*****The Official Head Prestige Mid Users Club*****

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by ryushen21, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. WitheringDemise

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    I'm sure you're looking for a 6-9-12 pack bag, correct? Prestiges, usually, don't even come with a 1 racket bag.
    Mid=93in
    Midplus=98in
    Pro=Leather grip with 98in and 16x19 pattern
    PT57A's, E's and all those are Pro Stock Codes..
    237.2(I think) Is a Prestige Mid with a 16x19 pattern.
    I'm not too sure on all the other codes..
     
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  2. Jyp

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    wish i had that kind of prestige collection :(
     
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  3. ryushen21

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    If you have the resources for them, most here (myself included) would agree that the PC600 is the best of them all. FXP and LM usually rate lower. MG, YT and i.Prestige have pretty equal followings.

    VS...That really is a beautiful collection. I'm currently trying to track down a few good condition i.Prestige frames. I'm surprised that as people consider them the last great Prestige that the prices are as decent as they are.
     
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  4. ryushen21

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    Well my Prestige brothers....I'm finally back in action after 9 weeks out with injury. I'm about six weeks post surgery and things are feeling really good.

    The broken bone in my hand feels just fine. There is still some stiffness from my two fingers that were dislocated but no discomfort.

    Today's hitting was the most extensive that I have done since my injury and for having not hit in a while, I think that things went pretty well. Timing and footwork were a little off but my forehand was still there. Took a lot of time to get my serve clicked in. Backhand is still a little tentative. I've felt ok hitting the two hander but a little scared to hit it full force. Resorted to a lot of slicing.

    Just glad to be back to hitting.
     
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  5. nalvarado

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    Good to hear you're back to hitting, do those prestiges justice.
     
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  6. drudra88

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    i was wondering..is there a slight difference between the microgel and youtek prestige mid..i was more into the microgel..
     
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  7. ryushen21

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    I would say that the YT feels a little crisper and firmer compared to the MG. Don't get me wrong, the MG is a great frame but there is a certain liveliness and responsiveness from the YT that I didn't get from the times that I hit with the MG.
     
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  8. ka1m1ng

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    will there be an upgrade of YT IG prestiges in 2011?
     
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  9. WitheringDemise

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    I sure hope there ISN'T. The prestige is fine on where its at right now. I dislike the scheme they have for the IG rackets. Makes everything seem likes its from Big5 :cry:
     
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  10. [d]ragon

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    Thought I might as well post these here too
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  11. ryushen21

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    All indications are that yes there will be. Around the same time as the last update. I really hope that there won't be one but seeing as two lines have already been updated it seems unavoidable.

    Me too. I think the YT Mid is one of the best frames that head has put out in recent years and that it would be pretty hard to improve on it. I will probably demo the IG when it comes out and hit them side by side. More than likely I will be stocking up on YTs.

    A lot of people say that. And a frame somewhat like that exists (TGK 237.1). However, if you start changing that kind of stuff, especially on the Mid, it changes a prestige mid from what it is and should be. A small headed, dense patterned player's frame. JM2c.
     
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  12. GoodSamaritan

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    I think I'm gonna start stringing in the low 50s range now, mid 50s just too boardy for me
     
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  13. ryushen21

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    ^I've now started using a full SW grip as opposed my former EE. I think that I may drop my tension to about 57 lbs to get a little extra pop.
     
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  14. Power Player

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    Blasphemy.
     
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  15. WitheringDemise

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    Just got my new YouTEK prestige mid. Strung up with some Luxilon ALU power in grey. First 2 weeks seemed terrible, then it felt great. I guess I needed a break-in period for my YouTEK.
     
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  16. ryushen21

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    You were playing ALU for two weeks? I'm surprised the string was still alive after that long.

    Glad you are enjoying your mid.
     
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  17. ryushen21

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    GROAT

    10char.
     
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  18. Icedorb217

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    Count me in! Have 2. Hey ryushen I also switched my grip to a SW from E. Dont know why. Trying to switch back a bit
     
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  19. Gee

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    Hi,

    Recently I finally purchased an used Prestige Classic 600 for only € 65,-.

    My first impression of the PC600 is the soft feel. Even with a poly string (Luxion Big Banger Savage Black 1.27) while I used to play with a multi Head RIP Control 17.

