The YouTek Instinct IG series launches in two versions, the MP and the S model. Both will allow players to create power in their strokes much easier, due to better maneuverability of the racquet during the swinging movement and less energy loss at ball impact. They also feature HEAD's innovative Innegra™ technology, which reduces vibration on ball impact and allows for more control.
These latest additions to the HEAD line features a slim, aerodynamic frame geometry in the racquet head, making the racquet more maneuverable and allowing for highest swing speeds. In contrast, the newly designed racquet shaft has a robust and stable cross-section, which provides maximum stiffness in the area with the highest bending moment.
Swing Style: L3
Item #: 230472
YouTek™: YouTek™ combines superior technologies to perfectly match your individual needs. Whether your game is aggressive and adventurous or consistent and smooth, YouTek™ enhances your performance and brings out the best in you. YouTek™ incorporates different technologies to give you the individual benefits you need to match your playing style. In HEAD's tour racquets, YouTek™ includes d3o™, Grommets with Teflon® friction reducing polymer and Aramid bumpers.
d3o™: d3o™ belongs to the "smart materials" category and is a futuristic material with abnormal behavior characteristics. More specifically d3o™ changes its behavior under dynamic loading or impact. Integrated in the lay-up and positioned in the shaft area where the racket flexes the most, d3o™ maximizes performance and offers new possibilities for players.
d3o™ is able to sense the needs of the players during different strokes. It's able to adapt to YOU. On high speed impacts (aggressive shots), the smart molecules lock together within nano seconds and dramatically increase the stiffness of the racquet to provide maximum power. On slow speed impacts (slices or drop shots), the smart molecules absorb the impact to provide a softer touch for better feel. What does this mean to a tennis player? Passing shots are even harder and drop shots have more precision rewarding your spontaneity and supporting your courageous decisions.
Teflon Grommets: Grommets with Teflon
The HEAD Grommets with Teflon friction reducing polymer provides a low-friction contact surface, enabling the strings to slide through the grommets with nearly no friction. Benefit: Moving without resistance, the strings maintain the energy during ball impact, providing you with more power.
Inegra: Innegra™ is today the worlds lightest high performance fibre. Its extreme toughness together with HEADs advanced carbon composite technology leads to a novel ultra tough hybrid composite.
The new HEAD Innegra™ hybrid-composite structure is integrated into the racquet for shock absorption and improved stability. As a result vibrations are reduced by up to 17% on ball impact for unique control and precision. This protects the player from the forces of a ball impact.
On top of this: HEAD’s new hybrid-composite structure with the ultra tough Innegra™ fibre considerably extends the performance of your HEAD racquet, that means that racquets remains longer in the perfect condition without losing any of its great properties.
*Note, this racquet does not ship with a cover but one is available for purchase at checkout!
Player Profiles - Professionals using Head YouTek IG Instinct MP (100) Tennis Racquets