View Full Version : Looking for PT280 but with more spin

11-26-2006, 02:01 AM
Hi there. I have a Head Pro Tour 280 (Made in Austria) Version that I have used for many years and love, however, I'm wondering if there isn't a racquet out there with a similar "buttery" feel and flex, but with a more open string pattern. I am thinking of demoing the Yonex RDX 500, Dunlop 200G, POG, FXP Radical Tour, but does anyone have any other suggestions?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, and happy holidays to everyone =].

11-26-2006, 03:22 AM
Have you tried different string jobs? I have 2 PT630; one strung with synthetic gut at 60-61 and I just strung the other one at 52/55 with SPPP/OG sheep and this one gives a lot of spin compared to the first one. Just my 2 cents and experience.

11-26-2006, 05:04 AM
IMO you are going to hate all of the sticks you mentioned.

IMO nothing out there has that buttery feel of the PT280/630 yet the plow through of a hummer, well maybe a PC600 but that is a different story. You can try dunlops Mfil200XL which is soft and cut it down to 27 it has an open pattern you get more spin but you lose that thumping plow through feel, if you dont want to mess around with cutting, there is a C10pro which you might consider.

Like the above poster suggested go with different string set up and tension. start with ashaway Kevlar 18g at 45lbs then string cross with a thin gosen 18g or tecnifibre nrg or biphase 18g at 55lbs. Try also gamma TNT 18g at 54lbs all around

11-26-2006, 08:17 AM
Some thoughts:

1. try the TF 335 16 x 20. same head size and shape, probably similar weight and balance or at least a starting point given some motivation and lead tape.

2. Kneissl Tom's Machine (the new one). this is a half inch longer than standard. Unless TW starts carrying this brand again, these could be hard to find and harder to demo.