Discussion in 'Racquets' started by cynicaldemon, Apr 12, 2004.
How similiar are the 1973 Head Professional and the Wilson T2000?
Not very. The Head is aluminum while the Wilson is steel. The Head has typical drilled holes with grommets while the Wilson has a wire that wraps around the head to hold in a type of suspension system for the strings to go around. I felt that the t2000 was much more flexible than the Head Pro also. The Wilson had a round-shaped head while the Head's was more oval.
I agree with Steve and will only add that the T2000 was way more powerful than the Head.
The 1st T 2000s were completely round & got a "little" oval as time went on . Yhe only alu. racket I can think of that was completely round was the Spalding Smasher .
The T2000 was more conducive to performing vulgar demonstrations with.
Coincidentally, these are the 2 rackets I played with in high school. Looking back (a long ways) I feel like the Head Pro was a better stick, less vibration, and even though it was stiffer ,still gave better spin and control. Still have my T2K - I think the string pattern is like 20x20 in a 73 sq in head...
Head also made a round-headed racket--the Head Master. It had a blue throat, was also aluminum, and cheaper than the Head Pro. In HS, I used a T 3000, then a PDP Open, a Head Pro, then a Head Arhur Ashe Comp 1. The PDP was by far the best hitting, but on mine, the screws that held the thoat piece in kept coming out. The pro shop there convinced me to take a Head Pro, saying they hit pretty much alike. They didn't, and I oculdn't find anymore PDPs.
I used a Head Pro when I played in college a long time ago. Great stick but it tended to go out of round after a bunch of string jobs. The 2000 had a nice cushy feel to it but the Head Pro was more versatile (to me).
BTW...the T2000 and 3000 were always round heads not oval. In fact... the reason this post caught my eye was because I just found one of my old T3000's in my mothers attic last weekend. The thing looks like a badmittin racket compared to current frames. I digress.
I think all the t2000s and 3000s were round. Then came a 4000 with a knob or something on the end of the handle. I think the t5000 was more oval than the others, but may be mistaken.
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