It was a tough day today with parking tickets and a massive computer breakdown, but here is my HEAD Gravity Pro vs Prestige MP comparison.
There are many similarities in the comparison of the HEAD Gravity Pro vs the Prestige MP. Both have a 20 mm beam, 200 CPI (HEAD’s power scale), 18×20 string pattern, low stiffness level (61/62 RA strung), unstrung weight is 315 (Gravity) vs 320 (Prestige), the balance is similar (6 or 7 pts HL), while the swing weight is a bit higher on the Gravity. The specs are all extremely close except for the head size which is the 100 sq inch tear drop shape for the Gravity and the more traditional shape and 98 sq inch head size of the Prestige.
What is in these two sq inches then? Well, the Gravity offers better stability and a bigger sweet spot, while the Prestige is faster through the air and a tad more precise. These are small differences, but in tennis, the tiniest of details can make or break you (sounds overly dramatic, but you know what I mean).
HEAD Gravity Pro vs Prestige MP
I would say that the power and spin levels are almost identical between these two racquets. The string pattern and beam design are so close that it’s almost impossible to detect a difference. But due to the difference in the head design, the Gravity comes through the air slower, but with more plow-through and determination while the Prestige will appeal to the player with a whippier style of swing.
Neither of these racquets will offer much in terms of top spin or launch angle. It’s all about dependability here.
I like these racquets a lot. I could gladly take either one into a tournament and I have done both on occasion. But the Prestige wins at the moment due to its faster feel. The Gravity can feel sluggish when you are starting to get tired in the second set of a match, while the Prestige remains consistently a joy to play, despite the slightly smaller sweet spot.
Which one would you take into a match and why?