The Extreme Tour with the "sensational feel" of Auxetic construction is for those looking to maximize their control performance while maintaining the ultimate spin and power from the Extreme series of racquets, suitable for intermediate to advanced players.
The headsize at 98 square inches is smaller than average. With a tighter sweet spot for improved (but more challenging) pocketability, this racquet favours precision. Although the power is still available, it will make you work harder for it which is an overall benefit for those who can handle it. The open string pattern has a lively feel with easier access to spin. The weight being the heaviest of the Extreme series at 10.8 ounces (unstrung) brings greater stability, plow-through and stopping power for increased power potential, big return of serves and the ability to load up on spin for those who can swing it. Its head-light balance (unstrung) increases your ability to move the frame quickly, an important factor in generating power as well as being conducive to fast movements at the net for game-changing volleys or being able to swing fast for greater spin generation. The beam thickness enhances and optimizes the stability of the frame for greater energy transfer and power across the string-bed, something more common in the 100 square inch racquets of the modern era being developed for spin and power.
On the technology side, HEAD brings Auxetic technology to the Extreme 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 Extreme series the ideal spin-oriented frame.
Combined with the core technologies, updates and specs, this racquet is a dangerous weapon for players who want to maximize their spin and power.
The Extreme series is endorsed by Matteo Berrettini.
- Head Size: 98 sq. inches / 630 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 68.58 cm
- Weight: 10.8 oz / 305g unstrung
- Balance: 8 pts head light / 315mm unstrung
- Swing Weight: 318
- Beam width: 22mm / 23mm / 21mm
- Flex: 63
- Tension Range: 48-57 lbs / 22-26 kg
- String Pattern: 16/19
- Style#: 235302
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 open 16/19 string pattern maximizes string snap-back for greater spin generation.
The spin shaft provides optimized lateral stability, creating higher spin potential.
Spin grommets allow for greater main string movement in all directions for maximizing power and spin.
Sound grommets provide enhanced power via greater string movement and optimize sound and vibrations.
Photos used contain images of strings for illustration purposes. Adult tennis racquets are unstrung unless otherwise noted or stringing services have been selected above. Brand logo stencils are not applied by default with stringing services. If you request brand logo stencils, please note that a stencil is painted onto the strings within a brand's stencil and may wear off over time - this is how stencils are applied on tour. Depending on the string you select, the stencil paint application fullness, colour and visibility may vary.
Adult racquets generally do not come with covers. To protect your racquet, we recommend getting a racquet bag.
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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