NEW Prestige MP 360

I have been playing with the new Babolat Pure Strike 18x20, Luxilon @ 52lbs or Wilson Champions Choice at 53/51lbs. Thinking of demoing the MP for fun. Wouldn't mind a lower powered racquet with more control.
 

fjcamry

Semi-Pro
I also have the tk82s on my prestige pro. Maybe it does have the tk82 on the mp but that would seem strange to me.

The only way to see is to take off the grip and look for the pallet bare then see the code for the pallet


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fjcamry

Semi-Pro
Fairly sure the new 360+ Prestiges come with the Speed TK82S pallets installed by default.

My Pro did at least, swapped them back to traditional TK82 pallets myself though.

Ok sorry I guess I was wrong . Will check to make sure . Anything wrong with the new grip?


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Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
Ok sorry I guess I was wrong . Will check to make sure . Anything wrong with the new grip?

Nothing necessarily wrong with it, it's just preference.

I use the TK82S shape on my 360 Radicals with no big issue.

Had just forgotten what the TK82 shape felt like and thought I'd swap to them whilst I had to move down a size anyways.

I used to play with Head as a junior, so it's not as if I'm unfamiliar with the traditional shape. I mentioned it in another thread somewhere, but the TK82 feels a lot better for Continental things, like serves and volleys.

For forehands, it can feel like my hand is a bit further western that I'd like, so I probably go a bit more towards semi-western, but i don't really foresee any issues.

I'm aiming to have some hitting time next week to actually get back on court and try the racket out. Also get to probe out how my wrist is doing :unsure:.
 
Oh lordy, I hit with an original Head Pro Tour 280 today...that really was unreal. Anyone have an idea on the RA of that racquet? It was so soft even with ancient poly in it. Precise, power. It was like the first time you get into a really nice car or a perfectly balanced chefs knife, that thing was otherworldly. Is there even anything close to that in modern racquets?
 

Return_Ace

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Oh lordy, I hit with an original Head Pro Tour 280 today...that really was unreal. Anyone have an idea on the RA of that racquet? It was so soft even with ancient poly in it. Precise, power. It was like the first time you get into a really nice car or a perfectly balanced chefs knife, that thing was otherworldly. Is there even anything close to that in modern racquets?

You're probably better off looking/asking in these threads:


 

Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
I’ve heard rumor the new Prestige MP is close?

I think it depends who you ask.

It's probably "closer" in feel than the previous entries in the Graphene series.

Personally have no experience with the 360+ MP, and don't think my PT280 is anything particularly special :censored:.

@vsbabolat would be able to point you in a better direction.
 

Daphantom99

New User
Oh lordy, I hit with an original Head Pro Tour 280 today...that really was unreal. Anyone have an idea on the RA of that racquet? It was so soft even with ancient poly in it. Precise, power. It was like the first time you get into a really nice car or a perfectly balanced chefs knife, that thing was otherworldly. Is there even anything close to that in modern racquets?
I sold mine.. i had the opposite feeling. It felt like wet noodles... similar to the Wilson Ultras.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
And that's called nostalgia. At least companies are starting a trend to less stiff racquets. How much feel you think they have is up to you.
 
I am surprised they don't all make at least one lower RA - I mean I guess within reason they do. Babolat Pure Strike is 66, Yonex HD18x20 is 58 (I think), MP is 61, Wilson Blade v7 62. I like the lower RA so I can put gut/poly in 'em and not stress on overhitting. I am personally stoked to get this demo!
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
And there is a whole section called Classic Racquet Talk to wax lyrically about the Prestige iterations of yore.

And that's called nostalgia. At least companies are starting a trend to less stiff racquets. How much feel you think they have is up to you.
 

Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
Managed to finally go out and have a proper hit this morning with my Pro(s), my wrist isn't really thanking me for it :censored:.

Just thought I'd provide some more feedback.

Racket feel is a little different to what I'd initially gotten from the bounce test, racket feels quite stiff on contact, yet still very precise. I do quite like it, although the feel on contact isn't as pocketed as my 360 Radical, that could be a string issue however, as they came with full poly whereas i'm normally a poly/multi hybrid. I definitely didn't have any stability issues with the racket however, which is exactly what I wanted (going lighter but retaining stability).

The launch angle was a lot lower than what I was used to with my Radicals as well, not sure if that's due to slightly differences in grip from the TK82 pallets.

One thing I have an issue with is there's a weight difference between the two rackets I got, ~ 5-8g (can't remember off the top of my head, maybe 335g vs 343g, i think). Definitely felt like one was more head heavy and a bit harder to swing than the other (haven't actually checked to see if it's the higher static weight one yet though).

