HEAD GRAVITY SPECS AND RELEASE DATE

Excited for the Gravity?


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Catching up after being away. Has this been posted yet...?

Spoiler alert - Boonie is switching to the Gravity Pro from the Phantom 93P!




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1990's Graphite

Professional
Not sure if vid was posted

Man those chickens he has watching are annoying as F

Tennis warehouse EU has the gravity line already posted, beam witdth for the Tour seems off as the reports mentioned 22mm, the Tour specs seems to be ideal though.


Tour specs:
Head Size: 100 in² / 645 cm² Length: 27in / 68,5cm Strung Weight: 323g / 11,4oz Unstrung Weight: 305g/10,8oz Balance: 32,99cm / 4 pts HL Unstrung Balance: 32cm/7 pts HL Swingweight: 325 Stiffness: 61 Beam Width: 20mm / 20mm / 20mm Composition: Graphene 360+/Graphite Racket Colours: Black/Coral/Teal Grip Type: Head Hydrosorb Pro String Pattern:18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H Tension:21-25kg / 48-57lb

Pro specs
Head Size: 100 in² / 645 cm² Length: 27in / 68,5cm Strung Weight: 332g / 11,7oz Unstrung Weight: 315g/11,1oz Balance: 32,39cm / 6 pts HL Unstrung Balance: 31,5cm/9 pts HL Swingweight: 332 Stiffness: 62 Beam Width: 20mm / 20mm / 20mm Composition: Graphene 360+/Graphite Racket Colours: Black/Coral/Teal Grip Type: Head Hydrosorb Pro String Pattern:18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H Tension:21-25kg / 48-57lb
Sounds like the pro is a larger, more forgiving ultra tour 18x20
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
TW reviews - the Pro is great for old school guys like Mark and doubles players. The MP is too light and underpowered.

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the tour model would have probably been a huge hit with the people demoing the MP, and would compete well with the Blade, Pure Strike and Vcore Pro - all very popular frames.

At least Head is starting to make good frames again. It sounds like the feel of these is a lot more classic, but if there is not enough plow and depth, nice feel is more of a luxury. I still think their best line is the Extreme and has been for years, with the Speed a nice runner up.
 

Jster

Professional
TW reviews - the Pro is great for old school guys like Mark and doubles players. The MP is too light and underpowered.

It doesn’t take a genius to realize that the tour model would have probably been a huge hit with the people demoing the MP, and would compete well with the Blade, Pure Strike and Vcore Pro - all very popular frames.

At least Head is starting to make good frames again. It sounds like the feel of these is a lot more classic, but if there is not enough plow and depth, nice feel is more of a luxury. I still think their best line is the Extreme and has been for years, with the Speed a nice runner up.
This gravity line is launching a sneak attack on blades 98, 104 and the fake h19.
 

AA7

Semi-Pro
tennisnerd:

HEAD Gravity Pro – the heaviest racquet in the series. More control, higher swing weight, more plow-through, thinner beam, a bit tougher to swing unless you are an advanced player. Nice, soft feel on impact while still retaining good power. Not a Pure Drive by any means, but a more forgiving player racquet. Does not require any customization in my opinion. My favorite of the bunch and a contestant for next racquet of choice for me. Score: 90/100 for me

HEAD Gravity Tour – plays quite close to the Pro but with a bit less weight in the handle and a thicker beam for slightly more power. Easier to transition to for someone coming from a Wilson Blade or Tecnifibre Tfight XTC 305. Lower static weight, but more weight in the head to compensate. Therefore it plays more stable than its weight. I prefer the heft of the Gravity Pro, but these play very closely. Score: 85/100

HEAD Gravity MP – a more open pattern and even lower weight so easy to swing. Easy racquet to play with for intermediate players. Gives you good top-spin, comfort, and decent power. Does not have the stability or the precision of the Tour and the Pro, but still a fine racquet for advanced players with just a bit of customization. More spin-friendly than the Tour and the Pro and a good choice for a wide group of players. Score. 80/100
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Was there any announcement or that is just what all the new racquets are? Any official reason they are switching?
@Badmrfrosty @n8dawg6
I asked the head.rep about this, he did not know
I the rectangular handle shape was an issue for me in the past,, but this square shape is equally as shoking
the gravity handles did not seem as square to me,, I didn't notise them as much
the new head.radical however is very notisable

@Frans Bleker apples to oranges imo, 2 diff sticks
 

n8dawg6

Legend
i am somewhat amused that head is recycling their old tech (IG speed head shape) and re-branding it as a “massive sweet spot,” designed for the modern game bc sweet spot is higher in stringbed, etc. marketing FTW!
 

AA7

Semi-Pro
It would be a better competitor if it was 98 and not 100. Head now has 4! lines of 100 racquets (instinct, extreme, speed and gravity).
yes i'd agree with that. in reality the difference is probably subtle but I think gravity is a good candidate for 98 head size.
 

Frans Bleker

Professional
i am somewhat amused that head is recycling their old tech (IG speed head shape) and re-branding it as a “massive sweet spot,” designed for the modern game bc sweet spot is higher in stringbed, etc. marketing FTW!
Yea, but the whole industry has always been like that the past decades, right? I think the marketing deps. have been focusing on communicating innovations that do not really exist, a graphite racket stays a graphite racket.
 

markwillplay

Hall of Fame
Looks like the Prince 100 Pro 18 20 is a direct competitor. This Pro seems to have a smidge more power but twist weight is higher in the Prince 15 to 14.5 ..... I guess the phantom pro 100 p even with a more open pattern is along this line too.
 
