Head Gravity

PD1978

New User
Been playing with the Pro and just picked up a Tour as well. Interesting how they play similar but different due to the swing weight. I really like the Pro in ground strokes, amazing stability, and my back hand slice is killer. But unfortunately I couldn’t get it working for volleys and it it was a long match the swing weight was a bit more difficult to come to terms with.

The tour has the same great control but with a touch more power, good feel and great for my ground strokes. Because it’s lighter I’m not behind on my volleys or overheads. The slightly thicker beam didn’t bother me and both are extremely comfortable.

I’m torn as to which of going to be my primary stick. For singles I’m reaching for the Pro and for doubles matches the Tour for now.

Both are strung with hybrid Babolat Vs and Alu Rough 54/52.

Can’t go wrong with either stick. I have long history of arm issues and was using a Clash before the Gravity and arm is doing well.

I might add a touch of weight to the Tour.
 

Binatang

New User
Unfortunately I failed to gel with my Gravity Tour.
I just couldn't dial in my forehand due to the erratic response from the string bed IMO.
Backhand & serves were good but I play with more variety (shape) on more forehand & the GT just liked hitting the ball 1 way or it will sail.

I have successfully switched to Prince TT100 (290g) weighted up to 310g spec.
The Prince isn't as flexy but the feel is damped & comfortable with a tad less power which is fine with me.
When I say damped I don't mean muted as the TT100 has a nice connected feel with the ball which I like.
I came from Prince Phantom Pro 100 XR Asia only model & that was crazy muted & disconnected being totally filled with foam from head to handle.
If the GT is cushy plush, the TT100 is crispy plush. Both have a nice connected feel.
I do miss the flex of the GT but the TT100 was just more user friendly overall.
 

colan5934

Semi-Pro
Been playing/testing the Gravity Pro for 6 weeks now. Loving it! I have 12g of weight at the top of the grip, which brings it close to my now-usual-again strung specs of 350g, 335SW, and 31.5-7mm balance. The thinner beam and HL balance makes the racquet feel more maneuverable as long as you're set up on time with good balance. Plow and directional control are awesome, as expected. And, I think with such a wide head shape, I get better stability than with other more oval racquets like Storm/Control/VS Strike Tours, Pro Staffs, and the like. This is probably because I have a strong semi-western forehand grip, and if I had a flatter swingpath, this might not be a noteworthy point. Feel is significantly more responsive than anything else in Head's lineup right now too. Like a refined Innegra response, from what I remember. Big fan of this stick, and hopefully Head continues to go in this direction with their frames!
 

grhcan99

Semi-Pro
Wow it's really quiet here on the GPro front compared to the V7 Blade. Does more noise mean the Blade is a better racquet? C'mon guys let's make some noise here too :)
 
Wow it's really quiet here on the GPro front compared to the V7 Blade. Does more noise mean the Blade is a better racquet? C'mon guys let's make some noise here too :)
It's tough competing with a well loved and established racket line like the Blade. They have 6 other iterations to compare to, whine about , wax poetic, argue, etc. I'm still digging my GPro's. I actually did get to hit with a Blade v7 18x20 last night. Had a little less power than the GPro and a flatter launch angle. It felt nice, but after 5 minutes I put it down... wasn't any 'Wow' factor for me. I get a lot more benefits from the GPro all around. I do have a Gravity Tour that I haven't really had the chance to hit with much yet, but I don't think I'm going to keep it. It has quite a bit more vibration to it than the Pro. Pro is just rock solid and the plow through feeling it has over the Tour is addictive.
 

grhcan99

Semi-Pro
It's tough competing with a well loved and established racket line like the Blade. They have 6 other iterations to compare to, whine about , wax poetic, argue, etc. I'm still digging my GPro's. I actually did get to hit with a Blade v7 18x20 last night. Had a little less power than the GPro and a flatter launch angle. It felt nice, but after 5 minutes I put it down... wasn't any 'Wow' factor for me. I get a lot more benefits from the GPro all around. I do have a Gravity Tour that I haven't really had the chance to hit with much yet, but I don't think I'm going to keep it. It has quite a bit more vibration to it than the Pro. Pro is just rock solid and the plow through feeling it has over the Tour is addictive.
Wonder if your observations took into consideration the string setup between the two.
 
