After some buying, selling and trading I currently have 17 rackets in store, many of them for sale. Here’s a bunch of images and info around these sticks. Don’t hesitate to e-mail me your interest at tennisnerdnetatgmail.com (replace “at” with “@” of course).
A great stick with the fabled Wilson “Spin Effect Technology”. A great mix of control and spin. Got a 18×16 string pattern and strung with Luxilon 4Gs. High on my list of favourite racquets, but not quite there with my current stick of choice Wilson Blade 93.
95 in² / 613 cm²
|Length: 27 in / 68,5 cm|
|Unstrung Weight: 10.9 oz / 309 g|
|Unstrung Balance: 31,5 cm / 9 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 22mm / 22mm / 22mm|
|Composition: Graphite Basalt Matrix|
|Power Level: Low-Medium|
|Stroke Style: Medium-Full|
|Swing Speed: Medium-Fast|
White / Red
|Grip Type: Wilson Sublime Grip|
18 Mains / 16 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 10T 8H 10H
No Shared Holes
|String Tension: 51-61 pounds / 23-27 kg|
This could very well be the finest frame I’ve ever held, swung, played. With its 93 inch head size it’s not very forgiving, but for a mid-size racquet I would say it has a pretty decent sweetspot. This racquet does wonders for swinging out on my one-handed backhand and one of the best things about it is that I didn’t need to add any lead tape. The racquet is stable as is and weighs 360 grams after putting a Völkl Leather Grip on it (a thicker grip than Wilson leather or even Head Calfskin). I string it with Völkl Cyclone 17 and it’s a combination made in tennis heaven.
93 in² / 600 cm²
|Length: 27 in / 68,5 cm|
|Unstrung Weight: 11.4 oz / 324 g|
|Unstrung Balance: 31,0 cm / 10 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 21mm / 21mm / 21mm|
|Power Level: Low|
|Stroke Style: Full|
|Swing Speed: Fast|
Black / Silver
|Grip Type: Wilson Sublime|
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T 8H
No Shared Holes
|String Tension: 50-60 lbs / 23-27 kg|
Head Prestige 600 Tour
One of the “classics”. A version of the famous Prestige 600 classic that has similar feel, but is slightly flexier (RA 58!) with its special suspension grip. A great feeling stick, perfect for people who want to play with touch and some serve/volley. Wouldn’t recommend it to baseline bashers though!
I have two: one used in grip 3 and one brand new in grip 4 (plastic on the grip).
Length: 68,6 cm (Standard)
Gripsize: L4 (4 1/2)
Weight: 328 g unstrung and without basic grip
Balance Point: 31,9 cm
Construction: 19 mm straight beam with Graphite/Fiberglass/Twaron
Head Size: 600 cm² (93sq. in.)
String Pattern: 18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Head TGK 237.1 (Microgel Prestige Mid paint job)
A pro stock! (see the above picture for the exact pro stock code – in this case TGK 237.1) What is a pro stock then? It is a racquet with a lighter frame/hairpin that can be customized to a professional player’s specs. You usually put silicon in the handle and lead under the grommets to get the weight up. There can also be differences between a pro stock and a retail racquet in flex.
Happy to have two of these that I’m playtesting at the moment.
Specs: 358 grams strung
String pattern: 18×20
Head size. 93 sq inch (really 89.5 for Head racquets since they measure differently)
PS. Read the Head pro stock code list here DS.
Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 Tour pro stock
The Dunlop 300 tour series have long been a favourite among control-oriented players. It’s said to be built to mimic the hailed Head’s PT 280/630 and it is truly a nice racquet. The pro stock version of these racquets are flexier in the build-up and allow for customization like silicone in the butt cap and lead under the grommets.
338g strung with Wilson leather grip
57 RA flex
headsize: 97 sq.in
Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour pro stock
I also have three of the Dunlop 300 mold pro stocks but in the Biomimetic 300 paint job (very good paint job). It’s very similar except for one or two points stiffer. Again, great sticks that you can find cheaper than the Head PT57As etc.
Head Radical Pro Tour “Candycane” (TT)
The Head Radical Tour MP (twin tube and called “candycane”) is hailed by many as the best of all time in the Radical line-up. I haven’t played all of them, but I know there are players on the tour that still play with these racquets, that’s how good they are. It’s solid, yet comfortable and has a good sweet spot as well. Just a great performer for all styles of tennis. I’m going to think twice about selling the one I have.
Head Size: 98 sq. in. / 630 sq. cm.
Length: 27.00 inches / 68.58 cm
Strung Weight: 353 gr
String Pattern: 18 Mains/20 Crosses
Fischer Vaccum Pro Mid
A beautiful stick that was wielded by Michael Stich when he won Wimbledon in 1991 (not this actual racquet though, but the same model) I’ve just strung this up with a German hybrid string (Völkl Psycho) and I’m very keen to test it. Since I have a lot of racquets, it could well be for sale, but it depends on how much I like it. Reading on forums people rave about it, but it could be more of a serve/volley stick and I need something versatile. It’s in pristine condition and comes with the original covers so I think it could be something of a collector’s item.
Weight: 330g unstrung
Headsize: 90 sq.
Balance: 309 mm
Beam Width: 19 mm constant
Prince Rebel Exo 95
Most tennis fans like Gael Monfils, the energetic French showman who seems to choke a when it comes to major results. Before he moved to Wilson he used to swing this colourful model. Haven’t played with it yet, but I’ve heard many good things about it.
95 sq. in. / 612.9 sq. cm.
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight: 12oz / 340.19g|
|Balance: 7 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 21mm / 21mm / 21mm /|
|Power Level: Low|
Head iPrestige mid
This beauty is still in plastic. Derived from the Prestige Classic 600 but with a stiffer layup, the iPrestige mid is supposed to be a very solid mid-size racquet. I have yet to play it myself, but found it in a local guitar shop a while back and am going back and forth between selling it, keeping it as it is or playing with it. But then again, I’m more of a player and enthusiast than a collector.
Völkl Powerbridge 10 mid
A brilliant mid-sized racquet that I played with for a while, but had to concede it to the crisper Wilson Blade 93. Great look, superb feel, and surprising power and forgiveness for a 93-inch frame. Recommended.
Length 27 inches 69 centimeters
Head Size 93 square inches 600 square centimeters
Weight 12.1 ounces 343 grams
Balance Point 12.2 inches
31 centimeters 10.4pts Head Light
Construction 19mm Straight Beam
String Pattern 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Babolat RDC Ratings
Flex Rating 59 Range: 0-100
Swing Weight 320 Range: 200-400
If you’re interested in any of these racquets – don’t hesitate to comment or e-mail.