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Yoon
07-11-2009, 06:33 PM
How does each prestige compare to the other 2?

for example, does Pro have more feel than mid, so on.

Thank you for helping! =D

knasty131
07-13-2009, 01:01 PM
I would like to know some more about this too because I am looking to switch from the Mid to the Pro...thinking about trading the mid away

klementine79
07-13-2009, 09:35 PM
I've demo'd all three and just switched back to the mid.... it's all preference, but my opinion is...

MID- Cuts clean through the air, a ton of spin for supposedly an 89sq.in. 18x20 frame. Very dense in the sweetspot, but I feel it helps to lift when hitting the forehand with topspin. Nice, solid feeling sweetspot, does not play anything like the liquidmetal or flexpoint mids, closer to the i.prestige-- but still doesn't quite get that i.prestige stiff, responsive flex. My favorite out of the three for serving and groundstrokes. This one really wants to move fast--- and almost as if lower swing speeds hinder performance.

MIDPLUS- A little clumsy at high swingspeeds compared to the mid-- but still good-- the slower the swing speed the better-- the sweetspot on the midplus compared to the mid feels wide open. I, personally, had a hard time gauging and centering my shots-- due to the thicker beam and wider sweetspot.
Favorite shot-- definately the volley and any other touch shots, lobs, drop-shots-- a little more room for error.

MIDPLUS PRO- Felt like a completely different racquet than it's bretheren. More power--- and easier to swing-- almost like a sub 12oz. frame. Did not enjoy this racquet-- but that's just me-- I like to swing fast and loose, with alot of topspin on both ends, alot of slice- junk- droppers-lobs-- Again, more so than with the Midplus-- had a hard time centering it at high swing speeds-- nothing a little modifications couldn't easily take care of. Favorite shot- the 2handed backhand-- was getting more depth and spin, with more room for error.

All three racquets are very playable and highly customizeable-- The aspects that I love about the MicroGel Prestige series are the comfortable flex ( will not injure you ) and the quality control. The two I own are exactly the same-- purchased at different times from two different sources and the other demos were within .1-.2oz. off and balance is always spot on.

Godd Luck.

Blade0324
07-14-2009, 05:46 AM
I have hit with all 3 of these and currently play with the Pro but have a mid in my bag as well. What that says is that out of the 3 the mid and the pro are tops IMO. They are indeed very different in how they feel and play.
The mid swings nice and is just a very stable and solid feeling racquet on all shots. The smaller headsize does shrink the sweet spot a bit but it is still easy to find to me. Slice BH are particularly nice to drive through the court and keep low. They don't seem to float as much with this one.

The Pro swings a bit lighter and with the more open string pattern makes spin easier to find especially on serve and I find it better from the baseline for someone that likes to play with a good bit of topspin. I feel like I can hit most any shot with this even when in trouble.

The MP to me doesn't really shine in any area over the other 2. It's a nice stick and hits well and does many things good. To me it really comes down to the Mid or Pro doing certain things quite a bit better.

Yoon
07-14-2009, 05:57 AM
thank you blade and klementine for the reviews, i think i have a general idea which racket to get
i have a few questions:
when playing with a prestige, do you find it better to play a hybrid or without?
Ive read that prestige mid has some pretty nice spin potential on serves, is that true?

CBORNANCINI
07-14-2009, 07:55 AM
Ive been playing with Dunlop AG 100, but in the middle of a bad match, I put my AG 100 down and try the MG Prestige mid. Everything is change! Nice pop and feel, my slice come back, more power (?). I am very impressed with the Prestige mid. But the real surprise is the improvement in my game. There is no sense for this, in my opinion, but is a fact!:?
I used a hybrid setup, pro supex BA mains and maxin touch crosses.

elyangoo
07-14-2009, 07:26 PM
Hi Yoon,

I use a mid as well, and am contemplating an additional purchase of the Pro as I gathered that the Pro will have a different characteristic which I can employ on a less "on-form" day for me. Seems Blade has just affirmed it for me, sometimes I need more forgiving and less SW with a more open pattern to loop shots in. U need to be a bit more accurate with the mid I suppose as loopy shots are no go, the mid kicks ***** when you hit lower margin flat deep shots.

For strings wise I tried both full syn gut (sensation) and full poly (big ace) and I really really like the big ace a lot better. Maybe it's cos the Sensation was just mushy for a string which I didn't like. may try a nice crisp multi and hybrid it with Big Ace next to compare.

CBORN, the mid IS powerful when you take a full long swing and hit the sweetspot. I think it's due to the heft and smooth fluid swing the racquet produces. "THWAAAP"... Nothing is sweeter than that I tell you. Probrably makes you perform better as really, tennis is a confidence thing. So if you feel more "connected" and know where your shots are going, you are definitely going to play better. My OHBH is usually a less consistant shot with other racquets. But with the MGPM, I like no other shot better and I make better shots with it than my FH, so go figure... =)

klementine79
07-14-2009, 07:31 PM
Also another side note... the mid is really string and tension sensitive...

I believe it is a combination of the headsize (which is actually 89.599559576834sq.in.), the flex and dense string pattern.

Depending on the gauge, tension and material of the string, the mid can feel like a completely different racquet.