First thing I always do when trying a demo racket is look at the strings to see what kind they are and what tension. Demo's are never set up in the same manner that I like my rackets as they usually are strung too tight and with cheap synthetic gut. The Blade v7 had Babolat RPM in it which surprised me for a demo racket. I've never been an RPM fan. I tried to game the Blade CV (16x19) and had the same issue where the launch angle was a bit lower than I like and I had difficulty getting the topspin and arc I normally get. Tried all kinds of setups and it just didn't work for me. What blew me away with the GPro was the playability, controllable power and spin... despite being strung up with cheap $4 syn gut.

It usually only takes me about 5-10 minutes to know if a racket has potential and the 18x20 blade didn't gel with me. I had zero expectations for both the GPro and the Blade when I demoed them... the GPro I just couldn't put down and hit for almost 3 hours straight and the Blade didn't make it through the warmup.
 

Jouke

Semi-Pro
Wow it's really quiet here on the GPro front compared to the V7 Blade. Does more noise mean the Blade is a better racquet? C'mon guys let's make some noise here too :)
I really felt the potential of my gravity pro. Customized to my specs I think it would have been a lovely stick. But my swingweight was around 345 with a 1.20mm poly. That is just way too much for me. Now sporting the blade 18x20 with a swingweight of 330 (I used the TW matching service). I will never buy a racket without matching spec service anymore, too much risk
 

blablavla

Professional
I've been trying the Gravity Tour past week.
So far have mixed feelings.

On one side surprisingly good for service, both flat and kick.
Amazing for volley.

But very demanding for baseline play.
Yes, the point & shoot is there and is addictive.
It allows you to go flat or create top spin.
Rewards very good or perfect executed shots.
But as well punishes every mistake.
 

megamind

Hall of Fame
I've been trying the Gravity Tour past week.
So far have mixed feelings.

On one side surprisingly good for service, both flat and kick.
Amazing for volley.

But very demanding for baseline play.
Yes, the point & shoot is there and is addictive.
It allows you to go flat or create top spin.
Rewards very good or perfect executed shots.
But as well punishes every mistake.
hmmm... do you plan on trying the Pro or MP versions to see fit they strike a better balance
 

blablavla

Professional
hmmm... do you plan on trying the Pro or MP versions to see fit they strike a better balance
not sure yet.

MP.
On one side MP might be appealing.
I've been playing with Pure Aero since 2011, so 16x20 might be somewhat easier transition than 18x20.
And of course the 295g can be leaded up.
Will it boast the same point and shoot capacity like Tour?
Also, the Tour seems to facilitate my backhand DTL and volley skills, which might be tightly related to 18x20 pattern.

Pro.
315g might require some longer adjustment period.
I can't take weight away from the frame.
With Tour, after 1st hour I had sober elbow. Then went for a 2hour training, and after the training had pain in the shoulder.
Only then I believe I got adjusted to the combo of weight and flex.
Adding another 10g, and swinging for 90 minutes, or 2 hours... not sure yet.

The other thing, my coach, who is Head sponsored, warned me that he couldn't master the Gravity Tour, as it is too demanding.
Yet he plays amazing with Prestige.
So, I might take a look at Prestige range and ask him to arrange as well a longer demo period with some Prestige frames.
The Prestige alternative he mentioned is Tour, 99sq inches, 18x19, he says is easier to handle.
I guess I'll try it.
If it clicks, I might be lucky, as right now is on sale on TWE.
 

PD1978

New User
I've been trying the Gravity Tour past week.
So far have mixed feelings.

On one side surprisingly good for service, both flat and kick.
Amazing for volley.

