Category Archives: Customization!
Customization. What it can do for you!
It is here, and I bet you heard another big BOOM recently!
The Head Boom Team 2022 has arrived and is ready for you to try! The Boom Team is a valuable addition to the Head lineup.
For years players have been asking for a 102 square inch racquet that has the “player” characteristics they wanted.
Player characteristics can mean different things to different players, but here is what the Head Boom Team 2022 has:
A fairly thin beam
A thin head cross-section
A modified box beam shaft cross-section
This racquet continues with Graphene and fresh Auxetic material that has been popular in the Boom Pro and Boom MP!
All specifications are in the chart below but suffice to say; this is a significant step in the right direction!
Looking at the inside of the shaft, you will notice the transitional shape from a thin box beam into a slightly thicker trapezoidal beam.
The head shape also continues with the broader upper section like the Boom Pro and Boom MP. Most “aggressive” shots are hitting the string bed in this area, so giving it more energy makes sense!
The density of the string in that area should contribute to good string life.
The first thing you notice upon pickup (first moment) is the weight distribution. While this is still a “headlight” model (see the specs below), the weight is toward the tip of the racquet.
We have had great results with the Boom Pro and Boom MP in both “retail” and full custom racquets, so, If you are considering a racquet upgrade, this one should be on your list!
|Racquet Model||Head Boom Team 2022|
|Reference Tension||55 lbs - 24.9 kg|
|String||Head Reflex MLT 17|
|Machine Used||True Tension Professional|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||61 - After stringing|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||45.0|
|Racquet - In Plane Stiffness||389.6 lbs/Inch|
|Head Area, cm2||659.7|
|Head Area, Sq. Inch||102.3|
|Number of Main Strings||16|
|Number of Cross Strings||19|
|Main String Grid||7.80|
|Cross String Grid||10.80|
|Density (% of head filled with string)||.845|
|Average Cross String Space||.568|
|Average Main String Space||.500
|Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT||33|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||184.57|
|First Moment, Nm||.786|
|Swing Weight, Kg/cm2||305|
|Swing Weight, Ounces||10.76|
|Swing Weight Calculated||340.7|
|Head Weight, %||49.1%|
|Center of Percussion||20.8|
|Dwell Time, ms||9.18|
|Efective Stiffness - lbs||26.9|
There is a need for clear descriptions of tennis racquets so you, and we can make good buying decisions.
Head has applied this to the Prestige 2021 Series and it is a little confusing, maybe. So here is the information as we know it right now and according to the racquets in stock is correct:
You can see the entire Prestige 2021 Line-Up including additional data here
In addition to our commitment to full custom racquets, we also believe in racquets that have been pushed aside by newer models just because it is the thing to do each year!
Of course, there can be material and design changes to racquets that make them desirable and that is always a good thing but maybe not every year! Our experience has been that a typical consumer will use a racquet for about three (3) years. But we also know that there are those players that want the very latest of everything!
We know the Head Speed Graphene Touch is an extraordinary tennis racquet! The shared hole string pattern was around for a short time but it is a good pattern…so we have some of those!
The Head Prestige Tour Graphene 360+ is another incredible tennis racquet that should not be overlooked even though the Auxetic Prestige series is here. The Prestige Tour features a 99 square inch head size with an 18×19 string pattern. This is a real “players” racquet, to use the common descriptive, although anyone can play with this racquet. We have these!
The Yonex V-Core without the VDM is another example of a good racquet being replaced before its time, and the same goes for the V-Core Pro 97 and 100! Some players prefer the feedback of the non-VDM racquets. We have those.
The previous version of the Wilson Ultra 100 is preferred by some due to the grip pallet configuration and construction.
So what is the point, here?
Very simply it is to let everyone know that there is life after new models by opting for an older model, and, letting those that prefer previous models know that some are available. These racquets will not be “dumped”, they are too good for that!
Of course, there are not many of the “special” racquets so use the “Easy Order” tab to let us know you are thinking about one or more!
Happy New Year!
We have begun to receive additional full custom racquets and components so this update will let you know what is available now.
For 2022 we have added:
Head Prestige Pro (Auxetic) 98, Thin beam: 21, 20, 20mm, String Pattern: 18×20
Head Boom Pro (Auxetic) 98, Thin beam: 22mm, String Pattern: 16×19
Head Boom MP (Auxetic) 100, Thinish beam: 21, 24, 23.5mm, String Pattern: 16×19
Head Extreme Tour (big picture above) 98, Thin beam: 21, 23, 22mm, String Pattern: 16×19
Head Extreme MP (360+) 100, Thinish beam: 23, 26, 21mm, String Pattern: 16×19
Head Gravity Pro (hot lava/teal)(360+) 100, Thin beam: 20mm, String Pattern: 18×20
*Head Prestige Mid (Graphene Touch), 93, Thin beam: 20mm, String Pattern: 16×19
Head Calfskin Leather Grip
These are limited in quantity and require complete customization and assembly to create a full custom racquet for you. If you are interested please let us know so we can begin the specification conversation. We have designed an “order” format however it does not allow for the conversation necessary to create your racquet, so…
Use the “Easy Order” tab to get started.
Racquet Quest, LLC has for years been doing the extensive evaluation of racquets and string for the benefit of our client’s customization requirements.
Now we are making this evaluation “program” available to anyone that wants to dig deeper into the workings of the string in the racquet!
This is serious stuff and requires significant resources but it is worth it!
Please contact us of you would like to take advantage of our evaluation program!