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Doubles 11-20-2012 06:52 PM

Your favorite classic HEAD Racket.
 
I'm looking to pick up a classic head racket within the next month. It will more than likely some iteration of the Prestige, but I wanted to ask you classic racket experts: what's your favorite classic HEAD racket?

Say Chi Sin Lo 11-20-2012 07:50 PM

Prestige Classic 600 and i.Prestige Mid.

Yeah that's right people, I'm calling the i.Prestige Mid a classic.

Doubles 11-20-2012 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Say Chi Sin Lo (Post 7027121)
Prestige Classic 600 and i.Prestige Mid.

Yeah that's right people, I'm calling the i.Prestige Mid a classic.

Which do you prefer between the two?

Say Chi Sin Lo 11-20-2012 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Doubles (Post 7027152)
Which do you prefer between the two?

PC600, I actually moved from the i.Prestige Mid to the PC600.

jkm07 11-20-2012 09:39 PM

+1 on the PC600, but the i.Prestige comes in at a close second.

Say Chi Sin Lo 11-20-2012 10:15 PM

PC600 = Luke warm butter ready to be spread on your toast

i.Prestige Mid = Refrigerated butter, but still butter damn it.

Ross K 11-20-2012 10:23 PM

PT630... the daddy.

Orion3 11-20-2012 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Ross K (Post 7027252)
PT630... the daddy.

+1 PT630. Also Original Radical Bumblebee - slightly stiffer version of PT630.

Stein 11-21-2012 12:19 AM

Only one: HEAD Graphite Pro (black paint)
or Pro Special Edition (brown paint)



Superb feel and touch, only a little heavy ;)

Say Chi Sin Lo 11-21-2012 12:25 AM

I just love old-school designs. So simple but elegant.

Unlike today's designs, where every single racquet is painted to look like some country's flags.

Hannah19 11-21-2012 07:10 AM

I like the TT Radical Tour MP (Zebra).

gavna 11-21-2012 07:53 AM

1. Vilas
2. Edgewood
3. Prestige Pro - 1987 .......couldn't even get them in the states - I remember getting them in France and in Canada.

vsbabolat 11-21-2012 09:26 AM

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Originally Posted by gavna (Post 7027661)
1. Vilas
2. Edgewood
3. Prestige Pro - 1987 .......couldn't even get them in the states - I remember getting them in France and in Canada.

The Prestige Pro in 1987 was sold as the TXP in the States. Same racquets just differert paint job and names.

anirut 11-21-2012 10:06 AM

I'd opt for the TXE.

gavna 11-21-2012 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 7027786)
The Prestige Pro in 1987 was sold as the TXP in the States. Same racquets just differert paint job and names.

But the dark red/brown semi see thru finish of the pRestige Pro was sooooo cool.

gavna 11-21-2012 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 7027786)
The Prestige Pro in 1987 was sold as the TXP in the States. Same racquets just differert paint job and names.

but I just loved the classer darkish brown semi transparent look of the European version.....

retrowagen 11-21-2012 03:03 PM

The PC600 is tinny and harsh feeling compared to the Elite Pro, which is my all-time favorite and from almost the same mold as the thinbeam Prestige. :)

Gotta start with a Graphite Edge. Really lovable racquet. Cheap to find, too.

Then find a Graphite Pro - one of the original black ones, or a later turquoise metallic one (though those tend to have the classic Head malady, BGS (Brittle Grommet Syndrome). Everyone thinks that "CAP'ing" a Graphite Pro is brilliant, but I think the extra weight of the full-bumper grommet detracts from the manoeuverability and overall playability of the Graphite Pro. The earlier model of the GP has a black grommet kit, and the black plastics on Head racquets seem much more durable than the later white stuff (introduced in late '87/1988).

Then I'd find a TXE - a rarer beast, but the Head marker for the PS85, and, IMHO, a better, sweeter racquet than the Pro Staff Mid. :)

coachrick 11-21-2012 03:38 PM

I just never got comfy with the TXP/TXE; but I could use the TXM(aster) for the rest of my life if I had to. The 660 series just fit me like a glove even though I enjoy hitting 600-ish rackets. The lighter weight(usually) and the more open string pattern just fit me better. ;) Spent a couple of years with the PT 280 and could certainly use that in a pinch.

vsbabolat 11-21-2012 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by gavna (Post 7028132)
but I just loved the classer darkish brown semi transparent look of the European version.....

Absolutely agree with you.:)

joe sch 11-22-2012 07:11 AM

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Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 7028508)
Absolutely agree with you.:)

+1

I still play the pc600s but keep one of those earlier prestige pro strung with all natural in my bag for times when I really want to enjoy some heavenly stroking.


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