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jdx2112

Professional
Have a Gravity Pro on hold for me right now. Unstrung static weight is 311 grams, SW 303, 8 pts HL. Been looking for a slightly under spec version to pair with a thinner gauge string. I think this is the best I will find.
 

mikele

Rookie
Mines are at 337gr ( static ) strung with 1.30, overgrip and dampener. With the weight of the frame you need to be on the top of your game to go to 3 sets match, but if you are in shape this frame rewards it, I am currently testing strings so far, I have tried:

1- Solinco Hyper G 1.25 - too firm outside sweetspot but great spin and heavy ball
2- Head Lynx 1.30 - power and comfort
3- Luxilon Adrenaline 1.30 - comfort and control not soo much spin though

I have still to test

1. Head Lynx Tour 1.25
2. Solinco Hyper G Soft 1.30
3. Solinco Hyper G 1.20 - can not wait to test this one, will it make the racquet a bit Head light compared to the 1.30?, lets see if I feel the difference
4. Wilson Revolve Spin 1.30

Will report my opinions in case someone is in the same situation
 

jdx2112

Professional
Mines are at 337gr ( static ) strung with 1.30, overgrip and dampener. With the weight of the frame you need to be on the top of your game to go to 3 sets match, but if you are in shape this frame rewards it, I am currently testing strings so far, I have tried:

1- Solinco Hyper G 1.25 - too firm outside sweetspot but great spin and heavy ball
2- Head Lynx 1.30 - power and comfort
3- Luxilon Adrenaline 1.30 - comfort and control not soo much spin though

I have still to test

1. Head Lynx Tour 1.25
2. Solinco Hyper G Soft 1.30
3. Solinco Hyper G 1.20 - can not wait to test this one, will it make the racquet a bit Head light compared to the 1.30?, lets see if I feel the difference
4. Wilson Revolve Spin 1.30

Will report my opinions in case someone is in the same situation
I found an unders-spec Gravity Pro (311 grams/303 sw) and put 1.15 hyper g in the hoop. Final sw was 329, which is perfect for me. 330 works too, but my serve really suffers with anything higher than that. Will be testing out 1.10 strings soon to see how that affects sw. My other stick is the Gravity Tour. Both have the same static weight (overgrip and dampener) is 11.7 oz strung. But the SW is the big difference.

Even with the lower swingweight, I still get all the benefits of the solid thud feel of the 20" beam/Pro design. Love the racquet and will look for another when the new paint job comes out.

PS - asked another racquet provider to find an under spec Pro and the lightest unstrung sw they found was 317!
 

Lorenn

Professional
I found an unders-spec Gravity Pro (311 grams/303 sw) and put 1.15 hyper g in the hoop. Final sw was 329, which is perfect for me. 330 works too, but my serve really suffers with anything higher than that. Will be testing out 1.10 strings soon to see how that affects sw. My other stick is the Gravity Tour. Both have the same static weight (overgrip and dampener) is 11.7 oz strung. But the SW is the big difference.
Interesting approach to find a true tour version of the Gravity Pro:)
 

jdx2112

Professional
Interesting approach to find a true tour version of the Gravity Pro:)
Feels completely different from my Tour, which has a SW of 323. I tried adding weight to the hoop in the Tour, and some in the handle, and it felt like a completely different racquet.

The static weight was a bit of a surprise in the under spec Pro, as I was really only looking lighter SW and then reduce a bit more with thinner strings.

Essentially, I was looking for a slightly more manageable Pro without sacrificing the solidness of the Pro.
 

jdx2112

Professional
I was saying the Tour should've been thin beamed like the Pro. Just a slightly lighter Pro.
Ah, yeah. I don't know. I mean, I really like my Tour. It's very good at what it does, offering more pop with a slightly thicker beam, but less head light than the Pro...

The Gravity line seems to be very well designed and rationalized. the MP/Tour/Pro are different racquets.
 

Lorenn

Professional
Ah, yeah. I don't know. I mean, I really like my Tour. It's very good at what it does, offering more pop with a slightly thicker beam, but less head light than the Pro...

