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TW Staff
01-29-2008, 03:57 PM
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http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/MGP/MGPReview.html

Chris, TW.

bad_call
01-29-2008, 04:15 PM
nice review guys. however i thought Tiffany was going to put the mike up someone's nose. still good work Tiffany. ;)

JayxTheKoolest
01-29-2008, 04:16 PM
Hmmm, it seemed like the reviewers hated the prestige mid. That is odd considering everyone on this forum seems to love it. It doesn't bother me at all, it simply makes me even more curious to demo it.

stormholloway
01-29-2008, 04:16 PM
Yeah, interesting that the mid's review was far less than glowing. I adore this racquet.

drakulie
01-29-2008, 04:17 PM
Chris, I want to be part of the demo team at TW. And what happened to that other female interviewer??

meowmix
01-29-2008, 04:20 PM
Wow, that was fast. It came out just two weeks ago and the review is up already? Nice Job!

JayxTheKoolest
01-29-2008, 04:21 PM
Wow, that was fast. It came out just two weeks ago and the review is up already? Nice Job!

They've probably had the rackets for a long time, and simply couldn't sell them until a couple weeks ago.

vkartikv
01-29-2008, 04:30 PM
So the LM mid (overall score around 82) is better than the MG mid (scored 75)???

Chauvalito
01-29-2008, 04:44 PM
The reviews for all the rackets in general were less than glowing...the microgels, according to the TW test team dont seem to have the same punch as some of the well-liked k facot line rackets.

Gimmick
01-29-2008, 04:46 PM
It would seem the reviews are consistent within themselves, but any attempt to compare numbers to a review from a few years ago doesn't yield useful information. I suspect the qualitative comments are more indicative of true sentiment than the numbers.

drakulie
01-29-2008, 04:50 PM
I was very surprised with the review from Spencer, because he is currently using the Kblade Tour, which has absolutely no pop, and like the MG mid also has a small sweetspot (if any). Additionally, is much more stable than the K-blade.

Ground Strokes
Spencer felt the small sweetspot and lack of power stymied his effectiveness. "I really enjoyed the weight and swingweight when hitting this one from the baseline. Unlike the Midplus and the Pro, the Mid was not forgiving, though I was not expecting it to be. It didn't have the power I need to assist my game for maximum effectiveness as I was hitting too many short balls. With the smaller 93 square inch head, the sweetspot wasn't so sugary for me. For the small periods when I felt dialed in, it felt great, but those were too few and far between, thus I lacked the all too important consistency factor."

Volleys
Appreciating the stability but not volleying consistently was Spencer. "A combination of so-so maneuverability with a small sweetspot made for many mis-hit volleys when at net. I found many volleys that should be more penetrating, landing short and sitting up as a result. If I have one glowing comment, it would be its stability."

vkartikv
01-29-2008, 04:50 PM
It would seem the reviews are consistent within themselves, but any attempt to compare numbers to a review from a few years ago doesn't yield useful information. I suspect the qualitative comments are more indicative of true sentiment than the numbers.

Actually they've been consistent with their numbers for about 4-5 years now. I know what you are talking about - the MW 200G scored in the mid 70s a long time ago but since 2003 or so their numbers have been consistent. Nevertheless, the LM mid was by far the worst frame I've tried (and a lot of people agree) and it somehow ranks higher...

Chauvalito
01-29-2008, 04:51 PM
I was very surprised with the review from Spencer, because he is currently using the Kblade Tour, which has absolutely no pop, and like the MG mid also has a small sweetspot (if any).

Ground Strokes
Spencer felt the small sweetspot and lack of power stymied his effectiveness. "I really enjoyed the weight and swingweight when hitting this one from the baseline. Unlike the Midplus and the Pro, the Mid was not forgiving, though I was not expecting it to be. It didn't have the power I need to assist my game for maximum effectiveness as I was hitting too many short balls. With the smaller 93 square inch head, the sweetspot wasn't so sugary for me. For the small periods when I felt dialed in, it felt great, but those were too few and far between, thus I lacked the all too important consistency factor."

Volleys
Appreciating the stability but not volleying consistently was Spencer. "A combination of so-so maneuverability with a small sweetspot made for many mis-hit volleys when at net. I found many volleys that should be more penetrating, landing short and sitting up as a result. If I have one glowing comment, it would be its stability."

