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

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  1. jayserinos99

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  2. Pro_Tour_630

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    you can be #11 if snoflewis wants out.

    let me know if you still want to be a member. Personally you should not sell it but if you do you have plenty here that will buy it from you.

    Bud you are #17, I also like the PC600 a bit more but what is the use if I make few more mishits with it. I have to be %100 on to win a close match. With the PT30 you have a bit more room, you can take larger cuts and not worry about framing the ball.

    #18, please weight it and take measurements if possible. how much did you buy it for? Just remember our dollar is worth crap almost %50 LESS in Europe. Many European products are very expensive for us to buy

    Nice collar, who much weight did it add? probably 10 grams? the beam of the PC600 is 19mm while the PT630 is 20mm, probably there is tape to make it fit snug, is it glued? balance point will be .25cm more HL as well.
     
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    COngratulation, consider yourself the luckiest person being able to find one these days
     
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    Sorry -- on a digression here ... would the absence of a collar explain why the Classic Mid is less HL and feels less muted than the PC600?
     
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    Just thought some of you might be interested in my finding.

    Last night, I hit with the PT630 strung with Gosen Polyon SP 17 (50lb) / Gosen OG Micro 17 (50lb) and the feel was just nasty with vibration all over. I got that solid feel but it was not soft or buttery. However, there were more noticeable ball bite than non-poly setup.

    Next, I'll put a soft multi on the main and polyon sp on the cross just to see if it feels a notch better. If not, forget about poly on this racquet. :)
     
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  7. tandayu

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    good point, I also felt my classid mid was different than the Austrian PC600. Classic mid no collar, different pallet (thinner material), and different buttcap, and different leather thickness and quality

    I want try Pt630 with cap plus leather grip plus plastic collar, before adding lead tape.
     
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  8. Pro_Tour_630

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    I like the classic without a collar as well, TW first reintroduction , let me know if someone is interested it is 1/2 and 9/10 condition. no marks on frame few bumper rash leather grip in good condition.
    I forgot about PLOY on this frame many many years ago, polylon is suppose to be a soft poly but it did not play well in my PT630. Try x-1 biphase 18g with gosen OG 18g cross
     
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    I have all cyberflash on one of my PT630s, and it plays well, although dwell time is noticeably reduced compared to a gut hybrid at the same tension.
     
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    The difference of weight between the two is 10g. I need to find my balance beam to measure balance however. Yes, it is glued on.
     
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    That's what I said... 280's... woohoo!
    Lol!
     
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    Well I paid $140 dollars for it. I will try my best to take measurement, but the nice tennis shop is far from my house, Ill see what I can do, but like I said I got lots of applications so for now I dont have the time :(
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  13. Bud

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    Where did you get it? How much? Are there any more? :)
     
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    That is a good price, since seller is only getting less than 100 Euros for a new PT630. or in the UK it is only 68 pounds.:oops:
     
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    I got it from a seller in Germany and I dont think there are anymore. I just scan that big auction site like everyone else. I want to grab a couple more that aren't in such pretty condition so that I can hit with them worry free.
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  16. Pro_Tour_630

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  18. OnyxZ28

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    Did he have a collar on his? Look at the tape on top of the grip
     
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    nope just white tape, his grips were custom molded

    notice how he builds up his butt cap ala kafelnikov, that is how I built mine as well
     
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  20. OnyxZ28

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    Oh I see. So with a buttcap like that, do you have to choke up like Chang did?
     
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    K Blade Tour 93

    Not to get too far off topic... but fleabay has the K Blade Tour 93 for sale. Looks pretty sweet. Are they real? Lol. They are coming from China. :)
     
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    Like I said to jayserinos99 when we were discussing the KBlade and its similarities to the Prestige/PT: "if it ain't broke, don't imitate it."
     
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    Only when I need to be. Hats off to those guys putting colars on their PTs -that looks sick!
     
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  24. mmuubb

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    Count me into the club with my newly bought three PT630's with FXP paintjobs:)
     
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    Which Pro were they painted for? Oh , wait , that's right, they really use that gimmick.
     
