Head Graphine Prestige S Review

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  1. JackB1

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    Yes...both equally as manueverable.

    You can get pretty good pop from the Prestige if you string it with full gut or multi at low 50's tension. It requires a pretty full and fast swing to get the most out of it. It wasn't for me, since my swing is medium length and pace.
     
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  2. jamesmajin

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    interesting. ill be using rpm either 17 or 18 gauge. reckon the prestige would work well with that?

    im the same, have got compact swings so might struggle for power with it as you say! the radical s looks so much nicer though!

    also do you have any experience adding lead to the radical mp? how much would i need to add to the hoop to make it a bit more stable whilst still remaining nice and headlight?

    thanks
     
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    The Prest S will be a struggle with full poly IMO.
    The Rad S is great for compact strokes and would work better with poly IMO.

    You add lead at 3/9 for stability. If you want to keep the same headlite-ness, you need to add the same amount to the handle.
     
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    ok so maybe if i add a leather grip/wilson shockshield and an overgrip then add lead (how much?) at 3 and 9 the stability will improve and sweet spot increase too?

    aah so hard to decide between the two now!
     
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    also which out of the prestige s and the rad mp is the most forgiving, bigger sweetspot, bigger spin potential?

    thanks again
     
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    They both have a rather smallish sweetspot. Both have same string pattern
    and spacing, so spin potential is also equal.

    Like I said, only real noticeable difference is a slight power bump to the Rad MP.
     
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    my prestige s arrived today to demo. will hit with it tomorrow but it doesnt feel as light/manuverable as the radical mp which seems strange given their almost identical stats. That said, it has bumper guard tape on it and an thick overgrip and the original plastic wrapping on handle (as its a demo) so that could increase the weight i guess?
     
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    bumper guard tape all accross the top of the headguard is like adding 2-3 grams of lead tape to top of the racquet...it will increase swingweight by around 5 pts.
     
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