Head Gravity Pro club!

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Andykay

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Anybody here played with the Head Graphene 360+ Prestige Pro? I want to ask and compare it with the Head Gravity Pro.
I demo'd both and bought the Prestige Pro, but I've since gone back to demoing. The Gravity was a fine racquet, but I didn't feel anything particularly outstanding about it (for reference, I'm a strong 4.5/weak 5.0, 1h backhand, aggressive playstyle). It lacked power for me. Felt reasonably nice at contact, good sweet spot. The Prestige Pro is more my speed though, since I play flat attacking tennis. I could really crack the ball with the PP while still retaining a good degree of control.

Ultimately though, after buying two PPs and playing with them for a few months I've found the 95in head too unforgiving against other strong players. If I play weaker opponents and I have time, it's a beautiful frame, but on the defense or returning serves with a lot of movement, I struggle a little. So I'm back demoing. I do have an Angell TC95 coming, which people say plays a little bigger than the PP, so it might just be that the PP is a particularly unforgiving 95in.
 
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basil J

Hall of Fame
It has taken a lot of time but I am finally starting to gel with this frame. I am used to more headlight and heavy so the balance and swing weight felt sluggish to me. I know, I mean I am used to like 11 12 pts headlight. Anyway, I got three matched and by my measurement, they have around 336 swing weight. The wider head still feels a little clumsy to me (a serve and volleyer most of the time), but I have played a couple of matches where it started to feel like home. I have had them for about two months I guess. Was really frustrated with my serve but I think again that was a balance issue. I did add a thin leather grip to them and 9 grams of bluetak in the buttcap. I can play without it but last night, I really felt like the stick was moving through the air with a little more ease. One hand backhand is working now as well though I m slicing a lot of balls at the bottom of the net. That is a shot that is usually second nature to me. Last night I sliced all returns, forhand, and backhand, during a match to make myself commit to this stroke. By the end of the match, much better. Of course, if the C10 pro had this shaped handle, I would probably never have even tried this frame. I am glad I did. Great frame with more power than peeps here give it credit for. Love it. I use a rubber band but with my head velocity set up...don't really need it. Will try some isospeed cream at 17 gauge to see how that plays.
c10 pro feels great in hand and when just swinging it, but in play I found it to be a very temperamental frame with a small sweet spot low in the hoop.Great power, good S&V frame, but not very good if you want to grind out point from the baseline. I play all court ball, closing in whenever I can and I found that my 1HBH suffered with this string bed, but every other shot was fine. The weight of the frame I had was 12.8 oz and after 90 minutes, my shoulder started to fatigue. great frame to drill with and play dubs with, but too demanding for me for singles match play.
 

glenWs

Rookie
I've been playing both the Yonex VCore 98 and, for singles, the VCore 95. I prefer thin beams and lately have really come to appreciate smaller head sizes. I did away with anything larger than 98" a year or so ago. I like slicing and hitting a one-handed backhand and just feel more confident doing it with a smaller head and thinner hoop.
Recently I have been demoing the Head Gravity 360+ Pro. I have enjoyed the 360+ in the Speed and Radical, but all my previous swings with the Gravity never really got my attention --- though I tried the MP and Tour. I always figured the Pro was going to be too hefty and too demanding (I.e. less forgiving). The stick I have is strung up with Confidential 17g at about 50 lbs. I hit it last week and got a little frustrated by the lower launch angle of the 18X20 and noticed a springy pop when hitting it on the sweet spot. Results were OK, but it wasn't knocking me over. Fast forward to today and I said to myself, give it another hour and then 30 minutes of serving. I have to say that today the racket simply came alive in my hand! I adjusted for the launch and took bigger, more aggressive cuts at the ball. Most balls were deep with a great late break on them. Slicing was almost effortless, and the weight/balance was a little heftier than what I was used to, but it felt so controlled and powerful that I was getting addicted. The one handed backhand was OK, not as confident as when I use the VCore 95, so that needs more confidence building. I usually judge whether or not a racket is too heavy for me by serving. If I am struggling or lagging to get that snap at the top of my service stroke, then I usually give up on it (as was the case with the Ezone Tour). During the time I hit serves, I was seeing so much different action on my ball. I was hitting to a partner and he said the balls were kicking hard into him. Great late dive into the service box, and I had good control over my kick, flat or cut serves. Next step will be to use it in a match and see how it maneuvers and see how I handle it with some pressure while hitting specific shots or to spots on the court. But, wow, what an amazing stick. Now I see why "Booney" switched. If the love affair continues I am going to be seriously confused. Racket is soooo different than the VCore 95, but in a really good way.
 

