Calling all Prestige afficionados! Need help!

nyc

Hall of Fame
I'm down to my last two Prestige Pro IG Youtek sticks and I'm trying to find a worthy replacement when the time comes....hairline cracks started to appear.....so rather sooner than later

Which current racquet plays and FEELS the most similar? I demoed the outgoing current Prestige Pro but thought it played more hollow/plasticky. Is that really my best option?

Can you recommend me a worthy replacement? Biased towards HEAD/Tecnifibre grip shape, but open.

Thanks for your help!
 

MattHeup

New User
Maybe if you can hold out to the next gen later this year (or maybe AO 2022? I'm no insider) it's shaping up to be pretty good. Potentially better feel with the new tech. I don't know much about it but @Raizu has played with the line. All I know is the paint looks amazing.
 

taylor15

Hall of Fame
Maybe if you can hold out to the next gen later this year (or maybe AO 2022? I'm no insider) it's shaping up to be pretty good. Potentially better feel with the new tech. I don't know much about it but @Raizu has played with the line. All I know is the paint looks amazing.
Where did you find the paint job?
 

nyc

Hall of Fame
Maybe if you can hold out to the next gen later this year (or maybe AO 2022? I'm no insider) it's shaping up to be pretty good. Potentially better feel with the new tech. I don't know much about it but @Raizu has played with the line. All I know is the paint looks amazing.
Specs look good, curious about the feel
 

Raizu

Rookie
Specs look good, curious about the feel
It feels a bit softer. Think classic 6.1 but not quite as soft. It’s a step in the right direction though. Best Prestige I’ve played with besides my own.
 
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Raizu

Rookie
I'm down to my last two Prestige Pro IG Youtek sticks and I'm trying to find a worthy replacement when the time comes....hairline cracks started to appear.....so rather sooner than later

Which current racquet plays and FEELS the most similar? I demoed the outgoing current Prestige Pro but thought it played more hollow/plasticky. Is that really my best option?

Can you recommend me a worthy replacement? Biased towards HEAD/Tecnifibre grip shape, but open.

Thanks for your help!
You will like the new prestige. The new construction gives it a softer feel in the throat
 

nyc

Hall of Fame
It feels a bit softer. Think classic 6.1 but not quite as soft. It’s a step in the right direction though. Best Prestige I’ve played with besides my own.
Sounds intriguing - do we know anything about launch date?
 

JustTennis76

Professional
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I'm down to my last two Prestige Pro IG Youtek sticks and I'm trying to find a worthy replacement when the time comes....hairline cracks started to appear.....so rather sooner than later

Which current racquet plays and FEELS the most similar? I demoed the outgoing current Prestige Pro but thought it played more hollow/plasticky. Is that really my best option?

Can you recommend me a worthy replacement? Biased towards HEAD/Tecnifibre grip shape, but open.tt

Thanks for your help!
I have not found any new ones that play like the IG or the prior Youtek version which I still use. I keep looking on the auction site or here for someone selling used ones in great shape. I think it's more mental. If you think you can adapt to the new feel, you will get over it and start embracing the new technology stuff. I am not there yet but may one day have to.
 

AceyMan

Semi-Pro
Make sure you carefully read which is which when they come out.
Hmm ... I think I like the new taxonomy. I can adapt to that.

The PJ sounds good (of course, anything your toddler picked out would be better than the last five years of HEAD colorways <eyeroll>).
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Hmm ... I think I like the new taxonomy. I can adapt to that.

The PJ sounds good (of course, anything your toddler picked out would be better than the last five years of HEAD colorways <eyeroll>).
Current PJs look good in person some not so good on pictures. Moving forward they look awesome (next Prestige, speed, extreme…and what’s coming after.
Head is doing the right thing!
 

nyc

Hall of Fame
So is below correct? @Raizu @dr325i




Tour (Formerly Pro) 16X19

95sq in

329 Static

337 SW

32.9 cm

64 - RA



MP (Formerly Tour) 18x19

99sq in

330.5 static

325 SW

33cm

63 - RA



Pro (Formerly MP) 18x20

98sq in

344 static

324 SW

32.2 cm

60 - RA
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
So is below correct? @Raizu @dr325i




Tour (Formerly Pro) 16X19

95sq in

329 Static

337 SW

32.9 cm

64 - RA



MP (Formerly Tour) 18x19

99sq in

330.5 static

325 SW

33cm

63 - RA



Pro (Formerly MP) 18x20

98sq in

344 static

324 SW

32.2 cm

60 - RA
I cannot share the specs yet. They layups and paintjob will change and so will the specs
 
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