We review a lot of racquets, and if there’s one thing we have learned, it’s that there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ racquet.
Different racquets suit different types of players and what may be the perfect racquet for you may be the wrong racquet for someone else.
The extreme series by Head, for instance, is pretty much the perfect series for people who play on the basis of power. That’s also something to note – we all have different ways of winning points.
Some of us try to win by overwhelming the other player with blazing fast shots, while some of us try to win by confusing the player with a lot of spin and swing. Let’s see who the racquet favors.
The first thing we noticed (and some of us complained too) was how muted the response of this racquet feels. If you are coming from Head’s Extreme series, you wouldn’t believe that the same company made both the racquets. However, this is not a fault – this is by design.
This isn’t the racquet you want if you want to play explosive shots and win on the basis of speed alone. We kept playing with the racquet and we soon figures out what Head was going for with this racquet.
If we were to sum up the whole review in one word, it would be ‘control’. That is what this racquet is all about. Even when you try to play explosively, the racquet tells you to change your style.
You feel it in the way the racquet glides. Instead of a rapid movement, you will feel like you are guiding something through the air.
It may be a frustrating feeling in the beginning, but it slowly turns into an amazing sense of play. You’ll be able to guide your racquet to the ball much better, and thus will be able to control where your shot goes much better too.
The soft control is achieved by Head using a softer polymer composition in the construction, which results in the muted feel most reviewers talk about.
The Head Graphene Touch Speed Pro Racquet makes you play better. There isn’t much power in your shots, but you don’t miss its absence, because the power is replaced by a crispness that you can feel.
Tennis is often lauded as a beautiful game, and you don’t get to see its beauty only by watching Federer play – you can also feel it when you land a shot perfectly.
When you feel the ball go away from you, and see that it’s trajectory is perfect – it’s hard not to fall in love with the game forever.
The Head Graphene Touch Speed Pro Racquet is the type of racquet which makes you play this beautiful game in the most beautiful way possible.
You may not be playing explosively anymore, but you’ll be playing more dynamically, and your opponents won’t know what to do.