Endorsed by Marin Cilic! Head's Graphene Touch Prestige Mid replaces the Graphene XT REV Pro. For this update, Head increases the weight to almost 12 ounces, which lends it some old-school plow through. However, like the REV Pro it replaces, this stick does not play like an old-school 18x20 Prestige Mid. It has an open 16x19 string pattern along with a slightly larger headsize (Prestige Mids were actually 90in²). As a result, this update feels a little more modern and powerful, and it launchs the ball a tad higher for easier depth. It also has Graphene Touch, which uses a flexible elastomer called kraibon to create a uniquely dampened and muted response. Even with those differences, this version of the Prestige Mid still packs a thin 20mm beam and 61RA, which, when combined with its midsize head and rock-solid feel, gives it excellent control. The upshot is surgical targeting on groundstrokes with enough plow through to drive the ball through the court or keep the racquet stable against pace. Although it errs on the side of control, experienced players will find enough power to go on offense, and just enough spin to work the ball into tight spaces. At net, solid preparation and clean mechanics will enable you to keep your replies deep, and there is plenty of touch for crafting angles and droppers. Finally, aggressive servers who can get this stick moving fast will find enough precision to swing for power. Although the Graphene Touch Prestige Mid should not be confused with iconic Prestige Mids gone by, it provides a more modern combination of stability and precision to the advanced level midsize racquet fan.