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FranzS

Semi-Pro
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Final product with leather grip, black Wilson pro over grip, dampener. Will hit tomorrow and see if it needs any balancing in the head


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Silver tape, red tape... when a proper black one?;) Just kidding, looks amazing anyway.
 

Kal-El 34

Hall of Fame
Silver tape, red tape... when a proper black one?;) Just kidding, looks amazing anyway.

I like to live dangerously. I use the diff colors to know which one is which. Red tape matches the dampener and the text it’s all the flow... circular. ... like a carousel... u out the quarter in and it goes up and down AND AROUND. Circular. The flow... all good things

Happy Gilmore reference for those kids that don’t know

Will go black tape when I have them ready to match


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jason n

Rookie
Ok here’s a small review. Let me first say that I shouldn’t have bought this cause it really does play amazing and recently having just switched to the 93p I’m not sure what I’m going to do. Today I played with three racquets and each went through a case of balls on my machine.

1st- PT2.0: from first ball it just felt great. Ball was coming off the string bed with a nice feel and nice ball pocketing. Sweet spot was not small at all and the off center shots (there was plenty cause it was windy) felt stable. I’d say power was medium and controllable. It produced a very good amount of spin and slices stayed pretty low. There was great control from this racquets as well. I didn’t like the pinging sound that came from the racquet, just sounded cheap to me, maybe it was the strings (pre strung with Lynx I think). Great balance to it and just cut through the air nicely. Hit a few serves with only this racquet today and placement was good and just felt really nice contact.

2nd- PT280 MIA: only hit with this racquet twice before this so still new to me. Immediately noticed this racquet didn’t make the ping sound like the PT2.0. Comparing them this seemed lower powered and sweet spot to be a little smaller. It was very stable and ball pocketing was good. They play very close to each other but this one does seem more solid feeling, like better quality compared to the PT2.0.

3rd- 93p 18x20: so this past fall I switched to this racquet and a month ago just ordered another because how plush and soft it plays. Now hitting with it today it plays so nice and stable and smooth but it’s heavy and low powered witch I can deal with, but after playing with the PT2.0 I think I made a mistake and the PT2.0 will be my new racquet. It’s not as plush and soft as the 93p but it does pocket the ball well and has a little more power. And with the smaller head on the 93p it’s just a little tough to play as consistent.

Overall very nice frames and can’t go wrong with anyone you choose.
 

bkfinch

Semi-Pro
Finally got to play with the PT 2.0 today and wow I gotta say it plays almost identically like my old Designed in Austria PT280 and very close to my MIA PT630. Kinda surprised that it's RA is listed at 65 because it felt more like low 60's to me, very plush and flexible feel. Somebody mentioned it plays like the PT57E and no it doesn't IMO. My PT57E still plays crisper and bends differently, while the PT 2.0 plays and feels just like the PT57A.

Did you play with the factory strings or restring it? :oops:
 

Razrfish

New User
Ok here’s a small review. Let me first say that I shouldn’t have bought this cause it really does play amazing and recently having just switched to the 93p I’m not sure what I’m going to do. Today I played with three racquets and each went through a case of balls on my machine.

1st- PT2.0: from first ball it just felt great. Ball was coming off the string bed with a nice feel and nice ball pocketing. Sweet spot was not small at all and the off center shots (there was plenty cause it was windy) felt stable. I’d say power was medium and controllable. It produced a very good amount of spin and slices stayed pretty low. There was great control from this racquets as well. I didn’t like the pinging sound that came from the racquet, just sounded cheap to me, maybe it was the strings (pre strung with Lynx I think). Great balance to it and just cut through the air nicely. Hit a few serves with only this racquet today and placement was good and just felt really nice contact.

2nd- PT280 MIA: only hit with this racquet twice before this so still new to me. Immediately noticed this racquet didn’t make the ping sound like the PT2.0. Comparing them this seemed lower powered and sweet spot to be a little smaller. It was very stable and ball pocketing was good. They play very close to each other but this one does seem more solid feeling, like better quality compared to the PT2.0.

