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Old 03-25-2013, 06:00 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by retrowagen View Post
Well, the TXP is a Prestige Mid... the first version, actually.

I playtested the TXP extensively when it was introduced in the US in 1986. By comparison with the TXE, it felt harsh and "tinny," and had an annoying "tweet" with each swing (from air whistling through the CAP bumper's slot). I could hit a harder and heavier ball with the TXE - its string pattern was a bit more open.

I've hit with about everything Head has produced from 1983 to today, and the TXE remains my second favorite Head frame, behind the 1988 Elite Pro.

FYI: while TXE grommets and bumpers have been NLA for quite a while, the bumper and grommet from a Graphite Edge 2 or Special Edition Edge are the same exact article, and can be carefully "harvested" from a donor frame to keep a TXE alive.
I remember how popular the Graphite Edge and TXE was at my club at the time. The three most popular midsize racquets at my club in '84 was the Wilson Pro Staff, HEAD Graphite Edge, and TXE
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