The Head Youtek Star Series is a new line of racquets that were created with input from both Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf. Three racquets make up the series: The Six Star, The Five Star and the Three Star. I was fortunate enough to be sent a demo version of the Three Star to try out.
With its mid-size head frame and light weight (9.1 ounces strung), this racquet is perfect for beginning and/or intermediate hitters looking for a maneuverable frame that can give them some added pop on the ball. The “YouTek”(TM) in the product name refers to the d3o(TM) material within which senses what kind of shot you are hitting allowing the frame to stiffen or soften accordingly. When hitting groundstrokes, I definitely got a lot of power, especially when I hit flat strokes whereas when I hit topspin I got some added spin but not a whole lot. The 115 inch racquet face improves finding the sweetspot when you hit it and I found that I could drive through the ball with ease. People with compact strokes will love this racquet.
When serving, I found the racquet gave me some extra power and the racquet’s light weight felt comfortable when trying either flat or slice serves. Volleys up at net were a breeze to hit and I didn’t have to overhit to punch away the shot.
My recommendation — this is a great choice for new players or those getting better at the game who want a lightweight racquet that will give them added pop on the ball without have to swing extra hard. Perfect for those who hit flat and/or like to serve and volley. Baseliners might like it as well, but only if they hit flat groundies and aren’t looking to add spin to their shots.
Head Size: 115 sq. in. / 741.93 sq. cm.
Length: 27.6 inches / 70.1 cm
Strung Weight: 9.1oz / 257.98g
Balance: 10 pts HH
Beam Width: 26mm/28mm/28mm/
Composition: d3o / Graphite
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
(Special Thanks to Head Racquets for providing me with the demo. Please note no compensation was received and all products were returned to manufacturer.)
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