Maria Sharapova officially joins Head

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  1. jchl97

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  2. DennisK

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    Can they develop one which shuts her up?
     
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    Yeah, maybe HEAD can incorporate noise cancellation technology into Sharapova's new racquet? :lol: LOL
     
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    LOL......maybe they can call it the HEAD Extreme Zip It or Prestige STFU
     
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    they should install a mic into her racket
     
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    Good riddance.
     
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    There are some very funny comments in this thread. :)


    But one thing is for sure.....

    Prince flat out lied about what she was using. Prince said she was using "experiemental" frames developed for her....

    It would appear not unless Prince is subcontracting Head for experimental frames.
     
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    sharapova should join adidas so that they can release the a.d.i.d.a.s. (all day i dream about sharapova) line of tennis clothing :D
     
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    Wow, that brings me back to the mid-90s when school children would say what what "a.d.i.d.a.s." means.
     
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    what, soccer? :p
     
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    Which Youtek racket will she use ??
     
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    I don't think she can use that racket. She needs more power than that. Maybe youtek Extreme pro Extended racket.:confused:
     
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    The YOUTEK Scremo MP
     
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    wow. i wonder how much Head paid her to get out of the Prince Contract?
     
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    Let the speculation about her TGK number begin.
     
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    She will get a 2 000 000$ at year :)
     
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    They could incorporate the same technology as the dog shock collars. And anytime she screams it sends an electric shock through the handle. As with the shock collar though, it depends on how smart the dog is to learn what it takes to stop the shock. : - ) Does she have it in her?

    Rich
     
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    I could imagine Prince maybe wanting to let her go. They sunk a lot of money into her and she isn't doing as amazing as they thought she would originally.
     
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    Only if she went to babolat, they already have the cortex system prepared to silence her.
     
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    What about the following advertising line:

    Maria 'People said I was just a beautiful body, but now I've got a Head to match'
     
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    Brilliant!
     
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    good riddance...Prince for life!
     
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    its said that she helped design a new head racket that she will be deputing in the next tournament she is scheduled to play. and up to this point its been a blacked out prototype.
     
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    Only problem is, the Woofer system would amplify it right back :(
     
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    ^^^

    absolute classic . . . ROFLMAO!!!
     
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    Nope, she's officially using Heads stencil on her string...too bad she lost in the quarter of ASB classics in Auckland, NZ. Lost to a veteran...Greta Arn.
     
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  30. Fedace

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    OK so which racket is Sharapova using from Head ? Has it been released yet ? don't think so
     
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    The thought of Maria and Head together is interesting.
     
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    That is sheer brilliance.
     
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    A dampener should solve that to a certain degree ;)
     
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    awesome! sharapova's getting head
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6qvGHUxMiE

    It's always hard say from an image/video, but in this video you can have a really good look at Sharapova's racket and to me it looks like she is using a 98" racket. On the other hand, Head rackets are always smaller (98 = 95 / 93 = 90) but I don't know if the same goes for 100" Head rackets. does anybody know?
    I think Sharapova could easily wield a 98" racket, maybe even it would be better for her game to gain a little bit of control?

    Funny that on the Head website, they say they will be developing a new racket for Sharapova, while they have been developing it for almost a year now. They probably agreed on this with Prince I guess.
     
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  37. Pioneer

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    If they honestly create a racquet that is perfect for her, and she uses it stock with lead, no paintjob lying BS, I would buy it
     
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    Is this a NEW model from Head that has not been released yet ?? possibly being release in spring ? or Is maria still experimenting with Head prototype models.
    If you guys remember, Head did the same thing for Lubicic couple of years ago. and Ivan finally found the frame that he loved and thought was perfect. I am sure Head is doing the same thing for Maria. Why not? Maria is much bigger star than Lubicic ever was.
     
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    Just had the confirmation today by Head.... Maria will play with a new Instinct cosmetic very soon !!! but definitely she'll continue with the Radical Pro under paintjob
     
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  40. bulldawg

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    It would be better if she was giving HEAD...:twisted:
     
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    now if she only had a brain...
     
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    Hmm... they can go plenty of angles with this one. Wizard of Oz perhaps?
     
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    yeah but she's a blonde :D
     
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    Is there any confirmation on the internet about this?
    Cause that would be SWEET.
    An instinct would look pretty nice in her hands.
     
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    Not in internet yet... but it's 100 % sure !!!!
     
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    The acronym All Day I Dream About Sport, although sometimes considered the origin of the adidas name, was applied retroactively, which makes it a backronym. The name is actually a portmanteau formed from "Adi" (a nickname for Adolf) and "Das" (from "Dassler"). Rudolf Dassler split from the company and formed Puma. - from Wikipedia
     
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    Still looks like a prince to me.
     
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    Who's saying Sharapova is using the YT Radical PRO? And why is this assumption made?
    It seems quite obvious to me that it is the YT Radical MIDPLUS, not pro.
     
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    Because the racquet is a lot rounder than the MP and even more concerning, it's a 16x19.

    That's why.






    However, this is still speculation, nobody knows for sure what it is yet, or what paintjob it will be.
     
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  50. vsbabolat

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    Because she is using a 16x19 frame, it is larger than the Midplus, and different head shape.
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    Since May 2010 I believe that she has been using the HEAD YT Radical Pro (MOLD at the very least).
     
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