New HEAD racquets 2013 ?!!!

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  1. Francis27

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    I found pictures of the Head Prestige PWR 2013, Speed PWR 2013, Instinct PWR 2013. They all look legit they have a new technology called "Graphene" The prestige looks pretty cool and the speed. The instinct i actually like the inegra version.

    here is a post i read from another thread:

    2013 will bring a new HEAD technology. We will use a new material called Graphene which enabled us to create a completely new and patented way to redistribute weight from the middle of the racquet to the tip and the grip. This provides more power and maneuverability in a lighter racquet! Novak and Maria will be launching this new technology in the Speed and the Instinct. We will also launch a completely new Power Series with 3 racquets that fit perfectly into HEAD segmentation: the Prestige PWR, the Speed PWR and the Instinct PWR! Why should only competitive players be able to use the best known racquets?



    YT-Speed ​​Pro Graphene: Graphene-YT Instinct the prestige will probably be out on 2014 since on the TW site its not currently on sale yet but the speed and instinct are so you can probably expect them on 2013.


    As you can see HEAD did an amazing job with the paint job on the prestige (in my opinion) the speed has the same colours on the as the Inegra version but with a little more added detail on design.

    The HEAD youtek ig instinct is the exact same design but with a different colour. And the top of the frame(hoop) is white. In my opinion it looks nice but i like the IG version. It looks like it still has the exact same head size and shape(oval) as the IG.

    So coming to an end im not sure if they are the 2013 racquets but they probably are:)
     
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  2. klementine

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    Waiting for removal of pics in 3...2...1.. :smile:

    Thanks for the post but these (pics) were already posted and subsequently removed by the department of homeland security.
     
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    Waiting.... waiting..... they're still there? I'm not a fan of the prestige. It looks like a Technifibre.
     
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  4. klementine

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    ^It's supposedly the team version so expect cap grommets on the 2013 Prestiges.

    PJ is kind of nice if you ask me. Like the carbon fiber exposed.
     
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  5. Francis27

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    i had to remove the pictures im not allowed to post the new pictures yet thanks klementine for telling me!
     
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  6. Francis27

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    and just to let you guys know they still have the youtek technology but eliminated d-30
     
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  7. maxpotapov

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    Wait, so what is Youtek technology again?

    I'm glad that they will do away with material that stiffens on impact.
     
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    Im sure graphene is just another stiffening material.
     
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    So HEAD is pulling a Prince-Triple-Threat type angle, except that this puts weight in the handle also?:confused:
     
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  12. MikeHitsHard93

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    Sounds similar to liquid metal
     
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  13. db10s

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    You don't have to remove the images. Head has to ask TW to remove them, and TW isn't going to say no (for obvious reasons).
     
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  14. MattCrosby

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    Still havent seen pics of the new Instinct :(
     
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  15. klementine

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    ^Google 'Head graphene 2013'.
     
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  16. MattCrosby

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    I think I'll be upgrading them on my contract :)
     
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    Does sound familiar... ;)
     
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  18. movdqa

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    Interesting idea in going the polarized route - similar to a lot of pro stock setups. I think that I'm going to stick to my Youteks until they break - the devil you know and all.
     
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  19. corners

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    Triple threat was 10 o'clock, 2 o'clock and buttcap. Nothing new here. Stiffer material, redistributed weight - same technomarketing angle they have all been using since the Pro Staff 85 and Max 200G became 'obsolete.'

    Graphite -> high modulus graphite -> DNX/carbon nanotubes/various fullerenes and buckywhatevers -> graphene (I've missed some in the technological progression but these were so irrelevant that they've been lost to history.)

    High modulus graphite was being used in the 80s and is three times stiffer than normal graphite. But racquets aren't three times stiffer than they used to be. I wonder why they think we think that materials significantly stiffer than good 'ol graphite are significantly better than good 'ol graphite? Do you think it's because they spend millions each year to pay whip-smart recent college grads to devise clever marketing materials to reinforce this bogus propaganda?

    New Instinct looks nice though :)
     
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  20. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    I posted this in another thread:

    LOL! Graphene! So Head managed to change the structure of graphite into doubly bonded graphite, or would it be aromatic graphite with resonance structures?

    That's some fancy name for a new year of paintjobs.

    I guess Innegra wasn't strong and light enough.
     
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  21. Yveskim89

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    Pls send me the pics if its ok? yvskm@yahoo.com , id like to see .. Thanks
     
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  22. Francis27

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    ok check your email now
     
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  23. Yveskim89

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    Got it! Thanks
     
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  24. TepidFish

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    Could I also view the pictures? Oakekao @gmail.com
     
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    I hope they bring out a 16x19 Radical MP like they offer on the pro stock versions but we won't know until late 2013 sigh :(.
     
