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

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  1. dpmac

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    hi guys

    i've landed my hands on a pt630, but i didn't find it weighty enough, so i went with 10 grams of lead at the 3 and 9.

    to maintain the original balance of the racquet, how should i go about counterweighting that 10 grams?

    can i simply remove the leather replacement grip, and twirl 10 grams of lead near the butt of the racquet to achieve this?

    please advise, thanks!
     
  2. ESP#1

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    I'd go with a leather grip if you dont already have one, if that isnt enough then id go with the tape under the replacement grip, is yours capped or do you have the regular headguard? if not capped the cap grommets might give you the suffecient weight
     
  3. Azzurri

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    I have since played with a couple more sets and I still don't care for it. I will either hold on to it for collection or sell it. Its a nice feel racquet, but I just can't play it. I tried. I played the TT and MG MP and I just play much better with them. You're right, I tried to like it. Its the 280 by the way.:)
    Yes, TT radical. Its just a better feeling racquet than the 280 and I really think its a better racquet, but that is my opinion/experience. Still, the 280 is better in feel than anything out in the market nowaday

    so if anyone is interested drop me a line. I may end up selling it.
     
  4. dpmac

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    esp,

    1) i am using a leather grip beneath one overgrip at the moment.

    2) the pt630 is with cap grommets

    3) to counterweight the 10 grams while maintaining balance, would 10 grams of lead applied under the leather grip, near the end of the butt be sufficient?
     
  5. ESP#1

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    I think 10 close to the butt should be more than enough, but its kinda hard to tell, i think thats more of a trail and error thing, i know they have machines that can calculate precise balance but to duplicate by hand i imagine is very difficult
     
  6. Pleepers

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    Try the TW University:
    http://twu.tennis-warehouse.com/learning_center/customization.html
     
  7. Azzurri

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  8. ESP#1

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    Good call, but even this doesnt give you exact numbers, i used it for my mgp mp to try to get the balance closer to my pro tours, it worked as far as balance but im still not liking the racquet, i dont get it, i know its not materials cause i like the mg mid just fine,

    Azzuri maybe we can make a trade
     
  9. Gorecki

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    hi guys. here are the 2 pro's i got...

    the 630 is waiting for some caps and will mostlikely be for sale after i have a tryout with it.

    the 690 is a keeper... waiting for some leather!

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    sorry for the quality... cell phone!
     
  10. hyogen

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    they still look good :] i almost got my hands on a pt630 today...the seller had second thoughts D: meanwhile, i'll probably be picking up another Twintube radical.

    in other news, john cauthen has followed up with me and is sending me 2 customized racquets this week!
     
  11. Pleepers

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    NNNNNice!!! This is my favorite version :)
     
  12. Gorecki

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    those babies were refurbished just yesterday. the 690 has gamma leather and the 630 is wearing a very nice dress by designer brand "Cap's".:)
     
  13. hyogen

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    at long last i have a pt630 in 9/10 condition being shipped to me. woot wooooot.
     
  14. Pro_Tour_630

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    club memebers, sorry I have not been posting i was busy with the KPS88

    check out new photos



    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=237637

    with few more modifications it might be a keeper, for sure it hits better volleys (more accurate) and better first serves(more accurate) and better OHBH down the line, sweet. but still there is nothing like the thumping forehand of a PT630 only maybe a PC600, if you are looking to change your game to a more SV it is worth a try but if you are a baseline basher I would stick with the PT630

    club member please go and rate my thread, give it a five ***** stars for me, all this time and work and people are still jealous, very sad
     
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  15. Pleepers

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    Thanks for the update again... :confused:
     
  16. hyogen

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    you're welcome. here's another update: it hasn't come yet

    should get it mid next week :D
     
  17. ESP#1

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    Our founder has left us for a wilson, somehow we all knew this day would come:cry:

    Seriously ill demo the kps88 soon, but my bro grew up on the ps 6.0 and i never really liked it to much, always thought it was a bit overrated and the pt 280 a bit underrated, glad to see my racquet has a following also:)
     
  18. vsbabolat

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    Don't worry the PT630 is still being used even on the WTA Tour.
    Virginie Razzano with her PT57A
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  19. hyogen

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    nice pics. wish my camera could do that.
     
  20. Pro_Tour_630

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    hell no, I just bought ONE KPS88, I am having a fling, thats all :)

    I still have over few dozens NEW PT630
     
  21. tandayu

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    ......still waiting the day you will sell those new PT630 grip 4 1/4 to me.....
     
  22. Pro_Tour_630

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    well if my son gives up tennis they they are all yours :)
     
  23. hyogen

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    omg, i'm holding in my hands my first pt630. it's a beauty - 9/10.. trek font. michael, i'm still waiting for you to take a picture of all of them...

    lay them out nicely, so we can use as a desktop background...
     
  24. Pro_Tour_630

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    you can not handle my avatar how can you handle a picture of all of them:confused: i would be affraid for your health :)
     
  25. tandayu

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    lets hope your son be sponsored by Head PT57A
     
  26. Pro_Tour_630

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    he will, then all the PT57A's to the whole club :)
     
  27. Mexicali4tacos

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    Which to use to replace CAP grommets?

