Djokovic Head Speed Pro Specs + Release Date!

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  1. djoko4thewin

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    nice one, the speed mp is on there as well. it states it's a 98sq as well! plus it's 63ra not 70 like the pro. plus 335g strung, all quite good, sounds even more like djokos racket now. of course when the 18main one comes out then that might be the one.
     
  2. KuanMaster

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    Anyone know more technical details about the new material it has in it?
     
  4. vmosrafa08

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    From Page 15:

    HEAD enters a new era of technology with the launch of YOUTEK™. Designed to adapt to all levels of tennis skill, YOUTEK technologies focus on individual playing styles to enhance performance and bring out the best play in “YOU”.

    The first two technologies in the YOUTEK™ system include d3o™ and Teflon® Friction Reducing Polymer grommets and are featured in the new HEAD Speed series racquet set to debut at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 in Monte Carlo in April. YOUTEK™ technologies are designed to combine different superior technologies to perfectly match a player’s individual style.

    “The YOUTEK™ will enhance every player’s performance and provides the right equipment for every player’s need,” said Johan Eliasch, CEO of the HEAD N.V. Group. “D3o and DuPont’s Teflon® Friction Reducing Polymer are among the premier innovations on the market today, and we’re extremely proud and excited to be teaming with these brands to improve tennis.”

    YOUTEK™ Technology infuses d3o™, a “smart material” made from specially designed molecules, which dramatically change when in use. d3o™ is a soft material that “locks together” upon racquet impact. Located in the shaft of the racquet, d3o™ reacts to the needs of a player in nano seconds, providing a softer touch and better feel to slow hits and increased stiffness necessary to create power behind fast strokes.


    “The d3o™ technology allows the racquet to sense the need of the player during different strokes and adapt to individual playing styles,” said Eliasch. “The material has been used in other applications such as ski suits and soccer balls, and proven to react as the individual uses the technology.”
     
  5. teniser1976

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    Just talked to people at TW and was told that the matching bag should be at the Warehouse on May 17.
     
  6. vmosrafa08

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    Yeah for pics of the Djokovic bag, see page 18.
     
  7. Daniel Thomsen

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    What other racquets has the same grip shape as HEAD?
     
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  8. vmosrafa08

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    If you're talking about grip shape, then Head has a rectangular grip while Dunlop and Wilson have a square grip... See this thread:
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=259801
     
  9. LPShanet

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    Yes, high modulus graphite, just like every other racquet on the market.
     
  10. vmosrafa08

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    Well, yes, and D30 from post # 404.
     
  11. ci2ca

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    You can't forget about the Aramid bumpers and the Teflon grommets!!!
     
  12. patricefanals

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    I think you absolutly right , to much off all that!!!!! The same for gasquet
     
  13. LPShanet

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    Actually no, that was my point. All of those advertised technologies are irrelevant marketing nonsense. Racquets are made from high modulus graphite plus whatever item they want to add in minute quantities to make it sound innovative, but actually has no effect.
     
  14. OliverSimon

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    Very intresting
     
  15. vmosrafa08

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    Well, it is mostly made from graphite, but d30 is mostly placed in the throat of the racquet. I'm not sure in what quantities, but I guess that we can never find out.
     
  16. LPShanet

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    Yes, actually we can find out. Head has a history of using materials only cosmetically (see their efforts with titanium) and has yet to use anything but graphite in any structural way. The D30 may be there, but it's not doing anything...besides marketing, that is. Makes a pretty cool demo, though.
     
  17. West Coast Ace

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    Head had a booth in Madrid (I was there for 3 hrs Saturday) - unfortunately they didn't have any other rackets to compare it to.

    Yeah, Head has had the rectangular grips forever. I'm sure I'm not the only person who takes the grip off and lays down some tape to 'square' it up...
     
  18. djoko4thewin

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    hmm i'm thinking the new radical MP is quite similiar to djokos but it just needs leather grip and some extra weight on it. when does it come out?
     
  19. KuanMaster

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    somewhere in june
     
  20. djoko4thewin

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    so has anyone managed to demo the radical MP yet?
     
  21. jpasquito

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    I will be demoing the radical next week. Not sure there are many out there to demo yet.
     
  22. srvnvly

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    where are you getting the demo? do you know the strung weight specs, including swingweight? thx
     
  23. jpasquito

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    someone will have the specs before me but, if it's not posted by then, I'll put them on this board once I see the racquet. The guy has a testbench there to determine the swingweight and mass of the racquet.
     
