Head Graphene Instinct MP

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by caugas, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. caugas

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  2. CamG

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    Because Sharapova and Tomas berderyc don't use this racket. they use a different Head racket with this paintjob
     
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  3. caugas

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    Really - you might want to let TW know this - where do you get this information

    TW has there photos up saying they use these sticks. That would be misleading...
     
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  4. CamG

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    It's called marketing! i believe they are using a generation of the Head Radical MP
     
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  5. MattCrosby

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    I don't think there is one player on the tour who uses the racket it's painted up as. Players use ProStock rackets, which is basically a custom mold racket for the player weighted and painted. That's how I see it anyway
     
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    Exactly what i'm saying, Thank you! Here's a list
    Djokovic: Youtek Rad mp
    Nadal: older version of aero
    Murray: Head pro tour 630/PT57A
    Federer: prototype racket currently
    And the list goes on!!!!
     
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  7. caugas

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    Dude I work in marketing, it's a big no no to false advertise. Period! I guess it's lack of understanding on my part. I think it pretty lame that the retailers post the pics of pro faces with current models. That just sucks and is lame.
     
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  8. CamG

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    Well get used to it! you will hardly ever find a pro using a racket that you can buy of a shelf. it has already been mentioned that pro's use a stick DIFFERENT to the PJ they play with(mostly)!
     
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    >smh< at this thread. OP you've been here since April 2011...
     
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  10. ArliHawk

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    Great racquet, just didn't like the shared holes. After a short period with it, I went back to my AeroPro Drive.
     
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  11. dr325i

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    Dude, first, you must have just woken up after years of hibernation... There are 21302347903790384 threads here showing pictures and details of the top pro rackets.
    Second, as long as the Manufacturers put a note in fine print, they cover their behinds and they have been doing that.
    Finally, Berdych is using the TGK260.2 (Youtek Radical MP 16x19), and Masha is using the TGK269.1 = Youtek Radical Pro, both Pro stock versions, customized...
     
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  12. caugas

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    OK that was funny - the hibernation piece (made me laugh), but cut me some slack I don't spend a lot of time here. If you were to ask 100 people who just played tennis, and watched it on TV - what % of them would know the pros use custom molds. It's not something they broadcast on TC.

    Please don't troll around and bash people.
     
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    you started all of this. And yet you came assuming you wouldn't be wrong. Where not 'bashing people' we're telling you where your wrong and right:)
     
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  14. am1899

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    If memory serves me, I believe a law suit was filed against Wilson for false advertising for this very reason. It appears all the racquet companies have since been adding fine print for CYA purposes.

    And yeah, it's not a secret that by and large, the pros don't use the racquets which are advertised to the general public. There have been countless threads, ESPN did a piece on it, and Darren Cahill refers to it fairly regularly during coverage. Have you been living with the Geico cavemen or something? :wink:
     
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    i remember watching the australian open in either 91 or 92 and seeing edberg playing with a very thin prostaff classic.....i kept telling myself that he was not using that racquet but bought them anyway....later on at the usopen i got to talk to jarred palmer on one of the practice courts when he was using the head pt280 which was new at that time...he said it was a great frame and i commented on edberg....that's when he told me edberg is using the original prostaff painted as the prostaff classic....a young teenage me was mortified by this info....i didn't even know that was possible! that's when i junked the PSC's and got myself some pt280's hahahah.....
     
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  18. leafnose

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    annoying reality

    I've known they customize their rackets, but never imagined that the system is really one of "numbers" assigned to stock units.

    A semi-pro at the courts I use gave me the bad news about my Instinct. Saying, it's more likely a PT or TGK, and I faintly realized that I was dragging up the rear on this topic

    A google of Head Instinct Mp brought me to the board here, and another thread here does a fine job of noting escalting numbers assigned to pro stock rackets.

    And that only served to annoy me more as there is no one using the Instinct's stock number.

    Seems I'll be going back to the drawing board.....uh.....when I can afford it.

    To the posters here that enlightened me on the topic within the board here......Thanks for the insight.

    BTW, this is my first post on the board.
     
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  19. dr325i

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    Never understood WHY people get upset by this. It is pure marketing tool and it is all around us, especially in the USA. Marketing in the USA sells everything and Anything! I could make 80% of US population believe that milk is black if I market it for a month!

    Would you really use the racket just because Novak or RF use it???
    Do you wear a specific pair of jeans, underwear, socks because some guy/gal model it???
    Nadal is driving an AM, is that your dream car?
     
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  20. president.s

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    I know. I can understand it either. Search for the model that some players uses and if you find it, fair enough. But why should someone feel deceived? I mean players that play tennis for their whole life can't change rackets every two years that each company decides to produce a new model. So they paintjob their old rackets. It's only LOGICAL...
     
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  21. vsbabolat

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    What Instinct specifically are you using?
     
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  22. leafnose

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    Re: Not Idolation: Transitioning from one racket to Head Instinct

    See this isn't all about dismay from marketing......

    But coming from a racket "I thought" was in "a range" of what Sharapova had been using to what she is using now would keep the stiffness factor I presumed she preferred in her sticks in my new racket.

    I prefer a rather rigid feel, and probably would have gone to Babolat's Nadal racket had I had a better feel with it

    The reality is that it probably makes no difference going forward. Other than when I get the Head rep back in my range here.....I can get perhaps an idea of stiffness within their stock, and perhaps demo the ones that are a bit closer to reality for a better tennis player.

     
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  23. vsbabolat

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    Its really rather easy and not as complicated as you and your friend make it out to be. Sharapova really uses the YouTek Radical Pro. Search the auction sites and you can pick some up new.
     
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