3rd- 93p 18x20: so this past fall I switched to this racquet and a month ago just ordered another because how plush and soft it plays. Now hitting with it today it plays so nice and stable and smooth but it’s heavy and low powered witch I can deal with, but after playing with the PT2.0 I think I made a mistake and the PT2.0 will be my new racquet. It’s not as plush and soft as the 93p but it does pocket the ball well and has a little more power. And with the smaller head on the 93p it’s just a little tough to play as consistent.

Overall very nice frames and can’t go wrong with anyone you choose.


I’m a 93p fan - played it when the ones came out a couple years back and love that stick. Got to more of them after having sold my original sticks and love them again. I’ll agree that when you’re off or on a windy day they can be challenging and difficult sticks to hit clean. When you’re on the 93p is one of the best I’ve ever played.

Curious what string and tensions you use in your other sticks. I know Lynx string pretty well and it’s a good string, just may be much different than your other sticks. Do u use a dampener? And the other 2 sticks have leather grips right?


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jason n

Rookie
I’m a 93p fan - played it when the ones came out a couple years back and love that stick. Got to more of them after having sold my original sticks and love them again. I’ll agree that when you’re off or on a windy day they can be challenging and difficult sticks to hit clean. When you’re on the 93p is one of the best I’ve ever played.

Curious what string and tensions you use in your other sticks. I know Lynx string pretty well and it’s a good string, just may be much different than your other sticks. Do u use a dampener? And the other 2 sticks have leather grips right?


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In the 93p I have Signum Pro Yellow Jacket 17g mains and Natural Gut Wholesale 16g cross at I believe 45lbs. The PT280 has the same mains an Wilson hollow core crosses and probably around the same 45lbs can’t really remember.
 

StanAO14

Semi-Pro
Can someone please convince me i can swing this thing? I used to play with Dunlop 200’s that are around 320 SW i think, then PC600 heavy static but not too heavy SW. No issues swinging these. Frames that I own(ed) that are too heavy for me are 93P, blade, angell 97 V2 320 gr static, angell 95 V1 63RA 320 gr static. Frames that are not heavy imo: angell lime, vcore 95D. Long story short - it is the damn swingweight... when i would modify the pt 2.0 with non capped grommets i think i end up with an instable frame a la the tec Ltd 315. I guess i already gave the answer : ( : (
 
Can someone please convince me i can swing this thing? I used to play with Dunlop 200’s that are around 320 SW i think, then PC600 heavy static but not too heavy SW. No issues swinging these. Frames that I own(ed) that are too heavy for me are 93P, blade, angell 97 V2 320 gr static, angell 95 V1 63RA 320 gr static. Frames that are not heavy imo: angell lime, vcore 95D. Long story short - it is the damn swingweight... when i would modify the pt 2.0 with non capped grommets i think i end up with an instable frame a la the tec Ltd 315. I guess i already gave the answer : ( : (
I am new to experimenting with a lot of rackets andd to classic rackets in general, but my previous stick was Vcore 95 D (maybe still will be , if my elbow will allow it). PT 2.0 is much harder to swing for me, although the difference is like 5 -7 g. Been playing with PC600 lately, and it's easier to manouver for me than PT 2.0 even if it's 5 g. heavier and almost the same balance. I love so far a lot of things about PT 2.0. Power, control, feel, but the ultimate thing which will make or break it for me, if I can make it manouvrable enough. So far after 6 hours or so, I am not convinced I will. I am constantly late to the ball. Thinking about changing CAP grommets to regular Microgel Radical MP grommets, which should trim 10 g or so, but still want to give myself some additional hours to see if I can improve the timing with it, because after playing with CAPs on Prestige, I really appreciate them. Honestly, if 93 P is too heavy for you, I can"t imagine how PT 2.0 will not be too heavy. 93P is incredibly head light, you can do whatever you want with it and when you want. Serving is so much easier with 93P than PT 2.0 (I only tried only 2018 version of 93 P, so if a new update is different, my comparison is worth nothing).
 