I can't really go into any further depth as it was a fairly short hit and I wasn't really on form due to being out of it for a month, footwork was all over the place and I was having issues swinging the rackets to contact on time (not due to swingweight, more due to having lost strength during my recovery period).
 
Hit with the MP last night, to be fair it had crappy strings - looked like something from a Kmart racquet circa 1988. At any rate, I really wasn't impressed. I also demoed the new Yonex HD 18x20 and the new Djokovic model. The Djokovic was my favorite, I love the feel of the Yonex ( I generally like Yonex) but too much weight in the handle and not enough in the head. The MP felt thin, tiny, not as soft as its suggested RA. I am not saying it was bad, I just wasn't wowed enough to switch from my current racquet (new Babolat Pure Strike 18x20). Plus, I am about to become a PT57 fanboy :p
 

fjcamry

Semi-Pro
Head uses tk82s grips on all model lines. Would be the same on the 360 radicals and 360 prestige’s. It’s the sweet spot being more toward the top making the prestige’s more accurate . Try to get the ball contact more towards the tip .

What i I did was to use the tourna original dry xl blue overgrip instead of the Wilson pro tacky grip . It helps with the tk82s grips on the head rackets.

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1HBHfanatic

Legend
-got to try the new h.prest.pro and h.prest.tour (both the new graph360+ versions)
-both solid offerings

-the prest.PRO is a 95" version, so it lends itself well for the 1HBH!!, easy through the air
-the prest.pro is no toy!!, its solid and fast through the air; not as heavy as a wil.RF.97 but very close, if you are not ready for PRO weight, you are gonna feel it after a while
-the new grapghene 360+ is a good material for this racquet, no funny vibrations
-good stick for 4.5s and above, great college player option IMO
-I tried it with head.velocity and head.lynx strings and found them to work well with both
-no hotspots from the 95" head, just a solid option for a serious club player and above
-great new racquet for a topspin 1HBH, IMO!!
-I was able to target shots with flat and spin

-the prest.tour is a 99" head size and a bit lighter, but not hollow feeling
-its heavy enough for stability and no bad vibration on returns
-not a bad racquet either; no free power, it gives what you put into it
-slices where pretty good, what you'de expect from a 21mm thick frame
-does not get pushed arround
-imo this would be a good doubles frame for 4.0 and above play
-this would also fit as a good 2HBH frame,, but what do i know about 2HBH, haaa

-i got to try the MP also. but ill need to hit it again to get a good opinion on it
-soo far the prest.pro has my vote for the best in this release, its just a good feeling 1HBH stick
 
-soo far the prest.pro has my vote for the best in this release, its just a good feeling 1HBH stick
When I demoed the new prestige line, Pro was the best stick for me. I could never gel with the mp. It felt underpowered and flimsy. But, still the Pro was not a justifiable switch from my 93p. May be, if I had tried Pro with a gut poly hybrid, I could have liked it more. But, that is where the demos suck. You don’t have any say on the strings or tension.
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
Unfortunately the new MP is a dud.

J

-did you get a chance to compare the graph-touch (previous version) vs this new graph-360?
-is it the weight or the feel you are not liking about the new one?

-ill have to hit with it some more, but the MP is a mixed bag for me!,
-a heavy 98" racquet is always a bad combo for me and my 1HBH
-its low powered from the thin frame 20mm (even thinner than last version)
-the 18/20 pattern can make racquets string/tension sensitive
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
-did you get a chance to compare the graph-touch (previous version) vs this new graph-360?
-is it the weight or the feel you are not liking about the new one?

-ill have to hit with it some more, but the MP is a mixed bag for me!,
-a heavy 98" racquet is always a bad combo for me and my 1HBH
-its low powered from the thin frame 20mm (even thinner than last version)
-the 18/20 pattern can make racquets string/tension sensitive

I liked the previous version. This one I had a lot of control issues which is odd for me because I can play with anything. It just sprayed.

