Today, I’ll review the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro and compare it to some other racquets of the same range.
The Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro is one of the famous racquets in the market today. After reading this article you will get to know all the characteristics as well as the pros and the cons of this amazing racquet.
Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro Quick Review
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Who is Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro for
I would recommend the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro to tennis intermediate to advanced players with a good level of technique who can handle a heavy racquet, Players with a loose, loose motion, and who want a medium power/lightly control-oriented racket.
The Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro is also a perfect choice for players who are looking for a racquet with handle balance with good access to lift without being extreme.
Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro Specs
The Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro is part of Head’s Speed line, which offers intermediate racquets in terms of power and access to lift.
The Head Radical racquets are also intermediate but a little less forgiving, especially those with a smaller head size than 645 sq cm.
The Head MXG, Extreme, and Instinct are more powerful, the Extreme and MXG also more lift oriented, the Prestige being the least powerful racquets at Head.
The Head Speed Pro is one of the few racquets to combine a versatile 645 sq. cm head size with a tight 18×20 string pattern and in this category I found it to offer good power and access to lift.
An interesting racquet for good players who want a good mix of power, lift, and control.
Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro Full Review
Features and technologies
Graphene 360 is the latest technological innovation from the Austrian brand. Initially placed in the core of the racquet for the Graphene XT and Graphene Touch technologies, the graphene is now also located at 3 o’clock, 9 o’clock, and 12 o’clock to provide greater stability and better energy transfer.
The Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro combines a 645 sq cm head size, 18×20 string pattern, 23mm / 23mm / 23mm profile thickness, and 62 Ra stiffness.
TheHead Graphene 360+ Speed Pro‘s head size is versatile, a feature that will help provide power without losing too much control.
The tight string pattern reduces the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro power somewhat, as the trampoline effect of the string will be reduced compared to a more open 16×19 string pattern.
The medium thickness profile (23mm) will contribute a bit to the power of the racquet and help with stability at impact.
The softness of the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro will lower the power and promote comfort.
At the time of writing there are very few racquets with a 645 sq cm head size and 18×20 string pattern: Head Gravity Tour, Head Gravity Pro, Prince Phantom 100X 18×20, Prince Textreme Tour 100P, Volkl V-Feel V8 Pro.
During my test, I was immediately surprised by the good level of power offered by the Head Speed Pro.
The sensations are different from those given by the Prince Tour 100P which is very comfortable but less powerful.
There is of course some control provided by the 18×20 string pattern, but I didn’t feel it too much and didn’t find the racquet very hard to play with.
Overall, I found a very good compromise between power and control.
The versatile head size will promote very good topspin.
The narrower 18×20 string pattern naturally lowers the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro‘s topspin but I still found the access to topspin to be very decent, I found it quite easy to scratch the ball.
In my opinion, the feel will be good for most players who play with a normal amount of lift, for me, it’s just fine.
If you’re playing high lift and want very easy access to the lift, it’s best to look for a more open string pattern.
On the chop side, I had a really good feel, as I often do with this shot that I feel very well; I had very good control and was able to make powerful chops without fear of making a mistake down the line.
The Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro‘s balance is set at 31.0 cm for an unstrung racquet, which is consistent with handle balance.
With its 310 gram weight, head balance, and versatile medium head size, the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro has good maneuverability.
The 310-gram weight is felt but not excessively so as there isn’t too much head weight.
Comfort and forgiveness
The versatile 645 sq. cm. Head size promotes comfort.
The tight string pattern reduces the comfort of the racquet a bit, but it’s still really good, it doesn’t feel like a board because of the tight string pattern.
The softness of the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro is a feature that helps provide comfort to the racquet.
Overall, as far as the comfort and error tolerance of the Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro, I found it to be quite decent.
During our test, we quickly realized that Head Speed Pro Graphene 360+ was still a demanding racquet. It provides control and stability on the ground. The 645 square centimeter head size and 18/20 string pattern will provide forgiveness and control on every shot. This tight string pattern will allow you to fully engage in your shots. This one will keep control and precision even on fully released flat shots. Its 31.5cm balance will make it quite maneuverable. Its 23mm profile will bring again in ball touch. The difference we found with the previous version is the improved feel. The feel of the ball is purer and allows you to feel more confident.
On slightly off-center balls, the frame remains stable for a more comfortable game. The Graphene 360+ plays its role perfectly. It helps to reduce vibrations as much as possible even on balls outside the center zone.
On serve, the 18×20 string pattern and stability allowed us to find areas more easily. The 645 square centimeter head size and 310 grams of weight ensure a heavy ball.
In summary, this Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro offers more comfort than the previous version. The stability has been significantly improved. We can also note that the shots are more precise on this version 2020.
Its weak point, for players with a closed grip and therefore a natural tendency to lift, is its lack of access to spin. It will be physically demanding and will require some rigor over the length of a match.
Players looking for more ball rotation will find the HEAD GRAPHENE 360+ SPEED MP easier to handle with its 645 square inch head size and 16×19 string pattern.
Alternatives to Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro
Prince Textreme Tour 100P Racquet 2019
The stiffness rating of the Prince Tour 100P is 62, a relatively low value that tells us this racquet is quite soft.
The softness of the frame will give the Tour 100P less power than stiffer racquets, but the head size and profile width (22mm head / 23mm sweetspot / 20mm core) allow the racquet to have a decent amount of power.
The softness will also bring comfort to the game by reducing the shock received by the arm at impact.
Soft racquets sometimes feel like they deform at impact, but I didn’t get that feeling with the Prince Tour 100P.
Volkl V-Feel V8 Pro Racquet
With a weight of 285g and a balance of 32.5cm, this Völkl V-Feel 8 racquet is very maneuverable and will offer great spin thanks to the easy acceleration of the racquet head.
With a head size of 645sq cm, you’ll be able to access a wide range of power and precision depending on your style of play.
The 16×18 string pattern allows for easy access to spin and improved hitting power.
This racquet is perfect for intermediate-level players looking for versatility and lightness.
Prince Phantom O3 100X
The Prince Phantom O3 100X racquet is part of Prince’s Phantom line of soft racquets with a fairly thin profile.
These characteristics generally reduce the power of the racquet, but Prince Phantom racquets with a 645 sq. cm. head size, 16×18 string pattern, and O3 technology will provide decent power.
The Prince Phantom O3 100X features O3 technology, extremely large string holes that allow for freedom of string movement.
This technology increases the racquet’s power, comfort, and access to lift.
This racquet is ideal for players who like to stay in contact with the ball as much as possible to better move their opponents from the baseline.
Head Gravity Pro 2021
This Head Gravity Pro 2021 racquet features Graphene 360+ technology all around the frame with twisted fibers, which offers a very good feel to the shot and an excellent energy transfer.
The Sweet Zone is redesigned and slightly offset towards the top of the frame to accommodate club players. The thin profile and 18×20 string pattern provide excellent feel and ball control.
This model is recommended for good competitive players with its 315 grams unstrung making it a fairly heavy racquet for maximum feedback on every shot.
ProKennex Ki Q+5 Pro
This versatile racquet is aimed at players who like a racquet with some weight but not too much headroom.
The 310-gram weight should appeal to players closer to the second tier, but the mid-range balance and comfort of this racquet may make it accessible to players closer to the fourth tier who like a racquet with some weight.
Players looking for an arm-friendly racquet will also be interested in this very comfortable racquet.
All styles of play can be expressed with this racquet.
However, if you hit hard without much spin and need a lot of control, you may want to consider a 630 sq. cm. head size.
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Now is your turn to pick one up and to take your game to the next level.
And don’t forget “Talk with your racquet, play with your heart”.