Head Gravity

1HBHfanatic

Legend
Its a great racquet why change anything?
-every 2 years time, you are going to see a modification to all racquets
-its a nice stick, no doubt, but it also must change with the time/market
-the current version has graphene 360+ already
-whats going to be the update? now and/or in the future?
-i do like this new color over the current one, but i would not buy update for just the color
-right now however is a good time to pick up some current version ones, which are now on sale
 

kailash

Professional
Randomly/accidentally bought a used Gravity Tour today and had the first hitting session. Maybe the best racquet purchase I made in the last few years!! Demoed it a while back with a multi, but liked the Prestiges better at that time.

The feel is excellent; amazing feedback! Though I liked the Pro earlier, which had more plow through, Tour is much easier to maneuver; has bit more power.

Next to the feel, the best part that I noticed is the BIG sweet spot; helps in defensive positions. And excellent on the serves and forehand for me. Only thing that I could not adjust yet is the slice...the angle is much different than the other racquets.

Going to test it out in the next several days. Currently playing with the 360+ Prestige Pro (main), with v13 Pro Staff 97 as a backup; TC100 as the 2nd backup; those are good and have lot of control, but because of my game style, running into problems with the pushers/retrievers. And Gravity is shining in that area, because of the huge sweet spot!

Most probably this or the Pro will become my main stick!
 

Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
Randomly/accidentally bought a used Gravity Tour today and had the first hitting session. Maybe the best racquet purchase I made in the last few years!! Demoed it a while back with a multi, but liked the Prestiges better at that time.

The feel is excellent; amazing feedback! Though I liked the Pro earlier, which had more plow through, Tour is much easier to maneuver; has bit more power.

Next to the feel, the best part that I noticed is the BIG sweet spot; helps in defensive positions. And excellent on the serves and forehand for me. Only thing that I could not adjust yet is the slice...the angle is much different than the other racquets.

Going to test it out in the next several days. Currently playing with the 360+ Prestige Pro (main), with v13 Pro Staff 97 as a backup; TC100 as the 2nd backup; those are good and have lot of control, but because of my game style, running into problems with the pushers/retrievers. And Gravity is shining in that area, because of the huge sweet spot!

Most probably this or the Pro will become my main stick!
I also randomly picked up a Gravity Tour about a month ago and had no expectations for the frame, just wanted to try out a Gravity. My main frames were a pair of TC95s for years until a recent switch to the UT and then UP 16x19, but I'm surprised to be reaching for this one more than the others. Mine came in strung at 318g/315sw/4pts hl. So far, I've only added 5g to 2:30/9:30 to get the swing weight to listed specs, but I'll probably eventually counter a little in the handle. The biggest shocker for me is on my 1hbh. It slices like a dream, which may be expected, but I'm having no trouble getting over the ball. I'm actually loving the forgiveness and generous sweet spot. The feel and flex are sublime, imo. Thinking about picking up a second and would also like to hit a Pro, but 330-335 is my sw threshold.
 

Billy Baseline

New User
No changes except the color. We live in a consumable society where nothing holds people's attention for more than 30 seconds except the little five inch screen. If you're not constantly pumping out a new frame or new color schemes/designs than it's not new or fresh enough. It's all about generating revenue and getting people to buy things.

I haven't seen the new colors in person, but from the pics I'm not a fan and prefer the original color scheme. Sometimes a new paint scheme can be nice when it's a dramatic limited edition change like the all black Speed 360+ release or the Osaka Ezone gold/black or all white frame options. And of course with the new color scheme they can price it at full price... because it's 'new' unlike the original which eventually gets discounted a bit after being out for a year or two.
With the new paint, there's no consistency of brand evolution. With so many brands out there (and existing Head lines) with so many colours, why build on one existing colour...yet suddenly throw in two new colours (blue and purple) on the others side? (rhetorical question). For me it was unique enough for the Gravity line to have a different colour on each side. That was already distinctive and disruptive. The new paint just dilutes the Gravity line and for whatever reason takes a racket I believe is mostly used by over 30s into a teeny, trippy, hippy territory.
 

jdx2112

Professional
With the new paint, there's no consistency of brand evolution. With so many brands out there (and existing Head lines) with so many colours, why build on one existing colour...yet suddenly throw in two new colours (blue and purple) on the others side? (rhetorical question). For me it was unique enough for the Gravity line to have a different colour on each side. That was already distinctive and disruptive. The new paint just dilutes the Gravity line and for whatever reason takes a racket I believe is mostly used by over 30s into a teeny, trippy, hippy territory.
It's a good point, in terms of the line standing out in the market. However, it's gradation approach to color makes it stand out within the line.