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  26. Pro_Tour_630

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    #16 welcome

    #19 welcome
    #20 welcome
     
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  27. Pro_Tour_630

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    Ok so far we have:

    #1 michael chaho

    #2 vsbabolat

    #3 tandayu

    #4 OnyxZ28

    #5 jayserinos99

    #6 pleepers

    #7 rorschack

    #8 kinsella

    #9 Richie Rich

    #10 galain

    #11 snoflewis ? or Pro tour 280

    #12 onkystomper

    #13 Nastase

    #14 Ross K

    #15 jace112

    #16 etd

    #17 Bud

    #18 Sargeinaz

    #19 bossass

    #20 mmuubb
     
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  28. Arvid

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    Yeah where did you get those from, and how are there specs? Light i suppose to be customized.......
     
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  29. Pleepers

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    Do those have any codes written on the inside of the throat? Like: PT57A or PT57E?
     
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  30. mmuubb

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    It says PT57A and theres a sticker saying handle (5). It has CAP grommets-was considering theese ones and LM pjs with radical grommets and about 12 grams lighter, but went with the heavier one.
    They are not light, as I bought them already customized. Leather grip and almost 30 grams around the upper part of the head from 3 & 9. I string them with SuperSmash 28kgs mains /Head Master 27kgs crosses-definetly some sweet playing sticks-will get some phootos over the weekend.
     
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  31. Pro_Tour_630

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    Just want to update about prices and I am not happy with these prices.:evil:


    The few NEW PT630 that were located at **** we gone in few hours. not sure they will get more, I doubt it. They went for $350 each.

    Just recently on the big auction a used but in excellent condition early production Chinese PT280 went for $280:confused:

    I am not happy with these prices they are too much and people are not getting a chance to hit with these frames.

    It is getting out of control and I don't want the PT630 to be like a NEW St Vincent which fetches in upwards of $800 plus and for used ones they are going for over $300

    For a $49.99 dollar PT280 that was thrown in the bins of big box stores it is surely remarkable.

    Your thoughts,
     
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  32. grimmbomb21

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    I was watching the one on e*bay and was shocked it went for so much. But I have also seen PC600's go up to $250 on there as well. I may have to put mine up.
     
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  33. rorschack

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    well, since you, Mr. Michael Chaho, praise it so much, that's why people think it's the Holly Grail. :) Personally, I think it's a decent racquet, but I don't think my game would change much had I play with another racquet.

    People, especially on this forum, are a bunch equipment junkies who think that a decent racquet will make them the next pro! Look at all the kids and posers who got the K90 because they want to be like Fedex. :) Instead, they could use their time to practice or play more matches if they want to get better.

    I'm at a point where I'm unloading all my so-called classic frames and just stick to one and spend my time improving my games instead. Same with natural gut string, i think it's over rated. I could play as well with a decent multi and save a bunch of bucks for something else. :)
     
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  34. rorschack

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    funny how the pt280 goes for more than $100 bucks. I used to easily bid for them on fleabay for like $60 bucks shipped before the hype got bigger.
     
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    well, i think i can now become a member with my latest adquisition: 2 brand new Head Pro Tours with CAP Groomets, Liquidmental radical painjobs and Calfskin leather grips :twisted:

    I´ve played yesterday for the first time, for about 2:30hs, i really enjoyed this racquets, in fact, they will be probably my main sticks for the next weeks...
    here is a thread with some pics
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?p=1935902#post1935902
     
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  36. OnyxZ28

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    Wow people are really jacking up the prices on PTs and Prestiges. I miss the good ol' days when PC600s went for 60-80 bucks (I've snagged a Classic Mid for 20 bucks before).
     
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  37. Pro_Tour_630

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    I have noticed a shortage lately, people are just not selling fearing they will not find a better frame ( low to no supply) coupled with the weak $ people are buying them like hotcakes in the UK, Euro, Asia, HK etc....
     
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  38. jayserinos99

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    Yeah, I have some prestige pros and 9/10 condition PTs at home that I would not part with as they are such sweet bats.
     
