IG Speed 300?

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  1. JackB1

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    I was just saying it wasn't the rectangular shape like the rest of the Head line. The Speed shape shouldn't be hard to adjust to at all. It does feel a little larger than other grips though.
     
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  2. NicoHK

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    That is why I was using a size 4 on Dunlop and now only a size 3 (but with surgrip) on the IG 300.
     
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  3. JackB1

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    This racquet works best with a fast whippy swing. I actually liked it better without the added weight. Lets you whip the racquet more.

    BTW....I have a barely used IG Speed 300 going up in the F/S section this morning. Mention this post and I'll throw in some free strings.
     
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    You are right, it works extremely well without lead on the hoop and swing "whippier".
    On the other hand, as I am used to heavier racquet once customized, I prefer getting some lead even though because without, I have some difficulties on slices/flat shots.
     
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  5. Toshi

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    Have you tried a different location/amount for lead? My main stick is 4D 200 Tour so IG 300 is much lighter. I love the stability of 4D 200 Tour but it gets heavy after a while.
     
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  6. NicoHK

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    I have tinker a bit before getting to that balance I enjoy.
    Of course when only put some lead on the handle, I got something that swing very (too) fast for the overall weight. While getting some lead only at 3&9, il feels more powerfull but strangely, it does not help for serves. I have not tried to add lead only at 12 to see how it reacts (and I do not think I will, now I have something that pleased me!).

    As previoulsy said, I used to play witht the AG 200 16X19. I still consider one of the best stick around in terms of control but my arm was not resistant enough. I have tried the 4D 200 but it is too underpowerd for my arm and cannot get the ball go deep in the court, only fall short. If you are thinking about moving from 4D 200 to IG 300, the difference is significant. You will probably have to add lead a little bit everywhere! I do not have any clue on the way you can adapt easily or not.
     
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  7. NicoHK

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    You should maybe try the BIO 200 lite, it is said around to be just great and more comfortable for arm than the 200s.
     
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    I've been looking for Bio 200 Lite here but no avail. I might just buy it. I have 200 Tour so it's much heavier than 200 (SW wise).
     
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  9. NicoHK

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    Indeed, I have not noticed the "Tour" version on your post, sorry. Taking it into account, you will probably prefer the Bio200 Lite than the IG300 as it is more stable (even if the IG 300 is the most stable stick for its weight).
     
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  10. Toshi

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    I still have a high hope for IG 300 for a lazy practice!
     
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    Toshi...try the 300 stock for a while and see if u can get used to it. It actually plays better stock than leaded up for some reason.
     
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  12. JackB1

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    If you want more powerful serves, you put the lead at 12 oclock. 3/9 is for stability...not power.
     
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  13. Toshi

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    Will do. I'm always too lazy to experiment with lead (and I don't want my daughter to touch lead too much.)
     
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  14. JackB1

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    The 200 Lite is a very low powered, control stick. The IG 300 has more pop and is a lot lighter. Depends what u want, but the 2 are VERY different.
     
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  15. NicoHK

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    Thanks for the advice!! :rolleyes: I know that for long but even if it does not bring as much as for the Dunlop 300G, I love the sensation lead at 3&9 brings to the racquet.
     
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  16. ptr

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    I had a demo of 300. Hmm I'm not a fan of Head grip shape but am i wrong or Speed 300 has more normal shape? Not so rectangle ?
     
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  17. Hominator

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    Speeds have a more square shaped handle than other Head racquets - they use a different shaped pallet.
     
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  18. ptr

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    Good for them! So maybe 300 will be my first Head!
     
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    Any feedbacks for IG Elite? :) Stuck choosing between the Elite and the X6 :confused:
     
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    I can say that for such a light frame, the X6 can really do it all. Like all 100in2 sticks, it hits topspin well, but you can flick your wrist and the ball goes in with pace. It also slices and volleys remarkably well for such a light frame.
     
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  21. ptr

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    Why on TW-Europe stiffness is 65? HERE

    on TW is 60 - what is true? I think 60.
     
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  22. TennisMaverick

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    Volkl keeps this info in-house, but I can say that both numbers from TW wherever, are different from Volkl's.
     
