Nadal has new racquet?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by PrinceDiablo, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. JW10S

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    This is absolutely true, the Extreme was initially developed for Nadal, he decided at the eleventh hour to stay with Babolat, most likely because they came up with a longer contract. The Extreme was NOT developed for Ljubicic. He was signed on since HEAD had already done the R&D and wanted to bring the frame to market.
     
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  2. Ihatetennis

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    Yeah, Nadal was close to switching but didn't because of habit. Even though he was playing very well and liked it a lot. Toni kept the heads to coach for a while because he liked them more.
     
  3. TennisD

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    Exactly, and Head were ready to give Ljubicic (by then nearing the latter part of his career) the kind of money that Babolat was not. Now the part where he says they had him over at Kennelbach and fine-tuned frames just for him is also true, it just doesn't reflect the entire story of why the Extreme came to exist in the first place. It's a shame too, as the racquets made up for Nadal were actually very nice to play with.
     
  4. JW10S

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    Yes that is all true, the racquet that was eventually endorsed by Ljubicic ended up being a bit different than the one originally developed for Nadal but the Extreme line of racquets would never have existed at all were they not originally made for Nadal, HEAD liked the concept and wanted to bring it to market.
     
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  5. A_Instead

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    What ever happened to this mysterious racket?..
    What was it?
     
  6. sixone90

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    It'll come out eventually, it's just in development at the moment
     
  7. A_Instead

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    what was/is it??? Head, Prince, or???
     
  8. moon shot

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    It seems to be a head, same one Pouille hit with. Lucas's thread had a bit more info.
     
  9. A_Instead

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    I read and followed both threads.. They both basically died when the new season started in the New Year..
     
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    Post #89 on that thread has a photo of it's head butt cap, I figured that would answer what brand it is.
     
  11. mlocke1322

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    Teaser ad for this Head frame in the new issue of Tennis Magazine.......
     
  12. Tour_G

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    Any pic?
     
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  13. mlocke1322

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    Just a black page with a shot of the funky bridge that frame has and the tagline "Designed like no other"
     
  14. Arti

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    I bet it's the frame to replace the prestige mp for good.
     
  15. Moonarse

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    Replacing a classic for some new high tech gimmick? Head would never do this. Ever.

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    How's this possible? Wasn't the first Extreme i.Extreme from 2001/2002, with the torsion bar on the throat?
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. moon shot

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    I suppose they are talking about the development of the new mold at that time with out a crossbar that was first sold as microgel in 2007.
     
  18. jmacdaununder2

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    Dude, that's 'extreme'!!
     
  19. Lavs

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    "Extremly" great racket. Not that stiff as MG Extreme, with huge sweetspot and good touch. Next good Extreme is IG Extreme Pro 2.0.
    PS. I have one brand new i.Extreme (with plastic on the handle) if anyone interested to get one..
     
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    I know a lot of people don't like the round/circular head shape of the current Head Extremes....but I DO! Are we thinking this new weird bridge looking racquet is going to replace the current Extreme line? Also who do you think will endorse this new racquet?
     
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    That is for sure a head frame....
    Look at the bottom of the hoop
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    Head posted a picture on there Instagram of the same hole in hoop design
     
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    I was surprised Head released the Instinct Touch. I was of the belief that the Instinct and Extreme lines were going to be merged into a totally new line of racquets. I guess the instincts still have a bit of the female following with Maria coming back soon. I doubt there will be any Extreme Touches released though. Head currently has too many lines of racquets with models that often morph across each other. This adds to customer confusion.
     
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  23. sixone90

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    There will be 3 racquet models in this new line
     
  24. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Sprinkled with a little bit of meldonium

    [​IMG]
     
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    Got any details?
     
  26. moon shot

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    My guess would be MP, Pro, and S :)
     
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    Almost certainly!
     
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  28. Karma Tennis

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    nvm
     
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  29. SpinToWin

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    Wait.

    New line as in a completely new line that will exist along with the current lines?
     
  30. sixone90

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    Yes...yes I do. The name of the new line will be 3 letters. Subject to change.
     
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    Ace?
     
  32. Arti

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    The Head air? With air in the throats for better aerodynamics and control
     
  33. Moonarse

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    Head Mug.

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    Murray to endorse it?
     
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    With a different pattern than the one sold to the mortals, of course!
     
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    Head Orb
     
  37. sixone90

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    You got 2 out of 3
     
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    Head Bug
     
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    LOL that Head Mug was the closest :D

    Hmmm...
    Mag?
     
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    Mig?
     
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    Rug?

    Mud?
     
  43. dgoran

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    Head Dud like rest of their frames lately
     
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    'Oh, you are awful...but I like you!'
     
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    Head GUN. pew pew pew.;)
     
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  49. Swan Song

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    That patent looks like it is for the discontinued Cross Bow line of racquets.
     
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    "We need to pay him more"
     

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