Head racquets swingstyle ratings

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by THath, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. THath

    THath New User

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    I have noticed on the Head racquets I am demoing that they have a swingstyle rating but I have no idea what it means. One has a L4 rating and the other an L6. What does this mean?
     
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  2. corncob3466

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    theres an L4 on my i.radical. i think the L stands for "long" and the number indicates how long.
     
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  3. b.

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    This is printed on a card included with a racquet.

    There is an axis:

    L6--L5--L4--L3--L2--L1--S1--S2--S3--S4--S5--S6--S7--S8--S9--S10

    Legend: green = "Tour", Yellow = "Control", Red = "Power"

    When I saw L6 on mine, I first thought it is Light, 4 6/8, but it wasn't that...

    If mine is the least powerfull, what is S10? Plays by itself?
     
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  4. Bhagi Katbamna

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    The Head Prestige Tour has an L7 rating.
     
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  5. Steve H.

    Steve H. Semi-Pro

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    It was Head's swing style marketing scheme in the late 90's to compete with Wilson's x.x numbering system or Prince's power index.

    As you go down the L's and back up the S's the racquets get lighter, stiffer, and more powerful. They still have some racquets left from the Titanium S line (S1, S2, S6, S16, etc) and yes, an S16 or an S10 is so light, big, and powerful that it does seem to basically play by itself. Oy.
     
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  6. Radical Shot

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  7. TwistServe

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    ThE LM Prestige is L6.
     
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  8. BLiND

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    Radical is firmly in the L cotegory but thats a load of xxxx... they are powerful rackets.
     
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  9. Giant

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    I have a Ti.Radical MP & a LM Radical OS here. Ti.Radical is L5 and LM is L4 :)
     
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