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Anton

Legend
Ok here’s a small review. Let me first say that I shouldn’t have bought this cause it really does play amazing and recently having just switched to the 93p I’m not sure what I’m going to do. Today I played with three racquets and each went through a case of balls on my machine.

1st- PT2.0: from first ball it just felt great. Ball was coming off the string bed with a nice feel and nice ball pocketing. Sweet spot was not small at all and the off center shots (there was plenty cause it was windy) felt stable. I’d say power was medium and controllable. It produced a very good amount of spin and slices stayed pretty low. There was great control from this racquets as well. I didn’t like the pinging sound that came from the racquet, just sounded cheap to me, maybe it was the strings (pre strung with Lynx I think). Great balance to it and just cut through the air nicely. Hit a few serves with only this racquet today and placement was good and just felt really nice contact.

2nd- PT280 MIA: only hit with this racquet twice before this so still new to me. Immediately noticed this racquet didn’t make the ping sound like the PT2.0. Comparing them this seemed lower powered and sweet spot to be a little smaller. It was very stable and ball pocketing was good. They play very close to each other but this one does seem more solid feeling, like better quality compared to the PT2.0.

3rd- 93p 18x20: so this past fall I switched to this racquet and a month ago just ordered another because how plush and soft it plays. Now hitting with it today it plays so nice and stable and smooth but it’s heavy and low powered witch I can deal with, but after playing with the PT2.0 I think I made a mistake and the PT2.0 will be my new racquet. It’s not as plush and soft as the 93p but it does pocket the ball well and has a little more power. And with the smaller head on the 93p it’s just a little tough to play as consistent.

Overall very nice frames and can’t go wrong with anyone you choose.


The ping in PT2.0 is from long uncrossed mains at the bottom of the stringbed. Dampener will make it go away 100%
 
Can someone please convince me i can swing this thing? I used to play with Dunlop 200’s that are around 320 SW i think, then PC600 heavy static but not too heavy SW. No issues swinging these. Frames that I own(ed) that are too heavy for me are 93P, blade, angell 97 V2 320 gr static, angell 95 V1 63RA 320 gr static. Frames that are not heavy imo: angell lime, vcore 95D. Long story short - it is the damn swingweight... when i would modify the pt 2.0 with non capped grommets i think i end up with an instable frame a la the tec Ltd 315. I guess i already gave the answer : ( : (
Email TW, with an extra cost, they will find a Pro tour with a lower swingweight
 

bkfinch

Semi-Pro
Yes, I just played with the Lynx strings and they actually play and feel decent, not too different from my usual strings Volkl and Kirschbaum. And the tension I can tell is about 50lbs and relatively fresh. I might play with it once more then restring.
Maybe I'm the only one but with the factory strings in I'm more and more convinced I am playing with a board. Just my two cents.
 

Volleydropshot

New User
I believe the difference is minor. Top of my head, I’ve measured 27g vs 28g
The PT2.0 comes with the TK238 CAP and the GPMP with the TK293
Thanks @dr325i - this solves one of my questions that I posted on the TW Questions/Comments section.

I don’t have MG Prestige MP. But I have put TK238 grommets in IG Prestige MP with no problem and I have put TK292 grommets in a PT10. I have also put TK293 in a PT57A with no problem. I do know that TK57 grommets won’t fit in a TGK293 frame and I know TK52 grommets won’t fit a TGK237 frame or TGK292 frame. The diameter of the grommet barrel is too big on the TK52 and TK57 grommets. I haven’t heard anything before about TK293 grommets not fitting a TGK238 frame.
Thanks @vsbabolat - this helps also. Do you know if the TK238 / TK293 fit into the Ti Radical MP? And if not, which CAP grommets would fit?
 