He may be making up for the lack of pop with an increaed swing speed/racket head speed...therefore the heaview MG mid may have slowed down his strikes.

herosol
01-29-2008, 04:57 PM
nice! :D
prestiges!

bertrevert
01-29-2008, 04:57 PM
Wow all 63 stiffness? Whereas I would have thought that this number might vary, but apparently it doesn't...

drakulie
01-29-2008, 04:57 PM
He may be making up for the lack of pop with an increaed swing speed/racket head speed...therefore the heaview MG mid may have slowed down his strikes.

^^There ain't much difference betweent the two in terms of specs. Additionally, the Kblade has no power. NONE. That string bed is just dead. So, I have no clue where he is coming from.

One last thing, the Kblade is **NOT** 8 pts head light. More like 3 or 4, so the MG mid is much easier to get around.

Mad iX
01-29-2008, 05:09 PM
Haven't hit with a MG Prestige yet but I found the Kblade Tour has enough punch for me, even when at stock weight and factory stringjob. I've got it at 362g now and it's even better.

drakulie
01-29-2008, 05:14 PM
MadiX, what is the balance on your Kblade tour (stock).??

Curious, because I have tried two, and they were both around 3-4 points headlight in stock form. TW lists this frame at 8 pts head light.

rabidcow
01-29-2008, 06:11 PM
There is many threads on this recently, just seems like they have been inconsistent recently. I think they are trying to control the rating inflation while not having a whole bunch of people buy frames they cant play with

pham4313
01-29-2008, 06:20 PM
i thought Tiffany is pretty cute...i d definitely ask for her number:)

HeadPrestige
01-29-2008, 06:20 PM
i hit with the microgel prestige MP recently and found that i prefered the flexpoint prestige MP.

I preferred the crisp feel of the flexpoint, and also the heavier weight. I just think the fxp was a superior racket.

the MG was vastly superior to the LM though.

Final_Match_Point
01-29-2008, 06:28 PM
I prefer the MG over anything except the Iprestige.

DEFINITELY spring for the leather.

I do agree in stock form its a bit light

sureshs
01-29-2008, 06:32 PM
The Pro comments were right on.

Pro_Tour_630
01-29-2008, 06:36 PM
thanks guys nice review

nice of you to borrow some of my terms,

Pro_Tour_630
01-29-2008, 06:59 PM
with all respect to granville who IMO plays the closest to my game I have to question this one line. why would he compare the MG pro with the previous Head pros? they are apples and oranges, one is midplus with open pattern and the others are mid with dense pattern? Sorry I am being analitical I know.

"Granville compared the racquet to previous Prestige Pros. "The Prestige Pro version seems to be slightly underpowered when compared with the heritage Prestige Pro racquets. Not enough plow-through.

SonRK
01-29-2008, 07:05 PM
I just realized now (thanks to the big picture in the review) that the stenciling on it is the older Head logo o_o

SFrazeur
01-29-2008, 07:09 PM
I just realized now (thanks to the big picture in the review) that the stenciling on it is the older Head logo o_o


It's being used on the Radical Team as well as the Instinct. I think they just photoshop the logo in, anyway.

-SF

Alafter
01-29-2008, 07:16 PM
Wow this set of prestige got thrashed.

bluetrain4
01-29-2008, 07:26 PM
I love the TW staff, but I always find user comments much more useful, though you have to wait for them.

Actual, everyday users seem almost overanalytical, which I like, because there is always a lot of information, and I can disregard what I like.

Also, they are way more honest, and have no problems going off on a frame.

VikingSamurai
01-29-2008, 07:37 PM
thanks guys nice review

nice of you to borrow some of my terms,

Yeah, but I didn't see anyone kicking serves 3 feet over the head of anyone else? ;)

On a side note, a few of the guys commented on the length of the grip.. When placed next to my LM Prestige, it was the first thing I noticed.. For me it isn't a problem having a 1HBH, but I immediately thought about 2 handed players and thought how short it seemed..

stormholloway
01-29-2008, 07:50 PM
Interesting. I find the MG to be one of the heftier of the Prestige line.

I also found it to be outstanding at net. To each his own I guess.

Shangri La
01-29-2008, 07:53 PM
Rather unexpected low scores given the positive feedback from TT posters.

Chauvalito
01-29-2008, 08:18 PM
i hit with the microgel prestige MP recently and found that i prefered the flexpoint prestige MP.

I preferred the crisp feel of the flexpoint, and also the heavier weight. I just think the fxp was a superior racket.

the MG was vastly superior to the LM though.

