Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro

TennisManiac

Professional
When Head first introduced the Graphene technology I demoed the Radical and couldn't believe how harsh it felt. Then I demoed the XT Radical and XT Speed Pro and felt the same way. I never gave the Touch a try as I heard just about everyone say that it was way too muted. But I'm interested in this new 360 Speed Pro. From what I've gathered, this new 360 Speed Pro is really spin friendly for an 18 x 20 due to the extra spacing between the crosses. And the control is very good. I also understand that the power level, plow and stability isn't very good in stock form. I currently play with a 2015 PS97 that in stock form lacks power, plow and stability as well. So I added 4 grams of lead at 12 and an overgrip. Bringing the PS97 to 338 grams and 6 pts HL. This did the trick for the PS97. I'm assuming it would do the same for the 360 Speed Pro. Has anyone out there tried such a setup on the 360 Speed Pro yet? If so, how did it do? Did it fix the power, plow and stability issue?
 

FedGR

Semi-Pro
The G360 Speed Pro for its weight has none of the issues you described. No power, plow or stability issues in stock form. Adding weight obviously will give some extra power and stability but that doesn't mean that in stock form it lacks in either.

One of the best racquets Head has produced lately.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Smidge @ 12 works better than a smidge @ 3/9, ime.

Stability and comfort are already great stock, just wanted a little SW bump.
 
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TennisManiac

Professional
The G360 Speed Pro for its weight has none of the issues you described. No power, plow or stability issues in stock form. Adding weight obviously will give some extra power and stability but that doesn't mean that in stock form it lacks in either.

One of the best racquets Head has produced lately.
I didn't say "NO" power, plow or stability. I said that it "LACKS" power, plow and stability. At least that's what about 75% of all users are saying. You're obviously within the 25% who doesn't feel that way. Which is a good thing to hear actually. Do you play with one? If so, can you offer your thoughts on these features?
 

FedGR

Semi-Pro
I didn't say "NO" power, plow or stability. I said that it "LACKS" power, plow and stability. At least that's what about 75% of all users are saying. You're obviously within the 25% who doesn't feel that way. Which is a good thing to hear actually. Do you play with one? If so, can you offer your thoughts on these features?
I believe you misread my initial post.:giggle: I said "No power, plow or stability issues in stock form ". The NO refers to issues therefore I didn't see any issues with power, plow or stability. I didn't say you said there was no power!

Regarding my experience with it, yes I do own both Speed MP and Pro in retail and pro stock versions. Btw the 2 rackets play very similarly. But my comments here are only for the Pro. I get good power, spin, plow and stability from the racket considering how light it is. Obviously it's not going to give you the stability and plow of a 14 oz racket but that doesn't mean that it lacks in them.

The racket rewards early preparation and fast swings. After all, it's name is Speed. If you are able to go through the ball fast, the Pro is amazing. I've strung it with a fews polys at 45# and Velocity at #50 and I am very happy with it. I am also comparing it with about 50 rackets that I've tried in the last couple years.

I haven't added any lead to it because I didn't feel it needed it.

Warning: IMO, in order for the Pro to work, it requires an above average player with "spin-friendly" swings. If you are a 3.0-3.5 playing with a continental grip, yes it might not be the racket for you.

https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/HG360S/HG360SReview.html

Check review above. In the Upsides they mention "spin friendly" and "blend of power and control". Regarding plow and stability, you can read numerous possible comments in the article.

I hope I helped. Please note that this is my personal opinion (and TW's), it works for my swings and doesn't mean the racket is made for everyone or everybody needs to agree with each other.

PS: Is this GS on the avatar yours? I grew up with one for 12 years. Such amazing dogs.:)
 

TennisManiac

Professional
I believe you misread my initial post.:giggle: I said "No power, plow or stability issues in stock form ". The NO refers to issues therefore I didn't see any issues with power, plow or stability. I didn't say you said there was no power!

Regarding my experience with it, yes I do own both Speed MP and Pro in retail and pro stock versions. Btw the 2 rackets play very similarly. But my comments here are only for the Pro. I get good power, spin, plow and stability from the racket considering how light it is. Obviously it's not going to give you the stability and plow of a 14 oz racket but that doesn't mean that it lacks in them.

The racket rewards early preparation and fast swings. After all, it's name is Speed. If you are able to go through the ball fast, the Pro is amazing. I've strung it with a fews polys at 45# and Velocity at #50 and I am very happy with it. I am also comparing it with about 50 rackets that I've tried in the last couple years.

I haven't added any lead to it because I didn't feel it needed it.