Hulger

Rookie
I've been playing both the Yonex VCore 98 and, for singles, the VCore 95. I prefer thin beams and lately have really come to appreciate smaller head sizes. I did away with anything larger than 98" a year or so ago. I like slicing and hitting a one-handed backhand and just feel more confident doing it with a smaller head and thinner hoop.
Recently I have been demoing the Head Gravity 360+ Pro. I have enjoyed the 360+ in the Speed and Radical, but all my previous swings with the Gravity never really got my attention --- though I tried the MP and Tour. I always figured the Pro was going to be too hefty and too demanding (I.e. less forgiving). The stick I have is strung up with Confidential 17g at about 50 lbs. I hit it last week and got a little frustrated by the lower launch angle of the 18X20 and noticed a springy pop when hitting it on the sweet spot. Results were OK, but it wasn't knocking me over. Fast forward to today and I said to myself, give it another hour and then 30 minutes of serving. I have to say that today the racket simply came alive in my hand! I adjusted for the launch and took bigger, more aggressive cuts at the ball. Most balls were deep with a great late break on them. Slicing was almost effortless, and the weight/balance was a little heftier than what I was used to, but it felt so controlled and powerful that I was getting addicted. The one handed backhand was OK, not as confident as when I use the VCore 95, so that needs more confidence building. I usually judge whether or not a racket is too heavy for me by serving. If I am struggling or lagging to get that snap at the top of my service stroke, then I usually give up on it (as was the case with the Ezone Tour). During the time I hit serves, I was seeing so much different action on my ball. I was hitting to a partner and he said the balls were kicking hard into him. Great late dive into the service box, and I had good control over my kick, flat or cut serves. Next step will be to use it in a match and see how it maneuvers and see how I handle it with some pressure while hitting specific shots or to spots on the court. But, wow, what an amazing stick. Now I see why "Booney" switched. If the love affair continues I am going to be seriously confused. Racket is soooo different than the VCore 95, but in a really good way.
Unfortunately it’s likely that your preconception was right. When you get tired and RHS starts to slow down, it is almost impossible to find edge with GPro. And I think it’s not only because of the rather heavy (but in many cases manageable) 335 SW but also because of the shape of the racquet and the huge but inaccurate sweetspot. Sorry for spoiling, but on the other hand, if you can keep swinging it until the end, it is a great stick.
 