J
 

Bobby O

New User
-got to try the new h.prest.pro and h.prest.tour (both the new graph360+ versions)
-both solid offerings

-the prest.PRO is a 95" version, so it lends itself well for the 1HBH!!, easy through the air
-the prest.pro is no toy!!, its solid and fast through the air; not as heavy as a wil.RF.97 but very close, if you are not ready for PRO weight, you are gonna feel it after a while
-the new grapghene 360+ is a good material for this racquet, no funny vibrations
-good stick for 4.5s and above, great college player option IMO
-I tried it with head.velocity and head.lynx strings and found them to work well with both
-no hotspots from the 95" head, just a solid option for a serious club player and above
-great new racquet for a topspin 1HBH, IMO!!
-I was able to target shots with flat and spin

-the prest.tour is a 99" head size and a bit lighter, but not hollow feeling
-its heavy enough for stability and no bad vibration on returns
-not a bad racquet either; no free power, it gives what you put into it
-slices where pretty good, what you'de expect from a 21mm thick frame
-does not get pushed arround
-imo this would be a good doubles frame for 4.0 and above play
-this would also fit as a good 2HBH frame,, but what do i know about 2HBH, haaa

-i got to try the MP also. but ill need to hit it again to get a good opinion on it
-soo far the prest.pro has my vote for the best in this release, its just a good feeling 1HBH stick
1HBHfanatic - how would you compare the Prestige Pro to the VCORE 95 or either of the CX 200 Tours (if you have played with them)? I also use a 1HBH and am looking for a compatible racquet.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
1HBHfanatic - how would you compare the Prestige Pro to the VCORE 95 or either of the CX 200 Tours (if you have played with them)? I also use a 1HBH and am looking for a compatible racquet.

Way more power and spin than the CX200, but more unpredictable.

J
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
1HBHfanatic - how would you compare the Prestige Pro to the VCORE 95 or either of the CX 200 Tours (if you have played with them)? I also use a 1HBH and am looking for a compatible racquet.

-not a good/fair comperason IMO , 2 diff. weight classes!!
-y.vcore.95 feels hollow in comperason to the h.pres.pro(95")
-also the yonex.vcore.95 has a very, very, very small sweetspot, and lots of lead is needed to stabilize the racquet when hit off center, try the vcore.98 or vcore.100 instead, much better in that weight class
-a better comparison would be the y.vcore.pro 310/330(97") vs the head.prest.pro, same weight class
-i havent hit with the new srixon/dunlops
 

Bobby O

New User
Thank you. Sorry - I should have said that any racquet I get would be weighted up to around 12.3 ounces, give or take. I was also considering the Yonex VCORE Pro 97 line (including the HD), but would need to demo them.
 
Thank you. Sorry - I should have said that any racquet I get would be weighted up to around 12.3 ounces, give or take. I was also considering the Yonex VCORE Pro 97 line (including the HD), but would need to demo them.
I did demo the VCORE 97 pro HD alongside the prestige line. Not sure if it was the flex of the 97HD, I just did not like it. It is not that I have not played with flex racquets. I used the Volkl pb10 for many years. And, for whatever reason, it felt weird on the 1HBH. I tried both the poly and multi filament demo versions. Liked neither.
 

Bobby O

New User
I did demo the VCORE 97 pro HD alongside the prestige line. Not sure if it was the flex of the 97HD, I just did not like it. It is not that I have not played with flex racquets. I used the Volkl pb10 for many years. And, for whatever reason, it felt weird on the 1HBH. I tried both the poly and multi filament demo versions. Liked neither.
Interesting - that is also what the Tennisnerd said about the HD and the OHBH when he first tried it (but I think he now likes it with the OHBH). I hear a lot of mixed reactions with that racquet, which makes me a bit leary. Still like the two Dunlop CX 200 Tours a lot - will look at the Prestiges and maybe the other VCORE Pros as well. So many player type racquets that have been released recently!
 

Rocket54

New User
Af
Ok, so third re-string in, this time with Head Lynx at 42/40. Huh, it seems this frame is very string sensitive. Had the same experience with the Gravity Pro, didn't like it with anything other than the strings it came with which was Head Lynx. Don't know what it is, but the newer Head frames pair really well with Lynx. I actually do like the string overall, but find it doesn't have the best snap-back for a poly.

Hitting with the MP today with Head Lynx and it actually felt nice. Good pocketing, power and spin were available when I setup right. It actually has a place and to me it sits somewhere between a Blade v7 and a Pure Strike 18x20 in terms of feel in a package with the traditional prestige weight and balance. Not as muted/flexy as the Blade, not as stiff/raw as the Strike. If you feel you want a more head light Blade or Strike but can't seem to find the right specs this is something to look into. The MP cuts through the air nicely which is beneficial to those accustomed to a more headlight balance.