Personally, I think they should just drop the Instinct alltogether and use blue for the Gravity line:

red - prestige
blue - gravity
white - speed
orange - radical
yellow - extreme
 

J-Wildcard

Rookie
With the new paint, there's no consistency of brand evolution. With so many brands out there (and existing Head lines) with so many colours, why build on one existing colour...yet suddenly throw in two new colours (blue and purple) on the others side? (rhetorical question). For me it was unique enough for the Gravity line to have a different colour on each side. That was already distinctive and disruptive. The new paint just dilutes the Gravity line and for whatever reason takes a racket I believe is mostly used by over 30s into a teeny, trippy, hippy territory.
You've hit the nail on the head. It is an attempt to appeal to the under 30s I think haha. Maybe the under 20s even. I think the new colourway is too much personally. They have overdone it, but I guess marketing thought we've done one for the older guys let's sell the same thing again and try and get it to appeal to the younger generation. I'm sure the gravity line is becoming a massive success story though. There has been so much enjoyment from this series giving the customer a lot of the things they have always wanted in a racket. The prestige is still the pinnacle of Heads range for me though. Unfortunately the prestige line was ruined as well documented after the attempt to stiffen the frame and add power to a true classic that didn't need that treatment. It's getting back to where it was maybe a gen or two and it can make it. I guess the game has changed and the younger gen demand assistance from the racket, the prestige as we all know needs the player to bring the power themselves, no babolat free power.
 

geubes

Rookie
The issue is Head got it "right" first time and now everything is a backwards step.
The original design and colour contrast is just so sharp, bold and the colours complement each other nicely.
Because the original is so different it's hard to change it without losing either the individuality of the cosmetic or the brand colours.

I would like to have seen the two colours become the main frame colour, eg teal with red writing/stenciling and the black and white become the two sided pencil line.
 

kailash

Professional
Randomly/accidentally bought a used Gravity Tour today and had the first hitting session. Maybe the best racquet purchase I made in the last few years!! Demoed it a while back with a multi, but liked the Prestiges better at that time.

The feel is excellent; amazing feedback! Though I liked the Pro earlier, which had more plow through, Tour is much easier to maneuver; has bit more power.

Next to the feel, the best part that I noticed is the BIG sweet spot; helps in defensive positions. And excellent on the serves and forehand for me. Only thing that I could not adjust yet is the slice...the angle is much different than the other racquets.

Going to test it out in the next several days. Currently playing with the 360+ Prestige Pro (main), with v13 Pro Staff 97 as a backup; TC100 as the 2nd backup; those are good and have lot of control, but because of my game style, running into problems with the pushers/retrievers. And Gravity is shining in that area, because of the huge sweet spot!

Most probably this or the Pro will become my main stick!
Got a Pro also now! It is more solid, and slices are also working better with it. Though, less forgiving and requires proper foot work and technique. Will be testing these side by side for a while!
 

jarko111

Hall of Fame
I also randomly picked up a Gravity Tour about a month ago and had no expectations for the frame, just wanted to try out a Gravity. My main frames were a pair of TC95s for years until a recent switch to the UT and then UP 16x19, but I'm surprised to be reaching for this one more than the others. Mine came in strung at 318g/315sw/4pts hl. So far, I've only added 5g to 2:30/9:30 to get the swing weight to listed specs, but I'll probably eventually counter a little in the handle. The biggest shocker for me is on my 1hbh. It slices like a dream, which may be expected, but I'm having no trouble getting over the ball. I'm actually loving the forgiveness and generous sweet spot. The feel and flex are sublime, imo. Thinking about picking up a second and would also like to hit a Pro, but 330-335 is my sw threshold.
Just watching the Zverev/Djoko match.. and it looks like the Gravity would have an amazing sweetspot. Might have to demo it to see. Now that Extreme's are extremely not extreme and more ovoid.. that bigger, rounder head is with the Gravity it looks like.
Could be wrong. Mostly always am.
 

swami

New User
Just placed an order on my second Gravity Tour, TennisOnly Oz had just one in stock in size 2. I wonder if they would get more in stock on the old graphic design...well didnt want to take a chance as I was anyway looking to buy a second stick
 

nov

Semi-Pro
Maybe anyone who played with Gravity Tour and Pro can comment on both racquets power level. I have Tour version right on spec with 292 SW unstrung. I put 1gr on 12 o'clock to have better stability, because im using Technifibre Triax multi string and its very light. I strung at 23/24 kg but next time ill plan to strung 24/25kg, because would like to have less power. Gravity Pro with unstrung SW under 300 in stock form would have less power than Tour and better stability?
 

