Although HEAD originally began their success story with ski equipment, HEAD tennis racquets are now firmly in the champion's circle when it comes to racquet technology. As the first Ski and Tennis company to use manufacturing technology back in 1971, HEAD tennis racquets continue to have a reputation for always looking forward to the next breakthrough in racquet sports. HEAD's company motto, "superior performance through superior technology" cements their commitment to giving athletes the ultimate advantage and with champions such as Andre Agassi, Marat Safin, Novak Djokovich and Amelie Mauresmo among the top players using HEAD tennis racquets, the results are evident.
YOUTEK: infuses d3o, a "smart material" made from specially
designed molecules, which dramatically change when in use. d3o is a
soft material that "locks together" upon racquet impact. Located in the
shaft of the racquet, d3o reacts to the needs of a player in nano
seconds, providing a softer touch and better feel for slow hits and
increased stiffness necessary to create power behind fast strokes.
CROSSBOW: maximizes energy for optimum
power. On ball impact, the bridge flexes independently from the racquet
frame, storing energy much like a bow being loaded. This new found
energy is unleashed in every shot, providing incredible power. With 10
strings going through the bridge, CrossBow also offers a bigger
sweetspot than any other fixed-bridge racquet, providing consistent
performance and solid sound. The CrossBow design features a 2-piece racquet: the frame and the bridge.
CrossBow acts like a spring or bow and is loaded during ball impact. It is the first and only racquet construction
that has a dynamic bridge and stores energy in both the bridge and the
stringbed. The stored energy is released as the ball accelerates off
the stringbed for maximum
MICROGEL: With the lowest density of any material, HEAD MicroGel is a
revolutionary new silicone-based material. HEAD has combined MicroGel
with stiff and strong carbon composite fibers to create a racquet with
incredible responsive qualities. On ball impact, MicroGel uniformly
distributes the impact load around the frame to provide the most
rock-solid feel and superior touch ever achieved in the game.
MicroGel deforms and compresses, absorbing and dispersing the impact
to the entire frame, then returns quickly to its original shape.
TEFLON: Teflon Friction Reducing Polymer Grommets allow minimal string friction and creates a bigger sweets spot through the even distribution of tension across the entire string bed.