Coco Guaff to Head Boom

Serena2

Rookie
Hi all - just saw that Coco Guaff is playing with a Head Boom (PJ?) in Adelaide:

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A_Instead

Legend
Good to see the new boom has a spokesperson.. Hope she can win a GS so the trickle down effect on those who are influenced by those victories can occur..
 

puppybutts

Hall of Fame
when boom first came out, i thought it was a dumb racquet with condescending marketing for american positivity. but it seems like a decent racquet and these endorsements help it appear more serious.
 

HitMoreBHs

Professional
Only problem is Boom has a distinctly recognisable hoop shape. Then again, the average tennis consumer probably wouldn't even know or notice this; or even care! HEAD is moving more than enough Speeds on the back of the undisputed GOAT, so shifting Coco over to be the face of the new Boom silo is great marketing strategy.
 

A_Instead

Legend
Yeah.. tv viewers and players alike of all ages will see the cool blue racket Coco is using and winning with...
When it's purchasing time....they will ask the sales person/online...I want that cool blue racket Coco is using...
Good for sales... good for Head...
You will also see cheaper options with similar names in blue at Major retailers as well.
 
Wow- it’s been a long time since I posted here!

It’s clearly a PJ - the new Boom is a modern performance improver frame.

CoCo doesn’t need a new bow to improve the velocity and/or speed of her arrow.

CoCo’s frame is a PT “bespoke” version of the TGT 339 mold created specifically for CoCo after lengthy play-testing as a “brand ambassador”.
CoCo’s particular “player frame” is nothing more than the pt57a layup in the speed mold 339.2 (pt339.2) you can buy. No magic dust has been injected into her frames to make them have more “BOOM” ✌️

cheers,

Racquetcraft
 

love15

Rookie
I m testing the new boom 310 grams and that is not definitely an improver frame but a very good option for a pro. Obviously gauff stick is a paint job , the boom mold is very different, look more as a yonex rounded frame at the top.
 
Wow- it’s been a long time since I posted here!

It’s clearly a PJ - the new Boom is a modern performance improver frame.

CoCo doesn’t need a new bow to improve the velocity and/or speed of her arrow.

CoCo’s frame is a PT “bespoke” version of the TGT 339 mold created specifically for CoCo after lengthy play-testing as a “brand ambassador”.
CoCo’s particular “player frame” is nothing more than the pt57a layup in the speed mold 339.2 (pt339.2) you can buy. No magic dust has been injected into her frames to make them have more “BOOM” ✌

cheers,

Racquetcraft
Question: I've noticed you and @dr325i say the same thing - that the 339.2 is "the retail Speed mold". Ok, got that, but WHAT Speed? Aka Graphene 360, 360+ etc? Or does it matter? Aka the 339.2 = all the Speed racquets. Asking because I was under the impression that all these codes were attached to very specific frames, not just "Speed" or "Radical" but the specific versions of them.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Question: I've noticed you and @dr325i say the same thing - that the 339.2 is "the retail Speed mold". Ok, got that, but WHAT Speed? Aka Graphene 360, 360+ etc? Or does it matter? Aka the 339.2 = all the Speed racquets. Asking because I was under the impression that all these codes were attached to very specific frames, not just "Speed" or "Radical" but the specific versions of them.
Mold = TK339. Same as 360/360+/Auxetic
Layup = PT339.2. Same as the PT57A2 but in the TK339 mold
String pattern: 18x20
Paintjob: Auxetic Boom
 
Mold = TK339. Same as 360/360+/Auxetic
Layup = PT339.2. Same as the PT57A2 but in the TK339 mold
String pattern: 18x20
Paintjob: Auxetic Boom
Okay thanks. So the code refers to a mold and not necessarily to a particular frame (aka the 360+ wouldn't have a different retail code than a 360 - both are TK339.)
 

jimmy8

Legend
I disagree with that...
My Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Pro is 306 grams unstrung, it's supposed to be 315. My Head Graphene 360+ Prestige S is 295 grams unstrung, and it's supposed to be 295. I've watched a lot of youtube videos where the person weighed their Head rackets, and a lot of them were off by more than a little. The only good quality control company is Yonex.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Okay thanks. So the code refers to a mold and not necessarily to a particular frame (aka the 360+ wouldn't have a different retail code than a 360 - both are TK339.)
The retail frames have different layup codes generation to generation
For example:
360 Pro: TGK339.1
360 MP: TGK339.2
360+ Pro: TGK339.3
360+ MP: TGK339.4
And so on
The mold is the same therefore all of them have the TK339 mold

radical TK307 mold ran long and across many variations (MP, Pro, Lite…). I think it ended with the THK307.27 on the last layup or something in that range
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
My Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Pro is 306 grams unstrung, it's supposed to be 315. My Head Graphene 360+ Prestige S is 295 grams unstrung, and it's supposed to be 295. I've watched a lot of youtube videos where the person weighed their Head rackets, and a lot of them were off by more than a little. The only good quality control company is Yonex.
As long as it is within the margins, it passes.
 
