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djones
08-24-2005, 03:14 AM
I don't get it.
Why is the Prestige Classic mid's swingstyle higher than the Liquid Metal Prestige mid?
I believe the Liquid Metal is even heavier.

bebots
08-24-2005, 05:21 AM
The iPrestige is also L6. I think the iPrestige is a little stiffer and the iP and the LM both have Piezzoelectric fibers which Head claims makes the racquet stiffen up slightly upon ball impact.

Speedy_tennis
08-24-2005, 08:59 AM
The iPrestige is also L6. I think the iPrestige is a little stiffer and the iP and the LM both have Piezzoelectric fibers which Head claims makes the racquet stiffen up slightly upon ball impact.


you are wrong, the swing index is for the swingweight, i prestige mid 320(L6)(60 ra), I tour 300 (L5) (67 ra),I radical Mp 297 (L4) (64 ra)

Speedy_tennis
08-24-2005, 09:00 AM
My i prestiges (made in austria) have 58 ra stiffness, i tryed in the RDC in a halcry tennis shop

freshman_phenom
08-24-2005, 09:00 AM
i always thought that the number was for grip size?

smittysan89
08-24-2005, 11:15 AM
no, the higher the number the bigger more loopy swing. on the racquets they have a chart usually

nViATi
08-24-2005, 11:17 AM
i always thought that the number was for grip size?
yep it is but confusingly head also uses L# and S# to classify a racquet's swing style (for loopy long strokes or short strokes). in this case i believe they are talking about the swing style not the grip size

bebots
08-24-2005, 08:10 PM
you are wrong, the swing index is for the swingweight, i prestige mid 320(L6)(60 ra), I tour 300 (L5) (67 ra),I radical Mp 297 (L4) (64 ra)

Yeah but according to TW the Prestige Classic swingweight is 333 and the Liquidmetal Prestige is 340. Seems accurate, I have both and the LM Prestige swingweight definitely feels heavier. So if it's strictly swingweight, how does that figure? How is the Prestige Classic L7 and the LM Prestige L6? Head says Swing Index refers to swing style, which is a pretty subjective term.

armand
08-24-2005, 08:27 PM
I'm thinking of getting rid of my Prestige Classic 600. I just don't think I was ever good enough to play with it. I recently switched to the ps 6.0 85 and find it a million times better for me and easier to use. I used the Head Classic Mid for most of my time and had the PC600 as a backup as it had a grip size to small for me(4 1/2) so the racquet is in 9.6 condition.
I know some people really like the stick so I'm feeling guilty by just having it + not using it while others would murder for it.

TennisD
08-24-2005, 11:23 PM
The LM Prestige isn't heavier, and it has way more power. Therefore, obviously the swing index would be higher for a PC600...