Head Gravity Pro (2021)

About the Brand

H EAD Sport GmbH is an American-Austria Sports Manufacturing Company.           

In 1950, Head Sport GmbH was founded in Baltimore, Maryland, United States by aeronautical engineer Mr. Howard Head.
Mr. Howard Head was born on 31st July, 1914, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. And died on 3rd March 1991, Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

Head GmbH is a group that includes several previously independent companies, including the original “Head Ski Company” (founded in the United States in 1950). Tyrolia, an Austrian ski equipment manufacturer; and Mares, an Italian manufacturer of diving equipment.

Head produces a wide range of products for skiing, snowboarding, swimming, tennis, and other racket sports. Head Ski Company produced one of the first successful metal-wood composite downhill skis, the Head Standard, and one of the first oversized metal tennis racquets.

In the late 1960s, a Tennis Division was created when Howard Head figured out a way of strengthening the Tennis Racquet by introducing the Aluminium frame.

In 1969, the idea became a success and was first introduced in the US Open.
In 1975, after Howard Head’s departure, one of the tennis players that Head sponsored, Arthur Ashe, won Wimbledon after defeating Jimmy Connors.

In 1987, Head started making athletic footwear and introduced the “Radial Tennis Shoes.”
In 1997, Head created the first titanium and graphite tennis racket. Over the next two years, Head acquired three more companies: Dacor, Blax, and Penn Racquet Sports.

Head also licenses its brand to makers of Clothing Apparel (including Shoes), Accessories, Bicycles, Skates, Watches, Balls, Fitness Equipment and Drinks.

In 2012, Head proved to be successful, with three major winners during the year: Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, Maria Sharapova at the French Open, and Andy Murray at the US Open.
In 2013, Head started integrating graphene into their rackets.

Head Sports GmbH officially sponsors some of the world’s leading tennis players like Andre Agassi, Andy Murray, Ashleigh Barty, Bianca Andreescu, Coco Gauff, Diego Schwartzman, Fernando Verdasco, Goran Ivanišević, Karolína Muchová, Maria Sharapova, Marin Čilić, Marat Safin, Mark Philippoussis, Richard Gasquet, Steffi Graf, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Samantha Stosur, Sloane Stephens, Novak Djokovic and many more.

Description

The Gravity Pro 2021 is a modern and dynamic racquet for the aggressive modern generation of players. This racquet is made for baseline players who want more control and forgiveness. It is a player’s racquet that offers a balance of stability, control, and feel.

The Head Gravity Pro is the choice of ATP player Alexander Zverev. The Gravity Pro 2021 is the second generation of the Head Gravity Series. Gravity series was launched on July, 2019. For 2021, Gravity Pro will not be more or less updated, which is just a paint update.

Head Gravity Pro features Graphene 360+ technology, which combines the easy power and rock-solid stability of Graphene 360 with flexible Spiral Fibers in the lower portion of the racquet’s head to optimise feel.

The Head Gravity Pro also offers a thin 20mm variable beam width and low flex 62 stiffness, giving it an amazing feel at impact from the string bed.

The new Head Gravity Pro (2021) has the same design but a slightly different colour combination. Instead of the red and green, they now have paint going from lime green to yellow on one side and a blue-violet fade on the other.
However, it looks unique and very modern. This racquet is best suited for strong intermediate to advanced players.

Specifications

Head Size : 100 in² / 645.7 cm²
Length : 27 in / 68.58 cm
Strung Weight : 332 gm / 11.7 oz
Unstrung Weight : 315 gm / 11.11 oz
Balance : 12.6 in / 33.4 cm / 6 pts HL
Beam Width : 20 mm / 20 mm / 20 mm
Swingweight : 332
Stiffness : 61
String Tension : 48 – 57 pounds
Composition : Graphene 360+/Graphite
Grip Type :  Head Hydroabsorb Pro
String Pattern: 18 Mains / 20 Crosses

Technology

 

Graphene 360+

GRAPHENE 360+ is the combination of HEAD's signature Graphene 360 technology for optimized energy transfer and the innovative spiralfibers for enhanced flex and clean impact feel.

 

Spiral Fiber

Twisted fibers placed on the shoulder area accompany the frame in its deformation and provide greater flex and clean impact feeling.

 

 

Graphene in the head

Reduces frame deformation which enables better energy transfer.

