Head Gravity Pro club!

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jdx2112

Rookie
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

New User
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

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
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

Semi-Pro
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

Rookie
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

Rookie
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

Semi-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.
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

Rookie
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
 

Slowtwitcher

Hall of Fame
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

New User
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

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 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

New User
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

Semi-Pro
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

Rookie
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

New User
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

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.
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

New User
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

Rookie
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

New User
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

Rookie
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:.
 
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