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Comments: This is a great racquet for intermediate and beginner players. I've had mine for 6 months now and it's
great. It allows great power with good control.
From: Benjamin, 12/14
Comments: I bought this racquet for my wife strung at 56 lbs. I accidentally grabbed her racquet one day when I
was rushing out to the court and I was too lazy to go back to the car to swap it so I used it for a little while. It surprised me how
much pop I got on the ball from such a light racquet. Normally, I use a Radical MP or Extreme Pro so the Speed Lite seemed out of
my range. But I couldn't be more wrong. It was a lot of fun to play with. Hitting a one-handed backhand felt very accurate.
From: Tam, 6/14
Comments: This is really a great racquet! I tested if I can lower the tension from 22 lbs to 15 lbs, and the Head
Speed Lite can still handle it. I am using a Polygut 17 SilverSky, and you can just imagine how you will play tennis if you're going
to use special strings at 15 lbs tension setting. Players with ample control can try this and still hit hard with a full swing style.
From: Alexander, 8/12
String type and tension: Polygut 17g @ 15 lbs
Comments: To say the least, this is a great racquet. Thanks to Head!!! I was using a Head TiS5 before and wanted
to play with a heavier frame, but not above 10 oz. I think this is the answer. There's no vibrations and it's easy to swing. I use
semi-western grip with this frame and play with a tension as low as 22 lbs. Boy the power is really good. For older players with a
sound stroke and positioning in doubles try this at 22 lbs.
From: Alexander, 7/12
Comments: I reported on this frame back in March 2011. I wanted to pass along some
tips to anyone thinking of buying this frame. For me, this racquet is the perfect base for modification. Out of the box, the racquet
is too light for my game. If you are good at modifying a frame you can make this racquet a very
effective weapon. Starting with weight, add enough weight to get the racquet over 11 ounces. I wanted to keep the HH balance, so
I added lead at 3, 9 and 6 with some silicone in the handle. The sweetspot in this racquet is a bit higher than dead center, where
most of us hit the ball. The sweetspot in very big with a HH balance. My racquet weighs 11.2 ounces strung. When I first saw the
stiffness rated at 67 I was concerned for my elbow. I can say that the
stiffness has not had any negative affect on my elbow or shoulder. It feels more like a 62 but this may be due to the silicone in the
handle. Deadens things up really well. I have to say this is the best grip shaped Head racquet and is more like a Wilson. I drove
myself nuts trying to create a grip shape like this on my old Prestiges.. Since my initial purchase of two of these frames I have
been slowly bringing the tension further down. I now string it at 58 lbs and the power/control aspect seems to have found a
match. Over 62 is too tight for this frame. The light weight still gets pushed around on hard driven balls at the net but I think that
is more of my technique and not the fault of the racquet. I tend to "block" net balls and a heavier racquet might do better in that
From: Mark. 1/12
String type and tension: Synthetic gut du jour at 58lbs.
Comments: I have tried all types of racquets from different companies, like Babolat, Wilson, Prince, and Dunlop. But
the Head YOUTEK IG Speed Lite is very comfortable and is very maneuverable. It is excellent for all parts of my game. Good job
Head! I recommend all tennis players to try it out. It is simply amazing and made me a better player.
From: Sonza, 8/11
String type and tension: Wilson Extreme 16 white
Comments: This racquet really was a great fit for me when I went to some money tournaments in France. It
provides power and control for the heavy hitters. It allows you to serve big and also have spin and placement. It gives you good
shots for groundstrokes.
From: Eddie. 07/11
String type and tension: rpm balst on 61
Comments: I was looking for a lightweight control racquet I could whip through on forehand and two-hander. This
fit the bill. Good racquet for all court game. Needs some adjustment to serve hard, but this generally worked itself out in a week.
If you are an older player who plays competitively but tends to develop arm/shoulder fatigue playing everyday, this might be for
From: Jay. 6/11
String type and tension: Wilson Sensation @ 57 lbs
NTRP Rating: 3.5
Comments: Very nice midplus frame. I was nervous about trying a racquet this light. Solid and did not feel hollow
like so many other light tweener frames. Added some lead in throat and at 3 and 9. Great from the baseline. Big sweetspot. Serves
had plenty of action on them. The lightweight allowed good wrist snap. A little flimsy at net on hard balls. Not a players frame but
a very manageable tweener. If you have been playing with a players frame and need a bigger sweetspot with a bit more "pop" then
this may be the frame for you.
From: Mark, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA, 03/11
String type and tension: TW Demo (?)
Headsize: 102 in.
NTRP Rating: 5.0
Comments: Great racket. I just switched from last year's (non-IG) Speed Lite and this one is better. I can tell a lot
by the sound of the ball on the strings, and this one has a much more resonant ping. More control, more precision, more power,
more spin...just a better stick.
From: Richard, Berthoud, CO, USA, 02/11
String type and tension: Gamma Professional 17, 623 pounds
NTRP Rating: 5.0
Comments: I just purchased this racquet and used it for the first time in a match this weekend. Great feeling. At
net volley's were crisp, and my serves had a ton of action on them. I went down in headsize (from a 110) for this racquet, and it
really helped with generating a lot of topspin. It's light, but I'm a bigger guy and I generate a lot of my own power. Highly
recommend this racquet.
From: Troy, Atlanta, GA, USA, 02/11
String type and tension: Babolat RPM Blast 60#
NTRP Rating: 3.0