Head Gravity

colan5934

Semi-Pro
Got to hit with the Gravity MP for 45 minutes the other night. I'm used to a weighted up (11.9 oz strung) Clash 100, so I wasn't quite getting the plow I was used to right away. When I adjusted after 15 minutes or so, I was pleasantly surprised. If you're a player who can supply his/her own power but also enjoys playing with some touch and angles, this could be a great frame. Not super stable, but it's whippy enough for some defensive shots. Serves had enough spin and pace because I could get the racquet head around quickly. Lower-powered than the Speed MP and new Strike 100, probably due to the low (at least it felt low) flex. I think it's reminiscent of the old IG Speed MP, but it's been eons since I've hit with one of those. I would probably prefer the Pro or a weighted up MP, but it's a nice frame for those who are tired of the excessive pop most of the racquets on the market currently seem to have.
 

topspn

Hall of Fame
Hit with gravity MP today for a bit. A friend of mine had the demo and I hit with it for about 15mins. Nice feel and a good hitting stick with good control.
 
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dr. godmode

Semi-Pro
Update on Gravity Molds across the line:

Pro: exact same mold as IG Speed MP. I held these side by side. 20mm flat beam
MP (Lite) : same hoop shape as the pro, but the throat shape is more similar to 360 Speed. 22mm flat beam
S: like the MP but 24mm

I played with the Pro last night. It is a nice frame. Feel solid with a very large spin window. 18x20 is moderately open for an 18x20. Good plow through (SW was 331 strung with Hawk Touch 17). A little low on put away power, it's similar to the 20g lighter Gravity MP, and much less than my leaded VCore 95. Served ok, SW a little low for me. Overall this is a great frame, that's very control oriented, with good heft. Great for a Blade 98 type user who can handle extra weight.

I gotta give it to Head lately. All of the 360 updates have been improvements to Graphene Touch. I especially like how they have Zverev endorsing a mold he actually uses.
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
Update on Gravity Molds across the line:

Pro: exact same mold as IG Speed MP. I held these side by side. 20mm flat beam
MP (Lite) : same hoop shape as the pro, but the throat shape is more similar to 360 Speed. 22mm flat beam
S: like the MP but 24mm

I played with the Pro last night. It is a nice frame. Feel solid with a very large spin window. 18x20 is moderately open for an 18x20. Good plow through (SW was 331 strung with Hawk Touch 17). A little low on put away power, it's similar to the 20g lighter Gravity MP, and much less than my leaded VCore 95. Served ok, SW a little low for me. Overall this is a great frame, that's very control oriented, with good heft. Great for a Blade 98 type user who can handle extra weight.

I gotta give it to Head lately. All of the 360 updates have been improvements to Graphene Touch. I especially like how they have Zverev endorsing a mold he actually uses.
So the grav mp has the rounder head shape of the ig speed as well?
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
When I first saw a Gravity picture, I hoped that it t'war on another level of plushness, like Head racquets of yore; fortunately Prince have recently taken their technology t'extremes of comfort, somewhat filling the void...
 

Frans Bleker

Professional
So looks very promising... Just when I left Head behind for Yonex because they released garbage for 6 years, they suddenly come out with my dream stick.. A IG Speed with a modern weight distribution, fantastic..
 

ProRadTour

Semi-Pro
Looks like head might be back on track finally with this release. No more Babolat copies, but more going back heritage of what made Head frames great in the first place. Let's hope this Graphene 360 + configuration also translates to the new Prestige line. Will definitely be giving the new Gravity Pro a go.
 

Aussie-pro

New User
Looks like head might be back on track finally with this release. No more Babolat copies, but more going back heritage of what made Head frames great in the first place. Let's hope this Graphene 360 + configuration also translates to the new Prestige line. Will definitely be giving the new Gravity Pro a go.
Put a leather grip on the Pro and you’re good to go ... haha
 

bertrevert

Hall of Fame
Got to hit with the Gravity MP for 45 minutes the other night. I'm used to a weighted up (11.9 oz strung) Clash 100, so I wasn't quite getting the plow I was used to right away. When I adjusted after 15 minutes or so, I was pleasantly surprised. If you're a player who can supply his/her own power but also enjoys playing with some touch and angles, this could be a great frame. Not super stable, but it's whippy enough for some defensive shots. Serves had enough spin and pace because I could get the racquet head around quickly. Lower-powered than the Speed MP and new Strike 100, probably due to the low (at least it felt low) flex. I think it's reminiscent of the old IG Speed MP, but it's been eons since I've hit with one of those. I would probably prefer the Pro or a weighted up MP, but it's a nice frame for those who are tired of the excessive pop most of the racquets on the market currently seem to have.
Interesting!

Do you think the Speed MP had lower/higher pwr than the Clash?

Therefore does the Gravity come in a bit too underpowered? (mods would help...)
 

tribesmen

Professional
I personally will wait for the response of people who will buy a racquet over-the-counter to see if Head is going to right direction. These initial responses can not be always relied, as there is a lot of marketing, although I do not say that there are honest statements among them.
The fact that a racket has a stiffness 62 does not mean much to me. For example, ProKennex Q+ 5x has a rating of 68 and plays very soft, but I had Angell TC97 16x19 which was very open and had stiffness around 63, but played hard as hell. I was also surprised by the previous Babolat Pure Aero Tour, it played very soft for its stiffness level.
I really hope Head will come with sticks that do not have such a plastic feeling.
 

