Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Shangri La, Dec 9, 2009.
Which one? The Golden Gate or the Bay Bridge?
Both, although I'd be willing to give a discount if Fedace were to purchase both.
It's even got my name in the throat.
So for the 237.3, the flexy one, would that be like 60 stiffness? And then the .2 would be like 64-65?
He might buy one since it's quite lucrative. The toll is about $6 .. ~$100mil revenue per year.
I haven't checked, but I would imagine it would be something like 63>60>57.
Yeah, but why should money matter to him? He's obviously well-off enough to sit at his computer for 12 hours everyday.
oh 57, that's pretty darn flexy. Even the stiff ones aren't really that stiff.
In the commercial, Murray hit a camara with his Youtek. Racket had no damage and the camara was broken......out of commission...
Sounds like a good racquet. And Murray is worth every penny.....
What does TGK stand for ?
I've got a friend who has 5 or 6 PT151 18x19s that Ferrerro gave him. They are painted as FXP Radicals--have the Flexpoint holes and LM bumps, probably a 21 mm beam, are 100 square inches and are 27.75 or 28 inches long. I'll try to get a hold of one to get the exact specs. Any clue what those numbers represent?
He needs to find grommets for them--they are stamped TK151. Any clue how he could get a hold of some?
So does a Pro Stock Version of the Speed Pro with an 18x20 exist? If so, what is the number?
Yes and I am not sure about your second question. I THINK: 262.1, and .2 and 263.1 and .2. Again, I am not 100% sure about this...
Well, the thread on the 262.1 says it is a 16x19. I'm just curious to see if there is one with an 18x20 and what the specs are on it.
The code on the inside of the throat of the 18X20 Speed Pro says:
NOVAK DJOKOVIC and has an static weight of 360g, a balance of 32cm and an SW of 370.
Sorry couldn't resist. I'm curious like you to see if there is one.
You are alluding to the exact racket that Novak has.
The answer is NO.
THe 18x20 speed Pro stock, the TGK 26x.x is ONLY the Speed MP, NOT the Speed Pro version (for now).
Novak's racket has nothing in common with any Speed lines...
I knew that Djokovic's racquet was an 18x20 and I knew that they wouldn't have his exact model available to the public. That's why I didn't reference the specs on his. I would just like a Speed Pro 18x20 and that's why I was asking about the codes for that in particular.
I just think I should share this with you guys. Yes this is my racket
Nice photos! What camera did you use?
LOL... I thought someone would say nice racket...
I use a Sony T300. It usually takes much better pictures with good lighting. There was not enough light in my room and I resized the pictures for upload. Good enough to show the racket.
So what is the story on your racquet? Where did you get it if you don't mind me asking. And does it feel like a low flex racquet or is it stiff?
I got this TGK from a forum member. According to him, he was selling for his friend who has a tennis shop. He got it from a pro. I requested to have the TGK modified close to a Ozone Pro Tour (my main racket).
Modifications: 5 grams of silicone inside handle and 5 grams of lead tapes under the headguard.
Weight: 325 grams
Balance: 31 cm (10-11 points headlight)
Weight: 340 grams
Balance: 7-8 points headlight
I got the racket a couple weeks ago and only hit with it for 20 minutes. It plays very similar to my Ozone pro tour (same head size / shape, same weight, same balance). It's a little flexier than the ozone pro tour. My serve was a whole lot better with the TGK (it's a bit longer and has more power than the ozone pro tour). I've compare it with a stock Speed MP and it definitely feel and sound different.
This is my first TGK and hopefully I'll find out more about this racket in a couple of days when I get a chance to play a real match with my buddy.
I am profoundly sorry! How about this - WOOOOOOOOOOW what a nice racquet!!!
Jem, can you tell me few words about stiffness please? Can you compare TGK's stiffness with other racquets you tried? How much did you pay for it if it is not classified information?
love how it has the normal/old buttcap
Like I said I haven't really "played" with the TGK other than a few practice rallies and a few serves. I will play my friend in a few days and will post my review. But from what I can remember the TGK is slightly flexier than the ozone pro tour and has more power. I don't have to swing as hard. The TGK also has more feel.