The Gravity line seems to be very well designed and rationalized. the MP/Tour/Pro are different racquets.
I tend to like a line to have a slightly similar feel...IT also seems like quite a few would benefit from a lighter Gravity Pro. You liked it enough to search for a second racquet. I have a exact spec gravity pro so I am happy.
 

jdx2112

Professional
I tend to like a line to have a slightly similar feel...IT also seems like quite a few would benefit from a lighter Gravity Pro. You liked it enough to search for a second racquet. I have a exact spec gravity pro so I am happy.
Totally get it. Just glad I found one I can handle. Stock right now is low-ish and I found mine at one place. I'm assuming this will change with the new inventory coming in 21
 
Personally I'd be worried to find a frame with a significantly lower SW. If it's got lower static weight and is head-heavy might just be the handle weights, but with lower SW might be voids/missing material in the hoop.
 

alpenglo

Rookie
I have the Clash Tour in my bag as well as the Gravity Tour.

Both are great (for my play) and I really enjoy both - when it comes to power, I'd give the Clash the advantage. Easier for me to generate quick points, the Gravity takes more time to set the game up.
I have both as well (as well as a GPro). Do you have any trouble adjusting to the differing launch angles (between Clash and Gravity)? Or did you even that out somehow?
 

alpenglo

Rookie
I've had the Head sensor about two months. Surprised it doesn't have more of a following. Impressive so far...I wish they sold separate chargers. Been remembering to charge, have only been caught with it dead twice. The battery seems to last somewhere between 6-8 hours. I carry a battery backup and have charged on the way to the court when I realized the battery was dead.
I wish the damn thing had an OFF switch! It eats battery just sitting in your bag.
 

La Pavoni

Rookie
I wish the damn thing had an OFF switch! It eats battery just sitting in your bag.
I've had it twice now where it's refused to switch on after a while in the bag. Then after I start charging it and check the app and it's nearly full. Perhaps it's going in to a deep sleep state?
 

jdx2112

Professional
I have both as well (as well as a GPro). Do you have any trouble adjusting to the differing launch angles (between Clash and Gravity)? Or did you even that out somehow?
I also have a clash 98, which is fun. But I almost exclusively play with the Gravity line now. Clash is great on kick serves and just drilling groundsteokes. I found it less ideal for actual match play.
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
officially leaving the gravity pro club... if anyone is looking for a pair of used or a pair of new L2s for a decent price, feel free to shoot me a PM

happy swinging!
 
Mines are at 337gr ( static ) strung with 1.30, overgrip and dampener. With the weight of the frame you need to be on the top of your game to go to 3 sets match, but if you are in shape this frame rewards it, I am currently testing strings so far, I have tried:

1- Solinco Hyper G 1.25 - too firm outside sweetspot but great spin and heavy ball
2- Head Lynx 1.30 - power and comfort
3- Luxilon Adrenaline 1.30 - comfort and control not soo much spin though

I have still to test

1. Head Lynx Tour 1.25
2. Solinco Hyper G Soft 1.30
3. Solinco Hyper G 1.20 - can not wait to test this one, will it make the racquet a bit Head light compared to the 1.30?, lets see if I feel the difference
4. Wilson Revolve Spin 1.30

Will report my opinions in case someone is in the same situation
I think you’ll like the hyper g 17g. I love that string in that gage and also find the thicker gages a bit harsh and low powered. Don’t be afraid to string the 17g at a higher tension than the 1.25gage- I think the 17g string comes alive when it’s strung tighter.
 

jalapeno74

Rookie
I have both as well (as well as a GPro). Do you have any trouble adjusting to the differing launch angles (between Clash and Gravity)? Or did you even that out somehow?
I rather see them as different options to my performance and opponent.
Last game I made a comeback after switching to the Gravity because my opponent had a hard time with the heavier First Serves (flat) and the pocketing shots (rather than spin shots) There is no long adjusting time between them for me. But I suggest using string setups that somehow help (you)
 

Lorenn

Professional
officially leaving the gravity pro club... if anyone is looking for a pair of used or a pair of new L2s for a decent price, feel free to shoot me a PM
Just curious which racquets did you use before the Gravity Pro and which racquets after...
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
Just curious which racquets did you use before the Gravity Pro and which racquets after...
too many to list. grew up with wilson 6.1 95 16x18s and babolat pure storm tours and aero storm tours for hte most part. in recent years, i used TF315 dc ltd 16x19, pure control tour, 2015 blade 18x20, vcore 98, and 2020 pa vs.

switching to the 2019 pure aero. it's too easy to use.
 

