Head Pro Stock Racquets at TW

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  1. Say Chi Sin Lo

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  2. movdqa

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    Those Santoro sticks were pretty interesting. I'd love to try a 28 inch PT57A. Unfortunately I'd probably just want to try it - I have the feeling that it's not something that I'd want to play with. That's too much of a noodle for me.
     
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  3. dr325i

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    try it, if you don't like it, I will buy it off you for a $100
     
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  4. souledge

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    Will we see a PT57A 16x19?
     
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  5. OTMPut

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    Will there be TW reviews of these pro stock sticks?
     
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  6. Hankenstein

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    Guys, Hust for your information. Think about the fact that every Pro-Stock frame is unique. Just because it´s a 57A doesnt mean its softer then for example a 57E.

    Every frame in the PT-line is made by hand after a special pattern from the request of the player. It can be very big differencies if you buy frames made for different players but with the same ending (57A, E etc)

    I have seen PT57A with flex from 55 up to 68 and 57E with flex from 58 up to 68
     
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  7. syke

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    LOL... :)

    That just made my day...
     
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  8. anubis

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    TW, please reserve a TGK231 for me pretty please :)

    Can't wait! This is very exciting.


    But seriously... there's so much interest in these things, your 150-200 frames will be gone in about 30 minutes. I'd be more than happy to reserve one with a down payment or something.
     
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    OTMPut,

    There will not be any TW reviews on these racquets.

    Brittany, TW
     
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  10. phishbiscuits

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    Hi VS:

    It's at six o'clock in the throat- FXP PJ ("holes" painted on...")- The seller is awesome and I've gotten a lot of frames from him before. Strung two-piece on a Prince Neos machine. I had this happen to a 223.2 a few weeks ago as well. Maybe I'm just a beast! (kidding...)
     
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  11. mad dog1

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    i got dibs on the entire stock of these sticks! :twisted:
     
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  12. hrstrat57

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    Ha ha this is awesome!!!

    :mrgreen:
     
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  13. Harry_Wild

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    Thanks for the info!:) Not sure if I want to spend more $$$$$$$! Just purchase my alotment in T-Shirts and a insole replacement! Very tempting however!
     
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  14. PistolN

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    Please excuse my ignorance but will these frames be available to European based members? Also I don't seem to be able to find the "Bosworth" section of the website people are talking about.
     
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  15. jayserinos99

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    Look under the "Vintage Racquets" section.
     
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    You should buy it then :)
     
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    Absolutely mind-blowing weight figures.
     
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  20. Say Chi Sin Lo

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  21. mad dog1

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    but Mike can handle the King Kong SW easy. if i recall correctly, he spec'd a MG Rad MP to beefier specs than this lightweight "flipper". ;)
     
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  22. mad dog1

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    but yours wasn't customized for the Scud!
     
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  23. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Screw that, buy mine, have it customized by P1 or whoever you want, and you can have all kinds of legacies with it.
     
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  24. phishbiscuits

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    For a player personal frame actually done by Warren Bosworth, that seems like a fair price. Problem for me: I can't just look at it, I need to play with it. I'm a big boy, but not that big!
     
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  25. JGads

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    Nice collection in your sig. What's your favorite out of that bunch?
     
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  26. Fuji

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    Oh man I would love that Scud frame. He's one of my favorite players, but I cannot justify paying that for a frame, especially after the holidays! ;)

    -Fuji
     
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  27. MikeHitsHard93

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    Lmao. I'm sure you do remember that experiment didn't go too well :lol:
     
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  28. MikeHitsHard93

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    I'd buy it and regret it lol.
     
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  29. Richie Rich

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    sure, i can put some lead on a pc600, slap on some masking tape and write "flipper" on it too. if i'm dropping $500 on a pro racquet i would like a little more proof of authenticity than some masking tape with someones name on it.
     
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  30. Player#1

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    With the weight and balance of that precision tool, I'm guessing it has to be more flexible than the standard pc600.
     
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  31. hrstrat57

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    Perhaps for $500 big ones TW would issue a certificate of authenticity. I can't see why they wouldn't. I would certainly expect it.

