Racquetholism at it again...360+ Prestige Mid or Pro?

hanjulian

New User
Hi guys,
I have been hovering this forum for a while now but i don't really post much. However today i decide to seek for your expertise on racquets.

So mainly i narrow it down to 2
360+ Prestige Mid and Prestige Pro
Since they will probably go on sale soon

A little history on my racquets record

Started playing with 2014 Pro Staff 90 back in 2014
Played with it for most part then bumped to Prestige Classic 600 as a friend suggested me
Loved it so much but after some time i just miss the 16x19 pattern

So i went thru many racquets in the process
Pure Strike 16x19 2nd gen
Graphene Radical Pro
Pure Aero 2019
Aero Pro Drive 2004
Wilson H19 16x19

Played with the H19 for sometime then decided to take that Pro Tour 630 that has been sitting in my bag for so long. BOOM first love all over again !!!
Love it so much that i was thinking...what the hell have i been missing. Have been playing with this for the longest time now. But sometimes that PT630 really punishes you if you're not in a good day. So i am looking for something more forgiving but still retaining that special Head Prestige ish feeling. I don't know if this is the right term.

So i like thin beam a lot
Prestige Mid at 20mm looks really appealing however at 93" will it be forgiving? Honestly i did try the Graphene Touch Prestige Mid and i didn't like it.

So this is where the Prestige Pro comes in...
So decision...decision...

Sorry for the long winding babbling. I am just wondering if any of you habe tried both 360+ Mid and Pro and what's your take on them?

Thankyou !!!
 

bnjkn

Semi-Pro
I find the 360+ prestige mid very comfortable. It's not particularly forgiving, but I would not look for a prestige if I wanted a forgiving racquet tbh. It's not hard to use either, I find it easy to be consistent with it, but no free power, though it does deliver power with good timing and technique. I think it's great for practicing, but probably not ideal for a match unless I'm having a really good day.
 

celito

Semi-Pro
Hi guys,
I have been hovering this forum for a while now but i don't really post much. However today i decide to seek for your expertise on racquets.

So mainly i narrow it down to 2
360+ Prestige Mid and Prestige Pro
Since they will probably go on sale soon

A little history on my racquets record

Started playing with 2014 Pro Staff 90 back in 2014
Played with it for most part then bumped to Prestige Classic 600 as a friend suggested me
Loved it so much but after some time i just miss the 16x19 pattern

So i went thru many racquets in the process
Pure Strike 16x19 2nd gen
Graphene Radical Pro
Pure Aero 2019
Aero Pro Drive 2004
Wilson H19 16x19

Played with the H19 for sometime then decided to take that Pro Tour 630 that has been sitting in my bag for so long. BOOM first love all over again !!!
Love it so much that i was thinking...what the hell have i been missing. Have been playing with this for the longest time now. But sometimes that PT630 really punishes you if you're not in a good day. So i am looking for something more forgiving but still retaining that special Head Prestige ish feeling. I don't know if this is the right term.

So i like thin beam a lot
Prestige Mid at 20mm looks really appealing however at 93" will it be forgiving? Honestly i did try the Graphene Touch Prestige Mid and i didn't like it.

So this is where the Prestige Pro comes in...
So decision...decision...

Sorry for the long winding babbling. I am just wondering if any of you habe tried both 360+ Mid and Pro and what's your take on them?

Thankyou !!!
The mid is already in a pretty good sale price
 

GermanBeast

New User
I haven't played with a prestige mid, but I can tell you something about some Prestige Pros. In the past, I played with the youtek IG PP, PP touch and now the actual 360+ PP. From feeling is the IG PP the best. The 360+ PP has also a nice feel, but a little bit firmer. 360+ PP has more free power and more access to spin than the older PP. So it is a little more user friendly than the older ones. But e.g. a radical is still much more user friendly than any prestige. The G touch PP, I didn't like it.
The new 360+ radical pro is more control oriented and has less power than the predecessors. Now it is more demanding. The power level is near the 360+ PP.

I would try the 360+ radical pro and 360+ pp. I prefer the PP, because it feels better.
 

cortado

Professional
I find the 360+ prestige mid very comfortable. It's not particularly forgiving, but I would not look for a prestige if I wanted a forgiving racquet tbh. It's not hard to use either, I find it easy to be consistent with it, but no free power, though it does deliver power with good timing and technique. I think it's great for practicing, but probably not ideal for a match unless I'm having a really good day.
Surprising you say no free power. I just got the Graphene Touch Mid after 4 months playing the Yonex VCore Pro HD.
The Mid is strung with RPM Blast 17 at 55lbs, and I'm finding far more free power than the HD.
 

musicsoul

Rookie
Surprising you say no free power. I just got the Graphene Touch Mid after 4 months playing the Yonex VCore Pro HD.
The Mid is strung with RPM Blast 17 at 55lbs, and I'm finding far more free power than the HD.
I agree. I also played with the GT mid for a while and it had lots of power, way more than you would think. Also TW scored the 360+ Mid ‘17’ on power, which is the same as many “power” racquets.
 