From what I have read, and I have also asked on this board, the FP is thought of as having more power. The stiffness is a couple points higher, so that may make up for the difference.

The overall consensus for the MP seemed to be a muted feel which combined with a lower weight than previous iterations of the prestige produces less plow through, and less power...I just don't see where HEAD wanted to go with this stick...are they trying to make the MP less of niche players racket by making it lighter?

My overall conclusion is that if you want power, and a crisp feel, the FP may be the better choice. In the FP review the Mid plus was described as having "useful pop". That seems to be missing from the migrogel line. This might make sense though, given the supposed materials change, a gel like material would absorb a lot more of the shock of a stroke...producing the muted and sometimes disconnected feel in the review.

that was a bit of a monologue there....

Chauvalito
01-29-2008, 08:38 PM
Chris enjoyed the Flexpoint Prestige Midplus the most out of the three head sizes when it came to trading groundstrokes. "My favorite of the three off the ground, this one offered me the best combination of control, feel and spin production. I was able to hit with good consistency with this racquet. I didn't find any areas of my game where the racquet didn't feel solid. I was able to hit my slice backhands with good spin and accuracy, my topspin forehand had good pace and spin and I found good spin and control on my two-handed backhand. The racquet felt well weighted and offered a much firmer response compared to the Liquidmetal Prestige Midplus. This Flexpoint version of the Prestige Midplus just felt solid on every hit - much more so than the previous Liquidmetal version." Granville also found the racquet a great fit for his groundstroke game. "I felt the Midplus was really the perfect headsize for this racquet model. With the Midplus the ball seemed to sink a little deeper into the stringbed, offering that extra millisecond of dwell time, which can make a huge difference in confidence and control. I also found the stringbed accommodated more topspin potential. In addition to the added control, I could generate a bit more pace with a full swing and end the point with one stroke, given the proper opportunity. I was most confident with the Flexpoint Prestige Midplus as my shots were landing deeper into the court."


- This is an excerpt from the TW review of the FP prestige.

quest01
01-29-2008, 08:38 PM
Well from reading the review it looks as though the mid is the worst of the three. I'm not surprised really, the FXP prestige mid scored much lower then the MP version.

stormholloway
01-29-2008, 09:05 PM
Maybe the reviews will keep the bandwagoners away from this frame.

The feedback over at RPNY is overwhelmingly positive though. I love the racquet.

VikingSamurai
01-29-2008, 09:15 PM
Maybe the reviews will keep the bandwagoners away from this frame.

The feedback over at RPNY is overwhelmingly positive though. I love the racquet.

Ditto...........

OnyxZ28
01-29-2008, 09:40 PM
Why would you not want bandwagoners? They make for an awesome used racket market!

Pro_Tour_630
01-30-2008, 06:56 AM
Yeah, but I didn't see anyone kicking serves 3 feet over the head of anyone else? ;)

that is because all the play testers are 5.0 and below, only player who MIGH is maybe granville, all play testers agreed and said it has tons of spin kick bit etc... , I wonder why:confused:

Pro_Tour_630
01-30-2008, 06:59 AM
Why would you not want bandwagoners? They make for an awesome used racket market!

that is great, hope they will not sell and will be forced to reduce the price for us cheapskates :)

TW Staff
01-30-2008, 09:47 AM
I was very surprised with the review from Spencer, because he is currently using the Kblade Tour, which has absolutely no pop, and like the MG mid also has a small sweetspot (if any). Additionally, is much more stable than the K-blade.

Ground Strokes
Spencer felt the small sweetspot and lack of power stymied his effectiveness. "I really enjoyed the weight and swingweight when hitting this one from the baseline. Unlike the Midplus and the Pro, the Mid was not forgiving, though I was not expecting it to be. It didn't have the power I need to assist my game for maximum effectiveness as I was hitting too many short balls. With the smaller 93 square inch head, the sweetspot wasn't so sugary for me. For the small periods when I felt dialed in, it felt great, but those were too few and far between, thus I lacked the all too important consistency factor."

Volleys
Appreciating the stability but not volleying consistently was Spencer. "A combination of so-so maneuverability with a small sweetspot made for many mis-hit volleys when at net. I found many volleys that should be more penetrating, landing short and sitting up as a result. If I have one glowing comment, it would be its stability."


