The Cult of PT57

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
I scanned a few pages but didn't find anything regarding a question I have

@vsbabolat and other PT57 fanatics

does the YT MP d3o fall in the PT57 family? and what did you think about this frame? It hits the scales lighter than my PT57E. I have a pair of the YT MP with the d3o hologram on the throat. I was trying to find pictures online of the IG version to compare cosmetics with my YT. I keep hearing the YT IG was a great frame

What are the key elements to look for to determine if it is a PT57 besides taking off the pallet or seeing a visible PT57 marker on the throat. I'll compare my iPrestige and Bumblebee MP for similarities and look at them next to my YT MP.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
I scanned a few pages but didn't find anything regarding a question I have

@vsbabolat and other PT57 fanatics

does the YT MP d3o fall in the PT57 family? and what did you think about this frame? It hits the scales lighter than my PT57E. I have a pair of the YT MP with the d3o hologram on the throat. I was trying to find pictures online of the IG version to compare cosmetics with my YT. I keep hearing the YT IG was a great frame

What are the key elements to look for to determine if it is a PT57 besides taking off the pallet or seeing a visible PT57 marker on the throat. I'll compare my iPrestige and Bumblebee MP for similarities and look at them next to my YT MP.
The PT57E has different grooves in the throat bridge than the A. You could have a TGK238.4 which is the YT Prestige MP. Take a photo of the grooves at the throat bridge and take a photo at where the grommet channel ends.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
The PT57E has different grooves in the throat bridge than the A. You could have a TGK238.4 which is the YT Prestige MP. Take a photo of the grooves at the throat bridge and take a photo at where the grommet channel ends.
would it tell best with the throat grommets removed?
 

cdik

New User
It seems there's no top player with PTs on tour. have PT's time gone?
Do you know if nextgen uses classic racquets?
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
I’ll get pictures of the iPrestige and the bumblebee in a bit. Here is the YT for now.



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stephenclown

Professional
It seems there's no top player with PTs on tour. have PT's time gone?
Do you know if nextgen uses classic racquets?
Popyrin is using a PT57a with a 16x19 pattern. 364 swingweight and 331 grams strung - silicone in handle... what a beast of a frame, unreal mgr/i and polarisation.
 
It seems there's no top player with PTs on tour. have PT's time gone?
Do you know if nextgen uses classic racquets?
I belive Robin Haase is still using it (sadly he switched in 2018 to pt57a from pt10).

As for next gen, Hubert Hurkacz was using pt57a just before switching to Yonex. Previously he was using TGT 293.2 so pt57a is still viable option if you are good enough to force Head to give you something better than default IG.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
I belive Robin Haase is still using it (sadly he switched in 2018 to pt57a from pt10).

As for next gen, Hubert Hurkacz was using pt57a just before switching to Yonex. Previously he was using TGT 293.2 so pt57a is still viable option if you are good enough to force Head to give you something better than default IG.
After the French Open Haase switched to Radical TGT307
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
That’s not a PT57E. Take a photo of the side of the racquet where the CAP grommet ends
My PT57E is the iPrestige...which you'll also notice the cap grommet ends are different. I replaced them with what I could find after they were worn through.

Appreciate your help. I'm still trying to figure out the tell tale signs of a PT57. I read your post about the way the groove is on the throat.
 
It seems there's no top player with PTs on tour. have PT's time gone?
Do you know if nextgen uses classic racquets?
I think indeed there will be less and less players with the pt57 and the pro tours.
The "new" generation didnt grow up with them.
You can see it already on how many pro tours are on sale and just dont sell.
 

cdik

New User
I think indeed there will be less and less players with the pt57 and the pro tours.
The "new" generation didnt grow up with them.
You can see it already on how many pro tours are on sale and just dont sell.
Yes, exactly. Head speeds or Babs are frames, nextgen have grown on.
 
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