Head Ti.Carbon 5000 any good?

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  1. 2ndServe

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    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.
     
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  2. racquet_jedi

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    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...
     
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  3. 2leftfeet

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    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
     
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  4. big ted

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    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
     
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    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!:)
     
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  6. SteveI

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    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.

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  7. vascoboy

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    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
     
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  8. jayrlo

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    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.
     
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  9. Steve Huff

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    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.
     
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  10. Lindsay

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    Does anyone know what grommet will fit this racquet?
     
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  11. Bud

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    If it's 18x19 string pattern... Prestige team CAP grommets will probably fit.
     
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    anybody know?
     
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  14. ace0001a

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    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.
     
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  15. TheLambsheadrep

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    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?
     
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  16. SteveI

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    Here is one...

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

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

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    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-Carbo...mdZViewItemQQptZUK_Tennis?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?
     
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  19. ace0001a

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    The Ti.Carbon changed molds as the 7001 model is different from the one we've been talking about in this thread.
     
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  20. TheLambsheadrep

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

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

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    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.
     
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  24. TheLambsheadrep

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    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?
     
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    Prestige Team mid+ CAP grommets should fit the frame.
     
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  26. SteveI

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    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
     
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  27. TheLambsheadrep

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    "Prestige Team mid+ CAP grommets"

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

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    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?
     
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  29. TheLambsheadrep

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    steveI, Bud?
     
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  30. ace0001a

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    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.
     
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  31. TheLambsheadrep

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    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
     
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  32. TheLambsheadrep

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    and how much of a stretch are you talking about?
     
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  34. TheLambsheadrep

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    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?
     
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  35. TheLambsheadrep

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    you there Bud?
     
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  36. TheLambsheadrep

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    were these made in Austria? please dont say china
     
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  37. psycho0

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

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    really? can you please give me a link or source?
     
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  39. psycho0

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    I own the racquet. Take my word.
     
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  40. SteveI

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    CHINA!!! For sure
     
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  41. TheLambsheadrep

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    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
     
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  42. TheLambsheadrep

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    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?
     
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  43. psycho0

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

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    oh, not on my 6000's tho
     
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    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
     
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  46. TheLambsheadrep

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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  49. TheLambsheadrep

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    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
     
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  50. TheLambsheadrep

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    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
     
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