 

 

 

 

Graphene in the Shaft

For optimized mass distribution which gives better maneuvrability and more power.

 

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Overall Performance

Control

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The Head Gravity Pro is the most control-oriented racquet in the gravity line-up due to its hefty strung weight and denser 18×20 string pattern. Control is one of the most impressive features of this racquet.

Feel

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The Head Gravity Pro has an amazing feel due to its signature head technology, called Graphene 360+, which optimises energy transfer, and its innovative spiral fibre technology. placed on the shoulder area accompany the frame in its deformation and provide greater flex and a clean feeling at impact.

Groundstrokes

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From the baseline, Head Gravity Pro provides an adequate amount of spin and power combined with the utmost control and great feel.

This gravity pro is one of the finest racquet for the aggressive players from the baseline than the other gravity racquets but at the same it’s slightly less maneuver to swing it doesn’t mean that you have to struggle so much for swing the racquet.

On groundstrokes, the Head Gravity Pro 2021 is the most stable and control-oriented racquet among the gravity racquets, so you get the utmost control even when taking the full or heavier swing with this racquet.

Usually, racquets with the dense 18×20 string pattern are slightly favoured by flat hitters, but not with this racquet. The more rounded head shape and larger sweet spot provide the ultimate spin on groundstrokes.

Maneuverability

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This racquet is slightly less maneuverable compared to the other gravity racquets due to its higher strung weight, which is around 332 grams, but it has a thinner 20-mm variable beam width than the other gravity racquets, so after getting used to it, it becomes more maneuverable. It doesn’t bother you that much in the way of maneuverability.

Power

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Due to its hefty 332 gm. swing weight and stiffness which is around 62 combined with the 100 sq. inch head size and dense 18×20 string pattern that’s why this racquet is the most control oriented racquet than other gravity racquets so you will not get the overhype power throughout the game so overall you get the controllable power with this racquet.

Returns

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Returning serve is all about how you control the pace of your opponent’s ball, and the gravity pro is super stable and control-oriented to keep the ball under control or in the court, even when returning huge servers.

You get the confidence so easily with this racquet to step inside the court on second serve and hit a defensive or attacking return to your aiming targets due to its great stability and control.

This racquet has enough stability to handle heavy pace, which makes it easy for you to counterpunch against big servers.

Serves

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For serves, this gravity pro has enough mass to generate plenty of power to hit the huge flat serves and offers plenty of control and spin with precision on serves.

For kick or slice serves, this racquet has a larger or round head size, which helps to access a good amount of spin.

The dense string pattern slightly have advantage than open string pattern that give little bit extra precision and control which will benefit for all variations of serve.

Slices

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Compared to the other racquets in the gravity lineup, this is the most predictable and effective racquet on slices due to its hefty swing weight and dense string pattern.

Mainly, the backhand slices feel buttery smooth, and the depth comes with ease.

As it’s strung balance which is around 4 pts head light and a swing weight of 334 allows the racquet able to knife with great precision.

Stability

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Considering its unstrung weight, which is around 315 grams, this racquet feels very solid and stable throughout the game.

This Head Gravity Pro is the most stable racquet compared to the other gravity racquets because of its hefty strung weight, so you don’t find any lack of stability with this racquet.

TopSpin

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Head racquets are always rounder at the top, which generates adequate amounts of spin and makes it easier to get topspin than other brands of dense 18×20 string pattern racquets do.

For some players this gravity pro might not be the most spin oriented racquet than the other gravity racquets due to its dense 18×20 string pattern and if you want most spin friendly racquet then go for Gravity MP but on the other positive side gravity pro slightly favourable for flat hitter players.

Volleys

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At net, this Head Gravity Pro (2021) racquet provides amazing plough through, which gives easy depth to volleys.

The control and stability you can get on volleys is outstanding considering its weight, and this racquet does a great job at the net and is consistently accurate and solid at impact.

The Head Gravity Pro allows you to play against heavy hitters and use their pace against them by counterpunching the volleys and putting them in defensive position.

Some of the players might face issue in terms of manueverabilty to back the racquet into position quickly but apart from that this racquet perform great in every aspect at net.

