HEAD Youtek IG Speed MP 18X20 Tennis Racquet
The HEAD Youtek IG Speed MP 18×20 tennis racquet is a great new tennis racquet. I’ve always loved Head racquets, whether they were for my tennis game or my squash game, and I love this HEAD Youtek IG Speed MP tennis racquet as well. In fact during the winter ski season I even do my downhill on Head skis. I have always found that Head products, at least to me were the very best. Now don’t go flying off the handle here and tell me that brand xyz is better for so and so and brand abc is better for such and such. That possibly may be true but as an overall brand of a sporting goods manufacturer, I think that Head is tops. Now there may be a few people even here at Racquetsports that disagree with me but that’s fine, after all this is America isn’t it?
For the record, the HEAD Youtek IG Speed MP 18×20 tennis racquet is endorsed by tennis great Novak Djokovic, and who am I to argue with Novak? So what is different and new about the HEAD Youtek IG Speed MP tennis racquet? Well for starters this racquet is using some technology that is borrowed from an unusual place in my opinion, the surfboard industry. Here’s the technical jazz. Innegrity LLC developed a fiber called Innegra, originally for use by the surfboard industry. This melt-spun fiber exhibits very low density and high modulus. Exhibiting high toughness and unique flex characteristics, the fiber is integrated into the graphite matrix to increase the strength of the frame for greater stability and less vibration. Innegra fibers exhibit this incredible strength while being lighter than glass, carbon, and aramid. Now if you can understand all of that, then you are way cool in my opinion.
The HEAD Youtek IG Speed MP Tennis Racquet And The YouTek d30 Material
The HEAD Youtek IG Speed MP still features the YouTek technology, which primarily focuses on the d30 material. With the d30 material, on high speed 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 shots such as slice or drop shots,the d3o molecules absorb the impact to provide a softer touch for better feel. Lots of pop with this racquet yet it has a soft touch. It is a extremely flexible racquet. Pretty impressive stuff if you ask me.
The tighter 18×20 stringing pattern on the HEAD Youtek IG Speed MP 18X20 still gives you plenty of bite for heavy spin from the baseline, but is still tight enough for flat hitters to feel comfortable with this racquet. The head size is a nice 100 square inches and it weighs in at 11.1 ounces unstrung.
Overall, The HEAD Youtek IG Speed MP is another winner from the smart Heads over at Head, Ha Ha!