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Alexh22

Professional
Man. This two are not even close. Ezone 100 all the way ! The last two iterations are very good sticks. Best qc in the industry
 
Yep me too. Ive set out the goal of buying every single radical to kick start my collection

Finally managed to do it with buying new FlexPoint Radical MP last month.
I really love – Liquidmetal and Microgel. But 260 mold – which is YouTek Radical MP (really ugly) and YouTek IG Radical MP – are good ones as well.
Ti.Radical is a bit too stiff – while i.Radical really reminds me of lighter IG Prestige MP. Of course feel-wise I love Radical Tour 630 (the first one) the most.
But my favorite when it comes to real life matches are 16x19 – 260.2 and 260.5 (IG Radical Pro layup).
 

bigdaddy

Semi-Pro
Man. This two are not even close. Ezone 100 all the way ! The last two iterations are very good sticks. Best qc in the industry
Quality means a lot. I’m 67 so I went with a pure drive 107. Retired so I’m playing a lot. So comfort means a lot also. The head just looked interesting with the increased swing weight. 328 is getting close to being too heavy. 322 for the ezone 100, 300g is interesting. I’ve just never played with a Yonex.
 
I have actually considered doing this with the Prestige line.

Quite a journey before you.

89.5"
This is the second of my collection (third and fourth abd fiftth are Dunlop's 200 and 300 lines and 100 mids).
But you have here Mids – which is quite expensive to get TXP or first two Prestiges Pro.
Then you have Prestige Classic Mid, Prestige 600 and my favorite Prestige Tour 600.
All rackets above are simply PT10.

And the Mid line was through i.Prestige Mid (really good one) – which I never managed to get and Liquidmetal Prestige Mid (good one) – the one I have.
Never played and I don't have – Microgel Prestige Mid (some people say it was used by Safin for a while) and YouTek Mid.
But I do love my IG Prestige Mid (also as TGT292.1) – maybe even better from my PT10.

93"
The new Mid mold from Graphene years started as RevPro in Graphene/XT and Mid with Touch and 360+.
I think the best of them is prostock of 312.193", 57RA, 16x19, NoCAP.

95"
Prestige MP
– this is tricky thing as mold changed a few times – I guess the idea came from Pro Tour 630 and Radical Tour 630 (both PT57A? Or RT630 was PT57B? Not sure).
The real first MP was i.Prestige MP (PT57E), then HEAD chnaged mold for Liquidmetal Prestige MP and Flexpoint Prestige MP.
But Microgel (238.1 and especially 238.2 are fine!), YouTek (solid, but stiff), IG (293.1, 293.2 – became most popular prostocks) and all Graphene/XT/Touch Prestige MP's were based on PT57A mold. The new G360+ Prestige MP is another chapter is this line with bigger head size and new mold. The feel is a mixture of old school PT100 and less powerfull PT57E.

Prestige S – The New Radical
You never should forget Prestige S Line. It fill the gap between best Radical (Microgel/YouTek/IG) and Prestige line.
The prostock code is 291.2 and I used it for 4-5 years as my main racket along for 4-5 games tournament.
95", CAP, 16x19 and fantastc mix of feel/comfort/power and control
. It was based in IG Prestige S (291.1) – 305g, 16x19, CAP
but they changed string pattern for denser and polarized it. Also add some more wright and stiffness to the line – and ceated new Pro line.
Both S and Pro lines were available from Graphene (fine feel), through Graphene XT (stiffer) and lighter Graphene Touch (but miss touch).

Meanwhile they started Tour line (99"), changed the mold and size for new S (99") and kept 291 mold only Graphene 360+ Prestige Pro.

Prestige collection esentialls. Good luck!
 
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Alexh22

Professional
Quite a journey before you.

89.5"
This is the second of my collection (third and fourth abd fiftth are Dunlop's 200 and 300 lines and 100 mids).
But you have here Mids – which is quite expensive to get TXP or first two Prestiges Pro.
Then you have Prestige Classic Mid, Prestige 600 and my favorite Prestige Tour 600.
All rackets above are simply PT10.

And the Mid line was through i.Prestige Mid (really good one) – which I never managed to get and Liquidmetal Prestige Mid (good one) – the one I have.
Never played and I don't have – Microgel Prestige Mid (some people say it was used by Safin for a while) and YouTek Mid.
But I do love my IG Prestige Mid (also as TGT292.1) – maybe even better from my PT10.

93"
The new Mid mold from Graphene years started as RevPro in Graphene/XT and Mid with Touch and 360+.
I think the best of them is prostock of 312.193", 57RA, 16x19, NoCAP.

95"
Prestige MP
– this is tricky thing as mold changed a few times – I guess the idea came from Pro Tour 630 and Radical Tour 630 (both PT57A? Or RT630 was PT57B? Not sure).
The real first MP was i.Prestige MP (PT57E), then HEAD chnaged mold for Liquidmetal Prestige MP and Flexpoint Prestige MP.
But Microgel (238.1 and especially 238.2 are fine!), YouTek (solid, but stiff), IG (293.1, 293.2 – became most popular prostocks) and all Graphene/XT/Touch Prestige MP's were based on PT57A mold. The new G360+ Prestige MP is another chapter is this line with bigger head size and new mold. The feel is a mixture of old school PT100 and less powerfull PT57E.

Prestige S – The New Radical
You never should forget Prestige S Line. It fill the gap between best Radical (Microgel/YouTek/IG) and Prestige line.
The prostock code is 291.2 and I used it for 4-5 years as my main racket along for 4-5 games tournament.
95", CAP, 16x19 and fantastc mix of feel/comfort/power and control
. It was based in IG Prestige S (291.1) – 305g, 16x19, CAP
but they changed string pattern for denser and polarized it. Also add some more wright and stiffness to the line – and ceated new Pro line.
Both S and Pro lines were available from Graphene (fine feel), through Graphene XT (stiffer) and lighter Graphene Touch (but miss touch).