But very demanding for baseline play.
Yes, the point & shoot is there and is addictive.
It allows you to go flat or create top spin.
Rewards very good or perfect executed shots.
But as well punishes every mistake.
Tour is far more forgiving on form compared to say the Clash.

I have both the Tour and Pro.
Lately been using the Tour, been playing more doubles l. I’m a bit late on volleys with Pro.

I have had elbow and arm issues for years and both frames are great for my arm. I do use a gut/poly.
 

blablavla

Professional
Tour is far more forgiving on form compared to say the Clash.

I have both the Tour and Pro.
Lately been using the Tour, been playing more doubles l. I’m a bit late on volleys with Pro.

I have had elbow and arm issues for years and both frames are great for my arm. I do use a gut/poly.
I checked with the new racket comparison tool.
Set as standard my beloved Babolat Pure Control.
As the output, I got:
Head Gravity MP
Head Prestige Tour
Babolat Pure Strike

surprisingly or not, these are as well the sticks I was thinking about after I have to give back the Gravity Tour.
I guess I'll ask first the Prestige Tour, then Gravity MP and I'll consider a bit more about the PS.
 

PD1978

New User
I checked with the new racket comparison tool.
Set as standard my beloved Babolat Pure Control.
As the output, I got:
Head Gravity MP
Head Prestige Tour
Babolat Pure Strike

surprisingly or not, these are as well the sticks I was thinking about after I have to give back the Gravity Tour.
I guess I'll ask first the Prestige Tour, then Gravity MP and I'll consider a bit more about the PS.
Well TW doesn’t sell the Tour so it will not come up.
 

emn8

Rookie
Have put around 16hrs on my GT. Wanted to really spend some time with it before posting my views.
A little about me, based in Europe but as a general scale I'm around a 4 to 4.5. Semi Western forehand and ohbh. 6ft 2 and in good shape. Have been playing with the Beast 98 for the past year or so. Craving more control so had trialled a number racquets recently - vcore 95, phantom 18x20, pure strike and finally the GT.

Liked GT the most. Came in a little over spec and a little more HH than I normally like.

Groundstrokes:
From the baseline the GT have my good depth and control. Spin was ample and hitting partners and coach commented on how heavy the balls were coming through. Really liked it on the Ohbh. Second only to the vcore 95. Good arc and felt I could happily rally cross court all day. Slice backhand was also on point.
Was great when I wanted to switch from spin and high over the net to flat and down the line or cross court. Felt I could stay in the rally and be patient and wait for short ball to attack. This racquet really rewards those that like to step in go offensive. Precision and control is there.


At Net:

Solid would be the best description. As long you got the racquet out in front on time you're were fine. Volleys were sent back with decent pace and control. Reaction volleys were not so great. The HH nature of the racquet did not lend itself to being manoeuvreable. Probably not a great doubles stick. No issues with touch volleys or drop shots.

Serves :
The one aspect I struggled with. Still trying to dial in the flat and kicker. Found it hard to really whip the racquet through contact. Surprisingly, the slice was probably the easiest to pull off and that's usually my most inconsistent serve.

Overall, I'm really liking the GT. It's not perfect, but no stick is. More importantly it performs in the areas that I want it to the most. Is it demanding? Sure but most 18x20's are. Is it rewarding? Without question. Good technique and early prep are key. I'm making the switch and looking to pickup a second.


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iceman_dl6

Semi-Pro
Have put around 16hrs on my GT. Wanted to really spend some time with it before posting my views.
A little about me, based in Europe but as a general scale I'm around a 4 to 4.5. Semi Western forehand and ohbh. 6ft 2 and in good shape. Have been playing with the Beast 98 for the past year or so. Craving more control so had trialled a number racquets recently - vcore 95, phantom 18x20, pure strike and finally the GT.

Liked GT the most. Came in a little over spec and a little more HH than I normally like.