jdx2112

Professional
too many to list. grew up with wilson 6.1 95 16x18s and babolat pure storm tours and aero storm tours for hte most part. in recent years, i used TF315 dc ltd 16x19, pure control tour, 2015 blade 18x20, vcore 98, and 2020 pa vs.

switching to the 2019 pure aero. it's too easy to use.
2019 PA wrecked my arm when serving.
 

daman sidhu

Rookie
After using Gravity Pro since it initially came out i've switched to the Yonex EZone 98 Tour. I felt i was missing that power and plow through especially against opponents who hit heavier balls.
 

jdx2112

Professional
After using Gravity Pro since it initially came out i've switched to the Yonex EZone 98 Tour. I felt i was missing that power and plow through especially against opponents who hit heavier balls.
slightly more handle heavy so I can see how that would help. also the same weight/sw on a slightly smaller head. that would read to me as more power/plow
 
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alpenglo

Rookie
I've had it twice now where it's refused to switch on after a while in the bag. Then after I start charging it and check the app and it's nearly full. Perhaps it's going in to a deep sleep state?
Interesting. I haven't seen mine do that, but kind of wish it would! But a simple switch would certainly be welcome.
 

markwillplay

Hall of Fame
I can't imagine that the 98 tour has more plow than my pros. Of course, my pros are slightly over spec I think..but not much. With a leather grip and overgrip they come to 12.2oz and around 8 pts headlight. Thicker beam of the yonex probably slows it down and also gives the illusion of more plow. The only Yonex I have hit with more plow stock was the pro 330 but the weight seemed all in the throat. I just can't stand those wide beams. To each his own Faw shaw
 

mikele

Rookie
I think you’ll like the hyper g 17g. I love that string in that gage and also find the thicker gages a bit harsh and low powered. Don’t be afraid to string the 17g at a higher tension than the 1.25gage- I think the 17g string comes alive when it’s strung tighter.
Indeed, so far loving hyper g in 17, much better than 16. Probably will be a keeper, still want to try adrenaline in 1.25 to compare.
 

markwillplay

Hall of Fame
I ust played a match with lynx, not tour version, in 17 gauge. Yellow. Played about aw well as I can play. Ultra cable 17 gauge was cool but too heavy even at 17 gauge. Damn that string was heavy. My Pros are at the very top of my sw tolerance so I can feel heavy strings for sure. Anyway, love the way lynx played. I think I strung it too high but I want to play with it tomorrow and see if my arm tolerates it. I am very sensitive in the elbow. I could tell that sonic pro was not going to bother my elbow. I just would. However, nothing special and head velocity is better for my arm and hits with as much or more spin than sonic pro. I have another one strung up with isospeed cream 17 gauge that I plan on playing with as well. I want to know if I can tolerate the softer polys in this stick because I like the way they help with spin. Lynx was great and I played about as well as I can play.
 

jdx2112

Professional
I ust played a match with lynx, not tour version, in 17 gauge. Yellow. Played about aw well as I can play. Ultra cable 17 gauge was cool but too heavy even at 17 gauge. Damn that string was heavy. My Pros are at the very top of my sw tolerance so I can feel heavy strings for sure. Anyway, love the way lynx played. I think I strung it too high but I want to play with it tomorrow and see if my arm tolerates it. I am very sensitive in the elbow. I could tell that sonic pro was not going to bother my elbow. I just would. However, nothing special and head velocity is better for my arm and hits with as much or more spin than sonic pro. I have another one strung up with isospeed cream 17 gauge that I plan on playing with as well. I want to know if I can tolerate the softer polys in this stick because I like the way they help with spin. Lynx was great and I played about as well as I can play.
I"ve had good success with Volkl Cyclone Tour, a softer poly
 

La Pavoni

Rookie
Interesting. I haven't seen mine do that, but kind of wish it would! But a simple switch would certainly be welcome.
Another weird thing with mine yesterday. I'm guessing that the battery completely drained over lockdown.
I had a hell of a time getting it to switch back on. I'd plug it in to the charger and it would switch on. Unplug it and it would go red straight away. Whilst charging it reported a full charge and so the light on the charger went green. Tried restarting (phone and sensor), forgetting it and re-pairing etc.

