*****THE OFFICIAL HEAD PRO TOUR 630/280 Club*************

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  1. Vik

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    The holes are ok. Its the length of the CAP. Start at the bottom and can't quite stretch to the top of the racquet.:confused:
     
  2. Speedygonzalez

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    I don't have experience installing caps but I read that using a hairblower makes installing easier. Heated caps are easier to bend (and maybe stretched:???:)
     
  3. dt101

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    Michael,

    I have the white Kneissl Tom's Reach Machine and it is by far one of the most flexible racquets I have ever touched. It feels good though. So you said that if I cutted it down to a 27" length it would be the closest thing to a HEAD Pro Tour 630 "Made in Austria" right? I just bought the HEAD Pro Tour 280 "Made in Austria" on the side of the frame and it is a lot stiffer than the white Tom's Reach Machine. One more thing, how much tennis do you have to play in order to get a serious tennis elbow problem? And what happens when you do have it? Does it mean you can't feel things that well anymore? I am starting to get shoulder problems when I serve. I always pull a muscle when I serve and it hurts, but I do not have elbow probem...not yet. Could you elaborate on the tennis elbow problem? You seem pretty knowledgeable. Thanks!
     
  4. blackfrido

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    hay mas Argentinos de lo que me imaginaba!
    Andres, Gonzalo Catalino, Dexter, Diegaa........

    deberiamos iniciar un thread, alguna idea para aportar?
    >BA Tennis Chapter
    >El tenis y el hombre por Pancho Ibanez
    >Tennis de Primera
     
  5. Dexter

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    Hey dont forget Red Clay ( Alberto) he`s also from our land.

    Sure can star another thread
     
  6. Dexter

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    I play also with two Babolat Pure Drive ( Roddick Racquet) and found way better the PT280 for my stroke. Are about to play "Segunda" at " Interclubes Libre" freestyle. Im still looking out there to get one or two.
    Cheers
     
  7. gonzalocatalino

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    in your place, i would be searching for something similar because the pt´s are becoming extremely hard to find (without mentioning the "pricing" factor).
    Have you tried the new prestiges or mp frames with 18x20 string patterns??

    have you played with a volkl frame?
     
  8. gonzalocatalino

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    ah si, la vi. Y como haces con el envio? te la mando el o vos andabas por estos pagos?
     
  9. Dexter

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    I have try most of new Head Frames without good results. Im just on the PT... but thanks anyway. I see will be very difficult to get if any opens up.
    But will remain on the track.

    Thanks!

    PS Nice Picture I guess not from Dulco`s a.. Bottom
     
  10. blackfrido

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    en esa oportunidad viajaba una amiga y me la trajo!
     
  11. red clay

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    Dexter ( HACELE CASO A UN GIL ) try the Intelligence MId PLus Prestige, i just sell one and it was the most similar racquet to a PT 630.
    PARA LOS DEL SUR: le compre la raqueta porque conte las cuerdas y me daba 20 x 18, me tire a la pileta, la use encordada igual que las anteriores pt630 para ver que tal y es la misma, si no la miras es igual en el golpe, etc.
    Por otro lado - soy un loco de las raquetas - compre dos Premier tour reales para ve si es taaaaan mala como dicen en este foro. Luego pongo mis impresiones.PARA CUANDO EL POST: desde el sur, las pampas o lo que sea.
     
  12. red clay

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    dear people of TT TW, please let us know if we use to much spanish, but - at last for me - is much more easy.
    i haven´t write in english since high school - secundaria.
    Alberto
     
  13. red clay

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    Dexter another racquet that you should try is the babolat Pure control, Nice racquet an control oriented as well.
    Alberto
     
  14. blackfrido

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    a new list;

    Andres
    Gonzalo Catalino
    Dexter
    Diegaa
    Red Clay
    Loco4tennis (creo??)
    Random guy ??
    ...............
    ...................
     
  15. red clay

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    Hay uno que tiene como nick ¨Maestro Nalbandian¨, si ese no es argento...
     
