Originally Posted by pshulam
I am not sure about other Head racquets. The Prestige mid (that I have) is 90 sq. in and the Pro Tour 280 is about 95 sq in.
This is one of those bogus factoids being passed around. The "93 is actually 90, and the "98 is actually 95."
Look at the frame, comparing the outside and the inside surface area. It looks a lot more than 3 sq in. Actually, if you were to measure the thickness, I get 6/16 inch. Take a ruler and measure the circumference, and I got approx 38 inches. Do the math: 6/16 x 38 = 14.25 sq in.
The difference in surface area between the inside and outside of the hoop is approx 14 sq inches. That sheds much doubt to the claim that Head measures from the outside the frame and that the 98 is actually 95. (It'd be 112 sq in if Head measured from the outside).