Head Graphene 360+ Speed PWR
I suppose you have a pretty good idea what PWR means, right? Well, you would be correct! The Head Graphene 360+ Speed PWR is just that at a calculated power value of 2297.5! Compare that to the calculated power value for the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Lite of 1838.3! Twenty percent (20%) more powerful than the Lite!
This is what a 115 square inch head size can do for a racquet! The strings are quite a bit longer and more widely spaced which contributes to power, and comfort.
This head size is normally referred to as a “game improvement” racquet and relegated to those players that were not too athletic and/or didn’t want to exert too much energy on each stroke. In other words slow and short swings.
I am not sure that is the case with this racquet! Sure it has a big head and a thick beam but it sure does feel good when picked up (first moment)!
If we were going to recommend this racquet I would suggest some weight added to the rear end. The head does not need any additional weight.
As I am working on this post I realize how much trouble it is to switch between racquet reviews for comparison so I am including a link to the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Series Comparison.
|Racquet Model||Head Graphene 360+ Speed PWR|
|Reference Tension||56 lbs - 25.4 kg|
|String||Victrex PEEK fiber Experimental 7718|
|Machine Used||True Tension Professional|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||64 - After stringing|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||59|
|Head Area, cm2||734.8|
|Head Area, Sq. Inch||113.9|
|Beam Width, mm, Shaft, Center, Tip||26, 26, 28|
|In Plane Stiffness, Pounds/In||550.5 Lbs/In.|
|In Plane Stiffness, Kg/cm||249.7 Kg/cm|
|Number of Main Strings||16|
|Number of Cross Strings||19|
|Main String Grid||8.56|
|Cross String Grid||11.15|
|Density (% of head filled with string)||.759
|Average Cross String Space||.532|
|Average Main String Space||.535|
|Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT||33|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||184.57
|First Moment, Nm||.764|
|Swing Weight, Kg/cm2||306
|Swing Weight, Ounces||10.79|
|Swing Weight Calculated||342.0
|Head Points||-1.57 (negative = head heavy)|
|Head Weight, %||50.7%|
|Center of Percussion||21.3|
|Dwell Time, ms, No Swing||9.18|
|Efective Stiffness - lbs||27.4|
|K, Lb/In (SBS) RDC||153.85|
Posted on March 15, 2020, in 360+, Customization!, Demo, Graphene, Graphene 360, Graphene Touch, head, Kinesiology, Patterns, PEEK, Racquets, Racquets - New, Speed, String Patterns, True Tension. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.