  16. gonzalocatalino

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    does MG radical Grommet suit the pt630? or prestige mp?
     
  18. Speedygonzalez

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    Grommets of LM Prestige MP should fit
     
  19. dt101

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    I can confirm that the CAP grommets from a Liquidmetal Prestige Midplus will fit on a Pro Tour 630 because I have done before. TW sells it for only $5 each.
     
  20. Speedygonzalez

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    I feel ripped of having paid 10 euros per set :evil:!!
     
  21. dt101

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    Holy crap. You paid 10 euros? Whoever sold those CAP grommets at that price was a serious crook! A reasonable price should be around $5 each. TW has a lot of them left in stock. I just bought 4 extra ones today for my Radical Tour Twin Tube midplus. This is why you should always ask questions first. Hey you live and you learn...don't let it bother you too much.
     
  22. Anton

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    I've been hitting with Pro Tour 280 for a week now and IMO Rab Monoflex strings are a MUST on this frame.

    My racket came strung with synthetic gut at mid tension and it felt cheapish so I restrung it with RAB Monoflex at 61lb tension and it perfect - nice "bite", comfotable yet very controlled.
     
  23. Speedygonzalez

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    Thanks for the moral support dt101 :)!

    I guess a lot of stuff is more expensive in the Netherlands compared to the US. Actually, 10 euros for grommets is not too bad in the Netherlands.

    I asked my brother to bring some strings from the US and the price gap is HUGE. For instance, a reel Prince Synthetic Duraflex is 62 dollars at TW and here 80 EUROS CHEAPEST!!! Also Gosen Proform Tuff is 30 EUROS here and only 17.99 at TW!
     
  24. Pro_Tour_630

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    Anton so that string you were looking for was rab monoflex,:)

    I should try it,.......but for me I know it might not play well since it is over 1.20mm. But I am willing to give it a shot, anything just to prove to myself what I have always known to be true in my case,. I know I will only have directional control with flat shots and first serve bombs.

    how does it hold up in terms of tension loss?

    is it damp? the PT630 is very damp and I am afraid a thick damp string with render my PT630 beyond noodle land

    what tension are you stringing it ?


    DONT COMPLAIN AT LEAST YOU GUYS CAN BUY WEED :)
     
  25. reflexace

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    questions for Anton re: rab monoflex!

    1. how would you rate the comfort and power for this string?
    2. does this string fray at all? how many hours are you getting from it?
    3. how much string movement do you get?
    4. where is this string made in?
    5. if you have used signum pro plasma, how would they compare?

    wow, lots of questions... thanks for your help!
     
  26. Anton

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    1. I've noticed no harshness at all, just smooth bounce - 5. in comparison, SPPP gave off more "ping" and vibrations and was less crisp feeling (not as good of a feedback)

    2. It is a co-poly sting so no fraying and 3. very little movement (though a little more then a regular uber-slick poly like SPPP). I've had this string on my PK Redondo for two months of hard hitting yet to break it. 17g synthetic lasts me three weeks on 18x20 flexy frames.

    The string is made in England but you can get it from TW under alpha strings
     
  27. Anton

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    I'm stringing at 61lbs and from having on my other frames the tension loss is very slow. I like a very firm (yet comfortable) stringbed feel, no noodles.

    I ended up going with 17g syn gut on my PK Redondo because I needed more bite.
     
  28. Speedygonzalez

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    LOL, true! Unfortunately I don't like smoking weed. MB we can set up a little trade here:)
     
  29. reflexace

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    thanks Anton, can you tell us what some of your other favourite strings that you've used?
     
  30. Anton

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    My favorite string for hybrid setup is Pro Line II (17g, 60lbs) mains with a crisp sgut on croses (63lbs) - though I didnt string my PK or 280 with that just yet
     
  31. Pro_Tour_630

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    I tried Pro line I and II in 18g at 54 in my PT630 and did not like them,

    However I did like cyberflash 17g, do you think it plays closer to your RAB?