The retail frames have different layup codes generation to generation
For example:
360 Pro: TGK339.1
360 MP: TGK339.2
360+ Pro: TGK339.3
360+ MP: TGK339.4
And so on
The mold is the same therefore all of them have the TK339 mold

radical TK307 mold ran long and across many variations (MP, Pro, Lite…). I think it ended with the THK307.27 on the last layup or something in that range
Excellent. That sums it up. Thanks again.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Does this gobbly gook mean Pro Stock Head Speed Pro painted in Boom colors?
Something like that. I gave you all details what it means.
if it were the retail layup painted as Boom, then it would have been the TGT339.1
 

jimmy8

Legend
As long as it is within the margins, it passes.
I love Head, it's my favorite brand. I love my Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Pro. I will usually recommend Head to people most of the time. The quality of their products are fantastic, also their technology. Quality control for weight, balance is the only thing that I have seen is off for Head, and for all brands, except Yonex.
 

jimmy8

Legend
Something like that. I gave you all details what it means.
if it were the retail layup painted as Boom, then it would have been the TGT339.1
I wish I could figure out what all that means, but I can't seem to figure it out. My guess is she is using a Head Graphene 360 Speed MP, but it's 18x20, and painted in Boom colors, and it's a pro stock version?
 
I wish I could figure out what all that means, but I can't seem to figure it out. My guess is she is using a Head Graphene 360 Speed MP, but it's 18x20, and painted in Boom colors, and it's a pro stock version?
Yep. The layup of a PT57A2 if I'm understanding correctly.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
I wish I could figure out what all that means, but I can't seem to figure it out. My guess is she is using a Head Graphene 360 Speed MP, but it's 18x20, and painted in Boom colors, and it's a pro stock version?
She is using the racket that is the TK339 mold (as described above that mold is used across 360, 360+ and Auxetic Pro and MP retail frames)

instead of the retail layup (TGK339.x), her racket has the PT57A2 layup and is called the PT339.2 layup for this particular mold. (PT339.1 layup would be the PT10 layup in the TK339 mold)

the PT339.2 comes in both string patterns, 16x19 and 18x20. She is using 18x20 (she used to use the 16x19 pattern some time ago).

her frames are painted as Boom PJ
 

jimmy8

Legend
She is using the racket that is the TK339 mold (as described above that mold is used across 360, 360+ and Auxetic Pro and MP retail frames)

instead of the retail layup (TGK339.x), her racket has the PT57A2 layup and is called the PT339.2 layup for this particular mold. (PT339.1 layup would be the PT10 layup in the TK339 mold)

the PT339.2 comes in both string patterns, 16x19 and 18x20. She is using 18x20 (she used to use the 16x19 pattern some time ago).

her frames are painted as Boom PJ
I don't understand, but that's ok, I give up, I don't need to know. Thanks for trying to explain it.
 
As long as it is within the margins, it passes.
So do the margins at Head actually encompass 9 grams? The much maligned Babolat are/were at +/- 7g. Incidentally, this means that you could end up with a Pure Drive Tour at 308g instead of 315g, and a standard Pure Drive at 307g instead of 300g. At least in the US TW will give you actual weights.
 

fox

Professional
So do the margins at Head actually encompass 9 grams? The much maligned Babolat are/were at +/- 7g. Incidentally, this means that you could end up with a Pure Drive Tour at 308g instead of 315g, and a standard Pure Drive at 307g instead of 300g. At least in the US TW will give you actual weights.
But it seems Babolat still releases racquets which are outside this +/-7g. It doesn't mean they just reject overspecced piece.
 

dgoran

Hall of Fame
I don't understand, but that's ok, I give up, I don't need to know. Thanks for trying to explain it.
May I try to help by simplifying?

As the good Dr told us she is using a racquet that looks like Speed Pro in its shape, painted to look like boom and play more flexible and with a better feel than Speed pro you can buy retail. Does that make sense?
 

jimmy8

Legend
May I try to help by simplifying?

As the good Dr told us she is using a racquet that looks like Speed Pro in its shape, painted to look like boom and play more flexible and with a better feel than Speed pro you can buy retail. Does that make sense?
No, not really, but thanks for the attempt.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
No, not really, but thanks for the attempt.
Mold: the shape and details of the frame. Just like any mold of anything.
layup: the mixture of materials, layers, positioning of the materials and so on that gives different rackets different feel, different flex, different weight distribution. Kind of like different cake batter you put in the same muffin mold and you make different muffins that have identical shapes
Paintjob: the paint on the racket. Could be anything in theory.
 

Justin_Henin

New User
She is using the racket that is the TK339 mold (as described above that mold is used across 360, 360+ and Auxetic Pro and MP retail frames)

instead of the retail layup (TGK339.x), her racket has the PT57A2 layup and is called the PT339.2 layup for this particular mold. (PT339.1 layup would be the PT10 layup in the TK339 mold)

the PT339.2 comes in both string patterns, 16x19 and 18x20. She is using 18x20 (she used to use the 16x19 pattern some time ago).

her frames are painted as Boom PJ
Hi
I wonder if the grommet of 360/360+/Auxetic speed mp would fit PT339.1/.2 with 16x19 pattern?Thanks a lot!
 
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