Overall

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The Head Gravity Pro is a classic, modern, and dynamic racquet for aggressive generation players.
Stability and control of the racquet is a top notch as it’s weight that is always a priority for today’s generation players.
The 18×20 string pattern offers overall better control and precision than the 16×20 gravity racquets.
Overall, it has a nice blend of control, power, spin, and stability, allowing you to confidently go for a variety of shots from all areas of the court.

Percentage Chart

90%

Control

88%

Feel

88%

Groundstrokes

80%

Maneuverability

82%

Power

86%

Returns

85%

Serves

90%

Stability

88%

Slices

85%

Volleys

85%

Topspin

86%

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Who's This Racquet For

If you’re an aggressive all-court player who’s looking for the most control-oriented racquet in the Gravity line-up, then considering the Head Gravity Pro 2021 is worth it.

If you are suffering from any wrist or elbow injury and any kind of discomfort then considering this racquet or playing with this racquet is a option for you. All Gravity 2021 racquets are so arm-friendly due to their low, stiffer frames.

The Head Gravity Pro 2021 is best suited for strong intermediate to advanced players.

Who's This Racquet Not For

Those who are prefer open 16×19 string pattern and higher launch angle then this racquet is slightly not favourable for you.

Some of the players might facing issue due to it’s hefty swing weight considering it’s weight.

We don’t find any major trade-off in this Head Gravity Pro 2021 at the end what we expected we got lil bit of extra everything.

As I above mention it has a nice blend of control, power, spin and stability.

(Other Head Gravity Variants)
Head Gravity Tour

The Gravity Tour is the 10 gram (0.4 ounce) lighter version of the Gravity Pro. It has 7 points less swing weight and 1 mm thicker variable beam width, which means it is very easy to maneuver. Those who want a lighter version of gravity pro then Gravity tour is the great option for you. Apart from the racquet unstrung weight and beam width, other specifications will be the same. This racquet is best suited for intermediate to advanced players.

Specs Gravity Tour
Head Size
100 sq in. / 645.7 cm
Length
27 in. / 68.58 cm
Unstrung Weight
305 gm / 10.6 oz
Beam Width
22 mm / 22 mm / 22 mm
Swing Weight
325
Stiffness
61
String Pattern
18 x 20
Head Gravity MP

Head Gravity MP is the racquet choice of WTA player Ashleigh Barty.
This racquet has an open 16×20 string pattern, which means it offers more topspin and a higher launch angle than the close 18×20 string pattern and slightly less swing weight than an 18×20 racquet. It is 20 gram (0.7 ounces) lighter than the Gravity Pro. This racquet is best suited for intermediate to advanced players.

Specs Gravity MP
Head Size
100 sq in. / 645.7 cm
Length
27 in. / 68.58 cm
Unstrung Weight
295 gm / 10.4 oz
Beam Width
22 mm / 22 mm / 22 mm
Swing Weight
323
Stiffness
62
String Pattern
16 x 20
Head Gravity S.

Head Gravity S is the midweight racquet in the Gravity line-up. It perfectly fits in between Head Gravity Pro and Gravity Lite, which means it’s 30 gram (1.05 ounces) lighter than Gravity Pro and 15 grammes (0.5 ounces) heavier than Gravity Lite in terms of unstrung weight. It has a 4 sq in. larger head size than standard 100 sq in. gravity racquets and an open 16×20 string pattern. This racquet is best suitable for beginner to just turn intermediate or elder players.

Specs Gravity S.
Head Size
104 in / 671.0 cm
Length
27 in. / 68.58 cm
Unstrung Weight
285 gm. / 10.1 oz
Beam Width
24 mm / 24 mm / 24 mm
Swing Weight
307
Stiffness
61
String Pattern
16 X 20
Head Gravity Lite

Gravity Lite is the lightest weight racquet compared to the other gravity racquets which is 45 gram or 1.6 ounce lighter than heaviest Head Gravity Pro that means this racquet is the easiest to maneuver and very easy to use. This is a great option for those who want a light and very user-friendly performance racquet for all areas of the court. It has a 4 sq. in. larger head size than standard 100 sq. in. gravity racquets. This racquet is best suitable for beginner to just turn intermediate or elder players.

Specs Gravity Lite
Head Size
104 in / 671.0 cm
Length
27 in. / 68.58 cm
Unstrung Weight
270 gm. / 9.5 oz
Beam Width
24 mm / 24 mm / 24 mm
Swing Weight
298
Stiffness
60
String Pattern
16 X 19