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

Classic-TXP-IG MID

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as the OP of this thread and the founder of the Pro Tour 630 frame I decided to come out of self imposed hibernation, after the Head Pro Tour 630 was introduced in the 90's my playing years on the tour, more than 25 years later Wilson Introduced a BLUE head pro tour 630 called the ultra tour, coincidence ?!?! just to show you that this frame has lived the test of time, long gone are the PS 6.0 85 and the prestige mids, the pro tour 630 still lives after more than 30 years later companies are still trying to make it better to no avail. I have since moved on to a better secrete weapon which is far superior to the PT630 suited for the modern game.
Does it have wings...?
 
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Op has found the tc97 18x20, it's an Angell, so yeah it's got wings ;-)
What would happen if OP decided to have Red Bull before a match... Double Wings...?

Maybe @Racketdesign needs to consider a sponsorship tie-up... a delicious source of funding...a Limited Edition Angell Racquet in Red Bull Colours... After all, he's already got the British Flag on there...
 
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What would happen if OP decided to have Red Bull before a match... Double Wings...?

Maybe @Racketdesign needs to consider a sponsorship tie-up... a delicious source of funding...a Limited Edition Angell Racquet in Red Bull Colours... After all, he's already got the British Flag on there...
Huh red bull angell.... nice! Maybe some Country themed colors also.. here is my Serbian, Russian version ;-)
 

SamBruin7

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as the OP of this thread and the founder of the Pro Tour 630 frame I decided to come out of self imposed hibernation, after the Head Pro Tour 630 was introduced in the 90's my playing years on the tour, more than 25 years later Wilson Introduced a BLUE head pro tour 630 called the ultra tour, coincidence ?!?! just to show you that this frame has lived the test of time, long gone are the PS 6.0 85 and the prestige mids, the pro tour 630 still lives after more than 30 years later companies are still trying to make it better to no avail. I have since moved on to a better secrete weapon which is far superior to the PT630 suited for the modern game.
It's sad how Wilson basically stole Head's designs and banked on it while Head ruined their original designs with crappy Graphene and other junk materials. Head should just get rid of all their junk and reissue the Pro Tour 280 and Prestige Classic.
 

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It's sad how Wilson basically stole Head's designs and banked on it while Head ruined their original designs with crappy Graphene and other junk materials. Head should just get rid of all their junk and reissue the Pro Tour 280 and Prestige Classic.
Serves them right for sitting on their arses and twiddling their thumbs...

Prince has now come out with a racquet that has Textreme and Twaron in it... and by the reaction of the tester it seems good... certainly sounded awesome off the string bed... it's a 100sq in... hoping they expand it to the 95's and other models in the range... So Head has no excuse why they can't bring out the exact PT630 with Twaron...

Should the Wilson racquet sell really well, it would be a cool response from Head if they released the PT630 with Twaron and the same specs and RA etc... even if they called it a different name... like the Radical Tour 630 Andy Murray (16x19)... Blow everyone's mind... BUT THEY WON'T... cause they are m-----ly r-----ed.
 

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Huh red bull angell.... nice! Maybe some Country themed colors also.. here is my Serbian, Russian version ;-)
Looking nice :D
In fact I've done a grommet mix myself on a TC100, putting the red grommet at the tip side, however all other is black...unfortunately Paul doesn't support that needed grommet colour for the Croat combo :D
 
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Looking nice :D
In fact I've done a grommet mix myself on a TC100, putting the red grommet at the tip side, however all other is black...unfortunately Paul doesn't support that needed grommet colour for the Croat combo :D
Lol yeah all countries would be nice as an option, you could go red bumper side clear and white grip (the clear is milky white-ish) or red top, clear sides, blue grip..
Or you could go the Severina, 'Gola', grommetless ;-)

Red and black would look nice! i also wan't to try green and black next
 

tandayu

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as the OP of this thread and the founder of the Pro Tour 630 frame I decided to come out of self imposed hibernation, after the Head Pro Tour 630 was introduced in the 90's my playing years on the tour, more than 25 years later Wilson Introduced a BLUE head pro tour 630 called the ultra tour, coincidence ?!?! just to show you that this frame has lived the test of time, long gone are the PS 6.0 85 and the prestige mids, the pro tour 630 still lives after more than 30 years later companies are still trying to make it better to no avail. I have since moved on to a better secrete weapon which is far superior to the PT630 suited for the modern game.
Hi Michael

I thought you already forgot about these blue frames. Good to see your post after longtime absent.
 

