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The 2nd generation of the Prestige MP racquet series has arrived! For those traditional players looking for excellent feel, the match may have been found with the Prestige MP. Re-engineered Graphene technology, Graphene XT racquets are 30% stronger providing an optimized weight distribution for a faster swing and more power.
Denser 18x20 string pattern for improved control and stringbed stiffness. 21mm Flat beam, 11.9 oz. strung weight, 98 square inch head, standard 27 inch length for a more forgiving feel than many of Head's other players frames, but without sacrificing much control. This combination of specifications on the Graphene XT Prestige MP adds up to a nicely controlled frame for advanced players with established strokes looking for great feel.
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Playability:Head Reflex MLT
Please Note: All Graphene XT Prestige Racquets are compatible to the Smart Tennis Sensor.
This racquet is fairly intimidating to say the least. If you're not decently advanced in the game, I really wouldn't even demo this. This racquet is really heavy, much too heavy for me (24 year old female player, and played D1 tennis). I'm used to the feel of the Pure Drive, and this just didn't have that feel. I felt like it was extremely hard to swing through the ball and I was exerting all of my energy. Having said that, the racquet provided great power and control when I could get a good swing on the ball. My serves were powerful but I struggled to produce spin with this frame. If you can get past the heavy feel it it worth a try, but proved to be too heavy for me and also gave me some arm pain.
5 StarsUltimate Player's Frame
George W. from WI wrote (June 06, 2016):
Took the Prestige MP out for a demo last week and this racquet is an advanced player's frame. I would recommend a racquet with these specifications to a high level player that can handle the dense string pattern and heavier 12-ounce weight. If you’ve played with the previous generation you’ll notice a little more stability due to the enhanced Graphene technology. The thinner beam did allow me to cut through the air faster resulting in a quicker swing speed. If you can produce your own power you will enjoy the feel when you connect with the sweet spot. The response from the racquet is very clean and precise allowing for my shots to go where they are intended. 4.5 player.
5 StarsNice update!
Alan from NY wrote (February 07, 2016):
Best update yet from Head's Prestige racquet line. I've been using the Prestige line since the Liquidmetal days, and I really was stoked about taking this racquet out for a demo session. The first thing that really stuck out about the Prestige XT MP was the maneuverability on this frame. I could swing big from all areas on the court. Very stable feel up at net, allowed for crisp feel on drop shots and put-away winners. Great frame for an experienced player that likes a stable racquet with great control.