Love your Prestige Mids people.

ShahofTennis

Hall of Fame
A true players racquet. The manliest of all sticks man has ever wielded. Fit to be hung alongside the heads of hunted game you have slain with its 89.5 sq inch head size. Requiring to be strung with the chest hair of those who dare use it. Thousands of women have slept upon its string bed only to never be called back the next day. An absolutely praiseworthy racquet that needs no introduction: The Head Prestige Mid/Classic 600 series.

The Prestige Mid/Classic 600 brings your game to the table. The Hallmark 18X20 12.2+oz racquet is amongst the greatest control frames to have ever been made.

Show your appreciation for this Iconic frame.
 
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vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
HEAD did indeed discontinue the Prestige Mid 18x20. They replaced it with the new Graphene Prestige Rev Pro. A slightly larger, wider, and 16x19 racquet that weighs 300g!!!!
 

Smasher08

Legend
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Cup8489

G.O.A.T.
Still wish I could track a few down!

I have never hit a prestige I didn't like.. just not personally good enough to make it work right.

Love me some 18x20 mids though!
 

klementine

Hall of Fame
I believe my professed love for these classic molds has been made clear on the boards. I saw this thread yesterday and decided to take an MgPresMid to the courts this morning.

The ball-quality is quite noticeable with the PresMid. Low-dippy strikes that skid off the court. Blind, short angles. A monster at net and on serve.

If you're motivated and have eaten your Wheaties, there's not much out there that compares to the feel.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
I believe my professed love for these classic molds has been made clear on the boards. I saw this thread yesterday and decided to take an MgPresMid to the courts this morning.

The ball-quality is quite noticeable with the PresMid. Low-dippy strikes that skid off the court. Blind, short angles. A monster at net and on serve.

If you're motivated and have eaten your Wheaties, there's not much out there that compares to the feel.

Some monster servers have used these sticks:
Ivanisevic
Philippoussis
Safin
Joachim Johansson
 

Lavs

Hall of Fame
I remember back in the days when I was capable of competing with my trusty i.Prestige Mid. And it was fun and success. Nowadays I think it can only be fun for me (with no success).. Anybody who uses Mids in a real match out there?
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
I remember back in the days when I was capable of competing with my trusty i.Prestige Mid. And it was fun and success. Nowadays I think it can only be fun for me (with no success).. Anybody who uses Mids in a real match out there?

I do!:twisted:
 

klementine

Hall of Fame
Yup, I do from time to time. Ladders matches and some league play. You really got to be aggressive and stay on the gas. If you leave a window open for the opponent and get into defensive stances, you're asking for trouble. Chasing a high bouncing ball, stretched out wide can put you at a disadvantage.

If you get out once a week, IMO, you're better off with an MP. The Mids, especially the 18x20 ones like the Prestige, need regular hitting.
 

coolschreiber

Hall of Fame
I remember back in the days when I was capable of competing with my trusty i.Prestige Mid. And it was fun and success. Nowadays I think it can only be fun for me (with no success).. Anybody who uses Mids in a real match out there?

I do too. I actually win more with my prestige mid than any other racket I have. That includes PDR, Prestige Pro, K90. Suits my playing style most. But just for hitting I like the k90 the best.

As the wise klementine has pointed out you just need some court time with it... about twice a week atleast.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
I feel like a hit harder and still keep good control with the Prestige Mid. I will admit I do have a favorite Prestige Mid model. The nice thing about these racquets is you can strung them low for power and still have nice control.
 

Smasher08

Legend
I remember back in the days when I was capable of competing with my trusty i.Prestige Mid. And it was fun and success. Nowadays I think it can only be fun for me (with no success).. Anybody who uses Mids in a real match out there?

Of course, all the time. With healthy amounts of lead and loose strings.


I feel like a hit harder and still keep good control with the Prestige Mid. I will admit I do have a favorite Prestige Mid model. The nice thing about these racquets is you can strung them low for power and still have nice control.

Exactly! :)
 

Sunshine22

New User
I feel like a hit harder and still keep good control with the Prestige Mid. I will admit I do have a favorite Prestige Mid model. The nice thing about these racquets is you can strung them low for power and still have nice control.

Ok, you have my curiosity piqued - which is your favorite Prestige Mid model?

Thx
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Ok, you have my curiosity piqued - which is your favorite Prestige Mid model?

Thx

The Prestige Pro/Prestige Classic 600. Its soft yet still firm with it being the most powerful out of the line. Also the feel is so addictive! Its incredibly easy on the arm for being a demanding players frame. I have never heard of anyone having arm issues playing with them.
My second favorite is the IG Prestige Mid. It's the closest to the originals.
 
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SpinToWin

Talk Tennis Guru
The Prestige Pro/Prestige Classic 600. Its soft yet still firm with it being the most powerful out of the line. Also the feel is so addictive! Its incredibly easy on the arm for being a demanding players frame. I have never heard of anyone having arm issues playing with them.
My second favorite is the IG Prestige Mid. It's the closest to the originals.

holy smokes you rate the IG THAT high?! :shock: I'll need to buy one at some point... By the way, which version are the ones with the green grommets (they look awesome!)?
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
holy smokes you rate the IG THAT high?! :shock: I'll need to buy one at some point... By the way, which version are the ones with the green grommets (they look awesome!)?

Its called the Prestige 600 with green grommets.. The TXP, Prestige Pro, Prestige Pro 600, Prestige 600, and Prestige Classic 600 all have the same layup just different paint jobs.
 
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AC10S

New User
Big fan of the PC600's as well and posted my omage to old school on the classics thread. I have been using the "Classic" Mid version and just use the Babolat Skin Feel (no overwrap) to get a tacky, no grooves and sharp beveled feel. The plastic collar on the PC600 version is just a little tough for my left hand on the two hander (or maybe I just don't want to wear off the Head logo :))
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Big fan of the PC600's as well and posted my omage to old school on the classics thread. I have been using the "Classic" Mid version and just use the Babolat Skin Feel (no overwrap) to get a tacky, no grooves and sharp beveled feel. The plastic collar on the PC600 version is just a little tough for my left hand on the two hander (or maybe I just don't want to wear off the Head logo :))

Have you though about having the over grip over the collar. Or you could remove the the collar and pallet then you can put on longer pallets like the "Classic" Mid labeled frames.
 
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