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The Company...

Head is a huge company that stands behind their product. They signed World #2 Rocky Carson as their professional playing sponsor. Head also owns Penn which is the biggest supplier of racquetballs in the world. Head's phone number is 1-800-289-7366. For warranty returns please give them a call at that phone number.

Head 2018-2019 Technologies

PWRAIL - High Performance Beam - New for 2018 - 2019

THE NEW RADICAL'S ARE THE MOST POWERFUL EVER FEATURING POWERRAIL TECHNOLOGY

HEAD engineers have developed a major breakthrough in high performance racquet design. PowerRAILS Technology is an all new advanced beam cross section in the throat area of the racquet. PowerRAILS dramatically increases torsional stiffness delivering unprecedented power with stunning pinpoint control.

Graphene TOUCH - New for 2017 - 2018

POWER NEVER FELT SO GOOD - Less Shock More Wow

Benefits:

  • HEAD Engineers have modified the Graphene layup in order to improve shock absorption upon impact
  • Delivers unparalleled comfort without compromising the power level of Graphene
  • This creates the perfect combination of power and comfort

Adaptive Fan Pattern (AFP) - New for 2016 - 2017

Head's new technology allows you to customize your string pattern to match your game. Specially designed bumper guard allows you to choose your string pattern every time you string. (No special inserts required)

16 / 16 String Pattern
Ultimate in Power, Precision and Durability

12 / 16 String Pattern
Ultimate in Power and Softer Feel

CHANGE YOUR GAME. ANYTIME.

Graphene XT - New for 2015 - 2016

GrapheneXT allows an even more extreme distribution of weight creating HEAD‘s lightest racquets ever! ... less head weight is created for an even faster swing speed and explosive power!

ASP - Adaptive String Pattern - New for 2015 - 2016

HEAD's new technology allows you to customize your string pattern to match your game. Specially designed inserts allow you to choose your string pattern every time you string your racquet.

  • 16/16 String Pattern (Factory Default) - Ultimate in Power, Precision & Durability
  • 12/16 String Pattern (Requires Restringing with 12/16 insert) - Ultimate in Power & Softer Feel

Delta Frame - New for 2015 - 2016

  • Optimized frame shape with constant beam width
  • Largest sweet spot possible
  • Sweet spot remains high onthe string bed
  • Incredible Power & Feel

Graphene - New for 2014 - 2015

Graphene exploded on the tennis world last year and has now made it over to Head's Racquetball Racquet Line..

Discovered in 2004, Graphene consists of a single two-dimensional layer of carbon atoms. This material has a breaking strength 200 times greater than steel, which makes it the ultimate substance for creating new HEAD racquetball racquet frames with exceptional properties. Graphene™ technology allows for the first time an optimal redistribution of weight in HEAD racquets allowing for the creation of lightweight racquets with balance point never before acheived.

Benefit:
  • Has a breaking strength 200 times greater than steel.
  • Enables us to create lightweight racquets and shift the balance points down to a level we could not achieve in the past.
  • This creates increased swing speed which causes the racquet to become radically powerful.
  • In addition to the increased power, the racquet also becomes very maneuverable.

Innegra - Introduced in 2012 - 2013

InnegraTM is today the worlds lightest high performance fibre.

On top of this: HEAD’s new hybrid-composite structure with the ultra tough InnegraTM fibre considerably extends the performance of your HEAD racquet, that means the racquet remains longer in the perfect condition without losing any of its great properties.


Innegra Technology Feature:
- Extremely tough and light;
- Lightest fibre in the world today
- In combination with carbon fibre, InnegraTM forms an ultra tough hybrid-composite structure

Benefit:
- improved stability and increased shock absorption
- vibration on ball impact is reduced by up to 17% for unique control and precision
- HEAD’s new hybrid-composite structure considerabley tends the performance of your HEAD racquet

Power Channels


Power Channels

Head takes Power Channels to the next level! This power technology is created through molded tubes in the throat, eliminating exterior string holes and the traditional grommet system. This lengthens each main string and creates maximum stiffness which results in an incredible increase in raw power. The Power Channels are now equiped with Teflon friction reducing polymer allowing the strings to slide through the Power Channels with nearly no friction resulting in maximum energy transfer which increases power on every shot


Power Stabilizers


Power Stabilizers

Head panteted twin-tube technology has been strategically positioned in the head of the racquet to provide maximum stability on every shot.

