Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro
This is the “PRO est” of the new Speed series because it says so right on the tip of the racquet and it carries an 18×20 string pattern, so there!
However, do not be intimidated by the “Pro” label! You will see by the specifications that this is a racquet that can be used by any player wanting to maximize their current skillset.
A couple of good reasons for this assessment is the wonderful flex of RDC 60! The overall weight and swing weight are there as a good beginning but can be adjusted to suit any player.
Typically 18×20 string patterns are not considered spin-friendly but the dense pattern can be used to your advantage by reducing string bed stiffness, thus dwell time and therefore spin potential. In other words, this pattern is highly customizable!
If you value string life the 18×20 pattern can reward you with some increased durability.
As we mentioned in the Graphene 360+ Speed MP review there didn’t need to be many changes from the previous version and probably the most noticeable change is going to be the color “flipping” and a little increase in swing weight.
The numbers will tell the story. Click here to see the Graphene 360 Speed Pro data from last year.
|Racquet Model||Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro|
|Reference Tension||56 lbs - 25.4 kg|
|String||Victrex PEEK fiber Experimental 7718|
|Machine Used||True Tension Professional|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||60 - After stringing|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||43|
|Head Area, cm2||641.2|
|Head Area, Sq. Inch||99.4|
|Beam Width, mm, Shaft, Center, Tip||23, 23, 23|
|In Plane Stiffness, Pounds/In||335.2 Lbs/In.|
|In Plane Stiffness, Kg/cm||152.0 Kg/cm|
|Number of Main Strings||18|
|Number of Cross Strings||20|
|Main String Grid||7.62|
|Cross String Grid||10.37|
|Density (% of head filled with string)||.768|
|Average Cross String Space||.513|
|Average Main String Space||.414|
|Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT||37|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||206.94|
|First Moment, Nm||.812|
|Swing Weight, Kg/cm2||320|
|Swing Weight, Ounces||11.29|
|Swing Weight Calculated||341.2|
|Head Points||6.14 (negative = head heavy|
|Head Weight, %||47.2%|
|Center of Percussion||21.2|
|Dwell Time, ms, No Swing||8.58|
|Efective Stiffness - lbs||28.7|
|K, Lb/In (SBS) RDC||176.28|
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