    Very comfortable soft backhand slices with a lot of feel and a great touch with my stop volleys! Easy to swing frame with a reasonable sweetspot for a mid.

    However the swingweight felt too light in stock condition but I can fix that with some load at 3 and 9 that I finally can hide behind the CAP ;-)

    So may I join the club? :)
     
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  20. GoodSamaritan

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    Nice pickup Gee. Good review except I have difficulty with the backhand slice with the PC600. It never really quite bites the ball for me, just seems to slide off the string bed and the feeling of slicing isn't natural for me on the classic. Lead at 3 and 9 really helps the slice though so good luck
     
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  21. Gee

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    Stay low during a backhand slice! ;-)
     
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  22. WitheringDemise

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    Actually, just got the ALU in on thursday this week. Had the racket for 2 weeks... Favored the microgel for the first two weeks of having the youtek. Then I got use to the YouTEK and favored it over the microgel due to its smaller grip size(I got 3/8 instead of 1/2) and its ability up at net.
     
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  23. Power Player

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    I love slicing with the mid personally. It is a real easy stick for me to keep the slices low with. I was working on it today and really enjoyed it a lot. Probably the best stick I have owned for precision slices that are tough to attack.
     
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  24. suppawat

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    My Head PT10 in LM and FXP paintjob. I tried several set-up and found nothing better than multifilament.
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    PT10 FXP Paint and my favorite string - Solinco Vanquish. This string plays very soft and powerful.
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    PT10 LM Paint and a test string - soft and crisp string. This is one of favorite strings for PC600 lovers in Bangkok.
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  25. Power Player

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    Oh man..you have the best sticks!!! First the Berdych and now the Pt10...really nice stuff.
     
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  26. GoodSamaritan

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    Suppawat, how do you feel the PC600 & PT630 compare to the Donnay 94s?
     
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  27. suppawat

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    Both PC600 and PT630 are ideal racquets for baseliners who hit rather flat. They share the same raw & solid feel when striking the ball but Donnay X-Black 94 and X-Blue 94 have a solid but softer feel. Donnay feels more towards Wilson pro stock frames I tried. The power distribution on racquet face is also different from Head. Like pro stock frames, Donnay has small and very focused sweet spot. When hitting the ball properly, the racquet will generate a lot more power than Head. In my opinion, it allows players to hit more winners if hitting the ball precisely. And because of a very thin beam, you can hit angle shots, spin, and volley more effectively. I've found X-Blue 94 to be one of the best volley frames. I like volleying with X-Blue 94 better than Wilson Pro Staff 85.

    One thing to note, adjusting swing style from Head to Donnay takes time because Donnay frames are so fast. When you demo it, swing Donnay slower than you normally swing Head. Once you get used to it and you can start accelerating swing speed.
     
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  28. Speedygonzalez

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    I felt the same about the swingweight too, a tad too light imo. But the feel of of the pc600 is great.
     
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  29. GoodSamaritan

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    Thanks suppawat, might check the X-Blue 94 and X-Black 94 in the future
     
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  30. Rorsach

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    I have this hidden away in the Classic racquet section, but i thought you people might appreciate this. A cross section of the Prestige Tour 600:

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  31. GoodSamaritan

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    Nice pics Rorsach.. Was there any foam in the throat?
     
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  32. Gee

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    Just a follow-up about my PC600 experiences...

    This week I cut out the Luxion strings of the PC600 and have it strung with my favourite Head RIP Control 17 at 23(m)/22(c) kg. I also replaced the synthetic grip with a Babolat leather grip. The total weight is now 346 grams (strung).

    Last Thursday night I played some rallies with the PC600 while I first warmed up with my TF335.

    Wow!.. Strings really make the difference! Much better feel and control than with the Luxion poly strings.

    Groundstrokes are a dream with the PC600. It felt like an extension of my arm. Even with more laserbeam precision control than my TF335.

    I also hit some volleys that pleased me as well. It felt very maneuverable at the net because of the lower swingweight/weight than I am used to with my TF335.

    During the smashes I also notice the lighter weight that gives me more ease to accelerate my smash movement.

    When I hit the sweetspot with the Head Prestige Classic 600 it is such a sensational feel that I especially love so much with midsize frames.


