The Head Metallix™ 8000 is designed similar to the Yonex NanoSpeed 8000 with lighter weight and stronger frame construction using Head Power Frame System™ and incorporating Metallix™ on the 2, 5, 7 and 10 o'clock. The result is a racket that easy and fast to swing and yet generate power to help win the game. The racket can be strung at 24-30 lbs.
The Head Metallix™ badminton line of rackets are made of a specially designed matrix of carbon fibers and a new crystalline metal alloy. The alloy's grain is 1000 times smaller than that of a typical metal. The result is a lighter, stronger and more powerful racket than ever before. Head Metallix™ is incorporated into graphite layers around the racket head and at the T-Joint. Metallix™ has been placed at 2, 5 ,7 and 10 o'clock of the Metallix™ 8000.
Head's new Top Cap creates a flat top surface on the handle providing excellent hold on serving, maximum grip control for double play and optimal handling for fast speed reaction such as in defense and offense at the net.
HEAD has taken on the challenge of providing players all they need for this fast-paced, dynamic game, applying their proven racket sport expertise to a new full range of badminton products.
HEAD is the official partner of the Danish Badminton Association (DBA) and the title sponsor at the Denmark Open, Copenhagen Masters, Danish Nationals and the Danish League Final. The DBA promotes and encourage participation in badminton, from the grassroots all the way to top levels of competition. HEAD shares the DBA philosophy that each individual should be assured teh best possible support in developing their game.
The two #4 world ranking (Ranking list IBF dated June, 1st 2006) top badminton players, Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, have already signed up to play with HEAD's powerful Metallix™ badminton rackets.
Latest News 2007:
HEAD Badminton players enjoyed success at National Tournaments around Europe. In France, HEAD player Simon Maunoury earned the title of national champion in menâ€™s singles. Maunoury beat Matthieu Lo Ying Ping 21-9, 21-15 with his HEAD Metallix 10000 racquet snag the honor. Fellow HEAD player Elodie Eymard took the top honor for ladies doubles and mixed doubles. Eymard, who plays with a HEAD Metallix 10000 racquet, and partner Weny Rahmawati defeated Laura Choinet and Elisa Chanteur 21-8, 21-6 in the ladies doubles. In the mixed doubles, Eymard and Svetoslav Stoyanov beat Baptiste Careme and Laura Choinet 21-12, 21-19. Earning runner-up in the menâ€™s doubles was HEAD player Thomas Quere.
At the English National Championship HEAD Players Anthony Clark and Donna Kellogg snagged top honors in menâ€™s doubles, mixed doubles and ladies doubles, respectively. Clark and partner Robert Blair snagged the menâ€™s doubles title by defeating Chris Langridge and David Lindley 21-16, 21-15. Clark went on to earn the mixed doubles national championship title with Kellogg, beating Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms, World Champion 2006 21-23, 21-14, 22-20. This yearâ€™s championship marks the first time Clark, who plays with a HEAD Metallix 8000 racquet, earned two titles at one event and his sixth menâ€™s doubles title.
Fellow HEAD player Kellogg enjoyed additional success when she earned the ladies doubles championship title with partner Gail Emms. Kellogg battled her way through the tournament with her HEAD Metallix Racquet and helped to defeat Natalie Munt and Jo Nicholas 21-17, 21-17.