Head Graphene 360+ Speed Lite
As you probably guessed, this is the lightest of the Speed Series, 100 square inch head size, at a weight of 281 grams (9.91 ounces)!
There are several positive features in this racquet and one is the reasonable flex (stiffness) of 63 RDC, plus the uniform string pattern that provides a consistent hitting experience needed by developing players. This pattern should contribute to extended string life as well.
As with all light racquets, this one can be customized as the need or desire arises, and I think that will happen more quickly than most other racquets.
This is just too light, in my opinion, for players wanting to improve all aspects of their game. Remember, weight is your friend! However, if you prefer a light racquet for any reason this is a top choice!
As I am working on this post I realize how much trouble it is to switch between racquet reviews for comparison so here is a link to the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Series Comparison.
|Racquet Model||Head Graphene 360+ Speed Lite|
|Reference Tension||56 lbs - 25.4 kg|
|String||Victrex PEEK fiber Experimental 7718|
|Machine Used||True Tension Professional|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||63 - After stringing|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||43|
|Head Area, cm2||640.8|
|Head Area, Sq. Inch||99.6|
|Beam Width, mm, Shaft, Center, Tip||25, 25, 25|
|In Plane Stiffness, Pounds/In||422.5 Lbs/In.|
|In Plane Stiffness, Kg/cm||191.6 Kg/cm|
|Number of Main Strings||16|
|Number of Cross Strings||19|
|Main String Grid||7.30|
|Cross String Grid||9.53|
|Density (% of head filled with string)||.710
|Average Cross String Space||.503|
|Average Main String Space||.463|
|Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT||36|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||201.4
|First Moment, Nm||.758|
|Swing Weight, Kg/cm2||293|
|Swing Weight, Ounces||10.34|
|Swing Weight Calculated||334.5
|Head Points||-0.79 (negative = head heavy)|
|Head Weight, %||50.4%|
|Center of Percussion||20.7|
|Dwell Time, ms, No Swing||8.50|
|Efective Stiffness - lbs||29.6|
|K, Lb/In (SBS) RDC||198.31|
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