Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Pro_Tour_630, Nov 21, 2007.
He started out with the i.Prestige MP, then moved to the TGK223.2, and then went to TGK238
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.
Well he did play better after switching
I think it's more because of his coach work than a new racquet
That's probably correct and I think so too, but he still did better with the new racket lol
Because he still has his Swedish coach. It's not the racquet that wins the matches, it's a player
I already agreed with you.
Put 3g at 3/9, 2g at 12 and 3g at 18cm from butt cap. Total 11g lead will make the racquet play good!
Also lacking the decal "TOUR SERIES".
Could be from a forgotten minor series. think about Pro Lite
Here's another Head racket painted with PT-colors, just arranged in another way:
And another one:
And a third one
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.
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.
Question... is there such a thing as a TK57C racquet?
out of interest, has anyone measured the increase in SW when swapping from regular grommets to full CAPs?
I will be getting this strange "trisys pro 630" and send pictures and specs. Curious about this frame. Saw one other a few weeks ago but was too afraid of it being a scam.. now i am more curious then afraid..
So you took it from me yesterday Waiting for the specs.
I dont think so. I took it from a german speaking site for used stuff for 39 euro. but the specs will be interesting. I will also visit a racket shop for the flex rating.
But yes. i found it in an austrian site
Omg there are even 2 different versions of this china trisys pro 630. One has just "constant beam" on the right where it belongs (but no "tour series"on the left) and the other version neither of those 2. Interesting.
Do you have the specs?
Hey i got obe of the 2 rackets already but my kitchen scale is not working. Need new batteries. The one thing i can tell is that it is hwad heavy.. not equal balance but really head heavy. I guess 3-4 points.. so that means it has to be alot lighter than the real pt 630.. but it is made in austria. So 2 surprises
1) head heavy 3 points i guess
2) made in austria
I will post detailed pics along with the weight tomorrow.
Unfortunately my inageshack demo expired and i cant post any more puctures.
But it is 302 grams LIGHT with strings and overgrip. So i guess 285 g unstrung. So 40g lughter tgan the real pt630. Nonetheless since i likecequal balance or slight head heavy frames i could just put lead at the throat to make it more stiff feeling and/or lead at the handle and a heavier basegrip to make it 315-320 strung and SW of 330-350. Should play fine but not like pt630..
http://www.imagebam.com/ is a good image sharing site you should try it. What about the beam width (20 - 21 - 22)? 302g is almost the same that the Vamp Tour 630 i have with string and overgrip without a base grip. It would be interesting to know what code is in the hairpin under the pallet.
Beam is alot like the pro lite xl i have. I have a pro tour xl and will compare.
Beam is just a little thicker and rounder than prestige tour 660.
Also at the throat the trisys pro 630 is a little thinner and less boxy than the graphite tour 600. Prestige most boxy. Graphite tour 600 is more boxy at the throat but the same beam from 9-03 as trisys pro 630.
I will send pictures. I dont know if it is worth getting a 2nd trisys pro 630 for 30 euro.. what do you think..
I guess it is kind of like a pro lite tour.. how head heavy is the pro lite ?
The vamp tour should be shorter than standard lenght btw..
I just checked and the Vamp tour is 2 mm shorter than my zebra so you are right i never checked it before.
2mm is not much though. The old head women rackets were even shorter between 5mm and 1cm shorter. I think my lady pro racket is around 8-10 mm shorter but i didnt measure it.
One other thing i could find was the code on the head bumper. Tk 55A.. but i think i have seen this on radical tour, graphite tour also.
So is TK 55A not a special code?
Is it like the handle pallet codes that can fit many rackets?
Love the PJ!
Lite Tour 630
Awesome! Even though it says designed in Austria on it, it made in Austria. It has the white barcode sticker on the inside of the throat. Also the Austrian label in the grip. If you take a closeup of it I can tell you when it was made.
What closeup details would tell the story?
The numbers that are on the label. Pm the photos
Is this the same as the green Lite Tour? I've got a green one that says Made In Austria though, but the bumper and beam width seem very similar.
Yes, I think it should be the same...maybe the green one was marketed in Europe and the blue in USA.
VS certainly know it
I'm in Canada though.
I think it is not possible for a racket of 20 years ago to be in USA/Canada even if originally marketed for Europe.
Anyway mine was only an hypothesis, since I live in Europe and I've always seen for sale the green one here.
I'm sure a much expert poster than me will give you a definitive answer soon.
That's completely possible. I've never actually seen another Lite Tour in person, so it may have been a one-off thing.
I managed to pickup a great condition Head PT630 in this tiny little tennis shop in Tokyo late last year! I managed to talk them down to 8500 yen - which is about $110 aussie dollars.
It was like walking into a little tennis wonderland - they had all these classic racquets for sale at great prices. I could only choose one though and ended up with the PT630!
The used Japanese market is a wonderful thing, isn't it?
Awesome find. Where was this?
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It was a little tennis shop near Shibuya station, about 5 minutes walk in the quieter side of the station.
It was a great find, only noticed it because we were staying nearby!
PM me the details please as I will be there in April/May, and will bring an empty tennis bag with me
I recently tried PT630 from friend of mine and I was simply thrilled how it felt and played so I bought myself one.
Best racquet I played with by far.
I also replaced old base grip with Prince ResiPro and now it is in perfect shape
Here is the beauty:
However, there was annoying rattling noise inside racquet frame, so I took off the butt cap and removed stuff from inside. I am not sure what this is. Do you have any idea perhaps?
That is drill flash, pieces of graphite left over from drilling grommet holes. Completely normal and quite common. They can come loose when hitting and begin rattling.
anyone seen a code written like this before?
They just arrived so I just took some random pictures.
I know it is a different thread but as I just wanted to drop some photos without taking notes, I thought it would be funny to revive another 630 thread.
so for those of you who do not follow the Cult of pt57, these are both personal stock custom handle pt630 I. Prestige pj from Gustavo Kuerten.
Is that lead below the cap grommets? If so, how long is the lead strip?
I haven't removed the cap to see as the lead tape seems to be loose without glue, so I'm afraid it will fall before I test it with Guga's specs. It feels so freaking heavy even for shadowing without strings!!! It has a extraterrestrial SW!!
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I finally found a Lite Tour 630, made in Austria. It's not in a great condition, but I always wanted to see if it the lite version would play as nicely as the Pro Tour. It does, even with ancient nylon strings Plus I really like the fact I can customize it up, to where I like it, rather then deal with too beasty (for my taste) Pro Tour.
So far, I only added total of 10g on the butt and yoke, an overgrip and a rubber band. Might be just fine like that...
What grommets fit on Tours, again? IG Prestige and Radical?
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I played some very light relies with my kid, wall and serves. It performs very nicely. Surprisingly, when I measured everything, it came to 308g, 34.7cm balance (slightly HH) and 329 SW! The length is few mm below standard 68.6cm.
Now, that SW is not what I was hoping for... With poly or gut/poly and head guard that's not all chewed up and thin, it would easily jump into 335-ish. Practically, the thing is a Pro Tour with no weight in the handle...
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