NEW Prestige MP 360

XM1014

New User
It's all red and they changed the mould and looks better in real life, has a interesting head symbol and the tour looks like it could be good. The mp is actually bigger than the pro and I didn't know of an s model, also the grip shape is different and the weight. Yay
 

tennisBIEST

Semi-Pro
it's your choice what to do with this information.
you can simply discard it.

I didn't do it (write that I hit with Gravity), even I had no documents signed with Head or my coach when I got to hit with it.
But... writing more, or posting pictures had the risk to generate troubles.
So, I can decide to write or not to write that I got to hit with Gravity.
I can as well decide to write that I have seen Prestige characteristics or not to write.
You can decide if you discard this or become jealous that I didn't write more.
I discard
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
I’m guessing the mid is still the rebranded Rev Pro
what I heard from someone is that they are dialing back the plethora of weights they had in the last realease, pro, mp, mp lite, lite, tour, rev.pro, s, etc, etc
I guess it was abit too much, or too confusing on the last release, so now they are sticking with the major weights or fewer this time
the head gravity realease has this issue, too many weight options, IMO
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
what I heard from someone is that they are dialing back the plethora of weights they had in the last realease, pro, mp, mp lite, lite, tour, rev.pro, s, etc, etc
I guess it was abit too much, or too confusing on the last release, so now they are sticking with the major weights or fewer this time
the head gravity realease has this issue, too many weight options, IMO
But the Rev Pro mold continues as the Mid again? That’s my question
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
But the Rev Pro mold continues as the Mid again? That’s my question
that's provably correct!!??
I got this info 2nd hand,, I missed the visit by the rep to ask myself,
but I feel like they are releasing toooo many weights of the same racquet
the models i listed came from the brochure i got to see
 

Kal-El 34

Hall of Fame
Haven’t hit with new prestige but colorway is interesting

shiny burgundy red at the bottom, matte red at the top with red caps and orange writing. Wasn’t really feeling the colors to be honest
 

Jster

Professional
it's your choice what to do with this information.
you can simply discard it.

I didn't do it (write that I hit with Gravity), even I had no documents signed with Head or my coach when I got to hit with it.
But... writing more, or posting pictures had the risk to generate troubles.
So, I can decide to write or not to write that I got to hit with Gravity.
I can as well decide to write that I have seen Prestige characteristics or not to write.
You can decide if you discard this or become jealous that I didn't write more.
Ppl with pichu profile picture will never understand
 

Jster

Professional
It is heavily rumoured to have a tweak bridge and hence a 98 sq inch head. The only way to know is to pluck out the cappy and put in the old cappy.

Think yonex vcore tour f 93 and f97. The only difference is f97 has a shorter throat and hence 97. Lol.
 

DavaiMarat

Professional
Every year these guys come on here and say “I hit with the new ——- but I can’t say anything about it.” So why say anything? It’s not like you’re really telling us anything by saying “I did like it though.” Goofy
Sorry mate. I have a written review of the mp right here but I can't post until I get the green light. I actual am sponsored and don't want to screw that up.

However, you want to talk about the new head experimental string I can do that. It's a new string breaker string, kinda like.luxilon ace. I believe they will call it 'Gravity Tour' but u didnt hear it from me.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
However, you want to talk about the new head experimental string I can do that. It's a new string breaker string, kinda like.luxilon ace. I believe they will call it 'Gravity Tour' but u didnt hear it from me.
we have a new thread started on this string
add you info/experience to it
I got some pictures of it, there as well
 

dr. godmode

Professional
I believe they will call it 'Gravity Tour' but u didnt hear it from me.
I really hope they dont. They already sell a Gravity Tour tennis racquet, and moving the Gravity name from string to racquet was confusing enough. It would be classic Head to have completely misleading names for things.

I have heard it will be called Lynx Tour, but I'm not on board with that as I think it plays pretty differently.
 
Hit with the new MP today. It's really nice. WAAAY better than all other graphene prestiges. It's soft and has a good feel to it. I feel like it's really similar to the v7 18x20 blade. (But better, I'm really not a blade person) Definitely not a true prestige mp but it's a solid racquet for sure.
 

Frans Bleker

Professional
Pro Kennex 19,5 mm TW specs,and I measured other day test racquet 20,5
It can also be manufac. bias. Not sure it has to do with the paint. But if it does; you basically have 4 ground layers of paint + 4 top layers of paint involved in measuring thickness, that is def. at least 1mm.
 

Frans Bleker

Professional
Hit with the new MP today. It's really nice. WAAAY better than all other graphene prestiges. It's soft and has a good feel to it. I feel like it's really similar to the v7 18x20 blade. (But better, I'm really not a blade person) Definitely not a true prestige mp but it's a solid racquet for sure.
Got any more details on the specs? And a picture perhaps?
 

dr. godmode

Professional
It can also be manufac. bias. Not sure it has to do with the paint. But if it does; you basically have 4 ground layers of paint + 4 top layers of paint involved in measuring thickness, that is def. at least 1mm.
My VC95 has a paint chipping problem. Entire chunks on paint chip off so I can see how think just the paint is. Definitely thinner than 0.5mm. I'd compare it to the thickness of a sheet of printer paper.
 

jarvis

New User
I am bracing myself for all the backlash for the new color scheme. Saw it yesterday in person and it is very polarizing IMO. A lot of brown/maroon tones that make it look more retro than modern. I'll be sticking with my Gravity
 

