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|Weight: 170 grams (unstrung)||Racquet Length: 22 in|
|Factory Grip: Head Hydrosorb||Factory String: Head Synthetic Gut White|
|Balance Point: 2/5" Head Heavy||Frame Shape: Modified Quad|
|Strung Surface: 106 sq in|
The Liquid Metal 170, 180 and 190 were Racquetworld's pick for racquet series of the year in the 2004-2005 season!!!
With this Liquid Metal series being under $100, this is probably our pick for best racquet for the $$$ right now.
Head combined the major success of their Megablast technology with their new Liquid Metal Technology to make a phenomenal frame. With the amount of power you get from this stick and the combination of touch in the front and back court, this racquet is unparallel.
The unique Liquid Metal atomic structure does not deform on impact, resulting in ultimate energy return and creates 29% more power in your shot!!
If you're unsure about your model or weight...try our DEMO Program.
These are available in smaller 3 5/8 grip size only.
A full racquet cover IS NOT provided by the manufacturer with this racquet. You have the option to add a full cover for $10 if you would like.
I would recommend changing the grip to a Python (Our favorite), or Head TackiMac† for the added traction to prevent slippage.† The Racquetworld Grommet Tape upgrade ($1) can save you $$ in the long run as sometimes strings break from the grommet being worn down.† For those who don't know what the grommet is, it's the plastic piece at the top of the racquet that the strings go through.† When you hit the wall and floor this gets worn down.
The Prince Premier string upgrade is recommended because factory string is less playable/durable then the Prince Premier string we suggest.† At the time of purchase, the Prince Premier restring upgrade is $21.95.† It's normally $36 if you mailed the racquet to us later so you save $14 if you choose the upgrade right away.
If you choose a vibration dampener go with the Ektelon Silencer (Our favorite), Head Megasorb, Gamma Worm or the BBB (Big Bad Band).
The wristlacer black is the default wrist tether that comes on your racquet at no charge.† If you want to change colors, a small fee of $2.95 will be added for switching.
A question we get everyday is "What is Grommet Tape?"† It's a piece of tape that goes over the head (bumper) of your racquet.† Sometimes you need a restring because of a broken bumper.† For an extra buck to add this, it could save you $25-40!!
We get follow up calls/emails everyday thanking us for the upgrades as they really help bring out the performance of the racquet.†
The Wilson/RacquetWorld Cover has a zippered pocket on the back and is made of a higher grade material
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RacquetWorld Racquetball Racquet Technology Section - Technology/Ratings Section
Head took the megablast technology to a whole new level with their new Liquid Metal Megablast's. These are available in 170, 180, and 190 weights. These are the hardest hitting racquetball racquets in Head's long history. This technology was such a success in Tennis that they moved it right on over to Racquetball where it's continuing to boom. What does it do to your game you ask? Well, the secret of Liquid Metal performance is its liquid atomic structure. Compared to conventional metals, it offers advantages that are far beyond today's racquet technology. The Liquid metal atomic structure does not deform on impact, resulting in ultimate energy return. Standard atomic structure deforms on impact causing extreme energy loss. What's all this mean...29% MORE POWER!! Liquid Metal atomic structure is 2 1/2 times stronger than titanium and delivers 29% more power. Liquid Metal technology utilizes the pure energy of ball impact making the full energy available for maximum power return.
Total Sweetspot Construction (TSC)...
Through its innovative corrugated structure, Total Sweetspot Construction increases torsional stability in the racquet head. TSC extends the sweetspot throughout the entire racquet head resulting in ultimate control. Now every shot feels like you've hit the sweetspot.
The megablast technology served to be a success for Head last year as we named it Racquetworld's 2003-2004 racquet of the year. IT HIT'S HARD! Head decided to move into the power racquet market this year with the world's first string-bed energy return system. A specially formulated super thermo-polymer material called HEAD ENERGY is placed under the bumper guard and grommet area effectively suspending the entire string bed. Upon ball impact and deflection of the string bed, the HEAD ENERGY material explodes back to its original shape creating an incredible "trampoline effect" for unprecedented ball acceleration.
Head's new power technology breakthrough creates more stiffness in the throat area of the racquet for unbelievable power on every shot. Molded tubes pass inside the throat, completely eliminating lower exterior string holes for maximum stiffness. The result is an incredible increase in raw power. In addition, each Power Channel tube is wrapped in a special vibration dampening material. Since each of the 16 main strings pass through one of these tubes, a built in vibration dampening system is created for the ultimate in comfort for all levels of play.
All Head racquets are designed with maximum added length for ultimate power and reach.
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Ratings and comparisons for all racquets can be found in Racquetworld's Technology/Ratings Section
Control 1 (Front Court) represents how the racquet handles upfront in the court. Weíre basically looking at how certain components stacked together produce good (or bad) racquet maneuverability. To figure this out we look at the weight, balance point, and shape of the frame. We throw all this info into Patís brain along with a couple hours of hit testing and out pops the rating. This value is useful especially for doubles players who find themselves covering the upfront court a lot. Itís also good to know if youíre a good server and find yourself quickly putting away returns off your serve without leaving front middle court.
Control 2 (Back Court) represents the traditional control rating when taking a full shot from mid to back court. Our goal with control is to redirect the Force of the ball. We again focus on weight, balance point, shape, string pattern and tension, frame stiffness and on court experience.