Drak,

On paper, I can see your logic. However, for whatever reasons, I've had far better results when hitting with the Kblade Tour. I respectfully disagree concerning the sweetspots. I feel the sweetspot in the Kblade Tour is much bigger, and for a 93" headsize, is quite forgiving. The fact that its weight, both static and swing, are lighter as well as being a little bit stiffer, I find the power to be more than ample. String set-up as well as tension can factor a bit as well. Bottom line, the results and consistency are the deciding factors for me.

Spencer, TW.

sureshs
01-30-2008, 09:55 AM
that is because all the play testers are 5.0 and below, only player who MIGH is maybe granville, all play testers agreed and said it has tons of spin kick bit etc... , I wonder why:confused:

I would say 4.5 and below

barry
01-30-2008, 10:18 AM
Could early product versions furnished to testers be different than the production batch?

I played with Head equipment for 8 years (Trisys 260, Ti.Radical, and Prestige), but lately have not been impressed with any of their products. To me the review was correct.

TW Staff
01-30-2008, 10:27 AM
I would say 4.5 and below

If you don't agree with our player descriptions and ratings, bring your sticks. We are here Monday through Friday in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Danny is one of the better Open level players in the area and consistently makes it into the finals of Open tournaments.

I'm not going to float my own boat here, but love to compete and would be happy to hit with anyone who's passing through.

Chris, TW.

WhatItIs
01-30-2008, 10:34 AM
If you don't agree with our player descriptions and ratings, bring your sticks. We are here Monday through Friday in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Danny is one of the better Open level players in the area and consistently makes it into the finals of Open tournaments.

I'm not going to float my own boat here, but love to compete and would be happy to hit with anyone who's passing through.

Chris, TW.

*OH SNAP!*

PWNED. I say sureshs makes a lil trip to San Luis Obispo.

snoopy
01-30-2008, 10:36 AM
I trust the ratings TW gives their playtesters. Even if you are skeptical, you can see their videos and search their results since you know their names.

On the otherhand, I don't trust the opinions of anonymous posters on an internet forum. Many of them are just pernicious, know-nothings.

SFrazeur
01-30-2008, 10:38 AM
In my part of the world that's called a challenge, to either put up or shut up.

-SF

OnyxZ28
01-30-2008, 10:47 AM
What the heck ... Chaho changed his user name???

Slaz
01-30-2008, 10:57 AM
If you don't agree with our player descriptions and ratings, bring your sticks. We are here Monday through Friday in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Danny is one of the better Open level players in the area and consistently makes it into the finals of Open tournaments.

I'm not going to float my own boat here, but love to compete and would be happy to hit with anyone who's passing through.

Chris, TW.

I wouldn't have said it better Chris !

Chris, Granville, Danny and Spencer seems really good to me and at least as good as their rating shows.

So, enjoy their reviews for christ sake :)

mattyc
01-30-2008, 10:58 AM
i am gunna stick my neck out here, feel free to disagree.... most tennis specialists tend to have better deals with one of the major brands over the others. I truly believe tennis warehouse has very good terms with wilson and not such good terms with head. as a result they will always make the wilson ranges appear better to consumers where possible.


one clue is how well they rated the k90. I don't care what anyone says - most of these play-testers are not skilled enough to realise the potential of this stick to benefit their games, yet they give it the highest rating on the website..... strange!!! if it is so good in their eyes, why does not 1 of them use it considering they think it's the best racquet in their whole range???



this point is based on no hard evidence and its just a hunch i have....discuss!

sureshs
01-30-2008, 11:11 AM
If you don't agree with our player descriptions and ratings, bring your sticks. We are here Monday through Friday in San Luis Obispo, CA.

Danny is one of the better Open level players in the area and consistently makes it into the finals of Open tournaments.

I'm not going to float my own boat here, but love to compete and would be happy to hit with anyone who's passing through.

Chris, TW.

No, I will pass. I am happy at 3.5 competing with the fat guys in the club :-)

sureshs
01-30-2008, 11:14 AM
*OH SNAP!*

PWNED. I say sureshs makes a lil trip to San Luis Obispo.

In my part of the world that's called a challenge, to either put up or shut up.

-SF

I even advise Federer on his poor backhand. You should have learned by now that my level has no bearing on the levels of those I analyze :-)

sureshs
01-30-2008, 11:30 AM
I am taking back all the above. I just went over the video review carefully.

