2019 Head Instinct

#53
Just looking at the string spacing, it definitely has a tighter pattern similar to the previous model. I think where they might have gotten it right is the higher swingweight. The instincts have always felt good to me. but. they felt a little flimsy when hitting with good players. Planning on hitting with it on sunday. Im going to turn some heads at the club because this baby looks special
 
#54
Looks like the price of the Instinct is close to the price of the Speed which means it is much more expensive than the Extreme.

Wonder what justifies the higher price of the Instinct vs. the Extreme, especially if they are similar.
 

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#56
Looks like the price of the Instinct is close to the price of the Speed which means it is much more expensive than the Extreme.

Wonder what justifies the higher price of the Instinct vs. the Extreme, especially if they are similar.
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#58
Just looking at the string spacing, it definitely has a tighter pattern similar to the previous model. I think where they might have gotten it right is the higher swingweight. The instincts have always felt good to me. but. they felt a little flimsy when hitting with good players. Planning on hitting with it on sunday. Im going to turn some heads at the club because this baby looks special
Waiting for your review:giggle::giggle: Is it the same with the old head instinct mp 2018 with a different colour paint?
 
#60
My goodness. Months and months of everyone killing off lines, telling Head to simplify, etc. Looks to me like they are. Rackets now have a very bold and distinct color scheme. Adding Pro models, and Graphene 360. To me the line that seems to be in hyperspace is the Radical. Graphene and the Radical has not been the greatest marriage. First gen was pretty good, but XT and Touch Rads have had their flaws. Pro shop owners I know have told me the Touch Radicals we’re selling very poorly. What is it? Spin, power, control? Spider Man racquet? If any line is having an identity crisis it looks like the Radical.
 
#62
With a lower RA and decently tight 16*19 pattern im interested in giving this one a go.

Its like a pure drive with more flex. In fact, almost exactly like a pure drive......
 
#63
With a lower RA and decently tight 16*19 pattern im interested in giving this one a go.

Its like a pure drive with more flex. In fact, almost exactly like a pure drive......
I wonder how flex on paper will looks in real. Head often is quite flex on paper and a lot more stiffer in reality.

Also, I don’t see much differents between instinct and extreme.
 
#65
Just looking at the string spacing, it definitely has a tighter pattern similar to the previous model. I think where they might have gotten it right is the higher swingweight. The instincts have always felt good to me. but. they felt a little flimsy when hitting with good players. Planning on hitting with it on sunday. Im going to turn some heads at the club because this baby looks special
Any review?
 
#67
Hi, I'm the Instinct, and I have the same specs as the new Radical...

Hi, I'm a "Radical" but I'm lighter and my string spacing has changed to make me almost identical to one of the worst selling racquet lines in history... The Instinct

Head has really ****ing lost their way and instead is trying to be and imitate something it was never supposed to be. ****ing Idiots

And yes, now they have ****ed up the Extreme. Head doesn't know **** about ****. And the Prestige is laughable
 
#68
Hi, I'm the Instinct, and I have the same specs as the new Radical...

Hi, I'm a "Radical" but I'm lighter and my string spacing has changed to make me almost identical to one of the worst selling racquet lines in history... The Instinct

Head has really ****ing lost their way and instead is trying to be and imitate something it was never supposed to be. ****ing Idiots

And yes, now they have ****ed up the Extreme. Head doesn't know **** about ****. And the Prestige is laughable
idk, I've hit with the 360 Speed and Instinct and I think they are both good. Hit some balls with the Instinct tonight and Liked it. It feels like a softer, more controlalble Pure Drive.
 
#69
idk, I've hit with the 360 Speed and Instinct and I think they are both good. Hit some balls with the Instinct tonight and Liked it. It feels like a softer, more controlalble Pure Drive.
I used to play the "Mister Freeze" Instinct. I think it was the graphene. Blue/White. It played pretty good. But all there lines are too similar now. The Instinct and radical are pretty much the same almost. The Speed Pro is basically a crisper radical and 2sq in bigger.

At one point or another, I have played or owned at least 1 of some form from all of Head's lineup. To me, things went really downhill after Youtek and Youtek IG. There have been some good ones here and there, but I just think this company has lost its way and instead wants to be something it's not. It's not Babolat, Wilson. It wouldn't take much to get Head back on track as far as offering legendary racquets with control and feel, as in 90's early 00's frames, but they are edging closer to a cliff. The only thing keeping them afloat and relevant is they have some good pros with endorsements. But we all know Djokovic doesn't really play with a Speed, Birdman doesn't play with an Instinct, and Gasquet doesn't use an Extreme. All use special or older racquets from when Head actually made good racquets. Same with Murray, Agassi, Safin, and others.
 
#70
I used to play the "Mister Freeze" Instinct. I think it was the graphene. Blue/White. It played pretty good. But all there lines are too similar now. The Instinct and radical are pretty much the same almost. The Speed Pro is basically a crisper radical and 2sq in bigger.

At one point or another, I have played or owned at least 1 of some form from all of Head's lineup. To me, things went really downhill after Youtek and Youtek IG. There have been some good ones here and there, but I just think this company has lost its way and instead wants to be something it's not. It's not Babolat, Wilson. It wouldn't take much to get Head back on track as far as offering legendary racquets with control and feel, as in 90's early 00's frames, but they are edging closer to a cliff. The only thing keeping them afloat and relevant is they have some good pros with endorsements. But we all know Djokovic doesn't really play with a Speed, Birdman doesn't play with an Instinct, and Gasquet doesn't use an Extreme. All use special or older racquets from when Head actually made good racquets. Same with Murray, Agassi, Safin, and others.
Meh, same as any other racquet company.
 
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