Although we have been entertained by Novak's teaser speed lessons, class is over with the unveiling of HEAD's new YOUTEKTM line. What's all the fuss you ask? It's actually pretty cool.
HEAD YOUTEK offers a technology that adapts to every shot you hit using d3oTM in the racquet shaft. d3o is a "smart material" that dramatically changes its behavior under impact. It reacts to the needs of a player in nano seconds providing a softer touch and better feel on slow speed impacts, like slices and drop shots, and increasing in stiffness to create power on high speed impacts, like serves and passing shots.
YOUTEK racquets also offer Teflon® friction reducing polymer in the grommets which allows strings to slide with little friction or energy loss, translating to more powerful hits.
The following new HEAD racquets are part of the series: Speed Pro, $225 USD, used by Djokovic (above); the Speed MP 16/19 and 18/20 $225; Speed Elite, $210: Speed Lite $210; and Speed Junior $120. The racquets are designed for player levels in that order as well.