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  23. ptr

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    It is Volkl's mold? :O
     
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  24. TennisMaverick

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    .............Huh?
     
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  25. ptr

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    You wrote about Volkl. I do not know why.
     
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  26. Hominator

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    Mav, I think Ptr was referring to the Head IG Speed 300, not the X6.
     
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  27. ptr

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    For sure :) thread is about speed 300 :)
     
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  28. Ash_Smith

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    Got sent a pair of these yesterday, teaching tonight so will have a little hit and see what's what! I've been sent the MP and Pro previously and not really liked either on court but the new IG paintjob is ace (bodes well for future IG racquets!) so I'd like to like them!

    Cheers

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  29. ptr

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    Any ideas? :)
     
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  30. NicoHK

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    For sure, closer to 60 than 65!
     
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  31. NicoHK

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    Don't forget to share your feelings on the stick when have time, thanks.
     
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  32. Ash_Smith

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    Have had a quick hit with these now during a couple of lessons, still factory strung which doesn't help!

    Felt okay actually, a bit lightweight, but then i normally play a prestige mid so that was bound to be the case! I think the thing for me that doesn't quite feel right is the head size, with the lighter weight the extra inches just make it feel a bit unstable on contact for me, but the strings are probably adding to this. I think i'll reserve final judgement until i've strung them up with something more agreeable!

    more later...
     
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  33. armsty

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    Any comparison to the Microgel Radical Pro

    Sounds pretty similar spec wise to my stick. Interested indeed.
     
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  34. bertrevert

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    Those factory strings are they black? I've found mine to be quite darn good fun, but cannot identify them.

    In my weight range this is the top of what I can comfortably swing in matches.

    Hey Ash I ask you to step out of what immediately hits you - this racq is not like my other one - and find some essential characteristics about this stick. I think you sound like you want to give this one a good hit, love it or hate, there are some unique things about it. Whether for better or worse it is a serious racq deserving some attention - it offers no easy ride but possesses some hidden attractions

    I feel it is perhaps conveying something new to the market - the rise of the light player's stick... (just don't call it "Playa-lite" ... shudder)
     
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  35. Ash_Smith

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    ^^^ Yeah, I'm guessing it's Sonic Pro, the DT on both of mine is down at 33 which may explain the mushy feeling. Played with it again today (still only teaching though) and still can't escape the feeling of instability I get from it! Will try to get a proper hit over the weekend (4 day weekend for easter here!) and maybe throw a restring on one for good measure.

    Cheers

    Ash
     
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  36. NicoHK

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    Thanks Ash for your comment.

    The Sonic Pro does not help the racquet to feel good, IMO.

    I am using the Intellitour at 25kg, but it sounds after several hours of play that it is maybe too soft for this frame (I use to play with Dunlop 4D 300). I will try to increase the tension of 1 kg and maybe then another string but don't know which one yet.

    According to the spec of the frame it is more stable than what I could expect... even if I have had lead at 3 and 9.
     
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  37. Ash_Smith

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    Hit for a bit longer with it today and not while teaching, just a hit with my girlfriend and this frame is growing on me! Still a little light over all for me, but I can start to see myself playing with it longer term. I think a bit of a play around with some lead to raise the overall weight and maybe to improve the stability a bit and we might be getting somewhere!

    Cheers

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  38. bertrevert

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    Cool, what about it is getting your interest going?

    I think it's fair to say it's a good quality frame.

    Do you think it's something to do with low swingweight combined with good pop? It's super solid for such a light frame.

    The Head Radical with its lower power and less spin was still a great hit and my main frame for many years. I think the IG300 has some similar characteristics but just a lot more zip. When it connects it gives that big fat kaboom that you only get from a thicker hoop or a more tweener-like frame - it's a bit of unearned power which is nice to have.

    I think the d3o and IG are technologies in the mix creating something for the frame - not exattly sure what.

    But what string to put in it next - was thinking some of that Typhoon string - Black Magic was it or Spin? that would be fun!!!
     
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  39. Ash_Smith

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    Okay, really quite enjoying it now! Very easy racquet to play with - need to concentrate on hitting with spin to keep the ball under control, but a really nice racquet to coach with!

