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July 4, 2010

2010 Wimbledon Tennis Gear Notables - The Men

We could talk about the big win, as usual, for Nikein this year's men's final between Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych - Nikehas them both head to toe. But that's pretty apparent. Here are our two less obvious notes:

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Djokovic's Move to Sergio Tacchini
Sergio Tacchini
We've known the Joker to be an adidas guy, but things change. We may be late to the party on this news, but we're big fans of the old school brand, Sergio Tacchini.Classic, clean, perfect for Wimbledon.

Check out Sergio Tacchini apparel at Amazonand Do It Tennis.

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However, Djokovic is still wearing the adidas Barricade tennis shoe and swinging the Head YouTek Speed Pro Tennis Racquet.

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Rafa's New Strings
As part of his standard excellent color commentary of the Wimbledon final, John McEnroe made note of the specific string Champion Rafael Nadal was using, Babolat RPM Blast. The RPM Blast is the new string used by both Nadal and Andy Roddick - its a good string for big hitters like those two. It sports an 8-sided cross-section which adds extra bite on the ball for added topspin and slice. New high density co-polymer polyester monofilament combined with a new cross-linked silicone coating provides even more spin and greater ball control.

Check out the RPM Blast at Amazonor at Do It Tennis.

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April 2, 2010

Four Great Tennis Racquets, Four Great Prices

It is Spring time, and maybe you're thinking about getting some new sticks for the season. Here are four with killer prices, from Head, Babolat, Prince and Dunlop.

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Head MicroGel Extreme Team '09
Suited for players with moderate, powerful strokes. Recommended for the 3.0-4.5 NTRP level players.

$149 at DoItTennis

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Dunlop M Fil 200
Suited for players with moderate, powerful strokes. Recommended for the 3.0-4.5 NTRP level players.

$129 at DoItTennis

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Prince o3 White Tennis Racquet
Suited for players with moderate, powerful strokes. Recommended for the 3.0+ NTRP level players.

$129 at DoItTennis

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Babolat XS 102 Tennis Racquet
Suited for players with moderate, powerful strokes. Recommended for the 3.0+ NTRP level players.

$99 at DoItTennis

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December 2, 2009

Holiday Tennis Gift Picks: Head Liquimetal 8

41twF8J9yJL._AA280_.jpgHead Liquidmetal 8 Tennis Racquet
The game of tennis is changing, and one of Head's key goals is to create specific technologies that ideally fit players' varied needs. That's why the company developed Liquidmetal technology, a revolutionary new material that produces a unique blend of power and control. The unique Liquidmetal atomic structure is 2-1/2 times stronger than titanium and delivers 29 percent more power. That means faster serves, better returns, and superior volleys. The secret to Liquidmetal's performance is its liquid atomic structure, which does not deform on impact. This allows Liquidmetal racquets to efficiently utilize the pure energy of each ball impact rather than losing it during the swing. Head takes full advantage of Liquidmetal by applying it to four strategic areas of the Liquidmetal 8's head, letting you power through the ball with confidence.

The Liquidmetal 8 racquet also employs several other Head technologies. The racquet's Total Sweetspot Construction (TSC), for example, offers an innovative corrugated structure that increases the torsional stability in the racquet head. This corrugation extends the sweet spot through the entire head, resulting in superior control. Now you'll feel like you've hit the sweet spot with every shot. The racquet also includes Head's NoShox dampening system, which consists of a unique memory foam integrated into the racquet handle. The NoShox system significantly reduces racquet vibrations by more than 27 percent compared to conventional racquets, so even the most powerful game will be easy on the arm. Finally, the Liquidmetal 8 includes an integrated string dampener that's fixed onto the grommets. The string dampener reduces string vibration even more, encouraging a more comfortable swing while creating the perfect sound and feel when you hit the ball.

The most powerful offering in the Liquidmetal line, the Liquidmetal 8 is geared toward the beginning to intermediate-level player with a slow to moderate swing. The racquet is particularly appropriate for players who need an extra-forgiving sweet spot and a lighter weight.

Specifications:

* Head size: 112 square inches
* Length: 27.33 inches
* Weight: 10.1 ounces
* Stiffness: 66
* Balance: 13.98 inches, head heavy
* Cross section: 28mm/26mm tapered beam
* Swing weight: 312 kg/sq cm
* String pattern: 16 x 19
* Grip: Head HydroSorb

See our Holiday Tennis Gift Guide for more gift-giving ideas.

