It makes sense. One of my new players has her first racquet with an unstrung weight of 255g and the MP doesn't feel massively heavier than it does. Maybe 285g at the max.I am not sure why you mention QC as:
1) it is still the prototype frame
2) we do not know the target SW spec on it, may be 300 and adding all that lead brings it to 320.
However, I don’t think so as I played with the Boom Pro with lead at 12 and SW of 340. Something does not make sense there, looks like about 10-12g of lead in the hoop and SW of only 320kg*cm2??
Touch - that that is coming up: they've perhaps got the dampening vs feel balance working.felt very connected to the ball and direction. Touch I felt was really good.
Warrior seemed crisper, Clash seemed well Clash-like (if you have one you know what I mean) somewhat soft and vague at times on slower swings that firms up
platform racquet in modded form I think it can be transformed into a much more stable and solid felling overall package as well that suits the better player. Can't wait to hear about the pro model
Yup. Of the 3, Boom, Warrior, and Clash that I have I thought the Boom sat right in the middle of the Warrior (crisper feel, less power, but more direct), and Clash (more power but more committing frame, less feel and touch). Plan on comparing it to the PD and maybe other Head sticks (radical and speed) just for kicks. Plan on hitting these tomorrow at BNP IW at TW tennis store if possible and demoing them as well.Touch - that that is coming up: they've perhaps got the dampening vs feel balance working.
Yes Clash is vague to me, and that fast/slow thing kinda unnerving. Great hear boom is on the spectrum, but on the right side of it!
MP is a mod platform sounds like for sure. Bring on the Pro...
(...older player here too, looking, always, for bit more than modded Speed MP...)
So this platform benefits from lead, in a way it curbs its pwr, and brings all yr strokes under greater control?General reaction/comments on overall performance: too light.
People are speculating that this is Head's response to the Clash and since it's my main stick, here's my summary comparison: the Head is less dampened, more consistent, and more control oriented, the Clash has more flex and more power.
Final Thoughts: I think this is a racket I could switch to if I can get it to that optimal weight and balance for me. I really like the feel off the stringbed and think there's a lot of room for customization so will definitely be trying out some different setups.
I definitely think adding some lead would increase stability and put more weight into my shots which was the biggest downside of the racket.So this platform benefits from lead, in a way it curbs its pwr, and brings all yr strokes under greater control?
You feel too that this is one you can bring to your right spec and that it will have the right feel/communication (that comes from things like materials-used and flex).
Ok those are good signs. Wouldn't you want to try out the coming Pro version too? Imagine so. But customising with lead can be sometimes more accurate.
Would you say the isometric shape is same as Yonex or just isometric-ish?
Pro - 310 g unstrung, 22 mm beam, 10 pts hl unstrung, and 16x19 string pattern.I definitely think adding some lead would increase stability and put more weight into my shots which was the biggest downside of the racket.
I liked the way it felt. I liked the dampened feel off the stringbed and how it felt comfortable, but not overly muted. I'm hoping that adding lead won't take away from that...
Are there specs published on the Pro? I would be interested in trying it out, but until then I'll be playing around with different setups in this frame to see if I can find a setup that works.
I would say the head shape is "flared" and isometric-ish, but not quiet Yonex.
And why don't you have a go at answering those questions yourself right here? Cos afaik there's no official Head person here to answer you. So what do you think?
@YaminI can see the reason for this existing more than the radical. Might be a controversial statement, but Radical has been pretty irrelevant for the last decade.
Define "irrelevant." Every brand has at least one relatively user-friendly 98 sq in option in their lineup. I don't know why you would do away with the Radical when Blades and Pure Strikes are selling at a crazy rate.I can see the reason for this existing more than the radical. Might be a controversial statement, but Radical has been pretty irrelevant for the last decade.
Small sweet spot, stiff, eclipsed in performance by two to three other rackets in the lineup. For this gen (not V8) I wouldn't say the radical is in the same league as the blade or strike.Define "irrelevant." Every brand has at least one relatively user-friendly 98 sq in option in their lineup.
I have kept trying Rads but really had enough atbeen a great radical in the last 10 years?
I just took a look at the Pro specs and it's thinner beam and stiffer so not sure if it would feel and play similar to a weighted MP. I've currently put ~4g at 12 o'clock and counterweighted in the handle, but will probably add some more to 3/9.Ok those are good signs. Wouldn't you want to try out the coming Pro version too? Imagine so. But customising with lead can be sometimes more accurate.