safin racket ?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by sorkang724, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. sorkang724

    sorkang724 New User

    Feb 19, 2004
    i know he uses the liquidmetal prestige.....but is it the MID or MIDPLUS ?....i've heard from many that it was the mid...but i just started to hear people debating that it is a midplus.....i'm trying to decide on gettin the mid or midplus....what is the differences between the 2 ?
  2. No, it is the Prestige Classic, which only ever came in 600 sq. cm. (mid). One is bigger and more forgiving than the other, pretty straight forward.
  3. Feña14

    Feña14 Legend

    Feb 18, 2004
    Yeah he definetly uses a Prestige Classic 600.

    I can tell because it is exactly the same shape as the one he uses, if you want to use the same racket as he does then pick yourself up a PC600 as they are also a lot cheaper.

    Mid gives you more control and feel, MP gives you more power but less control.

    Paintjob strikes again!!!!

  4. Power Game

    Power Game Professional

    Jun 30, 2004
    I thought it was the pc mid
  5. No, it's the Prestige Classic.
  6. djones

    djones Hall of Fame

    May 19, 2004
    But what's the difference between the classic and the prestige tour?
    Btw the prestige tour also comes in 660 headsize.
  7. touchytennis

    touchytennis Rookie

    Mar 20, 2004
    prestige classic, because the liquid metal part of his racket is shades of grey and silver paint :D
  8. BreakPoint

    BreakPoint Bionic Poster

    Feb 18, 2004
    Why are you considering buying a racquet just because Safin uses it? Is your tennis talent on the same level as Safin's? If so, you should be sponsored by Head and be on the ATP tour. You might even be able to get Head to fully customize a racquet for you. Sorry for the sarcasm, but I guess I just can't understand why people buy a certain racquet just because some pro uses it. I must be missing something. Most of the pros use paintjobs anyway. I think most people should just buy the racquet that works best for their game, and that feels most comfortable for them, and allows them to hit their best shots. OK, I'll stop preaching now.

    BTW, the LM Prestige Mid swings MUCH heavier than the MP. So unless you're a pretty strong guy, the Mid may be too much for you to handle over a long match. BTW FWIW, I'm sure Safin uses a very heavy MIDSIZE racquet, whatever it is under all that paint.
  9. I love Kyoto!

    I love Kyoto! New User

    May 21, 2004
  10. Stormwolf

    Stormwolf Rookie

    Jul 2, 2004
    Okay. Safin does not use the LM. If you really want to use Safin's racquet then get a Prestige Classic 600. If you really want to you can paint it to look like a LM :D, that would be pretty cool. Paintjobs for non-pro players, now THAT is something.
  11. kreative

    kreative Professional

    Feb 18, 2004
    kyoto, why do you think many players buy particular racquets in the first place. eg. the popularity of the wilson pro staff 6.0 85. Did everyone just try them on a whim? Or did many see Sampras, Edberg, Courier and others using the frame and got interested in it? Similarly, w/ the POG OS. People gravitated towards the "new" technology (the OS head), and added bonuses were that Chang and Agassi played with it.

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