Weight: 175g (unstrung)
Factory String: Head Factory Silver Synthetic Gut
Strung Surface 106.5 sq in
Factory Grip: Comfortac Wrap Grip
Balance: Head Light
Frame Shape: Teardrop
The Ti 175XL is Head's #1 Selling racquet of all time and started out the Titanium technology craze a long while back. This racquet was discontinued by Head but we brought it back exclusively for us as there are too many fans of this stick out there. If you want a very solid control racquet for a great price, this might be your weapon of choice. Our only recommendation is to switch out the strings as the factory strings have been known to break quickly on this model.
These are available in 3 5/8 grip size only.
If you're unsure about your model or weight...try our DEMO Program.
A racquet cover IS NOT provided by the manufacturer with this racquet. You have the option to add a cover for $10 if you would like.
RacquetWorld General Notes
RacquetWorld recommends changing the grip to a Python (Our favorite), which will be $11.00 installed, for the added traction to prevent slippage. The Racquetworld Grommet Tape upgrade ($1) can save you $$ in the long run as sometimes strings break from the grommet being worn down.For those who don't know what the grommet is, it's the plastic piece at the top of the racquet that the strings go through.When you hit the wall and floor this gets worn down.
The Python Atlas string upgrade is recommended because factory string is less playable/durable than the Python Atlas string we suggest. At the time of purchase, the Python Atlas restring upgrade is $22.00. It's normally $36 if you mailed the racquet to us later so you save $14 if you choose the upgrade right away. Another string we highly recommend is the Python Atlas Deluxe restring upgrade ($25.00), and its a little softer than the original Atlas for those players that prefer a softer string with incredible playability/durability.
If you choose a vibration dampener go with the Python Vibration Dampner (Our favorite), Head Megasorb, Gamma Worm or the BBB (Big Bad Band).
The wristlacer black is the default wrist tether that comes on your racquet at no charge.If you want to change colors, a small fee of $2.95 will be added for switching.
A question we get everyday is "What is Grommet Tape?"It's a piece of tape that goes over the head (bumper) of your racquet. Sometimes you need a restring because of a broken bumper.For an extra buck to add this, it could save you $25-40!!
We get follow up calls/emails everyday thanking us for the upgrades as they really help bring out the performance of the racquet.
Racquet Covers - Choose one for $10 (RacquetWorld Cover is Only $8.00)
A full racquet cover is NOT provided by the manufacturer with this racquet. You have the option of adding a full cover for $8-10 if you would like. If you want the best cover on the market buy the Racquetworld Cover. It is oversized, has a full outside pocket, a handle strap and a large shoulder strap as well as a ventilated pocket to let your grip breathe and best of all its $2 less than the others because we want to help you by supporting our company! The charge will only be $8.00 when added to the cart for this choice instead of $10.00 like the other covers.
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Exclusive RacquetWorld Racquet Ratings
Ratings and comparisons for all racquets can be found in RacquetWolrd Exclusive Racquet Ratings
Racquetworld's Durability Rating: 88
Racquetworld's Power Rating: Age 24- 81.12 Age 35 81.6 Age 45+ 80.16
Racquetworld's Control Rating #1 (Front Court): 90.72
Control 1 (Front Court) represents how the racquet handles upfront in the court. We are basically looking at how certain components stacked together to produce good (or bad) racquet maneuverability. To figure this out we look at the weight, balance point, and shape of the frame. We throw all this info into Pat's brain along with a couple hours of hit testing and out pops the rating. This value is useful especially for doubles players who find themselves covering the upfront court a lot. It is also good to know if you are a good server and find yourself quickly putting away returns off your serve without leaving front middle court.
Racquetworld's Control Rating #2 (Back Court): 90.24
Control 2 (Back Court) represents the traditional control rating when taking a full shot from mid to back court. Our goal with control is to redirect the Force of the ball. We again focus on weight, balance point, shape, string pattern and tension, frame stiffness and on court experience.
Racquetworld's Overall Rating: Age 24- 85.55 Age 35 85.79 Age 45+ 85.07
Bang for the Buck $$$
Technology - Manufacturers Features:
RacquetWorld Head Racquetball Racquet Technology Section - Head Technology Section
- Power Zone String Pattern
- Xtra Long
Ultra-strong titanium is woven with ultra-light high modulus graphite to create the ultimate composite. The results is a stronger, stiffer and lighter weight construction which creates ultimate power.
Power Zone System...
Innovative new string pattern with "double-hole" grommets creates longer main strings while keeping the sweetspot up high where you need it. Unique oversized coneshaped grommets allow maximum string elasticity, providing a "trampoline effect" for increased power with every hit.
All Head racquets are designed with maximum added length for ultimate power and reach.