McGradey

Hall of Fame
Just hit for a couple hours. First impressions (with factory string) are:
  • This thing is a control freak—love it
  • Feel is abundant and direct. Makes my Blade v7 feel mushy and vague.
  • Second serve with PT2.0 requires confident technique to get a decent result
  • My 2HBH, which has been awful with the Blade, I was loving with the PT. Hitting with confidence because the feel is there. It’s so precise.
  • Volleys and drop shots, great
  • Sounded very ping-y even with a dampener for the first hour. Seemed to improve over time—as the strings settled, or maybe I was finding the middle more often!
  • Spin was surprisingly easy to generate on groundstrokes
Lovely frame. Very comfortable with a direct feel. This racquet provided the most connected to the ball™️ sensation I've had yet. Reminds me of a plusher, fast-swinging 6.1 with a bit less power.
 
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GTz

New User
Hit for an hour with my new PT2.0. Here's a quick review.

Player Profile: NTRP 4.5. Played USTA juniors 10s - 18s. Intramural champion at a D1 SEC school. Total playing experience 24 yrs.
Racquet of Choice: Prince Tour Diablo mid. Hyper G 16L @ 50lbs.
PT2.0 Setup: Hyper G 16L@ 48lbs
Quick Review: 1st hit in 2+ months, so rust disclaimer upfront. The PT2.0 is very solid which I attribute to the high twist weight of 14.9 per TWU database. This leads to some pros and cons. Pros - lots of stability on groundstrokes and volleys if you have good preparation/timing. Volleys were especially solid. Cons - Low launch angle and difficult to shape groundstrokes. The top of the hoop is a complete dead zone. Not much forgiveness in that area.
I'll continue to get court time with the PT2.0 with different setups to see if I can unlock easier access to spin and higher launch angle. Looking at using Hyper G 17 @ 45lbs. Any suggestions welcome.
 

Anton

Legend
Tried to play PT2.0 yesterday and it was a disaster.

I take my comments about extra power back. It's not the power that's been the issue for me, it's the inconsistent response of the stringbed.

The feel is good but too often it just didn't correlate for me to what happened to the ball. I couldn't believe how bad I was playing. Started getting thoughts that it's not the racket, but my game completely falling apart.

Put PT2.0 down, grab 11.9oz 2019 PA - spin to win, barely ever any missing on full swings, the ball just dips in, all I have to do is get it somewhere on the strings.
Grab loose RF97 with a year old natural gut mains - again put the ball on the string and nothing but trusty results. Slices and blocking felt like I was directing the ball with my mind. Sometimes too deep on full strokes, but I understood why, it didn't leave me wondering wtf just happened.
Take 12.5oz P93 out - nice low power, tons of consistency can flatten out for deep play or spin short angles all day long.
Take out PT2.0 and it's nothing but suck and loss of confidence again.

Played the rest of the day with 2019PA - life is good.

Not giving up yet, will restring with a proportional method like my other frames and rework grip/weight setup.
 
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topspn

Legend
I got my shipping notice so should be receiving soon. I am not an 18x20 string pattern fan and all my frames 16x19, however I’m a big fan of more controlled centers or 8 mains in the throat. My plan will be simple for stringing this frame, a powerful, grabby, soft poly string at low tensions for deeper pocketing. Tierone firewire 1.20 seems to fit the bill which i’d never use on one of my other frames
 

SlapShot

Hall of Fame
I received my 3 PT2.0 last Friday, unboxed them with a huge level of excitement. They really are beautiful sticks. Dry swinging at home feels really good - the weight and balance as it stands is very much normal for me. Tennis in PDX has largely been shelved due to COVID, but I thought I might be able to get some wall time to at least get a feel for the frame, but after trying 4 separate courts with walls, all were locked up. Mucho disappointment. Guess I'll have to be patient for a bit longer, but the plus of that is that my leather grips are out for delivery today so I can actually set them up how I'll plan to play prior to taking them out for a spin.

Edit: Took a minute to throw on a TW leather grip and a Yonex Supergrap, and it weighs in at 356g - almost exactly where I'd want it to be. My prior IG Prestiges were set up at 360g, so I've got room to add a bit of lead if needed. Not sure at this point if it will if it's got enough pop in stock form. TW calculator now has it at 356g, 8 HL, 333 SW. Seems about perfect.
 
