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

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  1. Phantasm

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    Your racquet knowledge is a blessing.
     
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  2. BorgCash

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    Cool dampeners you have on yours! I'm not mention that these are in my list of the best ever racquets were made.
     
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  3. Pmasterfunk

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    Mine has the barcode sticker still on, but it's completely washed out.
     
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  4. vsbabolat

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    So does one of mine.
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  5. Phantasm

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    What weight/specs are all you using?

    The specs one mine were 365g/ 7pts HL. 2.5g each 3/9 and 4 grams at 12 o clock. 2 Grams under Head Finest Calfskin to counteract all that hoop weight. It felt nice on my 2h backhands but everything else seemed so sluggish with all the weight in the head...

    I took all the lead off of 12 and under the grip to try to get rid of the sluggish feeling but ended becoming 10-11 pts HL and was too little plow, so added 2 grams back @ 12 to get it a bit less head light...

    Now its at 360gm and about 9 pts HL. Haven't tested it out yet. It currently has Technifibre Black Code 18 in it which I've never hit with before now. May need to try a string setup with a bit more power?

    I guess the leather grip is adding a fair amount of weight and having a 18g string making it more head light than what I usually prefer...Still gotta tweak to get a setup that I feel real comfortable with.

    Any input would be great!
     
  6. asifallasleep

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    Is your frame cap or non-cap?
    cap version is a lot heavier and head heavy. you can remove the cap grommets and replace them with regular grommets btw.
    Mine are non capped and I replaced the leather grip with a Bab skin grip.

    12.6 oz (356 grams)(8pts hl) - 4 grams of lead under grip to match specs of 2nd frame
    12.6 oz (356 grams)(8pts hl)

    I originally was using it with a leather grip and a bunch of lead under the grips. Now i prefer them with the Bab skin feel grips and no lead except as modded for the one frame to match specs.

    360 and 9pts hl sounds pretty good. IDK what your string tension is, but i'd suggest 40lbs to get some nice power.
     
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  7. Phantasm

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    Mine is Non CAP with the YT Radical Teflon grommets. Not too sure what the string tension but guessing mid/high 40s or low 50s.

    From your pics it looks like that is the weight with OG and dampener and no lead? What strings are you using if I may ask?

    My MG Radical that I was using right before this was 350grams 8pts HL, so I'm slowly reducing weight to see what weight I can handle on the PT.
     
  8. asifallasleep

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    biphase 16g. try a bab skin feel grip to lower the weight more.
     
  9. Phantasm

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    Just checked the grip thread to check the weight differences.

    Heads Finest Calfskin is about 29g installed and skin feel about 14g...15g differece wow...Didn't realize it'd be that much. I'll definitely consider investing in one.

    Hit with the 360g 9pts HL setup today. Groundstrokes felt a lot better and I could generate more head speed. I think I still served better with my Radicals and its specs when comparing the two today to see which felt better. So I'll definitely consider dropping more weight after hitting once or twice more this week.

    Also considering putting in a gut hybrid w/ a set of Cyclone tour I have sitting around.

    the quest continues...
     
  10. Phantasm

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    @asifallasleep
    Have you noticed your PT280 being heavier than your 630?

    I got a MIA PT280 to back up my 630 and I have 6 grams under the Babolat Syntec Pro it came with and I'm only at 5pts HL 356 grams with 17g Tour Bite. I'm trying to get to around your spec 7-8 pts HL around this 350-355 weight range. Maybe switching to an 18g string will lessen weight in the head by a bit...Struggling to get there though... @_@
     
  11. asifallasleep

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    My PT280's are Made in China and they are little heavier. I don't know if the Made in Austria 280's are usually heavier than the Made in Austria 630's.
    Your specs are pretty close, switching to the 18g would def get you even closer. I must admit I've been mainly using my RF97's these days and playing great. My constant racquet changing is bad for my game!!!
     
  12. Backhanded Compliment

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    somebody has to make that barcode into a t shirt or sweat bands. ...ohh wait but if they sold really well you'd think they would release the frame ;)
     
  13. Phantasm

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    Anyone know the weight difference between the Youtek Teflon grommets and the original TK55 grommets?

    Paging @vsbabolat Do you happen to know?
     
  14. asifallasleep

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    So i modded my MIA PT630's to match my RF97's and will try them out tomorrow. 12.7oz and 10pts hl.
     
  15. vsbabolat

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    I have never weighed any of the grommets.
     
  16. daniel2015

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    Pt280 balance is 6HL? Mine feels 4 or 3 HL...there is something I dont like about the balance that helps with slice BH ..but makes the serve strange

    Am I the only one?
     
  17. daniel2015

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    Is it a "polarised" frame or something like that?
     
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    Not really polarised in stock version.

    Sent from my SM-G930W8 using Tapatalk
     
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    I know that TK55A (and B, they are the same but put on i.Prestige MP XL) weights 24g, as for Youtek I'm not sure what you mean: the full- CAP one or the half-CAP one ?
     
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  21. daniel2015

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    And is the current prestige (graphene xt) polarised ? Just curious
     
  22. asifallasleep

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    I keep buying these frames. Just found two mint Head Radical Tour 630 Twin Tube's in Germany. So i will have 2 PT630's, 2 PT280's, 2 Rad Tour Bumble Bee's, 2 Rad Tour TwinTube Zebra's / All Made in Austria. Yay!
     
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  23. BorgCash

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    Nice found, man! You've got a good choice of "the right" racquets.
     
  24. Gooner

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    The Youtek / Microgel Prestige MP grommets seem to be getting out of stock in the US online retailers. Is there another CAP grommet that would fit the PT630 the same way? (And also black colored?)
     
  25. vsbabolat

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    You can use Graphene XT Prestige MP grommets.
     
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  26. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Not sure if this was brought up... But Cuevas looks to be rocking a PT630 mold as well?
     
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  27. BorgCash

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    Yes, it was known long before, maybe you missed this info.
     
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  28. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I did, thanks!
     
  29. BorgCash

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    I almost forget, Wawrinka used some - PT57A maybe under pj. Or it was TGK 238.3?
     
  30. vsbabolat

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    He started out with the i.Prestige MP, then moved to the TGK223.2, and then went to TGK238
     
  31. BorgCash

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    I see. I always was wondering why he switched to Yonex (i understand big money deal), Yonex racquets are rather different from Head he used (and from others also).
    And also he looked cool with this Lacoste Adidas Head combination. For Yonex it is a very good deal, the most succesful after Navratilova/Hingis.
     
  32. sargeinaz

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    Well he did play better after switching
     
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  33. BorgCash

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    I think it's more because of his coach work than a new racquet
     
  34. sargeinaz

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    That's probably correct and I think so too, but he still did better with the new racket lol
     
  35. BorgCash

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    Because he still has his Swedish coach. It's not the racquet that wins the matches, it's a player
     
  36. sargeinaz

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    I already agreed with you.
     
  37. Anh Bigtoe

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    Put 3g at 3/9, 2g at 12 and 3g at 18cm from butt cap. Total 11g lead will make the racquet play good!
     
  38. 1010

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    Also lacking the decal "TOUR SERIES".
    Could be from a forgotten minor series. think about Pro Lite
     
  39. 1010

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    Here's another Head racket painted with PT-colors, just arranged in another way:
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    And another one:
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    And a third one
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    None of them is Pro Tour, Not even lite or XL.

    That should be enough to show the point.
    We shouldn cry wolf each time we see blue&black stick.
     
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  40. kingadam1985

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    Maybe you are right but the racquets you show us have way more different mold and string pattern. The Trisys Pro 630 does not just looks like a PT630 because of its colour.
     

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