Eventually in the few seconds when connecting it each time (around 20-30 times!) before the light turned green I think I managed to force in enough charge to make it sort itself out. Battery reported a 5% charge and it is now charging normally. A bit of a pain. I was about to contact Head customer support (and probably will if it does it again).
 

alpenglo

Rookie
Another weird thing with mine yesterday. I'm guessing that the battery completely drained over lockdown.
I had a hell of a time getting it to switch back on. I'd plug it in to the charger and it would switch on. Unplug it and it would go red straight away. Whilst charging it reported a full charge and so the light on the charger went green. Tried restarting (phone and sensor), forgetting it and re-pairing etc.
Lithium Ion batteries (which this almost certainly is) don't like to be deeply discharged. Not including a way of turning the darned thing off is unfortunately going to benefit Head (assuming we buy replacements) by killing the device prematurely.
 

drummerdan

Semi-Pro
I just recently switched to the GP. It was down to the GP and a Blade 98 18x20. The GP was just the more stable, solid and consistent of the two. The Blade is a great racquet but the Head edged it out overall. I came from a RF97, so this GP feels light. I loved my RF97 but I switched after 2 years of playing it because the RF97 was just too stiff for me over time. I got a little wrist pain but after hitting with the GP, the pain is about gone.

I strung it with Head Lynx Tour 1.25 @ 48lbs and it feels a little stiff, even at that tension. I'm sure it'll soften up after a few hits. My go-to string is Volkl Cyclone 1.25 @ 45lbs. I got the Lynx Tour because it was free with racquet purchase and I'll probably go back to the VC because it's just a great string.

The slice is insane and I feel like I can't miss. I had the same feeling with my RF97 but it was just getting too heavy over time (during a match) and the stiffness I mentioned above was getting to my wrist. The topspin is surprising for an 18x20 and serves are powerful and consistent but volleys don't feel as solid as my old RF97. That's a matter of having time with these new sticks. Overall, the Head GP does a great job of taking over for my beloved RF97.
 

jdx2112

Professional
I just recently switched to the GP. It was down to the GP and a Blade 98 18x20. The GP was just the more stable, solid and consistent of the two. The Blade is a great racquet but the Head edged it out overall. I came from a RF97, so this GP feels light. I loved my RF97 but I switched after 2 years of playing it because the RF97 was just too stiff for me over time. I got a little wrist pain but after hitting with the GP, the pain is about gone.

I strung it with Head Lynx Tour 1.25 @ 48lbs and it feels a little stiff, even at that tension. I'm sure it'll soften up after a few hits. My go-to string is Volkl Cyclone 1.25 @ 45lbs. I got the Lynx Tour because it was free with racquet purchase and I'll probably go back to the VC because it's just a great string.

The slice is insane and I feel like I can't miss. I had the same feeling with my RF97 but it was just getting too heavy over time (during a match) and the stiffness I mentioned above was getting to my wrist. The topspin is surprising for an 18x20 and serves are powerful and consistent but volleys don't feel as solid as my old RF97. That's a matter of having time with these new sticks. Overall, the Head GP does a great job of taking over for my beloved RF97.
Lot of poly strings come down in stiffness if you go down in gauge.
 

KenR1

New User
Recently traded for a GPro and proud to be part of the Gravity Pro club. I have an Oehm's leather grip + Wilson Pro overgrip. Balance is just under 7 pt HL. Strung weight is 350g with Solinco-Hyper G (17g) at 48lbs. I'm curious what everyone's go to string preferences are with this racket.
 

Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
I got a GPro over Christmas to try alongside my GTour, but third lockdown just started and I haven't even had time to give it to the stringer :cry:.
 

HenriJH

New User
I have played about 5 months now with Gravity Pro's. I'm serial racket switcher so it is long time for me. I have full western forehand grip and mostly played with open pattern rackets. However these rackets have been best thing for my game. I can now hit with full power and aim more for the lines than I used to do. Also I used to be more of counter-puncher, but now I like to play very aggressive and come to the net more often. I have not actually losed a single set with this racket. Also it gives good amount topspin, definitely even more than some open pattern rackets. 1.20 Yonex Poly Tour Pro (blue) has been best string so far. Awesome frame, I can see myself playing with this thing many years.
 
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GuilhermeG

Rookie
Decided to leave the club and switch back to my i. Prestiges.

Never managed to hit the gravity pro with the same precision I have with the prestige, and I started feeling some fatigue on my shoulder when using the GPro.

My prestiges weight 352g with leather plus an overgrip, while the gravity pro weights ~337g on synthetic and ~342g on oehms leather. I guess my problem must be the swingweight.