jdx2112

Professional
Maybe anyone who played with Gravity Tour and Pro can comment on both racquets power level. I have Tour version right on spec with 292 SW unstrung. I put 1gr on 12 o'clock to have better stability, because im using Technifibre Triax multi string and its very light. I strung at 23/24 kg but next time ill plan to strung 24/25kg, because would like to have less power. Gravity Pro with unstrung SW under 300 in stock form would have less power than Tour and better stability?
Stability between the two would come down to twist weight and torsional stability. In terms of power, the Pro gets its power from Sw and plow through. The Tour, if on spec, is a tad thicker in beam and a faster swing.
 

pavo26

New User
Does anyone know if the new Head Graphene 360+ Gravity Tour paint job for 2021 will be released in the US with the rest of the line in March? I recall it was a late addition to the Gravity line in the US for its initial release. I only see 4 models of the new Gravity on the Head Tennis US website and the Tour appears to be missing.
 

jdx2112

Professional
Does anyone know if the new Head Graphene 360+ Gravity Tour paint job for 2021 will be released in the US with the rest of the line in March? I recall it was a late addition to the Gravity line in the US for its initial release. I only see 4 models of the new Gravity on the Head Tennis US website and the Tour appears to be missing.
The full line is in distribution already so I it would be surprising if they held back now. The gap in weight and sw from the MP to the Pro is quite big.
 

Pneumated1

Hall of Fame
Just watching the Zverev/Djoko match.. and it looks like the Gravity would have an amazing sweetspot. Might have to demo it to see. Now that Extreme's are extremely not extreme and more ovoid.. that bigger, rounder head is with the Gravity it looks like.
Could be wrong. Mostly always am.
It was what I considered the 'freakish' width of the Gravitys at 2/10 that turned me off for so long. But it does taper from there so not really round or oval. And again, I hit a 1hbh as my best shot, and I'm rather shocked that it's working out so well. I'm used to more scalpel oriented frames (The UP 16x19 is my current main frame), but the feel/comfort/forgiveness component of this GT with zero compromise (ime so far) in control has me baffled. All I can do is go with it ...
 

ajspurs

Rookie
Have to admit after watching Zverev against Djokovic and seeing the racket more in motion, I thought it looked beautiful... Really liked both sides. Looking forward to getting my hands on one now.
 

jdx2112

Professional
Have to admit after watching Zverev against Djokovic and seeing the racket more in motion, I thought it looked beautiful... Really liked both sides. Looking forward to getting my hands on one now.
Hard to tell if the colors look better on glossy prostock or retail.
 

ajspurs

Rookie
Hard to tell if the colors look better on glossy prostock or retail.
Very true, I did wonder that also. I think I will at least quite like it either way, if I prefer one to the other I think the preference will be marginal.

It's also one of those instances where it's just new and different. If this new 2021 version was the old version and the new one was the green/coral one I'd be saying the same about that too.
 

jdx2112

Professional
Very true, I did wonder that also. I think I will at least quite like it either way, if I prefer one to the other I think the preference will be marginal.

It's also one of those instances where it's just new and different. If this new 2021 version was the old version and the new one was the green/coral one I'd be saying the same about that too.
For sure, but I think these colors are more night colors than the previous version. I thought they looked great on tv too, under lights.
 

ezekiel114

Semi-Pro
just started hitting with the pro again. difference a year makes! i'm finding controllable power and love the maneuverability in a 100 sq in package. will be using TWs matching service when the pro is available. probably just me but i'm not a fan of the tk82s pallets. will be swapping them out.
 

kailash

Professional
Maybe anyone who played with Gravity Tour and Pro can comment on both racquets power level. I have Tour version right on spec with 292 SW unstrung. I put 1gr on 12 o'clock to have better stability, because im using Technifibre Triax multi string and its very light. I strung at 23/24 kg but next time ill plan to strung 24/25kg, because would like to have less power. Gravity Pro with unstrung SW under 300 in stock form would have less power than Tour and better stability?
Currently I am testing these side by side. Tour has bit more power. Feel wise both feel plush and Pro has more plow through and feels solid. More than the power level, IMO, the main difference is in the maneuverability:

Pro: This is definitely for 4.0+ players with proper footwork and technique; and strength to wield a 330g swing weight racquet. Will work for anyone who is fine with ~12oz frames; others could also use it, but the real strength of it shows up with high RHS!

Tour: For anyone else who like the plush, feel racquets; would be perfect for the doubles players. Is a must demo for all the amateur players and weekend warriors!

I like the Pro better, but winning more points with the Tour; testing continues...
 