Other comments stating that the new MP is like a Gravity Pro that is easier to swing through the contact zone and more control orientated are a pretty good description of what this frame is. It does have a smaller sweet-spot than the Gravity Pro so this is for the player that is looking for modern lower powered precision frame. I found it hard to get accustomed to the larger head-size of the Gravity Pro also, so I might lean toward the Prestige MP personally for my game between the two. Overall I think the Gravity Pro offers more if you don't mind the head size/shape.

The frame requires a fair bit of work it seems to get the right string setup and fair bit of work to use effectively, so yeah this frame will not be in the wheelhouse of a lot of players preferences. It actually does have some redeeming qualities if your are willing to persist with tinkering. In this respect, it is probably similar to the Ultra Tour 97. I found the Ultra Tour to be a lot work, there was something there but I could never get the right specs or string setup to be completely happy with it. With the Prestige MP I don't think it requires any weight or customization (at least the one that I have. QC disclaimer: your experience may vary), just need to find the right string and tension.

Will continue tinkering with it and see how things progress.
After hitting with the MP several times per week for several weeks i agree that it does not require any added weight. I tried adding weight at 12 o'clock and also tried extra weight at 3 and 9 and found that the frame became too powerful to the point of losing control. In it's stock form it's precise, solid and has great stability and control. I have mine strung with Isospeed Control Classic at 45 lbs and the feel is outstanding. Loving it.
 

Gee

Hall of Fame
Ok, so third re-string in, this time with Head Lynx at 42/40. Huh, it seems this frame is very string sensitive. Had the same experience with the Gravity Pro, didn't like it with anything other than the strings it came with which was Head Lynx. Don't know what it is, but the newer Head frames pair really well with Lynx. I actually do like the string overall, but find it doesn't have the best snap-back for a poly.

Hitting with the MP today with Head Lynx and it actually felt nice. Good pocketing, power and spin were available when I setup right. It actually has a place and to me it sits somewhere between a Blade v7 and a Pure Strike 18x20 in terms of feel in a package with the traditional prestige weight and balance. Not as muted/flexy as the Blade, not as stiff/raw as the Strike. If you feel you want a more head light Blade or Strike but can't seem to find the right specs this is something to look into. The MP cuts through the air nicely which is beneficial to those accustomed to a more headlight balance.

Other comments stating that the new MP is like a Gravity Pro that is easier to swing through the contact zone and more control orientated are a pretty good description of what this frame is. It does have a smaller sweet-spot than the Gravity Pro so this is for the player that is looking for modern lower powered precision frame. I found it hard to get accustomed to the larger head-size of the Gravity Pro also, so I might lean toward the Prestige MP personally for my game between the two. Overall I think the Gravity Pro offers more if you don't mind the head size/shape.

The frame requires a fair bit of work it seems to get the right string setup and fair bit of work to use effectively, so yeah this frame will not be in the wheelhouse of a lot of players preferences. It actually does have some redeeming qualities if your are willing to persist with tinkering. In this respect, it is probably similar to the Ultra Tour 97. I found the Ultra Tour to be a lot work, there was something there but I could never get the right specs or string setup to be completely happy with it. With the Prestige MP I don't think it requires any weight or customization (at least the one that I have. QC disclaimer: your experience may vary), just need to find the right string and tension.

Will continue tinkering with it and see how things progress.
Nice review, especially your comparison between the Ultra Tour, Prestige MP and Gravity Pro!
I would like to know a little more details about the MP and Gravity Pro vs the UT.

Recently I play with an customized UT (346 grams 31,6 mm balance and about 320-325 SW). I really like the feel and control of the UT but (though I have well developed strokes) I guess I can a little more forgiveness when I'll play on clay often this year.

In that respect I think the Gravity Pro would be good candidate but I am not sure because the new design of the Prestige MP sounds very interesting to me as well with a more forgiven real 98 sq inch head size and a thinner beam of 20 mm. I also always liked the bumper guard system of the Prestige as you can hide lead underneath it if possible. I am also glad they replaced the grip with Speed (TK82S) pallets that 'll save me a lot of customization.

Besides I much prefer the classic red paintjob vs the weird (red/turquoise) flip paintjob of the Gravity Pro (though the paintjob is not the important detail).

Your points about the better maneuverability of the 98sq vs 100 head size are also valid to me as I am used to 95-98 frames as well.
A few years I tried a Angell TC100 16x19 that was too powerful for my game and I lost control during rallies. Maybe the 18x20 string pattern of the Pro would fix that. However I was able to hit faster serves because of the bigger head size.

