Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro

ezekiel114

Semi-Pro
I’ve been hitting with this racquet almost exclusively lately. Such a solid all-around stick. I’m probably jinxing myself, but it may have cured my ‘holism. Anyone playing with the new all-black paint?
demoing the new black pj. honestly all racquets should be all black.
mine came strung with full poly. the power is nice. spin was there and almost had too much of a high launch angle. my brain is having a hard time understanding how this is a 62RA racquet. its not Pure Drive stiff but it feels more like a 65RA. doing a racquet compare with the gravity pro which has the same RA and its definitely a lot softer. real toss up for me on which one i would choose. GP is a great all around racquet with a nod towards volleying and serving, while the Speed Pro is a brute from the baseline.
 

Villain

Professional
demoing the new black pj. honestly all racquets should be all black.
mine came strung with full poly. the power is nice. spin was there and almost had too much of a high launch angle. my brain is having a hard time understanding how this is a 62RA racquet. its not Pure Drive stiff but it feels more like a 65RA. doing a racquet compare with the gravity pro which has the same RA and its definitely a lot softer. real toss up for me on which one i would choose. GP is a great all around racquet with a nod towards volleying and serving, while the Speed Pro is a brute from the baseline.
Interesting. I used to play mainly with the GP, but I thought both of my SPs played slightly softer than my GPs even with the thicker beam. Maybe it’s the string or maybe you got a stiff demo? How does the all-black paint look up close? I’ve been pretty impressed with Head’s paint quality lately. Best in the business IMO.
 

ezekiel114

Semi-Pro
Interesting. I used to play mainly with the GP, but I thought both of my SPs played slightly softer than my GPs even with the thicker beam. Maybe it’s the string or maybe you got a stiff demo? How does the all-black paint look up close? I’ve been pretty impressed with Head’s paint quality lately. Best in the business IMO.
i think it looks sharp. could be the demo and its unfortunate its not an apple to apple comparison as i have the GP strung with a hybrid (poly/syn gut). i unfortunately have to return the demo today before my drill session. since you used to play with the GP, why did you switch?
 

Ryebread

Professional
I’ve been hitting with this racquet almost exclusively lately. Such a solid all-around stick. I’m probably jinxing myself, but it may have cured my ‘holism. Anyone playing with the new all-black paint?
I demo'd the pro
and ended up with the mp. I pretty much insist that everyone ignore the specs and demo them BOTH.
not that I feel the MP will win all the time, it's just that they are very much alike, but very unique at the same time.

I got the all black version and posted some pics from the real world here

wish you well!
 

Villain

Professional
i think it looks sharp. could be the demo and its unfortunate its not an apple to apple comparison as i have the GP strung with a hybrid (poly/syn gut). i unfortunately have to return the demo today before my drill session. since you used to play with the GP, why did you switch?
The never ending dilemma of demo frames...

I switched mainly due to maneuverability. The head shape seems to work better for me at the net and I liked the slightly higher power of the SP. Otherwise, I feel like they’re pretty close.
 

Villain

Professional
I demo'd the pro
and ended up with the mp. I pretty much insist that everyone ignore the specs and demo them BOTH.
not that I feel the MP will win all the time, it's just that they are very much alike, but very unique at the same time.

I got the all black version and posted some pics from the real world here

wish you well!
Nice! I love the original white/black paint but that looks great too. I’ve wandered before but I’m wedded to 18x20s now. The MP sounds like a great frame though.
 

Hit 'em clean

Semi-Pro
I also switched from the GPro to the Speed. Like Villain said... I also was looking for just a little less weight and easier maneuverability. I think both frames are very comfortable, but the beam shape differences are what I think you are both feeling when it comes to differences in stiffness. I originally thought the GPro felt softer at first, but that was mainly because I had to adjust to a lower more traditional sweetspot than the GPro. Once I adjusted I thought they both had a nice softness to them with the Speed being more a modern racquet feel and the GPro feeling more traditional. After playing only the Speed Pro for a while I equate the 'softness' of the GPro more to the slightly lower power and the larger sweetspot. That larger sweetspot now sometimes seems too big and slightly vague to me. I'm definitely hitting bigger with the Speed off the ground and with my serve and I feel my consistency is the same if not better.
 

ezekiel114

Semi-Pro
was able to extend my demo session another day and was able to use it in a drill session. played a tough junior and swapped back and forth between the speed pro and the gp. gp immediately went into the bag and played 90% of the drill session with the pro. it has some great qualities that i can see myself liking. serving accuracy was #1 in my book.
 
it's beginning to look a little bit like spring today, and I absolutely can't wait to get out and rock my new Speed Pro. Planning to keep this one, give it loads of playtime and get used to it for a good long while. Solid stick.
 
