HEAD proudly presents a new weapon for extreme power and spin on the tennis court: the new YouTek™ IG Extreme series featuring HEAD’s new Innegra™ fibre technology. Just like Croatia's HEAD racquet rebel Ivan Ljubicic, many modern players rely on baseline power hitting and spin to win matches - and that is exactly what the new HEAD YouTek™ IG Extreme provides.
HEAD’s YouTek™ concept aims to provide tennis players with the perfect racquet for their individual game. The new YouTek™ IG Extreme is specially designed for the needs of players like Ivan Ljubicic. It offers touch, power and spin for baseline hitters with a long swing style. In addition, Innegra™ promises to bring racquet head innovation to another level. Extremely tough and light, Innegra™ boasts the lowest density of any existing fibre and, combined with carbon fibre, forms an ultra-tough hybrid-composite structure. The result: improved stability and increased shock absorption. Racquet vibration from ball impact is reduced by up to 17 percent, yielding unique control and precision.
The four models of the YouTekTM IG Extreme Line line have their technology
integrated into the layup of the racquets. It is highlighted by a new shaft which, due to its comfortable ergonomic shape, is also optimized for the double-handed backhand player. The racquet provides a more solid feel and sound on court and better touch on the ball. The secret: a special cross section which provides more torsional stiffness in the shaft.
The distinctive black-and-yellow Extreme also sets trends in racquet design, with modern and aggressive design elements.
HEAD racquet rebel Ivan Ljubicic is convinced by the benefits of the Extreme racquet: “It is a very powerful racquet, if not the most powerful on the Tour. It helps me a lot with my serve, but also to give the ball rotation with topspin and slice.”
The new Extreme range including Pro, MP, Elite and OS models includes the right option for every playing style, backed up by the technological pedigree which has become a HEAD trademark on the ATP and WTA circuits – and anywhere tennis is played.
See below for more details on the different versions of the new YouTek™ Extreme IG series:
• YouTekTM IG Extreme Pro: All of the benefits of the Extreme in a heavier, stiffer version. This racquet provides all of the extra touch, power and spin you want for an aggressive game.
• YouTekTM IG Extreme MP: The Extreme’s perfect combination of weight and balance allows it to be very quick through the air, while still providing a rock-solid feel.
• YouTekTM IG Extreme Elite: This newly shaped frame has a bigger head size and less weight for increased spin. With new HEAD YouTek™ technology it provides maximum power and a unique solid feel.
• YouTekTM IG Extreme OS: The Extreme OS shares many of the characteristics of the Extreme MP, with a wider frame geometry that provides increased spin and fewer miss-hits, ensuring maximum power with solid feel and touch.
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