Head YOUTEK IG Prestige Midplus

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Ordering racquets: Select from the options below to customize your racquet. We string according to your specifications. Follow the instructions below for selecting a string and be sure to enter tension.

Note about custom hybrid stringing

*If the string you want is not in the menu, select "String not in this menu" and on the next page type the name of the string into the stringing instructions. The price of the string will be added to your order once processed.

Stringing information for Head YOUTEK IG Prestige Midplus Racquets: Tension range 48 to 57 pounds, optimum 52 pounds.

A rewarding player's racquet offering a more forgiving response compared to its midsized brother, this racquet still comes through big on precision. Excellent control from the baseline provides the advanced player all the confidence needed to take an aggressive cut at the ball. With a livelier and plusher response at impact, this is perhaps the silkiest feeling Prestige Midplus yet. Stability and comfort impress while the tight 18x20 string pattern helps connect the player to the ball. Our TW playtesters found both topspin and slice easy to generate. Advanced level players will find the feel maneuverable with the head light balance making it easy to whip the racquet head through contact. At net this racquet feels rock solid. Both control and feel are top notch. There is enough mass to help punch volleys away and provide stability when the player is stretched wide or forced to hit late. A great option for the all court player, this one provides a precise and predictable response on serves, groundstrokes, approach shots and volleys. A very impressive racquet, this one is best suited to 4.5+ level players.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 11.9oz / 337.36g
Balance: 6 pts HL
Swingweight: 310
Stiffness: 62
Beam Width: 21mm / 21mm / 21mm /
Composition: d3o / Innegra / Graphite
Power Level: Low
Stroke Style: Full
Swing Speed: Fast
Racquet Colors:
Red / Silver
Grip Type: Hydrosorb Tour
String Pattern:
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 9T, 8H, 10H
Two Pieces
No Shared Holes
String Tension: 48-57 pounds
d30

d3o belongs to the "smart materials" category, which is a futuristic material with abnormal behavior characteristics. More specifically, d3o belongs to a subcategory of "dilatant foams", which dramatically change their behavior under dynamic loading or impact. Integrated in the lay-up and positioned in the shaft of the racquet, d3o offers new possibilities for tennis players.

The d3o technology is able to sense the needs of the players during different strokes (it's able to adapt to you). On high-speed impacts (aggressive shots), the smart molecules lock together within nanoseconds and dramatically increase the stiffness of the whole racquet frame to provide maximum power. On slow-speed impacts (slice or drop shots), the d3o molecules absorb the impact to provide a softer touch for better feel. What does this mean to a tennis player? Passing shots are even harder and drop shots more precise, rewarding your spontaneity and supporting your courageous decisions.

Innegra

Innegra is the world's lightest high performance fiber. Its extreme toughness together with Head's advanced carbon composite technology leads to an ultra tough hybrid composite.

This Head Innegra hybrid-composite structure is integrated into the racquet for shock absorption and improved stability. As a result vibrations are reduced by up to 17% on ball impact for improved control and precision -- protecting the player from the forces of a ball impact. On top of this, Head's new hybrid-composite structure with the ultra tough Innegra fiber considerably extends the performance of a Head racquet. With Innegra, racquets remain in perfect condition without losing any performance properties.