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on March 22, 2012
Head is on top of the game with a new release of the Innegra (IG) line of racquets, as it builds on last year's popularized Youtek technology. The new cosmetic application is definitely toned down from its solid bright yellow, eye popping cousin. Providing an enhanced soft yet solid feel, players will find the newer model to be much more than simply a new paintjob to nail home the point.


To say the least, the frame was remarkably interesting to play with. I generally do not generate very much spin on my backhand however this racquet provided easy topspins on my backhand and all other areas of the court. The rounded shape of the head widens up the sweet spot just a tad bit for easier access to spin and pop. It gave me enough control to move into the court and finish off points, perfect for players who love to take large loopy spin oriented swings at the ball.


My volleys were nice and solid well within the line, but I did find that it was harder to place the ball where I needed. The racquet felt a little too lively and unstable at the net, a little difficult to control. With a less headlight weight distribution, the racquet proved to be a bit more challenging to maneuver as well, especially at critical points at the net. The low headlight weight made the frame feel almost "clunky" and hard to me to remain mobile on the court.


I found this racquet to have too much in power when it came down to my serves. I couldn't go all out on my serves as I would with most first serves, thus I had to tone down on the power level to a more moderate swing. I could put my kicks on the ball without a problem, but when it came to my precision the racquet was a little unpredictable.


The new matrix in the Youtek IG Extreme Pro does feel more dampened than the original Youtek Extreme Pro. I also like the Hydrosorb Tour Grip replacing the traditional leather. The classic feel on the racquet is nice but with that much power coming off that string bed, it's nice to have a higher level of cushioning for a smoother shot and less forearm discomfort. This racquet had a little too much power for me but I was able to make up for that by adding additional spin to my groundstrokes. I would recommend this racquet for any 4.0 level or higher player or if you are looking for increased spin generation on your shots.

Head YouTek IG Extreme Pro Tennis Racquet-Unstrung
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on June 18, 2013
Even if I'm not a pro, this product rocks. And I got it with an awesome deal, for only $110.

I wouldn't doubt buying it, even more --> I'd love to buying a second one.
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on August 19, 2013
My son is a juniour and liked the little extra weight for a more solid stroke. Does reduce head speed on serves though.
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