Head Prestige Tour: comfort

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by ae11, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. ae11

    ae11 Rookie

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    I have a chance to buy a never used Prestige Tour (mid). I have stayed away from the Prestige line since they play stiffer to what I am used to. But I have heard the old Prestige (classis, tour, ...) play much softer than the newer ones.

    How do people rank Prestige Tour comfort wise? And how would they compare it say to a Radical?

    Also how much should I offer for it (given that it has never been strung)?
     
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  2. gbgTennis

    gbgTennis New User

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    For me the Prestige Classic 600 is one of the most comfortable sticks ive ever hit with. Didn't get the chance to play with a PT600, but specwise it should even play a bit softer. So you can't go wrong with the old prestiges in that regard. In my opinion it's not at all comparable to the Radical. The prestige doesn't do anything on its own, but when you have the right shots it provides you with the best control in any racquet i've hit with. The Radical on the other hand is more of a tweener, it's got way better spin and more power.

    I don't really know about the american racquet market, but unused Prestige Classic 600's sell for >200€ in europe, i guess the PT600 should be about the same, so it definitely isn't the cheapest racquet to get ;)

    Like you i had the chance to get my hands on some old prestiges in good condition, and although i loved the racquet i decided not to get them, because getting more of them is always so much work, and also quite expensive, so that I didn't want to go through that every time a racquet cracked/fatigued. That's definitely something you should consider when buying a classic racquet as a main stick.


    Hope that helps :)
     
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