Discussion in 'Racquets' started by POGO, Jun 2, 2005.
How does the MG prestige pro compare to the AG100?
$159. I got it from H---bird sports because they offer free shipping
Haha not really I'm not sure why the grips look so big... probably because of the angle and Head grip shape. they are 4 3/8 with 1 overgrip.
The prestige to me feels more solid/stable than the AG100, even with lead at 3&9 and leather. The prestige offers a more crisp feel of the ball coming off the stringbed while the AG100 is a little more muted. I can hit with a little more topspin with the prestige pro as well. I like both racquets a lot but my main reason for switching to the prestige pro is the larger headsize, as I found my groundstrokes to be much more consistent with it.
Also for some reason I can rip my 2HBH with the MGPP like no other.
How is the flex? Is it a comfortable hit? The swingweight looks really nice So does the paintjob but it'd be sweeter with a thinner beam.
Great Collections !!! Is that a dog on your bed?
Nice rackets though. How often do you replace your grips?
Definitely a comfortable hit, much more comfortable than the YT Prestige Pro imo. Swingweight feels perfect for me. I agree it would be sweet with a thinner beam. I actually tried the Mid first, which felt awesome, but I couldn't get as much topspin, and I tended to hit flatter shots with it. Flat shots + tiny headsize = super inconsistency. For me at least . So I decided to go with the Pro.
Sounds enticing! Was it more comfy than the AG100, and how did it serve?
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Thanks. Not yet... still waiting for the stringer... and that last strung racquet snapped on me just last night... so I had to bite the bullet and take it to the pro shop... paid god damn $35 for strings...
I guess it depends on your definition of comfy... I felt like the MGPP had gave me more response off the stringbed, especially on well struck balls. When I connected solidly with a stroke I could really feel it, much more so than with the AG100. Hmm not sure if that really makes sense but I don't know how to effectively describe it. As far as serves go, I still think mids are the best for hitting flat serves. I can serve fine with the Pro, but the flat crush serves just feel better with the AG100 & the Prestige mid. I did prefer the Pro for hitting serves with more spin though. I also haven't really done much serving with the Pro yet so I may have a different opinion later.
odd question, dont really keep track of time frames.. whenever they wear out i replace them.. some of the grips on the other frames look relatively new because i take them out only every once in a while.. the blx is what im currently using but have only used it in a few hitting sessions so far
I replace grips atleast once a week. Lately it's been about 30-35 degrees cel down here in AUS and humid as all hell. I'm on my 3rd overgrip this week, will need a new one for comp on Saturday... In winter though I can push one every two weeks.
i'm in australia too, melbourne though. It can get a bit humid at times here too, but not as much as sydney i think..
Interesting. Lately i've been hitting more spin serves than flat and using lots of kickers (i mainly play doubles). I may need to try one of these babies out (the pj is beautiful!)
What is life like down under? I hear cost of living is high! Can a person with a degree from america do well down there?
cost of living isnt ridiculous.. its more expensive in sydney then in melbourne. A person with a degree can live very comfortably in melbourne. People who even work in a trade, like carpentry, electricians, plumbers also make very good money here and live quite well
Is there a lot of censorship? What the government like? ( I could google this but firsthand experiences are better )
what type of censorship are you referring to?
Years ago, I heard the government put a ban on things such as pornography. Is this true and does it spill over into other departments (i.e newspapers, magazines, television?)
well, x-rated stuff is not legal except in canberra.. however overall we are fairly liberal in the arts, certain movies that would be banned elsewhere still get screened here. Movies on television can get censored depending on the timeslot, but there are movies now on free to air tv that are not censored, the F word etc does not get censored
Swearing on tv shows/radio is probably more prevalent then in the US. I recall some US celebrities commenting on things that are said on talk shows that wouldnt happen in the US
Canberra? I'm guessing that's a city.
And hmm that's interesting about the other media. Is it a democratic government like the US?
it is australia's capital
you might find this link worthwhile regarding australian government
Should keep this thread on topic though, posting pics on racquets and tennis gear
hey mansewerz, down under there pretty lax about swearing an stuff on tv, i dont know if youve ever seen hells kitchen, but the guy swears like mad, at least 50 bleeps per show in the states and canada, but down under its all not bleeped. f-bombs, whatever.
Sorry to hear that, tennisdude.
I see, Aimr
Nice, but pretty messy!
what deal did you get off babolat?
We get one week each summer usually that really stinks up. This summer we had our really hot one about the 8th -15th of Jan. Then another hot one last week but wasn't too bad. Still had to wear a proper tennis shirt to training, not just my school shirt because I'd sweat way too much. The grips would soak from sweat. Unuseable after a couple hours. I'm thinking next summer of buying a bucket of Spinfire Ignition grips, they're really, really absorbent. I'd use them in summer and the Pro overgrips for the other 3/4 of the year.
Nice yonex sticks there..almost mislead by the vantage stencil on the URDT-80
i wonder how many sticks you have remaining...
Played with my RDX500 MP again today. It felt so light and maneuverable and dare I say, served well!!!
Are you planning to make this your main stick? How about your AG100?
which is your main stick?
I guess this is the first blx 90 post here
Sorry my hand was shaking when I took this pic
Dang. I was hoping they would fix this with the BLX line. There's always next year. :neutral:
I decided to gather all my tennis-specific items
and post them together........
- Babolat Team 6 Pack
- Babolat Aero Back Pack
- CB 1.3s
- Vapor vi's
- Skipping Rope
- K90 with MSV Focus Hex.....broken at neck
- k90 with MANTIS comfort synthetic in crosses and power poly in mains
- k90 with setup in my signature
- OM stencil which i made
-Solinco Tour Bite
- MSV Focus Hex
- 1/2 a set of Comfort Synthetic
- A Poly Bag when I want a certain racket to feel special
PS Defo not as big as some of you other guys
Doubtful. I really do miss the buttery soft feel, but I only have one and it apparently has a small crack in it (I can't really tell, but others have said it). Still plays great though.
Not only that, but i'm trying to play all court/s&v, and I play much doubles. The AG100 apparently is better for serving, though i served better with the RDX one day.
I recently put an extra overgrip on my AG100s and they feel great now. I'm used to bigger grips and my serves are back.
woah, barricade mania
What's your favourite stick?
barricade's are the way to go. they look great and ive never had any foot problems. the o3 tours are my favorites by far, i would never leave home without them!
Bought a nice 2nd hand N90 today:
Where did you get that?
I have 2 N90's for sale if anyone wants them....just send me an email : )
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