    Anyway these frames are so finicky, I played great with my favorite setups all winter long during the indoor season but now for the first time I am playing on damp soft har-tru during the humid early morning and things are not working out too well in terms of setup on my PT630:cry::cry::cry:
     
  33. Anton

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    I don't like full Pro Line II stringjob - I'm not getting the feedback I need out of stringbed, very muted - but in a hybrid it works well.
     
  34. Peter Szucs

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    Just found this one put aside in an old countryside shop... i guess its worth 30 bucks, right? :)
     
  35. Vik

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    You were ripped off. I'll give you $35 to make it my problem now.:)
     
  36. chicubs

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    $35.01!......haha
     
  37. Peter Szucs

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    OK let me think about it...:)
     
  38. vsbabolat

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    I thought I would share this with other Pro Tour 630 club members. Arnaud Clement with his PT57A. Look at the inside of the throat.
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  39. Ross K

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    Came across this old post whilst doing a search:
    This caught my attention because you don't often hear words and terms like 'clumsy' and 'manouvreability just horrible' when one is talking about the Pro Tour. But another thing is I partially agree...

    I have 'dabbled' a little bit with my old PT 630 recently; and I also now seem to find the rod a little heavy and, if not 'clumsy', certainly a tad immobile, hefty and a fraction slow. Which leads me to ask this: if I removed the grommets, would I then no longer have these slight issues?... ie, by taking them off - and therefore in effect changing a 630 in a 280 - the weight would decrease and the performance would alter abit? Anyway, I'd be interested to hear what ppl think to my observations and those of the OP I've quoted (thanks djones.) Plus if anyone can answer my query about removing the grommets=improved performance (?), that would be nice.

    BTW... I still think the frame's buttery, lush, smooooooooooooooooooth feel is out of this world! And since I've had head Fibergel Power @ 50-53, past issues with low power on the serve have totally disappeared ;) ... actually it's generally now a pretty powerful frame indeed.
     
  40. bossass

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    Man I would kill for about.........six of those.
     
  41. s7evin

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    LOL i paid 22 euros for mine to come to Serbia (35$).
    I know,... that is the price of living in this custom/pimped out country.
     
  42. vsbabolat

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  43. Ross K

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    Anybody???
     
  44. AlpineCadet

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    It's the 4th of July in America, ppl are probably still drinking and lighting firecrackers/fireworks. It's so peaceful and serene right now. :rolleyes: :(
     
  45. Speedygonzalez

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    Great video! His strokes already have this characteristic style. Can anyone post the translation in English :)?
     
  46. Lphansen

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    Hi Ross, I can answer your question as I had the same problem as you do. I interchanged the full CAP with the much lighter open grommet and thereby shaved 8-10 grams and 5-6 points in swingweight of the frame, making it much easier to handle !

    Regards lphansen
     
  47. Ross K

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    Hi Iphansen,

    Sorry I'm not sure I fully understand. Do you mean you removed the heavier full cap and replaced it with open grommets? Or do you mean you simply exchanged your PT 630 for a PT 280? Many thanks -R.
     
  48. Ross K

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    Okay. Last post about this subject, I promise! :)

    I think I've got all the info I need re taking the full caps off and replacing them with open grommets or half-caps or whatever (a set of LM Rad or MG Rad would suffice eh?) What I'd love to hear more about then is how the PT 630 performs AFTER the caps have been removed and the replacement set put in... ie, what exactly might I expect to have altered from what was a uniquely flexy, slightly heavy and a tad slow frame (as befits a racquet that has a SW in the region of 340, I believe)?... I mean, are there any negatives I should be aware of or is it simply better manouverability and swing speed, improved topspin and a crisper feel - finito!...?

    Cheers,

    R.
     
  49. Peter Szucs

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    Can someone please confirm this is true:

    PT630 Full Cap = LM Prestige MP Grommet

    PT630 Half Cap = LM Radical MP Grommet
     
  50. Voltron

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    Alright guys, here's my question: I was offered a "Pro Tour 280 Thomas Muster" in excellent condition, and I'm wondering if that's just a standard PT 280, or is that a completely different model. I know it's a stupid question, but dammit I want to be sure. ;)
     

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