Chris: the non-dominant hand should not be let go as soon as the ball impacts on the 2 handed backhand. It results in the backhand being very weak. Also, the right leg should not rise above the ground all by itself on a couple of forehands. It should be planted firmly behind the ball.

Spencer: The serve form is not good at all.

Danny: No flaws, but a mediocre level overall.

Granville: Seems solid, could be a 5.0, didn't see enough groundies to judge.

Sorry Chris, I am sticking to my 4.5 and below theory. Spencer and Danny are about what I play like.

sureshs
01-30-2008, 11:37 AM
I have thrown down the gauntlet. Speak now or forever hold your posts.

jc883
01-30-2008, 11:45 AM
Regarding the TW tester playing levels, I think they are fair enough ratings. Sometimes it's tough to really judge skill levels by looking at a few video clips. Moreover, even the pros have technical deficiencies in their games and they are constantly looking for improvements. A better indication of levels would be match/tournament results IMO.

VikingSamurai
01-30-2008, 11:53 AM
that is because all the play testers are 5.0 and below, only player who MIGH is maybe granville, all play testers agreed and said it has tons of spin kick bit etc... , I wonder why:confused:

Dude, my comment was directed at Michael.. Ahh doesn't matter...

drakulie
01-30-2008, 12:16 PM
Drak,

On paper, I can see your logic. However, for whatever reasons, I've had far better results when hitting with the Kblade Tour. I respectfully disagree concerning the sweetspots. I feel the sweetspot in the Kblade Tour is much bigger, and for a 93" headsize, is quite forgiving. The fact that its weight, both static and swing, are lighter as well as being a little bit stiffer, I find the power to be more than ample. String set-up as well as tension can factor a bit as well. Bottom line, the results and consistency are the deciding factors for me.

Spencer, TW.

Spencer, thanks for your reply. Much appreciated. Didn't mean to bust your bubble! :)


Chris, TW needs to set up a tourney with you guys!

TW posters vs. TW reviewers! A TITAN AGAINST A TITAN!

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n198/adam_084/PDVD_068.jpg

sureshs
01-30-2008, 12:19 PM
Spencer, thanks for your reply. Much appreciated. Didn't mean to bust your bubble! :)


Chris, TW needs to set up a tourney with you guys!

TW posters vs. TW reviewers! A TITAN AGAINST A TITAN!

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n198/adam_084/PDVD_068.jpg

What grip is he using to hold the sword?

BreakPoint
01-30-2008, 12:21 PM
What the heck ... Chaho changed his user name???
I just noticed that, too. I didn't realize you could do that and keep your post count and status. Just thought you had to start over with a new use name.

BreakPoint
01-30-2008, 12:23 PM
No, I will pass. I am happy at 3.5 competing with the fat guys in the club :-)
As they say - "No guts, no glory!" ;)

How can you turn down an invitation to a challenge after your own comments about the TW playtesters?

BreakPoint
01-30-2008, 12:28 PM
Dude, my comment was directed at Michael.. Ahh doesn't matter...
Haven't you noticed?

"michael chaho" is now "Pro_Tour_630". :shock:

SFrazeur
01-30-2008, 12:28 PM
What grip is he using to hold the sword?

Looks continental to me. I expect he has a great backhand slice. I wonder if he uses lead?

-SF

sureshs
01-30-2008, 12:30 PM
http://72.29.176.21/showthread.php?t=168855&highlight=playtester+levels

See the thread above. Managed to find it after some pain because the search feature does not like the term TW as a keyword!

The consensus in the above thread (whether it is a consensus is open to debate but I think so) is that TW playtesters in that review are 4.0 or below. Except for Granville, that is what I would say in this review too. Didn't see enough of him to judge.

BreakPoint
01-30-2008, 12:31 PM
What grip is he using to hold the sword?
Continental, of course!!

This way he can slash throats either forhanded or backhanded without changing grips! :shock: :lol:

sureshs
01-30-2008, 12:32 PM
Looks continental to me. I expect he has a great backhand slice. I wonder if he uses lead?

-SF

He has certainly sliced well. Seems to be a Head model sword. Hohohohohohoh.

I thought it was a continental but didn't see the index finger up as in the serve.

sureshs
01-30-2008, 12:33 PM
As they say - "No guts, no glory!" ;)

How can you turn down an invitation to a challenge after your own comments about the TW playtesters?