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Mike Lambresi

New User
Has anyone compared the Blade 98 18X20 with the Gravity Tour ??

Specs are very similar: same weight, balance and string pattern, with the Gravity having 1point less in stiffness, slightly lower sw and 1mm thicker beam.
 
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AA7

Semi-Pro
Has anyone compared the Blade 98 18X20 with the Gravity Tour ??

Specs are very similar: same weight, balance and string pattern, with the Gravity having 1point less in stiffness, slightly lower sw and 1mm thinner beam.
I did. They have both very sweet feel... Both very comfortable. I think Blade is thinner than Gravity. Tour is 22... blade is 20.6 beam. Tour will have quite a bit higher launch angle and easier power and spin... by easy power i mean on defensive shots...stabbing or picking the ball up... But it will not be as precise as Blade. I don't want to sound too dramatic but I think blade 18x20 control was in a different league, particularly (or probably) b/c i am relatively more of a flat hitter than spin. Blade higher SW initially made it little harder to swing but I am used to it now. Blade has a better plow, meaning it will have more power when both racquets are swung out at full on swing at the same speed. Blade you will rely more on the RHS.. I play stock... tail weighing made it clunkier for me. My initial goal was to make it more HL but static weight increase did not work for me in blade. I am selling my Tour and will stick with Blade. They are both really solid...depends on your style etc obviously.
 

Lozannois

Rookie
Has anyone compared the Blade 98 18X20 with the Gravity Tour ??

Specs are very similar: same weight, balance and string pattern, with the Gravity having 1point less in stiffness, slightly lower sw and 1mm thinner beam.
Hi,

Yep I did. Wilson QC being very bad, it all depends if you receive a racket which is on specs or not. If both rackets are on specs I would say that the Blade has more control and a more muted feeling which is a better feeling for me. I tried both and decided to keep the blade. But the Gravity is a good racket

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rider4ever

New User
Has anyone tried adding weight to their Gravity tours? I am planning on adding about 3 gms at 12'O clock at least and may be another 3 gms at 10 and 2 but want to check what others have done and feel about the results of additional weight.

I did. They have both very sweet feel... Both very comfortable. I think Blade is thinner than Gravity. Tour is 22... blade is 20.6 beam. Tour will have quite a bit higher launch angle and easier power and spin... by easy power i mean on defensive shots...stabbing or picking the ball up... But it will not be as precise as Blade. I don't want to sound too dramatic but I think blade 18x20 control was in a different league, particularly (or probably) b/c i am relatively more of a flat hitter than spin. Blade higher SW initially made it little harder to swing but I am used to it now. Blade has a better plow, meaning it will have more power when both racquets are swung out at full on swing at the same speed. Blade you will rely more on the RHS.. I play stock... tail weighing made it clunkier for me. My initial goal was to make it more HL but static weight increase did not work for me in blade. I am selling my Tour and will stick with Blade. They are both really solid...depends on your style etc obviously.
What is your grip size? I am interested in the Tour if you decide to sell it.
 

paulfisher

New User
I increased the weight of my Gravity Tours to (unstrung) 310 grams, 320 mm balance, and 297 SW. I also changed the grip pallets to the old TK76 pallets. This setup feels perfect for me. I must admit I did not play them stock.
 

A_Instead

Hall of Fame
I am using 2 over grips, collar and a 3 gram dampener on the MP which brings it to a fighting weight of 325 grams..works and feels nicely in this set up..
 

rider4ever

New User
I am trying to bring the weight of my gravity tours to 342 - 345 gms. Added an overgrip, about 5 grams inside the handle using Polifil micro beads (https://www.google.com/shopping/product/13254562700312882627?lsf=seller:3122104,store:4098952252743430521&prds=oid:14568748652144032680&q=polyfill+foam+beads&hl=en-US&ei=LkCSXcK1FcjmsgX58qagDg&lsft=adlpxid:pla;512070955661;161147234772;m;9028313;placeholder;15954092;pla;local;2346&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&source=TIS-S&lsft=gclid:Cj0KCQjwz8bsBRC6ARIsAEyNnvo5ggAI0wKDosm4Kvqk5gR4EDdlfB-I81l2NBlu9esOWJCnP64VNjsaAqgXEALw_wcB)

And then added about 3 gms total to the head at 10,2 and 12'O clock. With the dampner, the racquet is at 342 gms. It feels good with nice plow. Balance has chanced to more headlight compared to stock setup, so may be I will add some more weight in the hoop to keep the balance same a stock
 

rider4ever

New User
Yes, sorry, I should precise for someone that wants a 16x20 pattern but preferes the weight of the Tour. It wouldn't make the MP too light.
Matching is relative especially when you are comparing two different racquets. My two tours themselves didn't match and had a 5 gms difference unstrung. I think if you are trying to match the 305 gms weight of the tour, just pick the balance point of the tour and add weight to your racquet to bring it to 305 gms.

The tennis warehouse tool is really useful for that. Just put in the inputs and desired results and the tool will help you with where to add weights in the racquet.


Good luck!
 
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