I'm very glad that I found this thread. I'm also contemplating a switch to this frame. My wrist and elbow were wrecked by the Ezone Tour after 4 months, first time ever having arm issues.

I demoed the non plus speed pro 2 years ago and was pleasantly surprised at how well it played. Reminded me of a more powerful prince textreme tour 100p (2015). I thought at the time, the speed pro had a fairly open 18x20. In that previous demo, I ended up going with the (2018) vcore pro 330g, which was an excellent frame.
 

Villain

Professional
I'm very glad that I found this thread. I'm also contemplating a switch to this frame. My wrist and elbow were wrecked by the Ezone Tour after 4 months, first time ever having arm issues.

I demoed the non plus speed pro 2 years ago and was pleasantly surprised at how well it played. Reminded me of a more powerful prince textreme tour 100p (2015). I thought at the time, the speed pro had a fairly open 18x20. In that previous demo, I ended up going with the (2018) vcore pro 330g, which was an excellent frame.
This version of the Speed Pro is much better than the old 360 IMO. I didn’t have any arm issues with the EZT, but I moved on from it nonetheless and have stuck with the Speed Pro for awhile now. Good luck.
 

cczjordan

New User
have both 360+ pro n mp, gravity tour, gravity will be harder to swing as the mass is focus on throat are n head, stiffer even lower RA, the speed mp will play better with silicone at handle and lead at 3/9, make ir stock 310g but still a bit instability compare to pro especially u playing a hard hitter or powerful serve. anyhow both speeds are great, just depends on wat u need for ur game, honestly the only downside of speeds is the power for serve. my personal opinion after playing with both for almost a year. solico hyper g 46 / solico vanguish 48
 

ezekiel114

Semi-Pro
took the dive and purchased some matched all black speed pros. swapped out the pallets with tk82 and had them extended to 27.25". i retract my statement that this racquet isn't soft. strung with poly/syn gut (latest string config) at 50/55.
 

JackB1

G.O.A.T.
Demo'd the 360+ Speed Pro and really liked it. It wasn't too demanding for this low 4.0 player and did everything well. Super solid on volleys and serves had plenty of pop. The swingweight felt perfect to me....just enough for good plow without being too heavy to cause fatigue or late swings. Is the regular 360 that much different? Would like to pick up a 360 as a backup, but not if it's that different from the +360 model.
 

Hit 'em clean

Semi-Pro
Demo'd the 360+ Speed Pro and really liked it. It wasn't too demanding for this low 4.0 player and did everything well. Super solid on volleys and serves had plenty of pop. The swingweight felt perfect to me....just enough for good plow without being too heavy to cause fatigue or late swings. Is the regular 360 that much different? Would like to pick up a 360 as a backup, but not if it's that different from the +360 model.
The 360 versions have a lower swing weight so you'll miss some of the plow and don't have quite the plush feel of the 360+. For me personally it makes quite a bit of difference. I like the 360 when I was playing well, but I felt like I had to swing out of my shoes all the time or it felt anemic. In the end the 360 didn't work for me and I almost didn't try the 360+ version. Took me almost a year before I finally gave the 360+ version a try and I'm so glad I did.

There are some though that prefer the whippier feel of the 360 version. I like weightier feel of the 360+ as it keeps me more under control and my timing is better. If a racquet is too whippy feeling I have trouble timing things especially on by 2hbh. I grew up starting with wood and heavy frames so it's part of the DNA of my swing to need the feeling of weight. If you like really whippy frames than you might be fine with the 360 version.
 

JackB1

G.O.A.T.
The 360 versions have a lower swing weight so you'll miss some of the plow and don't have quite the plush feel of the 360+. For me personally it makes quite a bit of difference. I like the 360 when I was playing well, but I felt like I had to swing out of my shoes all the time or it felt anemic. In the end the 360 didn't work for me and I almost didn't try the 360+ version. Took me almost a year before I finally gave the 360+ version a try and I'm so glad I did.

