Constructed using the new Graphene Touch, it has been modified by adding Kraibon for improved shock absorption. This delivers unparalleled touch without compromising the power level of Graphene.
The Slim Body design is indeed very thin giving the impression of fast and quick.
In stock form the racquet is head light at 340mm. Combine that with the teardrop head and you get a racquet that is easy to maneuver but with good power.
Noticeable also is the medium flex of the racquet. Measuring it on our Babolat RDC machine it comes up at 35 RDC units which is on the medium side. This is good as the flex will help with feel on the ball.
Also in stock form the racquet comes strung in the Fan pattern. Head has created a stringing design (AFP – Adaptive Fan pattern) that a good stringer can string one of two ways, see picture above:
- Fan pattern (16×17) – a combination of power and control – strung at the factory this way
- Conventional (12×17) – more aimed for power – must be restrung.
AFP is an interesting design feature and one that helps to further fine tune the racquet to the player.
WEIGHT: 135 grams (unstrung)
HEADSIZE: 500 sq.cm.
BALANCE: 340mm (Head Light)
BEAM: 17 mm
STRING PATTERN: 12×17 or 16×17(FACTORY)
STRING: Head Perfect Power 17
COMPOSITION: Head Graphene Touch with Adaptive Fan Pattern (AFP)
COLOR: Black / Red
Pro Players: Joelle King of New Zealand