Head YOUTEK IG Prestige Mid

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

Head offers up a Prestige for the ages in this IG update. Providing a plusher feel and a larger feeling sweetspot than the previous Youtek version, this one delves deep into the magic that has made the Prestige Mid a go to racquet for advanced level players since the late 1980s. From the baseline our TW testers found exceptional control and a solid and stable response. The power level is silky smooth, promoting confidence on big, aggressive swings. Players will find power from their ability to use the mass of this racquet to plow through contact. The result is a heavy, penetrating shot that can bit hit with absolute precision. At net the racquet offers excellent feel, touch, precision and stability. Punch volleys leave the racquet with effortless depth and impressive pace. The tight 18x20 string pattern assists with touch and feel on drop volleys and angles. The mid headsize proves maneuverable on serve. Our TW testers found it easy to generate both pace and spin when serving with this racquet. Best suited to advanced level players with the strength to wield a heavy racquet. Those with the strength and skill will be rewarded with the highest level of feel and precision.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
93 sq. in. / 600 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 12.3oz / 348.7g
Balance: 7 pts HL
Swingweight: 317
Stiffness: 63
Beam Width: 19mm / 19mm / 19mm /
Composition: Graphite / Innegra / d3o
Power Level: Low
Stroke Style: Full
Swing Speed: Fast
Racquet Colors:
Red
Grip Type: Hydrosorb Tour
String Pattern:
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,10T,8H,10H
Two Pieces
None
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.

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