New Murray racquet news.

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by chlsmo, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. chlsmo

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    I don't know if it is known or talked about much, but Andy Murray is going to have a new racquet after the Miami Masters 1000. The racquet will be available in June. This is according to a So. Cal. Head rep. I have nothing to substantiate these claims, so let the nay-saying begin if it must.

    The Murray racquet is like a faded orange blending into white color, not a box beam, and somewhat heavy but I don't have the exact weight. I was talking to the rep casually at my local tennis retailer so I didn't make much effort to write anything down or snap pics (probably would have seemed strange anyway).

    She also had the Djokovic racquets as well as 3 new bags including a Djokovic signature bag. The Djokovic racquet is pretty cool mostly all white with leather grip and 11.8 oz unstrung, according to her. I also saw a few variations of the Djokovic racquets that were designated for different play styles or abilities. I did not handle them but I noticed they don't have leather grips, and say something like "Junior" or something like that at the top of the hoop.

    I'm sorry I didn't get pics or anything, it didn't occur to me until I left for home that I could relay some of the info on these boards. I was there primarily to buy some string and when the owner didn't have what I was looking for this time, she was sure to ask if I had tried a variety of different Head string products, LOL. She was a nice lady, but I didn't catch her name. She said she was in Miami last weekend though and had a meeting which included Djokovic, although I have no idea what it was about.

    Hope this helps someone.

    P.S. I went through 2 pages of threads and didn't see anything Murray related. I also didn't know he was getting a new racquet. Sorry if this is old news.
     
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  2. viktorkwan

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    Thanks for the info mate...

    yeah I think the word is that Murray will switch to the new racket (or to the new pj) which is called the youtek or something???

    it's covered in another thread which also has pics of the new Radical line...that's presumably the racket that Murray will use (or seem to use if it's just a pj)

    As for Djokovic's racket...I previously started a thread earlier in the year showing pics of his racket in Australia...

    subsequently someone else posted a thread recently on the specs of the Speed Pro line (I think that's what it's called).

    Looks like we are all spoilt for choice if we do intend to get a new Head stick!
     
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  3. catfish2424

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    It may be a new radical?
     
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  4. kimbahpnam

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    I see Murray using a PJ just because he's playing the best tennis of his career with his racquet.
     
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  5. djoko4thewin

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    great, find out any info on specs or string patterns for the particular racket coming out in the Speed line?
     
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  7. Patrick_St

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    It's not like he will really be using a new racquet, but rather Head will be making a new racquet with supposed new and innovative technologies that they claim Murray uses in order to sell more racquets. He will continue to use whatever older model he is currently using, but will just have the new model's paint job continuesly updated onto it. I get so tired of hearing about these amazing new technologies that do the exact same thing. They are all just schemes to continue to sell racquets once their other ones become old news (like 6 months old, if even). Sigh.
     
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  8. vsbabolat

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  9. djoko4thewin

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    thanks, i'v seen the pics, just wondering what specs he had found out compared to what people have said.
     
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    sorry djoko4thewin, the entire speed line is on page 2 along with the specs
     
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  12. chlsmo

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    I don't remember for sure if this is the "Murray" racquet I saw. I thought it had a leather grip, but I could be wrong. I do know that the part that looks black is really more of a carbon fiber look with criss-crossing lines on it, I remember that the design looked pretty cool.

    Again I apologize, I am not a Head guy, and I didn't think to ask very detailed questions.
     
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  13. thenjimmysaid

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    Meh, kinda disappointed with the new Radical...it looks similar to the Flexpoint version.
     
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  14. Cup8489

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    sexay sexay....i may have to try the speed pro...
     
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  15. greg280

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    whenever you see vsbabolats reply to a head question, question is answered.
     
