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Comments: I have grown up with Prestiges all my life -- I have always changed and used every Prestige made and
never played with anything else -- the racquet is perfect. I was afraid about the string pattern difference but the Rev Pro is the
best Prestige ever made. They all are after one another. I use lower tension and poly strings that are soft 17 gauge. The racquet
takes a while to get used to compared to other Prestiges, however it is a different weight and pattern. For me the Rev Pro felt like I
was changing racquets because I have never used anything but Prestige. I don't change the weight because it's perfect. The days
for heavy racquets and tight strings are done. Just like they once played with wooden or metal racquets. Power technique is fading
to a certain extent. It's becoming faster so speed being the power 300 grams is perfect plus strings even better. All in all, this
racquet has to be for someone that wants a certain style or type of game and to honestly hit often and as long as possible. Most
racquets are suited to different players once a player learns the racquet the racquet is no longer the problem.
From: Edward, 1/15
Comments: All of you hating on the Rev Pro can go kick rocks. This racquet offers spin, maneuverability, a bit of
pop, and I have no trouble at all hitting a deep ball with it or handling someone else's pace. Plow through? What do you mean? It's
not like driving a 70's Cadillac through a snow bank, it's tennis, it is just fine with this racquet. You can impart a ton of spin and
find crazy angles and generate actual racquet head speed, the kind that allows you to hit the snot out of the ball but put enough
topspin to keep it in and paste the corners sending your opponent scrambling. I will keep using this racquet and keep winning.
The guy who said to use hybrid strings is dead spot on.
From: Anon, 1/15
Comments: Four years ago I switched to the Prestige Pro from the Wilson BLX Pro Staff (Fed's racquets at that time).
Both racquets had great plow through and spin. Prestige Pros are more rectangular grip suited me better. The new Prestige Pro
completely loses its most impressive attribute: great plow through and feel. Why change/reduce the weight of the racquet (and
hence the way it swings)? I want to move on to the next iteration of the Prestige Pro without having to change my swing or timing.
If I wanted a lighter racquet, I can get a Radical, Speed Pro, or Babolat Pure Drive. I am going to hang on to my current HEAD
YOUTEK IG Prestige Pro racquet. Hopefully, Head corrects this terrible misstep in the next iteration of Prestige Pro. Otherwise, I am
back to Wilson Pro Staff (PS97 Federer Autograph).
From: Sal, 12/14
Comments: All the negative comments about this racquet must be taken with a grain of salt. For the "better"
player, this racquet must be customized. Of course it's not like a classic Prestige because it is so light! It is a great platform
racquet and when it's customized with added weight, it is awesome. Played in stock form, there is a decent swingweight but feels
hollow/pingy. I added 12 grams of weight -- 6grams at 3 oclock, 6grams at 9 o'clock. I added a Head synthetic leather
grip/overgrip/rubber dampener. The total weight is 330g, SW is 345, Balance 33cm. This is a very stable racquet yet in a lighter
overall static weight. The racquet just crushes the ball, you can really feel the ball sink into the strings, no vibrations, very solid
feeling, super stable. With the 16x19 string pattern, the launch angle is slightly higher than with your typical Prestige Mid, which
is what I always wished for in the classic Prestiges. I used to play racquets leaded up to around 360 grams, moderate SW in the
330s, very headlight (8 pts), but this new setup is so much better -- lighter weight, heavy SW and higher balance -- just wicked.
Compared with my friend's Pure Drive, I hit heavier serves, heavier groundstrokes, easier one handed backhand and just as much
spin -- it's just perfect.
I'm a 5.0 player -- mostly baseliner, but come to the net when possible to finish off points and strung this with a hybrid set-up
Head Sonic Pro mains and a synthetic gut cross at 55 lbs. The correct weight after customization is 332g, just under 33cm balance
(32.85), 345 SW.
From: J, 10/14
Comments: Comfortable but very low powered. Hitting into the wind today, I had trouble getting the ball deep with
a solid 3.5 stroke. I have used the Wilson Tour 95 and this racquet has a lot less power.
From: Anon, 10/14
Comments: I was sponsored by Head for a number of years and used a number of the Head Prestige mid racquets
while playing satellite tournaments back in the 90's. It was a good racquet but left much to be desired in my personal opinion. I
switched to Volkl and then signed with Wilson and have been with the KBlade Tour 93 until now. This racquet absolutely rocks.
The weight distribution towards the head really helps with stability and it really plows through the ball. Has great feel and spin
with the open pattern and 93 inch head. Needs to be hybrid strung in my personal opinion. I train a number of high level juniors
and this racquet stands up to the hitting. I also changed the grip to a tennis warehouse 1.3 mm thick leather grip under an
overgrip. Huge difference.
From: Coach, 10/14
Comments: This racquet is horrible. Head has completely ruined the Prestige ever since they moved away from the
Youtek Mid design. The weight and string pattern were much better before. Definitely will not be buying a Head racquet until they
can get it right!
From: Phillip, 9/14
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.
From: Anon, 6/14
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.
From: Miguel, 4/14
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
From: Munoz, 4/14
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!
From: Malcom, 3/14
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.
From: JR, 3/14
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
From: Fernando, 3/14
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.
From: Anon, 2/14
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.
From: Munoz, 2/14
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.
From: JR, 2/14
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.
From: Mark, 2/14
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.
From: Bryant, 2/14
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.
From: Anon, 1/14