New Head Frame

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
22mm beam, 16x19, static 330, SW 317g RA 70. Plays softer than the recorded RA. It’s extremely customizable though. I will extend it and weight it up like my Prestige
Looking at the racquet, this seems like a Blade Pro competitor but with a lower SW and higher RA. Maybe more of a platform offering than the BP (which people have complained about the high SW).

You also say it feels much plusher than the RA indicates... could this be a version of Djokovic's actual racquet with a 98 head size and platform specs? Looks like a box beam, 22mm, has that LM/Ti/ i Radical throat design and handle connection... which looks like the Wilson BP (H22 being a copy of the Djokovic Head racquet in a 98 head size). Fingers crossed. The top of the head seems flatter, which could be them bringing back the Pyramid head shape (at least the top half).

Very exciting!!! I'm looking forward to your further posts and more info and impressions. Thanks for posting the pics and the info so far. I saw the Tennisnerd video first and got excited... hoped there was a thinner beam 98 version in the options... then saw your post and info.
 
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Return_Ace

Hall of Fame
Maybe it reflects specs variation and the RA may be actually lower?
I think Head does not provide the RA
How the Head size /shape differ between the pro and mp?
I think it's more how RA is a very specific measure of flex (can't remember if it's single point, or something else), but I would hazard a guess that this is just a reverse of how people were saying that Head were trying to "game" the RA measurements during the early Graphene era by giving it a weaker throat etc.

Or how the PT2.0 is 65RA but still plays similarly to the original PT630 which is supposed to be ~58RA
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
"You got this" is so cringe. Sweet specs tho... we will see! Maybe an true spiritual LM Instinct successor in the pro?
 

Tennisevan

New User
Tried the pro today in the actual paint job that will be releasing. VERY sweet. Did not have RA posted on the frame and I took it for a hit, would have guessed that it were 63-65. Came strung with lynx touch and feels good. Hit the biggest serves of my life for sure. 22mm box beam and man, this thing has a great feel and great sound off the string bed. No arm tingles with rubber band damp. I could switch no problem… but new prestige is out around same time and very intrigued by it this go round as it use to be my main stick years back. For frame of reference I currently switch between new Vcore 95, blade pro. New tec is evident in feel. Best head offering to date and I’ve played a lot of them including gravity pro.
 

Automatix

Hall of Fame
Tried the pro today in the actual paint job that will be releasing. VERY sweet. Did not have RA posted on the frame and I took it for a hit, would have guessed that it were 63-65. Came strung with lynx touch and feels good. Hit the biggest serves of my life for sure. 22mm box beam and man, this thing has a great feel and great sound off the string bed. No arm tingles with rubber band damp. I could switch no problem… but new prestige is out around same time and very intrigued by it this go round as it use to be my main stick years back. For frame of reference I currently switch between new Vcore 95, blade pro. New tec is evident in feel. Best head offering to date and I’ve played a lot of them including gravity pro.
The head portion is very far from being a box beam.
The throat is a flat beam rather than a box beam.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
@Raizu, is it foam filled? Or is there other magic solution to hide the stiffness?
I don’t think the stiffness number is correct - I believe Raizu got one off or his machine is not right. The racket is definitely below 65 strung.
Head does not use foam.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Looking at the racquet, this seems like a Blade Pro competitor but with a lower SW and higher RA. Maybe more of a platform offering than the BP (which people have complained about the high SW).

You also say it feels much plusher than the RA indicates... could this be a version of Djokovic's actual racquet with a 98 head size and platform specs? Looks like a box beam, 22mm, has that LM/Ti/ i Radical throat design and handle connection... which looks like the Wilson BP (H22 being a copy of the Djokovic Head racquet in a 98 head size). Fingers crossed. The top of the head seems flatter, which could be them bringing back the Pyramid head shape (at least the top half).