Groundstrokes:
From the baseline the GT have my good depth and control. Spin was ample and hitting partners and coach commented on how heavy the balls were coming through. Really liked it on the Ohbh. Second only to the vcore 95. Good arc and felt I could happily rally cross court all day. Slice backhand was also on point.
Was great when I wanted to switch from spin and high over the net to flat and down the line or cross court. Felt I could stay in the rally and be patient and wait for short ball to attack. This racquet really rewards those that like to step in go offensive. Precision and control is there.


At Net:

Solid would be the best description. As long you got the racquet out in front on time you're were fine. Volleys were sent back with decent pace and control. Reaction volleys were not so great. The HH nature of the racquet did not lend itself to being manoeuvreable. Probably not a great doubles stick. No issues with touch volleys or drop shots.

Serves :
The one aspect I struggled with. Still trying to dial in the flat and kicker. Found it hard to really whip the racquet through contact. Surprisingly, the slice was probably the easiest to pull off and that's usually my most inconsistent serve.

Overall, I'm really liking the GT. It's not perfect, but no stick is. More importantly it performs in the areas that I want it to the most. Is it demanding? Sure but most 18x20's are. Is it rewarding? Without question. Good technique and early prep are key. I'm making the switch and looking to pickup a second.


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Awesome review (y)

I think that tailweighting would be the solution. I recently swapped the stock grip of my GP with a leather grip with 2 wilson pro overgrips and it felt much quicker!
 

blablavla

Professional
Well TW doesn’t sell the Tour so it will not come up.
it doesn't need to come up there.
I already test it.
7 hours so far, and plan another approx 7-10 hours before giving it back.

the potential is amazing.
when footwork and stroke mechanics are very good, or close to ideal, this frame does magic.
but it is very demanding, every mistake you make -> can transform a shot into disaster.
chances are that in the next years I won't train as much as I do now, this is why I am a bit afraid to settle on the Tour. it's demanding.
 

emn8

Rookie
Awesome review (y)

I think that tailweighting would be the solution. I recently swapped the stock grip of my GP with a leather grip with 2 wilson pro overgrips and it felt much quicker!
That's certainly my intention. Will add some blu tack until I get the balance right then possibly adapt for silicone to keep it dialled in. One thing also worth adding, the stick is very stable. Hitting with heavy hitters like my coach who is a former top junior I had no issues - didn't get pushed around.

Did another 1.5hrs this morning before work. Focussed on the slice backhand much to the dismay of my hitting partner who was hitting heavy top spin to my ohbh (he was playing with a Babolat PD) - was really knifing them well. Found it to be good when on defence.
 

grhcan99

Semi-Pro
it doesn't need to come up there.
I already test it.
7 hours so far, and plan another approx 7-10 hours before giving it back.

the potential is amazing.
when footwork and stroke mechanics are very good, or close to ideal, this frame does magic.
but it is very demanding, every mistake you make -> can transform a shot into disaster.
chances are that in the next years I won't train as much as I do now, this is why I am a bit afraid to settle on the Tour. it's demanding.
Demanding in what way? I use the GPro and except for the fact that it's much lighter than my primary stick the Volkl C10 Pro the racquet seem quite user-friendly to me.
 

blablavla

Professional
Demanding in what way?
every mistake you make -> can transform a shot into disaster.

say a footwork mistake, where PA would let you send the ball back and cross fingers to keep the rally going, with GT it's likely going to fly out or net.
but this is my take-away after 7 hours.
1st hour - baseline was close to a disaster
3rd hour - baseline was a bit better, yet very bad for me
7 hours -> I see plenty of potential, but this requires much better execution for every single shot

p.s.
playing last 5 or 6 years with PA, open pattern, I didn't expect an easy transition.
and I have yet the strings that came with the frame, so this as well has a role.
let's see how things go after next 7-10 hours.
 

grhcan99

Semi-Pro
every mistake you make -> can transform a shot into disaster.