NST

Rookie
Do you play competively? If yes, you need a big serve in order to play with the small-headed, thin-beamed racquets. If you can't set up an offensive strategy with a big serve, take the pro, mids aren't meant for grinding.
 

bnjkn

Semi-Pro
Surprising you say no free power. I just got the Graphene Touch Mid after 4 months playing the Yonex VCore Pro HD.
The Mid is strung with RPM Blast 17 at 55lbs, and I'm finding far more free power than the HD.
I was expecting more power from it. Maybe mine is underspecced, I didn't measure anything. I was playing with the RF97 and the k90 and they both seem more powerful than the prestige mid to me, though the prestige is easier to use, more maneuverable.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Hi guys,
I have been hovering this forum for a while now but i don't really post much. However today i decide to seek for your expertise on racquets.

So mainly i narrow it down to 2
360+ Prestige Mid and Prestige Pro
Since they will probably go on sale soon

A little history on my racquets record

Started playing with 2014 Pro Staff 90 back in 2014
Played with it for most part then bumped to Prestige Classic 600 as a friend suggested me
Loved it so much but after some time i just miss the 16x19 pattern

So i went thru many racquets in the process
Pure Strike 16x19 2nd gen
Graphene Radical Pro
Pure Aero 2019
Aero Pro Drive 2004
Wilson H19 16x19

Played with the H19 for sometime then decided to take that Pro Tour 630 that has been sitting in my bag for so long. BOOM first love all over again !!!
Love it so much that i was thinking...what the hell have i been missing. Have been playing with this for the longest time now. But sometimes that PT630 really punishes you if you're not in a good day. So i am looking for something more forgiving but still retaining that special Head Prestige ish feeling. I don't know if this is the right term.

So i like thin beam a lot
Prestige Mid at 20mm looks really appealing however at 93" will it be forgiving? Honestly i did try the Graphene Touch Prestige Mid and i didn't like it.

So this is where the Prestige Pro comes in...
So decision...decision...

Sorry for the long winding babbling. I am just wondering if any of you habe tried both 360+ Mid and Pro and what's your take on them?

Thankyou !!!
Maybe also try the new VCore Pro 97 (310g). It's 16x19, more forgiving than 95 sq. in racquets, could easily be modified, and would be more plush and comfortable than the 360+ Prestige Mid and Pro (closer to the comfort feeling of the PT630 than the Mid or Pro, at least)

Just a thought.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I was expecting more power from it. Maybe mine is underspecced, I didn't measure anything. I was playing with the RF97 and the k90 and they both seem more powerful than the prestige mid to me, though the prestige is easier to use, more maneuverable.
I understand where you're coming from, but if you want to compare a Prestige Mid (whether Graphene Touch or G360+) with an RF97 or a k90, you need to make their specs comparable (match the static weight, balance, and SW). Then go out and play and see how the racquet feels.
 

lim

Semi-Pro
Do you play competively? If yes, you need a big serve in order to play with the small-headed, thin-beamed racquets. If you can't set up an offensive strategy with a big serve, take the pro, mids aren't meant for grinding.
+1. The mid is amazing when you are on offensive but it suffers massively once you are in tough defensive positions especially when there are points on the line. if its just a stick for casual play I'd pick the mid all day.
 

PistolPete23

Professional
I played with the IG Prestige Mid for a while because I just loved the feel. I also played with the Radical Bumblebee MP (same mold as PT630) for a bit and really loved how solid the racquet felt. But with both the Prestige and Radical, spin was not a strong point. Then I got a Diadem Elevate and I’m loving it. Definitely more forgiving than the aforementioned racquets, but still has that “Prestige” feel. Very open 16x20 string pattern also makes hitting topspin much easier. It’s 310g unstrung but I play best with it stock plus a leather grip. I tried lead at 3 and 9 but it didn’t feel right to me.
 
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hanjulian

New User
Thankyou guys for the amazing feedbacks!! Seems like i am leaning to Mid now after reading your personal experiences with the racquets.
 

GummiiBear

Rookie
I'd also vote Mid, though with another reason in mind - it's not included in the next lineup's release.

I never tried the Mid myself; I presumed the 93" sq.in would be too advanced for me. I guess I'll never know.
 

cortado

Professional
I'd also vote Mid, though with another reason in mind - it's not included in the next lineup's release.

I never tried the Mid myself; I presumed the 93" sq.in would be too advanced for me. I guess I'll never know.
Plenty of time to grab some on sale. It's a great racquet. I just spent 4 months on the VCore HD and the Mid required no adjustment to play. If anything it's easier to use than the HD.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I'd also vote Mid, though with another reason in mind - it's not included in the next lineup's release.

I never tried the Mid myself; I presumed the 93" sq.in would be too advanced for me. I guess I'll never know.
You will be able to buy them secondhand... it's not like they will disappear off the face of the earth. ;)
 

GummiiBear

Rookie
You will be able to buy them secondhand... it's not like they will disappear off the face of the earth. ;)
I know, and I know how to get a new one for $124 right now... but I guess by never know I meant I really want to stamp my foot down on my racquet decision and intend on keeping the VCP 97HD as my main racquet for the next few years. :X3: I do feel like I've come to that finality sort of decision.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I know, and I know how to get a new one for $124 right now... but I guess by never know I meant I really want to stamp my foot down on my racquet decision and intend on keeping the VCP 97HD as my main racquet for the next few years. :X3: I do feel like I've come to that finality sort of decision.
I agree... I make the same decision... and then I find myself ordering yet another racquet a short time later (different brand, model, etc). :confused::rolleyes:

I'm now trialing demoing racquets to get the fix... and then trying to convince myself that I have equal or better ones already. Fingers crossed. :giggle::whistle:
 
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