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Racket Review: HEAD Graphene Speed MP


Originally published on: 20/03/13 00:00

You’d expect world No.1 Novak Djokovic to play with a half-decent racket and you’d be right. Only you’d be underestimating this weapon by some distance. Put bluntly, this is an absolute beauty.

The 100-square inch racket face creates heaps of power, while the feeling of control is second to none. Each hit feels rock solid and the frame is beautifully balanced too allowing it to ease into each strike.

The stand out feature of the new HEAD Speed is its use of Graphene technology. The material is said to be extremely lightweight but with a breaking strength 200 times greater than steel. Or as HEAD put it, “stronger than diamond, lighter than feather.” The unique material reduces weight in the middle section of the racket by distributing it more evenly throughout the frame, allowing its user to generate more pace with less effort.

Novak, we get it!

Specs – HEAD YouTek Graphene Speed MP
RRP: £184.99
Head size: 100
Unstrung weight: 300g
Length: 27 inches
String pattern: 16×19
Balance: 32cm
Beam: 22mm

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