say a footwork mistake, where PA would let you send the ball back and cross fingers to keep the rally going, with GT it's likely going to fly out or net.
but this is my take-away after 7 hours.
1st hour - baseline was close to a disaster
3rd hour - baseline was a bit better, yet very bad for me
7 hours -> I see plenty of potential, but this requires much better execution for every single shot

p.s.
playing last 5 or 6 years with PA, open pattern, I didn't expect an easy transition.
and I have yet the strings that came with the frame, so this as well has a role.
let's see how things go after next 7-10 hours.
I see what you mean. You've just been spoiled by the PA too much. From time to time I get to hit with a friend's PA and am amazed at how easy it is to get the ball going. I used to play with the 1st and 2nd gen PA for several years. But it eventually messed up my elbow. I get it. So did you mention why you're moving away from the PA?
 

blablavla

Professional
I see what you mean. You've just been spoiled by the PA too much. From time to time I get to hit with a friend's PA and am amazed at how easy it is to get the ball going. I used to play with the 1st and 2nd gen PA for several years. But it eventually messed up my elbow. I get it. So did you mention why you're moving away from the PA?
since I try to get back to the hitting level of my younger days, once a while I notice pain in the left wrist, so all BH topspin related, and I love this shot.
after these 7 hours with Gravity Tour, I think that this pain has several pillars, but one way or another, I think they are connected to PA, just in different ways.
nothing special, it usually doesn't prevent me from playing.
yet, I don't think that I am ready to keep going this direction. A bit afraid about potential consequences that might show up later.

so, I am looking for a frame that I could enjoy in the next 5 - 8 years, or perhaps even longer.
 

grhcan99

Semi-Pro
since I try to get back to the hitting level of my younger days, once a while I notice pain in the left wrist, so all BH topspin related, and I love this shot.
after these 7 hours with Gravity Tour, I think that this pain has several pillars, but one way or another, I think they are connected to PA, just in different ways.
nothing special, it usually doesn't prevent me from playing.
yet, I don't think that I am ready to keep going this direction. A bit afraid about potential consequences that might show up later.

so, I am looking for a frame that I could enjoy in the next 5 - 8 years, or perhaps even longer.
I suggest restringing to your preferred string specs and evaluate from there. It would not be an objective assessment of the racquet otherwise. I find strings can make or break a racquet.
 

tpro2000

Rookie
Anyone using the Gravity MP, and can you tell me about the swingweight, etc? I'm thinking of getting one for fun, but would have to build up the grip, weigh it up, etc. Anyone modify it...bring the mass of it up?

Any help would be appreciated!
 

blablavla

Professional
I suggest restringing to your preferred string specs and evaluate from there. It would not be an objective assessment of the racquet otherwise. I find strings can make or break a racquet.
changed the stringbed to Babolat RPM Rough, and immediately obtained much more consistency and predictable shots.
yet, with Gravity Tour I felt discomfort in the shoulder after service
 

Wheelz

Rookie
My
Anyone using the Gravity MP, and can you tell me about the swingweight, etc? I'm thinking of getting one for fun, but would have to build up the grip, weigh it up, etc. Anyone modify it...bring the mass of it up?

Any help would be appreciated!
Friend just bought one. He wanted the weight closer to tour-pro but the string pattern of the MP. He put 5g of lead around 3-9 and leather grip(you can out silicone or bluetak). It ends up at 330g, 32.5bal and 325SW measured by me with the TW method.
 

tpro2000

Rookie
My

Friend just bought one. He wanted the weight closer to tour-pro but the string pattern of the MP. He put 5g of lead around 3-9 and leather grip(you can out silicone or bluetak). It ends up at 330g, 32.5bal and 325SW measured by me with the TW method.
Thanks! I really appreciate that! Hope he likes it

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Wheelz

Rookie
He was always good with good fitness. I could move him around alot and he would return a nice ball. Now I am feeling like I am starting to run more as he is getting comfortable with his new weapon ! I tried his racquet a few times. Can't give a big review, but I did feel it was easy to hit the ball early with it. I have it right now to go test if it can stop raining ! To note, he also had the demo before that and they seem to pretty much have the same specs.
 

blablavla

Professional
I suggest restringing to your preferred string specs and evaluate from there. It would not be an objective assessment of the racquet otherwise. I find strings can make or break a racquet.
after playing another 7 hours with RPM Rough stringbed, it looks like finally I got consistency.
Pure subjectively, it looks like Head Hawk string gave me higher peaks as opposed to Babolat RPM Rough, but as I struggled with consistency it didn't seem to be the right choice to dial in with the frame.