Outliar

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Does anyone actually still play with the Head PT 630 as your main racquet today?

I have not played with the PT 630, but many on this forum have and most have nothing bad to say about the racquet and still talks about the amazing feel of this racquet even today. Besides Andy Murray who plays with a custom PT 630 16x19, why do we not see more players today play with the PT 630? Is the PT 630 obsolete now that stiffer, more powerful frames such as the Pure Drives and Aeros just make you play better and win more matches despite this "feel" advantage the PT 630 has?
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

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Does anyone actually still play with the Head PT 630 as your main racquet today?

I have not played with the PT 630, but many on this forum have and most have nothing bad to say about the racquet and still talks about the amazing feel of this racquet even today. Besides Andy Murray who plays with a custom PT 630 16x19, why do we not see more players today play with the PT 630? Is the PT 630 obsolete now that stiffer, more powerful frames such as the Pure Drives and Aeros just make you play better and win more matches despite this "feel" advantage the PT 630 has?
Many pros that are using the Head "Prestige" racquets are actually using the PT57A... which is the pro version of the PT630...
 
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kingadam1985

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There are some other pros who still use it: Gilles Simon, Paolo Lorenzi, Tommy Haas etc.
Most of the younger player don't know anything about the PT57A and HEAD don't want to make it available to every sponsored player.

 

1990's Graphite

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Come on Head tennis, save yourself and your rep on these boards, do what Wilson did and release a classic, any would do.. 600, 630, A.A, e.t.c :)
 

Kirito

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I have just realized this thread is almost 10 years old now with over 500,00 views and over 2,200 posts. There is little to no interest in this racquet :rolleyes:
I have never hit with or even seen a PT 630 irl. I am intrigued though as I love classic feeling frames. Is the Angell TC97 18x20 worth a try? I hear it is very very similar.
 

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I think it would be, slightly more forgiving, more pop, and it's like having a new pt630. I have both in my bag and they are both fantastic, my Tc97 gets more action that my pt's
Finally had a hit on Friday (for an hour) and today for an hour. Took a series of racquets out for a test drive... amongst them the PT630 and the Lite Tour 630. Both very nice... on Friday the PT630 was wonderful and our first date was very nice... I could see she was making me work for it... but it went smoothly none the less... Today, I took her out last after a procession of fine specimens... I was tired, my arms and legs were heavy from all the dancing and romancing of some of the more junior upstarts and contenders for the throne... and BOY did she let me know that I wasn't up to scratch... My PT630... kicked my arse!!!

The Lite Tour 630, due to its slightly more heavy head (I modified it but not quite enough so it's HL but just not as HL as the PT630... yet), was different. More easy power but still very smooth and precise...

So, I'm glad to hear your comment @DJ- as I haven't yet had a chance to string my TC97 18x20 and give it a spin... it sounds like a combination of the two head racquets mentioned earlier...
 
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Finally had a hit on Friday (for an hour) and today for an hour. Took a series of racquets out for a test drive... amongst them the PT630 and the Lite Tour 630. Both very nice... on Friday the PT630 was wonderful and our first date was very nice... I could see she was making me work for it... but it went smoothly none the less... Today, I took her out last after a procession of fine specimens... I was tired, my arms and legs were heavy from all the dancing and romancing of some of the more junior upstarts and contenders for the throne... and BOY did she let me know that I wasn't up to scratch... My PT630... kicked my arse!!!

The Lite Tour 630, due to its slightly more heavy head (I modified it but not quite enough so it's HL but just not as HL as the PT630... yet), was different. More easy power but still very smooth and precise...

So, I'm glad to hear your comment @DJ- as I haven't yet had a chance to string my TC97 18x20 and give it a spin... it sounds like a combination of the two head racquets mentioned earlier...
Hahah ! great write up, the pt630 full capped is hard work for sure, you need to be %100... I have non capped pro tours these days, just easier to play with and a difference of about 10sw points if I recall correctly. I haven't used the lite tour that much, but sounds like a little tailweighting is required ;-) The tc97 will impress, looking forward to your thoughts. Take your time, let that shoulder heal and start kicking the pt630's ass! :)
 

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Hahah ! great write up, the pt630 full capped is hard work for sure, you need to be %100... I have non capped pro tours these days, just easier to play with and a difference of about 10sw points if I recall correctly. I haven't used the lite tour that much, but sounds like a little tailweighting is required ;-) The tc97 will impress, looking forward to your thoughts. Take your time, let that shoulder heal and start kicking the pt630's ass! :)
Thanks @DJ-... I'm trying... so far an hour at a time against a relentless ball machine is what I'm able to do... still very happy with that... haven't tried to serve but my physio wants me to try a few on Tuesday... we'll see how we go... slow and steady wins the race...
 