Well, what do you think?

robkat
01-30-2008, 12:35 PM
I even advise Federer on his poor backhand. You should have learned by now that my level has no bearing on the levels of those I analyze :-)

I had to read this comment a few times, initially I read..:

"You should have learned by now that my intelligence level has a direct bearing on the posts I contribute to this board:-)."

sureshs
01-30-2008, 12:38 PM
I had to read this comment a few times, initially I read..:

"You should have learned by now that my intelligence level has a direct bearing on the posts I contribute to this board:-)."

I will take it as a compliment

SFrazeur
01-30-2008, 12:38 PM
Pass the paypal hat around; I'll chip in five bucks to go towards the plane ticket for the person who goes to Cali to challenge. I am quite serious, cheap, but serious.

-SF

nickb
01-30-2008, 12:40 PM
Pass the paypal hat around; I'll chip in five bucks to go towards the plane ticket for the person who goes to Cali to challenge. I am quite serious, cheap, but serious.

-SF

I would put $5 in...if there is a video made :)


Nick

drakulie
01-30-2008, 12:40 PM
^^^ I'm there. Not only do I want to play these guys, I want to use all the frames they have available. :)

I will also bring my sword!

sureshs
01-30-2008, 12:43 PM
I will be in the Bay Area mid-April for a week attending a conference. I will pay for the drinks after the posters defeat the playtesters. We can call it "Posters vs Posers" :-)

jc883
01-30-2008, 12:50 PM
Pass the paypal hat around; I'll chip in five bucks to go towards the plane ticket for the person who goes to Cali to challenge. I am quite serious, cheap, but serious.

-SF


I'll chip five bucks as well...really looking forward to the challenge

BreakPoint
01-30-2008, 01:01 PM
I will be in the Bay Area mid-April for a week attending a conference. I will pay for the drinks after the posters defeat the playtesters. We can call it "Posters vs Posers" :-)
So you'll be traveling past San Luis Obispo then.

No excuses now!!!

VikingSamurai
01-30-2008, 02:29 PM
Haven't you noticed?

"michael chaho" is now "Pro_Tour_630". :shock:

How does that work?.. I want to change my name to Samurai_Chris.. :-?

VikingSamurai
01-30-2008, 02:31 PM
I had to read this comment a few times, initially I read..:

"You should have learned by now that my intelligence level has a direct bearing on the posts I contribute to this board:-)."

Which from what I have gathered isn't all that high.....

jayserinos99
01-30-2008, 02:33 PM
How does that work?.. I want to change my name to Samurai_Chris.. :-?

I'm assuming he asked the TW Mods to have his name changed....

VikingSamurai
01-30-2008, 02:34 PM
Oh, that might do it..

Mods.. I wan't my name changed to Samurai_Chris

jayserinos99
01-30-2008, 02:35 PM
I will be in the Bay Area mid-April for a week attending a conference. I will pay for the drinks after the posters defeat the playtesters. We can call it "Posters vs Posers" :-)

Nice, there's quite a few of us up in the Bay Area. We should all drive down to SLO and get some challenge matches going...

OnyxZ28
01-30-2008, 02:36 PM
Nice, there's quite a few of us up in the Bay Area. We should all drive down to SLO and get some challenge matches going...

Brilliant! Liquor the TW Staff up, get the key to TW, and the rest is history.:twisted:

SFrazeur
01-30-2008, 02:37 PM
TW usually does not change a user's name due to the the avalanche which usually follows. Do it for one, then you've got to do it for others. If this user did get his user name changed then he had a really good reason for the TW Staff to do it; such as there was something in the previous username that could put one's identity at risk. If that is the case then it would be respectful not to bandy the previous username around. Note: only TW Staff have the ability to change a user's name.

-SF

sureshs
01-30-2008, 02:37 PM
Mods, please change my username to Topspinian keeping the same number of posts etc.

AlpineCadet
01-30-2008, 02:37 PM
I'll chip five bucks as well...really looking forward to the challenge

I will be in the Bay Area mid-April for a week attending a conference. I will pay for the drinks after the posters defeat the playtesters. We can call it "Posters vs Posers" :-)

I would put $5 in...if there is a video made :)


Nick

Pass the paypal hat around; I'll chip in five bucks to go towards the plane ticket for the person who goes to Cali to challenge. I am quite serious, cheap, but serious.

