The Head Liquidmetal 8 is from the Liquidmetal line of rackets from Head. Head claims that this “liquidmetal” is 2.5 times stronger than titanium and 29% more powerful. While I don’t know if it’s exactly 29% more powerful, I loved how this racket felt in my hand.
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|Head Liquidmetal 8 Tennis Racquet||Strengths: The Head LiquidMetal 8 generates its own power and dampens vibrations instantly.|
Limitations:This is designed for people with short and compact strokes.
Overall: The Liquid Metal 8 is perfect for any beginner to intermediate player who is seeking a powerful and comfortable racket.
This improved version has improved damping which leads to less vibration and has more power. For any beginner to intermediate player who likes to have a powerful racket in their hands, the head liquidmetal 8 is for you. Read on to find out exactly what I liked about this racket and if it will be perfect for you.
Hitting the Ball: Head Liquid Metal 8
Let’s start out with the most important aspect: how does it feel to play tennis with this tennis racket? Sure head size, weight distribution, string pattern, and other aspects are important(and we cover these later down in the article!) but lets get to the heart of the issue.
The Head Liquidmetal 8 Tennis Racquet Grip Size: 4 3/8 is solidly on the power end of the spectrum for tennis rackets. What this means is that you only need a short backswing in order to propel the tennis ball all the way to the opponent’s baseline.
This racket is best for people who already have short to medium strokes because the Head Liquidmetal 8 generates its own power.
When hitting the ball, the vibration down the racket feels muted which means that the Liquidmetal does a great job of dampening the vibrations. This is great news for anybody who has wrist or elbow issues. Vibrations through the tennis racket can quickly hurt these sensitive areas if not careful.
While playing, overall I felt that the Head LiquidMetal 8 was stable, controllable, and very comfortable to play with. It has good power for those hard baseline shots and the vibration damping/stability makes it a great choice at net. If you want more information about this racket, lets go into the details!
Head Liquid Metal 8 Characteristics
The name Liquidmetal comes from the construction of the racket and is apparent in the design of the racket. The Head LiquidMetal features a black and silver gray look but I have also seen it with a blue/grey design if that’s more your style.
The “Liquid Metal” is placed at the 10,2,4, and 8 o clock positions for what’s called total sweetspot construction. That’s a fancy word for saying that it increases the stability of the racket when swinging.
The head size is a big 115 sq inches. This provides you with plently of area to hit the ball and generate power with. This large head size does mean that the sweetspot is larger than typical rackets so it is perfect for beginners.
All together, the Head Liquidmetal 8 tennis racquet weighs 9.3 ounces which places it firmly in the category of lightweight tennis rackets. It is important to note though this racket is heavier than a comparable racket, the Head Ti S6(one of the other best tennis rackets for beginners).
The weight is balanced 4 points head heavy to allow players to retain weight in the hitting zone and hit the ball with optimum power.
Head incorporated a special kind of vibration damping called No Shox into the Head Liquidmetal 8 tennis racket. This “No Shox” damping system leads to a claimed 27% less vibration and more power . As mentioned before, any tennis player who has been playing for a while will appreciate this. It really takes a lot of the work off the wrists.
This racquet comes strung with synthetic gut and a mixed 16 x19 pattern. This string pattern allows players to put the right amount of spin onto the ball while also ensuring that the strings don’t break every week. It is the perfect mix of durability and strength.
Who should buy the Liquid Metal 8?
The Head Liquid Metal 8 is a nice tennis racket designed to help bring players to the next level in their game. It provides the power for the players and yet still allows for control of the tennis racket to always ensure you’re hitting right in the sweetspot.
I would recommend the Head Liquid Metal 8 tennis racket to any beginner to low intermediate player. This is a game improvement racket and it will suit you well if you are at that stage. It will provide the power for you and lessen vibrations on your wrist to keep you playing longer.
If you are a little more advanced, I would suggest the Head Liquid Metal 4. I know what you’re thinking but just because the number is lower does not mean it’s a worse racket! In fact, the Head Liquid Metal 4 takes the key design aspects from the 8 and modifies them to appeal directly to intermediate players