    Not a hero worshiper tho so if I wouldn't hit the racquet I'm not interested......

    Some collector will be smiling over this one tho....
     
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  32. dr325i

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    FYI, I lived the next door to Bosworth and know Jay very well (knew Warren well, too). I have purchased directly from them Mark's other sticks -- some never fitted with pallets, brand new. TW is making a good margin on these ;)
     
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    $500 for a Prestige Classic 600??? Really TW? Even at $250 its hard to justify. Flipper never even won a slam.
     
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  34. dr325i

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    $250 is EASY to justify if the racket is pretty much new as they mentioned.
    I have seen the new ones selling close to a $1000.
     
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  35. klementine

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    $499 sounds about fair market value for that type of frame. The one question I have is regarding the specs. 13.2oz and 373sw unstrung!? That's wild.

    Reminds me of the specs I got when I decided to fill a stock MgPresMid with silicone.
     
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  36. MikeHitsHard93

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    I'm guessing its super polarized and probably has silicone.
     
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  37. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I still think that it'll be cheaper to find a decently conditioned PC600, and molest it yourself.

    Not like there are any special ways of adhering lead tapes and etc...
     
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  38. LeeD

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    Beyond BS here, all the posts.
    No matter what your racket, there are THOUSANDS of guys who will BAGEL you with a different racket.
     
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  39. klementine

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    I never had the sw measured in that old MgMid, but I distinctly remember it weighed 398gr strung. Lead all around the hoop and a handle full of silicone. Almost the exact same set-up.

    Is the balance of Flip's frame posted under the description? I snapped that frame when it slipped out of my hand on serve. It was great for two shot rallies and net play. Anything else got to be too much to handle.
     
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  40. klementine

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    Agreed.

    It doesn't even have to be a PC600. With those specs, the racquet becomes numb and turns into a sledge hammer.
     
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  41. MikeHitsHard93

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    Did this with a mg radical mp as stated earlier...SW was like 360 and it was wonky as all get out...lol. Hit a big ball though, and I could handle the weight, surprisingly.
     
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  42. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    It most certainly will not be numb. When I was using the PC600, they were spec'd to within 0.3oz of that $500 frame. And it wasn't numb, it played just right for me.
     
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  43. klementine

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    ^ was your swing weight close to 400 like Flips?

    I mean its 373sw unstrung. That's crazy. Maybe numb wasn't the right adjective. I guess my point is, that the specs will drive the characteristics into something that becomes unrecognizable when compared to the stock feel of the frame.

    It's hard to believe that any old frame wouldn't share many of those same characteristics when spec'd out the same.
     
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  44. aimr75

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    They apparently have over a hundred pro stock frames to sell, yet only one has been put up so far.. it cant be that staggered as far as putting these up.. are they just testing the water to check whether people will bite as far as price point ?
     
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  45. MikeHitsHard93

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    That's my guess. They're seeing whether the demand will change or not at that given price.
     
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  46. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Or get scolded at?
     
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  47. big ted

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    i guess pro racquets are appreciating. i remember when they sold lendls actual frames many years ago for $100. this was before eblay was so popular though. they know if they sell them too cheap now, the buyer will immediately resell it on eblay for a profit.
     
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  48. phishbiscuits

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    The 237.2 is definitely the most "unique." it SHOULd be a 16x19, but it's a flexier 18x20 (I have some nerdy data if interested from Rod @ Flex Infinity). My favorite is my pair of P10s in the i.Prestige PJ. I know I can just get PC600s, but this is my hobby, and I enjoy having cool stuff... They play so nice and smooth.
     
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  49. phishbiscuits

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    I said the exact thing to my hitting partner tonight. Kind of an odd frame to start with such outlier specs... Not practical for anyone. That SW is ridiculously high. I'm actually questioning the accuracy. Plus, external lead tape is SO 90s! Sorry, I wrote that in a Valley Girl accent.
     
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  50. phishbiscuits

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    This has happened to me more than once. I hooked up who I thought was a player wanting cool frames and he turned around and attempted to resell them for a 300% markup. So, if you come across awesome Pim Pims, don't give in to the jerk's greed.
     

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