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2ndServe
03-30-2008, 10:13 PM
Hi I saw these at a local store and they looked like my old ti.radical except maybe the head is a little bigger. I can't find the ti.radicals anymore and was thinking about getting this for a replacement.

racquet_jedi
03-30-2008, 10:36 PM
That racquet is probably nowhere near related to the Ti.Radical...

I have an old Ti.Carbon 9000 lying in my bag for lending out to people...

It's not quite a Walmart racquet, even though they were produced and sold as such, they're okay...

2leftfeet
03-31-2008, 11:30 AM
i have one as a backup. its a cheap tweener racquet. stiff, almost even balance, dense string pattern. kinda hurt my from the stiffness i think from the ti. like jedi said. its nothing like the ti.radical but maybe headsize and grip. hope it helps

big ted
03-31-2008, 02:19 PM
the ti9000 is NOT the same as a ti5000. i have a ti5000 and yes i think it is very similar to the radical in every which way but bigger head size, i think it is a reasonable replacement for the old ti radical

roger is the king
03-31-2008, 02:21 PM
its good but the thing is it has many concerns from players due to its composition and its overall feel. Many people don't like it, if it fits your needs, I recommend you demo it before you buy it!

Have a good day!:)

SteveI
03-31-2008, 02:30 PM
Hi I saw these at a local store and they looked like my old ti.radical except maybe the head is a little bigger. I can't find the ti.radicals anymore and was thinking about getting this for a replacement.


Hi,

The Ti.Carbon 5000 is the 102 Head size of the Ti.Radical... Twin Tube and all. Plain and Simple.. end of story. Great frame. Cut out the factory string... install some good string and a nice grip and off ya go. Ya have to a bit of history behind you to know about this. The Head Rep I talked to said.. it was indeed the Ti.Radical in the 102 head size. They are a nice find..I played this frame for 3 seasons and have played 1996, 1997, 1998 Ti and i Radicals. I wore out my 3 Ti.Carbon 5000 and had to move on.

Regards,
Steve

vascoboy
10-17-2008, 06:38 AM
i bought this racket, changed the grip & strings and loved it...especially the control from the dense string pattern...not sure what others are talking about but it looks, and is constructed like Ti Radical (twin tube,...) Head size is nice since the radical only came in 98 or 107...don't let the paint job, price tag fool you

jayrlo
10-17-2008, 10:35 AM
Its more than a decent racket. I used it for 3 years and it was one of the best rackets i remember using. Junior tennis with that racket was always good. It doesn't have many really standout aspects to it like other rackets, but it is solid all around. I play a lot on the baseline and it was really steady. I learnt how to groove my shots with this racket.

Steve Huff
10-17-2008, 07:15 PM
I've strung a few, and the people I've strung them for really liked them. They bought them at Price Club (Costco now), but they were still very happy with them. One guy was a 4.5 and a backboard. He wasn't a power player. The other 2 were both 4.0 players.

Lindsay
02-16-2010, 06:39 PM
Does anyone know what grommet will fit this racquet?

Bud
02-16-2010, 06:44 PM
Does anyone know what grommet will fit this racquet?

If it's 18x19 string pattern... Prestige team CAP grommets will probably fit.

TheLambsheadrep
02-23-2010, 12:05 PM
http://cgi.****.co.uk/Head-Ti.Carbon-1000-Tennis-racket_W0QQitemZ270530020614QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxq2 0100213?IMSfp=TL100213126001r24491

I know the version that resembles the ti.radical is the 5000, and all the versions with numbers higher than that (up to 6000)has the same specs, but what about lower numbers like this Ti.Carbon 1000?

and is that the only replacement grommet type (whats posted above)?

TheLambsheadrep
02-25-2010, 08:44 PM
anybody know?

ace0001a
02-25-2010, 11:05 PM
The Head Ti. Carbon uses the same mold as the Head Graphite Tour Trysis 270 660, Satellite Tour and Supreme Competition. The one I have feels light and has a similar balance to their "Team" racquets...which is said to be even balance, but when you do the balancing the crewd way with your finger in one of the shoulders to hold the racquet up, it leans over towards the head. I think it's a decent stick, but you're better off looking for a Supreme Competition or Satellite Tour. Both those sticks use the same mold, are suppose to have a much more solid feel to them. I think I saw both Supreme Competition and Satellite Tour on e-bay recently as well. Shipping from the UK, if the seller is willing to do it and I contacted the seller of this auction from the UK myself and he quoted me 30 pounds to ship the racquet, which is $45 + $16 for the racquet. I've seen US sellers selling the Ti Carbon for that price or very close and I think the Supreme Competition and Satellite Tour aren't too much more. I got my Ti Carbon from a fellow member for $40 shipped and I'd say that's about where it should be. If you're going to spend in the $60+ range, you mine as well go for a Supreme Competition or Satellite Tour in my opinion.

