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  1. GuilhermeG

    Weight of your preferred racket?

    Went down from 352g to 337g recently. Funny thing is that I see a lot of really good players (5.0+, college students etc) using sticks that would be considered "light" around here (~300g unstrung and no customization). Makes me wonder if I shouldn't be playing something lighter. In my case...
  2. GuilhermeG

    Head Gravity

    I'm a long time I. Prestige MP user and I found the gravity pro to be much easier to play with, but I'm really struggling to get used to that new pallet shape. Already bought a tk82 pallet, hoping that it'll deal with the "awkwardness" problem. Did anyone experience this? If so, did the...
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    Head i. prestige mp user considering a switch to gravity pro - opinions plz

    Quick update. Finally decided to leave my prestige at home, in order to force me to use the GP only. PS.: I've added leather, so the balance feels a lot better (341g with an overgrip). Still struggling with the square-ish grip shape, though. Balls are a LOT heavier, bouncing high...
  4. GuilhermeG

    The Cult of PT57

    It's easy to find those racquets with the same specs (at least weight and balance). I currently have four - two weight 352g with leather + og, and the other two weight 351g and 353g on the same configuration. If I had to bet, I'd say the difference is probably due to the leather being a natural...
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    Head i. prestige mp user considering a switch to gravity pro - opinions plz

    I don't think I've found a replacement. :-D
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    Head i. prestige mp user considering a switch to gravity pro - opinions plz

    First impressions: -Serving with the gravity pro is very easy, as it cuts through the air nicely. Good power (noticed a power boost in comparison to the prestige) and easy to hit slice and kick serves. Ps.: After playing a full match using the GP only I decided to hit some serves using the...
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    Head i. prestige mp user considering a switch to gravity pro - opinions plz

    Strung it with my usual copoly, msv focus hex ultra 1,15mm @ 24kg. Headsize doesn't look all that big, even though I can't remember when was the last time I've played with a 100in² racquet. Comparing to the i. prestige mp, the string pattern looks almost the same in the center. Here are a few...
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    Head i. prestige mp user considering a switch to gravity pro - opinions plz

    Got a bit lucky, mine came exactly on specs (unstrung). I just set up my stringing machine and should be able to test it later today. I'll post my first impressions later.
  9. GuilhermeG

    RF97A to Gravity pro

    Never tried the RF97 (too hefty and too powerful, as I heard), but I bought a gravity pro without any demo as a possible replacement to my beloved i. prestige mp's. I'm noticing a trend of people trying the gravity pro as a possible "user friendly" replacement to their advanced player's...
  10. GuilhermeG

    Head i. prestige mp user considering a switch to gravity pro - opinions plz

    I would gladly get a new pair of young legs if I could! haha
  11. GuilhermeG

    Head i. prestige mp user considering a switch to gravity pro - opinions plz

    For now I'm planning to keep them. That might change if the gravity pro proves worthy of a switch. ;) I got four of them, might keep two in that case. Thanks for your input. (y)
  12. GuilhermeG

    Head i. prestige mp user considering a switch to gravity pro - opinions plz

    Pulled the trigger without any demo. Thanks for all the info and feedback on the gravity pro. Now it's time to cross fingers, lol.
  13. GuilhermeG

    Head i. prestige mp user considering a switch to gravity pro - opinions plz

    Not really, unfortunately. How about quality control... are the specs all over the place or did head improve in the last couple years? All my 4 prestiges have a maximum 2g difference in weight (two weight the same, one has 1g less, and one is 1g heavier).
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    Head i. prestige mp user considering a switch to gravity pro - opinions plz

    Thanks a lot for the detailed comparison. I'm from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil.
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    Head i. prestige mp user considering a switch to gravity pro - opinions plz

    Been using the i. prestige MP for quite some time, but recently I've started to consider some change, since my body doesn't recover as fast as before and the racquet unforgiveness kinda cripples my game against consistent players. All my racquets have oehms leather grip and weight 352g strung...
  16. GuilhermeG

    Who are you top 10 service motions?