There are some though that prefer the whippier feel of the 360 version. I like weightier feel of the 360+ as it keeps me more under control and my timing is better. If a racquet is too whippy feeling I have trouble timing things especially on by 2hbh. I grew up starting with wood and heavy frames so it's part of the DNA of my swing to need the feeling of weight. If you like really whippy frames than you might be fine with the 360 version.
Thanks. So it's mostly just a little lighter swingweight then. Couldn't I just add a little weight at 12' to the 360 to make it feel like the 360+ version? You also mention the feel. Is the regular 360 stiffer feeling than the 360+?
 

Hit 'em clean

Semi-Pro
Thanks. So it's mostly just a little lighter swingweight then. Couldn't I just add a little weight at 12' to the 360 to make it feel like the 360+ version? You also mention the feel. Is the regular 360 stiffer feeling than the 360+?
Keep in mind that by adding weight to the tip to bring up the swing weight you will be increasing the static weight as well. The 360 was only 318 for a swing weight which is why it felt anemic to me and way too easy to swing (felt like fly swatter at times). You'd need to add a decent amount of tip weight to jump it up to a 329SW and then you won't have the same balance. The 360 version is firmer feeling, but still comfortable, but I definitely prefer the 360+ feel and that you can't duplicate.
 

JackB1

G.O.A.T.
Keep in mind that by adding weight to the tip to bring up the swing weight you will be increasing the static weight as well. The 360 was only 318 for a swing weight which is why it felt anemic to me and way too easy to swing (felt like fly swatter at times). You'd need to add a decent amount of tip weight to jump it up to a 329SW and then you won't have the same balance. The 360 version is firmer feeling, but still comfortable, but I definitely prefer the 360+ feel and that you can't duplicate.
OK thanks. Guess I'll keep looking for a used +360. Sounds great.
 

mrravioli

Semi-Pro
How does the Speed Pro compare to the Prestige MP G360+?
speed is more stable and forgiving. speed has good feel, but prestige is one of the best feeling racquets. both are easy to swing for their weight (new 360+ swings a bit heavier but adds a bit more stability and power than previous version)
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
Is the new all black speed pro a different frame or just new paint job for 2021 compared to the black/white or all white Speed Pro G360?
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
dark paint job makes racquet swing easier
I can't tell whether you're being serious or joking around?... if you're serious, then excellent news... looks better, feels like it swings easier (or does), and appears smaller due to the slimming effect of the black colour. It's just sounding better and better.

I had a brief hit with the 360 Speed Pro and was pleasantly surprised... so if the 360+ is even better it will be a hell of a racquet.
 

mrravioli

Semi-Pro
I can't tell whether you're being serious or joking around?... if you're serious, then excellent news... looks better, feels like it swings easier (or does), and appears smaller due to the slimming effect of the black colour. It's just sounding better and better.

I had a brief hit with the 360 Speed Pro and was pleasantly surprised... so if the 360+ is even better it will be a hell of a racquet.
just joking ofc. but it's mental doesn't mean it doesn't matter lol. i use the 360 and demoed the 360+. preferred the lighter feeling of the old version (i did compare them side by side ensuring it wasn't the paint job)
 

Hit 'em clean

Semi-Pro
I can't tell whether you're being serious or joking around?... if you're serious, then excellent news... looks better, feels like it swings easier (or does), and appears smaller due to the slimming effect of the black colour. It's just sounding better and better.

I had a brief hit with the 360 Speed Pro and was pleasantly surprised... so if the 360+ is even better it will be a hell of a racquet.
If you prefer lower swing weights and really whippy feel... then you might prefer the 360 version, but if you like a higher swing weight you'll definitely prefer the 360+. I think the 360+ also has a plusher, better feel at contact but it's not a huge deal breaker difference there. It's more about how much plow feel you like at contact. Even at a 329SW I think the Speed Pro swings quickly and easily but it makes the 360 version feel like a 10oz racquet in comparison. The heaviness of shot I can get out of the 360+ over the 360 is a big deal to me, might not be to everyone. But I love getting some free UE points and watching my opponents get their racquets torn out of their hand on groundies... even on what they think are simple volleys.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
If you prefer lower swing weights and really whippy feel... then you might prefer the 360 version, but if you like a higher swing weight you'll definitely prefer the 360+. I think the 360+ also has a plusher, better feel at contact but it's not a huge deal breaker difference there. It's more about how much plow feel you like at contact. Even at a 329SW I think the Speed Pro swings quickly and easily but it makes the 360 version feel like a 10oz racquet in comparison. The heaviness of shot I can get out of the 360+ over the 360 is a big deal to me, might not be to everyone. But I love getting some free UE points and watching my opponents get their racquets torn out of their hand on groundies... even on what they think are simple volleys.
The 329 SW should not be a problem. Most of my racquets are 353-364g static and 340+ SW (I'm used to old-school racquets).

