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TW Staff
05-20-2011, 12:43 PM
Head Youtek IG Instinct S
http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/5878/headinstincts1.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/651/headinstincts1.jpg/)

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/8750/headinstincts2.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/156/headinstincts2.jpg/)

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/6717/headinstincts3.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/headinstincts3.jpg/)

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Doublebounce
05-21-2011, 10:15 AM
OOOOOOOOOOOOO

when are they available for presale?

Agent Orynge
05-21-2011, 12:38 PM
Looks a lot like JackB1's next profile pic...

gavna
05-21-2011, 01:10 PM
Played with the demos yesterday - meh. Hate the fact it has 4 shared holes! Looked like an old Wilson Sting with the neon blue. Hahaha

JackB1
05-21-2011, 01:16 PM
Played with the demos yesterday - meh. Hate the fact it has 4 shared holes! Looked like an old Wilson Sting with the neon blue. Hahaha

How did u possibly get a demo of this already?

captainobvious
06-03-2011, 10:37 AM
TW- Are these available yet and whats the price point? Thanks!

tinyman
06-03-2011, 10:56 AM
TW- Are these available yet and whats the price point? Thanks!

For once, I contribute!

http://www.head.com/tennis/news.php?region=eu&id=1029

The new HEAD Instinct racquets will also be played also by ATP Tour players going forward, and will be available in Retail worldwide from August onwards.

http://blogs.tennis.com/the_pro_shop/2011/05/head-turner-sharapovas-new-stick.html

Maria Sharapova's bruising baseline power is amplified by a new black-and-blue accomplice on Roland Garros' red clay: the Head YouTek IG Instinct MP.

The 100 square-inch head racquet is 27 inches long, weighs 10.6 oz. (unstrung) and has a 16 x 19 string pattern, with a beam width of 23/25/21 mm. The balance is 1 inch headlight. The suggested retail price for the YouTek IG Instinct is $190.

Head is also introducing a lighter, 9.5 ounce version of the frame, the YouTek IG Instinct S. It comes in a 102-square-inch head and also has a 16 x 19 string pattern. This version retails for $180.



I have to admit. I don't know much (read: anything) about the Instinct line, but that is one nice looking PJ.

captainobvious
06-05-2011, 10:44 AM
For once, I contribute!

http://www.head.com/tennis/news.php?region=eu&id=1029



Thanks! And a bummer... :( Im really enjoying the demo racquet...was hoping it would be available sooner than that!

Fedace
06-05-2011, 11:07 AM
Thanks! And a bummer... :( Im really enjoying the demo racquet...was hoping it would be available sooner than that!

what do you mean ? it will be available in 2 weeks, i heard. and how was the power on serving ?

captainobvious
06-05-2011, 02:34 PM
Tinyman's link stated August? If its available in two weeks, that's great. I'll ask the shop when they expect to get them in.
I have a strip of lead tape at 12 o'clock because I wanted just a bit more weight at the head. Its really made a difference for me. I'm not a great server, but I will say that I can get more speed with more control with this racquet than any others Ive used. Ground strokes have good power and the racquet has a wide 'sweet spot', while still having some feel. I also notice I'm getting more spin on shots with this racquet too...not sure if its attributed to the strings as well...
At the least, I'd say its worth demoing it to see if it works for you, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to pick one of these up. Its a great racquet for me and where my game is currently at.

000KFACTOR90000
06-05-2011, 03:15 PM
Instinct has to be 18x19 or it's not an instinct.
Real shame they made that decision :(

Fedace
06-05-2011, 06:52 PM
Instinct has to be 18x19 or it's not an instinct.
Real shame they made that decision :(

Well, old instict was not spin friendly. so Head wanted to make it more Spin friendly. in today's game, spin is critical to success.