glenWs

Rookie
Unfortunately it’s likely that your preconception was right. When you get tired and RHS starts to slow down, it is almost impossible to find edge with GPro. And I think it’s not only because of the rather heavy (but in many cases manageable) 335 SW but also because of the shape of the racquet and the huge but inaccurate sweetspot. Sorry for spoiling, but on the other hand, if you can keep swinging it until the end, it is a great stick.
I understand and am aware of your point. I have to actually play a match with it. For 30-60 minutes I had the luxury of missing shots during practice. The true test is how reliable it is after 60 min of playing a match. Agree that the sweet spot is huge and incredibly lively. If you connect in the top half of the stringbed the response is far more consistent and predictable. So far I am not feeling like the 335SW is too much of a factor. Like most, you do have to maintain good technique to get the results you want. The size of the stringbed is a mental issue with the backhand, but the 20mm hoop also adds confidence. Still a work in progress. Made big strides in dialing this stick in and the results have been really great.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I've been playing both the Yonex VCore 98 and, for singles, the VCore 95. I prefer thin beams and lately have really come to appreciate smaller head sizes. I did away with anything larger than 98" a year or so ago. I like slicing and hitting a one-handed backhand and just feel more confident doing it with a smaller head and thinner hoop.
Recently I have been demoing the Head Gravity 360+ Pro. I have enjoyed the 360+ in the Speed and Radical, but all my previous swings with the Gravity never really got my attention --- though I tried the MP and Tour. I always figured the Pro was going to be too hefty and too demanding (I.e. less forgiving). The stick I have is strung up with Confidential 17g at about 50 lbs. I hit it last week and got a little frustrated by the lower launch angle of the 18X20 and noticed a springy pop when hitting it on the sweet spot. Results were OK, but it wasn't knocking me over. Fast forward to today and I said to myself, give it another hour and then 30 minutes of serving. I have to say that today the racket simply came alive in my hand! I adjusted for the launch and took bigger, more aggressive cuts at the ball. Most balls were deep with a great late break on them. Slicing was almost effortless, and the weight/balance was a little heftier than what I was used to, but it felt so controlled and powerful that I was getting addicted. The one handed backhand was OK, not as confident as when I use the VCore 95, so that needs more confidence building. I usually judge whether or not a racket is too heavy for me by serving. If I am struggling or lagging to get that snap at the top of my service stroke, then I usually give up on it (as was the case with the Ezone Tour). During the time I hit serves, I was seeing so much different action on my ball. I was hitting to a partner and he said the balls were kicking hard into him. Great late dive into the service box, and I had good control over my kick, flat or cut serves. Next step will be to use it in a match and see how it maneuvers and see how I handle it with some pressure while hitting specific shots or to spots on the court. But, wow, what an amazing stick. Now I see why "Booney" switched. If the love affair continues I am going to be seriously confused. Racket is soooo different than the VCore 95, but in a really good way.
Great review. Glad you're enjoying it so much. Head really has done a great job with their G360+ iterations. I have the SP, GP, and Prestige MP... and I love them all. All are slightly different from one another and have slightly different positives and negatives, but are fantastic frames overall.

If you wanted to stay with frames lower than 100 sq. in, you could also try the PMP. It has more control than the GP, cuts through the air a bit better, has a great feel and touch, but is a bit lower in power and SW (nothing some miner modifications can't fix).

Like I said, I love them all, I use them all at different times... but just thought I'd mention it, just in case.
 

EggSalad

Rookie
Sorry to ask a question that has been touched on already in this thread but I figured I’d ask it again for any fresh opinions.

I love the Gravity Pro and will probably get a couple next week. (Need to play the demo against a 4.5 partner and in a match).

The only thing I’d like to do to it is put a little weight in the handle to make the racquet a touch more HL.

Is there an opinion of which GP users prefer:
1. Leather grip + OG
2. Stock Grip + OG + ~5G putty in the trap door

It’s tricky because I don’t want to put too much more weight on the racquet but would like it to be a touch more HL.
 

qtmtran

New User
That’s my natural set up on my racquets too. I have four of them with leather grip and dampener. They can get pretty heavy if you end up with an over spec rackets. I believe one of mine end up around 355 or so. I am starting to enjoy the stock spec of the racquet at 332g with dampener and over grip.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Sorry to ask a question that has been touched on already in this thread but I figured I’d ask it again for any fresh opinions.

I love the Gravity Pro and will probably get a couple next week. (Need to play the demo against a 4.5 partner and in a match).

The only thing I’d like to do to it is put a little weight in the handle to make the racquet a touch more HL.

Is there an opinion of which GP users prefer:
1. Leather grip + OG
2. Stock Grip + OG + ~5G putty in the trap door

It’s tricky because I don’t want to put too much more weight on the racquet but would like it to be a touch more HL.
The choice would come down to several factors. The leather grip will be firmer than the stock and you will feel more of the bevels. Some people like that and others don't... so it depends on where you are on that front.

The first choice will be a slightly firmer grip with more info transmitted to your hand, the second will be a little softer feeling when it comes to holding the handle. Personal preference.

I added weight to both the head and handle, so I did something totally different.
 

EggSalad

Rookie
The choice would come down to several factors. The leather grip will be firmer than the stock and you will feel more of the bevels. Some people like that and others don't... so it depends on where you are on that front.

The first choice will be a slightly firmer grip with more info transmitted to your hand, the second will be a little softer feeling when it comes to holding the handle. Personal preference.

