Head Graphene 360+ Extreme Tour - love it

Yep. I’ve been on mine for a couple months now. Everything I’ve been looking for. Considering adding a bit of lead to the hoop but they’ve actually been really solid for me stock and I’ve been trying to go lower on static weight than my past frames anyway as it’s easier on my shoulder.
 

McLovin

Legend
I had one for an extended demo a few months back. Feel & control was great. I actually extended mine w/ an uncut pallet. But...

Too low powered for me. 8 or 10 years ago, this would have been a perfect frame for me. I just cannot generate enough power, and in the end my shots were lacking.
 

notthatgood

New User
I wanted to love this guy. Played with it for about three weeks. Felt great in general, but I just couldn't get any sort of put away power at all. Was also getting bullied by heavier pace, even with lead.
 

Casper777

Rookie
Just ordered a Babolat Pure Aero VS which is basically the EXACT same specs than the Extreme Tour... Might feel a bit different for sure but like you I love 98 heads and slightly thinner beams :)
Combine it with a soft poly and it should be perfect!!
 

rjp1977

Rookie
I made the same switch as you and I do prefer it over the MP. More control and not a lot of loss of power. I did change strings to Hyper G soft right before lockdown so only played with once, but felt nice.
 

musicsoul

Rookie
I just received my Extreme Tour. The shop promised me this one came exactly on spec, so I let them string it. Measuring it now at home:
Strung weight: 318 gram with Poly Tour Pro
Strung balance: 32cm

This is under weight right? How are the specs of others?
 
I just received my Extreme Tour. The shop promised me this one came exactly on spec, so I let them string it. Measuring it now at home:
Strung weight: 318 gram with Poly Tour Pro
Strung balance: 32cm

This is under weight right? How are the specs of others?
That's probably 3 or 4 grames under if we assume the strings weigh 15g ish. My two were about the same
 
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musicsoul

Rookie
That's probably 3 or 4 grames under if we assume the strings weigh 15g ish. My two were about the same
Yes. Still disappointed that the shop (again) wasn’t truthful with me. But these specs should be manageable. I can at least add some weight at 12. How did you customize your Tours?
 
Added 7g between 10 and 2.

7g in the handle.

I absolutely love them.

Only problem I had was a slightly sore elbow.

So I've switched down from 1.3 to 1.25 in the mains.
 

tennisBIEST

Professional
My first week putting the extreme tour thru the paces. I’m a full time teaching pro here in the mid west and I had zero transition from my 360+Speed MP. Small drop in power compared to 360+SMP which I prefer. I generally play semi western but I found myself on FHs sliding my grip over to more of a western grip of to generate similar shape(spin) vs 360+SMP. Once I was squared away with my grip I was finding good pace and depth on rally balls. It’s a tighter 16x19 string pattern so I was finding good control. Volleys felt good not great and serves were similar. This definitely is not an all time great feeling racquet like the Wilson Ultra Tour but its close. I let some of my younger pros(utr 10 and 11) hit with the ET last night for our junior high performance clinics and it was eye opening seeing how they played with the ET and hearing their responses. Both liked it and the other placed an order last night based off his 1 1/2 hour clinic. Comments were like “Plays great and feels really good and I can place ball exactly where I want and toy with my opponents.” Which is how I also felt but the younger pro and myself play very similar styles. Both of us are counter punchers who value making balls and grinding down opponents. Basically a very nice players frame with good feel, good control and room to customize. I need some more point play to make a better decision but so far I’m quite impressed!
 

tennisBIEST

Professional
Another 2-3 hits in this week. So far this is the best overall frame I’ve hit with in a good while. Very similar ease of use like the Speed MP’s. Just a very fun frame to hit with.

ET vs Speed MP Comparison

Power - Speed MP=ET
Control - ET>Speed MP
Spin- Speed MP>ET
Flat Style - ET>Speed MP
Serves- ET>Speed MP
Volleys- ET=Speed MP
Slices - ET > Speed MP(maybe the ET is the best slice frame I’ve hit with to date.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
I’ve been thinking about this frame. Used it on a demo day where we had a clinic for the members. I was target practice at the net for those we were feeding at the baseline. Felt very solid

has anyone using the ET hit with the new radical mp, radical pro, or the new prestige mid have any comments?
 

tennisBIEST

Professional
I’ve been thinking about this frame. Used it on a demo day where we had a clinic for the members. I was target practice at the net for those we were feeding at the baseline. Felt very solid

has anyone using the ET hit with the new radical mp, radical pro, or the new prestige mid have any comments?
I’ve hit with the 360+ Prestige Mid and the ET and to me the ET is an easier frame to use. Both lean more towards flatter hitting and have that clean response off contact. The Mid is a very good frame just wish it was 98 sq inches.
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
I’ve been thinking about this frame. Used it on a demo day where we had a clinic for the members. I was target practice at the net for those we were feeding at the baseline. Felt very solid

has anyone using the ET hit with the new radical mp, radical pro, or the new prestige mid have any comments?
The new Rad pro is kinda like the ET but with a bunch of lead in the hoop. ET is whippier, Rad Pro is more stable, more plow. I liked the ET more but that’s my style, I like whippy sticks.
 

JoaoN

Semi-Pro
I really like the ET, BUT i hit the QC jackpot on mine, they came 12 SW apart. One at 312 and the other at 324.
 

HitMoreBHs

Semi-Pro
Yes. Still disappointed that the shop (again) wasn’t truthful with me.
Assuming 15g for strings, that’s 303g unstrung. Prior to selling it to you, the shop will have weighed the unstrung racquet with the plastic overwrap and barcode sticker on the grip, along with the “green leaf” tag common on all HEAD retail sticks. That extra paraphenalia is 2.5-3g. Hence, it probably measured exactly 305g in the shop. Tennis Warehouse racquet matching service also quotes weight, balance and SW with all those bits still on. This is common in retail - they can’t take it off and still sell it as new.

I wouldn’t worry about the 2g difference. +/- 2g is considered great QC (as in Yonex level). Also, it’s on the “good” side of tolerance in that it’s really easy to mod, being slightly lighter and headlight-er as well. Heavier and more head heavy is a much less desireable place to be. I’d be very pleased if I bought an Extreme Tour and got the specs yours has.
 
Head seems to have maybe tightened up their QC a bit (or I am just getting good batches). All of my ET came in at spec or just slightly light and were easy to match. I know my buddy that owns a shop has said his recent shipments have generally been slightly under spec or pretty spot on.
 
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