    Discuss. 10 characters.
     
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  28. ESP#1

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    I use the i prestige mp ones, they are tappered at the bottom
     
  29. stronzzi70

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    PT 630 with LM prestige paint job?

    Have a nice PJ LM prestige, with head calfskin grip and black butt cap, but i dont know what racquet is it, maybe PT 630, somebody can help me?
     
  30. hyogen

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    where can i get non-cap grommets for pt630? To get the really head light balance that I like, I need to put too much lead on the handle to offset the CAPs and then the racquet swings just a little too heavy for my liking.

    Also, where can i buy head pallets?

    btw, I'm liking the PT630 very much--definitely more flexible/comfy than the pt280
     
  31. psp2

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    The iRadical or the Ti.Radical b/g sets will work.
     
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    it comes with the bumper.
     
  34. hyogen

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    sweet, thanks
     
  35. ESP#1

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    The PT 630/280 honeymoon seems to be over!!

    Prices of PT seemed to have gone down substantially, many players who got caught up in the PT hype have come to realize that this racquet while very rewarding is very demanding also. While some may be upset that their racquets seem to have gone down in value, I personally am happy to weed out the pretenders who were interested just because it was a hot commodity.
     
  36. tandayu

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    well the version sold on E*a* is not the preferable version, or it has been gone through multiple owners. People try to sell PT280, or PT630 bumper version with the addition of cap grommet.

    The one Chaho has is the one I want.
     
  37. ESP#1

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    I thought all the pt630's came with caps and the pt 280 came with the bumper anyway the austrian pt280 play great to me
     
  38. Azzurri

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    This not only the case in these racquets, but many of the "classic" sticks from years ago. I don't know about "demanding" more so than it was not at all what it was hyped to be. I think the TT radical is a much better feeling racquet than the PT 280. I also think the K88 is a more demanding racquet (as is the PS 85, PC 600 and some others) than the PT 280, so not sure how you come up with pretenders. The bottom line, like someone said; its an acquired taste. I did not care for the racquet too much. It was not a bad racquet, but to me not anywhere near the hype (to my dismay). Having the TT Radical to play along side sealed the deal for me. Don't get me wrong, it felt better than most of today's junk, but demanding...not more than the racquets I mentioned. I don't consider myself a "pretender" because I did not care for it...just never swung right.
     
  39. ESP#1

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    Maybe pretenders was a bad choice of words, I guess pretenders has a negative connotation to it and my intention was not to offend anyone who demo'd the pro tour, I also agree that those racquets you mention are more demanding. Never tried the TT so i can't really comment on your opinion but it sounds like a great stick from what i hear, btw i remember you mentioning you wanted to demo the mg prestige mid, you ever get a chance to do so? if so how did it go?
     
  40. Azzurri

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    You were right though, the hype is the main reason why many people even tried this racquet. You really should try to get a hold of a TT Radical. I honestly can't believe how it does not get that "myth" behind it because it feels so soft compared to so many other racquets.

    no, not yet. I got the KPS88 and have tinkered with that and just got the Pro Staf Original 95 and that is one great racquet. I may get another. It was really a nice hitting stick. But the mid may not happen anytime soon since I am playing well with my MG prestige MP.

    try to get a TT radical...:)
     
  41. Ross K

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    Azzurri,

    Just curious... how would you describe the difference of the TT Rad vs PT 630/280 on serve?
     
  42. ESP#1

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    Yea i guess you already sold your pro tour, i wanted to see if you would trade me for my mg prestige mp, mines like brand new, anyway if i run across a tt ill be sure to try it out but im pretty happy with my pt's:)
     
  43. Azzurri

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    I really have to think, but I believe the PT 280 was a better serving racquet. The PT allowed me to hit harder serves and a bit more control, but I believe the TT allowed me to hit with better spin (2nd serve). I may have left a "mini review" about that in a prebious post, you may want to check it.

    But playing the K88, PS 6.0 95 and my MGPMP, the PT and TT are nothing in the service department compared to those racquets.

    If you can, get your hands on a TT Radical, how this racquet does not get the "love" the PT does is a little surprising to me.
     
  44. Azzurri

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    I hope you get a chance to play with one. The TT is really an incredible feeling racquet..very soft.
     
  45. Pro_Tour_630

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    azzuri and don't take this the wrong way, enough with the TT radical is better than the PT, we got the point you have said it a million times in our PT club, I doubt any of us are in the radical club saying the same thing.

    we love you and we love your TT's happy now:)
     
  46. ESP#1

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    PT 630,

    what replacement grip do you have on your pt's? trying to find something thats not to heavy like leather but not too light either,

    thanks
     
  47. Pro_Tour_630

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    gamma hitec in royal blue if you can find it which matches the color of the PT is best IMO, red is nice as well.
     
  48. ESP#1

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    That looks like what i'm looking for, something almost as firm as leather but a bit less weight, i'll check it out,

    thanks bro
     
  49. Azzurri

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    agreed. sorry.:)
     
  50. Azzurri

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    have you tried the hydrasorb? they seem pretty thin and comfortable.
     
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