THE fact that Novak Djokovic uses this frame (or at least endorses it) makes it seem pretty obvious that this is not really a stick for beginners. However, that may not necessarily be the case when it comes to the Head YOUTEK Graphene Speed Pro as this new update from Head does not follow in the footsteps of highly unforgiving advanced players sticks of the past.
Compared to traditional pro players choices which weigh in excess of 12oz, this frame is by comparison relatively light at 11.7oz strung and is easily maneuverable thanks to its headlight balance. Its 22.5mm-22.5mm-21.5mm beam also makes it more forgiving and than an old-school 17mm or 18mm straight beam frame.
This setup also makes the Graphene Speed Pro more cushioned and exudes a dampened feel more common to racquets these days.
The Head YOUTEK Graphene Speed Pro is a very control oriented racquet and will suit heavy hitters who are looking for ways to rein in all that pace and place the ball on a dime. Putting away volleys, especially when it comes to doubles, is a plus point for this stick thanks to its maneuverability at the net and the nice dampened feel it has.
Players lacking power in their shot may need to look elsewhere as the lower mass of this stick will not make power for you. Long strokes with good follow through is essential for you to put the ball deep whether on serve or when hitting groundstrokes as you will need to generate a lot of pace to put some heat on your shots.
A great modern take on a players racquet which will allow you to place the ball where you want it to, when you want it to.
Head Size: 100 sq. in.
Strung Weight: 11.7oz (331.69gm)
Balance: 6 pts HL
Beam Width: 22.5mm-22.5mm-21.5mm
Grip Type: Hydrosorb Pro
String Pattern: 18 Mains-20 Crosses
String Tension: 48-57 lbs
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