Very exciting!!! I'm looking forward to your further posts and more info and impressions. Thanks for posting the pics and the info so far. I saw the Tennisnerd video first and got excited... hoped there was a thinner beam 98 version in the options... then saw your post and info.
Let me kill the buzz and hope for you - the racket has nothing in common with Djokovic’s frame. Totally different purpose and market. Not only that it is the teardrop design but very different playing characteristics and layup
 

1990's Graphite

Hall of Fame
As leaked in July it is a direct / indirect line replacing the instinct. More tweenerish.. some people have had the pro and mp since May
 

jdx2112

Professional
7th racquet line by Head? I'd love to hear a rationale behind that by someone from Head :) They have to know something we don't, because it's very different from what other brands are doing.
The rationale is to reach as much of the market as possible as opposed to the Babolat 3-line approach which is about drawing the market to you.

Head meets your needs. (A push strategy)
vs
Babolat drives your need. (A pull strategy)
 

jdx2112

Professional
From my perspective, gravitating towards 98 sq in frames, I actually don't think they have too many options or lines.

I currently own the Prestige MP, Rad MP and (just newly bought) the Rad Pro. I also used to own a pair of Extreme Tour.
I think they're all great frames, and they top my list of 98(/97) sq in frames currently on the market, ahead of Babolat, Wilson, Yonex, Prince ++

However, a racquet that I would love to see is a Gravity 98, and it seems the Boom Pro might fit that bill.
I just don’t think the gravity head shape translates to a 98 frame. Gravity line is defined by the size and shape of the sweet spot. I can’t imagine that working in a 98.
 

Raizu

Rookie
I don’t think the stiffness number is correct - I believe Raizu got one off or his machine is not right. The racket is definitely below 65 strung.
Head does not use foam.
Like I said in my original comment. I don’t think the racquet plays at all like a 70 RA. In fact I though we messed up when the MP had a lower RA but we double checked it. It definitely plays like a low 60’s frame.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Like I said in my original comment. I don’t think the racquet plays at all like a 70 RA. In fact I though we messed up when the MP had a lower RA but we double checked it. It definitely plays like a low 60’s frame.
Agreed. When I talked to the “guys” they were surprised when I mentioned the number
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
I just don’t think the gravity head shape translates to a 98 frame. Gravity line is defined by the size and shape of the sweet spot. I can’t imagine that working in a 98.
You're probably right. That being said, it's not the teardrop head shape I would love to see in "gravity 98", it's the feel of playing and holding the Gravity Pro frame. The PMP+ is great and I really enjoy it, but it doesn't feel the same when I play it, and it's also different to hold (esp. in the throat area). The GPro reminds me of frames like the EXO3 Tour 100s, i.e. thin and roundish beams (imo they went overboard with the Phantom, as they are too thin in the throat area).

Now, if the new Boom Pro has a prestige like 16x19 feel, then this sounds like a great addition to their 98-lineup.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Let me kill the buzz and hope for you - the racket has nothing in common with Djokovic’s frame. Totally different purpose and market. Not only that it is the teardrop design but very different playing characteristics and layup
Thanks for that. Nothing killed. What matters is if the racquet is good or not. I've got heaps of racquets anyway, so if it's nothing like it, that is even a great thing. I won't get tempted.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Thanks for that. Nothing killed. What matters is if the racquet is good or not. I've got heaps of racquets anyway, so if it's nothing like it, that is even a great thing. I won't get tempted.
Agreed. But definitely worth testing. I use the PT57A (16x19) as my main stick and love everything about it. Testing the Boom Pro was easy transition and felt great. Only thing I struggled with was the accuracy however, the string job was different (I use hybrid with gut in the mains and Hawk rough in crosses, the test racket was with Lynx Tour)
 

