Best Prestige Mid ever?

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Which Prestige mid was/is the best or your favorite?

  1. Intelligence

    21 vote(s)
    27.6%
  2. Flexpoint

    4 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. Microgel

    10 vote(s)
    13.2%
  4. youtek

    11 vote(s)
    14.5%
  5. none of the above, some other version

    30 vote(s)
    39.5%
  1. Power Player

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    Im almost positive this guy had 2 accounts and was agreeing with himself in this thread.

    Every time this happens, I am totally fascinated that someone has to go to that level in an internet discussion.
     
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  2. Sander001

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    LOL holy sh** didn't realize this. The punctuation is a dead give-away but also the same shorthand and grammatical errors.
    This thing happens often in message forums and it's very simple for an admin to check the IP address, but in this instance it's completely unnecessary:mrgreen:
     
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  3. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    But, don't you want to hear the user argue his/her way out of such claims?
     
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  4. Relinquis

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    I've never used a prestige mid... Which one should I check out?
     
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  5. mikeespinmusic

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    I hate youtek. I bough the latest mp version last year and swapped it for a prince rebel. That changing stiffness depending on swing speed drove me nuts.
     
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  6. vsbabolat

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    The YT or IG does not change stiffness depending on swing speed. The only racquets I played with that had dynamic stiffness was the IMF (Injection Molded Frame) line by Dunlop. It was not the swing speed but the speed of the ball at impact that changed stiffness of the frame.
     
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  7. vsbabolat

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    ...........................
     
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  8. klementine

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    Microgel for me...
     
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  9. joe sch

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    Prestige Classic PC600
    Prestige Pro
    IG Prestige Mid
    MG Prestige Mid
    i.Prestige Mid
     
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  10. gnahZ

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    Good god, this thread... my brain hurts :(
     
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  11. Povl Carstensen

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    I once got an Austrian made Prestige to demo. It was even one they had lying for stringing, but lend it to me. All I can say is that it felt incredible, light to swing, but solid. Nothing like the newer Prestige Classic 600 I have now, which feels stiffer and clumsyer to swing and not as solid and soft.
     
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  12. West Coast Ace

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    I voted for the Youtek; but I often pull the Flexpoint out - most accurate racquet ever.
     
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  13. ultradr

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    That's exactly how I feel.

    But for most of Prestige crowd, like vsbabolat, it is considered the stiffest.

    Although stifness number, 65, of Flexpoint is higher than Youtek's 63, I somehow
    feel like Youtek is stiffer, especially when I either take large cut or blocking
    heavy shots....
     
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  14. ultradr

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    Yes, certainly most accurate among frames I've used, especially when I
    serve or hit 1 handed backhand...
     
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  15. mikeespinmusic

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    Fair enough. All I know is that it gave me so much grief during the "back scratch" phase of my serve. (Crude term but I can't think of the terminology)
     
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  16. vsbabolat

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    What Austrian made Prestige was that?
     
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  17. ultradr

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    In my case, it was Yonex RD line. It's marketing name was something like
    "power cushion".
     
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  18. Sander001

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    What's the thickest gauge you can install on the older Prestiges? These older grommets seem less accommodating.
    I would like to install LXN 4GS 1.41mm into my Classic Mid or Prestige Tour.
     
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  19. P.Floyd

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    Why, are you looking to play ping pong? :)
     
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  20. Povl Carstensen

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    It was the red metallic finish, so it is Classic / 600? I actually can not remember what it said on it.
     
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  21. Lilguy1456

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    ROFL...yeah, would end up being pinhole sized gaps between the strings.....strung up mine with 1.15 Pro Line II.
     
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