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

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  1. DJ-

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    mavtop, this is %100 made in Austria.
    You need a grip, keep in mind it is grip #4 so a thick grip might make it bigger. You can use babolat skinfeel grip, it is thinnner.
    The butcap is just old, easily replaced and cheap
    Try gosen o.g micro sheep syngut.
    Your stringer should have a machines to measure flex , swingweight balance...
    Good luck.
     
  2. mavtop

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    Ok i have some more infos:

    1) Lenght is 69 cm (2 ft and 3,1654 inches) from border bottom to the border top full cap

    2) Balance is 32 cm (1 ft and 0,5984 inches) from bottom or 37 cm (1 ft and 2,5669 inches) from top

    3) Weight in this condition is 322 -323 grams

    4) butt cap i removed the silver part, and under there is a black butt cap but nothing written on (i thought to find an HEAD written)

    Ok i read for strings tensions range 23kg-50lbs and 27kg-60lbs where it say on 27kg-60lbs more control while on 23kg-50lbs more power and almost all of you is using

    a) with natural gut (babolat vs touch 1,30mm 16g)/ polyester (luxilon allu power 1,25mm 16g) around 21,7-24kg or 48-50lbs on mains and 21k-23,5kg or 46-52lbs on crosses. It would be more power and less control, but you all talk about a lot of spin and more precision and i suppose control. Would it is the opposite ?

    b) full poly 17g or 18g at 19kg or 42lbs on mains and 18kg or 40lbs on crosses, also here this would give more power and not more control, like indicated on the infos on the racquet, maybe i'm doing something wrong ?

    5) i need something to reduce vibrations ?

    6) the actual grip size (i know there is no grip) is thinner than i need, so which grip i need to choose to get the right measure ? how can i measure it ?

    7) after i used the strings for 9hours (poly) or 30hours (gut+poly), do i need to change them ? just to understand, if someone can explain it better the string duration and what after that

    8) I have found gosen og micro sheep 2 from 1,28mm 16L or 1,35mm but not indicated the G and gose og sheep spin 1,30mm 16G, i suppose for the spin i would use the 2nd, but can i mix, one on the main and one on the cross ? or the synthetic gut is used the same on main and crosses ?

    9) on tenniswarehouse-europe i found the Head Microgel Radical MP grommet, i know it is cheap, any other better model from this list http://www.tenniswarehouse-europe.com/catpage-HEADGROM-IT.html ? all costs the same, so if there is a better model i prefer

    thanks
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  3. mavtop

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    ok for now i will go with a

    Head Hydrosorb 1,8 mm 23 gr but i don't know if it will be enough, anyway if needed i will add the Head Overgrip, but i will see when i will get the racquet back.

    For the string i put Babolat Xcel Limited 1,30 mm 26kg - 57 lbs on mains 25 kg - 55 lbs on crosses

    I will get the racquet back on Tuesday (if lucky on Monday), so i will test on Wednesday and Friday and i will let you know how i feel the racquet (first time i will use it).

    I will weigh the racquet when back to know the new weight, with grip-overgrip and new strings.

    I will use for 1-2 monthes and then i will decide which new strings put on, maybe some of your hint or mix.

    For now i wanted to stay simple and understand the racquet and my needs, repeat i'm a novice, i will have to learn the tecnic better, i will improve my skill and i will have to learn the racquet and my styleplay.

    Anyway i will let you know how i will evolve, if you are interested :)
     
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    double post i don't know why, sorry
     
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    Mavtop, that grip is fine if you like synthetic grips, it is popular and feels nice. If you need any information on grips here is the right page where you can look at all grips including overgrips for sizing and other information.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/inde...pecs-weight-thickness-into-one-thread.465717/

    For information on natural gut / poly this thread is good

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/the-gut-poly-thread.521459/

    You play a lot, so yeah you will change poly regularly, maybe 10hours or so. It all depends how much it affects your game.
    You don't need much for vibrations, these racquets are solid frames, if you want you could use a rubber band like Agassi.

    For me personally it is cheaper to have natural gut / poly which I can get 30+ hours ! I actually save money in the long run.

