If ATP world #1 Novak Djokovic can use it, you’ll have no problem enjoying and appreciating HEAD’s latest flagship racquet, the Graphene Speed Pro. Graphene, the world’s lightest and strongest material, is embedded in the racquet shaft, and Head has been able to move weight from the shaft to the tip and handle, increasing stability and strong power without changing the overall racquet mass. As we all know, more weight in the head allows greater racquet speed through from the baseline, and more mass in the handle reduces recoil and torque.
And even thought the Graphene Speed Pro may sound like a dead ringer for a power tennis stick, HEAD rather categorizes it as a control racquet for aggressive players. All the great HEAD Speed control factors are here, including a standard length, strong weight, head light balance and narrow beams. The 18 x 20 string pattern and mid-plus 100-square-inch head size will help even the biggest hitters control their power and topspin throughout the court.
The YouTek technology’s cross-linking abilities stabilize the frame on faster swings and soften for more feel on touch shots. During our test, the Graphene Speed Pro performed as promised. From the baseline, it provided a lot of power with remarkable precision and pace. Despite the tight pattern, those who use a lot of spin will be pleased. And thanks to the low-powered precision of the stringbed, you can easily reach the swing speed needed for heavy spin.
Net-wise, the directional control is a huge plus when poaching the net where players will love the combination of control, stability and maneuverability. With your serve, the Graphene Speed Pro places the ball very accurately, and it can also slice and kick a serve rather potently.
Bottom line, the HEAD Graphene Speed Pro is for the aggressive baseliner who also likes to throw in spin, slice and laser-beam placement into the mix.
Check out the video demo from Tennis Warehouse and specs…
|Head Size:||100 sq. in MP|
|Weight:||Strung — 11.7 oz Unstrung — 11.1 oz|
|Balance:||7 Pts Head Light|
|Beam Width:||22 mm|
|Grip Type:||Leather Tour|
|String Pattern:||18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains Skip: None
Shared Holes: 8T, 9T, 8H, 9H