*****THE OFFICIAL HEAD PRO TOUR 630/280 Club*************

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  1. Hankenstein

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    Amen to that my friend! :)
     
  2. johnthom

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    No, I just would want to know your best way of hitting with your PT630. So, its eastern grip for you! What's your string set up? Nice to hear you get a lot of spin from it.
     
  3. Orion3

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    Hit mine with a SW - works just fine. That said, I generally prefer the additional stiffness of the the Radical Trisys.
    Spin generation off the ground is fine, even with 18x20 string pattern, but you notice it more on serve when comparing against a 16x18 frame.
    Control is excellent though - more than makes up for any losses elsewhere.
     
  4. Welsh Wizard

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    And how are you finding your new purchase? (aka phillips39) :)
     
  5. Orion3

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    Great thanks - a tiny bit of tweaking and I now have a matching pair!
     
  6. dje31

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    So if TGK237 is Prestige Mid, 237.1 is 18x20, 237.2 is 16x19, what is 237.3? Stiffer or flexier version? Which string pattern?
     
  7. cmendez79

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    From what I know. is as follow:

    TGK 237.1 = Microgel Prestige Mid Pro stock 18 x 20
    TGK 237.2 = Microgel Prestige Mid Pro stock 16 x 19 ( hard to find )
    TGK 237.3 = Youtek Prestige Mid Pro stock 18 x 20
    TGK 237.4 = Youtek Prestige Mid Pro stock 16 x 19 ( hard to find )

    The new ones Youtek IG Prestige Mid Pro Stock, change the code, I think they are TGT 291.1 18 x 20 and 291.2 for 16 x 19
     
  8. dje31

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    Thanks, cmendez79! Guess I need to be on the lookout for a 291.2.
     
  9. cmendez79

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    I had a mistake

    The Youtek IG Prestige Mid Pro Stock TGT 292.1 is the 18 X 20, in another forum some guy just sold 2 of them.

    The 16 x 19 should be the TGT 292.2 but I have not seen one and I do not know if it exist.

    But all the 16 x 19 are extremely hard to find, because not a lot of pro players use them.

    Good luck !!
     
  10. dje31

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    Well, I'm not actively searching for one, let alone be able to afford it if I found it. I'd be just as happy if Head made an IG Prestige Mid 16x19 as a non-Pro Stock option...but not many non-pros seek out something like that, either.
     
  11. Welsh Wizard

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    No problem. Glad you like it!
     
  12. Mateo

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    I need some help....
    Yesterday I bought two PT630. I already have two PT's with full CAP that I play with, but I found these and couldn't reject offer for 50eur. (Lucky me)
    I saw on original Head covers that came with racquets on inside label that states production year 1995 (made in austria), they came without full CAP grommets. As they are in bad shape (grommets), I need to change them, so I found on our club pages that Radical Mp bumper, and grommets will fit.

    I have in my shop 2x bumper and grommets from YT Radical MP, and I can get them today, will they fit PT?, and is there a difference because they are made from Teflon and not regular black ones.

    I took some pictures of new and my old PT's, I will post them tomorrow...
    thanks.
     
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  13. waginen

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    They will fit. You should not notice any big difference unless the weight is different which probably is. I would weigh the grommets first or racket with original and then with new grommets. You can tune it with lead tape then.
     
  14. Mateo

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    Thanks for quick replay.
    If i want to put full Cap grommets, would grommets from prestige YT mid fit the PT, as they are 18x20? or just MP prestige ( microgel or youtek).
     
  15. waginen

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    Just MP prestige
     
  16. chinese_tennis_guy

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    I'm looking to put a leather grip on my trek PT630 Austria with full CAPS. My other trek PT630 Austria has a leather grip, not sure which kind, and feels better and makes the grip size bigger which is what I want. Also looking to make the racquet more headlight and more manueverable as I'm playing lotsa doubles lately. Will making it more headlight ease the load on my shoulder which gets sore sometimes? I think it will, from a physics and physical therapy point of view... i'm a physical therapist.... SO....Which leather grip works best with this racquet and for what I'm looking for? Head, TW, Babolat, Volkl, Fairway, and where should I buy it?
    Thanks in advance! james dot ys dot yang at gmail or reply here as appropriate. thanks and good tennis.
     
  17. chinese_tennis_guy

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    ... one more question..... i'm using yonex super grap overgrips, which width 22 or 25 mm works best for feel if i go with the TW grips that offer different sizes? i'm thinking the 1.5 thickness ones are what i want too to increase the grip size a bit.
     
  18. Orion3

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    Tired a few leather grips - Head, Wilson and finally settled on Babolat.

    Ultimately it is all down to feel - both the Wilson and the Babolat allowed me the locate the bevels well but overall I enjoyed the feel and feedback from the Babolat more.
     