Volley.
The Gravity Tour is great frame. It essentially volleys by itself. All I need to do is "to not spoil" what the frame does.
It was a lot of fun to even attack the ball with volley shots, having quite some momentum of forward motion, and see that I still remember and can execute what I trained as a kid many many years ago.

Baseline.
Finally after changing the stringbed, I was able to dial in with the frame for baseline.
Tons of control.
The point & shoot accuracy gets addictive.
Again, was very fun to just execute on instincts some shots that I last trained as a kid, like serve wide to deuce side + very short backhand cross court, with just enough spin to make the ball land around service line, but not too much spin, as you don't want the ball to sit in the air. It's a fine shot, that requires balance between pace, spin and precision.

Service.
Long story made short, due to some issues, I've been struggling with my service pretty much all summer long, as at some point I lost "the feel", and my PA wasn't really helpful in getting it back.
The Gravity Tour in these 14 hours in total, with 2 different stringbeds helped me a lot in re-gaining the feel and bring back variation: flat-ish 1st service, kick 2nd serve, slice serve. All there on the menu. Just choose and execute.

On the negative side.
After the first hour I had pain in the shoulder, but it quickly disappear.
Then at some point later, after playing only 1 hour with some really good folks, where I tried to speed up my serve (but only for 5-10 minutes), the pain in the shoulder again popped up.
This time it was there for a few days.

So, now I don't know what to do next.
On one side I want the control and easy volley from Gravity Tour, but I certainly don't want the pain in the shoulder.
On the other side, I could play with stringbed setup of Babolat, to avoid the occasional pain in the wrist, but that control, and those easy volley shots...
 

grhcan99

Semi-Pro
after playing another 7 hours with RPM Rough stringbed, it looks like finally I got consistency.
Pure subjectively, it looks like Head Hawk string gave me higher peaks as opposed to Babolat RPM Rough, but as I struggled with consistency it didn't seem to be the right choice to dial in with the frame.

Volley.
The Gravity Tour is great frame. It essentially volleys by itself. All I need to do is "to not spoil" what the frame does.
It was a lot of fun to even attack the ball with volley shots, having quite some momentum of forward motion, and see that I still remember and can execute what I trained as a kid many many years ago.

Baseline.
Finally after changing the stringbed, I was able to dial in with the frame for baseline.
Tons of control.
The point & shoot accuracy gets addictive.
Again, was very fun to just execute on instincts some shots that I last trained as a kid, like serve wide to deuce side + very short backhand cross court, with just enough spin to make the ball land around service line, but not too much spin, as you don't want the ball to sit in the air. It's a fine shot, that requires balance between pace, spin and precision.

Service.
Long story made short, due to some issues, I've been struggling with my service pretty much all summer long, as at some point I lost "the feel", and my PA wasn't really helpful in getting it back.
The Gravity Tour in these 14 hours in total, with 2 different stringbeds helped me a lot in re-gaining the feel and bring back variation: flat-ish 1st service, kick 2nd serve, slice serve. All there on the menu. Just choose and execute.

On the negative side.
After the first hour I had pain in the shoulder, but it quickly disappear.
Then at some point later, after playing only 1 hour with some really good folks, where I tried to speed up my serve (but only for 5-10 minutes), the pain in the shoulder again popped up.
This time it was there for a few days.

