Head YOUTEK IG Instinct

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*If the string you want is not in the menu, select "String not in this menu" and on the next page type the name of the string into the stringing instructions. The price of the string will be added to your order once processed.

Stringing information for Head YOUTEK IG Instinct Racquet: Tension range 48 to 57 pounds, optimum 52 pounds.

Endorsed by ATP player Tomas Berdych and WTA star Maria Sharapova, the Youtek IG Instinct MP is a great option for the intermediate through advanced level player. Possessing a very comfortable feel, the racquet provides a level of stability and solidness that belies its light, 10.9 ounce strung weight, and separates it from previous versions of the Instinct. From the baseline there is a useful amount of power to help players put some added zing on shots. The open string pattern provides ample bite for hitting with both topspin and slice, leaving the player free to be creative with shot selection and variety. The solid and stable feel continues at net, making this a great option for the attacking singles player as well as the frequent doubles player. All in all, this versatile racquet is a great option for the player looking for spin, maneuverability, power and comfort.

*Does not come with racquet cover.

Strung Specifications

Head Size:
100 sq. in. / 645.16 sq. cm.
Length: 27in / 68.58cm
Strung Weight: 10.9oz / 309.01g
Balance: 5 pts HL
Swingweight: 303
Stiffness: 69
Beam Width: 23mm / 25mm / 24mm /
Composition: d3o / Innegra / Graphite
Power Level: Low-Medium
Stroke Style: Medium-Full
Swing Speed: Medium-Fast
Racquet Colors:
Blue / Grey
Grip Type: Hydrosorb Tour
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: None
Two Pieces
Shared Holes: 7T, 8T, 7H, 8H
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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