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

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Pro_Tour_630, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. cocarrot

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    If you like full poly setup I can easily recommend Tecnifibre Red Code 18 (1.20mm). I have it strung @51/49 and have absolutely no arm issues I used to have with other polys, it's a very durable string, enables decent power and great access to spin.. effortlessly! What is more, control remains as solid as ever and feel is lovely. Give it a try and let us know your thoughts. Also, did anyone try full Black Code 17 at similar tensions??

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  2. TheLambsheadrep

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    did your PT come with CAP grommets? if not, what version(s) of CAPs fit a PT 280?
     
  3. ae1222

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    The stock youtek prestige mp caps fit the PT280
     
  4. TheLambsheadrep

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    not the IG right?
     
  5. Alzer

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    Different colour scheme

    So, what do you Pro Tourers make of this paint job?

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    This is from David Wheaton's collection, of which I've 4 coming my way... and I've only just noticed that they're painted in a similar way to the PC600.

    Anybody got any others like this?
     
  6. Dave M

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    I was thinking about bidding but had nightmares about the amount of import it'd cost into the UK, those 15 SE1 frames he was selling looked interesting too didnt they? Did you stay up to bid Alzer?
     
  7. Alzer

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    ^^ I set my alarm to wake me up at 3:30am :D - I saw the SE1 but seeing as I have TGK238.5s I fancied trying a softer setup

    I used my work address so they should foot an import bill should there be one ;) Either way it should hopefully be worth it as I reckon selling them individually I'd get more than my money back - Not that I plan to do that.
     
  8. Harry_Randle

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    Oh so you were the person that outbid me I stayed up all nigh waiting!! Hahahahaha
     
  9. Alzer

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    well that depends what ones U bid on. I wasnt going to be outbid after waking up at that time :-D
     
  10. pshulam

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    The winning bids were not that high at all for the new PT630s - somewhere in the neighborhood of $200/ea. The used ones went for about $150. I thought about bidding for them but decided against it since I have already too many PT630 and PC600 racquets already. It's hard to resist the temptation, however.

    BTW: Just missed the opportunity to buy two Prestige Master at a bargain price (<$10 /each).
     
  11. Dave M

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    You're correct i think they'd of gotten more money if they were not all listed at the same time.
    The prestige frames reached a fair bit though didn't they.
     
  12. pshulam

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    $400 for the Prestige 600 (lime-green) was way too much for my taste. All 6 of them were won by one bidder for $2,400 USD.
     
  13. waginen

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    I am wondering how SE plays. Let me know guys if anyone here has won one of them.
     
  14. dr325i

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    they'll go for sale soon, be patient ;)
     
  15. pshulam

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    That's humorous.
    It might be a while. The SE version is probably very similar but slightly stiffer.
     
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    IG, too, of course.
    ALL the same (hoop) mold...
     
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  25. Nikae

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    My friend bought around 15 rackets, each costed 15e. So he gave me all of them to try them out, and I ended up liking pt630 the most. I didn't even know what racket that was, I just liked the way it felt, it felt so solid on contact, best feel ever!!

    So count me in the club. Got 2 over-grips on bare handle (because handle is #4, too big for me...anyway to make it smaller?????), rubber band instead of normal dampener = 340g total.

    I never knew I could play with such a heavy racquet! I am even considering leading it up somewhere in the head.
     
  26. Kam2010

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    I have a 280 and to be honest I played ****e with it.
    I've left it lying around for ages and i'm looking to sell it but just can't help the amount of good reviews it gets and MIGHT give it another go?

    I was wondering where it was made?
    Can someone point me in the right direction?
    I know it says Made in Austria on side but not all of them are? some finished where ever I don't know..

    Inside throat just says tension, no barcodes anywhere.

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  27. vsbabolat

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    Yours was made in Kennelbach, Austria.
     
  28. Kam2010

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    Thanks vsb, appreciate it.

    Can you or anyone else correct me if i'm wrong but I read a post can't remeber now which thread it was but the ones made in Austria were same mold or play similar to the pt57a? and the one made in the other place plays like an pt57e??


    Can someone reassure me this racket is worth keeping and I won't miss it.
     
  29. Dave M

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    To the first bit, the "pt57A" is it seems what they now make for their pros who want a pro tour frame. (with some differences)
    the second question about missing it, i think you can answer it best below!
     
