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dr325i
08-23-2011, 03:55 AM
I was lucky to come across this great find, and amazing racket -- the T-Fight 325. No specs inside, just the following code: 325-PU-26(16*19).

Lately, I have been playing with the old, classic Major Bullit Pro Lite. A biggest surprise of my "racket experimenting career". Did not expect much from it when I got it, however, immediately after picking it up, it felt like a perfectly balanced racket, and it showed the same on the court. The Pro Lite is stiff, low vibration, pervect feel and balance racket. I'd say that the Flex is in upper 60's, it weights at 335g, silicone in the handle, lead at 3 and 9 ,32 cm balance. it has the TK82S pallets that fit perfectly on the mold. It is a 16x19. So, I struggled to find something similar to this frame... The mold is VERY similar to the PT630 from Head.

Finally, the above mentioned 325-PU-26(16*19).
It came heavier at about 350g unstrung, however, when I took the bumper off and the pallets, I found a lot of very OLD lead taped to it. It took me a few hours to peel it off, and now, the frame is 340g strung with OG. It is the closest thing to the PT57A that I have -- feeling, power, control-wise, just in the 16x19 form. It is very soft, probably mid 50's. Excellent control. Lower power than the Major Bullit above, but an amazing feel. The control is something impressive and although, underpowered as compared to my Bullit (identical mold), it is so easy to hit a deep, controlled ball that stays in within 50 cm of the base line.

My serve (my biggest weapon) is definitely suffering due to the lower power, however, I am hoping to adjust over time.

So, if anyone has any info on the 325-PU-26(16*19) mold, let me know....

dgoran
08-23-2011, 05:42 AM
Hey I thought u don't like open pattern.
So what are some of the visual differences in mold between pt57a and that one.

ae1222
08-23-2011, 07:09 AM
That is a nice find! I had one of Verdasco's custom major frames with the kabuki PJ, it was nice and a 16X19 but it felt stiffer than the one you are describing. If I could find one like what you are talking about I would probably switch to it. You going to post any pics of this nice find?

dr325i
08-23-2011, 07:36 AM
That is a nice find! I had one of Verdasco's custom major frames with the kabuki PJ, it was nice and a 16X19 but it felt stiffer than the one you are describing. If I could find one like what you are talking about I would probably switch to it. You going to post any pics of this nice find?

Oh, yeah, the pics are coming...tonight

dr325i
08-23-2011, 07:38 AM
Hey I thought u don't like open pattern.
So what are some of the visual differences in mold between pt57a and that one.

Good memory, for an old guy ;)
Ever since I used the TGK260.2, I got attached to the 16x19.
Then, the Major Bullit Pro Lite, the dream, really love it.
Then this soft beauty.

I have the PT57A in YT Prestige PJ and will post the pictures in parallel -- VERY similar mold, pretty much identical feel.

dr325i
08-23-2011, 11:57 AM
Major Bullit Pro Lite; PT57A; Tecnifibre 325-PU-26(16*19)
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/3340/majorpt57atf325.jpg

PT57A and TF325
http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/9376/pt57atf325throats.jpg

PT57A and TF325
http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/1521/pt57atf325sides.jpg

PT57A and TF325 overlay
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8697/pt57atf325overlay.jpg

ae1222
08-23-2011, 07:38 PM
Nicely done! Where did you find the major frames? Hard to track down these days. I have also heard that old version of the 325 was flexy and similar to the PT57A. I have been trying to find one just to hit with...

Mig1NC
08-24-2011, 02:31 AM
What is the relationship of the PT57A to the original T-Fight/Major Bullit Elite?

ae1222
08-24-2011, 05:59 AM
To my knowledge nothing. I had both the PT57A and the Bullit Elite and they didn't feel anything similar. But I have read on the boards the original TFight 325 played similar, but I haven't ever hit with it to confirm that.

Mig1NC
08-25-2011, 02:55 AM
That's what I thought... Was just wondering.

dgoran
08-25-2011, 05:12 AM
To my knowledge nothing. I had both the PT57A and the Bullit Elite and they didn't feel anything similar. But I have read on the boards the original TFight 325 played similar, but I haven't ever hit with it to confirm that.

I tried original TFight a while back and I thought it was stiffer and somehow more RAW (metal) feeling. Like a metal bar with no dampening. (I like more muted ala pt630 feel)

Mig1NC
08-25-2011, 08:13 AM
Yeah. That was my experiance as well. I had an original T-Fight 320 XL 18x20. I loved how I could serve bombs with that thing, but that is the only racquet that has ever hurt my arm. That Texalium stuff, or whatever it was called, was indeeed like hitting with raw metal.

dr325i
08-25-2011, 10:56 AM
Yeah. That was my experiance as well. I had an original T-Fight 320 XL 18x20. I loved how I could serve bombs with that thing, but that is the only racquet that has ever hurt my arm. That Texalium stuff, or whatever it was called, was indeeed like hitting with raw metal.

not sure if we're talking about the same thing.
THis racket is in the LOW 50's flex, the flexiest graphite I have used. If this hurts anyone's arm, you should swith to Golf...

Mig1NC
08-25-2011, 11:55 AM
No, you are correct. They are different. The regular commercial ones were hard on the arms. The one you got is different.