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Comments: I just started using this racquet yesterday and the difference from the original Head Extreme MP 2008
was quite noticeable. With this racquet I got more pop and power than with the original one. I felt that I was playing better than
before. I highly recommend this racquet if you are are considering an update from the old Extreme models.
From: Ulises, 10/12
String type and tension: Head Sonic Pro 16g @ 57lbs
Comments: I love the feel I get from this racquet. I'm a baseline player and it helps me generate lots of spin on the
ball. I generate a lot of power and play with a tension of 60lbs, so the control I get from this stick is really appreciated. It's pretty
stable on the volleys too but not very arm friendly on serving. All in all a brilliant racquet for all-court players and baseliners as
From: Harshit, 9/12
String type and tension: Solinco Outlast @ 60lbs
Comments: I love the spin and power from this racquet. It has helped me with my game and I've been winning a
good bit since I bought this racquet. For the price, this is really awesome!
From: Bobby, 9/12
String type and tension: Head Sonic Pro @ mid tension
Comments: It's a great racquet! I love its control, spin, and power. My game has improved a lot with it, and I have
adapted playing more with more roll/spin shots from the back of the court. It's arm friendly as well. I felt some pain with my
previous Wilson Team 95. I would highly recommend it and rate this 8/10.
From: Vishal, 9/12
Comments: I have a few of these sticks leaded up to 320g unstrung with a 320 balance.
They are very solid frames with easy access to spin. They are powerful and definitely suit
topspin players. I hit fairly flat but have adapted. I was a big fan of the first Microgel
version in the Pro and find this to be a good fit for me. I will increase my tension next time so I
can swing a tad more aggressive.
From: Mitchy, 8/12
String type and tension: Prince Beast XP mains / Prince Premier crosses @ 56 lbs
Comments: This Head racquet is great. I get what I need and don't get the extra vibration. I demoed so many
frames (20 +). It was down to the Head Radical MP or the Babolat AeroPro Drive. I get great power on this frame. The frame is
great for my groundstrokes and serves. My net game is not that good with this frame because I need a little more mass. I came
from a Head MicroGEL Extreme and was really happy when I hit with this frame. All in all, its a baseliners best friend!
From: Spencer, 6/12
String type and tension: Luxilon Savage 16, 56 lbs
Comments: Definitely not an "arm-friendly" racquet. I've been playing
with Babolat's AeroPro Drive since its first version (black finish? 5-
6 years?) and always felt very comfortable with it. It provided a lot
of power and a decent amount of spin, but it lacked a bit of control.
With this new Head Youtek IG Extreme MP all areas of my game improved,
specially serves, volleys, returns and one-handed slice backhand.
Forehands got much more control and "bite". (One-handed) topspin
backhands improved as well, but only after small increase on swing's
speed and length. The only complain about Head's Extreme MP (and this
is major point for me) regards to comfort. It took me only 6 hours
playing with it to develop an annoying pain on my wrist, elbow and
shoulder. Up until now, this racquet still seem a bit uncomfortable
and feels like a raw wooden stick (Head improved a lot on this area
with the new IG system, but it is still way behind Babolat's Cortex).
If you manage to adapt your muscles to support the extra-amount of
vibration transfered to your arm, then it could be a great racquet,
and definitely a technical improvement to your game!
From: Rodrigo, 5/12
String type and tension: Luxilon Alu Power, 16L, 55-57lbs
Comments: I have been using this racquet for more than a year now. This racquet has been the reason
my game is as good as it is now. It has served me well, definitely really recommend this to everyone. My forehand has
powerful topspin, solid backhand,solid volleys, and good touch. The only downside is that the frame is a bit too thick.
Overall, I rate this a 10/10.
From: Ian, 5/12
String type and tension: Babolat Pro Hurricane, 54 lbs
Comments: I replaced my aged Head iRadical with the Youtek IG Extreme MP. It is strung with natural gut
and Luxilon Big Banger ALU. The Big Banger strings felt stiff for the first few matches but once they settled in are great.