    Best
     
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    Yes for now i play a lot but repeat i'm a novice, so i don't know if i can stress the strings like you, advanced users, for now most of my shots are flat, some slices (that i love) and some topspin (i'm learning it), but i play 3-3,5h each time, when possible 3 days/week if i can find an opponent or a team of opponents (for doubles) else 2 days/week for sure if weather permit.
    Usually 1h of training (no teacher) just sending the ball on the other side, trying serves, topspins and slices, then up to we can run (usually i walk lately) with matches (usually 2-2,5h) in doubles.
    We are 8 coworkers, and we started again after 20-25 years of no tennis, so you can imagine the level, at the beginning was just hard to send the ball on the other side.
    But now we can play a lot better, serving (mainly flat and some sliced, but not so hard or fast), slicing (for me my best shot), some tops (i need to learn and improve), smashes (i need to improve), volleys (my best 2nd shot, but need to improve).
    Obviously the ball lot of time is high (an advanced player could get the point each time), but i'm learning to keep it low especially using the topspin or the slice.
    The level of players is almost the same, who more who less, but we get a lot of fun, teasing each team.
    We recorded each match with a chinese GO-PRO and some training too, we keep track of each match, points and almost all.
    I never known about strings in general, when i was young and played tennis i had a wood racquet and never changed strings, i always thought they have to change only when broken, i played for 2-3 years with the same racquet with the same strings, but also at that time i was a novice, also if i played a church's tournament and got 2nd, but i was really young, i remember a great forehand, while now i prefer to put the ball where i want also slowly but perfectly.
    Then i played sometimes later, but then i changed sport, a lot of sports and then stopped to play everything, so my weight grow.
    Now i'm back, i wanted to lose some weight and we decided to play tennis again.
    I really like tennis specially in doubles, i found a coworker that is ok for me, he runs and i keep close to the net :) i'm joking but actually is so.
    After 2 days of playing i stretched a calf very hard, i barely can walking for first days, so i was stopped for 10 days (luckily the weather didn't permit to play others :) ), but i suppose i needed more time, so i played again after 10 days and again a little stretch at the same calf. So after that i played walking only in the court.
    Now i hope/think to have my calf back at the normal stage, it seems right now, today i will play again, but i will not run still, just walking fast or very fast i don't want to stay stopped, so i will begin slowly (it's hard in tennis i know, specially in matches, but i learnt to leave the ball if i can't reach in my situation).
    I will use again an Head Competition Tour 660 of a friend, that i feel really good for my playstyle, i don't know if my racquet will be ready today, still no sms from strunger :) else i could test it.
    I suppose i will have to wait wednesday to try it.
    I will follow the treads you linked, i found a website that send a lot of the strings you use here.
    Thanks all for your help
    mavtop
     
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    sorry again double post
     
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    The game has changed a lot, polyester strings are behind one of those reasons. Back in the day we had gut, nylon, kevlar. Now it is so much easier with polyester strings and bigger, lighter, stiffer racquets. We have all been guilty of trying the 'new stuff'. These head racquets are classics, and still used by pro's on tour !
    Play with what you like, and enjoy your tennis. There is plenty of great thread information on here, but as a wise man once said, the more you spend time reading on talk tennis the worse your game gets hahah
    We are all amateurs here, maybe the odd semi-pro here and there :)
    Let us know how your rare tour 280 plays!
     
