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

Rookie
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

Rookie
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.
 

BigLigma

New User
I play with the Bumblebees myself and I think its even better than the PT630, I prefer the the crispness and how solid it is at contact without being too stiff, some real good sticks.

Wondering how the Zebra and Candycanes would compare?
are the zebra/candy cane codes pt57b, pt57a or something different?
 

edelp

Rookie
My Zebras had a TK57A-6 stamp, as did my Bumblebee (TK57A-5) and my PT630 as well (can't remember the exact stamp)... so go figure. Didn't check my Candycane.
Wow, am not surprised about the bumblebees, but that the Zebra also had the A... I did not check mine when I had one. Interesting.
 

BigLigma

New User
Wow, am not surprised about the bumblebees, but that the Zebra also had the A... I did not check mine when I had one. Interesting.
im confused to why the zebra comes in tk57b and a in the same time, is it not the same racket? im assuming maybe the initial release of zebras were A or something?
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
im confused to why the zebra comes in tk57b and a in the same time, is it not the same racket? im assuming maybe the initial release of zebras were A or something?
I'm not really sure... but I think @vsbabolat explained it once... it was just too long ago for me to remember. I now just go on which racquet feels good for me. I don't intend on spending the huge amounts being asked for PT57A's, so I just play with the Radical Tour 630s I like and the PT630s I have, and I don't worry what the stamp says or means. That's just me.
 

BigLigma

New User
I'm not really sure... but I think @vsbabolat explained it once... it was just too long ago for me to remember. I now just go on which racquet feels good for me. I don't intend on spending the huge amounts being asked for PT57A's, so I just play with the Radical Tour 630s I like and the PT630s I have, and I don't worry what the stamp says or means. That's just me.
hundred percent agree on you with that to be honest... besides the bumblebee, zebras and candy canes are legends in their own right. im very likely to get a zebra just for the fun of it... they seem to be really solid frames, have u played with the zebra?
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
hundred percent agree on you with that to be honest... besides the bumblebee, zebras and candy canes are legends in their own right. im very likely to get a zebra just for the fun of it... they seem to be really solid frames, have u played with the zebra?
Yeah, I have. It is one of my favourite racquets. Really comfortable, yet very precise, excellent on the change of direction, I can hit all sorts of spin considering it's an 18x20 string pattern, and it has plenty of power due to the higher SW.
 

BigLigma

New User
Yeah, I have. It is one of my favourite racquets. Really comfortable, yet very precise, excellent on the change of direction, I can hit all sorts of spin considering it's an 18x20 string pattern, and it has plenty of power due to the higher SW.
awesome sounds right up my alley. i play with a modded up microgel radical mp at the moment @ 350sw and 365 static weight... love it to bits, great with directional change, lots of plow through and the same big levels of spin for an 18x20 . like i said before i only want a zebra for fun at the moment, but if i ever wanted to change to it im sure it wouldnt be too difficult for me anyway considering it seems somewhat similar to my mg rad. im honestly pretty hyped up!
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Picked up a MicroGel MP. Did any PT57s use that paint job? It’s one of my favorite color schemes of the Prestige
 
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