TheLambsheadrep
02-26-2010, 08:38 AM
I had a Satellite Tour, but never really used it because it felt a little more flimsy than the Ti.Carbons. Also it was a 3-1/4 grip, a little too small for me. The Ti.Carbons I have all feel solid, they're the 102 sq in version of the Ti.Radical, and that was a solid racket as well. thanks for the info tho ace :)

any info on my previous post abt the Ti.Carbon 1000 or grommets?

SteveI
02-26-2010, 09:36 AM
Hi I saw these at a local store and they looked like my old ti.radical except maybe the head is a little bigger. I can't find the ti.radicals anymore and was thinking about getting this for a replacement.

Here is one...

http://bgky.craigslist.org/spo/1578672949.html

$65.00 is a bit much... since they sold for $50-60 new..:-)

ace0001a
02-26-2010, 01:35 PM
Here is one...

http://bgky.craigslist.org/spo/1578672949.html

$65.00 is a bit much... since they sold for $50-60 new..:-)

Yeah I've seen that one before as well as ones on e-bay selling in the $60+ price range. Not sure why the guys selling these are asking for that much. Maybe they think it's a "rare" racquet or something.

TheLambsheadrep
02-26-2010, 02:57 PM
I bought a 6000 for about $50 shipped, was essentially brand new and had the case, but wouldnt spend more than that. I try to talk to sellers telling them no one will buy for $60 shipped, but theyre stubborn i guess.


http://cgi.****.co.uk/Head-Ti-Carbon-1000_W0QQitemZ200409787900QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Te nnis?hash=item2ea95aadfc (the link doesnt seem to work, but if you google Head Ti. Carbon 1000 e b a y (but with no spaces obviously) you will find it with a pic and everything)

I know the version that resembles the ti.radical is the 5000, and all the versions with numbers higher than that (up to 6000)has the same specs, but what about lower numbers like this Ti.Carbon 1000?

ace0001a
02-26-2010, 07:22 PM
The Ti.Carbon changed molds as the 7001 model is different from the one we've been talking about in this thread.

TheLambsheadrep
02-26-2010, 09:31 PM
The Ti.Carbon changed molds as the 7001 model is different from the one we've been talking about in this thread.

ya, ive seen the 7001 and its different. Im talking about the Ti. Carbon 1000 in the link I posted

TheLambsheadrep
02-26-2010, 09:50 PM
And Bud, I asked a seller on **** if Prestige Flexpoint grommets would fit the Ti. carbon and he said no. did you mean another model of Prestige?

Bud
02-26-2010, 11:31 PM
And Bud, I asked a seller on **** if Prestige Flexpoint grommets would fit the Ti. carbon and he said no. did you mean another model of Prestige?

Is it 102 sq. in. with an 18x19 string pattern? What's the beam width?

SteveI
02-27-2010, 06:25 AM
Is it 102 sq. in. with an 18x19 string pattern? What's the beam width?

21 mm.. Looks a bit wider.. but it is 21. Same as Ti. Radicals

Ti.Carbon 5000

27 inches long
102 head size
4-5 points HL
18 x 19 string pattern
11 oz
beam : 21 mm
flex about 62 or so.

The QC was really good on these frames.. I owned 4 or 5 total.. at one point and the specs where very close. The specs are super close to the Ti. Radicals.. and the PJ was very close. I used to get folks asking me if I was playing with a Ti.Rad.

TheLambsheadrep
02-27-2010, 07:52 PM
thanks for the specs steve, can you take a quick look at my other posts in this topic? most importantly about the grommets/top bumper guard? what did you do personally when you wanted to replace them, or the grips or anything?

Bud
02-27-2010, 11:45 PM
21 mm.. Looks a bit wider.. but it is 21. Same as Ti. Radicals

Ti.Carbon 5000

27 inches long
102 head size
4-5 points HL
18 x 19 string pattern
11 oz
beam : 21 mm
flex about 62 or so.

