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Comments: I have two Prestige MPs and they are 11.3 ounces unstrung. This Prestige Pro is 11.1 ounces
unstrung, it is written on the side of the racquet. Just not what I was expecting. The TW reviews and specs don't show any
difference in the weight.
From: Mike, 6/15
Comments: I'm a 4.0/4.5 tournament player currently using the Prince Response 97 modified to 12.2 ounces
10 pts HL. Prior to the Response 97, I used the Head Youtek Prestige MP and Prestige Pro for a period of 2 years. I hit with
Graphene Prestige Pro for about an hour. If I had to buy a new racquet today to replace mine, this would be it. I was
perfectly fine with it immediately upon picking it up. It hits as good or better than the Youtek Prestige Pro. There might be
more power, but I attribute that to the heavier concentration of overall mass in the hoop. In other words, it is less head
However, the feel is very different to the Youtek Prestige Pro. It is brassier, and more hollow feeling, which I assume is the
"modern feel" or "crisp feel" that the TW reviewers often talk about. So, while this racquet matches my game just as well
current racquet and the Prestige Pro, I didn't enjoy the sensation as much and I'm not compelled to switch from my
From: Schills, 4/15
Comments: I stepped away from the Radical line to try this stick, and I have to say it delivers comfort and
like no other, I wanted something that could balance the Lux string without feeling like I have no control. I'm a big hitter so
wanted something that would level my strokes but not hold me back on putting the ball away and it have to say this
From: Calvin, 2/15
Comments: Definitely a new feel for a Prestige. Stiffer, less plush but not necessarily in a bad way. Just
bit more of a hollow sound at impact. Still, the racquet played well and offered excellent control with more pop than it's
predecessors. Visually, the frame is stunning. I would say this new version is also a little tougher on the arm. A nice frame
From: Jeff, 2/15
Comments: This frame has nothing in common with the Prestige Pro it replaces, apart the name. I was a
and loyal Prestige Pro player (MG, YT, YT IG) and the only Prestige that still carries on is the Graphene Prestige MP with
string pattern. Very disappointed by Head as I have to switch off to a different frame since I look for an open string
irony is that Head is introducing frames that have nothing to do with the ones played with by their players. After 15 years I
switching to the new PS97 Federer Autograph or Prince Graphite 100 due to this.
From: Jon, 11/14
Comments: I made the switch to the Graphene Prestige Pro. I was alternating between the Wilson Blade
and the Graphene Speed Pro (18x20), but the arm friendliness and flex of the Graphene Prestige Pro won me over. The
Prestige Pro gives me great control and spin, and a reasonable amount of power when I need it. I don't get Babolat PD
then I don't get any of the PD harshness, either. It's best to have longer strokes with this stick to generate power. It does
and return serve extremely well. The only change that I made was to replace the leather grip, put on an over grip and add
lead tape at 12 o'clock. I have it strung with Head Sonic Pro Edge at 49 lbs. and it plays great! The spin is good (slice is
and I feel that I can place my shots on a dime, especially my serves. I'll probably sell my Speed Pro's and pick-up a few
the Prestige Pro's for back-ups.
From: Jim, 9/14
Comments: A really fantastic racquet with no faults (as far as I'm concerned). It has the solidness and plow of
player's frame with the quickness and pop of a lighter tweener. It has a nice flex to it while retaining the crispness found in
racquets. I never played with any of the previous Prestige Pros, but I can't image them being better than this version, at
my game. For years I have bounced back and forth between frames like a Pure Drive (for power and ease of use) and the
likes of a
Pure Storm Tour or Six.One 95 (for control), and this Graphene Prestige Pro combines the best of both worlds. I am a 4.5
and doubles player, and my favorite string setup is Head Sonic Pro Edge at 53 lbs.
