Head 600 Century Pro

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  1. bzazut

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    Any body knows the specs of the "HEAD 600 CENTURY PRO'",
    and which grommet would fit it?
    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. plasma

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    sounds like an 89.5 gp (graphite pro) mold, could we see pics to confirm?...$5 mg prestige CAP's would probably fit if you wanted to CAP it...that depends on the weight stiffness though, CAP's are a thick plastic strip that wraps around the hoop of the frame, they absorb vibration and protect the frame but also affect aerodynamics and swingweight somewhat...Bud is the expert, he should be here at the crt coffeshop in a bit..meanwhile pix pls.....is it constant beam or power wedge?
     
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  3. Bud

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    Pics!!!!!!! :)
     
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    The Century Pro 600 is more like the second generation of the Graphite pro. where they have the wedge and the frame is not flat like other constant beams. I think its comparable to Conquest pro and the second gen Graphite Pro. I am not sure if the CAP's fit this particular model.

    Then Century Mid and the Century Plus, on the other hand, looks more like teal or black graphite pro we always wee with CAP's
     
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  5. Bud

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    2nd Gen Graphite Pro with CAP Grommets

    CAPs fit with slight modification. The stock white grommets look cheap and tacky... not to mention they're brittle as all h-ll!

    Once the CAP grommets are on and the racquet is strung... slap a couple pieces of HEAD head tape on and it looks pretty darned good!

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  6. bzazut

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    Thanks for the information!!!
    will post pics as soon as i get a wee bit of time off...
    Thanks again!
     
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  7. plasma

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    head cosmetics seem very tame, and then all of a sudden they explode with sparkle and glitter with a beam from the sun...nothing else is so perfectly reminiscent of the time inwhich they were made...nothing else can evoke this feeling...
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    Head Century Master 660

    part of the beauty is how tacky they look now, and how beautiful they were then, now they have beauty because they breifly capture a precious moment in time...
     
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  8. Bud

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    Lol! You know... starting around the time of the Elite Pro... Head's use of glitter/metallic flake in their racquets is a bit over the top!
     
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    the usa prestige pro is no exception. At first, indoors, the color looks like conservative fire engine red. Taken outside it literally sparkles and glitters in the sun. The Austrian Prestige and the USA prestige have the most impressive finishes I've ever seen. To be fair though, Bard had a beautiful Austrian Prestige Bowling Ball like finish as well..in exquisite venetian teal.
     
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    Is that the Bard Jade racquet?
     
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    yes the jade fire series, they looked like expensive vases or something old and precious. They also played amazingly so the lacquered graphics matched the flex of the racquet, much like the Austrian Prestige Pro.
     
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    The Bard King's not a bad looking racquet either. One of the most expensive racquets available at the time.
     
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    Yes I remeber, a lighter color and bigger head, but that same deep rich laquer porcelain irradescent enamel finish, unlike any other racquet. really good palyability. Bard had an even feeling on the string bed. Muted but with the soft European ski company touch. Obscure companies that didn't make hundred's of different models often had the best stuff...
     
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    plasma, I'm astonished by the vast number of racquets you've played with and are able to describe the characteristics of. And with such imaginative language too - I'm not only astonished but impressed as well! :)
     
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    Yesterday strung one Century Plus which looks exactly like this

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    Head and CAP are comparable to Elektra Pro, throat is shorter, 330 g unstrung, 20 mm, balance 310.
     
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  16. teachingprotx

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    Pt630 loves the Electra pro :)
    I do too admit it's one of the most beautiful pieces of heads artistry .
    That and the elite pro just feels so perfect in hand especially when in the one handed back hand prepped ready position . When the opposite hitting hand cradles that throat it just fits perfectly .
    One of the best hitting rackets I've ever used . If it were only lighter and flexier it would have Been my forever best friend .
     
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    But the century is gorgeous too . I've only seen them in pics .
    I bet it's a soft flexy baby as well .
    I also fondly remember the bards and their emaculate paint jobs as a kid .
    Marvelled over the jade fire !
    I could never get over their head shape for some reason .
    What's funny whenever I think of bards , it puts me back in time when I would go into real pro shops , unlike today's shops. Rackets from all over the world lined up on all 4 walls .
    Fila, ellesse , Sergio tachinni, chemise lacostes , and Nike air trainer 1.
    Sweater vests for miles . Denim Agassi Nike shorts . Checker board Nike .
    Checker board Nike . Checker board Nike . Ahhhhhhhhhhh sweet 1980's:)
     
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    I like all the classic mids, but yes, the Elektra has a special place in my heart. It's pale blue to white fade finish almost demands that you put the soundtrack to The Lost Boys on a boom box at centre court whilst you practice languid slice backhands.

     
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    Hitting slice bachands while listening to " cry little sister"
    From the lost boys soundtrack sounds like my junior high fall weekends during tennis practice in southern Indiana baby !
     
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