beltsman

Legend
Tried the pro today in the actual paint job that will be releasing. VERY sweet. Did not have RA posted on the frame and I took it for a hit, would have guessed that it were 63-65. Came strung with lynx touch and feels good. Hit the biggest serves of my life for sure. 22mm box beam and man, this thing has a great feel and great sound off the string bed. No arm tingles with rubber band damp. I could switch no problem… but new prestige is out around same time and very intrigued by it this go round as it use to be my main stick years back. For frame of reference I currently switch between new Vcore 95, blade pro. New tec is evident in feel. Best head offering to date and I’ve played a lot of them including gravity pro.
What is the new tech?
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
Agreed. But definitely worth testing. I use the PT57A (16x19) as my main stick and love everything about it. Testing the Boom Pro was easy transition and felt great. Only thing I struggled with was the accuracy however, the string job was different (I use hybrid with gut in the mains and Hawk rough in crosses, the test racket was with Lynx Tour)
how would you compare the boom pro to the current radical mp?
 

nvr2old

Hall of Fame
Currently play testing the Boom. Plan on doing a comparison between it and Clash, Warrior, and some racquets I will order to demo such as PD, maybe Radical and Extreme, and Instinct (which Boom is rumored to replace). Any other racquets anyone would suggest comparing it against?
 

beltsman

Legend
Currently play testing the Boom. Plan on doing a comparison between it and Clash, Warrior, and some racquets I will order to demo such as PD, maybe Radical and Extreme, and Instinct (which Boom is rumored to replace). Any other racquets anyone would suggest comparing it against?
Maybe skip the Instinct since it will supposedly be gone, and I would skip the Extreme because they are a different class. But it might be a good comparison to the Speed.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Currently play testing the Boom. Plan on doing a comparison between it and Clash, Warrior, and some racquets I will order to demo such as PD, maybe Radical and Extreme, and Instinct (which Boom is rumored to replace). Any other racquets anyone would suggest comparing it against?
Boom is not “replacing” the Instinct line. It is just the new line of rackets. Instinct to fade away…no new development
 

nvr2old

Hall of Fame
Good points. Curious I guess as to where this is intended to slot into line they already offer. So far impression after every hit is Boom’s power. It’s definitely not a low powered frame.
 

emaz8724

Rookie
I talked to a local pro shop yesterday and he was sharing some of the same information about the new head line that we have all read here. He said one interesting thing about this frame though - he said that this is Head’s answer to the Wilson Clash demographic. Has anyone else heard the same?
 

ArliHawk

Hall of Fame
Currently play testing the Boom. Plan on doing a comparison between it and Clash, Warrior, and some racquets I will order to demo such as PD, maybe Radical and Extreme, and Instinct (which Boom is rumored to replace). Any other racquets anyone would suggest comparing it against?
Is add the ezone 100 to the list.
 

jdx2112

Professional
I talked to a local pro shop yesterday and he was sharing some of the same information about the new head line that we have all read here. He said one interesting thing about this frame though - he said that this is Head’s answer to the Wilson Clash demographic. Has anyone else heard the same?
So, easy power and soft on the arm?
 

uk_skippy

Hall of Fame
I saw the actual frame today. Nice looking, but a bit too.....girly feminine, especially for the Pro & MP models. I'm not going to take those, but will go for the lighter models.

Also saw Instinct as SMU frames; looked a bit cheap but then they are aimed at the mid price point.
 

fed1

Professional
I saw the actual frame today. Nice looking, but a bit too.....girly feminine, especially for the Pro & MP models. I'm not going to take those, but will go for the lighter models.

Also saw Instinct as SMU frames; looked a bit cheap but then they are aimed at the mid price point.
Damn!! I just received the finished product of the Pro and thought it looked nice. Now you have me looking at it differently :-D :-D .
On side note, not sure what to think about the new Lynx Touch string, jury is still out but I am not blown away.
 

mvg93456

New User
I saw the actual frame today. Nice looking, but a bit too.....girly feminine, especially for the Pro & MP models. I'm not going to take those, but will go for the lighter models.

Also saw Instinct as SMU frames; looked a bit cheap but then they are aimed at the mid price point.
Look at this manly man not going to use a racket based on it's cosmetic. By all accounts of this thread this racket seems to be a winner, definitely going to demo it asap
 
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