The fact that the 360+ is plusher is a good thing from my perspective. I do prefer a more HL racquet so I would probably add weight to the handle. I usually buy a 4 3/8 and then add two overgrips anyway (first with no overlap and the second as standard), so this would provide some added mass in the handle.

In some reviews, it has been mentioned that the 360+ Speed Pro was a bit unstable in the upper portion of the hoop in comparison to the 360 version. Have you found this to be the case? If so, I might need to add a small amount to the head in order to make it bomb-proof.

You also played with the Gravity Pro, if I'm not mistaken, what was the reason for the change again? Cheers
 

cork_screw

Hall of Fame
I actually own both and have been using both of them for about a year now. They play completely different and it's easy to get used to one and play well with it and try the other and have your game be thrown off by the transition. Sometimes I'll play with one for an extended period of time and will think of selling the other, only to realize there's some qualities of the other that I really do like.

To put it simply, I've realized that when I play games/sets, I do much better with the MP. But I actually prefer and love just free rallying with the Pro. I love the pro for its thick feel on impact. It feels soft and gives you small ripples of flex, but uniformly is pretty rigid. I can definitely hit a flatter ball with the Pro and the ball moves according to how much extra you hit into it. The racquet almost asks you to throw your body into it a little more and I love it on my one handed backhand. But I yield much better results when playing actual sets with the MP.

The MP has a more stiffer feel. Not super stiff, but stiff and slightly flexible. A little bit like a babolat pure strike with more weight. The MP also has a much higher launch and trajectory angle. I can hit a medium stroke and get. a medium to fast ball. As opposed to the Pro where I needed to thrust a bit more of my body to get a more heavy ball. That's more easily done in a stationary rally setting, but when your opponent is moving you, it becomes more difficult to throw your body weight when you're moving around the court. The MP is much easier to return. In fact, I believe the return is the best component of the MP and since that is how you start off the point when you're not serving, it ranks up there in importance.

I was playing a very good player who had some good movement on his serve. I played the first set with the Pro and could not really find a beat on his serve. Even when I was making contact with the ball, the ball would go more errant. We didn't play that many rally points on his serve because he was holding so comfortably. That put pressure on my serve and I lost the first set 1-6. It was closer than the score with a lot of deuce points on my service, but you only get to serve about 3 times in a quick set like that. The second set, I actually tried the MP and did much better. I actually was located his serve much better and the contact to follow through with the MP actually allowed me to put him in some very defensive positions to start off his serve. The more pressure I was putting on his serve, the more my game grew and his serve ultimately weakened. I was also able to get a lot more spin and power without thinking about having to generate all the power. I jumped out to a 4-1 lead and ultimately won 6-4. But I felt much more comfortable. And I actually felt like I had the blueprint to beat him a third set.

I'm transitioning away from singles play and mainly play doubles to preserve my body as time goes on. I think both are really great racquets and I kind of stick to the rule that when I hit against my 4.5 / 5.0 friends, I usually play with the pro. But if I play singles set, it's easily the MP. For doubles, I can use either, I do notice that I play a bit more methodical with the pro when I have time to plan out my shots. But I can play more fast and loose with the MP. In this regard, it doesn't matter which I use. But I am glad I have both to where I can switch off.
 

Hit 'em clean

Semi-Pro
The 329 SW should not be a problem. Most of my racquets are 353-364g static and 340+ SW (I'm used to old-school racquets).

The fact that the 360+ is plusher is a good thing from my perspective. I do prefer a more HL racquet so I would probably add weight to the handle. I usually buy a 4 3/8 and then add two overgrips anyway (first with no overlap and the second as standard), so this would provide some added mass in the handle.

In some reviews, it has been mentioned that the 360+ Speed Pro was a bit unstable in the upper portion of the hoop in comparison to the 360 version. Have you found this to be the case? If so, I might need to add a small amount to the head in order to make it bomb-proof.