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Rocket54

New User
Hit for an hour with my new PT2.0. Here's a quick review.

Player Profile: NTRP 4.5. Played USTA juniors 10s - 18s. Intramural champion at a D1 SEC school. Total playing experience 24 yrs.
Racquet of Choice: Prince Tour Diablo mid. Hyper G 16L @ 50lbs.
PT2.0 Setup: Hyper G 16L@ 48lbs
Quick Review: 1st hit in 2+ months, so rust disclaimer upfront. The PT2.0 is very solid which I attribute to the high twist weight of 14.9 per TWU database. This leads to some pros and cons. Pros - lots of stability on groundstrokes and volleys if you have good preparation/timing. Volleys were especially solid. Cons - Low launch angle and difficult to shape groundstrokes. The top of the hoop is a complete dead zone. Not much forgiveness in that area.
I'll continue to get court time with the PT2.0 with different setups to see if I can unlock easier access to spin and higher launch angle. Looking at using Hyper G 17 @ 45lbs. Any suggestions welcome.
I've only hit for an hour with the pt2.0 but the first thing i noticed was the lower launch angle than the prestige 360+ mp which i've been using since it's release. Also seems to be lower powered than the prestige. Same string and tension in both frames.
 

PistolPete23

Hall of Fame
Original PT57A ?

I learned from @vsbabolat a while ago that the Radical MP was released prior to and shares the same mold as the PT280/630, so it is technically the original PT57a. PT57a refers strictly to the mold and the number following (i.e. 1, 2, 3) indicates the specific layup (e.g. PT57a-3). The layup in the Bumblebee MP is graphite and high-modulus Twaron and plays stiffer than the PT280/630. For those who own both the Bumblebee MP and PT 2.0, I wonder if they can compare the play characteristics of the two. @vsbabolat, do you know whether the pro-stock PT57a uses the same layup as PT280/630?
 
Tried to play PT2.0 yesterday and it was a disaster.

I take my comments about extra power back. It's not the power that's been the issue for me, it's the inconsistent response of the stringbed.

The feel is good but too often it just didn't correlate for me to what happened to the ball. I couldn't believe how bad I was playing. Started getting thoughts that it's not the racket, but my game completely falling apart.

Put PT2.0 down, grab 11.9oz 2019 PA - spin to win, barely ever any missing on full swings, the ball just dips in, all I have to do is get it somewhere on the strings.
Grab loose RF97 with a year old natural gut mains - again put the ball on the string and nothing but trusty results. Slices and blocking felt like I was directing the ball with my mind. Sometimes too deep on full strokes, but I understood why, it didn't leave me wondering wtf just happened.
Take 12.5oz P93 out - nice low power, tons of consistency can flatten out for deep play or spin short angles all day long.
Take out PT2.0 and it's nothing but suck and loss of confidence again.

Played the rest of the day with 2019PA - life is good.

Not giving up yet, will restring with a proportional method like my other frames and rework grip/weight setup.
Anton how would you compare a comparably-weighted ultra tour to this? I always found the UT to have a nice flexible throat and relatively stable hoop and am curious how this compares.
 

esm

Legend
Probably too early or it may have already been discussed - does anyone know what the code Is on the PT 2.0 hairpin? 8-B
 

Addxyz

Hall of Fame
Tried to play PT2.0 yesterday and it was a disaster.

I take my comments about extra power back. It's not the power that's been the issue for me, it's the inconsistent response of the stringbed.

The feel is good but too often it just didn't correlate for me to what happened to the ball. I couldn't believe how bad I was playing. Started getting thoughts that it's not the racket, but my game completely falling apart.

Put PT2.0 down, grab 11.9oz 2019 PA - spin to win, barely ever any missing on full swings, the ball just dips in, all I have to do is get it somewhere on the strings.
Grab loose RF97 with a year old natural gut mains - again put the ball on the string and nothing but trusty results. Slices and blocking felt like I was directing the ball with my mind. Sometimes too deep on full strokes, but I understood why, it didn't leave me wondering wtf just happened.
Take 12.5oz P93 out - nice low power, tons of consistency can flatten out for deep play or spin short angles all day long.
Take out PT2.0 and it's nothing but suck and loss of confidence again.