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    Time is passed and all change, cars, computer, mobile phone, so also tennis, racquet, strings and also we changed :)
    I will let you know how my rare tour 280 will play, i hope to try it today, i'm not in the skin anymore to try it, playing with a friend's racquet is not the max, i want my racquet, i want to feel it, i want to know how i feel, how to control, i hope to have choosen the right tensions for me, else i will have to push hard to send the ball to the other side :) but with my friend racquet when i push the ball go over the fence or too long, this is because he kept the tension lower.
    All my coworkers have strunged around 23 kg i suppose, they left decide to the strungman :) that known they are beginner player and he used a lower tension to make the ball go to the other side easily, the side effect is when they push a little more the ball, it goes over the fence or too long, i prefered choose a couple of tensions so i will know if they are good for me or not and how much i need to push.
    I made a list with date of strung, string type (caliber, gauge, name of the string and cost), tensions of the strings (mains and crosses) and i will write how i feel new, when it will break or when i will feel it lose power,spin or other.
    Then i will need your help for sure to choose other strings, mainly cheap strings if i need to change often.
    I will have one month and half to play tennis, then some holiday, then back to tennis (i'm lucky we have an outdoor field of tennis where i work, so we stop to work and go to play tennis).
    If weather will assist like in the last 2 years we will be able to play tennis outdoor up to the end of october.
    The field is used to play soccer and it is in synthetic grass with sands on, not the max to play tennis but it is free of charge so good enough.
    Else we could play tennis in another place with red ground that is close to our work place, but we need to pay each hour, but has an indoor field that is really beautiful (seem the field of rolland garros, joking but really beautiful), but repeat for now we like to play outdoor, then this winter we will have to choose if play indoor or not.
    I'm reading the thread about gut/poly and there are a lot of combo, caliber, tensions, like you recommend the only way is to try.

    thank for your time
    mavtop
     
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    why i got always double posts ?

    is there a way to delete a double post ?

    thanks in advance
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    So I used the PT280 back in college some 15 years ago and just now back into the swing of things over the last year. Picked up a few on the bay and put new grommets/pallets on them. Great flex and I like the weight to them.

    I searched this forum but couldn't find recommendations for strings for the PT280 other than just going for a 17 gauge string (which I will try)

    Anyone have any input on using a hybrid string set up on these?? I tried Yonex Poly Pro Tour hybrid with Wilson NXT 15 and liked it.
    Or any soft poly string that works well? (healthy now but coming off some elbow problems ... dang Graphene Radical)

    Side note, all of the ones I've picked up are "designed in Austria" - I know that means made in China but one of my racquets is a lighter blue than the other ones. Wondering if it is different in any way or it's just a fluke? I attached some pics - the one in the middle is the lighter blue one.
     
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    Do any of your racquets say "HEAD Barcode Label Inside" on the side of the frame?
     
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    None do actually
     
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    Hi guys,

    i found a Head Pro Tour Lite 630, it is maden in Austria and green color, has it the same frame characteristics of the pro tour 630/280 ? If yes i will buy it like 2nd racquet, so i can experiment with strings.

    The next post i will let you know my experience with the 280 racquet used yesterday.

    mavtop
     
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    Hi guys, like promised yesterday i tested the Pro Tour 280 in the field.

    The strings are Babolat Xcel Limited 1,30mm 16g and the tension was 26 kg - 57 lbs on mains 25 kg - 55 lbs on crosses.

    These are the first impressions after 3h of use: 20 mins to warm-up, 2 matches 2h-20min and then 20 mins of vole, demi-vole' and serves.

    I missed some balls, i was used to the 660 frame of the previous racquet, Head Competition 660.

    20 mins of warm-up wasn't enough to understand the characteristics of the racquet and the first match in double my team won 6-1 6-2, we were technically superior of the other team, we didn't push too much.

    The second match was harder for me, it was a single match, my teammate versus me, we are technically at the same level, but he is fast and thin, while i'm fat and slow but i can see the field better (if you understand what i mean).

    Anyway i lose in 2 sets 2-6 5-7 but i could test the racquet and finally feel the racquet.

    Like with the Head Competition 660, i found the feel very very good, also if at the end i had some elbow pain, but very little, today i have no more, i don't know if it is a sign or it is normal after 3 hours, i remember i had the same feeling with the Head Competition 660, maybe the weight of the racquet ... i don't know, but for now it is ok, then we'll see in the future.

    Pros:

    Control, control, control: my shots in air, vole', demi-vole' are controlled at the perfection, like also slices and touch under the net.

    Serves: i need to push a little more (but i need to verify, i was very tired yesterday in the 4th set) but sliced serves are perfect, i can make a short ball (in slice) more easily.

    I can use forehand easily and it keeps the ball in the field if i'm in the sweet-spot or around it.

    I still need to fix my backhand but i used it not so much and a lot of time in recovery, but today i count to play 2 hours again.

    Cons:

    Forehand too on the sides when i try to cross the ball or to push something more, but maybe this is a technique problem, i will have to investigate from the videos, to understand if i'm wrong position or the movement is not correct.

