PST to PSTGT

#1
I searched and couldn't find the answer I was looking for so..

I have been out of the game for 3 years due to a shoulder surgery and life stuff. I have started playing again recently and am trying to become competitive again. I had been playing with the PST for 3 years, but out of my 2, one was damaged when we moved (heavy box fell on my tennis bag and cracked it) and the other is getting pretty worn. I have never been a guy to like to try a lot of racquets, I like to get something I know I'll like and spend more time on my game and try my best to stay out of my own head. I struggled with this when I got the first set of PST, demoing about 15 sticks.

My question,
If I pick up a couple of PSTGT's will they be close enough to the old PST that I will not feel like it's a whole new game? My gut says yes, but I would like to at least hear from someone that has tried both. Also, I don't have anywhere locally to demo these sticks.

Thanks guys,
Kyle
 
#3
Well, cheap answer, but demoing would help discard your worries... :)
Sometimes the best advice is cheap advise.

TW does have a demo program. I couldn't demo the racquet I wanted locally either. TW's demo program lets you demo up to 4 racquets at a time for $5 each, and all you have to do is return them in one week in the prepaid postage box that they supply to you. It's actually a very convenient way to test racquets that you can't demo locally.
 
#4
I have one PST in my bag along with my PSTGTs. I don't notice much difference. The spec is a bit off as compared to the GTs (I play them stock), so I don't use it much, but I don't notice any difference. The PST is a tad less stiff feeling at impact than the GTs, but everything else is the same to me. If you're really worried about it, you can demo. Then you will know for sure whether or not you'll find what you're looking for.
 

KenC

Hall of Fame
#5
I have one PST in my bag along with my PSTGTs. I don't notice much difference. The spec is a bit off as compared to the GTs (I play them stock), so I don't use it much, but I don't notice any difference. The PST is a tad less stiff feeling at impact than the GTs, but everything else is the same to me. If you're really worried about it, you can demo. Then you will know for sure whether or not you'll find what you're looking for.
ditto.


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#6
The only problem with demo's is that it is hit and miss when it comes to strings. They usually have synthetic gut, sometimes quite worn. This can totally change how a racquet plays, especially if you are used to poly or a different tension.
 
#7
Thanks guys. It seems they'll play close enough so I'm just going to order 2 of them and keep swinging. I agree with the string demos, and when I was looking for the storms I spent about 10 hitting sessions with demos. That's 5 or 6 weeks of hitting these days. Ill get something familiar and work on the ole game instead of worrying about racquet. Just want 2 of the same..
 

rooski

Professional
#8
Thanks guys. It seems they'll play close enough so I'm just going to order 2 of them and keep swinging. I agree with the string demos, and when I was looking for the storms I spent about 10 hitting sessions with demos. That's 5 or 6 weeks of hitting these days. Ill get something familiar and work on the ole game instead of worrying about racquet. Just want 2 of the same..
Good call. PSTGT's are fantastic sticks. If you every played well with the PST's you will have no trouble with the newer version. Although if you haven't played for a while then give it some time because they may feel a bit heavy at first. BTW...compared to PST's there may be very minor differences but frankly you can find that with any racket in it's current model. I have 3 PSTGT's and two are 12.3 oz strung and one is 12.1 set up identically to the others.
 
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