Head PT57A Racquet Review

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Used PT57A is $500-$600. I buy new, $2,000? That around 10 X more then a retail racquet! I would not personal play with it unless I was playing at some GS tournament!
The video claim is €400-500 used. € to $ conversion ratio is 1.12; that equals $448-560.

There’s no new price to consumers because they are not available to the public. If Head decides to do a 25th anniversary release, the price will be lower than authentic used versions of pro stock. Wilson PSC6.1 25th anniversary went for mid-$100s. It won’t play the same though...Head used to manufacture in Austria and quality control was excellent.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
The video claim is €400-500 used. € to $ conversion ratio is 1.12; that equals $448-560.

There’s no new price to consumers because they are not available to the public. If Head decides to do a 25th anniversary release, the price will be lower than authentic used versions of pro stock. Wilson PSC6.1 25th anniversary went for mid-$100s. It won’t play the same though...Head used to manufacture in Austria and quality control was excellent.
Technically the PT57A came out in 1993 with Radical Trisys 260 MP. The Pro Tour 630 came out in 1993.
 

ChrisG

Rookie
I think he’s a real enthusiast whose primary goal is to share his passion for the game. We ask too much from him, his job is to vulgarize in a few paragraphs what take hundreds of page in this forum to read.
He’s a good hub for some more serious and precise info
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Do you have any more info about those laups - like stiffness?Are they all the same weight as hairpins?

I asked that before - not sure I got any feedback - was Radical Tour the same mold as Pro Tour?
The overall weight has been the same. I have found 2 to be the softest.
Radical Tour is the same mold as Pro Tour
 

PistolPete23

Semi-Pro
No one cares. He gets all of his info off of this forum.
Assuming you're correct (and I'd love to know what his username is), is there a problem with getting his info from this forum? I've learned a whole lot myself in the brief period I've been on this forum, and I'd surmise a guess that more than 90% of the active forum members were not already experts in racquet lore before joining TTW. Where do you get your info from? ;)
 

MRfStop

Hall of Fame
Assuming you're correct (and I'd love to know what his username is), is there a problem with getting his info from this forum? I've learned a whole lot myself in the brief period I've been on this forum, and I'd surmise a guess that more than 90% of the active forum members were not already experts in racquet lore before joining TTW. Where do you get your info from? ;)
Yes, there is a problem pulling info from a forum to use as your source (without citation) to try to make people think you know something on your own blog/vlog. There are several posters who post insider information freely who have been in the industry longer than tennisnerd. Who string for pros etc.
 
So we have a guy posting info on a forum about there is a guy who gets his info from this forum and there is a problem with getting your info from this forum, but besides, there are several posters who post insider information freely who have been in the industry longer than tennisnerd. Who string for pros etc. Okay...
 

PistolPete23

Semi-Pro
Yes, there is a problem pulling info from a forum to use as your source (without citation) to try to make people think you know something on your own blog/vlog. There are several posters who post insider information freely who have been in the industry longer than tennisnerd. Who string for pros etc.
I get where you're coming from, but blogs and vlogs are not academic publications. There are countless channels on YouTube and platforms like Reddit with people disseminating "insider" knowledge on various topics without citing source; it's the nature of the era we live in now. If the industry insiders on TTW did not want their knowledge to be shared with others without being properly cited, they wouldn't be posting on TTW in the first place. As was mentioned by a previously poster, I personally enjoy Tennisnerd's videos because they quickly summarize valuable information that I would have to spend time digging out from historical posts on the TTW forum.
 

michael valek

Professional
Tennis nerd is a great and enthusiastic ordinary guy doing something he loves - for nothing. I’ve met him and played with him. if some think there are inaccuracies they can feel free to spend the same amount of time making videos and reviews. It’s useful in a general way, he doesn’t claim to be the authority on tennis gear, just a gear head who loves tennis.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Tennis nerd is a great and enthusiastic ordinary guy doing something he loves - for nothing. I’ve met him and played with him. if some think there are inaccuracies they can feel free to spend the same amount of time making videos and reviews. It’s useful in a general way, he doesn’t claim to be the authority on tennis gear, just a gear head who loves tennis.
No, he’s trying to monetize this. You can join and be a patron
 

Keizer

Professional
He's got a Patreon where you can become a subscriber. It probably is nigh impossible to prove that he nicks information off here; he probably collates information from across the internet into the posts that are behind a paywall. It is what it is. You don't have written agreements on here about plagiarism/commercialization of information found on here, so you can't really do much about it.
 

MRfStop

Hall of Fame
I get where you're coming from, but blogs and vlogs are not academic publications. There are countless channels on YouTube and platforms like Reddit with people disseminating "insider" knowledge on various topics without citing source; it's the nature of the era we live in now. If the industry insiders on TTW did not want their knowledge to be shared with others without being properly cited, they wouldn't be posting on TTW in the first place. As was mentioned by a previously poster, I personally enjoy Tennisnerd's videos because they quickly summarize valuable information that I would have to spend time digging out from historical posts on the TTW forum.
“I’ve had several PT57As in different shapes and sizes” I don’t think that’s valuable information
 

PistolPete23

Semi-Pro
“I’ve had several PT57As in different shapes and sizes” I don’t think that’s valuable information
Well, I was a newbie and didn’t even know what PT57a referred to before finding his channel. Besides talking about the racquets, he also plays with them and gives his honest opinion in the form of an extensive performance review. The fact is, next to TW, there aren’t many people doing racquet reviews on YT. I can tell he’s an enthusiast and responds well to queries on his blog. Videography is a time-consuming and expensive hobby. Given how “popular” tennis is and the number of subscribers he has, I don’t think the guy is making a fortune from his social media accounts. Probably just enough to keep his hobby alive and his channel running. Nothing wrong with that ...
 

Return_Ace

Professional
ITT/Forum:
People complaining that Head are trying to pull the wool over people's eyes by constantly issuing Pro Stocks and "tricking the masses" into buying their very different retail sticks.

Also ITT/Forum:
People complaining that someone is digesting content posted here and elsewhere into a consolidated blog, that would help to educate said masses on the above.

I understand the frustration from using photos etc. without citation, but at the end of the day it boils down to; those that have issues with Tennisnerd are the ones who have least use for him, as they're either willing to trawl through the posts here, already know what they need to, or know what to look for. For the rest, it's just a more convenient gateway into something that people may not know about.
 

polksio

Rookie
There is already a thread in the Racquet section.
PT57A mold, PT630-like PJ, PT57.5 layup (stiffer than the original PT57A); 18x20
The most iconic racket is back
Will be called Pro Tour 2.0
i doubt it, it's gonna have some 15 twistweight screencap this
 
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