NEW Prestige MP 360

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
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...
Flexpoint was awful! IG was last good Prestige. What returned to its roots? The messed with the MP mold and the original Prestige Mid was 19mm and 90 headsize. Head has turned their back in their roots.
 

JoaoN

Rookie
Better than IG Prestige? By all accounts that was a excellent frame which stayed true to the Prestige's roots.
Damn, i was thinking the same. Loved the IG prestiges and can't believe a frame with graphene can beat the IGs.
 

Tennisflood

New User
I feel the same way they are powerful and the feel is better ive been playing with the prestige since 1989 i started with the Prestige Master and really like the TXP all white model
 

sshin12

Rookie
Not sure if anyone mentioned this yet, but the Graphene Touch Prestiges have clearance sale prices on tw right now!
 

RoarTT

Semi-Pro
Ok, so before i stepped on court today i met the local Head rep. who just got of court playtesting frames. It wasn’t the next Prestige line, wich he actually showed me after i talked to him (Prestige 360+ MP), but blacked out Head frames due to release as late as up to 2022(!) I had no idea that brands know what they are going to realese up to 3 years in advance?
 

Tennisflood

New User
Ok, so before i stepped on court today i met the local Head rep. who just got of court playtesting frames. It wasn’t the next Prestige line, wich he actually showed me after i talked to him (Prestige 360+ MP), but blacked out Head frames due to release as late as up to 2022(!) I had no idea that brands know what they are going to realese up to 3 years in advance?
The Prestige 2020 demo's will be available in December. The New Speed will be out in March! The Prestige is all red with a burgundy throat and the speed is white with black at the throat.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
So the 360 prestiges will have a 93, 95, 98 and 99 options?

Pretty cool since all the other lines are just endless 100s.

Odd that they would go on sale in January. Guess Head thinks gift card $ gets more purchases than actual gifts.
 

Tennisflood

New User
So the 360 prestiges will have a 93, 95, 98 and 99 options?

Pretty cool since all the other lines are just endless 100s.

Odd that they would go on sale in January. Guess Head thinks gift card $ gets more purchases than actual gifts.
The Head rackets come out every year in January and i made a mistake on the Speed the Demo's come out in March all the pro's will be playing with them at the Australian Open.
 

snr

Semi-Pro
Confirm as per Head catalogue. Pro is 95 with 16x19 and 22mm beam and MP is 98 with 18x20 and 20mm.
ah well I guess hopefully it surprises me...

I’ll be honest though it’ll be hard to convince myself to get another 98 frame as there’s so many haha.

Thanks for the confirmation!
 

guilhermefdc

New User
Flexpoint was awful! IG was last good Prestige. What returned to its roots? The messed with the MP mold and the original Prestige Mid was 19mm and 90 headsize. Head has turned their back in their roots.
I prefer this one to the IG - feels kinda like the Blade v7 compared to the Blade 2015.
Also: the returning to its roots was a joke - “they looked up the specs on an old Prestige, found that the frames were 98 sq in and went ‘ah ha! That’s what they’re looking for’ without realizing the real size”. The new Prestige is Head trying to move the line forward, definitely not returning to its roots.
 

Tennisflood

New User
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
I held the rackets they look great so does the speed the prestige looks like the 1989 models!
 

sargeinaz

Hall of Fame
The old burgundy prestige with the brown grommets and gold accents is one of the classiest, most beautiful frames every made.
It’s boggles my mind they won’t just make a similar all gloss burgundy prestige again. Black or brown grommets. But this matte paint trend needs to die ASAP. Matte looks so cheap. The old prestige’s actually looked expensive and oozed quality. My old PT630 paint was beautiful too.
 
The old burgundy prestige with the brown grommets and gold accents is one of the classiest, most beautiful frames every made.
Something like mine Pro? "These were the days my friend..."

I've never bought and will never buy anything with matte coating. Except maybe some i.Prest... to remove this ugly paint and repaint it by myself. Because of this paint they're now dirt cheap and I can buy 3 racquets for <$50.
 