    I really liked Tommy Haas service motion. Shaped my serve after him. Enviado de meu SM-G9600 usando o Tapatalk
  17. GuilhermeG

    Here's what the top guys will look like in 25-30 years

    Best topic of the day. :-D:-D:-D Delpo looks like he'll have that look in about 10 years. Cilic looks like Santa in some sort of off-season, not using a full beard. Surprisingly, Murray is the one who aged better, imo. Btw, Nadal with that much hair left is a very optimistic guess.
  18. GuilhermeG

    Just more curiousity than anything: Any top ATP guys still using the Prestige (and/or pro stock variants)?

    And it's absolutely amazing that he was able to use that forehand swing on a prestige. Also, kinda proves that topspin is more tecnique based than anything... I bet the rpm on his shots was pretty much the same or very close to current standards when he was using the prestige.
  19. GuilhermeG

    Head i.Prestige MP

    Still rocking those babes also. Tried synthetic grips for a while for a little more racket speed, but the feel is so amazing when you add leather... Had to change it back. [emoji16] Enviado de meu SM-G9600 usando o Tapatalk
  20. GuilhermeG

    2019 Roland Garros FINAL: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem

    Thiem's shots already dropping much closer to the net. :(
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    2019 Roland Garros FINAL: Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem

    Impressive how Thiem can hit some monster shots while completely off-balance. My tennis coaches from the past would be all over his ears.
  22. GuilhermeG

    Post Pictures of your Racquets and Tennis Gear

    Thanks! I had no idea old prestiges tended to get rounder. My dropweight machine has a 6-point mounting system, so I guess that helps. I always take my time to string my racquets, and never rush to finish quick. Each stringing takes ~1 hour. Stringing feels like some sort of weird therapy...
  23. GuilhermeG

    The Cult of PT57

    My beloved i. prestige's (PT57E). Btw, I sold both my PT 280's, one chinese and one austrian made. I thought the chinese one was way better to hit with. Don't fall for the "made in austria is superior" trap... it's all very personal and you should try it for yourself.
  24. GuilhermeG

    Post Pictures of your Racquets and Tennis Gear

    My four I. Prestige's MP. I recently replaced the original buttcaps with the new model, which looks cooler and fits the new head sensor.
  25. GuilhermeG

    Any 5.0 Players Switch From Players Frame to Babolat and Get Even Better?

    I know I didn't exactly discover the wheel, but I thought it was good to post my impressions, since that was my first experience with a babolat frame. Today I intend to practice only using my trusted prestige's and see how it goes. Oh, and btw, even though I was using a stick almost 20g...
  26. GuilhermeG

    Any 5.0 Players Switch From Players Frame to Babolat and Get Even Better?

    Today I hit with the pure aero tour for about two hours, including some baseline hitting and a full set. Here are my impressions: Pros: - Raw, untamed power (*star wars geek*); - Highly maneuverable (the tour version is more head light); - Very easy to accelerate, which translates into a LOT...
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    Any 5.0 Players Switch From Players Frame to Babolat and Get Even Better?

    I use the i. Prestige MP as my go to racquet, but I'll demo the pure aero tour to check all the fuzz around those bab racquets. I've played many guys with horrible tecnique that just keep hitting winners after winners and who hit lightning speed serves, all using a pure drive or pure aero...
  28. GuilhermeG

    Fast swinging racquet for serving?

    Try switching to a more head light balance first. To me it feels much easier to serve using a ~10 pts HL racquet than using a racquet 20g lighter but with a 4 pts HL balance. Enviado de meu Moto G (5) Plus usando Tapatalk
  29. GuilhermeG

    Best Prestige Mid Plus

    As for best cosmetics, I'm gonna say graphene xt, and youtek prestige as a close second. Intelligence line would look so much better without those yellow "intellifiber" strips. :( Enviado de meu Moto G (5) Plus usando Tapatalk
  30. GuilhermeG

    Best Prestige Mid Plus

    Yep. Enviado de meu Moto G (5) Plus usando Tapatalk
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