Great head. Welcomed refinements over the Stallion 700.
I strung up the head earlier today. and I don''t really have any complaints. I was a huge fan of the stallion 700, and I am glad that they did not stray very far from what was already a great head. This is basically a review for people that already have a 700. The head feels no heavier than the 700, but the stiffness is noticeable. Especially so, in terms of the back beam, or any torsion. If you just pinch the very front of the face, it wont seem like it is drastically stiffer. The face shape is generally the same. I did notice that the throat is a bit wider than the 700, and the top of the head is bit narrower than the 700. Almost like the 700 got a very slight box pinch treatment. That said, you probably couldn''t tell without measuring. The sidewall geometry is generally unchanged as well. The point of the greatest curvature seems to have been moved up just a touch. I have used the same pattern for many years, and I noticed that the ball indeed liked to rest a bit higher in the pocket. Lastly, the very bottom of the throat plastic has been redesigned. It feels noticeably more ergonomic when cradling one handed or with a high grip.