BDAZ

Professional
Thanks for the catalogue pics. Sooo, they took the MP mold, gave it the 16x19 pattern, and turned that into the Pro.... and took the Pro mold (formerly the S), gave it the 18x20 pattern, and turned that into the MP? Got it. And it’s ugly, other than the gloss burgundy. Would black CAPS make it any better? Probably... it certainly did for the Extreme and Instinct. So the Pro will be more like my Youtek Prestige Pro, frame wise.
 

sshin12

Rookie
Thanks for the catalogue pics. Sooo, they took the MP mold, gave it the 16x19 pattern, and turned that into the Pro.... and took the Pro mold (formerly the S), gave it the 18x20 pattern, and turned that into the MP? Got it. And it’s ugly, other than the gloss burgundy. Would black CAPS make it any better? Probably...
So confused about which one to get. If I’ve been playing with a 95si 18x20. Do I go for the mp or the pro? What guidance does Head give its sales teams?

Also, looks like either way I go, will need to buy a bunch of new cap head guard and grommet sets.

Well played Head.
 
This bright red looks like taken from Yonex, but mixed with this darker one it's just ugly.
IMHO we have a winner for the worst pj in 2020 and to say this we don't have to wait for December.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
This bright red looks like taken from Yonex, but mixed with this darker one it's just ugly.
IMHO we have a winner for the worst pj in 2020 and to say this we don't have to wait for December.
The good looking 360 paint job is on the Gravity, Speed, and Radicals. The others are all horrible.
Who knew the Radical would be more the subdued paint job now
 

dr325i

Legend
Here’s hoping it plays better than it looks
Looking at the mold of the MP, they are trying to move away from the legendary line and just like with the Gravity line, it will be a flop...

meanwhile, Blade is taking away the Radical customers and soon will the remaining Prestige users.
Wilson did great with the Clash marketing however, I don't think the line did great. On the other hand, they followed with an awesome Blade

head ruined Prestige and Radical lines, introduced confusing Gravity line and now planning to bury the legendary Prestige line.
Sad.
 

Shaolin

G.O.A.T.
Looking at the mold of the MP, they are trying to move away from the legendary line and just like with the Gravity line, it will be a flop...

meanwhile, Blade is taking away the Radical customers and soon will the remaining Prestige users.
Wilson did great with the Clash marketing however, I don't think the line did great. On the other hand, they followed with an awesome Blade

head ruined Prestige and Radical lines, introduced confusing Gravity line and now planning to bury the legendary Prestige line.
Sad.
Yeah I hate what they're doing. Just making changes for no reason and ruining things right and left.
 

Lefty78

Professional
Wilson did great with the Clash marketing however, I don't think the line did great. On the other hand, they followed with an awesome Blade
The upcoming Clash 98 Tour 18x20 with 22mm beam looks like it could be interesting, though that seems a lot like a Blade.
 

sshin12

Rookie
Is it just me or does matte paint feel weird in hand? I prefer the smoother paints.

The silver lining is that the glossy paint in the throat is right where my off hand will hold the racket during the take back.

Down side is that it looks like I'll be hitting with just one side of the face for both forehand and backhand. =]
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Not sure why everyone is saying the new MP will have 20mm beam... product catalog clearly states 22mm.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the 360 Prestige Tour and the 360 Prestige MP share the same mold now. Why have a 99 and 98 in the same lineup? How does that make any sense what so ever?
 
Thanks for the catalogue pics. Sooo, they took the MP mold, gave it the 16x19 pattern, and turned that into the Pro.... and took the Pro mold (formerly the S), gave it the 18x20 pattern, and turned that into the MP? Got it. And it’s ugly, other than the gloss burgundy. Would black CAPS make it any better? Probably... it certainly did for the Extreme and Instinct. So the Pro will be more like my Youtek Prestige Pro, frame wise.
Lol
 

dr. godmode

Semi-Pro
Thanks for the catalogue pics. Sooo, they took the MP mold, gave it the 16x19 pattern, and turned that into the Pro.... and took the Pro mold (formerly the S), gave it the 18x20 pattern, and turned that into the MP? Got it. And it’s ugly, other than the gloss burgundy. Would black CAPS make it any better? Probably... it certainly did for the Extreme and Instinct. So the Pro will be more like my Youtek Prestige Pro, frame wise.
Molds are definitely all new. The MP has a completely different throat design, similar to the Gravity MP.
 
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