The QC was really good on these frames.. I owned 4 or 5 total.. at one point and the specs where very close. The specs are super close to the Ti. Radicals.. and the PJ was very close. I used to get folks asking me if I was playing with a Ti.Rad.

thanks for the specs steve, can you take a quick look at my other posts in this topic? most importantly about the grommets/top bumper guard? what did you do personally when you wanted to replace them, or the grips or anything?

Prestige Team mid+ CAP grommets should fit the frame.

SteveI
02-28-2010, 02:41 AM
thanks for the specs steve, can you take a quick look at my other posts in this topic? most importantly about the grommets/top bumper guard? what did you do personally when you wanted to replace them, or the grips or anything?

I can't confirm what Bud has indicated, but to seems to makes sense. I did not replace grommets/top bumper guards on my frames..so I can't say for sure. Good luck.

Steve

TheLambsheadrep
02-28-2010, 05:36 PM
"Prestige Team mid+ CAP grommets"

would model of prestige, the seller I talked to said Flexpoint wouldnt work so do you mean microgel?

TheLambsheadrep
03-01-2010, 02:35 PM
I emailed a guy on **** selling "HEAD PRESTIGE CLASSIC TOUR 660 bumper & grommets set", and he says he thinks it wouldnt fit either. what will definitely work? is there any chance to find actual Ti. Carbon grommets and bumpers?

TheLambsheadrep
03-01-2010, 07:35 PM
steveI, Bud?

ace0001a
03-01-2010, 10:02 PM
From my understanding from reading other posts of people who've used grommets from racquets with a "similar" drill pattern, you could probably make the Head FXP Prestige Team CAP grommets to work. You just need a lot of patience and a hair drier to heat of the plastic so that you can stretch it. There have been posts here of People putting Prestige MidPlus grommets on Youtek Radical MidPluses, so I don't see why you couldn't do the same thing on the Ti.Carbon with the FXP Prestige Team CAP grommets. Grommets are fairly cheap and it's worth a shot in my opinion. If course again, you'll need to want to commit the time and effort to do it though.

TheLambsheadrep
03-02-2010, 10:00 AM
can you send links to the other posts please?

this sounds possible, but id rather find out if one would fit without taking the long lengths to make it fit

TheLambsheadrep
03-02-2010, 10:13 AM
You just need a lot of patience and a hair drier to heat of the plastic so that you can stretch it.

and how much of a stretch are you talking about?

ace0001a
03-02-2010, 02:49 PM
can you send links to the other posts please?

this sounds possible, but id rather find out if one would fit without taking the long lengths to make it fit

Here's one:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=67369&highlight=cap+grommets

TheLambsheadrep
03-05-2010, 02:52 PM
Bud, I saw your pics of your previously owned Tour Trysis 270. those are the FXP grommets correct? since the Tour Trysis 270 and the Ti. Carbon seem to have the same frame shape, is that why you believe the grommets would fit? were they hard to install?

TheLambsheadrep
03-07-2010, 12:51 PM
you there Bud?

TheLambsheadrep
03-27-2010, 08:37 PM
were these made in Austria? please dont say china

psycho0
03-27-2010, 09:10 PM
were these made in Austria? please dont say china

Ti Carbon 5000 = Made in China. But an awesome all-around racquet

TheLambsheadrep
03-27-2010, 10:04 PM
really? can you please give me a link or source?

psycho0
03-28-2010, 08:40 AM
really? can you please give me a link or source?

I own the racquet. Take my word.

SteveI
03-28-2010, 08:54 AM
I own the racquet. Take my word.

CHINA!!! For sure

TheLambsheadrep
03-28-2010, 08:54 AM
i own 2 Ti.Carbon 6000's and a T.Carbon One 1000 (weird pj but the same racket). i cant tell where the are from so how do you? its not that i dont believe you, but i wanna know how youre getting the answer

TheLambsheadrep
03-28-2010, 08:57 AM
does it have to do with the black butt caps? when were the Ti.Carbons made, same time as the Ti. Radicals? why would they be made in different places then?

psycho0
03-28-2010, 09:15 AM
does it have to do with the black butt caps? when were the Ti.Carbons made, same time as the Ti. Radicals? why would they be made in different places then?

Yea. It says "Made in China" on the black butt cap.