I added weight to both the head and handle, so I did something totally different.
Thank you. I prefer the feel of the bevels with leather and a OG, so that seems like the right solution.

I appreciate everyone’s feedback.
 

EggSalad

Rookie
I am 99.99% joining the G Pro club this week. The only chance I’m not is if the Prestige MP plays better, which for my style of play I don’t think it will.

The GP is such a brilliant racquet. I love the thin beam and flex. It’s got great stability against pace.It allows me to really control my shots with or without pace. I love the mid court attacking where I can feel like I can swing out but not be worried about hitting outside the lines. All the spin I want or I can flatten it a bit when needed. It’s an incredible blend of classic racquet feel and modern capabilities.

I need to work on my first and second serve with it. Mainly my second serve. But I feel like that is a toss and ball striking change and not the racquet itself, because I can plaster a flat first serve when i want. I just need to get my spin serves under better control.

But man, what a fantastic frame. Aside from putting some weight in the handle, not sure there is anything it needs.
 
I am 99.99% joining the G Pro club this week. The only chance I’m not is if the Prestige MP plays better, which for my style of play I don’t think it will.

The GP is such a brilliant racquet. I love the thin beam and flex. It’s got great stability against pace.It allows me to really control my shots with or without pace. I love the mid court attacking where I can feel like I can swing out but not be worried about hitting outside the lines. All the spin I want or I can flatten it a bit when needed. It’s an incredible blend of classic racquet feel and modern capabilities.

I need to work on my first and second serve with it. Mainly my second serve. But I feel like that is a toss and ball striking change and not the racquet itself, because I can plaster a flat first serve when i want. I just need to get my spin serves under better control.

But man, what a fantastic frame. Aside from putting some weight in the handle, not sure there is anything it needs.
Leather grip+og and it’s good to go! I don’t usually tinker with lead tape but I also don’t feel like this frame needs it.
 

jugheadfla

Rookie
Hey all, I ended up joining this club a few weeks ago, I demoed then bought 2 of them. I am coming from using G360+ Prestige Pro's for the past 3 years. I typically strung those up at around 52lbs, but I am noticing during my first few sessions with the GP's that the string bed is rather stiff (obviously because of the 18x20 pattern). So my question is how much lower are you guys going in tension with your GP's to adjust to the tighter string bed and still get the needed control that I was getting at 52lbs in my PP's?

Also any string suggestions would be helpful, seems like these sticks are not fans of stiff strings.
 
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Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Hey all, I ended up joining this club a few weeks ago, I demoed then bought 2 of them. I am coming from using G360+ Prestige Pro's for the past 3 years. I typically strung those up at around 52lbs, but I am noticing during my first few sessions with the GP's that the string bed is rather stiff (obviously because of the 18x20 pattern). So my question is how much lower are you guys going in tension with your GP's to adjust to the tighter string bed and still get the needed control that I was getting at 52lbs in my PP's?

Also and string suggestions would be helpful, seems like these sticks are not fans of stiff strings.
Obviously, it depends on the strings used, but I think I'm currently at 50M/47C with full poly, 50M/50C with a Hybrid setup (poly in the Mains), and probably 50M/ 47C (with the poly in the Crosses). I also use thinner gauge strings (1.15 - 1.20mm).
 
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Hey all, I ended up joining this club a few weeks ago, I demoed then bought 2 of them. I am coming from using G360+ Prestige Pro's for the past 3 years. I typically strung those up at around 52lbs, but I am noticing during my first few sessions with the GP's that the string bed is rather stiff (obviously because of the 18x20 pattern). So my question is how much lower are you guys going in tension with your GP's to adjust to the tighter string bed and still get the needed control that I was getting at 52lbs in my PP's?

Also and string suggestions would be helpful, seems like these sticks are not fans of stiff strings.
I’ve been using gut poly hybrids(vs/4g) as well as full beds of multi(x1 biphase) and have really enjoyed it.
 

