Head YOUTEK Speed Lite

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Stringing information for Head YOUTEK Speed Lite Racquets: Tension range 52 to 62 pounds, optimum 57 pounds.

As the lightest racquet in the Speed line, the Speed Lite offers excellent maneuverability and easy access to spin. In the shaft, the Speed Lite features d3o a "smart material" that reacts to your shot. On hard hit balls, the d3o molecules lock together to create a stiffer frame for more power. On slice shots or drop shots, the molecules absorb the impact to provide better touch. Weighing less than 10 ounces strung, our TW testers found it easy to create faster swing speeds, resulting in good pop on their groundstrokes. This ease of maneuverability resulted in easy access to spin from all areas of the court. Moving forward, the Speed Lite offered good control on approach shots and nice touch up at the net. The 102 square inch head size offers a generous sweetspot with a consistent response throughout the stringbed. The low static weight of the Speed Lite also leaves plenty of room for customization for bigger hitting players. All in all, this comfortable 'tweener racquet is a must demo for players at the 3.5+ level.

Note: This racquet does not come with a head cover

Strung Specifications

Midplus Specs
Head Size:
102 sq. in. / 658 sq. cm.
Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
Strung Weight: 9.7oz / 275g
Balance: Even Balance
Swingweight: 300
Stiffness: 68
Beam Width: 24 mm Straight Beam
Composition: Graphite/D30
Power Level: Medium
Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
Grip Type: HydroSorb Tour
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T,9T,7H,9H
One Piece
No shared holes
String Tension: 52-62 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.

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