Prestige Pro vs Extreme Tour

pico

Professional
I am an aggressive baseliner with a one handed back hand. I am unable to demo racquets and am very interested in both these. Which one would you recommend?
 

2kay

Rookie
More information would be necessary, but in general, for an aggressive baseliner probably the Extreme Tour. Without the opportunity to demo, it's overall a safer purchase. The Prestige Pro is also an excellent racquet, but it weighs more, it's less whippy and it's noticeably suited for control-orientated players. The Extreme Tour is whippier, more user-friendly and more spin-friendly.
 

pico

Professional
More information would be necessary, but in general, for an aggressive baseliner probably the Extreme Tour. Without the opportunity to demo, it's overall a safer purchase. The Prestige Pro is also an excellent racquet, but it weighs more, it's less whippy and it's noticeably suited for control-orientated players. The Extreme Tour is whippier, more user-friendly and more spin-friendly.
Thank you. I do crave control. The average weight of sticks I have played with in the past has been between 340 to 360g and SW of 335+. Currently, I play a Vcore 95 mostly.
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
If you can find the 2 previous prestige pro’s those are what I would choose. The new one was not good in my opinion. It was very vague, lacked plow and the easy depth I get with the touch version. I do like the extreme, it’s a very nice whippy frame.
 

pico

Professional
If you can find the 2 previous prestige pro’s those are what I would choose. The new one was not good in my opinion. It was very vague, lacked plow and the easy depth I get with the touch version. I do like the extreme, it’s a very nice whippy frame.
Thanks. How abt the Radical Pro? You try that?
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
The 360+ prestige pro is just like previous prestige pros but more muted. Definitely agree with @JOSHL regarding the two previous versions of the prestige pro, although i prefer the XT slightly over the touch.

the extreme tour is easy to play with, but that is the only good thing i have to say other than it hits a mean kick serve. Doesnt really play well or respond positively to lead.
 

pico

Professional
If you can find the 2 previous prestige pro’s those are what I would choose. The new one was not good in my opinion. It was very vague, lacked plow and the easy depth I get with the touch version. I do like the extreme, it’s a very nice whippy frame.
Is this the older version - Head Graphene XT Prestige Pro ? It has a RA of 63 and swingweight of 330. 98sq in head.
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
Is this the older version - Head Graphene XT Prestige Pro ? It has a RA of 63 and swingweight of 330. 98sq in head.
I have 2 XT and one touch which is the version after. They all have swing weights of around 320. Also the head size is wrong on TW. They are 95.
 

musicsoul

Rookie
I tested the Prestige Pro and I play with the Extreme Tour now. The Pro is more solid, but also not manoeuvrable enough. I would go for the ET with some lead. But also test the Prestige MP (I haven't), it sounds like something you would like.
 

pico

Professional
I have 2 XT and one touch which is the version after. They all have swing weights of around 320. Also the head size is wrong on TW. They are 95.
I am seeing them mostly to be of these specs. I think the one you have might be older?

Head Graphene XT Prestige Pro Tennis Racquet Specs:
  • Head Size: 98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
  • Length: 27 in.
  • Strung Weight: 11.8 oz. / 332 g.
  • Unstrung Weight: 11.1 oz. / 315 g.
  • Strung Balance: 7 Points Head Light
  • Swingweight: 330
  • Flex: 63
  • Beam Width: 22 mm / 22 mm / 22 mm
  • Composition: Graphite, Graphene XT
  • String Pattern: 16 Mains x 19 Crosses
  • Recommended Tension: 48 - 57 lbs.
  • Grip: Head Hydrosorb Pro
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
I am seeing them mostly to be of these specs. I think the one you have might be older?

Head Graphene XT Prestige Pro Tennis Racquet Specs:
  • Head Size: 98 sq. in. / 632 sq. cm.
  • Length: 27 in.
  • Strung Weight: 11.8 oz. / 332 g.
  • Unstrung Weight: 11.1 oz. / 315 g.
  • Strung Balance: 7 Points Head Light
  • Swingweight: 330
  • Flex: 63
  • Beam Width: 22 mm / 22 mm / 22 mm
  • Composition: Graphite, Graphene XT
  • String Pattern: 16 Mains x 19 Crosses
  • Recommended Tension: 48 - 57 lbs.
  • Grip: Head Hydrosorb Pro
Again due to QC issues and the fact that head used to measure the hoop differently these specs are kinda off. It’s a 95 not a 98. My specs are closer to this


Length27 in69 cm
Head Size95 sq in613 sq cm
Weight11.7 oz331 gm
Balance Point12.75 in 32 cm6pts Head Light
Construction22mm / 22mm /22mm
CompositionGraphene Touch/ Graphite
String Pattern16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Babolat RDC Ratings
ScoreGrade
Flex Rating63Range: 0-100
Swing Weight322Range: 200-400
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
Thank you. I do crave control. The average weight of sticks I have played with in the past has been between 340 to 360g and SW of 335+. Currently, I play a Vcore 95 mostly.
How much lead did you add to get a vc95 to 340-360? I also have a vc95 I like the prestige Mp
 

pico

Professional
How much lead did you add to get a vc95 to 340-360? I also have a vc95 I like the prestige Mp
I have a leather grip on and I added I think about 4 g of lead to the handle. I also use an overgrip which is about 5g. There is about 6g of lead in the hoop. It comes to just over 340g.
 

pico

Professional
Again due to QC issues and the fact that head used to measure the hoop differently these specs are kinda off. It’s a 95 not a 98. My specs are closer to this


Length27 in69 cm
Head Size95 sq in613 sq cm
Weight11.7 oz331 gm
Balance Point12.75 in 32 cm6pts Head Light
Construction22mm / 22mm /22mm
CompositionGraphene Touch/ Graphite
String Pattern16 Mains / 19 Crosses

Babolat RDC Ratings
ScoreGrade
Flex Rating63Range: 0-100
Swing Weight322Range: 200-400
do you still use these frames?
 
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