What Head says:
Building upon the addition of Graphene, the strongest yet lightest material in the world, Graphene XT features a 30% stronger material structure. It’s been engineered to optimize the racquet’s weight distribution to where players need it most. As a result, racquets with Graphene XT feature a 10% better energy transfer for a higher ball speed and faster game.
The Experts’ opinion:
We agree with Head’s assessment of their new Graphene XT technology. In our play tests of the new Head Graphene XT racquets, we found that with the same effort, we were able to produce more power with these racquets than with the previous Graphene models. By adding a lightweight, strong material like Graphene XT to the centre of the racquet, the weight distribution (balance) of the racquet changes, without changing the overall weight of the racquet.
The advantage of Graphene XT racquets is you no longer have to sacrifice power for control.
Compared to the 2014 Head Graphene technology:
With everything else being equal (racquet frame, string type and string tension) we found that Graphene XT racquets produced a different contact feel. The 2014 Head Graphene racquets felt more muted, while the 2015 Head Graphene XT racquets felt more lively.
Compared to other brands:
It has been our experience in the past, Head racquets tend to be more flexible than other brands across most of the racquet categories (with exception to their Game Improvement racquets). This translates to a slightly lower power potential than to comparable racquets from other brands. However, we found the Graphene XT racquets have noticeably more “pop” and power than the previous versions, without sacrificing much of the flexibility that Head has become known for.
If you’re looking for a racquet that’s flexible, control-oriented without sacrificing power, you need to try the 2015 Head Graphene XT racquets.
Be Social With Us
Make sure that you follow us on our social media platforms to get the most up to date information about what’s going on in the Canadian tennis community. Sign up for our newsletter to get the best deals on tennis equipment.
Q&A with Sharon Fichman
Merchant of Tennis caught up with Sharon Fichman to discuss how she is enjoying playing professional tennis and what ...
Q&A with Félix Auger-Aliassime
Merchant of Tennis caught up with Félix Auger-Aliassime to discuss how he is enjoying playing professional tennis,...
Q&A with Liam Draxl
Merchant of Tennis caught up with Liam Draxl to discuss how he is enjoying playing junior tournaments! Here is w...