Warning: IMO, in order for the Pro to work, it requires an above average player with "spin-friendly" swings. If you are a 3.0-3.5 playing with a continental grip, yes it might not be the racket for you.

https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/HG360S/HG360SReview.html

Check review above. In the Upsides they mention "spin friendly" and "blend of power and control". Regarding plow and stability, you can read numerous possible comments in the article.

I hope I helped. Please note that this is my personal opinion (and TW's), it works for my swings and doesn't mean the racket is made for everyone or everybody needs to agree with each other.

PS: Is this GS on the avatar yours? I grew up with one for 12 years. Such amazing dogs.:)

Oops.... I did misread your post. :oops:

Thanks for posting your thoughts on the frame. It's good to know that the racket will have no problem producing power, plow and stability with early preparation, proper strokes and technique. I'll have no issue with this. I've been playing USTA League 4.5 singles for 8 years. I've been using rackets like the Wilson PS Tour 90, Head Youtek Prestige Pro and now the Wilson PS97 all slightly modified with lead at 12 and countered in the butt cap. So that should tell you something. ;)

And yes... the GS in the avatar is my boy. His name is Thor. That's a picture of him when he was 6 years old. He's now 11. My entire world evolves around him. You had one for 12 years? That's really good. Their average life span is between 10 and 12 years. Yours did very well. I hope we can make it that far too. It's going to hurt really bad when I lose him. I have no kids and never will. He's it.

Thanks again for your input. (y)
 

TennisHound

Legend
Oops.... I did misread your post. :oops:

Thanks for posting your thoughts on the frame. It's good to know that the racket will have no problem producing power, plow and stability with early preparation, proper strokes and technique. I'll have no issue with this. I've been playing USTA League 4.5 singles for 8 years. I've been using rackets like the Wilson PS Tour 90, Head Youtek Prestige Pro and now the Wilson PS97 all slightly modified with lead at 12 and countered in the butt cap. So that should tell you something. ;)

And yes... the GS in the avatar is my boy. His name is Thor. That's a picture of him when he was 6 years old. He's now 11. My entire world evolves around him. You had one for 12 years? That's really good. Their average life span is between 10 and 12 years. Yours did very well. I hope we can make it that far too. It's going to hurt really bad when I lose him. I have no kids and never will. He's it.

Thanks again for your input. (y)
Kind of bumping an old thread, but are you guys still using the 360 Speed Pro? I'm using it, but am having trouble getting any power on serve.
 

TennisManiac

Professional
Kind of bumping an old thread, but are you guys still using the 360 Speed Pro? I'm using it, but am having trouble getting any power on serve.
The only way to get decent power on serve if using a poly is to add weight to the tip. If you're using an overgrip, more than likely it weighs about 5 or 6 grams. Make sure you counter balance that with 5 or 6 grams of lead tape at the tip of the frame.
 

TennisHound

Legend
The only way to get decent power on serve if using a poly is to add weight to the tip. If you're using an overgrip, more than likely it weighs about 5 or 6 grams. Make sure you counter balance that with 5 or 6 grams of lead tape at the tip of the frame.
Copy that, so you're still using yours?
 
Kind of bumping an old thread, but are you guys still using the 360 Speed Pro? I'm using it, but am having trouble getting any power on serve.
For good pop, your serving motion should be full body (lots of rotation, leaping forward into the ball) and loose arms for swing speed. It is low powered but good spin and accuracy - it’ll never be a Pure Drive.


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TennisHound

Legend
For good pop, your serving motion should be full body (lots of rotation, leaping forward into the ball) and loose arms for swing speed. It is low powered but good spin and accuracy - it’ll never be a Pure Drive.


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Gee Thanks Dad
 

Legend of Borg

G.O.A.T.
Kind of bumping an old thread, but are you guys still using the 360 Speed Pro? I'm using it, but am having trouble getting any power on serve.
went from Wilson 6.1 18x20 to this stick and i've never boomed serves this hard in my life

forgiving sweetspot, easy slice and spin and when you just nail that flat first serve the ball is like a sniper bullet

no problems here
 

Legend of Borg

G.O.A.T.
btw i impulse bought a heavily discounted Pure Aero a few days ago so I expect that stick to DESTROY serves considering how much raw power Babolats tend to have
 

TennisHound

Legend
Not saying you can’t “bomb” serves, the racquet just doesn’t seem to come around as fast as a Blade for example. The 360 is an awesome update to this one. I’m just not sure if I’m in shape and playing enough (1x every 10 days or so) to make it work. I do like it though, especially on ground strokes and times when I need to control my volleys. I’ve tried 2 grams of lead at 13 which has helped. But I did sail a couple of hard forehand volleys long because I was late.
 
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