  19. dje31

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    And the most expensive, if you can find them. Try the 'bay. Even found them there in black!
     
  20. pshulam

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    cheaper alternative: TW Private Label Leather Grip
     
  21. boinz

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    Guys I learnt from reading this comprehensive thread that a retail strung up PT630 ( with bumper guard not CAP ) weighs 340g and is about 8pts HL. Having the CAP will add around 10g.
    Can someone tell me what is the new balance now? With all 10g distributed around the hoop I am afraid it might make sluggish.... Hence would using the Youtek/microgel radical bumper grommets would be better?
     
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    gonna bump this up again

    Got my PT630 out recently for a hit and for some reason I snagged another... and now I am in the process of sorting getting their weight and balance

    My first PT630 has this TK55A bumper, may I know if this is the original ones found on this racket? or is it some Microgel/Youtek Radial bumper/grommet
    My 2nd PT630 comes with this 3/4 CAP, is this the i.Prestige XL MP ones (I cant find any TK code on it)?
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    Yes, those are for the i prestige
     
  24. Crisp

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    Caps

    I'm sure this has been covered but what Caps fit at this moment in time. 2012/13 model racquets. Thank you in advance for any response as I know this is tedious.
     
  25. Nikae

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    Is there anyway to make this thing lighter? :)

    My pt630 is 354g strung, with one overgrip ... is that the normal weight btw?
    It's too heavy for me, hopefully i can make it lighter somehow.
     
  26. pshulam

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    The spec is 340g strung, I think. If it is CAPed, replace it with non-cap grommets. A lighter grip may help but may change the balance.
     
  27. Nikae

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    340g strung? are you sure about that? I always thought its 332g unstrung...
     
  28. MarrratSafin

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    Which version do you have, the old Heads have varying weights and PT630 trek font with non CAPS is lightest, usually 320g unstrung with original synthetic grip..

    If yours is already the non CAPS version, you can change to Microgel Radical MP grommets (reduce 7g from original TK55A) , change your overgrip to Wilson Pro Sensation (3g, lighter than most), rewrap the replacement grip with minimal overlap to reduce another 1-2g, change your dampener to rubberband (1g, lightest), what else............:)
     
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  29. Nikae

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    My PT630 has trek font, non CAPS, and is still over 350g strung (main grip+overgrip and nothing else) is that normal?

    EDIT: yeah, I have TK55A, now its gonna be ultra hard to find Microgel Radical MP grommets (whats their marking?).
     
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  30. MarrratSafin

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    It is normal if you have heavy string (thick gauge poly or gut). There is no code on MG Radical MP grommets, I looked at one. TW sells it, easy..
     
  31. EL_Bombadero

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    Hi,
    i hope anyone can help me, i have question about my PT630 MIA.
    Inside the throat is printed that it has 16x19 string pattern. But I counted the strings and it definitely has 18x20, so they printed the wrong on the frame.
    Does anybody know about this? Is it a wrong print or a fake?
    Regards
     
  32. vsbabolat

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    It's just a misprint.
     
  33. EL_Bombadero

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    Are these misprints rare/collectables?
     
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    No...............................................
     
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    Why the "..........................."???
     
  36. vsbabolat

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    Because I have to have at least 10 characters in my post.
     
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    Do all Radical MP grommets fit on pt630, or just some (like microgel)?
     
  41. _skunk_

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    actual radicals do, just did on my pt630, changed the cap grommets with radical ones.
     
  42. Crisp

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    I have recently joined the club in love with the 280!! Now would love to get a couple of pt57A.... Anyone? Anyone?
     
  43. seb23

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    I managed to get hold of a pro tour 630 which was in good condition however the cap grommet was pretty worn at the top from wear. I had it strung a couple of times like this and it swung fine but since I have replaced the cap grommets It seems to have a might higher swing weight. Does anyone know if some of the tk57 cap grommets weigh more than others? I understand that the wear on the previous grommets may have taken a couple of swing weight points off of the racket but I wouldn't have thought it would be to the extent I'm feeling
     
  44. souledge

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    EDIT: Double post
     
  45. souledge

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    What is a good tension for Natural Gut for a PT630 Made in Austria Shadow font? For reference, I string my Extreme 2.0 Pro at 60 lbs for Natty gut and find it slightly boardy and would like to reduce tension.
     
  46. souledge

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    How much do the TK57 cap grommets weigh?
     
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    liquidmetal prestige cap is tk57
     
  48. souledge

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    Thanks

    10 char
     
  49. souledge

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    Should it be leaded to increase weight even further?
     
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    Is it strange that "constant beam" mark is only on one side ??? Does anyone knows what version it is ? Btw, it is made in Austria PT280, and it is not fake, I have 3 more PT630, and all are the same.
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