Meanwhile they started Tour line (99"), changed the mold and size for new S (99") and kept 291 mold only Graphene 360+ Prestige Pro.

So the prestige collection esentialls. Good luck!
Looks like you really got deep. Let me give our new members my advise. Want to play the best prestige for cheap ? Get an Ultra Tour. Worth every single penny. I have two and I refuse to sell them.
 
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dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Looks like you really got deep. Let me give our new members my advise. Want to play the best prestige for cheap ? Get an Ultra Tour. Worth every single penny. I have two and I refuse to sell them.
They copied the Prestige and did a decent job...but never got even close to the original PT57A they tried to copy...
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Quite a journey before you.

89.5"
This is the second of my collection (third and fourth abd fiftth are Dunlop's 200 and 300 lines and 100 mids).
But you have here Mids – which is quite expensive to get TXP or first two Prestiges Pro.
Then you have Prestige Classic Mid, Prestige 600 and my favorite Prestige Tour 600.
All rackets above are simply PT10.

And the Mid line was through i.Prestige Mid (really good one) – which I never managed to get and Liquidmetal Prestige Mid (good one) – the one I have.
Never played and I don't have – Microgel Prestige Mid (some people say it was used by Safin for a while) and YouTek Mid.
But I do love my IG Prestige Mid (also as TGT292.1) – maybe even better from my PT10.

93"
The new Mid mold from Graphene years started as RevPro in Graphene/XT and Mid with Touch and 360+.
I think the best of them is prostock of 312.193", 57RA, 16x19, NoCAP.

95"
Prestige MP
– this is tricky thing as mold changed a few times – I guess the idea came from Pro Tour 630 and Radical Tour 630 (both PT57A? Or RT630 was PT57B? Not sure).
The real first MP was i.Prestige MP (PT57E), then HEAD chnaged mold for Liquidmetal Prestige MP and Flexpoint Prestige MP.
But Microgel (238.1 and especially 238.2 are fine!), YouTek (solid, but stiff), IG (293.1, 293.2 – became most popular prostocks) and all Graphene/XT/Touch Prestige MP's were based on PT57A mold. The new G360+ Prestige MP is another chapter is this line with bigger head size and new mold. The feel is a mixture of old school PT100 and less powerfull PT57E.

Prestige S – The New Radical
You never should forget Prestige S Line. It fill the gap between best Radical (Microgel/YouTek/IG) and Prestige line.
The prostock code is 291.2 and I used it for 4-5 years as my main racket along for 4-5 games tournament.
95", CAP, 16x19 and fantastc mix of feel/comfort/power and control
. It was based in IG Prestige S (291.1) – 305g, 16x19, CAP
but they changed string pattern for denser and polarized it. Also add some more wright and stiffness to the line – and ceated new Pro line.
Both S and Pro lines were available from Graphene (fine feel), through Graphene XT (stiffer) and lighter Graphene Touch (but miss touch).

Meanwhile they started Tour line (99"), changed the mold and size for new S (99") and kept 291 mold only Graphene 360+ Prestige Pro.

So the prestige collection esentialls. Good luck!
Safin did really use the Microgel Prestige Mid at the end of his career
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
Looks like you really got deep. Let me give our new members my advise. Want to play the best prestige for cheap ? Get an Ultra Tour. Worth every single penny. I have two and I refuse to sell them.
360+ Prestige MP is a better racquet than the Ultra Tour. Better paint quality too
 

Gee

Hall of Fame
360+ Prestige MP is a better racquet than the Ultra Tour. Better paint quality too
Really? Then the 360+ PMP must be a really fantastic frame as I love the UT.
How does it compare concerning feel? Isn't the Prestige MP a little more muted than the UT?
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Quality means a lot. I’m 67 so I went with a pure drive 107. Retired so I’m playing a lot. So comfort means a lot also. The head just looked interesting with the increased swing weight. 328 is getting close to being too heavy. 322 for the ezone 100, 300g is interesting. I’ve just never played with a Yonex.
The hoop shape is so close to standard now with Y that it would be an easy transition.

Also, consider your arm and leave graphene alone.
 

Rocket54

New User
Thanks. The arm is a big consideration.
I've suffered from some serious arm issues and been on a two year quest to find a racquet that will allow me to continue playing as i wish. Been using the prestige 360+ mp since it's release and have been having no problems. In that time i've been playing 5-7 times per week (we are still permitted to play singles where i live), starting with a soft multi (Isospeed Control) but more recently even going to a full bed of poly (Solinco Tour Bite). Even the full poly is feeling comfortable.
 

bigdaddy

Semi-Pro
I've suffered from some serious arm issues and been on a two year quest to find a racquet that will allow me to continue playing as i wish. Been using the prestige 360+ mp since it's release and have been having no problems. In that time i've been playing 5-7 times per week (we are still permitted to play singles where i live), starting with a soft multi (Isospeed Control) but more recently even going to a full bed of poly (Solinco Tour Bite). Even the full poly is feeling comfortable.
Thanks. I’ve been playing with the pure drive 107. Good racquet and arm
Is okay for now. Looking for more control as well.
 

SteveI

Legend
Quality means a lot. I’m 67 so I went with a pure drive 107. Retired so I’m playing a lot. So comfort means a lot also. The head just looked interesting with the increased swing weight. 328 is getting close to being too heavy. 322 for the ezone 100, 300g is interesting. I’ve just never played with a Yonex.

The Head Gravity S is a wonderful frame and plays close to the PD 107. I was on the Talk Tennis play test and it is sweet ride.
 
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