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gshaffer23
09-25-2006, 06:38 AM
Hello - I have been reading a number of threads on perceived swingweight and actual swingweight... so at this point my head is spinning.

I would like to hear some feedback from those who have played with both of these frames. Looking to hear if they swing similar or if one is definitely heavier in terms of perceived swingweight.

Thanks in advance!

gshaffer23
09-25-2006, 12:35 PM
Anyone out there with some feedback?

Janne
09-25-2006, 12:55 PM
Also interested to find out! Someone please help us!

Janne
09-26-2006, 05:13 AM
Does anyone know how much the MP version weights?

gshaffer23
09-26-2006, 06:25 AM
Does anyone know how much the MP version weights?


I don't think we are getting any answers on this one Janne. :smile:

Janne
09-26-2006, 08:04 AM
I don't think we are getting any answers on this one Janne. :smile:

Yeah, that kinda sucks. I´ve looked at Heads own site but they've only listed the weight of the MID and MP XL versions and not the standard MP and they havent even bothered to list many other things such as flex and swingweight, bah. ;P

PS: COME ONE PEOPLE, PLEASE ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS! :D

frekcles
09-26-2006, 08:23 AM
From TW racquet finder site:

Head FXP Prestige MP
Weight: 12
Swingweight: 322
Stiffness: 65

Head i.Prestige MP
Weight: 12.1
Swingweight: 324
Stiffness: 63

I don't have either one but I have a i.Prestige Mid. It is a little bit lighter than the LM counterpart and the swingweight is less too. Sorry don't have any more info on the Midplus versions.
:D

Janne
09-26-2006, 09:02 AM
Cool, thanks frekcles! I have another Q for you though! I´ve read many times that the Head frames are around 3 sq in. smaller than they are listed, but when read some of the older posts in the archive section I found a thread where many people said that the Head racquets in the year 88-89 or something like that were smaller than listed and that the new racquets are in fact 93" or 98" instead of 90" and 95". So which one is it?

frekcles
09-26-2006, 09:05 AM
I don't know anything about that. What I do know is that Head measures the inside (someone correct me if I'm wrong) of the hoop and other companies measure the outside. That's why you get two different measurements.

Kevo
09-26-2006, 09:13 AM
Does it really matter whether it's 90" or 93", or 95" or 98"? That is such a minor difference. That equates to roughly one tenth of an inch difference around the circumference of the frame. It's even less than that for the 95" v. the 98" frame.

90" area = π*r2
90/π = r2
28.65 = r2
5.35 = r

93" area = πr2
93/π = r2
29.6 = r2
5.44 = r

Janne
09-26-2006, 09:18 AM
Kevo: It matters a bit, since Im using a 95" frame and if the 93" would have been a 93" I wouldve gone with it, but now since its a 90" Im a bit discouraged since many, many people say that 90" should not be used by anyone with a NTRP under 5.0, you see?

BigServer1
09-26-2006, 09:21 AM
Cool, thanks frekcles! I have another Q for you though! I´ve read many times that the Head frames are around 3 sq in. smaller than they are listed, but when read some of the older posts in the archive section I found a thread where many people said that the Head racquets in the year 88-89 or something like that were smaller than listed and that the new racquets are in fact 93" or 98" instead of 90" and 95". So which one is it?

The reason for this is because Head measures head size from the outside of the frame, rather than all other companies who just measure the actual string bed size (aka the inside of the frame; forgive me as I am not illustrating this point very clearly).

It usually equals a 3-4" difference in head size.
eg. Head presitge mids are 93", but measure around 89" (and some change) when just the string bed is measured.

BigServer1
09-26-2006, 09:26 AM
Kevo: It matters a bit, since I´m using a 95" frame and if the 93" would have been a 93" I would´ve gone with it, but now since it´s a 90" I´m a bit discouraged since many, many people say that 90" should not be used by anyone with a NTRP under 5.0, you see?

If you are currently using a 95" frame, you'll find a Head MP (98") to be a little bit smaller than that. I held my flexpoint prestige MP up to a new prince O3 hybrid tour 95" and the my 98" was smaller than the hybrid tour.

By the way, there are a TON of 4.0-4.5 players playing with sub 93 inch head sizes (PS 85, PC600, NCode Tour, etc).

Hope this helps,
Josh

Janne
09-26-2006, 09:30 AM
If you are currently using a 95" frame, you'll find a Head MP (98") to be a little bit smaller than that. I held my flexpoint prestige MP up to a new prince O3 hybrid tour 95" and the my 98" was smaller than the hybrid tour.

By the way, there are a TON of 4.0-4.5 players playing with sub 93 inch head sizes (PS 85, PC600, NCode Tour, etc).

Hope this helps,
Josh

It sure did! Now Im leaning against the MP and I`m pretty sure Ill get the MP if I can find one to try it out, thanks Josh!

BigServer1
09-26-2006, 09:34 AM
It sure did! Now Im leaning against the MP and I`m pretty sure Ill get the MP if I can find one to try it out, thanks Josh!

No problem, happy to help.

Josh

gshaffer23
09-26-2006, 09:36 AM
If you are currently using a 95" frame, you'll find a Head MP (98") to be a little bit smaller than that. I held my flexpoint prestige MP up to a new prince O3 hybrid tour 95" and the my 98" was smaller than the hybrid tour.

Hope this helps,
Josh


Hey Josh - Not sure if you have hit with the iPrestige MP, but if you have could you compair the differences in the two?

gshaffer23
09-26-2006, 09:37 AM
From TW racquet finder site:

Head FXP Prestige MP
Weight: 12
Swingweight: 322
Stiffness: 65

Head i.Prestige MP
Weight: 12.1
Swingweight: 324
Stiffness: 63

I don't have either one but I have a i.Prestige Mid. It is a little bit lighter than the LM counterpart and the swingweight is less too. Sorry don't have any more info on the Midplus versions.
:D

Thanks Freckles!