PHOTOS of my Head Racquets!

jimbo333

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Well at last, here are some photos of my Head racquets:)

I've realised that these are all AMF Head racquets, and almost all are from Europe, not too surprisingly, but one is from the US!

The question is which one of the six is "made in USA"?

(By the way there isn't a prize, this is just for fun:))


And it may take a while to get all 6 photos up!
 

jimbo333

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1. Head Vector (Wood/Graphite)

This was my actual racquet that I used in the early 80's, it is a superb racquet!

Size is in between the Edgewood and the Vilas.

 

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2. Head Specter

Well Bud, it only took me about 6 months to get this photo sorted and here it is at last:)

How was anyone ever able to use this racquet, it's a ridiculous shape!

 

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4. Head Comfort

This is I think the original Head Comfort, it has the individual grommet holes!

 

jimbo333

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6. Head Comp Director

Not the Head Comfort Director whoops!

(Although if the Head Comfort Director exists, it probably looks like this?)

 

MarrratSafin

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I'd have thought you should be able to find one of these, although they do seem to be quite rare!

Do you have the Head Director (Wood/Graphite) by any chance?
Haven't been able to find one in excellent condition yet. I'm usually a bit picky regarding the condition of the frames I collect!:oops: The Director is the one with the long oversized head right? I don't have it. Wood/graphite composites I have Edgewood, Vilas, VLC and GLC.

The gold AA Comp 3 Boron is amazing. I've seen plenty of the regular Comp 3 but nothing like that, the paintjob is brilliant!
 

jimbo333

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Haven't been able to find one in excellent condition yet. I'm usually a bit picky regarding the condition of the frames I collect!:oops: The Director is the one with the long oversized head right? I don't have it. Wood/graphite composites I have Edgewood, Vilas, VLC and GLC.

The gold AA Comp 3 Boron is amazing. I've seen plenty of the regular Comp 3 but nothing like that, the paintjob is brilliant!
Yeah, that's the Director version I'm talking about. I have one with blue/gold stripe, have you ever seen one with red/gold stripe like all the other Head(wood/graphites)?

And have you got the Edgewood (Taiwan version) which is a different mold(well shape) to the normal Edgewood:shock:

That gold AA Comp 3 Boron is amazing, I've never seen another one of these anywhere else!
 

MarrratSafin

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Yeah, that's the Director version I'm talking about. I have one with blue/gold stripe, have you ever seen one with red/gold stripe like all the other Head(wood/graphites)?

And have you got the Edgewood (Taiwan version) which is a different mold(well shape) to the normal Edgewood:shock:

That gold AA Comp 3 Boron is amazing, I've never seen another one of these anywhere else!
No.. I didn't really take notice of the Directors as I prefer Mids, but will probably get it too if the chance comes along. Right I've seen 2 molds of the Edgewood too, mine is the Austrian version with the larger headsize and the Taiwan version you mentioned is with a smaller headsize similar to the Vilas right? It's quite rare for sure, I've seen some pictures of it but no luck in getting one thus far.

Btw isn't it way past midnight in the UK now?:lol:
 

tandayu

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My guess: Head AA Comp 3 Boron is made in USA, because I am guessing from the lettering on the sleeve above the handle pallet
 

retrowagen

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Yeah, now that all the photos are displaying in my browser, I'm gonna revise my guess to the AA boron. That Composite Director has the euro graphics scheme from Head Austria.
 

jimbo333

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VSBabolat was not too surprisingly the first to guess correctly:)

I'm wondering if I can ask something about racquets that you don't know the answer to!
 

Bud

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It wasn't a great photo, but I'm sure this racquet is same as the Graphite Pro mold:)
Measure the bridge width at the face of the racquet... what does it measure in mm? :)

I just measured a Magnum Special 35 and a European GP's and their bridge width is 1-2 mm thinner than the USA GP bridge width (turquoise).

It appears that the portion of the beam just above the handle (face of the racquet) is the same as the turquoise GP, however.

Perhaps, the European GP mold was slightly thinner than the USA GP mold at the bridge.

Head Magnum Pro 35 (European)

 
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jimbo333

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Measure the bridge width at the face of the racquet... what does it measure in mm? :)

I just measured a Magnum Special 35 and a European GP's and their bridge width is 1-2 mm thinner than the USA GP bridge width (turquoise).

It appears that the portion of the beam just above the handle (face of the racquet) is the same as the turquoise GP, however.

Perhaps, the European GP mold was slightly thinner than the USA GP mold at the bridge.
Sorry, you've lost me, what exactly did you want me to measure in mm?
 

jimbo333

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11mm?

Right I'm done with trying to measure bridges, it really is too late!

I've checked my Gold Prestige Mid-Plus (as above), US Black GP, US Turquoize GP and Euro Black GP and they really do all look the same to me!
 

vsbabolat

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11mm?

Right I'm done with trying to measure bridges, it really is too late!

I've checked my Gold Prestige Mid-Plus (as above), US Black GP, US Turquoize GP and Euro Black GP and they really do all look the same to me!
I think the gold Prestige Mid-Plus and the Graphite Pro use the same mold.

By the way the AA3/Boron looks great.
 

jimbo333

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I think the gold Prestige Mid-Plus and the Graphite Pro use the same mold.

By the way the AA3/Boron looks great.
Cheers:)

I'll take some more photos of it at some point!

It has actually been quite well used, but not by me. I always found all of the these AA Competition frames to have a really small sweetspot.
 
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