iPrestige MP vs. FXP Prestige MP... swingweight?

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  1. gshaffer23

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    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!
     
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  2. gshaffer23

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    Anyone out there with some feedback?
     
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  3. Janne

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    Also interested to find out! Someone please help us!
     
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  4. Janne

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    Does anyone know how much the MP version weights?
     
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  5. gshaffer23

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

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    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
     
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  7. frekcles

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    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
     
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  8. Janne

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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  10. Kevo

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    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
     
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  11. Janne

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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  13. BigServer1

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    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
     
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  14. Janne

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    It sure did! Now I´m leaning against the MP and I`m pretty sure I´ll get the MP if I can find one to try it out, thanks Josh!
     
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  15. BigServer1

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    No problem, happy to help.

    Josh
     
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  16. gshaffer23

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    Hey Josh - Not sure if you have hit with the iPrestige MP, but if you have could you compair the differences in the two?
     
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  17. gshaffer23

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    Thanks Freckles!
     
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