From: Dustin, 9/14
Comments: I demo'd this stick and really enjoyed it. It does serve really well and I enjoyed the flex and the
string bed. The sweetspot issue is minimal and corrected with a little well placed lead tape in the head of the racquet. I
purchased Djoker's stick instead, but I'm seriously reconsidering this stick. I felt very comfortable playing with it. I'd
suggest that anyone demo this stick if you're looking for a more forgiving player's stick as a replacement for a Wilson PS
From: Jim, 8/14
Comments: This is the best racquet I've ever played with, but even with that said, it isn't perfect. I was playing
a Head IG Speed 18x20 but wanted something with a more open pattern to get more spin but I didn't want to get rid of any
control. I demoed several racquets that included the new Radical Pro and Pro Staff 95, but this took the cake. Its weight
lighter than previouse models) has helped amp up my serve and ground strokes significantly. One of the best parts of the
was the slice, I was able to hit knifing slices that bit hard when they landed. I strung it with RPM Blast 17 at 54 lbs and it
the perfect amount of power. The only downside is that there is a smallish sweet spot, but after several hitting sessions I
completely forgot about it. Overall, it's a great racquet with great control and spin.
From: Jonathan, 8/14
Comments: My relationship with Head Racquets goes as far back as the Head Professional, Head Vector,
Graphite Edge, and Head Graphite Director (which I still own and use). The Head Graphene Prestige Pro was one of the
modern racquets I have tried and I was very impressed. It's effortless to swing and yet is far more stable than its weight
suggest. The best thing about it though is serving. This racquet is an absolute weapon on serves. I was immediately
serves where I wanted and how I wanted. Volleying was good as well due to how easy the racquet was to manoeuvre and
a solid feel and excellent touch as well. Where I wasn't as impressed was from the back of the court. The Prestige Pro
lacked the weight required to hit a genuinely heavy shot from the back of the court. Defensively it's a very solid racquet
back of the court but I think it's probably in its element closer to the net. The Head Graphite Edge will always be the best
Head have produced as far as I'm concerned. But the Prestige Pro is a lot more user friendly and given I'm 45 years old
just not capable of extracting the best from classics such as the Edge, Max200g, and PS85. The Head Graphene Prestige
Pro is a
safe house between the classic players frames and the modern spin friendly racquets of today.
From: Alan, 7/14
Comments: I played with the YouTek Prestige Pro and really wasn't in the market for a new racquet, but
demo the new Graphene. I really like this version, it's a bit lighter and more flexible. Much more pop on the serves and
create spin. The sweet spot feels larger and centered in the middle of the head. I'm a fan of both versions and can
some of the negative comments. This racquet hits differently, but if you'd like a bit more flexibility in the frame and some
pop in the serve give it a try.
From: Hunter, 4/14
Comments: As a devoted user of the Youtek Prestige Pro I found this new version a big disappointment. I
having to customize the Youtek but this one is too light and very tinny towards the top of the string bed. I weighted the
and tried lead at 10 and 12 but to no avail. It's a beautiful looking racquet for sure but between this and the new Radical
updates on the latter make it the better choice.
From: Scott, 4/14
Comments: Firstly, I must commend TW on very accurate reviews. I tried a few racquets except this one (not
NZ) so based on other demos I had to go with what the TW team said on their review of the Graphene Prestige Pro and just
it. So glad I did, they were spot on! Love this racquet. Thanks TW! Changed the "weird" leather grip for a Head Hydrasorb,
huge difference for me! Actually played around with some extra weight in the handle but prefer the stock weight in the end.
feels like the more maneuverable weight and slightly more head heavy balance give's you that extra pop and at the same
more lively and crisp (just like the TW review says). Also love the extra spin! Coming from a Youtek Prestige MP I have the
precision, just more pop, easier volleys thanks to the extra weight in the head and the extra spin means I can stay in those
rally's longer and clear the net with more margin...just like a Gael Simon.
