Head Elite Pro

MichaelChang

Hall of Fame
so I have read good things about it. Finally aquired one, stock form 12.6oz, hit with it together with a lime green PC600. The Elite pro feels flexier, I didn't feel much special about it. actually I prefer the PC600, easier to get more pop. so for those who endorse the Elite pro, what is special about it? maybe the buttery feel?
 

retrowagen

Hall of Fame
The green Prestige is actually a Prestige Pro 600, not a Prestige Classic. And yes, it's stiffer than the 1988 Elite Pro, but also probably heavier, due to the full CAP bumper that it has, opposed to the partial CAP of the Elite Pro. The Elite is flexier and more head-light. I find it more manoeuverable and sword-like than the Prestige, and I find the feel and feedback to be much better. I've always found it easier to volley with the Elite Pro, too.

What stringing are you using on these frames? It can make a huge difference. A full bed of natural gut or a high-quality multi (NXT, TGV, X-One Biphase, etc) at 55-57 pounds will feel particularly special.
 

Colpo

Professional
The green Prestige is actually a Prestige Pro 600, not a Prestige Classic. And yes, it's stiffer than the 1988 Elite Pro, but also probably heavier, due to the full CAP bumper that it has, opposed to the partial CAP of the Elite Pro. The Elite is flexier and more head-light. I find it more manoeuverable and sword-like than the Prestige, and I find the feel and feedback to be much better. I've always found it easier to volley with the Elite Pro, too.

What stringing are you using on these frames? It can make a huge difference. A full bed of natural gut or a high-quality multi (NXT, TGV, X-One Biphase, etc) at 55-57 pounds will feel particularly special.
Agree with retrowagen and will offer that interestingly enough the Elite Pro reached its greatest prominence on the pro stage with a Spanish baseliner, Conchita Martinez. It's a special frame that offers both high maneuverability as well as great balance and feel. Together, the racquet offers the sort of whippiness from the backcourt that favors physically stronger topspin play. Yes, the Prestige will be more stable with heavier plow through, but the Prestige can also be a lot of racquet for some.
 

joe sch

Legend
so I have read good things about it. Finally aquired one, stock form 12.6oz, hit with it together with a lime green PC600. The Elite pro feels flexier, I didn't feel much special about it. actually I prefer the PC600, easier to get more pop. so for those who endorse the Elite pro, what is special about it? maybe the buttery feel?
The Elite Pro is a great classic racket but its a tough comparison to an all-time great like the Prestige Pro 600. I like the full caps on the classic models but the Elite is super for whipping top spinners with its more head light balance. Could be the choice for a dubs player looking for the classic volleying feel and easier maneuverability compared to the prestige classics.
 
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MichaelChang

Hall of Fame
The green Prestige is actually a Prestige Pro 600, not a Prestige Classic. And yes, it's stiffer than the 1988 Elite Pro, but also probably heavier, due to the full CAP bumper that it has, opposed to the partial CAP of the Elite Pro. The Elite is flexier and more head-light. I find it more manoeuverable and sword-like than the Prestige, and I find the feel and feedback to be much better. I've always found it easier to volley with the Elite Pro, too.

What stringing are you using on these frames? It can make a huge difference. A full bed of natural gut or a high-quality multi (NXT, TGV, X-One Biphase, etc) at 55-57 pounds will feel particularly special.
thanks guys.
Retrowagen, the green prestige is half CAP as well, or rather, a regular bumpber guard. I think you know about it. No one else here knows more about HEAD more than you, except maybe vsb, lol. The green prestrige pro I have is in stock form, even with its original lime-green grips, and it weighs freaking 12.8 oz without overgrip, not sure what is going on, I have heard the green Prestige should weight lighter than other Prestige 600s.

Anyway, back to Elite Pro. I was hitting with the Elite Pro with some old unkown string on it. That is actually the problem I am facing now, the original white grommets are chipping off already. I think I need to cut this string, but what would you use for the bumbper/grommets? The I.Prestige Mid and trim off some CAPs maybe?

 
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Bdole

Rookie
Recently acquired an Elektra Pro (same '88 racquet family) and faced the same problem with the grommets. I did not want to put a full CAP on it and change the balance, so I ground out nearly all of the grommets individually and replaced them with single Fittex grommets. It was painstaking, but the original half-CAP bumper guard has been maintained. You could also use a bunch of tubing.
 

MichaelChang

Hall of Fame
Recently acquired an Elektra Pro (same '88 racquet family) and faced the same problem with the grommets. I did not want to put a full CAP on it and change the balance, so I ground out nearly all of the grommets individually and replaced them with single Fittex grommets. It was painstaking, but the original half-CAP bumper guard has been maintained. You could also use a bunch of tubing.
ok thanks I will keep that in mind.

btw do you guys know the composition of the Elite Pro? Mine has "Vibration Control" on the side but besides that it doesn't say anything else. I suppose it has a certain % of Twaron and maybe something else in the composition?
 
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