Played the rest of the day with 2019PA - life is good.

Not giving up yet, will restring with a proportional method like my other frames and rework grip/weight setup.

Glad that there's some critical reviews on this and not all rainbows and unicorns. :)
 

tennisBIEST

Professional
Wow! Loving the PT2.0!

Specs

Static 342
Balance 13.0
SW 342

Tour bite Soft 48/46

I felt like the first day I had the strings maybe a pound or two too tight.Day 2 I found that the strings loosened a bit and the comfort, control and effortless depth and plenty of spin were present. I did notice a lower launch angle compared to more open string pattern racquets but not any lower than my IGPMP. It’s a tight 18x20 don’t be stupid and expect it be a PA! The plow through and stability can take on any hard hit balls and won’t get pushed around by pace. A 10 year girl who I give lessons to picked up my 2nd PT2.0 today because she said it was “pretty” and played the entire hour playing as smooth and as clean as ever before. If a 10 year girl can play with it I’m surprised grown ass men are having problems
 

Anton

Legend
Anton how would you compare a comparably-weighted ultra tour to this? I always found the UT to have a nice flexible throat and relatively stable hoop and am curious how this compares.

I'm not really ready to make a full comparison until I spend more time with PT2.0 to get it worked out, but just on feel, flex and power of both at 12-something oz:

UT has stiffened upper loop progressing into softer bottom loop and throat, you can feel some flex. PT2.0 has more of a uniform, one-piece feel like a softer, smoother RF97. Between the two I'd give a slight nod to PT2.0, but these two are the best feeling frames on the market. And even going back years the only thing I can think of that feels nicer is a fiberglass laced HEAD TXPro I have from 1986 that has very low power.

There is more bounce out of PT2.0 stringbed, it feels more powerful. UT is lower power though has a hotspot on flat shots (though I noticed hotspot goes away if you add enough lead)
 
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dr325i

G.O.A.T.
I learned from @vsbabolat a while ago that the Radical MP was released prior to and shares the same mold as the PT280/630, so it is technically the original PT57a. PT57a refers strictly to the mold and the number following (i.e. 1, 2, 3) indicates the specific layup (e.g. PT57a-3). The layup in the Bumblebee MP is graphite and high-modulus Twaron and plays stiffer than the PT280/630. For those who own both the Bumblebee MP and PT 2.0, I wonder if they can compare the play characteristics of the two. @vsbabolat, do you know whether the pro-stock PT57a uses the same layup as PT280/630?
I don’t think you understood it right.
the mold is TK57, TK57A, TK57B, etc
The layup is PT57A1, PT57A2...TGK57.5...
The Radical May share the same mold but it does not have the PT57A layup

on the other hand, the PT57A layup is used in many different molds (PT313, PT339.2, PT334.1...)
 
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vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
I learned from @vsbabolat a while ago that the Radical MP was released prior to and shares the same mold as the PT280/630, so it is technically the original PT57a. PT57a refers strictly to the mold and the number following (i.e. 1, 2, 3) indicates the specific layup (e.g. PT57a-3). The layup in the Bumblebee MP is graphite and high-modulus Twaron and plays stiffer than the PT280/630. For those who own both the Bumblebee MP and PT 2.0, I wonder if they can compare the play characteristics of the two. @vsbabolat, do you know whether the pro-stock PT57a uses the same layup as PT280/630?
The PT2.0 is stiffer than the bumblebee. Ive been playing now with the PT2.0 for the last few weeks and I have been finding I’m getting more power than my bumblebee and my PT630.
Yes, the PT630 use same exact layup as PT57A
 

stephenclown

Professional
Where does the weight difference come from? Bare PT57A is quite a bit lighter than PT630 or am I wrong? Is it 'artificial' weighting with steel weights or something?

