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Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 107 sq. in MP
  • Length: 23.33 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 9.5 oz Unstrung — 9 oz
  • Tension: 55-62 Pounds
  • Balance: 7 Pts Head Heavy
  • Beam Width: 26-28 mm
  • Composition: d3oGraphiteTungsten
  • Flex: 71
  • Grips Type: Multi-Zone Grip
  • Power Level: Medium
  • String Pattern:
  • 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: 7T,9T
    Two Piece
    Shared Holes: 10T, 7H, 8H 
  • Swing Speed: Medium
  • Swing Weight: 317

Head Youtek Six Star Racquet Review


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This new offering from Head has a lot of new features going on with Quadface Technology, Control Ring Technology and a Multi-Zone grip. Lots of fancy sounding technology but the true test is how it plays. I don’t know what all that means but I was anxious to find out on the court.
 
 

Groundstrokes

I found both sides to offer plenty of power and I had to back off a bit to keep everything in. However, after a short adjustment period, I was able to keep the ball deep and with plenty of power. The spin potential was good but not outstanding. When I really wanted to spin it, I could but I had to work a little harder than with the typical “spin” racquet. If you’re looking to up the power in your ground game, look here. This is more a power than control stick. Feel is nice and it’s a stiffer racquet than I’m used to but I felt no ill effects to my arm or shoulder. It has a head heavy balance and that’s what helps it pack a punch. Even with the head heavy balance, I never felt late on groundstrokes or any other stroke. It’s very well balanced for a power oriented game.

Volleys/Overheads

This is where the racquet really shined. I felt completely confident at the net whether it was a volley or an overhead. The 107 square inches gave me the ability to cover anything thrown at me. I did have to make sure to not punch too hard on the volleys because of the added power the racquet provides. Once I dialed that in, money! Overheads were welcomed every time as I was able to put them away with ease. If you play a lot of doubles or you like to serve and volley this racquet could be for you!

Serves/Returns

Serves were very consistent and I was able to generate nice power. Actually, I was surprised at the consistency I was able to get from this racquet. Usually, larger-headed racquets are not as reliable as smaller-headed ones but I could count on a consistent response every time. More times than not, the ball went where I directed it to go.


I didn’t realize that this is a slightly longer (27.3”) racquet. Nothing in the way it played suggested a longer stick. As for the dampening system, it wasn’t working as far as the sound goes. Feel was fine but there was a noticeable buzz when hitting. My trusty rubber band dampener fixed that problem! Power is king with this racquet and if you feel the power is too much, you could up the tension a bit or go to a less lively string. No matter what the technology Head has put into this new Head Youtek Six Star Racquet, it works and it’s worth a demo. I would recommend this racquet to anyone 4.0 and below who are looking for additional power, intermediate serve and volley players, and doubles specialists.