Head PT 2.0 with gut/poly hybrid

I have read that the Head PT 2.0 has a smallish sweet spot. Has anyone tried this frame with a gut/poly hybrid at lower tension to see how it plays?
 

n8dawg6

Legend
when these were first introduced they came prestrung with a full bed of lynx poly at 55 lbs. i believe that configuration is where a lot of the small sweetspot banter came from.
 

PrinceYonex

Rookie
Saying the sweet spot is small or large is relative to what else you have been hitting with. I played regularly with the PT with gut/poly for almost a year, I loved it. But compared to something like the TF40 (an 18/20 but a larger head size), the PT was less forgiving and could feel more jarring when hitting further up toward the top.
Of course, being less forgiving also means that PT gives more feedback, which I actually like about the racquet.
 
This might depend on where in the world you are. In the UK, possibly throughout Europe, the default factory string for HEAD Tour racquets is Lynx.
TWE sent me the rackets with Lynx Tour in EU, interesting that they chose such a huge difference in tension for the same racket, even with a different poly.
 
Saying the sweet spot is small or large is relative to what else you have been hitting with. I played regularly with the PT with gut/poly for almost a year, I loved it. But compared to something like the TF40 (an 18/20 but a larger head size), the PT was less forgiving and could feel more jarring when hitting further up toward the top.
Of course, being less forgiving also means that PT gives more feedback, which I actually like about the racquet.
Racket comparison tool is not a great reference point, but they did measure sweet zone of PT 2.0 as a very large. I am not an expert but that huge twist weight might have something to do with this. Not sure if it's fair to compare PT 2.0 with a racket with bigger head size such as TF40, I for example don't know a 95 sq.in. racket with bigger sweet spot than PT 2.0. Vcore 95 might be such although data does not suggest that (118 sq.in>116 sq. in). It's very very difficult to judge, since that extra manouevrability bails you a lot of the time and makes much easier to play, but that does not necessarily mean a bigger sweet spot.
 

PrinceYonex

Rookie
Racket comparison tool is not a great reference point, but they did measure sweet zone of PT 2.0 as a very large. I am not an expert but that huge twist weight might have something to do with this. Not sure if it's fair to compare PT 2.0 with a racket with bigger head size such as TF40, I for example don't know a 95 sq.in. racket with bigger sweet spot than PT 2.0. Vcore 95 might be such although data does not suggest that (118 sq.in>116 sq. in). It's very very difficult to judge, since that extra manouevrability bails you a lot of the time and makes much easier to play, but that does not necessarily mean a bigger sweet spot.
Yes, that was basically my point -- one shouldn't just say a sweet spot is small or large; it depends on what you are comparing it to. OP didn't specify that they were only looking at 95s.
 

PrinceYonex

Rookie
I have read that the Head PT 2.0 has a smallish sweet spot. Has anyone tried this frame with a gut/poly hybrid at lower tension to see how it plays?
Yes, gut/poly at lower tensions opens it up, for sure, especially compared to full poly. I tried both gut / ghostwire and gut / PTP, both around 52/49, and it played great. I also played with a full bed NRG, around 52, and that also was soft enough but still very controlled.
 

jason n

Rookie
TWE sent me the rackets with Lynx Tour in EU, interesting that they chose such a huge difference in tension for the same racket, even with a different poly.
I’m so glad you commented on this. I purchased two new racquets from twe and then one used from e bay. I played with one new racquet and it was great, the ball pocketing was awesome then when I used the racquet from e bay that came in still with original string job it was way stiffer, must have been purchased at TW with the string job at 55 as opposed to the TWE string job of 46. I thought ra specs must have been way off but just different stock string tension. I didn’t test the other new one since I want to keep it new in my collection.
 

joe sch

Legend
It plays great. I’ve strung a few frames with VS Bab and Hawk Rough for @joe sch at upper 40’s and he loves it.
Confirmed ! This hybrid plays as well as any I have previously used including VS & ALU, Hurricane.
RE: Head PT 2.0 has a smallish sweet spot; I do not think so and have compares favorably with all the latest Head rackets from @dr325i bag of some of the best productions and pro stocks
 

joe sch

Legend
Confirmed ! This hybrid plays as well as any I have previously used including VS & ALU, Hurricane.
RE: Head PT 2.0 has a smallish sweet spot; I do not think so and found it compares favorably with all the latest Head rackets from @dr325i bag of some of the best productions and pro stocks
 
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