Head Pro Tour 630 & Radical Tour?

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  1. jetlee2k

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    I am cleaning up my mid plus frames and I saw some interesting stuff.. I have a few Head Radical Tour which look identical to PRO Tour so I CAP them all up and weight.. here are some pictures

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    The CAP radical Tour & PT630 CAP weight about 320g (no leather grip, no string). Put on string and leather grip, dampener it weight up to 350g.

    I took them both out for a spin and quite to my surprise both play alot & alot better with the CAP on.. Very stable ground strokes & solid in the volleys.. I felt both are identical in term of playing and feel.. so is that Radical Tour just difference name or the ones I have just a paint job of the actuall PT630.. I will show the overlay pictures of both next..
     
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  2. jetlee2k

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    here are the overlay picture of both racquet

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  3. jayserinos99

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    They're based off the same mold. I CAPped a Radical Tour/Trisys 260 and because of the balance (closer to even at 4-5pt HL), it felt loggish for me to swing. Great plowthrough though. IMO they're different because the 260 is a bit stiffer/solid? than the PT630. There's a flex with the PT630 that the 260 doesn't have as much.
     
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  4. jetlee2k

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    so the difference is the balance? and the stiffness.. I got to check it on the court tomorrow and see.. May be that's the difference..
     
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  5. jayserinos99

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    IMO balance is one of the biggest differences. I'm not the expert here, but although both are made with Graphite/Twaron composition, it may be in different quantities and different layups to change the stiffness and playing characteristics as well.
     
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  6. Peter Szucs

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    The Radical Tour has very similar very rich feel, its lighter with less hl balance and stiffer.. overall very similar output with regards to solidity, stability and power.
     
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  7. dr325i

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    Hey, what is the difference between the two PT630's you have?
    In the last picture (stacked up) I have the last one (bottom) -- what is different about the one above except for the graphics?

    Thanks!
     
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  8. vsbabolat

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    Yeah the Pro Tour 630, Radical Tour 630, and Radical Tour TwinTube 630 both cosmetics all used the same molds. In 1999 with the Ti.Radical MP is when the Radical MP mold changed.

    I found the yellow and black Radical Tour 630 to be stiffer than the Pro Tour 630.
     
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  9. Bud

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    You didn't know previously it's basically the same frame? They also play similarly.
     
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  10. dr325i

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    Anyone???????
     
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  11. jetlee2k

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    huh?? vsbabolat/bud already answered it.. It plays very close to eacher other.. I felt the same too.. The ones that I have are almost identical in term of weight. 320g unstrung with no grip.. one of the Radical Tour that I have even weight 325g (may be the QC)... so the Radical Tour that i have is not lighter than the PT630.. By looking at Djokovic actual playing racquet, the mold very very similar to the radical tour.. So he may use the old stick Radical Tour under new painjob speed pro.. Who cares .. !!.. These PJs and speculation just turn me off.. I am heading to the clus and rip some balls now..
     
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  12. tandayu

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    Many production variations...

    Some with the bumper guard (trek font) has same weight or heavier than the one with full cap version.

    Just enjoy what you have and customize it according to your preference
     
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  13. seb23

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    Is the radical tour more polarized than the pro tour? On the tennis warehouse racket finder it says that the radical tour weighs 346g when strung, had a swingweight of 339 and is 7 points head light compared to 340g for the pro tour, a SW of 327 and 6 points head light

    Most people seem to say that they are pretty much the same racket apart from the flex but surely the specs say different
     
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  14. t135

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    I played with both of them when I was younger. The 260 had more power than the 280, and had a more head heavy balance. This was the originals made in Austria during the first couple years of production. I had always wished there was a racquet model in between them. The satellite tour twin tube was a fair compromise of sorts.

    Wish I had a couple of them now to hit with for fun.
     
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  15. seb23

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    Thanks, what I was trying to get at is even though the radical tour is more head light it has a higher swing weight suggesting that it has more weight at each end of the racket compared to the pro tour and therefore being more polarized. Would this male it a better choice for people looking to hit with more spin and the pro tour perhaps being better for all round players?
     
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  16. Long Face

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    I have both and play with them from time to time, for "hitting sessions" without keeping score. The Radical Tour is more stiff for sure.
     
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  17. badmice2

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    From my understanding trek fonts are older.
     
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  18. seb23

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    Yeah i recently acquired both and although I havent been able to play with the pro tour enough or with my usual strings I think I prefer the racical as the balance seems a bit better for me personally. Hopefully soon i will get to try them with the same strings and tension
     
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  19. PKfan1

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    do prestige 98 caps fit the radical tour 260 (bumble bee)?
     
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  20. vsbabolat

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    Yes..........................
     
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  21. maxpotapov

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    I wonder if this is the same mold as IG Radical Pro?..
     
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  22. aimr75

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    No they are not the same
     
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  23. GregN

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    My Daughter was sponsored by Head and tested the 'Tour' range in about 1995.
    There were 3 racquets in the series that she tried out, The Pro Tour[blue] , the Radical Tour [yellow] and the Lite Tour[green]. The lite was a nice racquet but lacked the weight of the other two and we both felt is was a little underpowered. The Pro and Radical were the same weight, the difference was the Radical was stiffer. In the end we both preferred the stiffer Radical and that's what she settled on. Interestingly in the price list I have from 1995 they list the pro tour as either a 690 or 630 head size the same as the radicals, cant say that I have ever seen a blue 690 though, maybe it was a typo? By the way in the racquet blurbs they have Goran marketed as the Prestige user,Agassi as the Radical and Muster as the Pro user
    Cheers Greg
     
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  24. vsbabolat

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    That was not a typo. There was the Pro Tour 690. I still have my price list from the 95' too.
     
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  25. Orion3

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    I just bought one! :)
     
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