gravity pro stock?

couple questions regarding the gravity pro. first is zverev actually using that model just in pro stock? also was this a pro stock racquet before its released to the public similar to the H19/ultra tour.. thanks
 

dr. godmode

Professional
Tw has confirmed Zverev actually uses the Gravity Pro. This makes sense as it is the same mold as the IG Speed which he has been reported to have used before.
 

dr325i

Legend
Tw has confirmed Zverev actually uses the Gravity Pro. This makes sense as it is the same mold as the IG Speed which he has been reported to have used before.
You do realize that the Gravity pro and IG Speed layups May be or are different. Therefore, I am almost certain that he is not using the retail stick.
Is there any visible lead on his Gravity stick?
 

tennisfan14

New User
At a product launch, our Head rep confirmed that Zverev is using the same mold as the Gravity Pro (as he always has) but with a different layup and obviously, different specs. However, I'm not sure whether he has changed from his old Speed to a different layup, or if he is just using the same frame.

To answer the OP's question - given that pro stocks are often different layups of a retail mold, I think you could say that Zverev is using a pro stock version of the Gravity Pro.
 
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haqq777

Legend
I think there is some confusion here about the Gravity Pro and IG Speed 18x20 mold being the same. They are not the same. Similar, but not same.

A guy who plays at the same club as me owns the IG Speed 18x20 and is demoing the Gravity Pro. Did not take pictures on court but I saw myself that the mold is slightly different, specifically the area joining the hoop with the bridge/throat. Both these racquets have different beam widths too, as measured by TW, so mold can not be the same. I also posted a couple of pictures of both in 'TW confirms Sasha Zverev is using Gravity' thread here in the Pros Gear section.

Now that doesn't mean Sasha is playing retail/stock version and isn't getting special layup etc for his Gravity Pro. But just that the Gravity Pro mold isn't exactly the same as IG Speed 18x20 so if Zverev is playing Gravity Pro, he indeed switched from his IG Speed 18x20.
 

dr. godmode

Professional
I think there is some confusion here about the Gravity Pro and IG Speed 18x20 mold being the same. They are not the same. Similar, but not same.

A guy who plays at the same club as me owns the IG Speed 18x20 and is demoing the Gravity Pro. Did not take pictures on court but I saw myself that the mold is slightly different, specifically the area joining the hoop with the bridge/throat. Both these racquets have different beam widths too, as measured by TW, so mold can not be the same. I also posted a couple of pictures of both in 'TW confirms Sasha Zverev is using Gravity' thread here in the Pros Gear section.

Now that doesn't mean Sasha is playing retail/stock version and isn't getting special layup etc for his Gravity Pro. But just that the Gravity Pro mold isn't exactly the same as IG Speed 18x20 so if Zverev is playing Gravity Pro, he indeed switched from his IG Speed 18x20.
I did not notice this difference when I help them side by side. Will look more closely next time.
 

ron schaap

Professional
As long as nobody got hold of an original Gravity pro of Zverev and sawed it in pieces, nobody can state for sure he is using a special pro stock lay up!
So why these endless discussions on pro stocks when original off the shelf racquets are just as good, or possibly even better. Nadal is still using his original apd model of 15 years ago or example. Maybe thehead gravity ll turn out to be just a classique or the Wilson clash for wet noodle lovers, who knows?
 

tennisgurl

Rookie
Very similar but beam hight is definitely the same.
Yes. Tip/Head/Shaft. That is beam width for top of racquet, widest part of hoop and shaft width respectively. These are 21mm/20mm/21mm for retail version of Youtek IG Speed 18x20. For Gravity these specs are 20mm/20mm/20mm

Mold is not the same but yes, similar (can look up and see circled part in pictures). I have seen both first hand. They both have similar beam width (or as you are saying "height") for hoop. But shaft and tip are not same width.
 

Howard H

Rookie
Yes. Tip/Head/Shaft. That is beam width for top of racquet, widest part of hoop and shaft width respectively. These are 21mm/20mm/21mm for retail version of Youtek IG Speed 18x20. For Gravity these specs are 20mm/20mm/20mm

Mold is not the same but yes, similar (can look up and see circled part in pictures). I have seen both first hand. They both have similar beam width (or as you are saying "height") for hoop. But shaft and tip are not same width.
Have you also seen both molds? I did.
 

tennisgurl

Rookie
20mm constant beam. Both. But no worries if you think to know better.
Ok, I will go with TW specs since they use same spec calculating methods all across the board and they measured different for both. And since molds are different there is a very good possibility that beam width is different for both as well.
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
Would be surprised if Heads QC tolerance is lax enough that even the beam width might vary.........

Wilson, not so much.
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
I think @Zoolander meant it wouldn’t surprise him if Wilson’s quality control was bad enough to have varying beam width. ‘Like!!’ (You’re killing it today man!!) :)
I shouldnt joke since i have used wilson most of my life, but If the QC on their racquet molds was as bad as the QC on their racquets, then every single racquet might be literally unique! Different shapes, different beam widths, different drill patterns......

imagine if the specs printed on wilson racquets said stuff like headsize 98 (+/-3 sq inches), beam 21mm(+/-2mm), length 27 inch(+/-0.5 inches), string pattern 16*19(+/-2 crosses) etc...... the possibilities are endless.
 
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haqq777

Legend
I've held them both recently. You can't tell about beam width unless you take a digital caliper and start measuring. TW did just that and found difference in beam measurement for both. For me their word is enough unless someone proves here otherwise.

Anyway, biggest take away is that mold for YT IG Speed 18x20 is not same as Gravity Pro, as some were saying earlier. The throat/bridge area is different.
 
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