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August 18, 2009

No More Vibration Dampeners: Head YouTek Radical OS & OS Lite

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Head YouTek Radical Lite OS Tennis Racquet
The Head '09 YOUTEK Radical OS Tennis Racquet has the perfect combination of power and control. This is an excellent racquet for a wide range of players. Technology and Construction: Head® YOUTEK - d3o/Teflon®. Beam: 21.5mm, Head Size: 107 sq. in., Weight Unstrung: 10.4 oz. Balance Unstrung: 1"HL/320mm, Length: 27", String Pattern: 18/19, Swing Style: L4. Grip: HydroSorb Tour.

Head YouTek Radical OS Tennis Racquet

Head YouTek Radical Lite OS Tennis Racquet

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July 16, 2009

More on Head's YOUTEK Radical Series Launch

We covered the launch a couple weeks ago - click here to read - so we won't bore you with the YOUTEK racquets.

But we will tell you there are new YOUTEK radical bags that we've just learned about. The new bags are designed with extreme abrasion and dirt resistant material on the bottom; longer, padded shoulder straps; metal buckles; and a detachable, adjustable, convertible shoulder strap system.

In orange and blue, we must say they're looking pretty snazzy.

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July 14, 2009

Tennis Racquets on Sale - Head Microgel Extreme (New)

31oYS9wsppL._AA280_.jpgNEW Head MicroGel Extreme Pro Tennis Racquet
Brand new, this is a GREAT deal. Plus the full original racquet cover included. The racquet comes unstrung.
String Pattern: 16/19
Swingstyle: L3
Beam: 24 / 26 / 23 mm
Head size: 645 cm² / 100 sq. inch
Weight: 315 g / 11.1 oz
Balance: 310 mm
Length: 685 mm / 27''
Colors: yellow/black

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July 13, 2009

Tennis Racquets on Sale - Head Liquidmetal 8

21A83X8JM4L._AA280_.jpgHead Liquidmetal 8 Tennis Racquet
The Head Liquidmetal 8 is the most powerful offering in the Head Liquidmetal line, with a very forgiving sweetspot and significantly lighter weight. More forgiving than any of the other Liquidmetal racquets, the Liquidmetal 8 is geared toward a beginning to intermediate level player with a slow to moderate swing who requires a larger sweetspot. Open string pattern further enhances spin and size of the sweetspot. NoShox handle reduces vibrations by 27% without dampening feel.

* Racquet SpecificationsHeadsize: 112 sq. in.
* Length: 27.33 in.
* Weight (strung): 10.10 oz.
* Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 66
* Balance: 13.98 in. Head Heavy
* Cross Section: 28mm/26mm Tapered Beam
* Swingweight: 312 kg*sq. cm
* String Pattern: 16x19
* Grip: Head HydroSorb

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July 8, 2009

Tennis Racquets on Sale - Head MicroGel 12

head-microgel-12-tennis-racket.jpgThe Head MicroGel 12 Tennis Racket is on sale for $99 - quite a bargain.

The MicroGel 12 is a light, powerful racquet for the beginner to intermediate player with a short stroke game. It also is quite head heavy so it has good weight behind your swing. It has a humongous sweet spot and excellent control for a racquet with this power.

The MicroGel material is infused through the hoop. This distributes shock around the frame, eliminating vibration and making this a very comfortable racquet to play with.

MicroGEL Technology: MicroGEL is a revolutionary silicone based material with the lowest density of any solid known on the planet. This incredible "Super Material" weighs only about 3mg per cubic centimeter, but is able to support up to 4,000 times it's own weight. HEAD has combined MicroGEL with stiff and strong carbon composite fibers to create a racquet with incredible responsive qualities. On ball impact, HEAD MicroGEL uniformly distributes the impact load around the frame circumference providing a rock solid feel and unique touch that has to be experienced to be believed.

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July 1, 2009

Head Launches YOUTEK Racquet Line

generic_jpic.jpgHead has a new line of racquets out there called Youtek (odd name if you ask me). YOUTEK racquets are designed to adapt to all levels of tennis skill, YOUTEK technologies focus on individual playing styles to enhance performance and bring out the best play in "YOU"...