You also played with the Gravity Pro, if I'm not mistaken, what was the reason for the change again? Cheers
It's been a while since I hit the 360 version so comparing the stability in the upper hoop isn't something I can really comment on between the two. I can say that overall the 360+ version to me is more stable just because of the higher SW. As for my switch from the Gravity Pro to the Speed Pro... that was purely due to static weight differences. I like the Gravity Pro a lot... but it can be tiring at times, especially in singles. I can serve well with the GPro, but it felt just the wee bit sluggish starting the swing and getting through contact. Just that 3-6 grams difference for me means my arm doesn't get tired, I get a little more rhs on serve, and it's a little easier on my joints/ligaments overall as I don't feel I have to strain them as hard to get the rhs I'm used to. I'll be hitting 50 this year and I'm starting to feel the limits of my aging body. I'm still one of the hardest hitters at our club outside of a few young guns that played D1 or will be, but I can still keep up with them. I'm consistently hitting with more power on serve and off the ground while maintaining very close to the same amount of spin I could get with the GPro... so that's been a real plus... all while being easier on my arm.

Overall I don't think the SPro 360+ exhibits much instability... you miss the sweetspot enough on any racquet... yeah you're gonna get those vibes a little. Too much stability in my opinion can be bad as well since I want a racquet to give me honest feedback as to where I'm hitting while helping me enough. Lots of racquets these days have sweet spots higher in the string bed to help modern day players. SPro sweetspot is more traditionally located so if you tend to hit high you might feel a little bit of instabilty. That was a small adjust ment for me and something I've experienced on the older versions of the Speed Pro as well. Once I got used the sweetspot location it's a non-issue for me.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
It's been a while since I hit the 360 version so comparing the stability in the upper hoop isn't something I can really comment on between the two. I can say that overall the 360+ version to me is more stable just because of the higher SW. As for my switch from the Gravity Pro to the Speed Pro... that was purely due to static weight differences. I like the Gravity Pro a lot... but it can be tiring at times, especially in singles. I can serve well with the GPro, but it felt just the wee bit sluggish starting the swing and getting through contact. Just that 3-6 grams difference for me means my arm doesn't get tired, I get a little more rhs on serve, and it's a little easier on my joints/ligaments overall as I don't feel I have to strain them as hard to get the rhs I'm used to. I'll be hitting 50 this year and I'm starting to feel the limits of my aging body. I'm still one of the hardest hitters at our club outside of a few young guns that played D1 or will be, but I can still keep up with them. I'm consistently hitting with more power on serve and off the ground while maintaining very close to the same amount of spin I could get with the GPro... so that's been a real plus... all while being easier on my arm.

Overall I don't think the SPro 360+ exhibits much instability... you miss the sweetspot enough on any racquet... yeah you're gonna get those vibes a little. Too much stability in my opinion can be bad as well since I want a racquet to give me honest feedback as to where I'm hitting while helping me enough. Lots of racquets these days have sweet spots higher in the string bed to help modern day players. SPro sweetspot is more traditionally located so if you tend to hit high you might feel a little bit of instabilty. That was a small adjust ment for me and something I've experienced on the older versions of the Speed Pro as well. Once I got used the sweetspot location it's a non-issue for me.
Thanks for that. I'm considering these racquets for the same reason as you. Trying to find the right balance between ease of play and players' frame, as the body ages. I'm still enjoying my Mids, Angell TC95 18x20, PT630, and such, but if I could find something that produces the same results with more margin-for-error and ease of use... then that would make things easier in the long run. It's always good to have options.
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
My 2 Black Edition 360+ SPs arrived. They are 1g apart in static weight and balancing them on the edge of the table, they seem to have the same balance point (or near enough that it should make no difference).

I haven't hit with them yet, but I'm impressed so far. They look great too. They came pre-strung with a black string (I assume Head Lynx or Lynx Tour), so I'll see how it plays and then decide whether to re-string it or not.

I like the way it swings, but since I use 2 overgrips which will change the balance, I've added 1g to the head at 3,9, and 12 o'clock (as well as 5-6g additional weight at 7" above the butt cap) to try and maintain a similar balance (it will be a bit more HL). The static weight was too low for me anyway and now the racquet feels better and more substantial, yet still swings very easily. The static weight is 343g without the dampener (345g with a Prince O-Dampener). That's still around 10-15g lighter than most of my other racquets, so should not pose any problems. The balance is around 31.7-32mm (done ruffly on the edge of a table).

