Head Graphene Prestige Rev Pro Racquets Customer feedback
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Comments: This a good frame, but I would really appreciate it if Head could bring the Prestige Mid back with an
18x20 in the Graphene material -- with a low flex and all black, that would be a dream. Until then maybe I'll play with the Mid Plus
just for the 18x20.
Comments: People are getting this racquet wrong. It is too light because it has to be customised. Add lead tape in
the grip until you get a 30.5 balance. This leaves it weighting about 345 strung if I am not remembering wrong. Then put 18 on
horizontals 19 on verticals and there you go, you are not hitting a ball out again in your life. As much spin as you want with such
low tension, and tons of control. I've tested all racquets over 320 grams and nothing compares to this. It is just perfect. This
racquet has to be modified, otherwise it doesn't work.
Comments: Here is an update after customizing. I had ambiguous feelings about this frame until I found the right
setup. Where this frame lacks stability is in the lower quadrants of the hoop. First I added too much weight to the head but then I
found that 6-7 grams of lead on each side from 3-5 o'clock and from 7-9 o'clock helped stabilize the frame without making it too
heavy. A volk leather grip added 0.5oz to handle, an overgrip 0.2oz; few layers of electrical tape around the handle would also do
the trick. Make sure you get one a size smaller so that there is room to build up the weight. My final setup weighs about 12.3oz
strung with a dampener and overgrip, and now I love this frame. I appreciate the low 61 flex, the feel reminds me of a more solid,
flexier, and powerful Microgel Prestige Mid. Strung at 57lbs with multi/synth
Comments: Strung with RPM Blast 17 on the mains at 51 lbs and Gamma TNT 16 on the crosses at 53 lbs. This
racquet pings like crazy. But it is at a good weight to where I can add silicone in the handles and add a bunch of lead to turn it
into a real Presitige Mid. Definitely needs more weight though!
Comments: I'm a tennis pro from New Jersey and have used the Prestige for as long as I can remember. I had to
customize this new one and with the right customized job it is going to be off the hook.
Comments: I absolutely love it! I used to play with the Prestige Mid Size and eventually had to switch to the Prestige
Pro because I don't play that often anymore. I saw this one and demoed just for fun but absolutely love it! I feel that it gives me all
the control and everything that I remembered from the Prestige Mid but easier on the arm. I use it with Luxilon Big Banger at 55
pounds and it feels unbelievable. If you are a big hitter and would like a little more control than bigger racquets I suggest you try
Comments: Lighter, faster, leaner. I don't know if it is just me but this philosophy has reached a point where most
racquets from most manufacturers today are too light too fast and too lean, to the disadvantage of the players. I thought that the
Prestige, being an iconic line from Head, would not suffer the indignity of this philosophy and would remain a true players
racquet. Boy was I wrong. After hitting with this racquet, I have to assume that the people designing racquets for the racquet
manufacturers today are just terrible tennis players who have not idea what makes a good racquet good, engineers who maybe
think that one or two variables (like weight and less weight) make a tennis racquet good. I'm going retro to when racquets had
plow through, so you wouldn't have to mess up your elbow and shoulder to return a 100+ MPH serve and ground strokes, and
people would work out a bit to be able to play this wonderful and technically challenging game called tennis. Another iconic
racquet line has just gone to the dogs.
Comments: Very nice frame. I thought Head messed things up making this a 16x19 but the string bed is dense
enough to be an 18x20, about the same as a Blade 93. I can see the potential in this frame, it is almost fine as is, but by adding
about an ounce of lead it could be a real weapon as the frame itself has a crisp, powerful response. The response is also similar to
a Pro Tour 280 as there is a definite flex in the throat when hitting a well struck ball. A great starting point for some
customization. Well done Head.
Comments: I actually quite enjoyed hitting with this frame, it is very light indeed but it has potential when adding
weight. Lacks plow but excels in directional control, very comfortable.
Comments: Demo'd the Rev Pro -- definitely much lighter than the previous generations of Prestiges. Added a little
lead tape at 12. Using synthetic gut 16 gauge and a 'worm' dampener. I immediately found the Rev Pro to be solid -- no vibration
on off center hits. Has more power than the YouTek Prestige Mid, probably due to the 93" bed and the longer mains. Great spin
from the 16x19. Volleys were crisp. Easy power serving. Bought one and this is now my main racquet. Great job, Head.
Comments: Absolute disaster! The feel of the racquet has completely changed. It now feels very hollow instead of
solid feel of its previous brothers. This racquet does not fit into the Prestige line at all.
Comments: Just awful. Head really screwed up the Prestige Mid. Too light for a midsize racquet. No more plow
through, which was a great feature of all previous reincarnations.
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