I just received a new badminton racquet directly from Head Canada Inc. this morning and I am itching to play with it tonite! Its the new Head Metallix 10,000, and it looks like it mite be a nice racquet. Here are the specifications that we got from Head: Metallix 10,000: Medium Stiff, 360cm2 headsize, 85g (unstrung), 288mm balance point, 22/23 string pattern. Metallix 8,000: Medium Flex, 360cm2 headsize, 86g (unstrung), 285mm balance point, 22/23 string pattern. Metallix 6,000: Medium Flex, 360cm2 headsize, 87g (unstrung), 286mm balance point, 22/23 string pattern. Metallix 4,000: Medium Flex, 360cm2 headsize, 87g (unstrung), 284mm balance point, 22/23 string pattern. Metallix 2,000: Flexible shaft, 360cm2 headsize, 88g (unstrung), 282mm balance point, 22/23 string pattern. I haven't seen any of the other racquets, just the top of the line one. They come with the arched grommets and have what appears to be muscle power grommets at the top of the frame. It has a 67cm long shaft, and it doesn't look like its available in the 68cm length. Strung as a one piece, and had a recommended tension range of 24-30lbs Here is how Head describes their Metallix technology: Made of a specially designed matrix of carbon fibres and a new crystalline metal alloy. This alloy's grain-size is 1000 times smaller than that of a typical metal. The decreased grain size means increased performance, or, as the Hall-Petch Effect states: smaller grains = stronger material. The result is a lighter stronger and more powerful racquet than ever before. I don't know how well it will take on here in North America, but its already huge in Europe from what I hear, Head is already an official partner of the Badminton Assosciation of Denmark. The back of the coaches jackets all say "Head" on them, while the players are all sponsored by Yonex. Well when someone gets to try one of them, feel free to post a review on whichever racquet you test. As for me, I'll have a review up for you guys tomorrow, I just can't wait to get out and test it!!