Iterations (a History) of the Head Extreme

jarko111

Hall of Fame
I've been trying to find the lineage of this line from first iteration to current Head Graphene Extreme XT.
It's not been easy for me to do.. and I am wondering if that is because this line is a relatively new line in the grand scheme of the tennis world.
Someone said it was developed for Rafa.. so if that is true it can't be that old. But if you do a google search or a google image search you find many different looking Extremes and some that have the round hoop and some that have more of the classic hoop.

I wonder when and what iteration the hoop got rounder?

Please help from one rackeholic to the next. Thanks so much
 

royroy85

Rookie
I've been trying to find the lineage of this line from first iteration to current Head Graphene Extreme XT.
It's not been easy for me to do.. and I am wondering if that is because this line is a relatively new line in the grand scheme of the tennis world.
Someone said it was developed for Rafa.. so if that is true it can't be that old. But if you do a google search or a google image search you find many different looking Extremes and some that have the round hoop and some that have more of the classic hoop.

I wonder when and what iteration the hoop got rounder?

Please help from one rackeholic to the next. Thanks so much
The first extreme i remember was the microgel circa 2007, then a microgel with Teflon, then youtek (all yellow), then youtek with IG which had these black tribal markings on the predominantly yellow pj, then the graphene range in three iterations till current. I could be wrong.

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A_Instead

Legend
Owned all since inception..head shape hasn't changed...it's always been roundish..
Just the different paint schemes gives he appearance of being different..
But the beam shaped has evolved over the years..
If my memory serves me..there has been 6 generations..
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
The first one was the Head Intelligence i.Extreme which has a crossbar at the neck. Similar to the POG. I also wonder what made Head design this particular model for Rafa.
 

beltsman

Legend
The first one was the Head Intelligence i.Extreme which has a crossbar at the neck. Similar to the POG. I also wonder what made Head design this particular model for Rafa.
I'm also interested in the history of this racquet, and Nadal.
 

jarko111

Hall of Fame
thank you all for the replies.
Let me see if I am right..
1.) The Ti Extreme.. which looked a lot like the TiS6 or S2's
2.) The one with the crossbar
3.) The mostly blue w/ a bit of yellow one.
4.) Microgel (Zebra)
5.) Youtek - Yellow with black at top of the hoop
6.) Youtek IG - When it got green
7.) Youtek IG 2.0 - When it got rounder
8.) Graphene
9.) Graphene XT

Am I close?
 
Owned all since inception..head shape hasn't changed...it's always been roundish..
Just the different paint schemes gives he appearance of being different..
But the beam shaped has evolved over the years..
If my memory serves me..there has been 6 generations..
Thanks. Was the beam ever a thinner beam?
 

MAXXply

Hall of Fame
I discovered the Graphene Extreme by accident, buying it at a cheap price at a pawn shop. What attracted me at first was the squarer, blockier grip shape - what I now know to be the TK82S pallet shape. I don't think versions prior to the Graphene one were TK82S, and instead were fitted with the flatter TK82?

IMO the round shape greatly assists stability, I think it's pretty solid and more stable than a Pure Drive. The thicker beams below the hoop help in that regard.
I would consider any other Head racket in the 300gm weight class if they were also fitted with TK82S pallets - which means the Speed and current Instinct ranges right?
 

Deki

Rookie
I've been trying to find the lineage of this line from first iteration to current Head Graphene Extreme XT.
It's not been easy for me to do.. and I am wondering if that is because this line is a relatively new line in the grand scheme of the tennis world.
Someone said it was developed for Rafa.. so if that is true it can't be that old. But if you do a google search or a google image search you find many different looking Extremes and some that have the round hoop and some that have more of the classic hoop.

I wonder when and what iteration the hoop got rounder?

Please help from one rackeholic to the next. Thanks so much
Extreme line of racquets was developed in a first place for Ljubo when he moved from Babolat to Head! Rest is history...

Cheers
 
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