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HEAD Youtek Graphene Instinct MP

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Launched: 2013

Subcategory: Tour Racquets

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POPULARITY

39.9%

RATE

4.25

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General Information

Tennizoom ID:
180851
Product:
HEAD Youtek Graphene Instinct MP
Product Group:
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Launched:
2013

Technologies

Youtek: Combines superior technologies to perfectly match your individual needs. Whether your game is aggressive and adventurous, or consistent and smooth, YouTek enhances your performance and brings out the best in you.

Graphene: This technology is integrated into the racquet shaft, making it more stable and allowing the optimized redistribution of weight. Weight is thus shifted to the tip and grip, providing better maneuverability and increased swingweight. Thanks to its revolutionary construction with the world's strongest and lightest material, graphene, this racquet provides the optimal redistribution of weight, giving you more power with even less effort.

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Specifications

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Head size
100 sq. in.
645 sq. cm
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Length
27 in.
68,58 cm
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Strung weight
11.00 oz.
312 g
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Balance
13.15 in.
33,40 cm
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Balance points
3 pts HL
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Stifness
70
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Grip type
Hydrosorb Pro
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Composition
Graphene

Extended Specifications

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Swingweight
310
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Swing speed
Medium-Fast
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Power formula
2111
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Power level
Low-Medium
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Beam width
23 mm / 24.5 mm / 22.5 mm
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String pattern
16 / 19
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Stringing type
Two Piece
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Stringing tension (pounds)
48 - 57 lbs
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Stringing tension (kg)
22 - 26 kg

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Average Rating

4.25

Feature Averages

Serves

(4.75)

Volleys

(3.75)

Slice

(4.50)

Topspin

(4.50)

Returns

(3.50)

Groundstrokes

(4.00)

Niccolo Reina


Player Level: 6.5 |badges1 |


I usually play with APD GT. This stick has more power

I usually play with APD GT. This stick has more power than my APD GT. It also has better feel and easier access to spin and precise targeting. The flex rating is 70, but it didnt play that way. It feels much more flexible. I was hitting flat serves easily and generating spin was no problem with the open string pattern. This is arm friendly and easy to swing. Highly reccoment this stick!

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Malkah Pederson


Player Level: 5 |


Coming from an APD GT, this Graphene Instinct MP is

Coming from an APD GT, this Graphene Instinct MP is now my raquet of choice base on previous model review. As New APD GT'13 seems to has more power, I decide to go for more controllable power. From the first hit, I'm not familiar with lighter swing weight and tend to make some errors by over exaggerating the racquet's head speed. Though the Instinct plays very comfortable from the baseline I noticed vibration on volleys, especially on off-center hits. Then I added a little lead tape to increase swingweight and amazingly all the problems are gone. With lead tape, the racquet response enabled me to play volleys comfortably. Now my shot has more plowthrough and also good spin, though it's not that heavy spin like with the APD GT.

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Lynn Keeton


Player Level: 5.5 |


I love this racquet very much. Compared to the last

I love this racquet very much. Compared to the last version, it is more stable frame-wise, but took some time to get use to the shift in the weight distribution. It still gives that effortless power and then some. Also for me it gave me more of that topspin and control I needed. All in all this racquet has potential to be a great weapon for those who know what to do with its power. It really feels like I just need to use my instinct and the racquet does the rest, hence its name.

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Fukyo Yamamoto


Player Level: 4.5 |


Excellent Racquet. The Head YouTek Graphene Instinct

Excellent Racquet. The Head YouTek Graphene Instinct MP compliments my game very nicely. However, I did need to up the weight of the racquet ever so slightly. It's very maneuverable and very spin friendly. I am not going to say that this version of Instinct is as stable at the net as the Ingera version of the same racquet; but it still plays well at the net. Being a baseline player who likes to hit heavy ground strokes and serve big, this is certainly my racquet of choice for 2013 and possibly longer. I use Luxilon M2 Pro 1.25 mm 16 L stings in all my racquets as I find the strings to be very comfortable and durable. If anything I have found that these strings actually make this particular racquet even better. No issues with arm pain what so ever. This racquet is my top pick for anyone who plays a heavy baseline game and likes a powerful serve.

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