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  16. imalil2gangsta4u

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    thanks for the info
     
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  17. MarrratSafin

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    Yup. I have seen the full size image and you can see the criss-crossing in the black part when zoomed in. Yeah it's cool. This picture is the Youtek Radical MP, the 'Murray' is the Youtek Radical Pro, WITH leather grip.:)
     
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  18. chlsmo

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    Sweet! I feel somewhat vindicated. Thanks.
     
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  19. Patrick_St

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    Actually that is not the "Murray". I am quite sure Murray still uses an older Head model racquet but just has it painted to look like the new one. Many of the pros do this because they do not want to stop using the racquet that they used in order to do so well, so instead they paint the old models that the pros actually use with the new model's graphics in order to sell more of the racquets. There are a few threads on this I believe.
     
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  20. Lendl and Federer Fan

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    I like the leather grip there, but black and white paintjob is just too dull. :)
     
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  21. MarrratSafin

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    Yeah, I know about this, marketing stuff lol. That's why I put a "" on Murray.:)
     
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  22. Patrick_St

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    Okie Dokie.
     
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  23. Feña14

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    Couple of decent looking paintjobs, the specs we've been hearing look quite interesting too, so should be good!
     
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  24. chlsmo

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    Quoted for truth.
     
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  25. Lefty5

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    you think he'll keep using Tourna Grip?
     
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  26. Ludas

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    Love the PJ of the Speed but dislake that of the Radical. I use the Microgel Radical MP myself and unless I feel a major improvement with this Youtek I think I'll stick to the Microgel for a while longer.
     
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  27. Motherwasp

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    If Murray does change PJ's you can expect him to still use a customised Microgel Prestige Pro underneath the paint. I.e 16x19 pattern and full CAPS.
     
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  28. NovakWannabe

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    Same here. The specs look exactly like that of the Microgel. There's always the Youtek Prestige though... :)
     
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  29. se0what

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    yea probably
     
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  30. euroroberto

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    Yes, he's playing great at the moment, and sure he'll keep all the same equipment for now. Personally I hate tournas, they're okay for a set or two and then get slippy. wilson white overgrip is much better imo
     
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  31. JW10S

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    He may be using the HEAD Agassi Pro overgrip which is the same as TournaGrip--in fact it is made for HEAD by TournaGrip. Same color and it also comes with red finishing tape but the tape says HEAD on it. Several HEAD pros use it.
     
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  32. airzoomgp

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    hit with aLL the new head racquets the other day...the youtek radical pro which they will market for murray does have the leather grip...100 sq. inches...and 16 mains...if i remember right, 11.1 ounces...not 100% about that, but positive about everything else...
     
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  33. SempreSami

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    He's currently using a racquet similar to the Prestige Pro with a Radical MP paintjob.
     
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  34. HEADidas

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    What did you think of the speed pro?
     
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  35. Patrick_St

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    Thank you for the affirmation SempreSami.
     
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  36. airzoomgp

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    still demo'ing it...

    normally use the microgel prestige mp and the speed pro is slightly heavier...speed pro doesnt feel much heavier when i play, but my arm is pretty achy the next day...beam is reaLLy thin...apparently the thinnest HEAD has made in quite some time...need to restring it as the open pattern feels way springy...hopefully i'll get a chance to hold onto a youtek radical pro or the speed mp (18 mains) in a week or 2...
     
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  37. mrmo1115

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    If this is the new radical, I was wondering if there were any news of a new Prestige coming out w/ this technology.
     
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  38. Eiffel59

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    From what we've heard from Head reps, not until June (and this means september-at least-for marketing here in Italy.. :( )
     
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  39. NeverGassed1212

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    I can't wait to try one of the new MP Radicals. I hope they play closer to the LM radical than the MG. I am also curious why they do not release a 16X19 98 sq inch MP for those that prefer a smaller MP and the success of the Prestige Pro. I actually liked the Prestige Pro but the weight takes its toll and head does not produce any other racquet aroung the radical weight with a 98 sq in head and 16X19 string pattern. Seems like lost market share
     
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