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YouTek Graphene Speed MP 16x19
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By Justin diFeliciantonio on April 26, 2013

The Pitch
The Head YouTek Speed Midplus now features Graphene, one of the world’s strongest and lightest materials. With a breaking strength 200 times greater than steel, Graphene is integrated into the racquet’s shaft, which, according to the company, both strengthens it and reduces its weight. As a result, Head says that it’s been able to redistribute weight toward other more functionally-relevant areas, such as the grip and hoop, thus increasing power and maneuverability.

How It Tested
The YouTek Speed MP’s quick-feeling, control-oriented power was a hit with advanced-intermediate playtesters, particularly those with games combining Western-style groundstrokes and all-court sensibilities. “Despite its thin beam,” says Bruce Levine, “the Speed MP supplies a lot of giddyup off the ground, while still allowing for a full cut at the ball.” Playtesters with Western and semi-Western grips lauded the racquet’s sweet spot, which they thought coincided with their contact point—above the hoop’s six and nine positions—pushing spin-laden shots deeper in the court than expected. At net, playtesters reported that volleys performed slightly better than average; the frame’s power did help send difficult low and half volleys back deep.

Bottom Line
For advanced-intermediate baseliners and all-courters who like racquets that lean toward a more flexible feel.


Released on April 26, 2013

  • Price:
  • Length:
    27.0 in
  • Head size:
    100.0 sq in
  • Strung weight:
    11.1 oz
  • Strung balance:
    4 pts. HL
  • Swing weight:
    319.0 oz
  • String pattern:
  • Flexibility:
  • Suitable NTRP:
    4 - 7
  • Beam width:

General information

    No manufacturer description available yet.

Short summary

    Graphene™ technology in combination with an open string pattern make this frame the first choice for players who are looking for more spin, added pop and less effort.


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