PDA

View Full Version : Azarenka Really switched to IG Youtek Extreme ???


Fedace
01-22-2011, 06:43 PM
I am looking at Azarenka's racket at the Aussie open in the match with Li Na and it looks like Aza really switched to to New IG youtek extreme. This IG line of rackets have Unique throat area to improve aerodynamics of the racket durint the forward swing. Idea is faster swing speed and more spin. It looks to me like she really did switch and not a PJ.

http://www.tennisnow.com/Blogs/Tennis-Gear-Buzz/January-2011/Head-IG-YouTek-2011-Racquet-Line---Surfing-Inspire.aspx

vsbabolat
01-22-2011, 06:49 PM
I am looking at Azarenka's racket at the Aussie open in the match with Li Na and it looks like Aza really switched to to New IG youtek extreme. This IG line of rackets have Unique throat area to improve aerodynamics of the racket durint the forward swing. Idea is faster swing speed and more spin. It looks to me like she really did switch and not a PJ.

http://www.tennisnow.com/Blogs/Tennis-Gear-Buzz/January-2011/Head-IG-YouTek-2011-Racquet-Line---Surfing-Inspire.aspx

Azarenka still plays with the LM Instinct.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Azarenka_2011_Aus_Open.jpg


P.S. the mold on the Extreme has not changed.............

ollinger
01-22-2011, 06:53 PM
Pretty clearly not the rounded head shape of an Extreme, more elongatged like the Instinct.

vsbabolat
01-22-2011, 06:58 PM
Pretty clearly not the rounded head shape of an Extreme, more elongatged like the Instinct.

Don't forget the LM ridges that are clearly visible.

Fedace
01-22-2011, 07:36 PM
^^I see that. Why is that Liquidmetal so popular ???

Seth
01-22-2011, 07:48 PM
Azarenka still plays with the LM Instinct.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Azarenka_2011_Aus_Open.jpg


P.S. the mold on the Extreme has not changed.............

vsbabolat,

I respectfully disagree about the Extreme mold. I was holding the IG Extreme Pro today, and noticed a change in the throat. Near the bottom of the inside of the throat, the construction comes to an point. Difficult to describe, but I haven't noticed it in previous Extreme models. I guess you could say the inside of the throat feels "sharp."

Given your continued expertise with Head racquets, I'm aware that there's a good chance I'm wrong.

Fedace
01-22-2011, 07:54 PM
^^^right that change in the throat area is supposed to make the racket more Aerodynamic so Faster Swing speed and more Spin. at least that is what Head saids.

vsbabolat
01-22-2011, 08:20 PM
vsbabolat,

I respectfully disagree about the Extreme mold. I was holding the IG Extreme Pro today, and noticed a change in the throat. Near the bottom of the inside of the throat, the construction comes to an point. Difficult to describe, but I haven't noticed it in previous Extreme models. I guess you could say the inside of the throat feels "sharp."

Given your continued expertise with Head racquets, I'm aware that there's a good chance I'm wrong.

That's a good call. But that is more of what I would consider a cosmetic change. As far as beam width and design it has not changed.

Seth
01-22-2011, 08:50 PM
That's a good call. But that is more of what I would consider a cosmetic change. As far as beam width and design it has not changed.

Agreed. Same round head shape and whatnot.

acintya
01-23-2011, 12:36 AM
wow she is so sexy, not cute, sexy :D, power woman

equinox
01-23-2011, 02:02 AM
her legs are long. but she's not in the vaidisova class. :/

Fedace
01-23-2011, 02:28 AM
Is this liquidmetal extreme plus still avaiable to buy ? if not where are these pros getting it from ?

vsbabolat
01-23-2011, 06:38 AM
Is this liquidmetal extreme plus still avaiable to buy ? if not where are these pros getting it from ?

They are getting these LM Instincts from special racquet elves who make them in a hollow tree.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/43keeb.jpg

pheonix6579
01-23-2011, 07:10 AM
:)

vsbabolat FTW!!!