View Full Version : Substitutes for Head Prestige series

03-02-2005, 06:10 AM
any recommendations for good substitute racquets for the head prestige series.for racquets like the prestige tour and prestige classic.looking for good low flex racquets with good manueverability, tight string patterns, good control and playability.have a few in mind, like the dunlop mw 200g 95, yonex ultimum rd ti-70 long, wilson pro staff rok, head pro tour 280 and head LM prestige MP. any opinions anyone? thanks

03-02-2005, 08:23 AM
ProKennex Laver Heritage Type C Mid.

03-02-2005, 08:33 AM
whats the main diff bet the 93 and 98 of the type c?

03-02-2005, 08:36 AM
Head size :p

03-02-2005, 08:38 AM
head size?

Also the Spalding ATP Tour Pro Stock 200 (if you can find one), although it is much heavier than the Prestige.

03-02-2005, 08:43 AM
other than the head size diff?

03-02-2005, 08:50 AM
I can't really say since I've never used the midplus, but it will probably have a little less feel and a bit more pop and stability on off-center hits. The mid is going to be more like the Prestige in terms of feel and playability.

Brad Smith
03-02-2005, 08:52 AM
There is no substitute, but there are plenty of rackets with similar specs. From your list, the RD Ti-70 has quite a different feel. The PT 280 and LM Prestige MP have larger head sizes and larger sweet spots. The Volkl Tour 10 Mid is another possibility.

03-02-2005, 09:07 AM
there is no substitue feelwise, but i would think there would be several playablitywise. just compare specs.

03-02-2005, 09:14 AM
spksz, I like your tastes in racquets but there is nothing even close to the PC that I've tried other than some of the older versions of the Prestige lineage. The PT 280 and MW200g are great sticks, but are just as difficult to come by these days, if not more so. New Prestige Classic 600's are still available but pricy (but well worth it IMO), and good used ones are few and far between. Why not buy a couple of new PC's while there still around? I know I would if they were available in a 5/8, and not built-up 1/2's. Have not tried the Type C, so it might be something worth looking into, but I'd say your better off getting a real PC (or 2).

03-02-2005, 05:12 PM
I Agree with NBM! Several years ago I first picked up a Head mid size frame and began playing with it. Previously using a Pro-staff. Over time I became accustomed to the head feel. Since I've not found any frame satisfactory other than a Head frame. Heads have their own feel. Not that the feel is better but rather not easily duplicated. Perhaps it's because I've become accustomed to the feel and response and all others feel foreign. I think that often this is more common than we think ...... perhaps why you have your Vokyl, Wilson and etc. fans! Just a thought!

03-03-2005, 02:28 AM
Maybe the current Dunlop 100g, 90sqin. however, this racquet is not sold in the USA.
Also, the old Dunlop revelation tour 90 series, was their copy of the head prestige classic mid.

03-03-2005, 03:10 AM
well im currently looking out for the pc now.but seems like no one is selling it.if anyone is selling it do email me.thanks.btw Brad Smith, you said that the ti-70 long has a different feel from the pc? in what way?

03-03-2005, 03:26 AM
The Dunlop Muscle Weave 200g 90" Midsize (yes thats right 90 not 95). Its specs are:

headsize: 90"
string pattern: 18x20
balance: 310mm

03-03-2005, 03:29 AM
'Top Serve Tennis' in Sydney, Australia still have some Dunlop MW 200g 90s left for only AU$169 (about US$120). I got a couple the other day - excellent feel. I hear they ship internationally as well - their website is well worth a look as well. just type in 'top serve tennis' into a search engine. They are a quality store - they were the official stringers of the NASDAQ 100 in the US last year (2004)

In regard to the dunlop 100g mentioned above, Top Serve also sell this AU$199 (it has the exact same specs as the MW 200g 90" above)

03-03-2005, 04:01 AM
Andrew, I found that site too a few days ago and am interested in a MW200g 90 myself. I'm just a little leary because I'm not sure how to order from overseas because I never have before. Are you in the states, and how long did it take to receive them after you ordered? If you could give me some tips on the best way to order one that would be cool. They list that they have them in 4 5/8, but if memory serves I emailed them to find out for sure, but no response as of yet.

BTW, is the MW200g 90 the same as the MW100g 90? If so I wonder why the 100g costs more?

Brad Smith
03-03-2005, 09:59 AM
well im currently looking out for the pc now.but seems like no one is selling it.if anyone is selling it do email me.thanks.btw Brad Smith, you said that the ti-70 long has a different feel from the pc? in what way?

It's a stiffer frame and I didn't feel like I could finesse the ball as well as with the PC. When I was hitting out on groundstrokes or serves the Ti-70 was fine, but as soon as I tried to take something off the response was less predictable.

That's why I love the PC so much. The response is predictable regardless of the shot you're trying to hit, and it can do everything well. I guess that's why it's been used by clay court specialists and guys like Phillipousis and Ivanesevic and lots of players in between.

03-03-2005, 10:07 AM
Pushmaster, the 100g 90 is the HM update of the MW200g 90.

03-03-2005, 10:31 AM
Thanks man, I would definitely prefer the MW200g 90.

03-03-2005, 11:24 AM

i actually live in Sydney - so this shop is a short train ride from my place. They do heaps of international orders - you could do one over the phone with a credit card.

03-03-2005, 11:40 AM
Andrew, has there been any known feedback/reviews on the 'playability for the Dunlop 100g racket 90sqin (In Australia)?

03-12-2005, 10:59 AM
The 100G can also be found in Europe. I have seen quite a few on E b a y . d e (Germany).

03-12-2005, 07:59 PM
all i can say is that the rok is too flexy if you like the prestige. i use the LM prestige mid and the rok doesnt have as much pop at all. also it is not forgiving on off center hits.