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nov

Semi-Pro
Currently I am testing these side by side. Tour has bit more power. Feel wise both feel plush and Pro has more plow through and feels solid. More than the power level, IMO, the main difference is in the maneuverability:

Pro: This is definitely for 4.0+ players with proper footwork and technique; and strength to wield a 330g swing weight racquet. Will work for anyone who is fine with ~12oz frames; others could also use it, but the real strength of it shows up with high RHS!

Tour: Anyone else who like the plush, feel racquets; would be perfect for the doubles players. Is a must demo for all the amateur players and weekend warriors!

I like the Pro better, but winning more points with the Tour; testing continues...
If i find pro with SW unstrung 295-300, it would be almost equal with my tour 292 unstrung SW + 1gr on 12. So shouldnt be much harder to swing than Tour considered it has thinner beam?Im only 3.5 but i like to swing out and most frames have too much power for me.
 

Binatang

Rookie
Currently I am testing these side by side. Tour has bit more power. Feel wise both feel plush and Pro has more plow through and feels solid. More than the power level, IMO, the main difference is in the maneuverability:

Pro: This is definitely for 4.0+ players with proper footwork and technique; and strength to wield a 330g swing weight racquet. Will work for anyone who is fine with ~12oz frames; others could also use it, but the real strength of it shows up with high RHS!

Tour: Anyone else who like the plush, feel racquets; would be perfect for the doubles players. Is a must demo for all the amateur players and weekend warriors!

I like the Pro better, but winning more points with the Tour; testing continues...
Please try the G Tour as a 18 x 19. Skip the top cross when stringing. I find it more forgiving with such a string setup. Being using my 2 matched G Tours like this.
 

kailash

Professional
If i find pro with SW unstrung 295-300, it would be almost equal with my tour 292 unstrung SW + 1gr on 12. So shouldnt be much harder to swing than Tour considered it has thinner beam?Im only 3.5 but i like to swing out and most frames have too much power for me.
Right, but there is also the 10 grams difference in the static weight. For some, that may have an effect. Definitely there is a clear difference in the maneuverability.

With some customisation, Tour could be made closer to Pro, and with the required balance.
 
Currently I am testing these side by side. Tour has bit more power. Feel wise both feel plush and Pro has more plow through and feels solid. More than the power level, IMO, the main difference is in the maneuverability:

Pro: This is definitely for 4.0+ players with proper footwork and technique; and strength to wield a 330g swing weight racquet. Will work for anyone who is fine with ~12oz frames; others could also use it, but the real strength of it shows up with high RHS!

Tour: For anyone else who like the plush, feel racquets; would be perfect for the doubles players. Is a must demo for all the amateur players and weekend warriors!

I like the Pro better, but winning more points with the Tour; testing continues...

I tested the Tour and MP versions.

The MP was better for me in every category. More power, more spins, comfort, serving....
Only the accuracy in which the Tour was much better.

For me, MP is a better racket.
 

jdx2112

Professional
Right, but there is also the 10 grams difference in the static weight. For some, that may have an effect. Definitely there is a clear difference in the maneuverability.

With some customisation, Tour could be made closer to Pro, and with the required balance.
I have two Gravity Tours, matched, at 321 grams static weight. SW is 320, but I'm using 1.20 strings. With a 1.30 gauge, I would expect weight and sw to bump up to 324/326, approximately. I will eventually move to 1.25 strings as the SW is a tad too light right now.

And I have one under-spec Gravity Pro. I use 1.10 gauge strings, putting the strung static weight at 327 and SW at 324. In this case, the SW is fine and groundstrokes are great. However, the static weight is where I feel it, but mostly on serve. My shoulder gets tired and sore after a while.

I've found that my SW ceiling is probably 324-326 and my static weight ceiling is 321 - 325. Above that and my shoulder gets fatigued.
 

nov

Semi-Pro
I have two Gravity Tours, matched, at 321 grams static weight. SW is 320, but I'm using 1.20 strings. With a 1.30 gauge, I would expect weight and sw to bump up to 324/326, approximately. I will eventually move to 1.25 strings as the SW is a tad too light right now.

And I have one under-spec Gravity Pro. I use 1.10 gauge strings, putting the strung static weight at 327 and SW at 324. In this case, the SW is fine and groundstrokes are great. However, the static weight is where I feel it, but mostly on serve. My shoulder gets tired and sore after a while.