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  39. rorschack

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    My main sticks are still the PT630's. If the price for the PT280 or PT630 is in the range of $200-$300 bucks, then maybe I'll just keep 3 for myself to hit with and sell the rest. Easy money eh? All I really need is 3 racquets anyway even if I play tennis for another 40 years. :) I don't hang racquets on my wall and they just sit their collecting dust. When I played for my high school varsity team (4 years at #2 in SoCal), I only had ONE racquet (Prestige 600 limegreen).

    The classics I am thinking about unloading are the Prestige Pro, Pro 600, 600 lime green, PT280...:) All the collectors can outbid themselves if they like. :) At the rate they are going for, I can collect more than $1000 bucks for all of them. Nice! I guess, keep praising these racquets....(sarcasm all over) :twisted:
     
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    Ha ... good thing I have four tennis bags filled with these babies, with spillage ...
     
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  41. rorschack

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    Okay, I admit that you, Michael Chaho and others, who praised this racquet which pointed me in this PT280/630 direction and now I play with them because I needed more pop and bigger sweet spot coming from the prestige 600 and had always been loyal to Head. But I think if I, for other reasons, found another frame that I like, I would have gotten used to it anyway; and wouldn't be hoarding up these OVER PRICED and hyped up frame.

    Yup, too bad for me, I should have waited and sell it for even more than $95 bucks but I am happy with my decision since I'm not that greedy anway. :) I like to share the goods with others. I sold it because I have other pt280's and pt630's that are closer in spec in terms of balance and weight. It was not because I didn't want to play with them any more.
     
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  42. rorschack

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    what are you going to do with them? pass them on to your off springs? :)
     
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  43. OnyxZ28

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    It's more like at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark when the US government put the Ark in a storage warehouse.
     
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  44. rorschack

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    Hey, I read an article somewhere by a renowned pro that the Head PT630 will play much better (more sweet and well balanced) if you let it sit in the basement at slightly below room temperature for about 10 years in low humidity, just like a bottle of Barola or Bordeaux.:mrgreen:

    I better start hoarding up some more. :rolleyes:
     
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  45. Pro_Tour_630

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    in that case you are still a member of this club:-|
     
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    People are paying the crazy $$$ becuase they come on to this forum and read how "amazing" these frames are and how they are "God's gift" to tennis etc. etc. etc. and that if you have one you will play like a pro becuase all the Head pros are using the PT mold under the pjs. ****! We need to just shut up about them and stop the hype -becuase most people willing to pay >$250 for a single frame probably never grew up playing with them to begin with, can't really appreciate the frame, and don't know how else to blow their $ wad in any better way -leaving all the purests saying: "damn, I can't believe people are paying that much," and without their beloved frames. Unless of coarse you are like: "I have 1000 of these in my closet and will never sell them, so don't even ask, even though I have a 1000 of them and you don't ha ha."

    In conclusion: if you have never played the PT -don't. It sucks and the new technology is light years better than that out-dated pos PT. Go with the microgel line, its got gel in it, and you won't have any problems finding it locally. Besdes the pros pj frames are just molds of the PT -not the same weight, balance, or flex of the PT that was made available to the public. Save your money and stop buying into the hype ;)
     
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  47. rorschack

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    Okay, I will let the cat out and share my wealth of info and experience. For those who can not get the PT630/280, check out the Dunlop Muscle Weave 200G 95. :lol: It's very close and you don't have to take my words for it. Just do a search and read some of Michael Chaho's past findings comparing the PT630 to MW200G 95. Stop paying ridiculous prices for old used racquets! jeez!
     
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    They were selling the Pro Tour 630 at **** tennis on Monday, they sold out now... missed my chance...
     
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    Oh btw.. they have the Microgel Prestiges..

    But I would wait for TW to stock them.. their customer service is terrible.
     
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  50. jayserinos99

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    Just curious, does the PT690 count in this club?

    Also, if anyone has hit with the PT690, can you comment on it? Thanks!
     

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