View Full Version : To all Head Youtek Speed IG users

11-23-2012, 04:10 PM
It looks like I will get this racquet. (Youtek Speed 1G 18 X 20)
It is very much like a combination of KFactor and Pure Storm racquets that
I have played with.
I like the rectangular grip.

Is it good to have an overgrip with this racquet?
The Head KGrip seems good.

Should you put lead tape anywhere for more balance?

What strings are good for this racquet at what tension?
The Head PXP is fine, but I know there is something better.
I was thinking of doing Cyclone 18 at 53 or Adrenaline Rough 17 at 48 then.
Any comments?


11-23-2012, 04:22 PM
I have played for 18 months with this racquet and have tried multiple string combinations. I liked it best with a good multi like ppa or x1bp. Lately though I've tried guy mains poly crosses and I like that a lot too. Poly mains or full bed didn't work for me -- the racquet is under powered as it is. I have a pretty fast swing but maybe your swing is fast enough to deal with poly in this racquet.

11-23-2012, 04:25 PM
By the way I play with a lot of spin and didn't have problems generating spin with this racquet even without going poly. X1bp at 53 worked well for spin power and comfort for me.

11-23-2012, 04:27 PM
Currently doing a full bed of TB 16 @48. I've done hybrid with TB and PHT as mains and Gamma livewire as crosses, but nothing spins like pure TB.

11-23-2012, 04:27 PM
Another thing, if you can wait, I would wait and hit with the new speeds coming out. I've hit with the speed mp and thought it fixed most of the things I didn't like about the IG version.