For the first time in many years I took a one week vacation to the beach! I mean a full week! And, I found out how much fun a vacation can be.
Anyone that operates their own business, small or enterprise, knows how we think everything will fail if we are not there every single hour of every day. Not so!
However, before I left on this marvelous week I did some work on the two new Head Instinct Series racquets. The Instinct MP and the Instinct S. By the time you read this you may know the winner of the women’s singles and if it is Maria Sharapova take a good look at her racquet and you will see the Head Instinct S in her hand. Tomas Berdych is using the Head Instinct MP but he did not make it as far as Maria.
When I get back to the shop I will post more technical specs on both of these racquets but till then let me say they incorporate most of the Head material components but they also include a different shape for the racquet cross section and, my favorite, a string pattern that makes the spacing between every string almost identical!
Stringers, this means shared holes! Yes! So be prepared to think to avoid any cross-overs. The last racquets I did used what I called a “matrix” string pattern that required shared holes and I know there is some resistance to them. But the design enhances the performance of the racquet so “embrace” the shared holes!
Both of these racquets hit with plenty of power and noticeable comfort. Both were strung with the new Head FXP Tour string at very low string bed stiffness. I think this string contributed to the comfort. I re-strung them both with Head FXP but did not have a chance to hit with them…because I went on vacation!