    The 660 frame is bigger and permit more recovery in hard situation, with the 630 i had some problem to recover on sides shots, i will have to run before or faster :)

    3 hours are not enough to give the final feeling, i will have to test it more, hope today to play other 2 hours and tomorrow too, in the while i found another racquet Head Pro Tour Lite 630, if it has the same frame and the same characteristic of the PT280/630 i will buy like second racquet, from that i read, it would be lighter, that could be good, i can add weight if i need, but i read also it is head heavier, i will need to add some weight on the butt cap ? If so how much ? I would like to have 2 identical racquet with 2 lightly different setups, just to try different strings.

    A good news for me, my calf seems fixed properly, also if yesterday i left some balls because i didn't want to stretch it again.

    Let me know what you think.

    mavtop
     
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    Ok i see this tread is not so alive :)

    Yesterday 2 hours of play: 10 mins warm-up then 1h e 50 mins of mixed sets (we were only in 3) 1 vs 2 (single field vs double field), i won my 1 vs 2 match for 6-3 but lose my 2 vs 1 for 2-6

    Finally i feel the racquet how i want.

    Serves are fast enough, yesterday i forced some 1st serve and got a very fast ball, my opponents didn't send it back, maybe i found the right ball high in the serve, i will have to test it again.

    for an attacker like me, slices, vole' and demi-vole' are perfect, the control is fantastic, the ball goes where i want, short or long all depends on me, now i need to lose some weight on my body to run faster :)

    This racquet is perfect for my playstyle, but still i need to manage a better backhand, usually if i can i prefer the forehand, so when i need to use the backhand sometimes i do some errors.

    Yesterday i recovered more balls and played better than last time, maybe i know the racquet better, or i'm improving my technique, but i'm very happy.

    I don't feel now that the 660 frame is better than this, maybe i could recover very far balls, but yesterday i did the same with this 630 frame.

    Someone can confirm that the Head Pro Tour Lite 630 has the same frame, tawron, and all the rest like the Pro Tour 630 ? I know it is head heavier and maybe i need to add weight on the butt cap, someone can confirm this ?

    Thanks again
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    It is a great control frame, great for volleys and all round game. If you add more weight you might have too much static weight. depends what you are comfortable with. The lite tour 630 green one is the same mold, and only 300grams strung with 8points head light, there is also an XL version.

    https://www.prostocktennis.com/products/head-lite-tour-630-made-in-austria
     
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    Yes i got the green one.

    So is it only lighter ? Other differences ? Do i need to put some weight on ?

    I would like to have 2 similar racquets with same strings but different tensions

    I read the lite is head heavier and someone recommend to put some weight in the butt cap.

    How i know if do i need some weight ? How do i recognize it while playing tennis ?

    I could use a leather grip for this, so i can add some weight, right ?
     
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    It is up to you if you want to put weight on, you can do it by lead, bluetac in handle, silicone, or leather grip with lead at 12 o'clock e.t.c
    Get a racquet you love, get the specs like balance from a stringer, work out what you like playing with. For me more weight = more control / stability.
    Get a heavy leather grip and maybe some more weight in the handle, i'm not an expert on the mathematics, but look at the lead tape customization thread and grip thread I posted. Some leather grips have added 12-16 grams for me.

    Here is the balance chart

    For a 27” frame

    Even balance = 34.30
    1pt head light = 33.98
    2 pts head light = 33.66
    3 pts head light = 33.35
    4 pts head light = 33.03
    5 pts head light = 32.71
    6 pts head light = 32.39
    7 pts head light = 32.08
    8 pts head light = 31.76
    9 pts head light = 31.44
    10 pts head light = 31.12
    11 pts head light = 30.81
    12 pts head light = 30.49
     
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    Ok but it is 8 point head heavier, so how to revert it ? i think it is impossible to bring it to a Head Lighter setup or not ?
     
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    Get a real heavy grip leather or synthetic, look in the grip thread to see what is heavy and you can get in your area or on the net. Then measure the balance. This will then tell you how much you will need to add. A stringer or racquet shop should be able to do this without problems. If you can get it to at least 33cm balance you might be happy with that..
     