TheLambsheadrep
03-28-2010, 09:28 AM
oh, not on my 6000's tho

nabbydian
03-28-2010, 09:49 AM
i see the Ti Carbon 5000 is getting good reviews here, how about the Titanium 5000? Are they the direct successer or predecessor of the Ti Carbon?

I have the specs in a brochure:
Head Size: 102sq in
Weight unstrung: 290g/10.2 oz
Length: 685mm

TheLambsheadrep
03-28-2010, 01:23 PM
i see the Ti Carbon 5000 is getting good reviews here, how about the Titanium 5000? Are they the direct successer or predecessor of the Ti Carbon?

i dont think so

http://www.yoger.com.cn/upfile/prdPic/2008111242087135.jpg

i mean, the head shape looks odd compared to the Ti. Carbon 5000, and it has the advertisement thing clipped on to the strings. ive seen that done on rackets in Walmart. also, the beam width is more than the Ti.Carbons. i know the Ti Carbons were sold in convenient stores and stuff, but the layout of the Titanium 5000 screams middle school to me where the Ti. Carbons were molded from other professional rackets. i may be wrong, SteveI would know more than me

nabbydian
03-28-2010, 08:33 PM
yeah, the Titanium 5000 doesnt look like a mold from professional racquets but i could be wrong also and i dont want a gem to slip by.

TheLambsheadrep
03-28-2010, 09:08 PM
it resembles more of a yonex or volkl mold imo. but thats not a good thing, i dont think its supposed to. i say its like this racket http://www.doittennis.com/images/lg/head-ti-tornado.jpg
from walmart, def a middle school racket at best

TheLambsheadrep
03-28-2010, 09:14 PM
but ya psycho0, i cant find made in china on the butt cap, and it looks to be the original. where else can it be determined its from china on it.
i wont lie, im a little turned off that theyre from china. i mean i love these things, and maybe they'll lead me to believe china made rackets are better than what people say (compared to austrian rackets), but still it urkes me. i guess its a mental thing

TheLambsheadrep
04-06-2010, 07:06 PM
haha, its funny. i never noticed, but on the newest Ti. Carbon 6000 I bought there is a small "made in china" sticker on the bottom. so ya, i guess thats evidence enough. still, i love 'em

Bud
04-12-2010, 02:02 AM
Bud, I saw your pics of your previously owned Tour Trysis 270. those are the FXP grommets correct? since the Tour Trysis 270 and the Ti. Carbon seem to have the same frame shape, is that why you believe the grommets would fit? were they hard to install?

Yes... those are the Prestige Flexpoint Team Grommets.

Bud
04-12-2010, 02:07 AM
Post some pics of your Ti. Carbon 6000 with the CAP grommets installed. If you can, get both interior and exterior hoop shots... that would be the best!

It will clarify for any future users whether it's effective to CAP this racquet (or not).

TheLambsheadrep
04-12-2010, 05:55 AM
i cut the CAP grommets of at the middle, theyre just acting as a bumper guard now, but next time i might need to use the entire strip. ill post pics of that

JRad
09-18-2011, 10:12 AM
i cut the CAP grommets of at the middle, theyre just acting as a bumper guard now, but next time i might need to use the entire strip. ill post pics of that

Yes, the FXP Prestige Team grommet works well at the top. I ran into real trouble near the bottom.

I have a question about using the CAP as a bumper guard. The hole for the tie-off is not in the same place. Can I string the Ti.carbon like the FXP Prestige Team or should I try to bore out the right hole on the CAP grommet? The Prestige has a two-piece pattern and the 5000 is single. Does that make a huge difference?

TheLambsheadrep
09-18-2011, 10:29 AM
Yes, the FXP Prestige Team grommet works well at the top. I ran into real trouble near the bottom.

I have a question about using the CAP as a bumper guard. The hole for the tie-off is not in the same place. Can I string the Ti.carbon like the FXP Prestige Team or should I try to bore out the right hole on the CAP grommet? The Prestige has a two-piece pattern and the 5000 is single. Does that make a huge difference?

I would have no idea, i wish i strung my own rackets but i dont.

pedro_tp
11-09-2012, 02:34 PM
I have this racket HEAD TI.CARBON 1300 but I canīt find the specifications!
Head size, RA, SW, Unstrung weight...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cFi4px96XXs/TVUSSwQD5rI/AAAAAAAACNw/L54Ga_MPHtQ/s1600/Imagem0313a.jpg