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jkm07 01-11-2013 05:17 PM

Flex rating for earlier Prestige racquets
 
I was wondering if someone could provide the flex rating for some of the earlier Prestige racquets:

- Prestige Pro (red/brown -- Euro version..... if it helps)
- Prestige 600 (green/silver)
- PC600 trek font

I notice a huge difference in consistency when hitting with the earlier Prestige racquets vs. any Prestige released after the i.Prestige. When I hit with the LM, FXP, microgel, etc I feel like I have to hold back to get the ball in. I'm not a racquet tech expert, but my guess is that the flex rating has something to do with this.

Thanks!

vsbabolat 01-11-2013 06:24 PM

Prestige Pro/Prestige 600/Prestige Classic 600 should be about 60RA +-2RA

jkm07 01-11-2013 06:44 PM

Thanks for the input! Then it seems like the flex ratings are pretty much similar across the lineage.

So perhaps the reason for the disparity lies in the racquet composition? I notice that the i.Prestige is, for the most part, graphite while the LM/FXP/MG etc racquets are composed of graphite and another compound.

vsbabolat 01-11-2013 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jkm07 (Post 7113897)
Thanks for the input! Then it seems like the flex ratings are pretty much similar across the lineage.

So perhaps the reason for the disparity lies in the racquet composition? I notice that the i.Prestige is, for the most part, graphite while the LM/FXP/MG etc racquets are composed of graphite and another compound.

The Prestige Pro/Prestige 600/Prestige Classic 600 are all the same layup and composition of Graphite and Twaron.

The i.Prestige is graphite and piezoelectric fibers. Best of the post Twaron frames.

The LM Prestige is graphite, piezoelectric fibers, (supposedly) Liquidmetal Titanium, and polyamide. But they messed up with the layup and it played horribly having a very metallic feel, poor stability in the hoop, and lots of vibration.

The FXP Prestige is graphite, piezoelectric fibers, (supposedly) Liquidmetal Titanium, polyamide, with "special engineered flexpoints" in the hoop at 3 and 9. The stiffest ever feeling Prestige.

retrowagen 01-11-2013 10:34 PM

The weight of the later variants of Prestige was lesser, too (in stock "consumer" form), wasn't it? That would make a big difference in the frame's dynamics.

boinz 01-12-2013 02:27 AM

I weighed my TXP, Prestige Pro 600 and PC600 (trek fonts).... Seem to me, the latter is *** 5 +/- grams lighter than the predecessors. And the lack of weight definitely felt in the hoops

ricki 01-12-2013 04:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsbabolat (Post 7113912)
The Prestige Pro/Prestige 600/Prestige Classic 600 are all the same layup and composition of Graphite and Twaron.

The i.Prestige is graphite and piezoelectric fibers. Best of the post Twaron frames.

The LM Prestige is graphite, piezoelectric fibers, (supposedly) Liquidmetal Titanium, and polyamide. But they messed up with the layup and it played horribly having a very metallic feel, poor stability in the hoop, and lots of vibration.

The FXP Prestige is graphite, piezoelectric fibers, (supposedly) Liquidmetal Titanium, polyamide, with "special engineered flexpoints" in the hoop at 3 and 9. The stiffest ever feeling Prestige.

CMON! this is all marketing crap - all of them = graphite fibers bond with some resin.


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