Head Ti Classic - Modern PT280 or the "Prestige" of the Ti era?

Hello experts who have played with Ti Classic, PT280, and Prestige Classic. How does the Ti Classic play in comparison to the other two frames? I've heard that it used the same mode but different layup as the P280/630 but I may be wrong. I've also heard that it was meant to be the "Prestige" of the Ti era ... I faintly recall the Classic during the late 90s or early 2000s but didn't know of many users; my impression back then was that it was overshadowed by the popularity of the Ti Radical MP.
 
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Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
Remember Titanium Classic, a heavier version of the Ti Radical or Ti 5000. No Classic or Prestige just lumpy
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Hello experts who have played with Ti Classic, PT280, and Prestige Classic. How does the Ti Classic play in comparison to the other two frames? I've heard that it used the same mode but different layup as the P280/630 but I may be wrong. I've also heard that it was meant to be the "Prestige" of the Ti era ... I faintly recall the Classic during the late 90s and early 2000s but didn't know of many users; my impression back then was that it was overshadowed by the popularity of the Ti Radical MP.
It came out in 2002 and was made in China when all premium racquets were still made in Austria. When the Ti.Classic came out the I.Prestige had been out for a year and the marketing tech was intelligence. Was not a Prestige as not meant to be a Prestige.
 
It came out in 2002 and was made in China when all premium racquets were still made in Austria. When the Ti.Classic came out the I.Prestige had been out for a year and the marketing tech was intelligence. Was not a Prestige as not meant to be a Prestige.
Cool, thanks for the info! I wonder what the motivation was for Head to produce that frame.
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
I hated it personally . Wanted to love it as I thought the shape is so similiar to the other good head sticks , how could it not be at least pretty good? Felt nothing . Felt cheap. Which sometimes means to others , soft and flexible ? Cheap to me feels lifeless hollow-ey and stiff not firm.. hard to explain .
But the fun things about tennis rackets is one mans junk is another mans gold. So so true that phrase for rackets too ....
 
I hated it personally . Wanted to love it as I thought the shape is so similiar to the other good head sticks , how could it not be at least pretty good? Felt nothing . Felt cheap. Which sometimes means to others , soft and flexible ? Cheap to me feels lifeless hollow-ey and stiff not firm.. hard to explain .
But the fun things about tennis rackets is one mans junk is another mans gold. So so true that phrase for rackets too ....
Glad you responded. I’m a sucker for those old-school box beam frames from Head. They just “look” and usually feel solid. I’m definitely not a fan of hollow and stiff; prefer solid and more flex.
 

BDAZ

Professional
It came out in 2002 and was made in China when all premium racquets were still made in Austria. When the Ti.Classic came out the I.Prestige had been out for a year and the marketing tech was intelligence. Was not a Prestige as not meant to be a Prestige.
@vsbabolat I’ve often wondered what you think about the Ti.Classic/Ti.Pro Tour compared to the Graphene Prestiges, in all their iterations?
 

Ultra 2

Semi-Pro
I hated it personally . Wanted to love it as I thought the shape is so similiar to the other good head sticks , how could it not be at least pretty good? Felt nothing . Felt cheap. Which sometimes means to others , soft and flexible ? Cheap to me feels lifeless hollow-ey and stiff not firm.. hard to explain .
But the fun things about tennis rackets is one mans junk is another mans gold. So so true that phrase for rackets too ....
Well then, I may actually end up liking this one.. since we’re on the opposite ends of the spectrum in taste.. Just picked up a NOS one. Looks like every other radical MP mold.
 

Ronaldo

Talk Tennis Guru
Well then, I may actually end up liking this one.. since we’re on the opposite ends of the spectrum in taste.. Just picked up a NOS one. Looks like every other radical MP mold.
But much heavier, even after adding CAP grommets and a leather grip to a Radical mp.
 

teachingprotx

Hall of Fame
Mine was head heavy by a bit . Had to add a ton of weight to the grip to try and get it to where I liked the balance after all was done it was like 1000 lbs to get it ok ..
Gave it to a buddy / client and they absolutely LOVE IT!
So it worked out pretty neat :)
 

chazz

New User
I owned the ti classic. I bought it as a lighter replacement to the pro tour 280 but I felt the ti classic was too stiff and I didn't like the balance. It wasn't headlight enough. I even added some lead tape under the grip but I still wasn't happy with it. It also didn't have the sweet ball cupping ability that the pro tour 280 had so I couldn't get enough spin on the ball. It felt pretty harsh even though I strung it with a soft multi @ mid tension. That was the last racquet I used before a long layoff from tennis.
 
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