Category Archives: Good News!

New Head Racquets on the Way!

While we are not supposed to publish any specifications or images, we can certainly let you know that some new things are coming from Head.

Frequently we are asked, “when is a new Prestige coming”? Now we can answer that by telling you it will be in January 2020. Of course, you will be able to try them before then, but January is the ship date.

We have seen and worked on the racquets, and I can tell you the graphics package is incredible, in my opinion!

In addition to the new Prestige in January, a new Speed is coming in March 2020.

We will post more information as we can so stay tuned!

Grip Shape and Size Customization!

Racquet Quest, LLC is really happy to announce an addition to our Grip Shape and Customization capabilities!  After several years of design and experimentation we have 3D printed grip pallets!  Our grip pallets are printed locally so your racquet stays at the World Headquarters!

Custom Printed Grip Pallets

Due to the racquet manufacturing variations it is not feasible to print a “bunch” of size 3 pallets, for example, so we design and print a grip pallet for your racquet exclusively!

So, if you want your racquet to have a “rounder” grip shape, or a “flatter” grip shape it is possible!  In fact if a grip of an unusual shape is required, and the racquet shaft is compatible, that can be produced!

Extending a racquet is now more efficient due to the length of the printed components.

If a full blown extension is not part of the plan right now a “finishing plug” with the desired length is designed and printed to fit your exact shaft dimensions.

Please contact us if you have questions about the process, and what dynamic changes will occur, and what additional customization might be desired.

Due to the “customization” that may be required on the racquet the manufacturers warranty, if any, will, most likely, be “voided!”


Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD

Have you ever wanted to play with a Yonex Pro racquet but really want a 18 x 20 string pattern?  Well your want’s have come true!  The new Yonex VCore Pro 97 HD is that racquet and it is here!

The great new green and gold cosmetic creates a “menacing” tool for your game.  This is a “thin” beam racquet measuring 20.0mm through out the length which results in a flexible racquet.  That flex combined with the “mesh” material in the grip area should make this a comfortable hit with just enough feed-back to be helpful.

The 18 x 20 string pattern, thus the “HD” designation, makes this a control oriented racquet allowing for massive strokes for increased ball rotation.  The “HD” should contribute to extended string durability but if this raacquet suits your playing style string durability is not top on list of considerations!

Yonex says “For advanced players looking to play aggressively with added precision, feel, and stability”.

Other VCore Pro 97 racquets wil be here soon but in the meantime take a look at the specifications of the VCore Pro 97 HD.

Racquet ModelYonex VCore Pro 97 HD
Reference Tension55 lbs - 24.9 kg
Ashaway MonoGut ZX Pro
Machine UsedTrue Tension Professional
ASPS, FlexFour64.5
Racquet Flex, RDC57 - After stringing
Racquet Flex, FlexFour50
Racquet - In Plane Stiffness353.8 lbs/Inch
Weight, Grams336
Weight, Ounces11.85

Balance, mm322
Balance, Inch12.68
Length, Cm68.5
Length, Inch26.968
Head Width9.57
Head Length12.54
Head Area, cm2625.8
Head Area, Sq. Inch97.0
Number of Main Strings18
Number of Cross Strings20
Ratio Cross/Mains.687
Main String Grid7.25
Cross String Grid10.18
Density (% of head filled with string).783
Average Cross String Space.509
Average Main String Space.403
Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT37
Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in206.94
First Moment, Nm.831
Polar Moment340
Torsional Stability16
Swing Weight, Kg/cm2324
Swing Weight, Ounces11.43
Swing Weight Calculated348.4
Power, RDC42
Control, RDC59
Manueverability, RDC71
Power, Calculated 1740.5
Head Points6.46 (negative = head heavy)
Head Weight, %47.0%
Center of Percussion21.0
Dwell Time, ms8.50
Efective Stiffness - lbs28.2
K, Lb/In179.5
Recoil Weight160.8
Twist Weight230.8
End Weight 139.8
Tip Weight 196.2
9 O'Clock100.4
3 O'Clock99.6
Butt Cap135.6

Brittany Tagliareni: Person…Tennis Player…Friend

We hope you will enjoy this video that was aired recently on The Tennis Channel!

We have been working with Brittany and her Mother, Cathy for several years and they have been the most wonderfuly enlighting years!

What Brittany allowed us to do was try to configure the racquet, grip and string setup that would provide the best tactile feedback and consistency.  Brittany is currently using a Yonex SV100 and Ashaway MonoGut ZX string.

If you don’t already know Brittany the following video will get you accquainted.

Gravity…a NEW FORCE!

You thought gravity was old!  Well, think again!  Take a look at the Gravity Pro specs here!  There is a new a appreciation for “gravity”.  Feel it for yourself!

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