Totally Great Kuality
I though it stood for made in Tiao's Garage in Kina
Well, you thought (your though needs 'T') wrongly...
must be the damn' Chinese keyboard with a Dell paintjob...
Thanks for the correction
Do you think the keyboard types flexy or stiff?
I never played with a keyboard with such Dell paintjob before, but I am assuming, maybe it types stiffer when you check e-mails from Hungarian girls? LOL
The throat! And the beam! Looks like a Speed MP got bitten by a bee and got all swollen up!!
Kinda funny that you bought a TGK and proceeded to modify it to become another racket...
Totally Good Krap
Take Great Kare - who knows, austrians could be sarcastic people
I was not trying to make the TGK to become a ozone pro tour. I have it modified close to the ozone pro tour specs because that's the one racket that I play well with. I want to keep that weight and balance.
Too Good Kan'thaveit
Too Good Kryaboutit
Great pics Jem
Great clarification to everyone else, been wondering the codes for a while
So what's the code for the FXP/YT Pro stock Prestige?
By my understanding, the TGK code for the YT Pro stock prestige should remain the same (tgk 238.1, 2 and3 for the MP and Pro, 237 for the Mid) but the paint should be different. Murray is still using the PT57 that he was using early last year but now the graphics are for YT Rad Pro instead to reflect the new model; the same is true for Soderling.
For example, the PT57A with an LM paintjob plays the same as the PT57A with an MG paintjob.
Youtek Prestige Pro Stock frames (Made in China) are not out yet (officially), but it looks like Haas says the same as the MG -- TGK238.1.
I don't think these codes were applied to the FXP PJs.
IIRC, around the time when the Speed Pro came out, Clinton Thomson, the pro who posts regularly on these forums said he was offered to demo both the 16x19 and 18x20 Speed PROS.
Another interesting thing is (see my other thread on the YT Radical Pro) -- the RETAIL Radical has identical TGK code under the pallet as the Pro Stock frame...
You are correct, the pro stock speed's do exist; in fact AE1222 on here owns 2 of them and posted a review last week.
I believe the point DR was making was that Novak's stick is available only to him and most likely is a stick from the newer Radical Mold and totally customized to his specs. I guess with Novak at #3 (and likely to be 2 soon), Head will give him what he wants.
Ok... so TGK237/238 is the pro stock Prestige code of whatever the current retail prestige version is, correct?
That does seem to be the case It gets a bit tricky at times. I'm glad to have people like DR and VS Babolat, and Mdubb around.
On the subject of various Head pro stock racquets, can anyone describe how the TGK231.2 and TGK231.3 plays? I believe the .2 is a stiffer version of the MG Radical and the .3 is the 16x19 version of the MG Radical. Without the MG and 100% graphite, obviously.
Also, someone on the 'bay had Safin's racquet - the PT10 painted as a LM a couple days ago. A search for it today yields no results. However, if you look at product number 190342946405, it seems as if someone has a pro stock racquet without realizing it. There aren't any ridges and I don't think the ridges have even been painted on.
What happen to 220 - 230, 232 - 236? TGK = ? German abbreviation? PT=Pro Tour/test?
Good question; I've been wondering the same thing for quite a while. I asked a good friend of mine, who happens to be a Head rep quite high up on the food chain, and he wasn't sure either. He did however guess that the TGK #s had something to do with how high the flexpoint was in the hoop. According to him, a major difference between the retail and pro-stock frames that is often overlooked is the location of the flexpoint in the head. The higher the flexpoint, the more suitable the racquet is for heavier hitting. It also dampens the feel more (the reason pro-stock racquets feel more solid; silicone is all but a myth--ask Nate Ferguson if you don't believe me).
Also weird is the fact that both, the retail and the Pro Stock YT Radical MP have the same code on the frame -- TGK260.1...
I wasn't aware the retail had the same code--where on the frame is it? The throat as well? The pallet? The head?
It is underneath the pallet, if you look up Dr's thread on his youtek radical project he changed the pallets out and took pictures of the code underneath (good idea, nobody would believe you if you didn't have the pics)
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