So, now I don't know what to do next.
On one side I want the control and easy volley from Gravity Tour, but I certainly don't want the pain in the shoulder.
On the other side, I could play with stringbed setup of Babolat, to avoid the occasional pain in the wrist, but that control, and those easy volley shots...
This is indeed a tough one to call. Feels to me that there are more things at play here. There's the adjustment to the new racquet. Different balance, SW, flex, feel can all contribute to or affect timing/rhythm, RHS, footwork, etc. They're subtle but they can manifest in different ways. I hit with my friend's Babolat Pure Strike once for about 2 minutes. I enjoyed the hit but I stopped after feeling a tinge of wrist pain right away. I've read about people complaining about wrist pain playing with the Prince Tour 100p (62 RA) but I was fine hitting with it for two hours with the demo poly strings (and my elbow doesn't like full poly). And then there's the good old overuse injury. Who knows maybe at this point your shoulder or your wrist is really at a point where it needs a break. Maybe it's not the racquet or the strings at all.
 

blablavla

Professional
This is indeed a tough one to call. Feels to me that there are more things at play here. There's the adjustment to the new racquet. Different balance, SW, flex, feel can all contribute to or affect timing/rhythm, RHS, footwork, etc. They're subtle but they can manifest in different ways. I hit with my friend's Babolat Pure Strike once for about 2 minutes. I enjoyed the hit but I stopped after feeling a tinge of wrist pain right away. I've read about people complaining about wrist pain playing with the Prince Tour 100p (62 RA) but I was fine hitting with it for two hours with the demo poly strings (and my elbow doesn't like full poly). And then there's the good old overuse injury. Who knows maybe at this point your shoulder or your wrist is really at a point where it needs a break. Maybe it's not the racquet or the strings at all.
perhaps it's a question of warming up the shoulder properly.
with PA, given the speed I am getting from medium swing, I can get away with my "avoid stretching" thing.
with Gravity, given that I need faster swing to keep the speed, the shoulder probably needs to be warmed-up, even if I am on court for 40 minutes, incl. some hard hitting.

So, yesterday I had probably the last demo hour of GT, tried to hit as hard as I can as often as possible, and... no whatever discomfort or pain neither in the wrist, nor in the shoulder.

Feedback from my partners, who both were on fire:
Service -> way better. I can confirm, the 2 weeks with GT helped me to fix many issues I had during past summer.

Baseline -> they felt that the ball was a tad shorter, which coupled with them being on fire, resulted in me trying to defend much more than I usually do.
I felt that the speed is a bit lower, but this wasn't confirmed by them.

Once again I have noticed that setting up a good shot requires more effort, but slowly slowly getting used to the frame.

I'll try to demo the MP and see how it goes.
 

megamind

Hall of Fame
I've been trying the Gravity Tour past week.
So far have mixed feelings.

On one side surprisingly good for service, both flat and kick.
Amazing for volley.

But very demanding for baseline play.
Yes, the point & shoot is there and is addictive.
It allows you to go flat or create top spin.
Rewards very good or perfect executed shots.
But as well punishes every mistake.
i feel the same way about it
 

blablavla

Professional
i feel the same way about it
did you try to modify it?

I checked the weight, with not the most accurate scale, where I would expect rounding to the nearest 5 gr.
My 3 PA are, with leather grip + overgrip, strung = 345g / 345g / 345g, which could be the case, as I can switch between them instantly.
The GT was shown as 330g, with original grip + Tourna overgrip, strung.

So, I wonder if adding some lead at 3 / 9 or 2 / 10 could be a solution.
Given the scale imprecision, there could be a range between 10g - 20g to play with, to reach same weight between the frames.
I think that adding already 10g, could change the plow-through for example, during baseline exchange.
 

megamind

Hall of Fame
did you try to modify it?

I checked the weight, with not the most accurate scale, where I would expect rounding to the nearest 5 gr.
My 3 PA are, with leather grip + overgrip, strung = 345g / 345g / 345g, which could be the case, as I can switch between them instantly.
The GT was shown as 330g, with original grip + Tourna overgrip, strung.

