Prestige Mid to become the racquet of the 2020s.

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
Everyone I've met besides internet people living in the 80s loves the look.
Tell me you didnt just dis the 80’s, gramps?! If you try telling me the 40’s were better then i just cant take you seriously anymore.

I fixed it to something halfway constructive, and took out all the other, which is total BS, that no one cares about.
Well forgive me for having an opinion! You must work for Head as a graphic artist....

I think it looks really nice. Looks better than all the current gen Wilson racquets. I also think it looks better than all the Babolat racquets, save the PureStrike.
I like the new ultra tour and the blade is okay. The clash and burns are terrible. And i think the strikes and pure aeros are shocking!
 
I like the new ultra tour and the blade is okay. The clash and burns are terrible. And i think the strikes and pure aeros are shocking!
The new line of Ultra racquets are literally the same design as all the others, except it is blue. The full matte paint is honestly awful and the designs lack any sort of class or creativity.

Idk if you are using shocking in a positive or negative connotation here.

Either way, the new Prestige looks a hell of a lot better than the current Wilson line up. The Gravity might be my favorite look from Head though. I really liked the Prince Phantom's as well, specifically the older green ones. Yonex is ok.
 

snr

Semi-Pro
Wait @J011yroger are you switching to the new Prestige Mid? :O no more Graphene Prestige MPs? Funny i think you're one of the few "high profile posters" here that had liked that stick and used it for a long time.
 
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Deleted member 768841

Guest
Sorry, but the racquet looks like the inside of a hot pocket. Looks awful aesthetically.

edit: I am sorry, but I have to eat crow. After getting an affection towards Head racquets, I must say the racquet is beautiful.
 
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1HBHfanatic

Legend
Not sure yet.

I need to feel it out.

I think I can do more with the mid.

J
-uh-oh, looks like the honeymoon is over with the MID, haaa
-the PRO is still going strong IMO, haaaa
-I think the era of the 93s are gone!, hate to say it, because a 93" on a 1HBH is a unique feel
-the 95" racquets however seems to be a good compromise in todays game
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
-uh-oh, looks like the honeymoon is over with the MID, haaa
-the PRO is still going strong IMO, haaaa
-I think the era of the 93s are gone!, hate to say it, because a 93" on a 1HBH is a unique feel
-the 95" racquets however seems to be a good compromise in todays game
What? I didn't like the pro.

J
 

Bobble

Semi-Pro
Would love to hear from more folks that have been long time tweener users that have had good experiences with this mold (since they bumped the weight up with the Touch).

The fact that I’ve been able to get modern spin and pace with stability and arm comfort out of this frame makes me feel like I’ve been fooled into stiff RAs my entire professional mid-level league life.

@TennisHound, tell me I’m normal please.
 

TennisHound

Legend
Would love to hear from more folks that have been long time tweener users that have had good experiences with this mold (since they bumped the weight up with the Touch).

The fact that I’ve been able to get modern spin and pace with stability and arm comfort out of this frame makes me feel like I’ve been fooled into stiff RAs my entire professional mid-level league life.

@TennisHound, tell me I’m normal please.
You’re normal lol. There’s nothing abnormal or any mystique to the Head Graphen Mids. They are just plain 93” racquets, with a fairly open pattern. These racquets are faster swinging, so it possible to get as much spin than a Pure Aero or 360 Extreme. The ball only uses a certain amount of string bed anyway.

The only reason those of us have switched to tweeners is because we’ve gotten slower, had an injury, and or lazy. I would use a smaller headed racquet but I can’t serve as well (old injury) with it. If I had to use a mid though, it would be my 93p 14x18
 

alidisperanza

Hall of Fame
Sounds like Head finally came to their senses and made the prostock that's been hiding behind paint jobs all these years.

@J011yroger order me one. I'll give it a few slaps, can't resist me a good redhead. Ed has been playing the mp and loves it. Literally was a cortisone shot to his backhand.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Sounds like Head finally came to their senses and made the prostock that's been hiding behind paint jobs all these years.

@J011yroger order me one. I'll give it a few slaps, can't resist me a good redhead. Ed has been playing the mp and loves it. Literally was a cortisone shot to his backhand.
Wanna try mine or want one in your grip size?

J
 

alidisperanza

Hall of Fame
Stockness plez. 1/2 is standard but I can swing the 5/8 if you have one lying around. Don't they say that the 5/8 is better for ohbh traditionally?
 

BorgCash

Legend
Way more horsepower. Swings faster, hits an effortlessly bigger ball with more spin.

