Head Graphene 360+ Prestige MP
We are finally getting the time to work on these marvelous new racquets from Head! In this case, it is the Head Graphene 360+ Prestige MP.
The Prestige is a fascinating series for Head, but I think it is often overlooked when considering a new racquet purchase. I believe the “performance” category excludes a lot of players that could very well use this racquet if it is appropriately set up. Secondly, I think players have the mistaken feeling that the Prestige series is too stiff!
I believe you will see by the following specifications that neither are necessarily true!
The Prestige series is, in my opinion, the best looking new racquet in a long time. However, in a performance racquet, what does “looks” have to do with it? In my opinion, a lot!
This racquet is the “true” 98 square inch (630 cm²) head size with an 18 x 20 string pattern and, of course, the excellent “cap system” that contributes to the performance of this racquet. You will see in the specifications that the swing weight is on the “light” side, allowing for customization to suit any player.
Head is now including a CPI, “Control Power Index,” and this racquet ranks as a CPI 200 compared to the Prestige Pro at CPI 300. The difference is a function of the tight string pattern and flex. The thin 20mm beam throughout contributes to the nice flex of RDC 58 after stringing.
A lower CPI indicates to us that the racquet will do no more than you ask of it! If you want the ball to go fast you swing harder! The racquet will not force to to “fear” your stroke!
If you are considering an 18 x 20 string pattern this racquet should be right at the top of the list.
Our COF numbers are quite good which indicate a positive contribution to “spin” considering the tight string pattern.
|Racquet Model||Head Graphene 360+ Prestige MP|
|Reference Tension||55 lbs - 24.9 kg|
|String||Victrex PEEK fiber Experimental 7718|
|Machine Used||True Tension Professional|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||58 - After stringing|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||39|
|Head Area, cm2||625.9|
|Head Area, Sq. Inch||97|
|Beam Width, mm, Shaft, Center, Tip||20, 20, 20|
|In Plane Stiffness, Pounds/In||359 Lbs/In.|
|In Plane Stiffness, Kg/cm||162 Kg/cm|
|Number of Main Strings||18|
|Number of Cross Strings||20|
|Main String Grid||7.50|
|Cross String Grid||10.25
|Density (% of head filled with string)||.792|
|Average Cross String Space||.513|
|Average Main String Space||.417|
|Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT||37|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||206.9|
|First Moment, Nm||.803|
|Swing Weight, Kg/cm2||311|
|Swing Weight, Ounces||10.97|
|Swing Weight Calculated||330.2|
|Head Points||9.29 (negative = head heavy)|
|Head Weight, %||45.7%|
|Center of Percussion||21.0|
|Dwell Time, ms, No Swing||8.35|
|Efective Stiffness - lbs||29.0|
|K, Lb/In (SBS) RDC||185.9|
Posted on January 20, 2020, in 360+, Accuracy, Customization!, Demo, Patterns, PEEK, Racquet Demo, Racquets, Racquets - New, String, String - New, String Patterns, Technology. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.