PT57A vs TGT 293.2

I have a question for experienced pro stock users - what are, in your opinion the differences and similarities between PT57A and TGT 293.2 customized to same spec. I have been playing with PT57A (have a pair, roughly 345g strung, polarized, 325 mm balance point), and now my friend has offered me a brand new TGT 293.2 ready to be customized, so my question is should I go for it? Thanks


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stephenclown

Professional
Thank you. I have two TGK 260.1 radicals both with same spec as those PT-s, customized to my liking and I must say that they play pretty similar IMO , I have no problem interchanging. I guess the TGT 293.2 would be close enough as well :) awesome racquets


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mystic-falls

New User
Same with me: I have been playing with a pair of PT57A´s since 2014 and I got a pair of 293.2. They were all customized to exactly the same specs (315 g, Balance 31,0 cm, SW 297) and the 293.2 is a very fine racket........but for me it does not compare to the PT57A. To me the PT57A is softer and just feels better (hard for me to tell you any hard facts :)
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
I have a question for experienced pro stock users - what are, in your opinion the differences and similarities between PT57A and TGT 293.2 customized to same spec. I have been playing with PT57A (have a pair, roughly 345g strung, polarized, 325 mm balance point), and now my friend has offered me a brand new TGT 293.2 ready to be customized, so my question is should I go for it? Thanks


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If it’s at a good price, yes. The difference I have found is the 293.2 is not quite as solid and not quite as muted as the the PT57A. There is ever the faintest of vibration and a little hollowness with the 293.2 compared to the PT57A. However compared to the regular retail HEAD racquet that is being sold with Prestige MP on it the 293.2 is muted and spectacular. Just comparing it to the gold standard PT57A, the 293.2 is not as good.
 
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BobFL

Hall of Fame
I have tried tens of prostock frames. There is nothing like PT57A. Simply the best hitting experience you can possibly have.
TGK frames always felt tiny, hollow and weak.
 

mrravioli

Semi-Pro
Just curious, if two pro stock racquets have almost the same mold, and layup is more of a custom thing unrelated to retail, then how can they play differently? Or how is the performance related to the difference between retail counterparts (pt630 vs ig Prestige)
 

BobFL

Hall of Fame
Just curious, if two pro stock racquets have almost the same mold, and layup is more of a custom thing unrelated to retail, then how can they play differently? Or how is the performance related to the difference between retail counterparts (pt630 vs ig Prestige)
Quality of materials, mass distribution throughout frame for starters. Pt630 and any modern prestige are nothing alike, totally different animals.
 

Djokovicfan

Semi-Pro
I have tried tens of prostock frames. There is nothing like PT57A. Simply the best hitting experience you can possibly have.
TGK frames always felt tiny, hollow and weak.
Thats murrays stick right?

Hearing things like this really makes me angry at head for not selling the damn pro stocks retail.
There is no other way to say it, you are treating your customers like garbage.
This isnt a bunch of 13 year old girls ancy to shoot their boyfriends uzi at the firing range. This is tennis.
Head seems to overestimate the negative effects of treating customers like adults.
Sell them for 500 bucks if you have to for christ sake. But sell them dammit. People will buy them by the truckload.
 

stingstang

Semi-Pro
They won't because it would expose the BS technology/paint job thing to the mass market.

I would be happy if thy even re-released one of the decent retail sticks like the Microgel or IG MP...
 
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