    Still not convinced I'd want to play a full match with it as I still find the 100" head to be a bit unwieldly compared to my 93" prestige but I'm getting used to it!

    Cheers
     
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  40. bertrevert

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    Oh yes well that is quite a jump 93 -> 100, whew, quite different!

    I think this IG300 is not an overpowered pumped up 100 though.

    First off the thin beam allows for more touch and less hammer away PureDrive-like shot making. Plus it only get that stiffer type of response when hard hitting harder. I don't think the sweet spot is mushy or ill defined - do you?

    I haven't ahd a match with it yet and so am hesitant to say anything more. Just hitting prac each week.
     
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  41. forthegame

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    I had a brief (1 set) hit with the Youtek IG Speed MP 300. I must say I enjoyed it indeed. Very comfortable frame and a good hit. Light but not tinny or unstable. Don't know how they did it. Strung with Babolat PHT and to my surprise, my elbow didn't hurt at all.

    If I do decide to get back into racketaholicism, it would definitely be a must demo!
     
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  42. bertrevert

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    Yeah it's weird isn't it that they can infuse a light racquet with such good characteristics as solidity, balance, lack of vibration, and frame feedback. It does these unmeasurable things immeasurably well.

    They are not specs (ok, balance is) you can just look at on the internet.

    I'd be loathe to attribute it to good materials. Every manufacturer puts the least in as possible in order to cut corners and increase margins, of that I have no doubt, for them their numbers game is all.

    The IG300 seems to be an interesting foray into light player's sticks - it backs up some accurate hitting ability with some unearned power at the right times. It is whippy but not flippy. It can hang in the heavier rallies. It is ok on RoS but definitely delivers smooth strokes cross court.

    I find I mess up approaches with it so far. My bad, no doubt...
     
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  43. UkeSoap

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    I thought the IG300 was a comfortable stick and favored a fast full swing. I agree that it's stability is pretty good despite its low weight!
     
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    so anybody else using the ig 300. What's your setup, any comments? This thing is interesting
     
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    Crikey, some frame. Am alternating with a Speed Elite w lead - in singles, the IG300 in dubs - so by way of contrast - the IG300 is much more stable, has beautiful feel for such a light frame, and behaves like it has heft (even though specs say it doesn't).

    I need new strings in it. Have the factory Head black strings in and they are getting tired though they are still give great spin but throttle back the power a bit much.

    I want simply a multi in it, or synth-gut to bring some oomph back into the equation (I have such in the Elite and with it hit harder with less errors).

    I might put some lead in buttcap of IG300 to get a faster head swing speed if that would work???
     
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    After reading such amazing reviews of the Speed 300, I decided to demo it along with a Donnay X-Silver. I've been anticipating this racquet for a while and thought it would be the perfect racquet for me, but it turns out that I hate it. There is not enough stability or plow through compared to my trusty Dunlop 200 16x19 and it feels just too light for my tastes. TW sent me a completely new racquet so it had the cheap factory strings. But I don't think better strings will fix my problems with this racquet.

    This racquet was such a let down for me! I really wanted to love it, but alas, we were never meant to be.
     
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  47. JackB1

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    Try the IG Speed 315. I also demo'd the 300 and hated it, but I LOOOOVE the 315. Perfect swingweight, plowthru, power with control.
     
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  48. Maroon_Tenniskid

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    I tried the 315, Hated the first time I hit with it, but then I gave it more time and used it for a whole tournament, and LOVED it. I also did well in the tournament. Shows how crazy of a difference strings make in this racket. I also added a bit of lead at 3 and 9 and it's even better
     
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  49. JackB1

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    It does also take time to get used to the ROUND head shape, if u are coming from an oval shaped racquet.

    I also did notice the trajectory of the ball with the Speed seems a bit higher than usual, so I had to aim a little lower to the net.
     
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  50. Recoveringhobo

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    I would have demoed the 315 instead of the 300 because it is closer to the 11.5 weight of my Dunlop, but the extra .2 inches scared me away. I've always heard bad things about extended racquets. How much different does it play because of the extra length?
     

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