The GPro is a lot easier to play just returning every ball your opponents hit against you, but I prefer to be on the offense.
 
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jdx2112

Professional
Decided to leave the club and switch back to my i. Prestiges.

Never managed to hit the gravity pro with the same precision I have with the prestige, and I started feeling some fatigue on my shoulder when using the GPro.

My prestiges weight 352g with an overgrip, while the gravity pro weights ~337g on synthetic and ~342g on oehms leather. I guess my problem must be the swingweight.

The GPro is a lot easier to play just returning every ball your opponents hit against you, but I prefer to be on the offense.
Swingweight + head size is my bet.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Playing with my Gravity Pro... love the feel/ comfort, the sweet spot is large (plus I added weight to the head and handle), I love how it feels in hand, and I even like the look.

Absolutely no problems with the head shape (in fact I like it), I like that all the new Head racquets come with a TK82S pallet, and I like that the racquet has a thinner beam.

Areas where I need more time with the racquet (I've only played with it for maybe 3-4 hrs) are: BH slice (sometimes floats on me and the ball bounces too high, and also sometimes it sails too long), serve is not as potent as could be, and with the current set-up, my shots have plenty of loop and height over the net, but could do with more court penetration.

Work in progress.
 

jalapeno74

Rookie
After a couple of weeks with single use of my VCore Pro 97HD, I took my Gravity Pro to the court today. Freshly strung with Kirschbaum SynGut and Oehms Black Pearl.

Boom...

I almost forgot how beautiful this racket can play when you use proper technique and footwork. My opponent had zero chance.
Great, massive serves (especially flat first), laser like slices on the backhand and dtl shots on forehand.
No arm discomfort or wrist issues
There was nothing I could complain about

10/10 today
 

jalapeno74

Rookie
Kirschbaum SG in the mains with 22,5kg and Oehms BP in the crosses with 21kg.

I prefer SG in the mains as it is easier on my elbow and my game is not so much reliant on heavy spin. Will try it vice versa (like you) though in the summer but right now I'll stick with it
 

Lavs

Hall of Fame
I am joining the club.
After 9years with Babolat I came back to Head (I used to use iPrestige Mid in my 30th :))
Gravity Pro does everything that my PA VS did but with so much better feel and bigger sweet zone.
Strung with Luxilon 4G 1.25 @ 48
The only adjustment is: TW Leather grip (thin one) and Wilson Pro overgrip (no dampener)
340g static weight and 32cm balance. SW is around 335
What a racket. Incredible R&D from Head.
 
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celito

Professional
Just hit with a demo GP with a ball machine and impressed with the racquet. The head shape kept me from demoing it earlier as it looks a bit weird to me. I am not into bigger racquet head sizes (currently playing with an older Vcore 95 but I also have a DR98 and a TF40) . Surprisingly the 100 inch head on the GP didn't bother me (at least with the ball machine), specially on the OHB. I guess it's because of the thinner frame. I think it flies through the air pretty nicely even though I saw a review saying it was a little sluggish.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Just hit with a demo GP with a ball machine and impressed with the racquet. The head shape kept me from demoing it earlier as it looks a bit weird to me. I am not into bigger racquet head sizes (currently playing with an older Vcore 95 but I also have a DR98 and a TF40) . Surprisingly the 100 inch head on the GP didn't bother me (at least with the ball machine), specially on the OHB. I guess it's because of the thinner frame. I think it flies through the air pretty nicely even though I saw a review saying it was a little sluggish.
I find the GP great on my OHBH. If I'm going to mishit the ball, it's going to be more on my BH side (probably due to swing mechanics and fitness which makes me late to the ball more on the BH side), and for that reason, I think the head shape of the GP (and the Prince Phantom 93P, for that matter) helps in this area.

I use two overgrips (in addition to further weight mods both in the head and handle), and therefore, my racquets have a more HL balance (315mm strung) which I feel also helps with what some might call sluggishness. I have no problem with the GP being sluggish on either side (FH or BH), it's excellent on volleys and overheads, and I serve very well with it.

I too was not a huge fan of 100 sq. in. racquets as they felt less precise, but I was pleasantly surprised by both the GP and SP. They are still not the same as the G360+ PMP or Yonex VCP 97HD (or Mids for that matter), but are the closest I have tried.
 
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