-SF

I'll be willing to fly up with my hitting partner, if it's free. Though I am from Los Angeles. :( Would love to hit with TW staff

AlpineCadet
01-30-2008, 02:39 PM
Mods, please change my username to Topspinian keeping the same number of posts etc.
I have a similar request, but would want my name to be Michael Knight. :lol:

BreakPoint
01-30-2008, 02:40 PM
Mods.. I wan't my name changed to Samurai_Chris
But don't you have to be a full-blooded Nihonjin to become a samurai? ;)

sureshs
01-30-2008, 02:43 PM
I have a similar request, but would want my name to be Michael Knight. :lol:

Hey I am serious about getting a new username: Topspinian

TsongaBonga
01-30-2008, 02:49 PM
cool man!:

AlpineCadet
01-30-2008, 02:49 PM
Hey I am serious about getting a new username: Topspinian
And I'm serious about becoming Michael Knight! Who wants to be KIT, the talking car?


(EDIT: Wouldn't that be funny if TW took our requests and actually changed our names? Aaaaaack.)

TW Staff
01-30-2008, 02:54 PM
Hey I am serious about getting a new username: Topspinian

When you play and beat Danny, I'll be more than happy to change your username.:)

Spencer, TW.

drakulie
01-30-2008, 02:57 PM
When you play and beat Danny, I'll be more than happy to change your username.:)

Spencer, TW.

Muahahahahaha!

And out of nowhere comes Spencer with a left hook. :)

AlpineCadet
01-30-2008, 02:59 PM
Muahahahahaha!

And out of nowhere comes Spencer with a left hook. :)
Yup, Spencer's the man when it comes to getting things done. (Though, that's what I heard through the grapevine.)

sureshs
01-30-2008, 03:30 PM
Watch out Danny. I will be there.

Mara
01-31-2008, 02:09 AM
What you like or dislike about a tennisracquet is obviously very personal. Because of all the good reviews given to Wilson's tour racquets I have been tempted to make a switch from Head to Wilson several time over the years. Each time I have been grively disappointed. To me (and to all Head Prestige players that I know) Wilson frames are completely dead, whereas especially Head Prestige frames provide a much softer (not necessarily more flexible) punch.

What I find strange with the latest review of Head's Microgel prestige racquets is that the Mid is disliked whereas the MP and especially the MP pro is given good reviews. I used to play with an fxp MP a few years back (now I use prestige classic) and I liked it a lot for its stability and heft. The new model is horrible, more like an intermediate racquet than a tour racquet (maybe that's why Spencer likes it; the video supplied shows that he is obviously not up to playing tour frames).

TW Staff
01-31-2008, 05:37 AM
What you like or dislike about a tennisracquet is obviously very personal. Because of all the good reviews given to Wilson's tour racquets I have been tempted to make a switch from Head to Wilson several time over the years. Each time I have been grively disappointed. To me (and to all Head Prestige players that I know) Wilson frames are completely dead, whereas especially Head Prestige frames provide a much softer (not necessarily more flexible) punch.

What I find strange with the latest review of Head's Microgel prestige racquets is that the Mid is disliked whereas the MP and especially the MP pro is given good reviews. I used to play with an fxp MP a few years back (now I use prestige classic) and I liked it a lot for its stability and heft. The new model is horrible, more like an intermediate racquet than a tour racquet (maybe that's why Spencer likes it; the video supplied shows that he is obviously not up to playing tour frames).


If you read/watched the review, you should know I clearly stated that the Mid was not for me. I preferred the Midplus as it was much more forgiving. Unless I just misunderstood your post, and you meant I liked the Midplus.

Spencer, TW.

TW_VideoMasterMind
01-31-2008, 08:06 AM
I would put $5 in...if there is a video made :)Nick

Does that mean that I get to shoot the video of anyone who challenges a playtester and post it if, I mean, when they lose? AND I get $5?? Sweet! Sign me up.

mattyc
01-31-2008, 08:55 AM
in May I am coming to the states to play some tournaments. Drakule told me that sme over 45 bloke would kick my *** so I will be arranging to play him. I think he is in Texas. Whilst i am over on the west coast, can i challenge a TW playtester please?

If I lose less than 6 points in the set can I please buy loads of stuff at ur staff discount rate????


and can i host the vlog for that week. I think it will be hilarious :)

Anton
01-31-2008, 11:12 AM
^ HA this is why I love TW - too bad im out in NYC

From this review TW seems to be mindful of the "score inflation" factor, because these new MP Prestiges are great - certainly better then the flexpoint, liquidmetal and iPrestige MP offerings of the past.