Head Tournament Edge

BHBeguile

Semi-Pro
Hi TT experts - my brother has decided to get back to playing after about 20 years. Back in the day, he played with (and still has) the Head Tournament Edge. Anyone know the specs of this racquet so I can help him find sonething similar in weight/balance/stiffness, but with a larger racquet head? Thanks.
 

joe sch

Legend
Hi TT experts - my brother has decided to get back to playing after about 20 years. Back in the day, he played with (and still has) the Head Tournament Edge. Anyone know the specs of this racquet so I can help him find sonething similar in weight/balance/stiffness, but with a larger racquet head? Thanks.
You could really impress your brother and get him a few for play or display. For example, look on the bay for "Head XRC Graphite Edge Graphite Director Legend 80's Tennis Rackets Collection". If your going to get him a new stick then don't worry about comparing old specs, the rackets will still not play anything like what he remembers. Classic graphite is a great way to get back into the game and not hurt your arm during your initial comeback. I probably have a few Edges in my racket stash.
 

BHBeguile

Semi-Pro
Thanks for the tip on graphite racquets. Do you think he would have a problem restringing his old racquets? How tightly should he string them if he's still working on getting his strokes back and is probably a strong 3.0 right now?
 

joe sch

Legend
Thanks for the tip on graphite racquets. Do you think he would have a problem restringing his old racquets? How tightly should he string them if he's still working on getting his strokes back and is probably a strong 3.0 right now?
Depends on what he was playing and what string he will be using today ? The poly strings can be hard on the arm but many are very playable at low tensions like <50 lbs. His old rackets will probably be fine for restringing but may need some tubes if the grommets are cracked or broken.
 
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