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    Ok but it is 8 point head heavier, so how to revert it ? i think it is impossible to bring it to a Head Lighter setup or not ?
     
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    Yes the Pro Tour 280 is 32cm like balance, so i suppose around 33cm would be enough :)

    thanks for your help, i really appreciate it

    and i really love the Pro Tour 280 racquet, i choose it thank to this post
     
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    Any suggested hybrid string set ups on the PT280? Or any soft poly string that works well? I'm trying to find something with some pop and also arm friendly.
     
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    Gut / poly best way to go in these gems!
    Poly worthy mentions, Wilson revolve, Kirschbaum spikey, solinco tourbite and Hyper G
     
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    Green version = NO TWARON
     
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    argggggg so i can't have two similar racquets ?

    i would like to have 2 racquets with similar specs but different strings setup to try (different tensions or type of strings).

    My Pro Tour 280 strung weigh 344 grams with Full cap, Head hydrosorb grip 1,8mm and head overgrip extreme soft 0,5mm

    i will have to search for another pro tour 630 or 280
     
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    At our level you may not even notice the twaron difference. You have 40 grams to play with to get it to the specs of your pt280. People here have leaded up ad used silicone in the lite tour to get it up to desired specs with great results! Give it a try.. nothing to lose.
     
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    Thats not correct! The green Lite Tour 630 and the Lite Tour eXtra Long have Twaron...
     
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    I stand corrected, was always under impression in this thread by users quoting no twaron in the standard length version
     
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    For a while all HEAD racquets had Twaron. Until the TwinTube racquets started coming out.
     
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    hmm ok better, so, i'm thinking to make Pro Tour lite 630 lighter than Pro Tour 280 at the beginning and try it, so i can understand if it is better or worst for my needs.

    I was thinking to target the weight at 320-330 grams (24 or 14 grams in less, i don't know if difference is noticeable).

    Lead-up where ? on the frame on under the butt cap ? I thought to use a very heavier grip, maybe a leather grip around 24-25gr, so i would reach the 310-315grams then add some weight to balance it better, but where to put it ?
     
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    I am pretty sure the Head Tour XL has Twaron on them.
     
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    weigh your racquet on a scale and measure the balance and then put the lead where you think it needs it.
     
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    Thx! I gotta try a gut hybrid. I'm a string breaker tho so I'm also curious of any more economical hybrid options? I ordered some 17 gauge Wilson Revolve so gonna try that too bc I've heard it's pretty arm friendly.
     
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    I have used micro sheep syn gut in full bed (Courier) and hybrids poly/syn gut and works great. Hyper G felt so good in 16guage. I have only once broken a string in these sticks and that was a thin guage like 18 or so...
     
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    Ok another day with my PT280 (3h and half of play) strung at 26/25kg with Babolat Xcel Limited 1,30mm 16G.

    40 mins of warm-up then matches, won a double 6-2 3-6 7-6 (Tie Break 7-3).

    My elbow (not exactly elbow i suppose, but arm muscle) and my right thigh's quadricep has maden me crazy.

    Never had these problems, but yesterday i pushed a lot of forehand and serves (my serves are becoming very strong, 2 aces never done before).

    What tell after 12-13 hours of play ?

    Control is the main feature that i love, i can decide where to put the ball and the ball will go there.

    Still some problems with backhand, but i'm learning how to use better, my forehand is very good and now i'm trying to push it harder to see if it is still controllable, and i think it is so.

    Slices are hard to receive like 1st serves when they are in the field, i'm learning how to give more power and when all the steps are perfect my 1st serve is really damn fast.

    Lately i'm using lot less the topspin, i need to train it before to use and usually we have few time for that for now.

    We are growing like number of players, we could be in 6 tomorrow, so we can try also a tournament :)

    Anyway my Pro Tour Lite 630 is coming, i suspect in 2 days, and i would like to try something lighter, cheap and arm friendly.

    I was thinking about synthetic gut like Gosen Sheep Micro o Super Micro.

    I don't know if it is better doing hybrid or not.

    If someone has something to suggest, i would like to stay cheap, i saw also some Gamma gut, i think to use always 16G strings for now.

    Please someone that is using them let me know how long they last and how is the feeling.