Inner Grommet System 2

IGS2

The next generation of Head's revolutionary Inner Grommet System Technology, IGS2, eliminates exterior grommet holes delivering optimal stiffness, but with less weight. Each tube is now lined with Teflon friction reducing polymer allowing the strings to slide through the IGS tubes with nearly no friction. This results in maximum energy transfer which increases power on every shot.

YouTek

Head YouTek

Technologies get individual. Combines different superior technologies to perfectly match your individual playing style. It does not matter if your game is aggressive & risky or conservative & safe, this enhances any performance and brings out the best in you.

The following Technologies are all part of the 2010 - 2011 YouTek Technologies

d3o (dee-three-oh) - It Starts with the Material

d3o Technologyd3od3o

d3o is a smart material made from specially designed smart molecules. It is soft at low speeds and soft impacts but stiffens on hard impacts.

It senses the needs of the player and actually adapts to the shot. On powerful, aggressive shots, the smart molecules lock together within nano seconds to dramatically increase the stiffness of the racquet to provide maximum power. On slow speed impacts d3o in its relaxed state, absorbs the impact to provide a softer touch and better feel.

  • d3o is a member of the "smart material" category, a new futuristic material with abnormal behavior characteristics
  • Specifically, d3o changes its behavior under dynamic loading / impact
  • Special behavior: It is a single material exhibiting two different mechanical states (stiff or soft) under different impact rates or forces
  • d3o is integrated into the graphite lay-up of the racquet frame
  • It is positioned in the throat of the racquet where it flexes the most in order to maximize power and performance

Corrugated Technology 2 - New for 2011 - 2012

CT2 technology (an upgrade from CT technology) which incorporates corrugated rails on all sides of the racquet throat resulting in explosive power on every shot

Teflon Polymer

Dupont friction reducing polymer is a material with extremely low coefficient of friction. It is mixed with polyamide (materials used in IGS2 and PowerChannels) to create a new material the consists of PA and Teflon polymer. This creates a self lubricating effect in the base material which enables the strings to slide through the grommets with nearly no friction. By having an extreme, low friction contact surface, the string does not lose energy during ball impact and can move freely around the grommets to offer more power.

Aramid Bumper


Aramid Bumper

This new bumper technology provides the ultimate in racquet durability. It has ultra strong aramid fibers integrated into the bumper material. The molecules of those fibers strengthen the chemical bond increasing the durability of the racquet head by up to 17%!

Power Stabilizers... NEW for 2009-2010

Power Stabilizer - Head patented twin-tube technology has been positioned in the head of the racquet which provides maximum stability of every shot.

Power Stabilizers

Corrugated Technology... NEW for 2009-2010

"CT" - Corrugated rails are incorporated into the throat area of the racquet. These corrugated rails increases stiffness up to 12% vs. conventional racquet design which results in explosive power on every shot!

Corrugated Technology


DuraZone String Pattern

DuraZone String Pattern

Head engineers have eliminated 33% of the grommet holes in the head of the racquet by developing innovative shared ports. This results in increased durability and maximum stiffness. In addition, Head has lowered the Power Channels deeper into the throat of the racquet increasing the length of each main string for more power.

AMP... NEW for 2008-2009

AMP is integrated into the critical throat area where traditionally power is lost during ball impact. Lab testing confirms AMP Technology delivers 20% more stiffness than conventional racquet design, resulting in more energy return. The uniquely designed dual beams work together creating a counter-balance effect for an explosive increase in raw power with every swing. Get ready to supercharge your game with HEAD’s new AMP Technology!

Dual Power Construction... NEW for 2008-2009

HEAD's new DPC technology incorporates a tapered beam design that puts more mass in the head and throat areas of the racquet. This increases stability and delivers incredible power on every shot.