SOY78

Professional
Obviously, it depends on the strings used, but I think I'm currently at 50M/47C with full poly and 50M/50C with a Hybrid setup. I also use thinner gauge strings (1.15 - 1.20mm).
I love the feel of this racquet with 18g poly strings (less than 1.20mm). I get showered with ball fuzz during evening matches/under the lights after a nice forehand or a serve ;)
 
I love the feel of this racquet with 18g poly strings (less than 1.20mm). I get showered with ball fuzz during evening matches/under the lights after a nice forehand or a serve ;)
I’m going to try some 18g RPM blast in a racket soon. Probably string it low somewhere in the high 40’s
 

MasterZeb

Hall of Fame
I don’t want to buy this only to dislike and waste my money. So I’m wondering if anyone is able to compare this to the CX200 tour?
 

joah310

Professional
I don’t want to buy this only to dislike and waste my money. So I’m wondering if anyone is able to compare this to the CX200 tour?
Sure it was my main racket before this one. I'd say that the gravity pro is easily more forgiving, a softer feel, and much more stable and for me an overall better stick stock. Needed a bunch of lead and leather on my cx 200 tours, but with the gravity, I can go stock or just a few grams of lead to boost swingweight, haven't tried it yet though. I'd say that the precision of the Dunlop is better, but to me the gravity is just easier to hit with. Also I used the 2019 cx200 tour 16x19, which had a pretty low twistweight, along with my stick coming in underspec.
 
I am 99.99% joining the G Pro club this week. The only chance I’m not is if the Prestige MP plays better, which for my style of play I don’t think it will.

The GP is such a brilliant racquet. I love the thin beam and flex. It’s got great stability against pace.It allows me to really control my shots with or without pace. I love the mid court attacking where I can feel like I can swing out but not be worried about hitting outside the lines. All the spin I want or I can flatten it a bit when needed. It’s an incredible blend of classic racquet feel and modern capabilities.

I need to work on my first and second serve with it. Mainly my second serve. But I feel like that is a toss and ball striking change and not the racquet itself, because I can plaster a flat first serve when i want. I just need to get my spin serves under better control.

But man, what a fantastic frame. Aside from putting some weight in the handle, not sure there is anything it needs.
Hello
I read that you have added lead tape to your grip. I want to do that too, and have some questions.

Did you roll the tape around the grip? if yes, did you place it under the base grip?
If you did, how many layers did you put? How did it change the shape of your racquet?

Even if you didn't do anything I mentioned above, I would liketo know what you did :D
Thanks
 

EggSalad

Rookie
Hello
I read that you have added lead tape to your grip. I want to do that too, and have some questions.

Did you roll the tape around the grip? if yes, did you place it under the base grip?
If you did, how many layers did you put? How did it change the shape of your racquet?

Even if you didn't do anything I mentioned above, I would liketo know what you did :D
Thanks
For the GP, I’m planning to use the thin TW leather grip and a tourna over grip. That’s really all the handle weight I plan to add. I don’t plan adding weight anywhere else either. It feels pretty perfect as is.

If you’re looking to add more weight than that, I’d recommend putty inside the butt cap. There is a little trap door that is easy to open and put however much blu tack (or putty) in. I personally don’t plan to do that to the GP, but I did do that for my Speed MPs
 
For the GP, I’m planning to use the thin TW leather grip and a tourna over grip. That’s really all the handle weight I plan to add. I don’t plan adding weight anywhere else either. It feels pretty perfect as is.

If you’re looking to add more weight than that, I’d recommend putty inside the butt cap. There is a little trap door that is easy to open and put however much blu tack (or putty) in. I personally don’t plan to do that to the GP, but I did do that for my Speed MPs
Ummm actually the thing is, I'm not very keen on opening my racquet's butt cap.... lead tape would be perfect I think.....
What do you recommend if I want to use lead ? Should I put it lengthwise or wrap it around the grip ?
 

EggSalad

Rookie
Ummm actually the thing is, I'm not very keen on opening my racquet's butt cap.... lead tape would be perfect I think.....
What do you recommend if I want to use lead ? Should I put it lengthwise or wrap it around the grip ?
I've never added lead tape to a handle before, so I can't really advise.

The trap door in the butt cap is very easy though. Just take a key or flat head screw driver and it pops off in a second. It's made so that you can easily add weight. The butt cap doesn't come off, just the little trap door that gives you access into the handle.
 
