In May 2010 Head launches the YouTek™ Star Series introducing three different racquets for recreational players: YouTek™ Three Star, YouTek™ Five Star and YouTek™ Six Star. The series features four different technologies - individually adapted in every racquet.
The YouTek™ Star Series, which was developed in cooperation with Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi, offers great playability and superior comfort. Besides d3o™, which is already incorporated in all Youtek™ racquets, Head introduces three pioneering technologies that are brand new and innovative: QuadFace, Control Ring and Multizone Grip.
Four innovative technologies
•The frame-inlay, d3o™, is a “smart material” that currently exists in Youtek™ racquets. The molecules of the inlay stay soft during slow hits and lock together on hard hits. d3o™ senses the needs of the play and adapts to the player. It provides maximum power and control on every shot. Passing shots become more forceful and drop shots are more precise, rewarding spontaneity and supporting courageous decisions.•QuadFace extends the string bed at the key points of the frame providing longer strings and an enlarged sweet spot resulting in maximum power.•As the play gets harder and faster, the Control Ring makes sure the player keeps a grip on his game.•Thanks to its unique, smooth and sweat-absorbent non-slip surface, the new Multizone Grip™ offers greater comfort and control during game play. It enables for the first time to integrate the racquet design in the grip
The Youtek™ Star Series
The combination of these technologies perfectly fits the needs of recreational players who are looking for high quality at very attractive price points, clearly summarized by the new slogan of the Youtek™ star series: “Performance amplified – More Power. More Control. More Comfort”.
YouTek™ Three Star – This racquet combines the d3o™ with the inner QuadFace technology, and perfectly matches the needs of all occasional players aiming for higher ball speed.
YouTek™ Five Star – This racquet offers the perfect swing for more frequent players, as it incorporates d3o, QuadFace and two control rings. Furthermore, a Multizone Grip offers superior handling; the racquet offers not only more control, but also incomparable comfort.
YouTek™ Six Star – The YouTek Six Star series provides extra stability and swing to perfectly suit hard hitters who are still interested in maintaining comfort and control. It comes along with the brand new Multizone Grip, includes the d3o™ and QuadFace technologies, and stands out through four integrated Control Rings.
HEAD STAR SERIES PROMOTION
The launch of the Youtek™ star series will be supported by Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi, co-creators of the racquets. Steffi and Andre will appear in four short viral films explaining the different technologies and their advantages to the consumer. A sweepstake will be offered at head.com, giving consumers the possibility to win a “match of their life” with the two tennis legends. Steffi and Andy will mingle with the chosen winner and give him or her the chance to beat them on court.