From: Andrew, 2/14
Comments: Relatively good stick, but the Prestige line of racquets are no more "players racquets" -- they now
lighter and have much less plow through. Basically, head "babolatized" it's most classical model line for the better and the
as they say. About me: 5.0 USTA player, play 4 times/wk, Wilson Blade 93.
From: Anon, 2/14
Comments: I am highly impressed with the adaptations Head made with this Graphene Prestige from the last
version. I own the IG Youtek Prestige Pro, which is a fabulous frame with virtually no instability. The Graphene Prestige
Pro that I
am currently using is a healthy departure from the weight and massive power of the last model. This racquet is crisper,
maneuverable, and a more ambitious experiment taken by Head to advance the Prestige line. I have one strung with
Revolution at 55 lbs and another one strung with Vokl Cyclone Tour at 55 lbs. Both of them play very well. I highly
this frame as a demo, or even a purchase. It is a solid choice for any player 4.0 and higher.
From: Ayotunde, 2/14
Comments: Love the cosmetics -- less retro than the IG!! Love the racquet as the 16x19 string pattern is so
more forgiving than the MP and gives great access to spin. This racquet is the same stiffness rating as the MP but feels
more "secure" (control with ball). Really stuck with Prestige Pro but found as I am getting older I need to have slightly less
but with same plow through at impact. Still working on drop volleys but think feel will come back in a couple of weeks or
hours of hitting! Players who test this need to try Head Sonic string but does not hold tension. I tend to cut it out before it
breaks! Try a different tension as I used to string IG at 56 lbs and now doing 48/46 lbs! This is going to be fun playing with
From: Anon, 2/14
Comments: This racquet has everything the IG version had, just smaller and a little worse in every area. Strung
Luxilon ALU 1.25 silver on down strings and Prince Synthetic on the crosses at 50 lbs and still a metallic pinging and
different and flat feel in the sweet spot. Balls hit off center simply died with a harsh thud. The Prestige feel is gone.
From: Anon, 2/14
Comments: I dig this one. Feels great. It's a little lighter, and with the right string/hybrid -- it's perfect for me.
The dynamic pattern is a great upgrade -- offering more control on center hits, and more power if you can't get it in the
the string bed. I fell like the previous version was vague, and at times too much power. For an "open pattern" this is a
upgrade, great job!
From: Eric, 1/14
Comments: Head definitely messed up. The sweet spot is way too small. It takes way too much time to get
in. No likes for this one! Only the weight of this racquet is great.
From: Joe, 1/14
Comments: Not quite sure the guy in the first review hit with this racquet! I've played with the Prestige Pro
for several years and this is as good as any of them, if not better. Great looking graphics. Better access to spin. More
serve. Has a totally different feel to the Youtek version. It's far crisper more modern feel especially on touch shots. I would
this racket a 9.5/10
From: Paul, 1/14
Comments: Wow -- what a complete disappointment. I could never hit this one solid. I cant believe Head
up this bad. I've used Prestiges for about the last 3-4 years. This racquet has ruined the Prestige line. Arm, shoulder, and
soreness from a racquet that is supposed to be flexible. Cheap feeling. No power. Wrong, just wrong.
From: Mark, 1/14
Comments: This racquet was certainly one of the best ones I've tried. I am a high-school student with a one-
backhand who currently plays with an IG Radical Pro; however, I just didn't like the feel of the Radical Pro. For the past 4
been demoing various racquets, among them the ProStaff 95, Pure Drive, Steam 99S, etc. With some of the racquets, there
little power, others, too little control. However, the Graphene Prestige Pro had a perfect blend of power and control. My
had extra kick and became even more consistent, and I had easy control over my serves. When it came to groundstrokes
there was plenty of plow-through and stability, so even if my opponent hit a huge shot, as long as I made contact in or near
sweet spot, the racket barely budged at all. Going on to the downsides -- while the racquet was quite maneuverable, it
easy to move around as I would like. This made hitting service return shots a bit more difficult than usual. Again, overall,
was one of the best racquets I've tried so far.
From: Anon, 1/14