Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by Fedchamp, Jan 5, 2010.
Anyone know the weight and headsize of this racquet?
they are both 89.5"
My Austrian version is about 364g strung and my US version is about 370 strung (LM CAPs)
GP Austria (left) with my comfort edge
US version (right) with my pt600
Wow, thanks for that. The reason I asked was that I used these as a kid and could play well with them. Iam considering buying the PS k88 and was wondering whether it would be too heavy for me. I guess not then.
PS the GP still has a great pj to this day IMO
My Austrian GP is exactly the same spec (weight, SW, balance etc) as my KPS 88s except for flex (55 RA).
It is a lovely stick, so dampened, they dont really play the same cos of the flex but yeah if you can handle one....
As for the lush black cosmetic, I wish rackets were this good thesedays.
If you dont do the 88, try the vantage, short throat mold, a little lighter but with room for mods. That is the olny modern racket other than pro stock that feels like the GP. Foam filled, very solid.
V informative and helpful, thanks again.:shock:
BTW, is the fact that the PS k88 is stiffer than the GP make it more powerful?
I suppose so but I dont find much difference tbh, I like it stiffer in the volley and bh and returns but like it flexier with my fh. Serve pretty much the same pace.
The turquoise / greenish Graphite Pro pictured above isn't necessarily the US version, but rather the 1987/1988 version for the entire universe. It differed from the prior versions in that it added ceramic (silicon carbide) fibers in its layup.
From late 1985 (introduction of the 89.5 sq-in "Pro" mould), the first versions of Graphite Pro made in the USA or Austrian HEAD factories had divergent graphics schemes, but were both black in colour. Later in 1987 the improved (and more colourful) version superceded the prior versions and production in Colorado, USA wound down, shifting entirely to Kennelbach, Tirol, Austria for the duration of the model, circa late 1988.
The Head European GP also came in a couple different versions. One had a silver Head sticker on the butt cap and the other had a gold AMF Head sticker on the butt cap.
The silver-stickered frame is 11.7 / 9 pts. HL (unstrung)
The gold-stickered frame is 11.7 / 7 pts. HL (unstrung)
I've had 3 of the silver and two of the gold and all were spot on the above specs.
that pt600 looks so nice, love it!
its for sale !
could you drop me a mail please, I got a few questions about it
A question about headshape. Half of my halfdozen Graph Pro's are "besonders armschonend" and the others are not. There is a noticible difference in the headshape between them. Is this so, or is it bad stringjobs? If there is a difference in shape, do they play different? I have only tried two of the non-besonders armschonend ones...
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