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

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  1. DJ-

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    Numbers might be series / batch. A, B layup? twintube e.t.c ? i'm sure the headmaster will chime soon ;-)
     
  2. vsbabolat

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    Yes, because the PT630 is more popular
     
  3. vsbabolat

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    I believe it has to do with the individual mold that was used to manufacture the racquet.
     
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  4. Classic-TXP-IG MID

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    OK... thanks @vsbabolat
     
  5. Paulo Braz

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    Well folks the head could launch the head pro tour 280 again and do that neither Wilson did with their old models. Let's press her to throw this racket.

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  6. rossignol

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    1,2,3 preeeeeesssssss
     
  7. obana48

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    I've got one shadow font pt630 (it had CAP grommets) and one older startrek pt630 (it had non CAP grommets). Both MIA.

    I put new non CAP grommets with same weight on both and replaced grips with 2 overgrips. But I found they play differently. I measured weight, balance and swingweight. What I found surprised me. Shadow fonts version has some silicon in handle and is more HeadLight. Both sticks have same weight. And despite this shadow font stick has significantly more SW329 and startrek version only SW312.

    I didn't try to remove silicone from shadow font version but I think this shouldn't change SW a lot since this stick presumably has more weight at the tip of the head.

    Full final specs in 2 columns:

    shadow / startrek
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    weight: 340g / 339g
    balance: 31.5cm / 32.2cm
    SW : 329 / 312

    What is it? Manufacturer tolerance fault or these two kinds of hairpins have inherent different specs?
     
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  8. zalive

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    MIA racquets had specs all over the place, just like the others.
     
  9. Outliar

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    Ironic that.
     
  10. zalive

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    Well truth still has to be said, pleasant or unpleasant :) it doesn't mean MIA racquets were not high quality, it just means they as well had manufacturing specs variance.
    I've got two Ti.Radical MPs and their specs are significantly apart as well (I can't tell exactly how much, I should check; all I remember is that difference was significant, closer to 10 grams or so?).
    Fischer Vacuum racquets were the best when it comes to tight specs tolerance, if I'm not mistaken?
     
  11. obana48

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    The truth is unpleasant, although they both play great. So for me one of them is unusable since I don't like heavy static weight and low SW :(
     
  12. vsbabolat

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    Think about it. The Star Trek font came with traditional grommets (without CAP grommets) and shadow font came with CAP system grommets. Of course the specs will be different when you remove the CAP Gronnets from the shadow font
     
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  13. PT630Wannabe

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    Exactly. That's why the Radical Tour 630 becomes a sledgehammer when CAPPed.
     
  14. bkfinch

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    Suddenly happy I made sure to buy only the ones with the same font that I already had...


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  15. obana48

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    I didn't measure SWs before modifications, but the difference was more pronounced (I did an extended playtest). The shadow font version still has heavier SW even after I removed CAP grommets. We could expect opposite.

    Is it possible I've got a PT57A under shadow font PJ with, for example, modified hoop? Are there any PT57A painted as PT630? This stick with shadow font has silicon in handle and had #4 pallets glued without using regular manufacturer tape.

    Next stringing session I'm going to remove grommets again and check holes in hoop. May be the stick has silicon in hoop too.
     
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  16. bkfinch

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    Apart from stringing looser-

    Any strings in particular- poly or nylon based/multi- which really open up the power potential of the 630?

    Maybe the kevlar got to my head a bit lol - I would love to match the power to a pure strike I've been playing with with mid/high tension poly. The ball very easily jumps to the back court with heavy spin. The feel is atrocious though and at best symbolic, the quality of shots feel good for the ego but not the arm...

    I haven't used a multi in like 10+ years, could be worth it in upper 50s low 60s?


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  17. vsbabolat

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    Natural Gut is amazing at 55lbs
     
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  18. bkfinch

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    Which gauge? I saw in another thread you are using 16?

    I have pondered 15g for durability...

    I have used natural gut only a handful of times and actually only on some PS85s like 10 years ago. Amazing stuff but broke super fast.




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  19. PT630Wannabe

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    If this Rad Tour 630 makes it over on the plane with me without breaking a string, you can try it. It's got Babolat gut in the mains.
     
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  20. vsbabolat

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    16g
     

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