Head YOUTEK Graphene Speed MP Racquets Customer feedback
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Comments: I recommend this racquet. It has power, control, spin and is very maneuverable. To add a bit more
stability, just add some lead. Thanks Head. I am a 4.0 player.
Comments: I had high hopes for this new frame but it just didn't click with me. I tend to like lighter frames, but this
one played too light. It was unstable and jarring even on medium paced shots. I never felt like I could find the sweetspot. Also, the
string pattern was much more open than I thought it would be. I would almost compare it to the new Wilson Steam 99S. I tried 2
different string setups (full FXP 16 and Sonic Pro hybrid) and the strings moved around a lot and notched quickly. The excessively
open pattern made the stringbed feel jumpy and unpredictable, and depending on your style of play, you could be restringing this
racquet every 2 or 3 outings.
Comments: Demoed this racquet, then bought it. I really like the dampening feel of the frame/materials. I also like
the open string pattern, definitely helps in generating spin. It is so light and it's very maneuverable. I'm a 4.5 serve and volley
player with a one hand backhand. I strung it at 60 lbs with Head Sonic Pro Edge. Because of the open string pattern and more spin
I was actually actually able to lower my tension 3 pounds. Still getting to know it. I'll report back.
Comments: I have demoed this racket twice and I absolutely love it. It has great maneuverability, power, and spin.
Also, somehow my serves are spot on and I have more power than I did before. I am 15 and i have been playing since age 6. I play
for my high school. I string mine with Wilson Champions choice (hybrid) 16 gauge at 62 lbs.
Comments: I picked this racquet after trying a bunch of racquets including the Aero Drive (too stiff, but very good
weapon), Blade 104 (not enough power for me), Extreme 2.0 MP (second choice for me, but not enough control), Instinct Graphene
(stiff with a lot of power, but erratic), Steam 99S (good spine, string wore too fast and the head was too heavy), Pure Drive (arm
killer) and many others. The Speed MP Graphene is an ideal balance of power, control, arm frendly, head light and maneuverable.
Great for intermediate and advanced players who have full strokes and good technique. You can put the ball where you want with
these sticks. I'm an old 4.0 player with one handed backhand. I switched from a Pure Drive plus.
Comments: I just got these on 3/15/13 and switched from the Babolat Pure Drive. It took a little bit to get used to
but overall, I like the stick. I can easily get power without over hitting. The only downside I can say is that my volleying wasn't as
crisp. Currently using RPM Team 17 gauge at 55lbs. If anyone else has a great string idea, feel free to comment. I am always
looking for ideas to help out. I am 3.5 USTA player.
Comments: I recently switched to this racquet. I've tended to use heavier, traditional racquets, like the Wilson BLX
Six.One. It's taken Head a while to get it "right" since they launched Youtek, but now they have. I don't need a dampener in this
frame because the feel is so clean and soft. They've gotten rid of the hardness of the previous versions. I must say that I don't
agree with folks who find it lacking in either power or stability and I've added only the slightest bit of lead near 9am and 3pm.
The key is the balance, which Head has avoided making overly head-light. It has great maneuverability without being whippy,
beautiful spin potential, controllable power, a very generous sweetspot, and remarkable stability. I'm able to react successfully to
balls drilled at me and really do something with them. This is a great choice for someone who is coming off of heavier, smaller-
head frames, looking for something a little quicker, more forgiving, and more powerful without giving up the traditional feel and
Comments: I have the previous version, love it and have become a fan of the Speed line. To me, as a recreational
single and double player, the specs are just about perfect. So I purchased this version as soon as it hit Hong Kong. First the
positives; the head shape is now more oval, and I love that. As much as I love the older one, the "tear drop" shape never grows on
me. It's more stable and crisp overall, especially on volleys. Perhaps I am still in the honeymoon phase, but I find there's actually
more depth and spin with this racquet. Now the negatives; there's definitely a problem with the grommet which is being
discussed here in the TW forum and elsewhere. Once Head fixes the grommets, I'll get 2 more of this beautiful racquet. I really
wish Head had retained the old beam width but then the additional 2 mm probably contributes to it being more stable.
Comments: I demo'ed this racquet and hit with if for two hours. This stick requires you to provide the gas, but it
rewards like you won't believe when you step into a shot. This has tons of feel and pinpoint accuracy for smooth shooting. The
open 16x19 string pattern provided tons of spin. I highly recommend this stick! It's worth a demo! I'm a 4.0 baseline player with
a one handed backhand.
Comments: Purchased this racquet 2 weeks ago and love it! I added weight to both the handle as well as to the
head which increased stability and plowthrough exponentially. This racquet was designed to be customized, so don't be afraid to
tinker with some lead to get what you want. Be careful not to weight the head up too much as the power will become
uncontrollable. I am currently hitting with a full bed of poly but will try a hybrid set up next just to compare playability. I strongly
recommend this racquet!
Comments: I demo'ed this racquet and really did not like it. It had no plowthrough and not enough "oomph" from
baseline to play against heavy balls. It doesn't produce much spin or pop. It's decent on serve/volley but this is not a racquet for
strong baseline player. Not recommended.
Comments: I love this racquet! It feels solid and soft with the FXP TOUR string at 55lbs. I don't even like to use
multifilaments, but wow. You get tons of spin, power, and amazing control. Even after two hours of hitting and the strings going
really loose I could still hit well. Not as well as I did when it was strung fresh, but still well with tons of kick and pace. The volleys
a bit wobbly, but overall the racquet is great. Flat serves are hard to pull off, but I am more of a spin person and my kick and slice
serves were stupid (in a good way).
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