The other racquet is 328g static weight with the factory strings.

Can't wait to give it a go and see how it plays.
 
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JoaoN

Semi-Pro
My 2 Black Edition 360+ SPs arrived. They are 1g apart in static weight and balancing them on the edge of the table, they seem to have the same balance point (or near enough that it should make no difference).

I haven't hit with them yet, but I'm impressed so far. They look great too. They came pre-strung with a black string (I assume Head Lynx or Lynx Tour), so I'll see how it plays and then decide whether to re-string it or not.

I like the way it swings, but since I use 2 overgrips which will change the balance, I've added 1g to the head at 3,9, and 12 o'clock (as well as 5-6g additional weight at 7" above the butt cap) to try and maintain a similar balance (it will be a bit more HL). The static weight was too low for me anyway and now the racquet feels better and more substantial, yet still swings very easily. The static weight is 343g without the dampener (345g with a Prince O-Dampener). That's still around 10-15g lighter than most of my other racquets, so should not pose any problems. The balance is around 31.7-32mm (done ruffly on the edge of a table).

The other racquet is 328g static weight with the factory strings.

Can't wait to give it a go and see how it plays.
I got 3 of them, all very close in specs, nice QC.

They hit amazing, i predict a switch soon here.
 

Hit 'em clean

Semi-Pro
My 2 Blacked Series 360+ SPs arrived. They are 1g apart in static weight and balancing them on the edge of the table, they seem to have the same balance point (or near enough that it should make no difference).

I haven't hit with them yet, but I'm impressed so far. They look great too. They came pre-strung with a black string (I assume Head Lynx or Lynx Tour), so I'll see how it plays and then decide whether to re-string it or not.

I like the way it swings, but since I use 2 overgrips which will change the balance, I've added 1g to the head at 3,9, and 12 o'clock (as well as 5-6g additional weight at 7" above the butt cap) to try and maintain a similar balance (it will be a bit more HL). The static weight was too low for me anyway and now the racquet feels better and more substantial, yet still swings very easily. I did the mods late at night so didn't have my scales handy, but the static weight should be around 348g - will check tomorrow. That's still around 10g lighter than most of my other racquets, so should not pose any problems.

Can't wait to give it a go and see how it plays.
I play 17ga string, overgrip and dampener and I'm right at 332/333g. Love how solid it feels and the weight through the shot. Had a guy comment a few nights ago how heavy and how much spin my ball had. Hadn't hit with him in a while and he's been playing a lot of the former D1 college guys in our league so he had a good comparison. I have to play one of them in the next week. Not worried about the racquet... just my fitness level. The kids just get younger as I get older...
 

JackB1

G.O.A.T.
Tried the 360+ Speed Pro last night for the first time for some sets of doubles. Swingweight was noticeably higher than my radical MP's. Really nice feel upon impact and super solid feeling with great plow. My only question will be is the sw too much for me? I have to use it exclusively for several outings and see if I can get used to it.
 

Hit 'em clean

Semi-Pro
Tried the 360+ Speed Pro last night for the first time for some sets of doubles. Swingweight was noticeably higher than my radical MP's. Really nice feel upon impact and super solid feeling with great plow. My only question will be is the sw too much for me? I have to use it exclusively for several outings and see if I can get used to it.
The Speed Pro is also a bit heavier from a static weight perspective... that combined with the swing weight is a jump of from the Radical MP. The Speed MP would be more in line with the Radical MP when comparing swing weight and static weight, but you'd find the Speed MP to have more pop. The Speed Pro would be similar to the Radical MP in terms of power since they have the same CPI 400 rating.
 

Hit 'em clean

Semi-Pro
Woops... you’re right... Speed MP is CPI 500. I haven’t hit with the new Radical MP, just the Pro since a friend of mine had a demo. I used to play with several versions of the Radical Pro. They play differently and feel different at contact with the Radical having quite a bit more of that modern stiffness, but the 360+ treatment certainly makes it comfortable, but no quite to the plush level of the Speed Pro. Speed Pro definitely swings beefier to me in comparison to the Radical.
 

