
     
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    I wouldn't be shocked if they moved lots of units of the PT630 as long as they got it very nearly correct.
     
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    And if they provided a 16x19 variant, they wouldn't keep up with stock :)
     
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    PC600 or PT280 reissue would be wonderful. Country of manufacture is a non-issue. The China PS85 reissue confirms that the quality can live up to a very high standard.
     
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    Echo this comment. In addition, if the can reissue the 280 capped same or close to 630 capped, even better.
     
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  32. badmice2

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    Hey Chris...how many units would it take to bring back the pt630?
     
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    Come on Chris, don't hold out on us. We know Head™ regards you as a son. Work your magic and get some old Prestige Classic frames produced for us, your loyal minions. We will be forever in your debt - even more than we are already living through you vicariously. :lol:
     
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    I personally think the PT630 with C.A.P would sell much better then the "radical" grommet-PT280. Just the numbers "630" on the side makes those frames like a bible for Head´s loyal followers.

    A batch of PT630´s is in my world much better then PC600 for the customers of TW. The PT630 is a much easier frame to use then PC600.

    And ofcourse,, the design must be this..

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    Dependning on the price, i know i would atleast buy 5 PT630´s (if the price is like a normal 2012 Head-frame in the 150-190 $ range)
     
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  35. uk_skippy

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    And available via TWE please.
     
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  36. JGads

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    HOOAH! Between the possibility of more pro stocks later in the year, and now this possibility, Chris is in full GOAT mode.

    Indeed.
     
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    What pro stocks do you speak of?
     
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    Not sure which ones, but in the TW Questions/Comments there was a thread recently asking for more pro stocks and I saw that Chris mentioned that they're working on possibly getting some more pro stocks later in the year. Nothing confirmed, though, and didn't specify which company. But still, pretty cool that at least they're trying to make something happen.
     
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    It doesnt matter if its made in China.. as long as specs and feel are similar..

    I will buy at least 4 and I know a few people who will buy a few like me as well.

    come on TW.. bring back the classics!!! :)
     
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    That's pretty cool, will keep an eye out :)
     
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    I hope as well.

    Then I 'll customize it with CAP grommets, a bit of lead under the grommets if needed and a leather grip.

    BTW Does the PT280 contain silicone gel into the handle?
     
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  42. jorel

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    caps would be nice
     
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  43. Long Face

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    Can't agree more.
     
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    I'll take 3 PT630 with C.A.P.
    Robby C
     
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    I would order 3-5 of the 280/630 if the composition and specs were the same. China doesn't matter - I think TGKs are made in China now too.
     
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    Hey guys, let's kickstart this. I mean if we pre-order enough frames built to exact specs and composition and layup of PT280, you can easily send order to manufacture.
     
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    you'd need to guarantee +5,000 units for Head to go for it.
     
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  48. jorel

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    Tw should be able to get this done.. they have done limited runs before but once they are gone..they are usually gone for good
     
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    Gee.. I think a lot of people here would buy PT280s including myself.
     
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