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Darkhors 07-20-2012 01:20 PM

Andy Murray Pro Stock Numbers???
 
I know that his racquet is a PT57A 16x19, but is there a specific code for his racket? I was thinking of trying to pick up one or two because I love the PT630, but I always wished they had made a 16x19 pattern. Anyway, just looking for a code or if anyone know how to tell if it's a genuine andy murray stick, that would be great as well. Also, what is the going price for a pro stock Andy Murray frame?

Thanks,

DH

aimr75 07-20-2012 03:00 PM

Well the mold and the 16x19 pattern is a good indicator, but you'd need to take the pallet off to check if the pt code is not in the throat. Given the rarity, they would be big bucks. Wouldn't surprise me if they were to sell for at least $600 or more

aimr75 07-20-2012 03:05 PM

Forgot actually, his frames have custom grips molded onto the frame. No pallets

movdqa 07-21-2012 07:29 AM

I've only ever seen one Andy Murray frame for sale for around $800. It is indeed a very rare frame. You might want to try a tgk231.3 - those should be a little easier to get.

Marcus2137 07-22-2012 02:20 AM

The TGK (pro stock) version of the Prestige Pro is going to the the closest you can get to Murray's racket, unless you find Murray rackets to buy. The Prestige Pro version was the TGK 238.5, the newer paint job is labeled the TGT 293.1 (I believe.) Both are 16x19 string patterns, like Murrays. The mold has slight differences (like how far down the grommet channel extends), but the overall molds are basically the same, with main differences being the materials and construction method (layup) used for Murray's racket.

I have both the retail and TGK (pro stock) versions and I am selling the retail version because I just can't get it close to play the same as the pro stock (even after matching weight, balance, swingweight).

But without finding a Murray PT57a 16x19 (I don't know of any other pro using this drill pattern in the PT57a), the TGK 238.5 is absolutely the closest you will get (basically same mold, same string pattern), in my opinion.

To answer your original question, I believe it would be very difficult to find out Murray's "Pro Stock Numbers", since it's so rare to see his rackets for sale. But as I said, I don't believe any other pro is using the PT57a with 16x19 pattern. So if you found a confirmed pt57a that was 16x19, with a Radical paint job; I'd be pretty confident that it's Murray's racket.

lidoazndiabloboi 07-23-2012 01:23 PM

Well doesnt Murrays frames have either "Andy Murray, A. Murray or Murray" printed inside the throat.

Bhagi Katbamna 07-23-2012 01:34 PM

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Originally Posted by lidoazndiabloboi (Post 6746873)
Well doesnt Murrays frames have either "Andy Murray, A. Murray or Murray" printed inside the throat.

Yes. No code that is visible, though I am sure that Head does have the code somewhere.

movdqa 07-23-2012 02:48 PM

I just checked the ad for Murray's frame from last summer and the ad said that his name and the model are on the throat (embedded, not on a sticker).

movdqa 07-23-2012 02:49 PM

Vidda indicated that one of the tgk231s had flex similar to the PT57A so the overall feel might be closest there.

uk_skippy 07-23-2012 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Bhagi Katbamna (Post 6746898)
Yes. No code that is visible, though I am sure that Head does have the code somewhere.

The code is on the inside, its PT57a

aimr75 07-23-2012 04:33 PM

Forum member "Suppawat" used to own one and it had the pt code in the throat:




ART ART 07-23-2012 05:02 PM

Tommy Haas use(d) the same PT57a 16x19.

aimr75 07-23-2012 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by movdqa (Post 6747051)
Vidda indicated that one of the tgk231s had flex similar to the PT57A so the overall feel might be closest there.

Yeah, this would be a better bet than a 238.5. But the OP should just go for an 18x20 pt57a

dr325i 07-23-2012 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by ART ART (Post 6747245)
Tommy Haas use(d) the same PT57a 16x19.

??? When was that??
I must have slept through it...

aimr75 07-23-2012 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by dr325i (Post 6747375)
??? When was that??
I must have slept through it...

I wondered this too.. but looks like a 16x19 in this pic.. but hard to say what it is


Cup8489 07-23-2012 06:30 PM

whoa, that is 16x19..

movdqa 07-24-2012 07:52 AM

Power pads too. Can someone check the drill pattern? Anyone have a better picture?

dr325i 07-24-2012 08:13 AM

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Originally Posted by movdqa (Post 6748469)
Power pads too. Can someone check the drill pattern? Anyone have a better picture?

ART is correct, it does look like the PT57A. The angle is a little weird, however, if you look closely at the CAPs endings, the channel looks like the 57A. Great find!

jazar 07-24-2012 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Cup8489 (Post 6747396)
whoa, that is 16x19..

Quote:

Originally Posted by movdqa (Post 6748469)
Power pads too. Can someone check the drill pattern? Anyone have a better picture?

Quote:

Originally Posted by dr325i (Post 6748515)
ART is correct, it does look like the PT57A. The angle is a little weird, however, if you look closely at the CAPs endings, the channel looks like the 57A. Great find!

Haas is now using an 18x20 racket.

ART ART 07-24-2012 10:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dr325i (Post 6748515)
ART is correct, it does look like the PT57A. The angle is a little weird, however, if you look closely at the CAPs endings, the channel looks like the 57A. Great find!


Are you saying that I am correct ??? :shock::shock::shock:
...

More, that racket was a request from Haas to Head, and was a little hard for him to get it... Head is not giving this "special PT57a" to everyone... hard to tell why, but it's some kind of exclusive prodution just only for Murray.

Last week in German ATP, "some guy" have asked more info about this racket to someone close to Haas, but no info was given free... just some words: "it's a special racket only made for him and the Scotish..." :twisted:

But this one as a lot of lead under the grommets from 3 to 9(last time "some guy checked" ), and I guess silicone inside the handle.


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