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Francis27 11-04-2012 05:50 AM

New HEAD racquets 2013 ?!!!
 
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:)

klementine79 11-04-2012 05:59 AM

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.

db10s 11-04-2012 06:04 AM

Waiting.... waiting..... they're still there? I'm not a fan of the prestige. It looks like a Technifibre.

klementine79 11-04-2012 06:08 AM

^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.

Francis27 11-04-2012 06:15 AM

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

Francis27 11-04-2012 06:16 AM

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

maxpotapov 11-04-2012 06:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Francis27 (Post 6993892)
and just to let you guys know they still have the youtek technology but eliminated d-30

Wait, so what is Youtek technology again?

I'm glad that they will do away with material that stiffens on impact.

Bartelby 11-04-2012 06:29 AM

Im sure graphene is just another stiffening material.

Francis27 11-04-2012 06:33 AM

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Originally Posted by maxpotapov (Post 6993912)
Wait, so what is Youtek technology again?

I'm glad that they will do away with material that stiffens on impact.

here is the head site for their technologies

http://www.head.com/tennis/technolog...gion=us&id=111

maxpotapov 11-04-2012 06:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Francis27 (Post 6993923)
here is the head site for their technologies

http://www.head.com/tennis/technolog...gion=us&id=111

It was a rhetorical question, but thanks :)

HEADfamilydynasty 11-04-2012 07:22 AM

So HEAD is pulling a Prince-Triple-Threat type angle, except that this puts weight in the handle also?:confused:

MikeHitsHard93 11-04-2012 10:04 AM

Sounds similar to liquid metal

db10s 11-04-2012 10:14 AM

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).

MattCrosby 11-04-2012 02:28 PM

Still havent seen pics of the new Instinct :(

klementine79 11-04-2012 02:33 PM

^Google 'Head graphene 2013'.

MattCrosby 11-04-2012 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by klementine79 (Post 6994803)
^Google 'Head graphene 2013'.

I think I'll be upgrading them on my contract :)

Rabbit 11-04-2012 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HEADfamilydynasty (Post 6994017)
So HEAD is pulling a Prince-Triple-Threat type angle, except that this puts weight in the handle also?:confused:

Does sound familiar... ;)

movdqa 11-04-2012 04:45 PM

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.

corners 11-04-2012 05:28 PM

:)
Quote:

Originally Posted by HEADfamilydynasty (Post 6994017)
So HEAD is pulling a Prince-Triple-Threat type angle, except that this puts weight in the handle also?:confused:

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 :)

Say Chi Sin Lo 11-04-2012 05:30 PM

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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