Tennis Racket Reviews
Head Youtek Radical Oversize & Lite Oversize
Today we’re looking at the Head Youtek Radical Oversize and the Head Youtek Radical Lite Oversize. Head’s Youtek technology causes the frame to get stiffer the harder the collision with the tennis ball. In other words, the harder you hit the ball the stiffer the frame gets. Stiffer frames allow you to hit harder, so this technology gives you a little extra pop when you’re going after the ball.
Head’s Radical tennis rackets were first made popular by Andre Agassi. The Oversize and Lite Oversize are easy to swing, have big sweet spots, and are very forgiving rackets. Thus, even if you don’t catch the ball in the middle of the strings, chances are you’ll still hit a pretty good shot.
Head Youtek Speed Mid Plus & Pro
In this racket review we’re looking at the Head Youtek Speed Mid Plus (MP) and the Head Youtek Speed Pro (the racket Novak Djokovic uses). These rackets are good for intermediate to advanced players.
The Youtek technology causes the racket to get stiffer the harder the collision with the tennis ball. Stiffer frames allow you to hit harder. So the faster you swing — the greater the collision at impact — the harder the racket lets you hit.
On the other hand, when you slow your swing down the frame will bend more at impact, increasing feel and touch.
Head Youtek Speed Lite and Elite
This video is our first foray into tennis racket reviews! We’re looking at two Head rackets — the Youtek Speed Lite and the Youtek Speed Elite.
These “Youtek” rackets are interesting because they become stiffer the harder you make contact with the tennis ball. In other words, the faster you swing the stiffer the frame gets when you hit. Most tennis rackets — regardless of whether they’re made of wood, aluminum, graphite, etc. — do the opposite. The greater the collision with the tennis ball, the more they bend.
The idea behind the “Youtek” line is to have the racket react to what you’re trying to do. If you’re swinging fast and trying to hit hard, the frame will stiffen up (because stiffer frames allow you to hit harder). If you slow your swing down the racket becomes less stiff, increasing feel and control.