This racquet provides great touch and is super on the backhand side. Every stroke is better, including the serve which
has gotten more consistent with added pace. I needed a shoulder friendly racquet and this seems to fill that need as
well. I do find that I am unexpectedly dumping some forehands into the net, but assume that is the result of the
different weight and balance from the iRadical that I played with for so many years. This racquet is super!
From: Mike, 4/12
String type and tension:17g Babolat Natural Gut-crosses; 17g Luxilon Big Banger ALU - Mains at 62lbs
Comments: Have played 2 months with it and it's really a great racquet! Provides excellent control and
maneuverable. Excellent choice for all around players.
From: Angel, 3/12
Comments: I changed my lighter PCT to Youtek Extreme IG MP. First few days I was disappointed and
5 days things changed. Now I am getting single handed backhands easily. My serves are improved. Thanks to the new
From: Musthafa, 3/12
Comments: Love the Extreme IG MP -- best racquet I've ever owned. Demo'd about 20
frames -- from all sorts of mfgs. Came down to the Radical MP and Extreme MP. Just liked
what seemed to be a little more maneuverability of the Extreme. Was concerned about the
very high stiffness rating with my arm; however, I feel no pain -- even when playing without
a vibe dampener. Did play with some 60-62 flex rating racquets in the demo-trials and
immediately felt pain. Also played with other frames with nearly identical weight, balance,
stiffness, etc. -- and each racquet played remarkably different. Moral: Take the spec ratings
with a grain a salt. Also tried the Pro version of the Extreme, and to my surprise, thought it
had too much uncontrolled power. The feel of the Extreme MP is very crisp, very precise,
not powerful (a good think to me / I like to control it more and provide power as needed)...
One can definitely amp up the groundstrokes and serves to blistering speeds, then turn
around and precisely land a drop-shot with ease. Bought 2 and am working through a
series of polys and synGuts. Polys really shine in this frame over SynGuts - more so than
I've seen in other racquets. Seems to be 52-55# is just about perfect unless you're some
beast with consistently ungodly stroke strength. Did notice about 6 grams of difference
from the 2 frames that required some lead on the head to match the two frames... Suggest
having TW balance a pair if you buy two+ ($10/racquet, I believe) -- or get a some lead tape
and a balance board.
From: Martin, 2/12
Comments: The Extreme MP is much more versatile than the extreme pro, gives good topspin, lob is
very good and
gives me incredible control. This racquet as the pro is very rigid and only gave me powerful shots without control.
From: Juan, 1/12
Comments: It took me a few months to find this awesome weapon. I was playing with a Babolat Aero
Storm GT for
the last year but found the swingweight to heavy for my one handed backhand in the end. My challenge was to find a
a low swingweight but it can still solid in the other aspect of the game. I demoed Dunlop Biomimetic 500 tour (a nice
with a little over power), Dunlop Biomimetic 300 Tour (very nice feel but to small sweet spot and little underpowered),
Youtek IG 300 (nice looking racquet but no power and to small sweet spot even if there is a 100 square inch surface
feeling of a wood board when you hit the ball even with low tension string) and Boris Becker London (too much
I love the Head Youtek Extreme MP because the 100 square inch surface is great for top spin. Also at net, this racquet
is very solid
on impact. The slices are a dream with this racquet. For the groundstrokes, it is very nice too. For my one handed
racquet is a dream and has helped me a lot. I can hit now those one handed backhands with more confidence than
before. I think
it is probably due to the balance of the racquet and the open string pattern. This racquet help me a lot to improve my
have also needed a little period of adaptation because the stiffness of the racquet. I found that a multifilament like
Tour 18 or 17 around 50 lbs gives the racquet a very nice feel. A hybrid string with a poly in the main and a multi in the
also a great mix. Since I play with this racquet I have naturally learned to be more fluid with my body and also my arm
for the best result on baseline shot. So far my best racquet and I love the graphics and the handle shape of Head.
From: Gilles, 9/11
Comments: I first tried this racquet with a mix of Luxilon and some Head synthetic gut as a hybrid. My
improved immediately, and the weight distribution was perfect for my one-handed backhand. But I just couldn't get the
to go over the net. It was just bizarre. I switched the crosses to natural Gut and it's the perfect racquet now. I have
and control and the forehand cruises across the net effortlessly. I'm very satisfied.