I absolutely loved the IG mid, but it didn't have enough steam for me and I didn't get enough action on my spin serves. I still have one though. Maybe I'll do a comparison.

I had to lead the IG but this hits a bigger ball in stock form with less effort so you get the added maneuverability as a bonus.

J
But iPrestige, i think, is much better.
 

TennisHound

Legend
I have an iPrestige Mid right now that I can’t find grommets for. I can’t see a reason to use it vs an iPrestige MP. Plus, it’s an old junky racquet
 

sanister

Semi-Pro
Hi guys, Im trying to figure out how the rectangular Head shape handle affects your usual run-of-the-mill semi western grip. Does it make the user go more conservative towards eastern grip on ground strokes, or does it make the hand slip towards more extreme (semi western) grip? This is assuming someone is coming from Babolat/Wilson grip shape.

Or is it all dependent on how the player adjusts? I have used all the shapes and except for Volkl (which was so square my hand felt different holding the raquet) I couldn't find any obvious difference. I played the same with Prince, Babolat and Head grip shapes. In fact I couldn't even tell until I read about it all here a few years back. Maybe if I pay attention now I can probably tell the difference.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
Hi guys, Im trying to figure out how the rectangular Head shape handle affects your usual run-of-the-mill semi western grip. Does it make the user go more conservative towards eastern grip on ground strokes, or does it make the hand slip towards more extreme (semi western) grip? This is assuming someone is coming from Babolat/Wilson grip shape.

Or is it all dependent on how the player adjusts? I have used all the shapes and except for Volkl (which was so square my hand felt different holding the raquet) I couldn't find any obvious difference. I played the same with Prince, Babolat and Head grip shapes. In fact I couldn't even tell until I read about it all here a few years back. Maybe if I pay attention now I can probably tell the difference.
what I have found was that some of the older pallets fr Head were more rectangular. As my playing style changed in how I gripped the racquet, it wasn't so noticeable for the most part. The times I would notice it was when I would hit with a round shaped grip and then switch back to a Head racquet on the same day/session. Hitting with the TK82S pallets has lessened that awkward jump between grip types for me.
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Hi guys, Im trying to figure out how the rectangular Head shape handle affects your usual run-of-the-mill semi western grip. Does it make the user go more conservative towards eastern grip on ground strokes, or does it make the hand slip towards more extreme (semi western) grip? This is assuming someone is coming from Babolat/Wilson grip shape.

Or is it all dependent on how the player adjusts? I have used all the shapes and except for Volkl (which was so square my hand felt different holding the raquet) I couldn't find any obvious difference. I played the same with Prince, Babolat and Head grip shapes. In fact I couldn't even tell until I read about it all here a few years back. Maybe if I pay attention now I can probably tell the difference.
It doesn't change your grip, it's just what you are used to. After so many years I was used to a certain shape and switching grips was difficult in points, but if you learned with one or the other it's not a big deal.

J
 

Ultra 2

Professional
So how do these differ from the prior 2 generations of the Prestige Mids? Did they changed the layup and do these feel different than their predecessors?
 

sanister

Semi-Pro
what I have found was that some of the older pallets fr Head were more rectangular. As my playing style changed in how I gripped the racquet, it wasn't so noticeable for the most part. The times I would notice it was when I would hit with a round shaped grip and then switch back to a Head racquet on the same day/session. Hitting with the TK82S pallets has lessened that awkward jump between grip types for me.
It doesn't change your grip, it's just what you are used to. After so many years I was used to a certain shape and switching grips was difficult in points, but if you learned with one or the other it's not a big deal.

J
Thanks guys! I have been trying to learn tennis on every sort of racquet there is for the last 40 years (haha). I too think its just about what you get used to honestly.

@J011yroger

I'm particularly interested in your feedback and comparison of Prestige Touch Mid (last one) with this current G360+ version! Thanks!
 

J011yroger

Talk Tennis Guru
Thanks guys! I have been trying to learn tennis on every sort of racquet there is for the last 40 years (haha). I too think its just about what you get used to honestly.

@J011yroger

I'm particularly interested in your feedback and comparison of Prestige Touch Mid (last one) with this current G360+ version! Thanks!
I really liked the last one too, but this one has a bit more zip in addition to serving and volleying better.

This one swings more effortlessly and has more control.

J
 

BH40love

Rookie
The era of the Prostaff has ended, no longer will the mighty Prestige play second fiddle.

2020 is the year the redheaded step child steps forth from the shadow realm of also-rans and into the light.

J
I’ve been using pro staff since high school and college. I’m not sure why but I was really wanting to get a demo w the new prestige.

Unfortunately, COVID-19 happened:(
 
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