Probably because... no one buys and plays with mids anymore? Just look at the price reductions on the 360+ models... the mid and the tour probably were not the best sellers.Maybe they aren’t releasing a mid because they’re going to retro the original Prestige mid like they did with the PT2.0. Or at least bring back the IG Mid dressed as an older Prestige.
I can dream.
Tennisnerd is wrong. I’ve hit with it and the Prestige Pro feels softer, more powerful, more connected, and with more feedback than the 360+ Prestige MPTennisnerd said the Prestige Pro and previous gen Prestige MP play pretty much the same. There's no reason to switch unless you like the new PJ. Sounds disappointing.
The 360+ Prestige Tour is a nice stick but I don’t think it sold too well, going by how my local pro shop could barely move their stock. Most of the customers would pick a Speed Pro/MP, Gravity Tour or Radical MP over the Prestige Tour.I want to like the what was the tour model hoping the new one impresses
I didn't like G360+ Prestige MP (not that it was very bad, but rather not good enough to replace Microgel or IG Prestige MP) and find new Radical having rather awful feel/touch (at the same time good ball-pocketing I must admit), so I am worried new Prestige Pro. Also, 340SW for Prestige Pro (Tour right now) isn't a good idea at all.
I’m sure this is the case, but I thought somewhere in this thread it was said that there would be no mid for the U.S. market, but there would be for Europe.Probably because... no one buys and plays with mids anymore? Just look at the price reductions on the 360+ models... the mid and the tour probably were not the best sellers.
I have really enjoyed the radical MP in the new line aside from the cosmetic lol. The prestige doesn’t get beetle the marketing hype it used to but they are always solid framesThe 360+ Prestige Tour is a nice stick but I don’t think it sold too well, going by how my local pro shop could barely move their stock. Most of the customers would pick a Speed Pro/MP, Gravity Tour or Radical MP over the Prestige Tour.
Hope the Auxetic Prestige MP fares much better.
It’s not an immediate upgrade. They simply went from Graphene Touch to 360+ and not added a new type of construction to how they make the racquet. They simply improved through the use of this old concept.Tennisnerd did say all this, more or less, he just didn't think it was enough of a change to justify an immediate upgrade. Maybe he's just more frugal?
Interesting…I thought the current PMP360+ was generally thought to have less power than th Yonex you mention? Can anyone who’s tried current PMP vs that Yonex weigh in?Played with the new 2021 Prestige Pro today for the first time. Like it a lot! This could be the one. Besides good power, control and feel, the best thing for me was that it did not hurt my extremely sensitive elbow. I have been playing with the new Yonex Vcore Pro 310 and the Prestige was easier on my arm, possibly because it weighs more and I did not have to hit the ball as hard to generate the same amount of pace if not more. I have not played with Prestiges for a long time so I can't do a critique, but the closest rackets that I have played with that I can compare it to in terms of playability are the Prince Phantoms, both the 93P and the 100P. However, the Prestige Pro has more power and control than either of those Phantoms. I had it strung with Dunlop Iconic All 16g on the mains and Ghost Wire 1.17 on the cross, 50/46#.
New Prestige Pro is more powerful than VCP 97 310, correct? More static weight and weight in the hoop (6 pts hl on the Prestige) should give it more plow.I am using the new Prestige Pro not PMP. Anyway, the new Prestige Pro is supposed to have more pop than previous PMP that it replaces according to TW testers, slightly higher sw. 2021 Vcore Pro 310 is very muted and not that powerful even though it has a slightly wider beam than previous versions. It is arm friendly though, which was my main reason for getting it.