So, I wonder if adding some lead at 3 / 9 or 2 / 10 could be a solution.
Given the scale imprecision, there could be a range between 10g - 20g to play with, to reach same weight between the frames.
I think that adding already 10g, could change the plow-through for example, during baseline exchange.
just tried the MP in stock form
 

blablavla

Professional
i didn't modify it, if I missed the sweet spot, i could really tell (low power/little control)

i kinda wanna keep it for practice because of how obvious it makes it

but for matches, i wouldn't want it
how would you rate MP vs Tour
service
baseline
volley
access to pace
access to spin
anything else worth mentioning?
 

ericykchan

New User
Too big head, i dont think so that anyone here playing with 104 inch head. Try Mp Lite, with some weight on 3/9 and handle its pretty nice racquet.
I tried mp and wasnt impressed but think S would be great but want to hear some review
 

A_Instead

Hall of Fame
I liked the MP.. did a lot of things very good..I think it depends on you skill level to which Gravity model suits you best.. or at least your preference in spec range..
 

tpro2000

Rookie
I have an MP coming today/tomorrow to mess around with.

I'll check the initial specs unstrung but will likely modify it to bring the static weight up, and see where the swingweight is.

I'll string it lower like I do all my frames. The one I got to hit with in September volleyed super well, and slice was a dream. Should be fun!

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blablavla

Professional
I have an MP coming today/tomorrow to mess around with.

I'll check the initial specs unstrung but will likely modify it to bring the static weight up, and see where the swingweight is.

I'll string it lower like I do all my frames. The one I got to hit with in September volleyed super well, and slice was a dream. Should be fun!

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what about baseline? service?
 

tpro2000

Rookie
what about baseline? service?
To be honest I don't remember too much. I only on it a little bit.

The other thing was it my friends who got it from Head at the US Open, and we assumed it was an MP because of the string pattern, but it had no MP marking. With an overgrip, it weighed 12oz, and you could feel a solid swingweight (didn't have a machine at the time to test it).

So my thought was to grab an MP at a lower weight and bring it up the way i want slowly.

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Joebluz

New User
Wonder if your observations took into consideration the string setup between the two.
I recently started playing again after several years on the sidelines. I had 2 hold over rackets, both Donnay X-Dark Red 94. I was looking a racket that I could use for both singles and doubles. In the past I would use different rackets for each discipline. I ordered a Wilson Blade 98 18x20 V7 and a Head Gravity Pro and had them strung identically. Luxilon ALU Power 16 Diamond in the crosses @ 48 lbs. and Luxilon Natural Gut @ 53 lbs. in the mains. I agree with the comments by Hit 'em clean. For my game, the Gravity Pro worked better in most categories. It is more forgiving, better spin, equal plow through, almost identical feel, higher launch angle, equal stability, more power, etc. The Wilson to me had slightly better control. My backhand slice is easier to drive low with the Wilson, but since playing several hours with the Head I've been able to develop similar results. Both are exceptional in my opinion, but after a fair amount of testing, the Head just works better for me overall.
 

grhcan99

Semi-Pro
I recently started playing again after several years on the sidelines. I had 2 hold over rackets, both Donnay X-Dark Red 94. I was looking a racket that I could use for both singles and doubles. In the past I would use different rackets for each discipline. I ordered a Wilson Blade 98 18x20 V7 and a Head Gravity Pro and had them strung identically. Luxilon ALU Power 16 Diamond in the crosses @ 48 lbs. and Luxilon Natural Gut @ 53 lbs. in the mains. I agree with the comments by Hit 'em clean. For my game, the Gravity Pro worked better in most categories. It is more forgiving, better spin, equal plow through, almost identical feel, higher launch angle, equal stability, more power, etc. The Wilson to me had slightly better control. My backhand slice is easier to drive low with the Wilson, but since playing several hours with the Head I've been able to develop similar results. Both are exceptional in my opinion, but after a fair amount of testing, the Head just works better for me overall.
Appreciate your feedback. Really helps as I'm considering getting the Blade myself just to compare with my GPro. What stood out for me was "equal plow" and "equal stability". The rest can be fixed I think if the Blade is strung lower as it's smaller-sized.
 
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