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boomerTennis
02-28-2012, 03:48 PM
I just got a used YT IG Instinct MP, from a TT member, and there is some question in my mind whether this is legit. First, the racquet specs from TW says the racquet is 5pts headlight, however, the racquet feels like even balance. Also, the print on the racquet says it is 1'' headlight (or 320mm) balance. I've uploaded a few photos, can you YT IG Instinct MP users help me determine whether my stick is legit? Thanks!!

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/1020/photo1mi.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/267/photo1mi.jpg/) http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6919/img1075p.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/263/img1075p.jpg/) http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/7503/img1073me.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/88/img1073me.jpg/) http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/4830/img1071q.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/171/img1071q.jpg/)

tymmh789
02-28-2012, 03:56 PM
I'm interested in this to because I just got 2 YTPP online. One was a demo from a reputable sports dealer so I'm positive it is real. On TW it also says the racquet is 4-5pts HL but in the throat it reads only 1pt headlight.

Deuces Wild
02-28-2012, 03:59 PM
Those are unstrung specs you are looking at. The balance shifts towards the head when you add the mass of the strings.

tymmh789, I have no explanation for what's on your racquet.

boomerTennis
02-28-2012, 04:00 PM
so both of yours say 1pt headlight? Is anybody else experiencing the same problem? Could it be that the balance on TW specs are unstrung and strung balance is different?

boomerTennis
02-28-2012, 04:02 PM
Deuces, I guess you answered my question before I even asked :). Can someone else confirm this?

TW Staff
02-28-2012, 04:03 PM
The specs you see on Tennis Warehouse are string specs. The specs you see on racquets are unstrung specs unless specified. When the racquet is strung, the balance changes.


Brittany, TW

Deuces Wild
02-28-2012, 04:03 PM
I misread your post. disregard what I said earlier.

boomerTennis
02-28-2012, 04:10 PM
I'm not very bright, so I'm a little confused here. If an unstrung racquet is 1'' headlight, with strings on, I would think it makes it even balance or head heavy. How could a racquet be 1'' headlight unstrung and 5'' headlight strung?

boomerTennis
02-28-2012, 04:11 PM
Brittany, do you know on top of your mind whether it says 1'' on the IG Instinct MP? If that's the case, I'm happy to move on and you can ignore my silly question :). Thanks!

Deuces Wild
02-28-2012, 04:12 PM
Yeah, it doesn't make much sense to me either as the string should make the stick more head heavy.

But look at this picture. Seems to have the same printing.

http://image.rakuten.co.jp/tennis/cabinet/00500064/2011instinct.jpg

boomerTennis
02-28-2012, 04:17 PM
You're right Deuces, it does say 1'' on your picture as well....hmm...

TW Staff
02-28-2012, 04:26 PM
Brittany, do you know on top of your mind whether it says 1'' on the IG Instinct MP? If that's the case, I'm happy to move on and you can ignore my silly question :). Thanks!


Just checked our playtest racquet and it does say 1" HL on the racquet as well.

Brittany, TW

boomerTennis
02-28-2012, 04:32 PM
Just checked our playtest racquet and it does say 1" HL on the racquet as well.

Brittany, TW

Thanks Brittany, it clears my doubt!

tymmh789
02-28-2012, 05:06 PM
Ya her is the link to TW specs, http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-HYTPP.html

and as you can see here the balance listed in the throat is 1pt headlight: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6939905613_1ea06d6991.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tymhoban789/6939905613/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tymhoban789/6939905613/) by tymmh789 (http://www.flickr.com/people/tymhoban789/), on Flickr

Marcus2137
02-28-2012, 06:19 PM
I'm not very bright, so I'm a little confused here. If an unstrung racquet is 1'' headlight, with strings on, I would think it makes it even balance or head heavy. How could a racquet be 1'' headlight unstrung and 5'' headlight strung?

You're confusing Points headlight and Inches headlight. The racket says 1" headlight unstrung (this is 8points headlight, 1point = 1/8 inch), and TW says the strung racket is 5points headlight (not inches)

FearOfTheDark
02-28-2012, 11:51 PM
You're confusing Points headlight and Inches headlight. The racket says 1" headlight unstrung (this is 8points headlight, 1point = 1/8 inch), and TW says the strung racket is 5points headlight (not inches)

Marcus you BEAUT!

dr325i
02-29-2012, 02:58 AM
You're confusing Points headlight and Inches headlight. The racket says 1" headlight unstrung (this is 8points headlight, 1point = 1/8 inch), and TW says the strung racket is 5points headlight (not inches)

Reply from boomerTennis: "No wonder the stringer was telling me that 50pt HL racket is not a good thing..."

tymmh789
02-29-2012, 03:43 AM
You're confusing Points headlight and Inches headlight. The racket says 1" headlight unstrung (this is 8points headlight, 1point = 1/8 inch), and TW says the strung racket is 5points headlight (not inches)

O ya that would make sense. Sorry about that, it was a long day haha.

boomerTennis
02-29-2012, 04:16 AM
Reply from boomerTennis: "No wonder the stringer was telling me that 50pt HL racket is not a good thing..."

hey I said I wasn't very bright :)...