I've never added lead tape to a handle before, so I can't really advise.

The trap door in the butt cap is very easy though. Just take a key or flat head screw driver and it pops off in a second. It's made so that you can easily add weight. The butt cap doesn't come off, just the little trap door that gives you access into the handle.
Not to mention if you use a blue tac material you can easily add or remove weight without removing the base grip and over grip.
 
For the GP, I’m planning to use the thin TW leather grip and a tourna over grip. That’s really all the handle weight I plan to add. I don’t plan adding weight anywhere else either. It feels pretty perfect as is.

If you’re looking to add more weight than that, I’d recommend putty inside the butt cap. There is a little trap door that is easy to open and put however much blu tack (or putty) in. I personally don’t plan to do that to the GP, but I did do that for my Speed MPs
Have you given oehms leather grip a try? Just recently bought a couple and really impressed with it
 
I have not. I’ve been fine with the TW leathergrips since I’m always putting a OG on top. What aspects of the oehm leather do you like?
It’s a very soft leather. Compared to the head pro tour that I normally used which would have rough spots or just feel a little dry. Not sure if there’s a difference in thickness. I guess it really wouldn’t make that much of a difference since your putting on an over grip but it isn’t much more then the standard leather grips. I think the gpro really benefits from a leather grip being applied.
 
I've never added lead tape to a handle before, so I can't really advise.

The trap door in the butt cap is very easy though. Just take a key or flat head screw driver and it pops off in a second. It's made so that you can easily add weight. The butt cap doesn't come off, just the little trap door that gives you access into the handle.
Fine, I will try the trap door. I have a Head G Radical. I suppose you can get blue tac from hardware?
Also, any easily available substitute for blu tac ?
 
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Have any of you tried any pro stock versions of this racket. I’m looking into the TGT341.1 from pro stock tennis. Wondering if anyone’s given it a shot
 

dontran

New User
I picked up a second hand gravity pro with Solinco hyper G soft at 51 lbs. It feels pretty good and the serves are amazing! However, I am planning to restring to reduce tension soon because it still feels a little stiff compared to my prestige MP with 16G synthetic gut at 52 lbs on the main and soft shaped poly at 48 lbs on the crosses.

to those with the DR 98, NickJ, PD1978, that tension and strings worked best for you? I tried poly at 52lbs and it did not feel as plush as my prestige MP. I am about to give up on this DR98 because I just cannot jive with it so far.
 
I picked up a second hand gravity pro with Solinco hyper G soft at 51 lbs. It feels pretty good and the serves are amazing! However, I am planning to restring to reduce tension soon because it still feels a little stiff compared to my prestige MP with 16G synthetic gut at 52 lbs on the main and soft shaped poly at 48 lbs on the crosses.

to those with the DR 98, NickJ, PD1978, that tension and strings worked best for you? I tried poly at 52lbs and it did not feel as plush as my prestige MP. I am about to give up on this DR98 because I just cannot jive with it so far.
What gauge did you use?
 

EggSalad

Rookie
I’m kind of in the club. I ordered two from my local shop and am waiting for them to arrive and my shop to match the two for me. In the meantime, I’m hitting with their GP demo.

It’s been interesting playing around with the set up this far. A few things I’ve learned:

-strung, stock grip + tourna OG + dampener was 335g. (Although maybe my dampener wasn’t on)
-I love leather grips and decided to add the Head Leather Tour grip since I had a couple laying around and figured it would bump me up to around 340g which is usually a sweet spot for me.
-The head leathergrip + OG + dampener was like 348g. I was not expecting that much of a jump. (I weight the head leather after and it was 27g, so I guess that makes sense).
-The heavier leather set up had me just a touch late on balls and I pushed quite a few balls 6-12” wide that are normally 6”+ inside the lines.
-I had a gamma replacement grip laying around, so I put that back on and need to add an OG. Hoping that puts me back in the 335-337g range.

It’s an amazing racquet. I love it from the baseline but really love it when attacking short balls.

