The Speed MP with the "sensational feel" of Auxetic construction is a very versatile racquet that will provide intermediate to advanced players a frame with great feel and control with some easier manoeuvrability than the Pro edition.
The Speed MP weighs in slightly above average at 10.6 ounces unstrung which will provide a high level of power and stability on big swings without having quite the heft of the heaviest racquets. Due to the head-light balance and weight, the racquet won't feel sluggish and instead will provide players with great racquet speed and manoeuvrability for increased spin potential and quick, dynamic volleys. The head size at 100 square inches provides a relatively generous sweet spot with good access to power potential and some comfort. The open string pattern will increase the pop off the string bed for a relative increase in power potential, provide a bit more comfort as well as enable easier access to spin. The racquet's relative flexibility allows for greater comfort as well as enhanced feel of the ball.
On the technology side, HEAD brings Auxetic technology to the Speed line. Head's Auxetic is an adaptive technology that optimizes ball feedback depending on where the ball is hit on the stringbed. The Graphene technology is being used to strengthen the frame for enhanced stability and power. The other technologies listed in the "technology" section further optimize what makes the Speed series so popular and a favourite among top pros like Novak Djokovic and Bianca Andreescu - the ability to deliver on a game full of speed.
The base specs on this version haven't been altered from the previous model, so this new frame should feel right at home in the hands of previous Speed MP players. Players will find enhanced feel to bring even more confidence to their games. Stronger players looking for a racquet to stand up to a fast-paced game to emphasize their control and feel of the ball should try this racquet.
- Head Size: 100 sq. inches / 645 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
- Weight: 10.6 oz / 300g unstrung
- Balance: 8 pts head light / 320mm unstrung
- Swing Weight: 322
- Beam width: 23mm / 23mm / 23mm
- Flex: 62
- Tension Range: 48-57 lbs / 22-26 kg
- String Pattern: 16/19
- Style #: 233612
Auxetic constructions show a unique deformation compared to non-Auxetic constructions. Due to their internal properties, Auxetic constructions widen when a “pull” force is applied and contract when squeezed. The bigger the applied force, the bigger the Auxetic reaction.
Strategically positioned in most of HEAD's racquets, Graphene strengthens the frame, provides greater stability and optimises energy transfer from racquet to ball.
The enlarged power grommets maximize string movement for increased power.
Directional drilling combine increased power and sweetspot, delivering a plush impact feel.
A special speed string pattern provides with the perfect mix of power under control.
The aerodynamic cross-section of the Speed beam maximizes swingspeed and power.
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Product specs such as weight may vary slightly from racquet to racquet to what is advertised due to the manufacturing process.
Adult Racquets Sizing Information
To determine your grip size without using a racquet, measure from the tip of your ring finger to the major fold crease in your palm. Write down the distance to the nearest 8th of an inch. This is your standard grip size.
If you fall somewhere between the measurements, it is recommended to choose the smaller grip size as you can always build the grip size up using an overgrip (for a slight increase) or a grip build-up sleeve (for a half or full size increase). The grip measurements above factor in the pre-installed factory grip.
For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size
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