  24. yonexxx

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    ok so im gonna buy a youtek for my little brother hes 16 and plays singles right now hes using a microgel prestige and sometimes a flexpoint prestige he wants either a pure drive roddick or a speed pro or a speed mp what do u think is better for singles he wants mroe power also. if u could rank them in order it would be better.
     
  25. vmosrafa08

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    From d30's Website:

    The next revolutionary product to come out of d3o™ lab, The World’s first Intelligent Tennis Racket by HEAD!

    d3o™ and HEAD have teamed up to revolutionise tennis with the new YOUTEK™ rackets. The new line of rackets are designed to adapt to all levels of tennis skill, YOUTEK™ technologies focus on individual playing styles to enhance performance and bring out the best play in “YOU”

    The YOUTEK™ will enhance every player’s performance and provides the right equipment for every player’s need,” said Johan Eliasch, CEO of the HEAD N.V. Group. “D3o and DuPont’s Teflon® Friction Reducing Polymer are among the premier innovations on the market today, and we’re extremely proud and excited to be teaming with these brands to improve tennis.

    The d3o™ technology allows the racquet to sense the need of the player during different strokes and adapt to individual playing styles,” said Eliasch. “The material has been used in other applications such as ski suits and soccer balls, and proven to react as the individual uses the technology.

    The new Speed Series will include the following racquets:

    Speed Pro: The weapon of choice for HEAD player Novak Djokovic is a heavy racquet with a very thin beam for exceptional touch and feel during play.

    Speed MP: The new design is for heavy hitters with a long fast swing style and is available in two different string patterns (16/19 and 18/20) to accommodate a wide range of players.

    Speed Elite: Designed with a slightly wider beam for additional support, the Speed Elite is a comfort version of the Speed Tour racquets for the avid tennis player.

    Speed Lite: The lightest racquet in the series provides a perfect combination of power, maneuverability and control for those players with a moderate swing style.

    Speed Jr: For the younger players looking to improve their game, the racquet is based off the Speed Lite for top quality at the junior level.

    So if you fancy brushing up on your tennis skills and need a bit of help, then check out your local pro / speciality store as they’ll be in stock soon!
     
  26. yonexxx

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    well my coach gets these racquets for 132 for the speed pro and 125 for the other two. so no need to go to a pro shop :) but idk i think im gnna go with the speed pro.
     
  27. vmosrafa08

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    Yeah, the Speed Pro is a great choice.
     
  28. sixone90

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    Someone has got to smash one of these racquets and check for d30 inside :p
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EBWGbhsuws

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JceDaEMIHKE&feature=related

    Pro shop had a Head display station with a sample of orange d3o in a small jar. A mallet was hangling from a string. The theory is that you squeeze the orange stuff, and it deforms like play dough. Then you hit it with the mallet, and it is supposed to turn hard till it feels like you are hitting a rock. Impact makes it hard.

    Well, I didn't notice anything as dramatic as that. If I had not known, I would have said nothing happened on impact. The videos I have seen about this actually show the effect, but it was not happening for me.
    -sureshs
     
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  30. KuanMaster

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    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=261655
    Vmosrafa, why are you stealing other people their posts
     
  31. vmosrafa08

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    I never "steal" posts; I always quote people. This is the first time that I didn't quote the person, who happens to be sureshs. Thank you for observing this fact, KuanMaster.
     
  32. KuanMaster

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    no thanks ;)
     
  33. saeta119

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    So just ordered 2 Speed MP plus Djokovic's MonsterCombi bag.

    cannot WAIT! until it comes.
     
  34. KuanMaster

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    and which version (18x20 or 16x19) had you order?
     
  35. saeta119

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    16x19 (3/8)
    I've always played with Radicals, but this is a welcome change.
     
  36. 10ispro

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    there are 2 brand new speed Pro available on a popular auction site for a very good price
     
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    ^^ are they yours?
     
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  38. vmosrafa08

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  39. vmosrafa08

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    Any news / reviews?
     
  40. yonexxx

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    i dont think it was worth all the hype. but i do feel alot of difference for volleys.
     
  41. KuanMaster

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    that's because of the QC of head
     
  42. RFtennis

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    I demoed this racquet and its extremely stiff frame, its head also looks a little funny too.:)
     
  43. KuanMaster

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    how did it play?
     
  44. vmosrafa08

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    Hahah what did you think overall?
     
  45. saeta119

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    That's funny, I only felt the stiffness at the end of my swing, before or during the swing it feels very nice and light.

    Head looked great, then again I'm used to OS racquets, I was afraid a small size head would hurt my game, thankfully it did not.
     
  46. tomas9848

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    what kind of strings?
     
  47. djoko4thewin

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    well TW say he uses a speed MP 18x20...cover up time?
     

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