    But... the only things I have still difficulties with the PC600 are return of serves and shots on the run.

    With return of serves the TF335 feels more stable than the PC600. This is due to the lower swingweight/weight combination of the PC600. I think I need to add some lead at 3 and 9 (or maybe at 12 as well).

    Shots on the run during a rally are more demanding when I notice I am playing with a small 90" headsize. This is because I am used to midplus frames 95"-98".

    Last Friday I played an indoor doubles game with the PC600.

    Again the PC600 impressed me. After I warmed up with my regular TF335 I immediately noticed the more comfortable plush feel of the PC600.

    During this doubles game I really experienced how I served with the PC600. Much lighter swing and with more laserbeam control compared to my TF335. I was able to accelerate my serve movement better.

    Slice and twist serves are remarkable easy to hit due to the pretty low swingweight. This really surprised me because of the small 18x20 headsize frame.

    I also had more reaction time during my net game. Hitting volleys and smashes felt like an extension of my arm.

    But again.... return of serves were more demanding with the small frame. However when I hit clean into the sweetspot it was a super shot! ;-)

    Next I 'll add some lead at 3 and 9 and then we 'll see how it goes...

    PS. Maybe you already guessed that I am that guy on the picture. :)
     
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  33. Gee

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    Double post
     
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    Double post :)
     
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  36. GoodSamaritan

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    Decided the settle on a completely stock PC600, feels perfect the way it is. I notice I have been sort of struggling on returning big serves though lately as Gee mentioned. Still testing different polys on it, but right now Tourna BHSR feels great even after hours of play
     
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  37. OldButGame

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    Gee,...You depressed me about my T335,...:(...(kidding... :lol: )
     
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  38. Power Player

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    My stock Classic Mid still has the leather grip, but leather has been killing my hand..and I need to go synthetic. I notice that the grip is very compressed and super thin now since it is probably really old. Is going to a synthetic grip going to alter the balance too much you think?
     
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  39. snoflewis

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    i went w/ the wilson pro hybrid and i haven't noticed too big of a change.
     
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  40. olliess

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    Try lead under the new grip or inside the handle if you absolutely want to keep the balance the same. Or try it without first and see how you like it.
     
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  41. Gee

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    Don't worry OldButGame! I still didn't give up my TF335. Last weekend I played my competition matches with the TF335 and I won both my single and doubles with much ease! :)
     
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  42. Gee

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    Don't you use an overgrip, PP? I think a leather grip just gives more feel and a better feedback. Unfortunately my PC600 had no original leather grip anymore. That's why I replaced the Head Hydrosorb synthetic grip with Babolat Leather and a Yonex Super Grap overgrip.
     
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  43. Power Player

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    Yes I use tournagrip as well as a replacement grip.
     
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  44. ryushen21

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    PP...did you get the hydrosorb or the hydrosorb tour?
     
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  45. Power Player

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    The nontour. I believe that is the one that is put on the Prestiges.
     
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  46. hitchwknd

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    I've been reading these posts for months now, and I'm hooked!!! Been a PC 600 Player since college, and I'll never quit. Have aquired a pretty good collection over the years. You just can't beat the feel! It feels like the ball stays on the bed and takes a nap until you pick your spot and Blast It!!
     
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  47. GoodSamaritan

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    PP the response should be different if you use synthetic. I haven't used one though ever since I switched to leather but a little counterbalance with lead and you'll be fine. My friend just bought a Donnay Black 94 and I'm pretty excited to try it..hopefully doesn't replace my PC600 :)
     
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  48. Power Player

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    I hit with the Donnays..they feel great, but nothing feels like the 600. It is complete addiction. My TGK feels better now with synthetic replacing leather as well. Both of these Mids are the best feeling and swinging racquets I have owned.
     
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  49. ryushen21

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    It's actually the tour version that comes on them (at least the Mid). But i think that the regular version will end up being more to your liking. It has a more cushioned feel vs. the tour version which is a little thinner.
     
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  50. Gee

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    Didn't I warn you? ;-)

    I love the feel of PC600 so much that I want to buy a second one.
    Recently I saw a Trek Font PC600 and a regular PC600 on a secondhand market place website. Does anyone know the difference between these ones?
     

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