The biggest thing I need to work on is my serve with this racquet. I just need to take my hopper out and hit serves for an hour to figure it out. I feel pretty good with first serves but my second serve is kind of struggling. I think I need to swing a little harder on my kick serves to fix this. We’ll see.
 

glenWs

Rookie
I’m kind of in the club. I ordered two from my local shop and am waiting for them to arrive and my shop to match the two for me. In the meantime, I’m hitting with their GP demo.

It’s been interesting playing around with the set up this far. A few things I’ve learned:

-strung, stock grip + tourna OG + dampener was 335g. (Although maybe my dampener wasn’t on)
-I love leather grips and decided to add the Head Leather Tour grip since I had a couple laying around and figured it would bump me up to around 340g which is usually a sweet spot for me.
-The head leathergrip + OG + dampener was like 348g. I was not expecting that much of a jump. (I weight the head leather after and it was 27g, so I guess that makes sense).
-The heavier leather set up had me just a touch late on balls and I pushed quite a few balls 6-12” wide that are normally 6”+ inside the lines.
-I had a gamma replacement grip laying around, so I put that back on and need to add an OG. Hoping that puts me back in the 335-337g range.

It’s an amazing racquet. I love it from the baseline but really love it when attacking short balls.

The biggest thing I need to work on is my serve with this racquet. I just need to take my hopper out and hit serves for an hour to figure it out. I feel pretty good with first serves but my second serve is kind of struggling. I think I need to swing a little harder on my kick serves to fix this. We’ll see.
I play the Gravity Pro as well, with just two overgrips and a dampner. You might want to try the Gravity Tour with about 4g of lead at 10 and 2pm, with counterbalance on the handle. I tried that set up and the racket is amazing. Still swings fast, but with more stability and plow.
 

EggSalad

Rookie
I play the Gravity Pro as well, with just two overgrips and a dampner. You might want to try the Gravity Tour with about 4g of lead at 10 and 2pm, with counterbalance on the handle. I tried that set up and the racket is amazing. Still swings fast, but with more stability and plow.
Good to know.

The GP with synthetic grip, 1 OG and dampener is 336g. I played at lunch today and absolutely loved it. The extra 11g from the leather grip was just too much for me.

I still need to spend a lot of time serving with this racquet. The top end of my serves is better but my overall consistency and kick second serve still needs work. My old speeds had some pop on second serves that I had figured out but the GP does not play that way.
 
Good to know.

The GP with synthetic grip, 1 OG and dampener is 336g. I played at lunch today and absolutely loved it. The extra 11g from the leather grip was just too much for me.

I still need to spend a lot of time serving with this racquet. The top end of my serves is better but my overall consistency and kick second serve still needs work. My old speeds had some pop on second serves that I had figured out but the GP does not play that way.
I have this same debate with myself. I prefer the feel of a leather grip with a very thinOG like Babolat VS but I think the increase in weight does slow it down a bit too much. Don’t know if I should try a stick with the leather grip and become accustomed to it or to switch it out for a lighter and thin synthetic grip
 
Had a game yesterday where I played a gut poly hybrid strung low around (Babolat VS & 4G soft 50/48).Man oh man it felt amazing. At times I could crush the ball. Extremely satisfying! Once these strings break I might give full poly a try in a 18g. Any suggestions?
 

EggSalad

Rookie
I have this same debate with myself. I prefer the feel of a leather grip with a very thinOG like Babolat VS but I think the increase in weight does slow it down a bit too much. Don’t know if I should try a stick with the leather grip and become accustomed to it or to switch it out for a lighter and thin synthetic grip
I love a leather grip (+OG) but on the GP that doesn’t seem like it’s in the cards for me. I just need to find a synthetic that has really good bevel feel. Or a much lighter leather than the Head Tour Leather.
 

EggSalad

Rookie
This weekend I went out to the courts with my hopper and hit an hour + of serves with the GP. My lesson learned is that you have to fully commit to the serve you’re trying to hit. With my old Speed MPs, I could hold back in a pressure situation or just spin in a solid first serve due to the racquet. With the GP, you can’t hold back. But the upside is that you are greatly rewarded with exactly what you want. I’ve got my kick serve back and it’s never been better.
 
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