Any difference between the Head Prestige Pro Youtek and IG version?

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  1. christo

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    I really like the new IG version but I can get the older Youtek version (black CAP grommets) much cheaper. Are there any differences?:confused:
     
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  2. Xizel

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    YT swings heavier with more plowthrough. Honestly though, all of the recent sticks have watered down swingweight for some reason (IG).
     
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  3. Bartelby

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    Aside from the vagaries of weight and swingweight, the ig makes the racquet play softer.
     
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  4. Bobo96

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    I am wondering the same thing???
     
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    I owned the MG version, playtested the YT, and now am going to buy an IG. Compared to the MG, YT played more crisp, more solid and a bit more powerful. Otherwise the 2 played pretty similar and overall control/spin are close. But the IG is a totally different racquet altogether. It plays a lot more precise with mega plowthrough and hits a heavier ball. Ball feel is more muted. You feel very comfortable swinging all out. You will feel you're playing with a different racquet (rather than just a ball feel difference like the MG/YT). On the downside the IG is less maneuverable. YMMV.
     
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  6. Bobo96

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    I'm a 5.0 junior I use the ytpp. Money is tight so not sure if it's worth it to invest in the IG.
     
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  7. Torres

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    The IG is more muted feeling. It feels softer initially, particularly on impact, and doesn't have the brassiness of the Youtek but I suspect its underlying stiffness is similar. It's like hitting someone on the head with an iron pole, and then hitting them on the head with an iron pole coated with a rubber sleeve. At the end of the day its still an iron pole. SW of the IG seems slightly lower.
     
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  8. wao

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    I have to agree 100% on the comparison. I am struggeling dialing in the strings and tension.
     
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  9. rallyguy

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    Actually the older version is still available in some places at $20 more than the new one. Looks like a re-release or something or maybe some demand as folks weren't loving something about the IG. I do like the YT version better myself mostly for its maneuverability.
     
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