31gO3mUMadL._AA280_.jpgThe Head® '09 YOUTEK Speed Pro Tennis Racquetis the racquet used by Novak Djokovic. Its heavier frame with very thin beam provides excellent touch for exceptional feel. Technology and Construction: Head® YOUTEK - d3o/Teflon®. Beam: 18mm, Head Size: 98 sq. in., Weight Unstrung: 11.8 oz. Balance Unstrung: 1-1/3"HL/310mm, Length: 27", Grip String Pattern: 16/19, Swing Style: L5.



31B1bEGm+oL._AA280_.jpgThe Head® '09 YOUTEK Speed Lite Tennis Racquetis the lightest racquet in the Speed Series and is an excellent option for players with a moderate swing style. This racquet provides the perfect combination of power, maneuverability, control and feel. Technology and Construction: Head® YOUTEK - d3o/Teflon®. Beam: 24mm, Head Size: 102 sq. in., Weight Unstrung: 9.2 oz. Balance Unstrung: even/340mm, Length: 27", String Pattern: 16/19, Swing Style: S2.

Check out all the Head Youtek Racquets

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April 29, 2009

Beginner Tennis Racquet Week: Head Liquidmetal 4

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The Head Liquidmetal 4 still offers some of the controlled feel of Head's player's racquets, but with a more forgiving sweetspot and significantly lighter weight. More forgiving than the Liquidmetal 2, but more controlled than the Liquidmetal 8, the Liquidmetal 4 is geared toward an intermediate player with a moderate to fast swing who requires a slightly larger sweetspot than traditional player's racquets. Open string pattern further enhances spin and size of the sweetspot. NoShox handle reduces vibrations by 27% without dampening feel.

Racquet Specifications


  • Headsize: 102 sq. in.

  • Length: 27.50 in.

  • Weight (strung): 10.35 oz.

  • Stiffness (Babolat RDC): 72

  • Balance: 14.17 in. Head Heavy

  • Cross Section: 25mm Straight Beam

  • Swingweight: 330 kg*sq. cm

  • String Pattern: 16x19

  • Grip: Head HydroSorb

Check out the Head Liquidmetal 4 Tennis Racquet

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January 12, 2009

HEAD Signs World No. 3 Novak Djokovic

1453.png01/06/09 - Kennelbach - Austria - HEAD announced that the company has signed a long term agreement with tennis superstar Novak Djokovic of Serbia, who currently ranks third in the South African Airways ATP ranking. Djokovic will make his debut as a HEAD athlete at the Brisbane International this week. The partnership became effective on January 1st, 2009.

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January 11, 2009

HEAD Signs Squash World No. 1 Karim Darwish

Karim-Darwish.jpgAustria - Kennelbach - January 2009 - HEAD proudly presents the endorsement of the Egyptian squash pro and World No.1 Karim Darwish. The partnership became effective on January 1st 2009.

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December 8, 2008

Gift Idea for the Advanced Player - The Head Metallix 6

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Head Metallix 6
One of the best selling racquets online - this stick comes with a cover included, and it comes unstrung. Any player you know who is a fan of Head racquets would be trilled to get this upgrade.

Product Specs:


  • Powerful tennis racquet made of carbon fiber and crystalline metal alloy blend

  • LMS throat design creates larger hitting surface without increasing racquet size

  • Stabilizer minimizes racquet vibration to produce comfortable swing motion

  • 115-square-inch head is lightweight and balanced for optimal pick-up feeling

  • Measures 27.33

inches long and weighs 8.8 ounces; 16/19 string pattern

Check out the Head Metallix 6

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December 5, 2008

Gift Idea for Intermediate Player - The Head Ti S6 Tennis Racquet

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Head Ti S6 Tennis Racquet
For the mid-range player, this racquet is the #1 selling racquet for intermediate players on Amazon.com. It comes prestrung - making for a gift that's ready to go when its opened.


  • Length: 27 3/4

  • Head Size: 115

  • Weight: 8.0 oz.

  • Balance: 380mm

  • Cross Sect1on: 28.5mm

  • Type of Swing: Full-Moderate strokes

  • String Tension:57-66 lbs

  • Flex: Stiff

  • Features:

  • Patented Head Titanium/Graphite Composite

  • Sweetspot Design

  • Softac Grip


Check out the Head Ti S6 Tennis Racquet

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