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    Ill show you guys later im on my ipad and i cant do it here, i also have school so as soon as i come back ill show :)
     
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  27. movdqa

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    It's easy to find them with google images.
     
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  29. Yveskim89

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    The new Prestige will be " no cap grommets" ? and the new Instincts and Speeds have this prestige like frame that makes it more sexier^^
     
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    Radical MP 16x19 would be nice
     
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    GRAPHENE!!!! I love these made up words . . . do they honestly think we're stupid??
     
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    I personally like the CAP system as it protects the racquet from scratches.
     
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  33. newyorkstadium

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    Have you picked up a paper in the past few years. Graphene is not a made up word, scientist's won a nobel prize for discovering it.

    Here's a link:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19918703

    Whether it improves a racket, who knows. But the material is real.
     
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  34. Francis27

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    I am an IG Instinct user an i like the look of the IG better than the Graphene

    Head says that these rackets are PWR Series (im guessing PWR is Power)

    Technologies that have been eliminated i believe is d3o and i think they took out innegra
     
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  35. Francis27

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    I thought i would put the IG versions of these racquets

    Instinct
    [​IMG]
    Speed
    [​IMG]
    Prestige
    [​IMG]
     
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    Its a beginner racquet that they slapped the prestige name on
     
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  37. 000KFACTOR90000

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    No way the prestige line is changing that much.
     
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    :mrgreen:

    It's amazing though what 'YT-Speed ​​Pro Graphene' produces when you punch it into the images section of the that well known search engine. Links to a certain thread but this time with pictures!
     
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    Ugly Prestige if you ask me... Why would you ever get rid of CAPS?! Aside from being an epic pain in the ass, they're the signature look of the prestige...
     
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  40. Stein

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    My uneducated guess: PWR Prestige means that this is the top Powerline S- rackets. So a swingindex of S8 or so. Complete the opposite of the Prestige we like :)
    The current Prestige came on the market in january 2012 so it it due in 2014. Not this year. It is not possible we have pictures of a 2014 model yet.
    So conclusion: this is NOT the new Prestige!
     
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  41. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Agreed, if it's not CAP'd, it's not a Prestige Mid.

    And if it was up to me, I'd CAP everything. It's one of the few (or only) thing that does what it advertised to do in the mist of all the marketing crap we see nowadays. Stringing with them is not an issue whatsoever too.
     
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  42. NickJ

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    Really?? Thank you sir, I stand corrected and I feel humbled and little daft. Could you please also send me the links to the new scientific finds of 'YouTek' and 'Biomimetic'?
     
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  43. JDMasFCK

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    As stated above.. THIS ISN'T THE NEW PRESTIGE... it's a "tweeners" racket of the prestige.. hence the PWR (Means POWER). The PWR Prestige is going to be released around Janurary with the new Instinct and Speeds but the NEW Prestige (haven't seen pictures yet) isn't coming out until next year.
     
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    Are they using graphene so they can make their racquets cheaper and the graphite walls thinner so their racquets will break faster? I can't tell you how many times I've seen people bring head racquets to me where they are collapsing from the outside in and torn racquets holes where grommets are ripping through the graphite frames.

    What they need to do is beef up their head guards or make their frames with a deeper channel to protect the strings. Secondly use an extra sheet of graphite so your frames are more durable. The graphite walls of head racquets must be paper thin cause they break a lot from the outside in. Sure this happens when you string it wrong but how many other companies have this problem and I'm sure those racquets are all strung wrong too.
     
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  45. treblings

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    never had this problem with any of my head racquets.
     
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  46. Racquet Daddy

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    I think he meant Babolat :wink:
     
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  47. treblings

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    that, i can believe:wink:
     
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    The Head Rep came to the shop today and I got to see all the new PWR sticks in person. Super slick paint jobs actually. I can really see them catching on.

    I also got to see all the new shoes and bags that are coming out for 2013. It will be interesting for sure how they take. The new Murray bags are a khaki coloured suede-ish bag. The Nole ones are similar to what's out now, and the tour ones are a bit plainer!

    -Fuji
     
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  49. nalvarado

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    YouTek is the addition of the "dilatant non-Newtonian fluid", D30 to the racquet.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D3o
     
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  50. Orange614

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    Play test?

    Has anyone tried these new rackets yet? I think I will be trying some later today so I would like to know what other people thought.
     
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