JoaoN

Semi-Pro
I think the high SW is more evident on the MP than on the PRO, due to the difference in balance. I have been using the pro the last 2 weeks and i am amazed with how quick and maneurverable it is for it`s SW. Also, it has more power than it`s CPI300 indicates (i actually never trust head`s CPI).
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
My G360+ SP hits very well. Maneuverable, stable, I can hit all my shots, it doesn't feel too powerful, spin is no problem, volleys well (or I volley well with it in my hands), I'm told it has a decent weight-of-shot (although it doesn't seem like it - other racquets I have looked like they hit a heavier ball).

I have not served with it extensively, but I will. It seems like a very good racquet with plenty of potential, and with the right strings and tension, I think it will only get better. Love the way it looks (Head did a smart thing releasing the all-black version, IMO).

More hitting to come.
 

Hit 'em clean

Semi-Pro
Still happily stuck on this Speed Pro 360+ frame... going on 4+ months now of regular play. It's to the point where it's a little boring cruising the 'racquet' forum on this board because I'm literally not interested at all in anything else. The new Radicals and VCores were certainly ones I would've thought I'd be salivating over, but I play so well with the Speed Pro that it doesn't even occur to me to try another frame. Any new racquet releases and I just shrug my shoulders. Nice to be bored in the best possible way.

The stability and plow is what I've really come to love the most all while being pretty maneuverable. My serve has never been bigger or more accurate... second serves as well with tons of spin. I've always gotten remarks/compliments from opponents on the pace and spin I create on groundstrokes, but that's been even more common with this stick... and it's crazy to me that it's an 18x20 pattern! So I'm hitting heavier balls than ever before and yet I can flatten that ball out too... damn. Best all around racquet IMO... period.

Nice to find a stick that fits my game in power, spin, control, feel and comfort so well. I haven't touched another racquet or even contemplated it. Looks like I'm in for the long haul and I couldn't be happier. Long live the Speed Pro 360+
 

dgoran

Hall of Fame
Still happily stuck on this Speed Pro 360+ frame... going on 4+ months now of regular play. It's to the point where it's a little boring cruising the 'racquet' forum on this board because I'm literally not interested at all in anything else. The new Radicals and VCores were certainly ones I would've thought I'd be salivating over, but I play so well with the Speed Pro that it doesn't even occur to me to try another frame. Any new racquet releases and I just shrug my shoulders. Nice to be bored in the best possible way.

The stability and plow is what I've really come to love the most all while being pretty maneuverable. My serve has never been bigger or more accurate... second serves as well with tons of spin. I've always gotten remarks/compliments from opponents on the pace and spin I create on groundstrokes, but that's been even more common with this stick... and it's crazy to me that it's an 18x20 pattern! So I'm hitting heavier balls than ever before and yet I can flatten that ball out too... damn. Best all around racquet IMO... period.

Nice to find a stick that fits my game in power, spin, control, feel and comfort so well. I haven't touched another racquet or even contemplated it. Looks like I'm in for the long haul and I couldn't be happier. Long live the Speed Pro 360+
Have you compared speed mp
 

GummiiBear

Rookie
Still happily stuck on this Speed Pro 360+ frame... going on 4+ months now of regular play. It's to the point where it's a little boring cruising the 'racquet' forum on this board because I'm literally not interested at all in anything else. The new Radicals and VCores were certainly ones I would've thought I'd be salivating over, but I play so well with the Speed Pro that it doesn't even occur to me to try another frame. Any new racquet releases and I just shrug my shoulders. Nice to be bored in the best possible way.

The stability and plow is what I've really come to love the most all while being pretty maneuverable. My serve has never been bigger or more accurate... second serves as well with tons of spin. I've always gotten remarks/compliments from opponents on the pace and spin I create on groundstrokes, but that's been even more common with this stick... and it's crazy to me that it's an 18x20 pattern! So I'm hitting heavier balls than ever before and yet I can flatten that ball out too... damn. Best all around racquet IMO... period.

Nice to find a stick that fits my game in power, spin, control, feel and comfort so well. I haven't touched another racquet or even contemplated it. Looks like I'm in for the long haul and I couldn't be happier. Long live the Speed Pro 360+
I had a great 8-month go with my Speed Pro and I don’t regret it for a moment. I had not played tennis in several or more years until last year, and the G360+ Speed Pro helped remind me of my love for the game. I still love it, even though I’ve moved on. Cheers!
 

CosmosMpower

Hall of Fame
So I bought a 2020 Speed Pro, didn't like it. Head looked huge, balance was not head light enough, launch angle pretty low even compared to my Prestige MP.
 
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