Racquet Preview: Head Graphene 360 Extreme

by: Jon Levey | November 09, 2018

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With its thick, variable beam, and wide string pattern, the Extreme family has traditionally been Head’s big power and spin line. And with just three members, it’s also one of the more compact. The latest generation of the frame gets the Graphene 360 treatment: Graphene rings strategically placed around the hoop to increase torsional stability and better energy transfer into the shot. The spin grommets enable more string movement, which results in a powerful trampoline effect upon impact. The frames also got a new design with an asymmetrical color-blocking of neon and deep blue. 

After sitting out the previous Graphene Touch iteration, the Extreme Pro makes its return. It’s the heaviest of the three members, geared at advanced players who traffic in hard-hitting baseline competition. The MP is lighter in weight and should appeal to broadest range of players. The Lite is the most maneuverable of the bunch, aimed at beginning and improving club players. Here are some more detailed specs:

  Head Size (sq. in.) Length (in.) Weight (oz. unstrung) Balance String Pattern Beam Width (mm)
Extreme MP 100 27 10.6  0.7 in. HL 16x19 23/26/21
Extreme Pro 100     27 10.9 1 in. HL 16x19 23/26/21
Extreme Lite 100 27 9.3 Even 16x19 23/26/21

Another new wrinkle with the Graphene 360 models is they’re moving to a more affordable price point. The Pro ($170), MP ($160) and Lite ($150) will retail for about $30 less than the previous generation. All three models are currently available; check back in the coming weeks for more detailed reviews. 

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