I've found that my SW ceiling is probably 324-326 and my static weight ceiling is 321 - 325. Above that and my shoulder gets fatigued.
But 321 and 327 isnt that big difference, and Pro has thinner beam. I used to play 300gr static weight and thought that weight myth is ********. Then i started exercise and now im doing more RHS with 330gr static compared to 300gr before :) Even at my low 3.5 level i feel like i need atleast 325 SW to not being pushed. With pushers which are 80% of the field i could get away with lower SW and static weight but when you meet solid hitting opponent i like to stand my ground and not being pushed.
 

jdx2112

Professional
But 321 and 327 isnt that big difference, and Pro has thinner beam. I used to play 300gr static weight and thought that weight myth is ********. Then i started exercise and now im doing more RHS with 330gr static compared to 300gr before :) Even at my low 3.5 level i feel like i need atleast 325 SW to not being pushed. With pushers which are 80% of the field i could get away with lower SW and static weight but when you meet solid hitting opponent i like to stand my ground and not being pushed.
Yeah, I agree about a higher SW than what I have right now with my Tours. Hence, the thicker gauge to bump it up a bit. But the increase in static weight, for me at least, is just stressing the shoulder on my serves. Could be that it's just me getting used to the weight and it's not a big deal, but that's where the difference, so far, is surfacing. Rallying, playing points, the Pro is great. It's just the serve.
 

nov

Semi-Pro
Yeah, I agree about a higher SW than what I have right now with my Tours. Hence, the thicker gauge to bump it up a bit. But the increase in static weight, for me at least, is just stressing the shoulder on my serves. Could be that it's just me getting used to the weight and it's not a big deal, but that's where the difference, so far, is surfacing. Rallying, playing points, the Pro is great. It's just the serve.
I feel like i have too much power on groundstrokes with my Tour and a bit less power for serve. Thats why i put weight on 12 o'clock. Whats weird that i never felt like it before with any other racquet.
 

jdx2112

Professional
I feel like i have too much power on groundstrokes with my Tour and a bit less power for serve. Thats why i put weight on 12 o'clock. Whats weird that i never felt like it before with any other racquet.
My issue with servi go isn’t about power as much as it’s generating speed on the kick.
 

jalapeno74

New User
I had nice results with Hybrids like this:

Wilson Sensation / Kirschbaum SynGut
Velocity / Tecnifibre SynGut

I string then usually in 25/24kgs.

A lot of power on serves and still decent control for dtl slices and other nasty shots.
Sometimes I still hit long but thats probably just my fault for going to often for „winners“.
 

gregor.b

Professional
Maybe anyone who played with Gravity Tour and Pro can comment on both racquets power level. I have Tour version right on spec with 292 SW unstrung. I put 1gr on 12 o'clock to have better stability, because im using Technifibre Triax multi string and its very light. I strung at 23/24 kg but next time ill plan to strung 24/25kg, because would like to have less power. Gravity Pro with unstrung SW under 300 in stock form would have less power than Tour and better stability?
I've played with both, but have put a leather grip on my Tour. It feels as though there is more feel and slightly more control in the Pro, but better maneuverability with slightly more power in the tour, as most posters have advised.
 

swami

New User
For the last 10 years I have been playing Babolat PD and switched the G Tour a month back. The biggest improvement I have seen in my game is 2HBH and my flat serve and more feel and control on my volley. I have Lynx at 52lbs. A few times on base line rally I see balls sailing out by about a feet max. Still working on it, I might look at Lynx Edge or Lynx Tour, probably which would help in a bit more spin to pull it in

I found MP lack in power severely, I had to generate my own power, struggled on return of server and heavy hitters. MP was strung with Hawk Touch at 52lbs.
 

HitMoreBHs

Semi-Pro
The two tours I have work well for me. I may try and sell my Gravity Pro.
I wouldn’t do that if I were you. In 10+ years time, the GPro will have become one of the HEAD “classic sticks with classic feel” that are highly sought after; and you’ll get to have bragging/gloating rights! :cool:
(Plush stick; thin, flat-ish, constant beam, low RA, Gen-1 spiral fibre tech - no brainer if you ask me).
 
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bmd9

New User
Maybe not the thread for it, but I recently swapped and rebalanced all my Tours to a leather grip (Head), with Wilson overgrips. The uptick in feel is palpable, however, starting to get some wrist pain on the anterior of my forehand side. Is this possibly just coincidental/unrelated or do I need to do something to make up for the loss in absorption from the standard synthetic grips?
 

c0ppo

New User
Maybe not the thread for it, but I recently swapped and rebalanced all my Tours to a leather grip (Head), with Wilson overgrips. The uptick in feel is palpable, however, starting to get some wrist pain on the anterior of my forehand side. Is this possibly just coincidental/unrelated or do I need to do something to make up for the loss in absorption from the standard synthetic grips?
I don't own GT anymore, but I did the exact same thing with mine a few months ago. And the same result. I also had wrist pain :(
 
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