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Outliar

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Has anyone customized their Head PT 630/280 to include Wilson Shock Shield as their replacement grip?
Getting one without a replacement grip hence looking at the replacement grip options available on TW
 

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Has anyone customized their Head PT 630/280 to include Wilson Shock Shield as their replacement grip?
Getting one without a replacement grip hence looking at the replacement grip options available on TW
You would have some grip setup there. The Pro Tours have Sorbothane inside the handle and with Wilson Shock Shield outside the handle. The feel might be Novocain like.
 

Outliar

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You would have some grip setup there. The Pro Tours have Sorbothane inside the handle and with Wilson Shock Shield outside the handle. The feel might be Novocain like.
Correct me if Im wrong but isnt it the case that only the PT280 had Sorbothane inside the handle but the PT 630's did not?
 

GuilhermeG

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I removed the cap grommets I had installed on both my PT 280's and switched for MG rad MP grommets. I was able to remove 12g by doing that, bringing them to a manageable 353-354g ready to play w/ leather and 1 og.

I wasn't able to tie-off on the correct grommet, though. The holes are different on those grommets. Is that normal?

Enviado de meu Moto G (5) Plus usando Tapatalk
 

bkfinch

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I have discovered the org*sm that is low tension kevlar hybrids in the PT630. The sound is unbelievable and the control and big power are there. Some juniors were playing next to me, also hitting pretty hard, but no comparison to the sound. The lower tension also gives a lower pitch sound and it's definitely more menacing :D

I don't know but I feel like it also sort of compensates what I'm sure by now for me is a fairly low RA caused by years of use and restringing. My arm is loving it, so are my shots...
 

PT630Wannabe

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I have discovered the org*sm that is low tension kevlar hybrids in the PT630. The sound is unbelievable and the control and big power are there. Some juniors were playing next to me, also hitting pretty hard, but no comparison to the sound. The lower tension also gives a lower pitch sound and it's definitely more menacing :D

I don't know but I feel like it also sort of compensates what I'm sure by now for me is a fairly low RA caused by years of use and restringing. My arm is loving it, so are my shots...
Kevlar/Syn Gut or Syn gut/Kevlar?
 

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Kevlar/Syn Gut or Syn gut/Kevlar?
I had Kevlar/Syn gut in a different players racquet (don't want to go off topic reg other racquet models) and I was astounded by the amount of spin, power, and comfort. The hybrid came with the racquet when I bought it and the Kevlar was pretty loose and probably old and in need of replacing - judging from the amount of string movement.

I will definitely be trying this hybrid, as well as the Kevlar/ZX combo, again in different racquets... I believe the string also lasts much longer before it needs to be replaced.
 

bkfinch

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Kevlar/Syn Gut or Syn gut/Kevlar?
One has Kevlar/Zyex, the other has Kevlar/4G but lower tension. Kevlar always in mains and strung tighter than crosses.

The latter hybrid is hallucinating because it is strung so low but still has a lot of control in relation to the power it offers. I might increase tension by 2-3 pounds on that next time but I'm really happy with it. The ZX one I like a bit less but I'm going to play with the tension next time. Kevlar has a different 'touch' though than other strings and I noticed that touch shots need adjustment. The more barbaric the swing actually the better the result seemed to be. If I don't dial in the next few sets of ZX I think I will just keep using 4G in the crosses. Did I mention I have durability issues?
 

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One has Kevlar/Zyex, the other has Kevlar/4G but lower tension. Kevlar always in mains and strung tighter than crosses.

The latter hybrid is hallucinating because it is strung so low but still has a lot of control in relation to the power it offers. I might increase tension by 2-3 pounds on that next time but I'm really happy with it. The ZX one I like a bit less but I'm going to play with the tension next time. Kevlar has a different 'touch' though than other strings and I noticed that touch shots need adjustment. The more barbaric the swing actually the better the result seemed to be. If I don't dial in the next few sets of ZX I think I will just keep using 4G in the crosses. Did I mention I have durability issues?
I would reverse the tension on the mains and crosses... kevlar looser and syn gut or ZX tighter.... at least I think that's what it says on the packet...
 
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