Endorsed by Novak Djokovic, the Speed Pro combines a traditional 18x20 string pattern with a buttery 62-RA stiffness, giving it the kind of control and feel that experienced players crave. In addition to the thicker and livelier 23mm beam introduced with the last generation, this update features a slightly higher swingweight for added stability and plow through. The signature technology is Graphene 360+, which combines the easy power and extra stability of Graphene 360 with SpiralFibers in the lower head to help the racquet bend optimally at impact. From the baseline, the Speed Pro rewards full swings with a laser-like trajectory and pinpoint accuracy. It swings a tad heavier than the previous generation, making it slightly better at redirecting pace or driving the ball through the court. Although not as grippy as the Speed MP, our playtesters found enough spin-potential to bring the ball down effectively. At net, the Speed Pro comes around fast for the weight to deliver great touch and decent pop on punch volleys. It also shines on service returns where it not only feels solid on counterpunches and blocks but also delivers the kind of control that breeds confidence on aggressive replies. With subtle updates to the feel along with a little more stability and plow through, the Graphene 360+ Speed Pro is a great option for those who want a more traditional feeling player's racquet with enough power to finish points.
|Head Size: 100 in² / 645.16 cm²
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm
|Strung Weight:11.6oz / 329g
|Balance: 12.79in / 32.49cm / 6 pts HL
|Beam Width: 23mm / 23mm / 23mm
|Composition: Graphene 360+/Graphite
|Power Level: Low
|Stroke Style: Full
|Swing Speed: Fast
|Grip Type: Head Hydrosorb Pro
|String Tension: 48-57 pounds
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Comments: I have been playing with Head Speed racquets since 2010 with the Youtek. I still have a strong arm at 51 and I love the control this racquet provides to my strokes. I ordered a couple of this last version with Tecnifibre NGR2 16 at 55 pounds. I love the combination; the solid feeling. Although this is the close string pattern, I can still brush the ball to put tons of top, side and slice spin. This is a great racquet.
From: Mauricio, Fallbrook CA, 2/22/22
Comments: Very satisfied with the entire process of ordering, monitoring the status of the order, tracking information and everything moved quickly. Love the racquet.
From: Stefano, 1/24/22
Comments: Easily the most versatile racquet I've ever played with. It doesn't play like a racquet under 11oz unstrung and has improved every shot in my game- except my volleys aren't quite as crisp (my only complaint).
From: Cesar, 1/12/22
Comments: I've used 16x19 racquets for the past 15 years, so this was my first time switching to an 18x20 frame, and I couldn't be happier. The 100 square inch head size helps make the tight stringbed feel bigger. I demo'd the racquet with 57 pounds and had it strung at 53. I tried both NXT Natural and Prince Control, regardless of the tension it swung best with Prince Control, although I prefer it at the lower tension, given the tight stringbed. Feels smooth to hit with, I can take the ball early and control swings right on the baseline. I demo'd other Head racquets, including the new Prestige and Gravity, and have to say this was the most rewarding to hit with.
From: Josh, 4/13/21
Comments: Wonderful product. Have only had a week, but already very happy. Light and thus easier to swing for an older man. Still has the power I want for longer baseline shots. A grip that fits my hand form perfectly. I will use this for a long time.
From: Donald, 1/14/21
Comments: Best Speed Pro yet. The previous version was too light and swingweight was way too low. Had to swing for the fences to generate pace and even then ball didn't have the weight of shot. With the slightly increase in static weight and nice bump to a 330 swingweight this thing pops some huge heavy shots. One thing I still struggle with a little bit is that this frame does punish laziness and sloppy technique. You have to hit the ball out front and make good contact to unlock the big shots with this stick, but it's there. I normally play the Gravity Pro which is easier to hit. Bigger sweetspot, easier access to spin, and easy consistent controlled power. But it plays a little too heavy at times and the Speed Pro is just enough lighter. For a bit I couldn't understand how Head rates the Speed Pro as more powerful than the Gravity, but after figuring it out, I get it now. I might be sticking with this over the Gravity with the extra pop and weight of shot I can get and still it's just enough lighter that it doesn't wear me out as much. I'm okay with it being more demanding from a technique perspective. Keeps me sharper and let's me know right away if I'm doing something wrong. This is one of the most rewarding sticks I've hit with when you get it right. It can crush the ball.
From: Matt, 12/11/20
Comments: This is a fantastic all-around racquet that can work for any playstyle. Power, spin, and feel all in one package. One of Head's best and one of the best on the market.
From: Chris, 9/29/20
Comments: Last model I used was the Graphene Touch and I can confidently say this was a good update, improving on feel, touch, and control. I'm used to a much thinner beam 18x20 racquets, but still enjoyed this racquet. It is more powerful than I am used to, but is really good for an aggressive game especially on the forehand side, and after a little adjustment I felt confident that shots were going to stay in the court. I will say the racquet is on the lighter side and can be pushed around on returns, and on defense if you are a counterpuncher I would not recommend this racquet. The racquet really excels on overheads and serves, its whippy feel lets you generate tons of racquet head speed, but if you are someone who likes to hit hard flat overhead's and serves this racquet may not be your cup of tea. Overall solid racquet and absolutely worth a shot if you are looking to switch from 16x19 to 18x20 string pattern, or if you want an 18x20 with a little more pop.
From: Isaiah, 6/9/20
Comments: Heavier in the head than last year's model so no need to add any weight for me. I added a leather grip and over grip to make it 11 points head light for maneuverability. Also the 18x20 pattern allows the use of thin Volkl V-Star 19 gauge polyester strings at around 46 pounds. Soft lively feel, not jarring. Weighs in around 342 grams total. Unbelievable set up, suits advanced player 4.5 and up with good technique. Hits low, hard, and accurate, punishes the opponent rather than bore them into submission. Can hit high and loopy if necessary, with more forward contact. I'm a 5.5 senior competitive player. Recommend playtesting with decent thin strings.
From: Andy, 5/8/20