From: Andreas, 8/11
String type and tension: Luxilon Big Banger ALU Mains (52) / Babolat Tonic Nat Gut (54)
NTRP Rating: 4.5
Comments: I have been playing with the Babolat Pure Drive GT for 2 years (the best racquet I have ever
so far). It's a great racquet but once I reached a higher level I started missing a little bit more control. In search of a
could allow me to dictate play, and after testing Wilson BLX Pro Open (twist a lot in off center hits) and Babolat AeroPro
of maneuverability) I tried out the Head IG Extreme. It is just perfect. Very Solid, with a perfect blend of weight and
maneuverability. It maintains the same power level of the Babolat Pure Drive but with much more control. I will stay
with this one
From: Wilton, 7/11
String type and tension: Babolat RPM Blast, 56 lbs.
Comments: This is an amazing racquet! I love the stability it provides and the amount of top-spin I can
with it! Being arm friendly is another advantage. I can rip the ball hard from anywhere on the court or find angles using
spin it provides and I love volleying with it. It answered all the doubts I had when I tried Youtek Extreme MP. It has the
amount of power but in a more manageable way! I'm transitioning from Wilson K-Factor Six.One Team and Head's
Extreme MP is my favorite racquet from now on!
From: Harshit. 07/11
String type and tension: Solinco-60lb
NTRP Rating: 4.0
Comments: I switched from the original MP to the new one. The new one is longer and a little heavier. It
took me a
few times to get used to those differences, but now I love the feel. From the baseline I am getting more top spin and
I lost a little speed on serve, but have increased my spin. The biggest difference is at net my volleys are much crisper
controlled. Bottom line I was concerned with the different dimensions, but I have successfully made the switch.
From: Richard, New York, USA. 06/11
Comments: I had the original Extreme and a few months ago bought one of these new ones.
The new racquet is better weighted and MUCH more stable and solid. It is a much bigger step forward than I had
expected. All of
my shots have more penetration and the racquet is still very easy to swing.
From: Michael. 6/11
String type and tension: Babolat Pro Hurricane mains with syn gut crosses at 57lbs
Comments: I absolutely love this racquet. I just switched from playing with the older model, the Microgel
MP and this racquet compliments my all-round playstyle. The racquet has a really "crisp" feel to it compared to my
Mircogel due to
the stiffness being a lot higher.
From: Vincent. 5/11
String type and tension: Head Sonic Pro @ 60 lbs
NTRP Rating: 5.0
Comments: If you're a one-dimension power hitter, this isn't the racquet for you, go to any Wilson or
you're an all court player, read on. This is the best racquet on the market, bar none. This Youtek technology is
amazing; I can
keep the ball on the strings forever for devastating drop shots, short angles and lobs. When I want to crank a serve, the
there. I'm telling you, listen just once: Head has it going on; they're positioning their racquets for the return of the all
I hope Fed and Roddick read this, get rid of the Babs!
From: Jake, Boise, ID, USA, 02/11
String type and tension: Luxilon Big Banger, 54
NTRP Rating: 4.0-4.5
Comments: I changed from Youtek Extreme MP to Youtek IG Extreme MP because of the extra-length of
version. I think for one-handed backhand the standard-length of the new version is better. The new version is also
heavier and stiffer and has very much power. It feels different to the old version.
From: Josef, Austria, 02/11
String type and tension: Signum Pro Tornado, 26/25kg
NTRP Rating: 4.0
Comments: I'm REALLY disappointed with this racquet. I just switched after playing with the three
versions. I was really excited about Youtek IG aiming at getting an updated and better version; however, The first day I
hit with the
new stick, I found that my groundies were actually far out of control. I tried it for 20 days and could not get used to it. I
find a way figuring out the serve as I lost a little pop. I warn you to demo this version before buying it. BTW, I sold both
today and I'm coming back to Extreme Youtek...I missed you, baby!!
From: Marcos, Brasilia-DF, Brazil, 02/11
String type and tension: Head Sonic 54lb