Head YOUTEK Graphene Speed Pro Ltd.

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  1. Errol

    Errol New User

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    Hi TW. First, thanks for bringing over this exclusive limited Graphene Speed Pro. I love the look of an all black stick.

    I have a question about specs. It looks like the specs are identical to the non-limited model with the exception being the grip's description of "Hydrosorb Pro" being replaced with "Head Leather!!!" and the Limited gets d30 in its composition. I have read on these boards and experienced that replacing a synthetic grip with leather adds around 10-15 grams and shifts the weight a few points head light, however that change is not reflected in the specs: both are listed at 331.69g and 6 pts HL.

    Since it looks like there are no demos of the Limited version, can TW confirm the specs were measured as identical? Thanks.
     
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  2. TW Staff

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    Errol,

    Since we didn't get the usual number of samples to spec, we retained the spec of the standard version. The two samples we did receive were within the tolerances of the standard model, but we are waiting for additional samples to spec so we can update if necessary. Head has kept their target specs the same, despite the heavier grip. Keep in mind that every sample varies slightly from the published specs, which typically represent the averages of several racquets. Given the spec variations that run through any sample set, our customization guy, Paul Reed, can usually help you reach your desired spec. If you're looking for the tightest possible specs, you'll want to factor in the strings (string weight), which can affect, say, swingweight as much or more than variations in grip weight. Please check back for any updates to the Ltd. as we are spec'ing a bunch more this week.


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    TW Staff
     
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  3. jelichek

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    Yeah I brought this up awhile back. I just switched out a Head Dual Absorb, which must be one of their older synthetic grips, for a new Head Leather Tour grip and it added approx. 15 grams to the total weight. No way these things should come in the same as the previous "unlimited" model.
     
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  4. bradsm01

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    Hi TW. Can you confirmed if the composition of the Limited and Graphene Speed Pro are exactly the same or does the Limited comes with some d30 ? Thanks
     
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    Hi bradsm01,

    We were informed by Head that this is the same composition of the standard Speed Pro. The composition section of the spec page has been updated to reflect this. Since we now have a full set of samples in, we are going to spec a bunch more and update the specs if necessary. Most of the samples spec'd so far have been between 11.6-11.8, but more headlight and with a lower swingweight.

    Thanks,
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    We just spec'd 9 additional racquets and updated the specs. The weights averaged to be in line w/ the standard version (11.6-11.8 ) but the balance was slightly more head light and the swingweight was a little lower. Here are the updates.

    11.7 oz
    7HL
    67 RA
    321 SW

    *Since specs do vary from sample to sample, please contact Paul Reed (paul@tenniswarehouse.com) if you have a specific request.

    Thanks,
    TW Staff
     
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  7. hummdawgmillionaire

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    Composition of Limited GSP

    Hello, getting back into the GSP and am confused by your post about composition. TW post states Head claims no difference in composition for limited, however the next sentence says the composition has been updated.

    I only ask as I really wanna switch to this frame, but am used to the response of my pt57e, and have developed TE since the youtek prestige.

    Would your racquet technician be willing to RA a softer limited for me?

    Thanks as always.

    Davidhummel40 at hotmail dot com
     
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    We do offer a couple of different services that I think would be a benefit for you. We could search our stock for racquets with lower RAs, but there is a fee involved. Please call customer service for further details. 800-883-6647.

    Thanks,
    Tiffani, TW
     
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  9. heartattack

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    How much it would cost us TW? Because I'm thinking of buying this one though. TW, I'm playing with tfight 325's & whats the comparison between the two? Thanks!
     
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    heartattack,

    The price depends on the service. We have a matching racquets fee of $10. We can match up to 3 Racquets to each other. No alterations can be made to the racquets for this service; i.e. adding lead weight.

    We also have a customization fee of $20 per racquet. This option is used any time you want to achieve a desired specification like change of swing weight, balance point, or change in overall weight.

    For either of these services or for more information, please call in at 1 (800) 883-6647 or email us at info@tennis-warehouse.com

    Brittany, TW
     
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  11. heartattack

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    if you match a racquet by not adding a lead tape… what is allowed tolerance of measurements?
     
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    heartattack,

    The Matching Service consists of matching up to 3 racquets. We measure and sort through a group of about 12 racquets to find a pair that matches within .05oz/1.5g weight, 2-3mm balance point and 2 swing weight points.

    If you would like more specific answers, you can email our customer service at info@tennis-warehouse.com

    Brittany, TW
     
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  13. heartattack

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    Name Head Graphene Speed Pro Head Graphene Speed Pro Ltd.
    Head Size 100in² / 645cm² 100in² / 645cm²
    Length 27.00in / 68.58cm 27.00in / 68.58cm
    Weight 11.70oz / 332g 11.70oz / 332g
    Balance Point 6pts HL 7pts HL
    Swing Weight 328 321
    Frame Stiffness 68 67
    Beam Width 22.5mm 22.5mm
    Tip / Shaft 22.5mm / 21.5mm 22.5mm / 21.5mm
    Composition d30 / Graphene Graphene
    Power Level Low Low
    String Pattern 18 Mains / 20 Crosses 18 Mains / 20 Crosses
    Mains Skip None None


    Is this right spec between the two? Hmmmmn!
     
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    Hey TW, is this the right specs between the two? If you can see they are identical in weight even though the Ltd., have leather grip. Composition on material used is different from the other. Thanks!


    Name Head Graphene Speed Pro Head Graphene Speed Pro Ltd.
    Head Size 100in² / 645cm² 100in² / 645cm²
    Length 27.00in / 68.58cm 27.00in / 68.58cm
    Weight 11.70oz / 332g 11.70oz / 332g
    Balance Point 6pts HL 7pts HL
    Swing Weight 328 321
    Frame Stiffness 68 67
    Beam Width 22.5mm 22.5mm
    Tip / Shaft 22.5mm / 21.5mm 22.5mm / 21.5mm
    Composition d30 / Graphene Graphene
    Power Level Low Low
    String Pattern 18 Mains / 20 Crosses 18 Mains / 20 Crosses
    Mains Skip None None
     
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  15. TW Staff

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    heartattack,

    Yes, those are the right specs.

    Brittany, TW
     
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    TW, I just order klip uncoated 16 and hawk 1.20! I'm planning of stringing it next as gut(m)/poly(x) if I broke my poly on it. What tension could you recommend? @ high altitude summer weather.. 4.5 player! I used to use 52lbs gut/poly during the winter tyms. With an open pattern racquet..
     
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  17. TW Staff

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    If you are use to 52lbs at high altitude for gut/poly, than you should probably just go with that. However, if you are transitioning to high altitude, than you might want to string for more control and go up 3-5%. There is no magic bullet, which is why your on court experience will be the true guide.

    Hope this helps,
    Jon
     
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