There are lead weights added between the tubes in the handle of the racquet. Pro stock frames don't have this added so they can make the weight exactly what they require.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Where does the weight difference come from? Bare PT57A is quite a bit lighter than PT630 or am I wrong? Is it 'artificial' weighting with steel weights or something?
Just like most of pro stocks, the weight is removed from the handle (retail does have metal bar(s) in the handle). As much as 20g in some cases. It allows pro stocks to be easily customized (balance and SW) and filled with silicone.
 

musicsoul

Rookie
Just hit for a couple hours. First impressions (with factory string) are:
  • This thing is a control freak—love it
  • Feel is abundant and direct. Makes my Blade v7 feel mushy and vague.
  • Second serve with PT2.0 requires confident technique to get a decent result
  • My 2HBH, which has been awful with the Blade, I was loving with the PT. Hitting with confidence because the feel is there. It’s so precise.
  • Volleys and drop shots, great
  • Sounded very ping-y even with a dampener for the first hour. Seemed to improve over time—as the strings settled, or maybe I was finding the middle more often!
  • Spin was surprisingly easy to generate on groundstrokes
Lovely frame. Very comfortable with a direct feel. This racquet provided the most connected to the ball™️ sensation I've had yet. Reminds me of a plusher, fast-swinging 6.1 with a bit less power.
Do you have some more comments on the racquet compared with the Blade? I'm playing with the Blade 18x20 v7. How is the power compared for example?
 

stephenclown

Professional
Just like most of pro stocks, the weight is removed from the handle (retail does have metal bar(s) in the handle). As much as 20g in some cases. It allows pro stocks to be easily customized (balance and SW) and filled with silicone.

I thought HEAD put weight in between the tubes so you can't take it out when removing pallets etc?

Prince weight under the moulded foam on the outside of the hairpin in a channel which I removed when adding Volkl pallets. The weight was just shy of 11grams with the 93P which surprised me, given that particular one was 325g stock.
 

jdeloach

Hall of Fame
Do you have some more comments on the racquet compared with the Blade? I'm playing with the Blade 18x20 v7. How is the power compared for example?

I am not the one you directed the question to, but I’ll give you my opinion in differences.
The Blade definitely has a little softer feel, but I feel like the PT2.0 has little more power. I seem to have to swing harder to get the ball deep with the Blade. That being said they are pretty close in playability. The PT2.0 seems a little more stable in stock form and maybe slightly easier to swing. Probably from being slightly more headlight, but again very close.
One interesting thing to note is that the PT2.0 has a plushness combined with a little crisp when the ball is struck. The blade doesn’t quite have the extra crisp feeling when hitting in my experience. Of course string type and tension could have a great amount to do with the differences as well. I don’t believe you would go wrong with either racquet.


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dr325i

G.O.A.T.
I thought HEAD put weight in between the tubes so you can't take it out when removing pallets etc?

Prince weight under the moulded foam on the outside of the hairpin in a channel which I removed when adding Volkl pallets. The weight was just shy of 11grams with the 93P which surprised me, given that particular one was 325g stock.
Correct. It would be very difficult i to try to remove the weight from the handle.
 
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McGradey

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Do you have some more comments on the racquet compared with the Blade? I'm playing with the Blade 18x20 v7. How is the power compared for example?

I need to play the PT2.0 more, but initial feeling to me was that compared to the Blade 18x20, the PT feels more connected, more solid, more accurate and about the same power. I struggled with my serve with the PT. The Blade makes it easier to get a kick serve going, but I think I’ll probably serve better first serves with the PT once I get the feel for it.

I agree with @jdeloach that the PT feels faster to swing.

As much as I enjoy using the v7 Blade—it's a great all rounder and supremely comfortable, it has a certain vagueness to it that I find a bit confidence sapping at times. In another thread, somebody called it a 'rubbery' feel, and I think that's a good description. It's totally different to the clear, direct feel of the PT2.0 or 6.1 95 (my previous racquet), and I think I enjoy the direct feel more.
 
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