Frans Bleker

Professional
I personally will wait for the response of people who will buy a racquet over-the-counter to see if Head is going to right direction. These initial responses can not be always relied, as there is a lot of marketing, although I do not say that there are honest statements among them.
The fact that a racket has a stiffness 62 does not mean much to me. For example, ProKennex Q+ 5x has a rating of 68 and plays very soft, but I had Angell TC97 16x19 which was very open and had stiffness around 63, but played hard as hell. I was also surprised by the previous Babolat Pure Aero Tour, it played very soft for its stiffness level.
I really hope Head will come with sticks that do not have such a plastic feeling.
I'm pretty sure this is IG Speed 315 mold, if that is the case, then they are def. in the right direction. The IG Speed 315 had a magically good feel. But I agree, lets wait and see!
 

parasailing

Hall of Fame
Update on Gravity Molds across the line:

Pro: exact same mold as IG Speed MP. I held these side by side. 20mm flat beam
MP (Lite) : same hoop shape as the pro, but the throat shape is more similar to 360 Speed. 22mm flat beam
S: like the MP but 24mm

I played with the Pro last night. It is a nice frame. Feel solid with a very large spin window. 18x20 is moderately open for an 18x20. Good plow through (SW was 331 strung with Hawk Touch 17). A little low on put away power, it's similar to the 20g lighter Gravity MP, and much less than my leaded VCore 95. Served ok, SW a little low for me. Overall this is a great frame, that's very control oriented, with good heft. Great for a Blade 98 type user who can handle extra weight.

I gotta give it to Head lately. All of the 360 updates have been improvements to Graphene Touch. I especially like how they have Zverev endorsing a mold he actually uses.

Can you provide some details on how this compares to the 2015 Blade 18x20 or 18x20 CV model? I looked at the specs and it seems to be almost identical to the Blade 18x20 models but has more flex and lower vibration based on TWU power map.
 

ls206

Professional
I was planning on saving up to buy a pair of H22s but the Gravity Tour looks very appealing.
Looking forward to comparisons between the Pro and Tour (hoping someone will lead up the tour to match the pro specs)
 

tribesmen

Professional
I'm pretty sure this is IG Speed 315 mold, if that is the case, then they are def. in the right direction. The IG Speed 315 had a magically good feel. But I agree, lets wait and see!
For me, it is more important the layup than the mold. Head e.g. can use the same old Prestige mold, but if the materials are cheap this will never be a Prestige.
Secondly, Gravity line must also be extended to smaller-head racquets. We are not all fans of the shovels :)
 

Frans Bleker

Professional
For me, it is more important the layup than the mold. Head e.g. can use the same old Prestige mold, but if the materials are cheap this will never be a Prestige.
Secondly, Gravity line must also be extended to smaller-head racquets. We are not all fans of the shovels :)
Yes agree, lets hope the layup is similar!
 

guilhermefdc

New User
I'm pretty sure this is IG Speed 315 mold, if that is the case, then they are def. in the right direction. The IG Speed 315 had a magically good feel. But I agree, lets wait and see!
http://instagr.am/p/BzgLYryn6pO/
Same mold, different layup. IMO it feels more muted than the IG Speed 315, has a higher twist-weight. Plays somewhere in between my IG Speed MP 315 and my i.Prestige. Nearly as easy to maneuver as a Speed Pro 360, though.
 

cyanide43

Rookie
The Gravity Pro is a pretty interesting frame in today's tweener stick world. It's pretty great from Head to put out a reasonably weighted racquet with a 330+ swingweight and a low flex.

These are modern player specs that are nicely adaptable to a better range of players than most tweener frames on the market today.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
I wonder if it would be cheaper to just get a Youtek or IG Speed?
That's exactly what I did... bought a brand new Youtek IG Speed 300 for a fraction of the price. It has an RA of 60 and a 20mm beam, however, the balance is different... but nothing some slight modifications can't fix... especially considering the price difference. Furthermore, once the mods are put in place the sweet spot may be even larger, the TW will be increased, the SW may be in a similar ballpark, and the static weight will be about there as well.

If everybody loves the Gravity Pro and/or the Tour version... those can always be bought in a couple of years...on sale... plus I'll get to test how I gel with the 100 sq in head size etc.
 

guilhermefdc

New User
That's exactly what I did... bought a brand new Youtek IG Speed 300 for a fraction of the price. It has an RA of 60 and a 20mm beam, however, the balance is different... but nothing some slight modifications can't fix... especially considering the price difference. Furthermore, once the mods are put in place the sweet spot may be even larger, the TW will be increased, the SW may be in a similar ballpark, and the static weight will be about there as well.

If everybody loves the Gravity Pro and/or the Tour version... those can always be bought in a couple of years...on sale... plus I'll get to test how I gel with the 100 sq in head size etc.
The 300 is 16x19, though, isn’t it? I think that the only 18x20 IG Speed model was the MP 315 18x20…
Either way, the 300 is a great racquet and it sure has a more room for customization (-:
 
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