  30. Kam2010

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    Good point lol
    I played with it a long time ago and to be honest I think I've improved as a player and this racket may not be as ****e as I once thought it was..
     
  31. pshulam

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    That's an excellent price. Were they purchased from a garage/flea market/thrift/charity sale?

    It's possible to shave or sand it down to size. However, it's not recommended as it will compromise the integrity of the racquet because of changes in angle and width of bevels.
     
  32. pshulam

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    Keep it if you plan to play with it or keep it as a collection.
     
  33. Dave M

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    That may be the case, hey you already own it so give it a whirl, if not drop me an email!

    I have been wondering weather i should look for more of these or just head back towards the vantage bc20, anybody have much time on both?
     
  34. Dave M

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    why not replace the pallet?
     
  35. vsbabolat

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    PT57A=Pro Tour 630. The PT57E=i.Prestige Midplus.
     
  36. Nikae

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    That's what I did, shaved it 1.5 size down, and placed 2 over grips on the bare handle. Now its a little bit lighter, which is good for me since its a bit heavy already.
    Bevels do feel different, but nothing I cant get used to.

    I gotta say one more time, this racket has such a solid feel on contact its unbelievable good!!

    @Pshulam
    He bought it from some guy that buys ~100 rackets for 1-2 euro each, not sure where he gets them from, I think its from Austria.

    @Dave M
    That's not possible with this racket :(
     
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  37. Dave M

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    I'm curious enough to ask, what's the handle made of on yours then?
     
  38. jaydubbs15

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    full grommets?

    I just picked up a Head 630, which feels heavier than my 280. The hoop is really clean on this racquet and I'd like to protect it. I've seen some 280/630's with "full grommets," which provides greater coverage. Does anyone know which grommets with fit the 630 and provide greater protection?

    Thanks!

    Jay
     
  39. Dave M

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    ^^ I believe the prestige MP grommets are the ones you seek.
     
  40. waginen

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    Exactly..every prestige mp grommets will fit.
    But will be 10g heavier and racquet will be more head heavy and swingweight will be increased.
     
  41. Dave M

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    Hi Waginen,
    Is it 10g? I just swapped one of mine for i presume they are radical grommets.be interesting to see a side by side on what difference it has to feel as well as sw.
     
  42. jaydubbs15

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    Thank you Dave M. and Waginen. I certainly don't want to disturb the weight of the racquet that much. Perhaps I'll just use some tape to protect the head. Any other suggestions?
     
  43. waginen

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    Hi Dave,

    Youtek radical grommets - 19g
    Youtek/microgel prestige mp grommets(tk238) - 29g
    Original PT630(tk57) grommets - 33g

    Therefore balance will move towards head heavy for about 1 cm(2-3 points) and swingweight will be increased by about 15 points.

    Ales
     
  44. waginen

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    Where youtek radical grommets weight will match original short pt630 grommets weight(not caps)
     
  45. jaydubbs15

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    Oh, so if I replace the original 630 grommets with the MG Prestige MP grommets then the racquet will be a bit lighter and a bit more head light. This is my first 630 and although I haven't played with it yet, it feels a bit heavier than my 280. So the weight savings will be welcome, albeit just somewhat lighter.
     
  46. waginen

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    Yes, it will be around 4 grams lighter and fraction less head heavy. It is not much, but to me it was quite noticable. I needed to reduced swingweight by about 10 points to what I am used to and this has just done it. I have bought couple of new PT630's with SW around 345. I am used to SW around 330-335 with PT630. Grommet exchange got it to 335. I hope this helps
     
  47. jaydubbs15

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    Yes, thank you!
     
  48. mad dog1

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    hi Ales, do you know the weight for the CAP mp grommets. i need to add weight to my MG Rad MP and thought this might be the way to go instead of adding lead. thanks!
     
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  49. waginen

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    Except radical those are the weights of the cap mp grommets(all prestige are cap grommets). So caps will add 10g to your frame. But I would also counterweight it in the handle to make it more headlight. You can use silicon, lead or install leather grip. MG radical has quite low swingweight and is very light so it can be very well customized.
     
  50. mad dog1

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    ^^ thanks! i prefer leather over the synthetic grips but was also going to add some lead under the leather grip too.
     

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