Which racquet has more plow through?

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  1. quicken

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    K factor 95 (18 x 20)
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    MG Prestige MP?
     
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  2. LanEvo

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    imo the one with higher sw
     
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  3. HeadPrestige

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    agreed... the k95 would have more plow through
     
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  4. [d]ragon

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    the k90 for sure but it really didnt hav that much plow IMO
     
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  6. Bubba

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    OP asked about the 95, not the 90.
     
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    OP asked about the K95 18X20, not the K95 16X18 :)
     
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  8. Doc Hollidae

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    I've hit with both and I'd say the K95. It was much heavier and stiffer than the Prestige.
     
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  9. Bubba

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    Apologies, I mis-typed... the specs I listed were for the 18x20. Thx.
     
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  10. Tennisman912

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    K95 hands down. They are both great racquets so you have to decide what is more important to you. If you want more power and plough through effect, you want the K95 if you can handle the much higher swing weight. Touch is good once you adjust to the stiffer frame.

    If you want less swing weight, slightly less weight and more touch potential, you want the prestige. Feels more maneuverable because of the lower swing weight, definitely easier to get the racquet around when out of position. But you must produce noticeably more power on your own. That may be good or bad depending on you.

    Both are two of the best racquets made in my opinion.

    Good luck

    TM
     
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  11. [d]ragon

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    mis-type. i meant the k95, sry
     
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  12. quicken

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    so many typos XD

    bah, stiffness is just annoying now. I have the PDR and its just... annoying.

    I'm going to try those two frames out :D
     
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  13. Bubba

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    Quicken... did you visit the site? ^^^
     
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  14. ClubHoUno

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    I own both of these rackets in question and I have to agree with what Tennisman912 says.

    He's SPOT on in his advice to you!

    When I play more than two sets, the K95 18X20 begings to feel too heavy, but I love the feel and plow through I get from it in the first two sets. The Microgel Prestige MP is also a wonderful racket. In my view the you should also consider the MicroGel Prestige Pro, which I also happen to own :D

    The MicroGel Prestige Pro has a bit more spin on the ground strokes, but more power on the serve and overheads compared to the Microgel Prestige MP. I thought the more open stringbed would turn me away from the Pro, but it doesn't seem open at all compared to a 100 SQ" 16X19 racket - not open at all.

    The K95 16 X 18 seems far more open and I didn't like the way it looked nor played - so I went for 2 K95 18X20, 2 K95 18X20 TEAM, 2 Microgel Prestige Pro's and 2 Microgel Prestige MP's.

    They are all great. The K95 18X20 Team is my backup racket for when I have Tennis elbow or if I get really tired during a looong match. I have it strung with X-one Biphase and Luxilon because I also use it as my "wet conditions racket", if ever it starts to rain during a match and we play on a bit or we have to play in wet conditions with wet tennis balls, just after a rain delay.

    I have all my other rackets strung with natural gut in the mains, so they are not suited for wet tennis ;)

    As I say I love my K95 18X20 6.1 for the plow through, the volleys, the precise groundstrokes and for the sheer control it provides........but the Microgel Prestige MP is perhaps a better all round racket for long tennis matches, where the K95 18X20 6.1 can be a demanding racket to play with in the long run unless you're young and strong :D
     
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  15. AlpineCadet

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    The MGPrestige Pro doesn't have much plow.
     
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  16. ronalditop

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    The MGPMP in stock has very little plowthrough. The K95 otoh does have good plowthough.
     
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