Head Intelligence iS12 Tennis Racquet
Feature: Heads Intellifiber (integrated on both sides of the throat area) created from piezoelectric materials, has breakthrough new properties which make them extraordinarily unique and different from traditional materials
Energy Transformation: Using the mechanical energy of ball impact and converting - in less than a millisecond - into electrical energy.
Controllable Shape Change: An electrical impulse actively changes the shape of the Intellifibers for more stiffness.
The Power Benefit: In less than the first millisecond of ball impact, Head Intellifibers stiffen and reduce bending in the throat area for unmatched power in current racquet design. No matter how strong the material, a traditional racquet will still bend upon ball impact. This bending causes a loss of potential power.
The Dampening Benefit: Unlike mechanical energy, electrical energy does not create vibrations. Therefore, 20% of the vibrations are immediately eliminated upon ball impact for optimum comfort.
Feature: An innovative cross-section design featuring dual rounded bubbles in the throat and shaft area of the racquet, reducing weight by 6% and increasing torsional rigidity by 27%.
Benefit: Because of its light weight and stiffness, Head?s PowerFrame increases torsional stability for less torque and twist providing optimum control and reduces weight maneuverability.
Feature: Head?s perfectly symmetrical PowerPattern with equal distance between all main and cross strings, creates the world?s only stringbed that deflects this deeply and consistently upon ball impact. The PowerPattern featuring patented PowerZone grommets, allows the strings to deflect by more than 180% compared to conventional grommets and string patterns.
Benefit: PowerPattern provides ultimate power and maximum sweetspot along with outstanding directional control because of its consistent response no matter where the ball hits on the stringbed - Perfect Power!
- Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0
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Light and Power
The oval head gives longer mains and even more power. The racquet is a little stiff, but expected from a light racquet. Use a soft string like X-One and you will be fine.
Changed from TI 6
I changed from the Ti 6 after hitting a friends I S12. I liked the added power and I like the feel of the open string pattern.
This racquet is SUPER light. I definitely wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who is advanced in their tennis game, unless you want serious arm pain! For me this racquet was perfect, as I am just starting to play more and get a feel for my game. The light weight of this racquet has helped me tremendously at all aspects of my games. I feel as though I have better reaction time at the net when the volleys are coming at me. I also noticed that I had greater control and power from the baseline, which is something I was looking for in a racquet (combination of good power and control). This racquet even helped me to get some topspin, mostly on my ground strokes. I have also noticed added spin on my kick serves as well. Another plus is that this racquet comes at a great price! For anyone looking to add some power to their game (not too advanced) this is a great racquet to check out.
LIGHTWEIGHT AND POWERFUL
this racquet is perfect for the beginner and intermediate player. no one will be disappointed with this racquet. my game has improved, since using this racquet. I am a good and competitive player and I found only advantages using this great oversized racquet. i am thinking of buying another one as a backup. i did not find any negatives. here's a thought, why can't this racquet become available with a smaller head for advanced players or for any player that prefers a smaller head.
Great lightweight option with open string pattern-hard to find this combination. The one I received measures to be the proper weight. Not sure how the previous reviewer was getting a weight measurement over 9 oz., though. Super light and great at the net!
Review of IS-12
I bought the IS-12 in Jan, 2016, and tried it out a few times to see how it compared to my IS-10. I still prefer my IS-10 because if its lightness. The weight of the IS-12 as advertised in the Specification is incorrect. I think it should be "unstrung weight". I measured the IS-12 as received (strung) with a very accurate digital scale and it showed 9.125 oz. As a very senior player of solid 4.0 level I prefer lighter rackets now, and I was mislead in purchasing the racket thinking it would be about the same weight as my IS-10. Every time when I hit the ball the racket would make a cracking sound. It could be the cold weather (Feb, 2016). I like the string pattern of 14X17 which provides a lot of spins on the ball. Overall, I still like the racket and will use it as a backup for my IS-10.
a great light racquet that is weighted head heavy, like the small grip (like Nadal). Changed string to Kirschbaum string at 50 lbs tension-- result: more spin, power, and control. Works for me.