Durazone / Power Channels... NEW for 2008-2009


HEAD engineers have eliminated 33% of the grommet holes in the head of the racquet by developing innovative shared ports. This results in increased durability and maximum stiffness. In addition, Power Channels have been lowered deeper into the throat of the racquet increasing the length of each main string for more power.


MicroGel... NEW for 2007-2008


Micro Gel is a revolutionary silicone-based material that support up to 4,000 times it's own weight; this low density material is injected between the graphite layers throughout the entire frame. Upon ball impact the Head MicroGel compresses, absorbing and dispersing the impact to the entire frame, then returns quickly to its original shape. This creates incredible performance with Rock Solid Power.

Metallix... NEW for 2006-2007


metallix molecular grain

So what is MX? It stands for Metallix which is a specially developed Matrix of carbon fibers and a new crystalline metal alloy. This alloy's grain size is 1000 times smaller than those of a typical metal, and by decreasing grain size, you increase performance. Overall, Metallix allows for a stronger, stiffer, and more powerful construction.

FlexPoint... NEW for 2006-2007

The other new technology which came out in Tennis first and was brought over to Racquetball is Flexpoint. Two precisely engineered control holes strategically positioned in the center of the racquets sweet spot, are coupled with innovative dimples that work together to create a powerful flexpoint that is activated everytime you hit the ball. What this basically means is you get INCREASED POWER with INCREASED CONTROL!

Liquid Metal...

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.

Intelligence X...

Intelligence X was Head's new technology for the 2002-2003 season which basically means that the Intellifibers in the racquets throat area stiffen on ball impact.  This active resistance stiffens the racquet reducing longitudinal bending.  All the new Megablast racquets are "Powered by Intelligence X."

PowerFrame...


HEAD's new cross-section for increased torsional stiffness. It's an innovative cross-section design featuring dual rounded bubbles in the throat and shaft area of the racquet, reducing weight by 6% and increasing torsional rigidity by 27%. The benefit of this innovation is that because of its light weight and stiffness, HEAD's PowerFrame increases torsional stability for less torque and twist providing optimum control and reduces weight for maximum maneuverability.

Intellifiber...

What makes Intelligence Technology possible in racquets is HEAD's breakthrough intellifiber which is a new fiber created from piezoelectric material. HEAD's intellifiber transforms the mechanical energy from ball impact into an electrical response that stiffens the racquet for ultimate power.

ComforTac...

Innovative triple layer design, unique anti traction surface, large perforations and super absorbent, soft cushioned base. Designed in racquetball length and thickness, non-slip for better grip, better air flow for moisture reduction, extremely comfortable.

Patented power and vibration dampening system located in the bumper and grommet system. Dual Density combination of a hard outer surface with soft elastomer material reduces string vibration up to 25%. The cone-shaped grommets enlarge the sweetspot and allow more freedom of string movement, resulting in added string resiliency for an extra power boost of 20%.

Titanium Racquetball...

Ultra-strong titanium is woven with ultra-light high modulus graphite to create the ultimate composite. The results is a stronger, stiffer and lighter weight construction which creates ultimate power.

Power Zone System...

Innovative new string pattern with "double-hole" grommets creates longer main strings while keeping the sweetspot up high where you need it.  Unique oversized coneshaped grommets allow maximum string elasticity, providing a "trampoline effect" for increased power with every hit.

Softac Traction...

Head's Softac Traction offers a premier synthetic grip with a naturally tacky feel and innovative textured surface pattern for the best grip in the game.

ShockStop...

A revolutionary vibration dampening technology built into the bottom of the handle reduces vibration 90% faster for the ultimate in comfortable play.

ANTi.Torsion System...

Head has engineered a special AnTi.Torsion system into our most powerful new racquets. This revolutionary system, made from Head's exclusive titanium/graphite composite, stiffens the entire throat area and fuses more rigidity into the frame - all without reducing the length of the main strings or the size of the string bed. The result is less torque on off-center shots for unprecedented power.


Xtralong...


All Head racquets are designed with maximum added length for ultimate power and reach.

Ultra Light Weight...

Increased racquet-head speed promotes lightening-quick maneuverability and more power. An additional benefit time for even the quickest on-court action.

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