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eman resu 07-31-2013 03:43 AM

PT280: actual headsize and pallets
 
Is it a "regular" 97 or smaller, like most heads are?
Does it allow the current pallets system?

MarrratSafin 07-31-2013 03:53 AM

I would call it 96.:) And yes the PT280 has pallets.

eman resu 07-31-2013 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by MarrratSafin (Post 7625713)
I would call it 96.:) And yes the PT280 has pallets.

Thank you! Do you use it on a regular basis? Could you say a few words about how it plays? I know there is a huge thread about it, but that's a bit overwhelming at 90+ pages (last time I checked). A quick view would be nice.. :)

eman resu 07-31-2013 12:49 PM

Last and least: if I wanted to CAP it, would any Prestige MP CAP fit?

BlueB 07-31-2013 01:04 PM

Size is about 95.
Hits comfy and precise.
Doesn't need cap.
Odds are that you'd like your Pogs better...

eman resu 07-31-2013 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueB (Post 7626676)
Size is about 95.
Hits comfy and precise.
Doesn't need cap.
Odds are that you'd like your Pogs better...

thanks, but why do you think that? Anyway, I'd switch it for my yonex, so they're the ones to compare. The POG stays. I'm looking for more control than the yonex and for a level of maneuverability between the POG and the rdti80 (very fast). I'dd probably add a few grams to the handle when I replace the pallets with my Wilson Rok ones.

BlueB 07-31-2013 01:27 PM

Pog has more spin and bigger sweet spot. 2nd serve is a lot better with Pog, ROS too.

MarrratSafin 07-31-2013 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by eman resu (Post 7625845)
Thank you! Do you use it on a regular basis? Could you say a few words about how it plays? I know there is a huge thread about it, but that's a bit overwhelming at 90+ pages (last time I checked). A quick view would be nice.. :)

The made in Austria version is up there with the best frames I ever hit with imho, it is one of my everyday frames. It is very soft and has a dampened and plush feel, and the perfect weight for me. Use a thin soft co-poly at low tensions or gut/poly hybrid for best performance.

eman resu 07-31-2013 04:28 PM

nah, it's designed in austria (i.e. made in china). Hope it's still a good racquet on its own...

MarrratSafin 07-31-2013 04:32 PM

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Originally Posted by eman resu (Post 7626990)
nah, it's designed in austria (i.e. made in china). Hope it's still a good racquet on its own...

I have heard some prefer the slightly stiffer and heavier China version over the softer Austrian version. I do not own a China version, however people have noted they are very similar and still a very good frame for sure.:)

eman resu 07-31-2013 04:34 PM

I only hope its not too heavy. I once saw one at 370g. That would suck... HOpe its on the 340-345 range.

MarrratSafin 07-31-2013 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by eman resu (Post 7626998)
I only hope its not too heavy. I once saw one at 370g. That would suck... HOpe its on the 340-345 range.

It should weight around 350g strung. 370g could be with leather grip, thick strings and on the heavier end of the tolerance range. You can change the grommet to Microgel Radical MP grommet to decrease 7g and more than 10 units of swingweight, hope this helps.

BlueB 07-31-2013 11:57 PM

Mine is China and still pretty soft. Strung with thick gut in mains, synthetic grip and overgrip, is about 340g.

spaceman_spiff 08-01-2013 04:16 AM

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Originally Posted by eman resu (Post 7626644)
Last and least: if I wanted to CAP it, would any Prestige MP CAP fit?

Prestige MP CAPs should work for you. I've used the CAPs from a Microgel Prestige MP on an old original Radical MP, which is the same mold as the PT280.

eman resu 08-01-2013 06:29 AM

thanks. How hard is it to install cap grommets? I'm experienced with pallets, but not with grommets. Is it much harder than replacing pallets? Is there any cap that's lighter than usual?

spaceman_spiff 08-02-2013 05:41 AM

It should be fairly easy, but you might need something with a long point to guide the grommets through the holes.

I just start at the top, pushing the racket against the ground and slowly rolling it to the side, guiding one grommet at a time.

It should just take a few minutes.

eman resu 08-02-2013 08:39 AM

Thanks. I managed to find the new clear caps from the IG Prestige MP (I live in a country where tennis companies don't treat customers well and you can't buy these kind of things). It's not the best looking CAP, but it will do for now. Has anybody installed one of those on a pt280? Is that a big sin? Any pics? :)

eman resu 08-02-2013 04:04 PM

I might be able to get a LM Prestige MP CAP as well. Probably looks better, but is a bit heavier, according to some posts here. They should both work, IG and LM, right? Is there any difference in feel between them? Would any of these be somehow easier to install?

spaceman_spiff 08-03-2013 01:13 AM

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Originally Posted by eman resu (Post 7631444)
I might be able to get a LM Prestige MP CAP as well. Probably looks better, but is a bit heavier, according to some posts here. They should both work, IG and LM, right? Is there any difference in feel between them? Would any of these be somehow easier to install?

I imagine the IG CAPs might be easier if they are thinner and lighter. The beefier LM CAPs will probably be a little bit more difficult to manipulate.

It just depends on how much extra weight you can handle.

Hannah19 08-03-2013 05:21 AM

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Originally Posted by spaceman_spiff (Post 7630078)
It should be fairly easy, but you might need something with a long point to guide the grommets through the holes.

I just start at the top, pushing the racket against the ground and slowly rolling it to the side, guiding one grommet at a time.

It should just take a few minutes.

Take the old blowdryer to soften them a bit, makes it more easy to install.


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