Sono soddisfatto della racchetta ma il costo finale +-+ gravato da tasse doganali che non conosci al momento dell'acquisto ma solo alla consegna del prodotto e la cosa +-+ sgradevole
Light weight facilitates great reaction volleys at net. Everybody says "Great hands" but I credit the racquet. Compensates for bad form, allowing me to get racquet back fast, when I'm late. I feel like I get better control on topspin groundstrokes. Was rallying with a 5.0 (way over my head) and he commented how good my forehand was looking. And it's cheap! Only downside is I think that they are a little fragile. My prior 12 (never abused) didn't survive first restring. This replacement is subtly improved, and may be better in that regard. An awesome doubles stick! Our pro told me he'd shank every ball with it because of weight, but for hacks like me, maybe perfect.
Been using for years. Good power with minimal effort. Very forgiving on mishits too.
I preferred the IS10 but can't find it so I'tried the 12. Almost no diff between the 2 except it is 1/4" longer. Played with the Intelligence "Control" strings, much better than the power strings, as the raquet has plenty of power. Strung at 62 is all you need.
Racket plays as expected, had played with one this past winter. Like the light weight, and feel of racket. Dealing with Midwest sports a good experience.
I bought this racquet for my wife who had a 9 year old Head Ti that she loved. She has been experiencing elbow pain and this appeared to have all the attributes I was looking for. It is super light weight but the rebound feels smooth as if you were hitting with a much heavier racquet. Great sweet spot allows high speed generation with control and her elbow pain went away. I have no idea if others will get the same results but for her this was the perfect choice.
Bought another four (04) for TPSA co team players. Proven to be an excellent racquet. no problems.
Light weight with lots of power !! I am a 4.0 player and I play a lot of doubles . At this time I own 6 of these Rackets. Easy on the arm .
Looooove this racquet!!! Light but powerful. Bought two.
Review Head Intellis Si 12
The shape of the head seem to facilitate clean stroke reproduction. Good maneuverability on volleys. I have three other Head Intellis 12s. I use the recommended strings strung at 55 lbs. I play 3.5 USTA League tennis, mostly doubles
I have crossed all the top rackets,and the iS12 has the best feel,swing,response. In doubles one needs a quick reflex and sweetspot. This racket has that. No more trying out all the latest styles.
light and good power. spin control is average. i would recommend this to beginners and intermediate players.
good value, ... but
Racquet feels good and solid. Powerful & light. Negative is that it is prone to string breaking. Have it for 6 months and already restrung twice.
Best Racquet for Club Player
I have used many racquets in the past 30 years. This one is the best for a middle aged 3.5-4 club player. It has great power, especially if you use the Head Intelligence hybrid strings that come with it. It is great for your arm. But the best thing about it is that it has a natural tendency to keep the ball low so that powerful shots do not tend to go long. It also has good spin. I have seen tennis buffs talk about staying away from light racquets, this one is super light at 9oz strung, for lack of "plow through". this is total baloney, the graphite and piezo electric material of the racquet creates tremendous whip when you swing it and puts great pop in the ball, yet great control.
Head Intelligence IS12
This is a racket that can improve a 3.5-4.0 players game. Light and powerful with great control. I have tried newer trends in various rackets and keep coming back to this open string pattern. Best of both worlds. Control and Power.
Is.12 Power Frame
Very Nice Racquet ! "Power Pattern provides ultimate power and maximum sweet spot along with outstanding directional control because of its consistent response no matter where the ball hits on the string bed - Perfect Power!
Was using a Wilson Hyper Hammer. The Head has good power and better control.
Very good buy.
Extremely lightweight and maneuverability with adequate power. Good firm feel on ground stokes and volleys. Good racket. Great value.
Head Intelligence iS12
Nice lightweight racquet with great power and design. Only drawback is that the strings snap earlier than on other racquets due to the tension.
I love it...
Working toward 4.0 and love this racquet. Light and still gives me plenty of power.
Light but good control! I like it so much.
Light but good control! I like it so much.
REVIEW ON MY PURCHASED HEAD INTELLIGECE IS12 TENNIS RACQUET
Very quick shipping. And best of all, its free. Thanks Midwest!
Quick response, value priced, timely delivery with tracking number.
Great racquet to have - very light but delivers power and control. Excellent for serve and volley players. The only neg. is you will encounter strings breaking more frequently than other racquets. Even so, I hope they don't stop making this racquet!
This light racquet is has great power and is incredibly light. This is perfect for a quick response at the net in doubles. I used the Head TiS6 prior to this and found better control with the iS12. I use Luxion Big Banger ALU strings @ 56 lbs.