How is the feel of the Heads MP and Gravity Pro vs the Ultra Tour?
 

galapagos

Hall of Fame
Nice review, especially your comparison between the Ultra Tour, Prestige MP and Gravity Pro!
I would like to know a little more details about the MP and Gravity Pro vs the UT.

Recently I play with an customized UT (346 grams 31,6 mm balance and about 320-325 SW). I really like the feel and control of the UT but (though I have well developed strokes) I guess I can a little more forgiveness when I'll play on clay often this year.

In that respect I think the Gravity Pro would be good candidate but I am not sure because the new design of the Prestige MP sounds very interesting to me as well with a more forgiven real 98 sq inch head size and a thinner beam of 20 mm. I also always liked the bumper guard system of the Prestige as you can hide lead underneath it if possible. I am also glad they replaced the grip with Speed (TK82S) pallets that 'll save me a lot of customization.

Besides I much prefer the classic red paintjob vs the weird (red/turquoise) flip paintjob of the Gravity Pro (though the paintjob is not the important detail).

Your points about the better maneuverability of the 98sq vs 100 head size are also valid to me as I am used to 95-98 frames as well.
A few years I tried a Angell TC100 16x19 that was too powerful for my game and I lost control during rallies. Maybe the 18x20 string pattern of the Pro would fix that. However I was able to hit faster serves because of the bigger head size.

How is the feel of the Heads MP and Gravity Pro vs the Ultra Tour?
Hey Gee ! I remember you were tc95 18x20 fan just like me. I can tell you that I liked prestige mp more than gravity pro mainly because of the feel. Gravity pro you can really feel its a bigger headsize. The way it launches the ball - Its less "uniform". It was a very nice demo but I am afraid playing it during summer might reveal the lack of control i seek in racquets. Right now I am using tc95 16x19 as it's still has that uniform flex, great feel of tc95 18x20 but with easier acces to spin and more forvigeness. If angell wasnt my main stick I would switch to prestige mp or dunlop cx tour 18x20 :)
 

Gee

Hall of Fame
Hey Gee ! I remember you were tc95 18x20 fan just like me. I can tell you that I liked prestige mp more than gravity pro mainly because of the feel. Gravity pro you can really feel its a bigger headsize. The way it launches the ball - Its less "uniform". It was a very nice demo but I am afraid playing it during summer might reveal the lack of control i seek in racquets. Right now I am using tc95 16x19 as it's still has that uniform flex, great feel of tc95 18x20 but with easier acces to spin and more forvigeness. If angell wasnt my main stick I would switch to prestige mp or dunlop cx tour 18x20 :)
Thanks for your feedback and suggestions.
You're right. I'll consider the TC95 16x19 as well.
 

Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
One thing I have an issue with is there's a weight difference between the two rackets I got, ~ 5-8g (can't remember off the top of my head, maybe 335g vs 343g, i think). Definitely felt like one was more head heavy and a bit harder to swing than the other (haven't actually checked to see if it's the higher static weight one yet though).

Cut out the strings since I decided to restring them back into a hybrid to put less impact on my wrist.

Looks like I definitely was unlucky with the Head QC lottery, one comes in at 315g (8pt HL) and the other at 322g (7pt HL) :cry:, both with Oehm Leather Grips installed.

Now just waiting for them to be strung so I can re-measure with swingweight to decide how I want to match them :unsure:.
 

ProRadTour

Semi-Pro
How is the feel othe Heads MP and Gravity Pro vs the Ultra Tour?

Overall I preferred the response and feel of the Prestige MP and Gravity Pro to the Ultra Tour.

I think the Prestige MP and Gravity Pro have a little more give to them/more pocketing than the Ultra Tour, it's been a while since I have hit the Ultra Tour so I am going of memory. Also, I really like the stock specs of the Prestige MP, and mine came with a swing weight of 330 strung, which is right where I like it.

The Gravity Pro seems to have a lot of weight through the throat/4 & 8 region, I found it a little cumbersome to get through the contact zone. However the feel is really nice, a nice combination of feeling crisp and uniform with the some nice pocketing.

Overall I would still choose the MP of the three for my game. I think it is probably the most versatile unless you customize the Ultra Tour to your preferred specs. I now have a swing-weight machine, so I will likely get the Ultra Pro v3 and customize to my preferred specs in the future. When I had the UT I was kind of guesstimating with the mods I tried. I am hoping the feel of the UT has been updated, I did manage to acquire a H19 after I had the UT, and the H19 has a much nicer feel and response. So I am hoping the new V3 might be closer to the H19 feel/response than the v2.