    I like control but also direction, if possible some topspin (but before i will have to learn).

    The PT Lite 630 would be lighter, but i will have to add some weight (it is head heavier) but i suppose that i will reach about 320 grams so 20-24 grams less than PT280 so i would have less pain on the arm, so i hope.

    I can remove the full cap on the PT280 in the future so i would recover 8-10 grams, anyway any hints are welcomed
     
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    You've tried SynGut mains Poly crosses as well as the reverse? If so what were your thoughts? Also, what gauge would you recommend in the hybrid? Thx!
     
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    Full bed syngut at 57ish. Poly mains at 54 or 55 and syngut cross at 53 all 16guage. Haven't tried syngut mains poly cross. Mains do most of work so hence poly mains for control and spin.
     
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    Why don't you try a poly that you like in the mains like your Xcel at 54lbs, and a synthetic gut like micro sheep (gamma isn't the best in my opinion)
    in the crosses at like 52lbs. This will give you spin, control, and comfort. Don't forget no need to string too high, unless it's too hot. The pt280 isn't really a 98sq in head, it's more like 96sqin

    The caps add 10 grams, so once you remove them you will have a more headlight racquet and also 10grams less, around the 335g mark.
     
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    Infact i was thinking to try several things:

    The temperature is around 36 celcius when i play then go lower, we play in later afternoon (around 5:00 pm up to 9:00 pm)

    1a) Wilson Poly Pro 1,35mm 15g on mains at tension around 55lbs - 25kg
    1b) Ashaway Liberty Synthetic Gut 1,30mm 16g on crosses at tension around 53lbs - 24kg

    2) Gosen OG Sheep Micro 2 1,28mm 16L or Gamma Synthetic Gut 1,30mm 16G on mains and crosses around 56lbs - 25,5kg / 54lbs - 24,5kg

    3) any other suggestion

    I'm not expert but i would like to try several strings with this racquet and the PT lite 630 that is coming (i suppose i would get it tomorrow at max), so i would like something cheap and durable.

    I also would like to know if someone has tried synthetic gut on mains and poly or mono on crosses and if it could be a good choice for the PT280.

    I'm thinking to remove the caps, maybe i can cut them with a knife until i get the new one, is it easy install the grommet ? In the while i will order some grommet without caps, there is a better version of the cheaper LiquidMetal (LM) Radical MidPlus (MP) that i can use on the PT280 ?

    thanks for any advice
    mavtop
     
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    Installing grommets is easier rather than removing old ones according to stringers here... I would leave it to them rather than risk damaging them with a knife. Syngut mains is more popular as a cross as stated above, I also think poly mains will last you longer. Try syn gut in a full bed, you may like it. Gosen feels too stiff in full bed for me, and also lack of spin / control.
     
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    So do you think i can mix 2 synthetic guts, like Ashaway Liberty with Gosen OG Sheep Micro 2 ? Which on mains and which on crosses ? Or if you have other advices

    For the grommet i will do making the job to the strunger if he will do.
     
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    I don't see the point of mixing two synthetic guts ? My favourites are prince duraflex and gosen og sheep. I am not sure if I know anyone who has used two different synguts... Give it a go, will be interesting!
     
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    i read that a lot of people use a full bed of synthetic gut, so i thought to mix 2 synthetic gut, to have some best of one and the best of the other, if i wanted to do it, which one would i keep on the mains and which one on the crosses ?

    I want control, manovrability and some top (also if use less in these last matches) and the strings would be Ashaway Liberty and Gosen OG sheep micro 2, which one on the mains ?
     
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    Gosen will last you way longer than ashaway, so I would put the more durable in the mains which is Gosen. Ashaway I think is softer so crosses seems logical. Ashway plays good for the first two hours according to users... Gosen will last way longer, maybe it is better full bed of Gosen ? If you have the string try it out, it may work for you..
     
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    Only two hours ??? I would like to go cheap to spend less money, but if they will last 2 hours, i will have to change every week ?

    Ok i will try someother synthetic gut.

    I could begin to test the Gosen in full bed and see how it works.
     
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    I think that is a better option. Gosen is more durable.
     
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    VS, do donnay pro one accept CAPs?
     
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    I don't know. I never tried.
     

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