PT57E: Iprestige mold?? (Italian guy)

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  1. Jonas

    Jonas Semi-Pro

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    Picked up one of these on e-bay last week and was looking at the mold.....it looks similar to the Iprestige and not really like the 630.
    Frame is incredibly sweet.
    What's the Italian guy's name who plays the pt57e? I believe he's been injured for a couple years now, but he was climbing up the ranking back in early 2008.....

    Are these indeed out of the I-prestige mold, for those of you in the know?


    thanks,
     
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  2. jimbo333

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    Yes the PT57E is the same as the i prestige MP (630) mold!
     
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  3. gino

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    Maybe Volandri? The dude who beat Federer in Rome in 2007
     
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  4. dr325i

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    In 2007/8 Volandri played with the TGK238.1. I had two of his sticks...
    Yes, the pt57E is a very rare and sweet stick. It is the iPrestige MP mold.
     
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  5. vsbabolat

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    What cosmetic does the racquet have?
     
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  6. OliverSimon

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    It could be Simone Bolelli.
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Bogie

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    its probably between volandri, bolelli, and paolo lorenzi. theyre the only top ranked italians who are using prestiges who could be using derivatives of the prestige line.....
     
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  8. powerdevour

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    yea definitely
     
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  9. JoK3R

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    Volandri uses the PT57E, Bracciali PT57A and Bolelli TGK238.4 :wink:
     
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  10. Eiffel59

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    Confirmed...Bolelli is a former PT57E/i.Prestige user ;)
     
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  11. Matt H.

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    so the i.prestige is the same as the pt57e?

    crazy to think that a $120 retail racquet is now hyped up and in the $350+ status.
     
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  12. AlpineCadet

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    I have two i.Prestige MP frames that I really love, but the YT Prestige is growing on me.
     
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  13. JoK3R

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    the pt57e is a pro stock, the i.prestige is for consumer, different rackets and value
     
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  14. dr325i

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    same MOLD, everything else different...
    The 57E is definitely worth the money. Where can you find me a new iPrestige for $120?
     
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  15. mctennis

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    I agree. Especially when you mentioned the "status" part. How many of these racquets are going to start showing up on TW sell/trade area? Also how many are going to be fakes? Will they actually make you play any better? I doubt it will for the majority of people here.
     
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  16. kiteboard

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    Saw Volandri playing with the pt57.
     
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  17. RacquetCraft

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    Always happy to discuss the PT57E. This frame is a personal favorite. Anyone who has an interest in this racquet and wishes to know more about these special frames can always contact me.

    cheers,

    Racquetcraft
     
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  18. SleepyCoffee

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    RacquetCraft,

    Do you know the history of the PT57E? I've seen pictures of the PT57E on a LiquidMetal Paintjob. Did it exist before that? Were there PT57E's in Intelligence paintjobs or anything earlier?

    What is it about the PT57E that you like?

    I keep hearing that the PT57E is a bit stiffer. Did you ever have any issues with tennis elbow with the PT57E?

    What are your favorite string combinations for the PT57E?

    Sorry for the all the questions? I've seen some PT57E's for sale lately and its starting to interest me.

    Thanks!
     
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