One frame that doesn't get enough love I think is the Gravity Tour, I think I actually like it more than the Gravity Pro and the Prestige MP. The 22mm beam just makes it an easier frame to use without sacrificing too much with maneuverability and it isn't over powered. I would recommend giving it a demo if you can. If there was a 100sq inch frame I would switch to, this would likely be the one. The Gravity Pro has received a lot of positive feedback, the Tour for me just amplifies those positives and is an easier to use frame, there is also some room to modify as the base weight is 305 grams. The Gravity Pro doesn't leave a lot of room for mods.

If you haven't tried it yet, have to also throw in the Blade 98 v7. It's a bit hit and miss with Wilson QC, but i f you can use the matching service and get one with a unstrung swing-weight of 295, it will come in with a swing weight of around 330 strung. I have one tail weighted with a leather grip and blue tack in the butt cap basically to the specs of your UT and it's just a super frame. It has more pop than the UT and the feel is also much nicer IMO. However you can get some that have a higher swing weight and at that point for me they just become a bit too clubby.

In saying of all that, my go to frame is still the VCore Pro 97. Have mostly played with the 330, however recently have modified a 310 with a leather grip and lead at 10 & 2, which gets me to a strung swing-weight of 335, 31.5 cm balance and 348 grams with over-grip and rubber band dampener. The modified 310 is about 7-8 grams lighter than my 330s which helps, and it's been a joy to use without sacrificing too much with stability. For my game this is still my favorite frame and nothing has been able to displace it from top spot for my game. For me its the most well rounded frame and the 16 x 19 pattern with the 20mm beam gives me great control and great access to spin also.

As you can tell I am bit of a racquetholic haha. Hope the long winded response helps in some way :)
 

sanister

Professional
Cut out the strings since I decided to restring them back into a hybrid to put less impact on my wrist.

Looks like I definitely was unlucky with the Head QC lottery, one comes in at 315g (8pt HL) and the other at 322g (7pt HL) :cry:, both with Oehm Leather Grips installed.

Now just waiting for them to be strung so I can re-measure with swingweight to decide how I want to match them :unsure:.
Side note but I really love the Oehms leather grips. Legend has it that the current owner actually provided Head with the famed Calfskin for a long time before he decided to come with his own branded grips. You can tell that they are def high quality. Or atleast they were till a couple of years ago when I bought a bunch directly from him. Haven't purchased recently so can't speak for today's versions. I got both tan and black and they are absolutely fantastic. Same quality as Head Calfskin.
 

Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
Side note but I really love the Oehms leather grips. Legend has it that the current owner actually provided Head with the famed Calfskin for a long time before he decided to come with his own branded grips. You can tell that they are def high quality. Or atleast they were till a couple of years ago when I bought a bunch directly from him. Haven't purchased recently so can't speak for today's versions. I got both tan and black and they are absolutely fantastic. Same quality as Head Calfskin.
Agree OEHMS leather are great and are very close if not identical to Head finest calfskin.

Yeah, I got them because I'd read they were supposed to be the original manufacturer for Head Finest Calfskin.

Have never used the latter before, but considering how much praise they've had, and how I've been using the standard Head Leather Tour, I thought i should probably check them out (they're only like £2 more per grip as well).

I can definitely see why they're so highly regarded, they're a lot more supple and softer than other Leather grips that I've had in the past (Head, Babolat, Angell, Pro-kennex), will definitely be using them more in the future.
 

sanister

Professional
I'm an old (ish) guy and have been using leather as far as I can remember. I heard about Oehms leather grip from Angell thread back when Oehms first came out with them. I think it was @topspn who tried them first when they were launched (him and a few other experienced posters I think @haqq777 and @saleem as well among a few others) and they all were all praise for Oehms leather grip. I ended up buying a bunch and am pretty happy. Like you said, very soft and supple, and top quality as well.
 

topspn

Legend
I'm an old (ish) guy and have been using leather as far as I can remember. I heard about Oehms leather grip from Angell thread back when Oehms first came out with them. I think it was @topspn who tried them first when they were launched (him and a few other experienced posters I think @haqq777 and @saleem as well among a few others) and they all were all praise for Oehms leather grip. I ended up buying a bunch and am pretty happy. Like you said, very soft and supple, and top quality as well.
Yeah, i have to give credit to @saleem I believe he was the one that led us to those leather grips. I can’t find the top quality ones any more with Oehms. I believe the owner couldn’t get that top quality leather anymore from his supplier as there was demand for leather in other products. You can still get the Pro leather grip which is still pretty good compared to many.
 
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