Yoon
07-14-2009, 08:33 PM
thank you guys!!
today, i actually got a chance to play with the the mid and pro. I find the mid a landslide better than pro. But, i was really tired today because of that, i found out that mid is really physically demanding. but at the end of the day, i still find Mid to my liking out of all the racket and demos i have tried.

to Klemetine,
wow, mid is actually 90sq in? thats ridiculous D: also about the tension and string sensitive topic, thats really interesting, i havent heard of many rackets that do that. that being said, do you hybrid or string full set?

Yoon
07-14-2009, 08:38 PM
do you guys know when YOUTEK prestige is going to be release? if its soon i want to wait for it before buying a microgel prestige

klementine79
07-14-2009, 08:42 PM
Probably after the Australian Open 2010... I'm guessing mid-late february 2010.

Just like the MicroGel Prestige line, it's always the last to go...

But if they have those teflon grommets and silly putty in the throat... I'm going to stock up on the microgels.

klementine79
07-14-2009, 08:47 PM
do you guys know when YOUTEK prestige is going to be release? if its soon i want to wait for it before buying a microgel prestige

If you place your order over the phone with TennisWarehouse, you'll get the right price....;)

klementine79
07-14-2009, 08:56 PM
thank you guys!!
today, i actually got a chance to play with the the mid and pro. I find the mid a landslide better than pro. But, i was really tired today because of that, i found out that mid is really physically demanding. but at the end of the day, i still find Mid to my liking out of all the racket and demos i have tried.

to Klemetine,
wow, mid is actually 90sq in? thats ridiculous D: also about the tension and string sensitive topic, thats really interesting, i havent heard of many rackets that do that. that being said, do you hybrid or string full set?

I've never measured the head size... but when laid against the kblade tour ( a true 93.. the mid is slightly smaller ) , people have mentioned that head measures their frames differently than other manufacturers.

Yes. Something about this frame makes one very sensitive to tension and string type, you'll know what I'm talking about when you experiment-- I don't know what your style of play or preference is.. so I can't offer you advice.

Yes. With big banger ace 18g.. I string full.. no hybrids. If it was a 17g, more harsh and stiff poly, I would string hybrid. The flex is so soft on the Prestige Mid that a full poly job of a somewhat soft poly is very tolerable and desirable in my case.

Good Choice... and don't give up on it... It really is a classic modern frame... I would suggest a dampener as well.. lower on the strings.. does not hinder the feedback whatsoever.

Blade0324
07-15-2009, 06:22 AM
I like others have found the MG prestige line in general to be string and tension sensative. It really depends on what you are looking from from the frame. I like mine with Hybrid, Poly mains and syn. gut or Multi cross. Normally I play the mid with BB Alu power mains and NXT tour crosses at 59, 62 respectively. On the Pro I use Black Code mains with Addiction crosses at 60,63 respectively. I also always use 17g poly mains with 16g crosses.

Yoon
07-19-2009, 07:58 AM
If you place your order over the phone with TennisWarehouse, you'll get the right price....;)
thank you so much klementine!, wat do you mean by the "right price"?

TnTBigman
07-20-2009, 03:50 AM
used the mid and mp. Love the mid more. heavier, more power (although inherintly a low powered racquet), very stable with volleys versus the mp (much more soild contact with the sweetspot and very little framing for a 95sq in. killer slice, spins, and underspin for my lefty styles. GREAT baseline rallying racquet. Last but not least....huge flat serves and tricky spin 2nd serves.

phoenicks
07-20-2009, 07:47 AM
the power and spin of MGPM is locked, the key to unlocked it is by solid mechanics, and getting your proper weight transfer plus fast racquet head speed. Once you got all this, you can hit heavy top or fast flat shot. it's a physically and technically demanding racquet, but the satisfaction and amazing feel it gives after you hit an authority shot with a solid THWAAP sound is just unrivalled. The solid Contact sound of this raceut is something That I've yet to found in any current racquet line.

Pro gives you an easier access to spin, less physically and technically demanding and easier to swingfast. But it has less feel compared to mid.

Yoon
07-20-2009, 11:09 AM
i couldnt agree more, i demoed mid 2 days ago and the day i tried it i was extremely tired. but somehow, this racquet pushes you and wants to you play at ur the best tennis. Its like this racquet doesn't want you to degrade its reputation. I love it, im planning on getting it this week =)

goldenhawktennis
07-20-2009, 12:52 PM
i personally use the MP version and love it. for a 18x20 the spin potential is amazing both on serve and groundstrokes. also like others have said the MG prestiges are veryy string sensitive. i would advise a half poly hybrid and lower tension (at or below 55 lbs)

Yoon
07-25-2009, 09:32 PM
i am planning on buying a mid this coming monday or tuesday, i am thinking of using a hybrid of BB ALU powerspin mains / black code crosses. What do you think about it?

Rycat0624
07-28-2009, 11:23 AM
is 80$ a good price for a 9/10 prestige pro?

cause i have a deal, just comtemplating it.

klementine79
07-28-2009, 11:35 AM
The Pure Storm Tour is an excellent racquet, what I remember from my brief hit with it, was the excellent response and feel from a fairly flexible frame.

What don't you like about your current racquet?

At $80 and 9/10... you can't really go wrong.