Anyone know if there is a Head Speed pro 2013?

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  1. thecrusher956

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    Really like the specs of this racquet, but the ig version is not in the U.S. Anyone know if there's going to be a Graphene Speed Pro and if it will sell in the U.S.?
     
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  2. sixone90

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    No there won't be. The Speed MP 315 will be renamed to Speed Pro though
     
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  3. rlau

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    So it will 20 grams lighter than the youtek and youtek ig version?
     
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  4. grass_hopper

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    the head rep dropped off 8 new 2013 racquets to be strung for her demo bag.
    new paint job on speed the one I saw close was 11.7 oz.
    the racquet has new gimic also alled hyrogen or something like that, head claims it makes a better feel.
     
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  5. thecrusher956

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    11.7 unstrung or strung?
     
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  6. Stringers

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    Yes. Head rep came by the other day and there will be both MP and Pro versions of the Graphene Speeds. The pro with an 18x20 string pattern, 100" head and 11.1 Oz I believe.
     
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  7. rlau

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    You probably mean the new Graphene technology?
     
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  8. thecrusher956

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    Don't see why they would change the 98 sq inch head size :-?
     
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  9. Bartelby

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    Because the lighter 18/20 is now relabelled the pro and the former pro is extinct according to the information someone else posted.
     
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  10. Stringers

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    Wanted a more forgiving stick I guess. Head shape is different too, more oval compared to the circular heads the past couple years.
     
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  11. thecrusher956

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    So all new racquets are going to be 100 sq inches?
     
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  12. Stringers

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    I believe at least the MP and the Pro. I think the other one was the S or the Rev? That was either 100 or maybe a little bigger. Then there's the PWR series coming out too and I think those are all oversized.
     
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  13. thecrusher956

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    Wow, is the pro going to be in U.S. this time?
     
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  14. vetinari

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    I don't think so. They're just updating the speed line naming to fit with their other lines which have a pro, mp and s. from what I've heard the speed pro will be similar to the mp, but 18x20. Will know more on Friday.
     
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  15. grass_hopper

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    it was unstrung but had the paper and grip cover still on it.
     
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  16. thecrusher956

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    Are you talking to a rep on Friday?
     
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  17. vetinari

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    Head demo night at my club. Will talk to the rep then hopefully.
     
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  18. thecrusher956

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    Looking forward to the results.
     
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  19. vetinari

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    Anything in particular you'd like to know if I get a chance to talk with the rep?
     
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    Head Speed Pro

    Hey,
    My name is John. If you had a chance to ask him, it would be great to hear the supposed swingweights for the new Speed Pro and the new Speed MP. Just curious. Thanks.
    J
     
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  21. lwto

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    I have a demo of it.. very very cool.. I will post pictures later.
     
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  22. thecrusher956

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    Please post pics, what are specs?
     
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  23. Xonemains

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    saw the head catalog a few nights ago. all speeds are now 27" and 100sq.

    speed pro is 18 x 20 and 315g
    speed mp is 16 x 19 and 300g

    and 2 other lighter ones. didnt bother looking at the new instinct.

    new bags coming out as well.

    looks similar to the current model but abit better looking.
    feels better than the current model and very very light in the hands, even the speed pro.

    overall, its going to be a good update this time round, trust me!!:)
     
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  24. lwto

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    From talking with the rep..
    They have a design in them that allows them, and according to him, for the first time ever, to be able too allow more head weight and handle weight, sacrificing weight from the mid sections of the racquet, all without losing any overall weight. according to him, this allows racquet integrity while at the same time giving you more head weight. Hope that made sense. The racquets right now are black on black.. actually very cool very racey and edgy. These are not the final cosmetics, however it is the final tech specs and I will try to post pictures tomorrow, 12/1.
     
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  25. thecrusher956

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    Alright, thanks looking forward to the pictures. The swingweights are REALLY low...what are the actual weights themselves? Wonder what's going to happen to all the plowthrough though..:-?
     
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  26. vetinari

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    They play bigger than the static weights would suggest, maybe even bigger than the swing weights, although swing weight is supposed to account for a different mass distribution. I play with a leaded 18x20 IG (to about 340g) but the 300g mp seemed more solid to me.

    At our demo night seemed like some people really liked the new versions and some the old version. I'm in the new version camp -- I think it's a great upgrade. There isn't anything about the old one that I like better.
     
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  27. lwto

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    [​IMG]

    Here's a tease.. new speed.
     
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  28. thecrusher956

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    Where'd you get the pic?
     
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  29. lwto

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    my racquet..
    stringing with Gamma dart on the mains
    Tec Xonebiphase on the crosses.

    Will post more.
     
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  30. thecrusher956

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    How does it play?
     
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  31. parasailing

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    Let us know how it plays. I had the Speed IG 16x19 version and didn't like it. It still felt a bit hollow and hope this version fixes that problem. Is the head shape the same or did they change it?

    Can you compare it to the Pure Storm Tour GT?
     
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  32. mrmo1115

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    Hey Para are you going to try these new Speeds out? I always try to ask you if youre going to be interested in the frames I am just because we're both users of the same frame :)

    I never wanted to test the 16x19 over the 18x20 just because of that .2 added length.. I'm assuming they're going to be doing the same again? If so I'll probably stay away from the 16x19....

    Youre also planning on trying the new Blades as well? Same here, but not planning on liking it any differently since I've heard they play extremely similar to the BLX versions.
     
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  33. parasailing

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    Yeah mrmo, we do share the same taste in frame :). I do play on testing the Speed, Blade, and Steam when they come out. Now that you mention it, the Speed is .2 longer which might make me hesitate a bit. I hope they put it back to 27 in as I don't do really well with extended length racquets.

    I want to try out the Blade because they finally decided to put out a 16x19 string pattern which I really like and was not available in the BLX version. I had the Kblade Tour 93 and that was a beast but I hated the 18x20 string pattern and just wished they would offer a 16x19 version. The Kblade Tour is like a Pro Staff but in a lighter form.

    I am currently trying to get my hands on a pro stock radical mp which has a 16x19 string pattern so I will add that to the mix as well.
     
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  34. mrmo1115

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    I see, so no interest in testing the closed pattern Blade/Speed? For me, the PSTGT is the first frame I've ever played with that has had 16 mains! I've always been an 18x20 guy.. so I'll be testing the closed patterns for the Blade and Speed. I won't plan on playtesting the Steam.. the really freaky pattern is just going to keep me away :) I'm also not a person who plays with a lot of spin, more of a flat counterpuncher
     
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  35. parasailing

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    I used to hit pretty flat but trying to incorporate more spin in my game and the PSTGT was the first racquet that allowed em to do that. I plan on testing only open string pattern racquets so the Blade 98 16x19 is what I currently have in mind.
     
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  36. thecrusher956

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    I use an Aero Storm Tour GT, and I play with a bit of topspin. I want some more control, thoughts on the 18x20?
     
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  37. Boricua

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    Have you considered Yonex rackets? Vcores have the current Tours which are heavier and at the beginning of next year the VCORE 97 (310), and the VCores 98 and 100 xi are going to be sold by TW.
    I am expecting today the VCORE Tour 97 (330). It has a 16 x 20 string pattern which could be a midpoint between an open and a more close string pattern.
    Sorry for going off topic.
     
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