As far as I know, it was the first mid cycle of Youtek edition...IG should be China made yet.
I have 3 PT57A in Graphene paint job and they play beautifully. Just like the Austrian ones. It’s a shame HEAD refuses to sell anything that is close to these.
Seems to be a lot of cork sniffers out there that think a classic frame has to be made in Austria or something to be any good. Yet all of the contemporary offerings are pacific rim made and nobody bats an eye. All I know is that I had the Austrian Prestige Classic 600 and got rid of it because it didn't play as well as my 280s. Twenty years later I still haven't found anything I liked better. Easy on the arm, no variance from frame to frame, and still going strong after all these years. This is the frame that took my game to another level and twenty years later is still winning matches for me. What's not to like?does the chinese 280 count or is it lower quality?
Maybe my favorite TW post of all timeSharing is caring...
Look into my eyes @asifallasleep and listen to the sound of my voice.... you are feeling increasingly relaxed and happy as you're walking towards your hidden stash of racquets... As you take them out of your tennis bag you feel a burst of joy... you smile and feel the love, adoration, and gratitude of the people who will be receiving these racquets... you are being carried on their shoulders and thrown into the air... you are ecstatic and as you land on your feet and turn around you see me waiting for my 5-6 racquets from your stash... as you hand them over you feel like a huge burden has been lifted... you no longer have to carry that weight... you are free...
No ulterior motive here... ... just saying...
If the racquet is not damaged in any way, you're prepared to get all the extra bits (unless you have them already), and are happy with the cost once all items are put together, then definitelyIs it worth buying a PT 630 for about 70 dollars? It hasn't got bumper and grip and the butcap is a bit twisted.
Other than that, it looks fine on pictures.
I found 4 that are very close in weight/balance/SW and had them extended 0.25” and matched with custom Wilson pallets. 343 grams/31 cm/350 SW. Cyclone 18 @ 44#. They feel great and the serve is killer with them!A 23 year old racquet. Shows the nonsense of the marketing.
I have only tried Wilson Synthetic Gut Power, and hybrid Natural Gut/ALU Power Rough on my 57A's. I've strung my 57A's up about 6 times now. The only time it had a pleasant sound and great ball pocketing was the first time I strung it up, and that was with the Wilson Synthetic Gut. I'm not so sure it's my type of string. Since that first time, I can't seem to replicate it. Maybe I'm bad at stringing, or tape placement makes all the difference? I've even tried putting in new grommets with no avail.Are you using the same string in the 57A as the Candycane? String type makes a huge difference in the sound it makes. I use gut mains and poly crosses in my Candycane and when I hit the ball 'just right' it sounds like a cannon
It's a technifibre leather grip that I've found on a second hand racquet. "Tacky" is a confusing word for me. WordReference gave me some translations : If you meant "sticky", it's not. If you meant "in bad condition", it's not. If you meant "old school", well yes, it looks like an old dunlop leather grip. But surprisingly it's the thinnest grip i've ever seen. Weights 22g. In comparison, I've weighted a head leather grip at 27g.Which leather grip? Is it tacky for good grip? Looks great
It’s the same mold as the aerogel 4D 300 Tour.@vsbabolat
I have a mystery racquet for you. I think she may fit in the club. What do you say?
As Pioline used to play with a twin tube 630, I suspect his fake muscle 200 to be a pt57.
The only spec I've measured is static weight 379g
the SW feels very high. Lots of lead under the bumper guard.
This is his personal racquet from Davis Cup 2002