Racquet Preview: Head Graphene 360+ Extreme Series

by: Jon Levey | July 23, 2020

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Warning: Spin causes your opponents Extreme discomfort.

That’s the tagline for latest incarnation of Head’s Extreme franchise. With its round head shape, open string pattern and deep string groove and grommets, the Extreme has always revolved around a wide sweet spot and heavy spin. This newest entry introduces Graphene 360+ technology to the line. Graphene has been placed at strategic parts of the head and throat to optimize energy transfer into the shot. This is combined with Spiralfibers at the bottom of the hoop that stretch and untwist at impact to create more flex and enhanced feel. 

While the MP continues to be the flagship model, the Tour is a brand-new and attractive addition to the silo. When compared to the previous Pro model—which is being phased out in North America—it’s lighter and whippier, has a smaller head size, thinner beam and denser string pattern. These traits are intended to improve racquet acceleration, control and playability for more advanced ball-strikers.

Model Head Size
(sq. in.)
Length
(in.)

Unstrung
Weight
(oz.)

Unstrung
Balance
Beam
Width
(mm)
CPI
(Power Index)
String
Pattern
Extreme Tour 98 27 10.8 1" HL 22-23-21 500 16x19
Extreme MP 100 27 10.6 0.7 " HL 23-26-21 600 16x19
Extreme S 105 27 9.7 Even 23-26-22 800 16x19
Extreme Lite 105 27 9.3 Even 23-26-22 900 16x19
Extreme PWR 115 27.7 8.1 1" HH 29 1000 16x19

 

The Extreme line launches July 30. The adult models retail from $180 to $210. Early feedback from testers has been largely positive, with particular praise to the improved feel and the added versatility the Tour brings to the line. Check back in the coming weeks for detailed reviews. 

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