New Head technology

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Tennis_Freak, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Tennis_Freak

    Tennis_Freak New User

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    Merced,CA
    I got to hit with 2 new Head prototype racquets and they were blacked out. One was a Djokovic model and one was Radical Pro with a 16X19 string pattern. The Djokovic model I hit with was around 11 ounces, but Djokovic's racquet actually weighs around 12 ounces. It was a 98 Sq" racquet and It felt like a combination of a Microgel and a new dampening technology, as I was told so. The racquet felt smooth but I just wasn't used to the light weight so I didn't partcularly like it. Only spent about 5 minutes hitting with it so I can't say anything else about these two racquets other than Head developed a new dampening technology. And did this without taking the feel of the ball away.

    SORRY NO PICS...
     
    #1
  2. MarrratSafin

    MarrratSafin Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,890
    Useful information, thanks. How does the Djoker racquet swing, is it very head light? At 11oz I think it is a lighter version of Djoker's stick.
     
    #2
  3. lawlitssoo1n

    lawlitssoo1n Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,470
    sounds like an improved cortex?
    haha
     
    #3
  4. Pro_Tour_630

    Pro_Tour_630 Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    5,154
    Location:
    Connecticut
    So head decided (bending backwards again for us) to improve on the MGprestige MP (PT630) mold to make it more like a PT630 by using new dampening material, I guess Twaron (6% found in the PT630) is too expensive these days, so much for the PT630 being obsolete and undesirable:) If the PT630 was nothing special why is HEAD going to all four corners of the world to get us a frame that feels like a PT630, am i out of line here:confused:
     
    #4
  5. Tennis_dude ^_^

    Tennis_dude ^_^ Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    503
    Location:
    Australlia, hell no stalker
    nice!!!
    hey since there is so much talk about novaks racket
    does that mean they discontinued the prestige line
    i really hope thats not the case
    which also reminds me
    novak came from a 93 inch racket
    so why doesn't novak use the head prestige line
    its 93 too
    damn im asking too many questions my bad
     
    #5
  6. matchmaker

    matchmaker Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    4,040
    For one, Novak never played with a 93 sq. inch racquet. He used a custom mold made specially for him and based more particularly on the PT630 he used to play with when still under contract with Head. His frame was 98 s.i.

    In a way him coming back to Head is quite normal as he played with Head in the beginning of his carreer.
     
    #6
  7. Fliparoni

    Fliparoni Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    97
    I highly doubt that Head would ever flat out cancel the Prestige line. It's one of their heritage frames I think.
     
    #7
  8. NoNameZ

    NoNameZ Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    531
    lol, thanks for the quick review. i believe i saw a thread with the posted pics and specs of the new djoker racket. can't wait.
     
    #8
  9. Tennis_Freak

    Tennis_Freak New User

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    98
    Location:
    Merced,CA
    awesome, and yes 11oz would be the lighter version of the djoker stick. hmm i'm guessing the actual djokovic racquet would be anywhere from 9pts-6pts head light. Just a guess though.
     
    #9
  10. NickC

    NickC Professional

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2007
    Messages:
    1,436
    Location:
    East Coast, USA. Formally Tucson, AZ
    Novak came from a 98' with Head, the same frame with Wilson, and a 99.99% similar frame now with Head. Head won't cancel the Prestige line, they would get no respect from the tennis community for that. And the Prestige has a 89.3' head, not a 93. It's measured differently.

    Completely false. He used a real LM Radical. It was well documented. After moving to Wilson, he used the same frame but without the LM ridges and other Head-specific parts (bumper guard, etc...) and that was that. Nothing more.

    You do know why the number 630 is in the name of the PT630, right? If anything it would be the 660.
     
    #10

Share This Page