Head Gravity

Kal-El 34

Hall of Fame
Swapped out the standard grip for a head finest calfskin. Man did that make a world of difference. Simply having the racket a touch quicker through the air and I felt like any weakness I felt this frame had (aside from the 100 sq in head) was gone

I’ve been tinkering with the pro for awhile now. Playing it with the lynx tour prototype and the leather grip and might be on to something here
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Swapped out the standard grip for a head finest calfskin. Man did that make a world of difference. Simply having the racket a touch quicker through the air and I felt like any weakness I felt this frame had (aside from the 100 sq in head) was gone

I’ve been tinkering with the pro for awhile now. Playing it with the lynx tour prototype and the leather grip and might be on to something here
Well with frames that have a strong SW, making them HL is always going to be the ticket.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Well with frames that have a strong SW, making them HL is always going to be the ticket.
a balance approach/compromise is also needed though
i just added lead and o-grip to mine to get it to 10pts HL,, but now the racquet weights 12.9oz

i wish it were lighter, and more headlight 11-12ptsHL,, but that would take the racquet over the 13oz range (maybe ill try this next time)
but my compromise was the total weight, vs the HL of the racquet
i find that the 100" racquets give me the most trouble on that one.. :)
but none the less, this is a good racquet to thinker with..
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
Swapped out the standard grip for a head finest calfskin. Man did that make a world of difference. Simply having the racket a touch quicker through the air and I felt like any weakness I felt this frame had (aside from the 100 sq in head) was gone

I’ve been tinkering with the pro for awhile now. Playing it with the lynx tour prototype and the leather grip and might be on to something here
what tension do you have this racquet at?
with the lynx tour prototype, did you like it??
i tried this racquet so far with h.lynx and with the lynx tour prototype: http://instagr.am/p/B4drg58gZss/
 

geubes

Rookie
Swapped out the standard grip for a head finest calfskin. Man did that make a world of difference. Simply having the racket a touch quicker through the air and I felt like any weakness I felt this frame had (aside from the 100 sq in head) was gone

I’ve been tinkering with the pro for awhile now. Playing it with the lynx tour prototype and the leather grip and might be on to something here
Do you know the overall weight strung and gripped?

I put a Head Leather Tour (the heavy one) grip + Wilson pro overgrip. Really brought the balance down and smoothed the racket out nicely. Currently 345g strung with a dampner
 

Kal-El 34

Hall of Fame
Do you know the overall weight strung and gripped?

I put a Head Leather Tour (the heavy one) grip + Wilson pro overgrip. Really brought the balance down and smoothed the racket out nicely. Currently 345g strung with a dampner
Not sure but that’s about the same. Finest calfskin and pro overgrip. I’ve done no other modifications
 

iceman_dl6

Semi-Pro
Do you know the overall weight strung and gripped?

I put a Head Leather Tour (the heavy one) grip + Wilson pro overgrip. Really brought the balance down and smoothed the racket out nicely. Currently 345g strung with a dampner
350g for my GPro with a regular Head Leather and 2 wilson overgrips! Plays awesome!! Not heavy at all and love the more headlight balance!!
 

blablavla

Professional
For me the gravity tour is perfect..
MP was a tad to light playing stock..
Pro was simply to heavy for me..
Both had great attributes..
Tour is a great comprise..
Trained with MP over the weekend. Changed the strings to the ones I normally use.
For starter, added an overgrip and 4 gr of lead, in a 10cm stripes, starting at close to 10/2 o'clock, and going all the way to 9/3 o'clock.
There was as well a dampener on the stringbed.

Volley.
Felt as easy as with the stock racket.

Baseline.
Felt a bit better as compared to the stock racket, still, at times had the feeling that the balls would push the racket, even when the ball machine was set to medium speed.

Service.
Felt similar to PA, which I still used in the past weeks.

Then next day, I added another 4 gr of lead, similar stripes, on top of the previous stripes.
Removed the dampener from stringbed.

Volley -> didn't try.

Baseline.
Either from adding more lead, or simply from more time with the frame, the improvement was significant.
Yet a mixed feeling.
On one side, I feel like if I would play a longer period with the frame, there is quite some potential to unlock.
On the other side, even with 8gr of lead, it still wasn't as stable as GTour in stock form.

Service.
Significantly worse than the previous time.
Not gonna blame this on the frame, might be just a "bad day".

So, in my case, given how I swing and play, I find GTour more appealing than MP.
The MP advantages for me are:
easier volley and easier access to depth.

The Tour advantages for me are:
Much more control over service, so it actually helped me to come close back to my normal service as opposed to the struggles with PA / Gravity MP
Stable frame from baseline, though it does require adjustment period in my case
Stable volley, though not as easy as with MP
 

CBinRVA

New User
Upcoming Holiday Question:

Does Head usually offer any discounts around the holidays? Tecnifibre just did a 25% sale. Was wondering if Head ever does this?
 

megamind

Hall of Fame
For those using the Gravity Tour, did you modify it? What did you change?

I'm considering adding more weight for additional stability, but haven't modded a racquette before
 

blablavla

Professional
For those using the Gravity Tour, did you modify it? What did you change?

I'm considering adding more weight for additional stability, but haven't modded a racquette before
I settled on Gravity Tour as so far the stock form seems to be good enough without mods.

Tried to add lead to the MP during testing, but it didn't help that much.
Though, something close to 8gr of lead + overgrip were supposed to bring the static weight close to the Tour.
 

nov

New User
Is there difference for example if you take Gravity Mp Lite and mod it to same spec as Gravity MP, will it play the same?
 

nov

New User
there is such probability.
but why try to mod MP Lite if you can purchase the MP?
Actually i bought Mp Lite because wanted lighter racquet with HL balance, if i mod MP to HL balance it will too heavy for me. But now i have 325 gram racquet with 4-5 HL, because need to put 8 grams on 3 9 to make it stable enough and counterweight in handle a lot. But as my fitness improved i find out i have no problem with heavier racquet.
 

geubes

Rookie
Odd question. Those that have brought more than one, did you notice any difference between the shades of paint? I have two, the colours definitely pop more on one of them Vs the other. Noticeable by eye. The bolder coloured one also weighs 1.5g more. They play the same.
 

PD1978

New User
Odd question. Those that have brought more than one, did you notice any difference between the shades of paint? I have two, the colours definitely pop more on one of them Vs the other. Noticeable by eye. The bolder coloured one also weighs 1.5g more. They play the same.
The graphics are a bit different between my Pro and Tour.
 

geubes

Rookie
Dropped the tension to 46/44 from 52/50 in the pro. I also removed the leather grip and replaced with a head hydrosorb. Removing about 8g from the handle. It Opened the sweet spot, added more accessible spin and volleys were deeper. Tbh I played better at this tension and lighter static weight, frame felt super nice and incredibly accurate. Will see how the racket continues to play as the strings get older and how quickly balls start to balloon off. Ice code 18g. I still have one strung at 52 so will back to back them next time out to see if it continues to be better.
 

bertrevert

Hall of Fame
Swore off any Head Radical ever again.
Demoed the Head Gravity MP... so good!

Am thinking the wider rounder head shape gives greater window for spin, plus an expanded upper hoop area - maybe that what they mean about the sweetspot. All specs aside, changed hoop shape alone is a pretty significant differentiation to make this a new racquet line...
 
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