View Full Version : Prestige Classic question

01-10-2005, 11:54 AM
I was wondering how stiff the head prestige classic is compared to the i.prestige. The i.prestige is really stiff and I was just wondering how the prestige classic compared to it.

01-10-2005, 12:14 PM
The Prestige Classic is much, much, much more flexible than the i.Prestige.

01-10-2005, 12:20 PM
is it more flexible than the LM Prestige?

01-10-2005, 12:58 PM
If the Prestige classic is more flexible than the LM Prestige, then it's really too flexible. The LM Prestige is lacking a bit of stiffness while the IPrestige is too stiff. Maybe the Prestige Classic is just right. Too bad I don't another Prestige in my collection !!

01-10-2005, 03:14 PM
The PC600 is a lot less stiff than the i.Prestige - though it's a lot more stable than the LM Mid. Not sure if it's an issue of mass, stiffness, or both - but the LM Mid. was flimsy in my view. The PT 280 is the most flexible of them all.

01-10-2005, 03:38 PM
If you think the PT 280 is flexible, must try a Satellite Tour, a true mushburger.

01-10-2005, 04:07 PM
The Prestige Classic has a pretty uniform stiffness throughout the frame. The LM though, is very stiff in the hoop and flexible in the throat, which probably contributes to that flimsy feel.

Swan Song
01-10-2005, 05:36 PM
To OnyxZ28 or other Prestige users:

How does the silver/green Prestige 600(a.k.a. Muster) compare to the Prestige Classic 600? I have already heard that the Prestige Pro is more flexible than the Prestige Classic, probably due to the amount of Twaron?

01-10-2005, 05:58 PM
It felt weird to me; no CAPS grommets made the racquet kinda underpowered and unstable. But the one I had was a 4 3/8 grip; I normally use a 4 5/8.

Swan Song
01-10-2005, 07:13 PM
OnyxZ28, were they both the same, in terms of stiffness?

Swan Song
01-11-2005, 02:21 PM
Can anybody compare the stiffness of the silver/green Prestige 600 versus the Prestige Classic 600?

01-11-2005, 02:24 PM
They were pretty similar. As far as I'm concerned, it's just a paintjob of the Prestige Classic without CAPS.

Swan Song
01-11-2005, 02:33 PM
Thanks OnyxZ28, now if I ever get my hands on one of those, I can add the CAPs.

01-11-2005, 02:42 PM
There's one on **** right now.

01-11-2005, 07:33 PM
They were pretty similar. As far as I'm concerned, it's just a paintjob of the Prestige Classic without CAPS.

Hi OnyxZ28,

Recently I acquired a head classic mid and midplus (should be PC600 and 660). The latter doesn't have that CAP (or something covering whole frame head) but regular looking grommet only. What does it (CAP) do? Weight? Anyway, looks cool. Can I use a CAP for LM prestige for my classics (or does head still put CAP grommet on their LM version of prestiges?).


01-11-2005, 07:46 PM
Wont' work - different head size and different number of mains/crosses. You need to find something with a 102", 18/19 string pattern. I don't know of any CAP models with these specs.

01-11-2005, 08:23 PM
Rackethead's right. The CAPS, even from a MP, won't fit the 660 Prestiges without some serious jerry-rigging. However, the CAP for the LM Prestige Mid and the CAP for the Prestige Classic 600 are identical TK-52, but different colors.

01-11-2005, 08:49 PM
Okay, you guys sound like the Head Prestige experts so...
I bought a Head Prestige second-hand, in very good condition, just to see how it played. On the face it just says Prestige Pro with mention of Twaron on the side and in a deep red/burgandy colour. A nice feel to the racquet, very solid all round and a good bit of power but not my cup of tea. Am going to sell it but wondered where exactly it fits in to the Head Prestige family tree. Would it be second or third generation of the model?

01-11-2005, 08:56 PM
AndrewD, it's a piece of crap. I'll take it off your hands for $20 bucks. ;)

Just kidding. HANG ON TO IT. That's the beginning of the Prestige as we know it. The Prestige Pro was the first incarnation of the Prestige, followed by the green/silver, finally by the various red Prestiges we know today.

01-11-2005, 08:58 PM
Once again,


I sold the green/silver Prestige 600.

01-11-2005, 09:11 PM
Thanks Onyx.
Only paid 100AUS for it (73US) but thought Id sell it to someone who plays with them rather than have it sitting around collecting dust.

Still, might just cut out the strings and keep it as a collectible. Got an old Prince Graphite Comp 110 and the first Prince Classic (Aluminimum/Steel?) so might be the beginnings of a collection.

Any idea what the headsize on the Prestige Pro is?

01-11-2005, 09:44 PM
Same as all the Prestiges, 89.5 sq inches. Head later advertised it as 93 to make it more friendly, I guess. A little like Chevy's 396 actually was 409 cubic inches.

01-11-2005, 09:57 PM
Great info thanks Onyx. One final question and i'll stop bugging you lol.

Elsewhere on the board someone posted that the Prestige and the Prince Graphite mid were pretty much the same. Would you think so?

I ask as with the Prestige Pro I found the head just a little bit too small (although Im used to an old 200G) and too head heavy. Enjoyed the way it played but could have done with something a touch larger, more headlight and with a more open string pattern. If the POG is really 93sq (is it?) but is quite similar to the Prestige Prol I'd be leaning towards it as my new racquet.

01-11-2005, 10:22 PM
The POG Mid is actually bigger than the Prestige Pro, I think Prince's rating is more accurate. As far as playability is concerned, I don't think they share any non-trivial similarities.

01-11-2005, 10:53 PM
The POG and any older Prestige are very different, with the POG feeling like a stiff board, compared to the plush and very comfortable Prestiges.

If you like really one, chances are you won't like the other.

01-11-2005, 11:13 PM
Andrew, if the Prestige Pro feels a little top-heavy to you, you could also try stringing with a thinner string, it should make somewhat of a difference.