Tennisflood

New User
It's all red and they changed the mould and looks better in real life, has a interesting head symbol and the tour looks like it could be good. The mp is actually bigger than the pro and I didn't know of an s model, also the grip shape is different and the weight. Yay
What racket are you talking about?
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
I am bracing myself for all the backlash for the new color scheme. Saw it yesterday in person and it is very polarizing IMO. A lot of brown/maroon tones that make it look more retro than modern. I'll be sticking with my Gravity
Ugh. Brown? Why cant they just stick with the beautiful dark red everyone loves.
 

blablavla

Professional
Why can't they keep both the MP/Pro at 95... which it's been at forever. New size? NP but don't change the molds of the ones that work!
wasn't current consensus that Prestige isn't anymore a true Prestige?
so if the last version is not a true Prestige anymore, why not make changes?
 

snr

Semi-Pro
wasn't current consensus that Prestige isn't anymore a true Prestige?
so if the last version is not a true Prestige anymore, why not make changes?
Personally I don't buy the "consensus" thing even though with that said I don't like the current feel of the Prestige. With that said, it's the only frame of Head's that is 95".

I have a few friends who have never used a Prestige before, move to one because they liked the feel of a smaller head size (speed -> Radical -> Prestige).

Sure make change,s but why go to a 98? You already have Radicals at 98... And you can make a Prestige Tour or whatever and make that a 98. The Gravity had a good debut for feel, something that Head has missed in a LONG time. Why not try that out in the prestige MP?
 
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blablavla

Professional
Personally I don't buy the "consensus" thing. Personally, I don't like the current feel of the Prestige. With that said, it's the only frame of Head's that is 95".

I have a few friends who have never used a Prestige before, move to one because they liked the feel of a smaller head size (speed -> Radical -> Prestige).

Sure make change,s but why go to a 98? You already have Radicals at 98... And you can make a Prestige Tour or whatever and make that a 98. The Gravity had a good debut for feel, something that Head has missed in a LONG time. Why not try that out in the prestige MP?
you should get the Head product managers for a talk over coffee / beer.
or many talks.
 

snr

Semi-Pro
you should get the Head product managers for a talk over coffee / beer.
or many talks.
Wasn't 100% sure if that was sarcasm or not :) But I'll assume it wasn't...

Don't we all wish we could right? :p

You know what, I know Head takes a lot of flack around here especially for traditionalists. For the record, I actually loved Graphene in my Head Skis (or whatever marketing gimmick they put in there lol) ... so I don't think the tech(marketing) is terrible.

I wouldn't say I'm a traditionalist even though I stopped liking the feel after the IG.

With that said, this isn't so much about Head Prestige's not feeling buttery smooth anymore and how their new tech/changes suck. I'm just a bit baffled from a business point of view.

If Head only head one line (the Prestige), sure by all means, they need to try different head sizes to appeal to a larger market. But they don't. Head arguably has too many... so if they can afford to do that, why cut out a key differentiator? You've already potentially lost the traditionalists, so now you have to convince the new user between a Radical 98 and a Prestige 98. This makes it harder for the sales staff too as let's be honest not all of them know the products to a tee like we do on here.

At least with a Presige 95 if the feel is good (and the Gravity was..) you have a chance to win people back and now you throw in another curve ball.

Sorry for the long /rant.

Back on topic though, would still love confirmation on the MP being a 98 and the Pro being a 95.. :)
 
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blablavla

Professional
Wasn't 100% sure if that was sarcasm or not :) But I'll assume it wasn't...

Don't we all wish we could right? :p

You know what I know Head takes a lot of flack around here especially for traditionalists. For the record, I actually loved Graphene in my Head Skis (or whatever marketing gimmick they put in there lol) ... so I don't think the tech(marketing) is terrible.

I wouldn't say I'm a traditionalist even though I stopped liking the feel after the IG.

With that said, this isn't so much about Head Prestige's not feeling buttery smooth anymore and how their new tech/changes suck. I'm just a bit baffled from a business point of view.

If Head only head one line (the Prestige), sure by all means, they need to try different head sizes to appeal to a larger market. But they don't. Head arguably has too many... so if they can afford to do that, why cut out a key differentiator? You've already potentially lost the traditionalists, so now you have to convince the new user between a Radical 98 and a Prestige 98. This makes it harder for the sales staff too as let's be honest not all of them know the products to a tee like we do on here.

At least with a Presige 95 if the feel is good (and the Gravity was..) you have a chance to win people back and now you throw in another curve ball.

Sorry for the long /rant.

Back on topic though, would still love confirmation on the MP being a 98 and the Pro being a 95.. :)
it wasn't a sarcasm
 
The new Prestige is similar to a Gravity 98. It’s a great frame - it’s not a classic Prestige, but it’s the best Prestige since the Flexpoint era.
Regarding the change in frame size, you may as well say that Head has finally listened and returned the Prestige to its roots - they just didn’t knew that the “98” on the old Prestiges was actually a 95...
 

Keizer

Professional
The new Prestige is similar to a Gravity 98. It’s a great frame - it’s not a classic Prestige, but it’s the best Prestige since the Flexpoint era.
Regarding the change in frame size, you may as well say that Head has finally listened and returned the Prestige to its roots - they just didn’t knew that the “98” on the old Prestiges was actually a 95...
Better than IG Prestige? By all accounts that was a excellent frame which stayed true to the Prestige's roots.
 
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