Head Graphene 360 Speed Racquets

tenapasi

Rookie
Not really. I was weighting up the Blade with lead tape at 3 and 9 o’clock - four grams each side anyway. I found that the blade didn’t have quite enough plow through instability without it. Very little adjustment for me.

No lead needed with the speed pro. The hoop is very stable as is.


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Really ? I was using Pure Drive Plus 2015. Compare with that racquet, this stick a bit lack in power and stability. Especially against heavy hitters. Ended up experimenting with lead. Right now i am satisfy with 1 gram each at 3, 9, and 12.

Hi someone has modified his speed 360 a lot of people say me that puting a little bit of lead in 12 and the grip can change a bit the stiff sensation. If i do it maybe i can do it with the speed with a little bit of silicone in handle and a 2g at 12 To test but i dont want To damage the racquet
Tried 3 gram at 12, 2 gram each at 3 and 9. Boy, this stick plow through the ball better. But stick feel sluggish. Not feeling like Speed at all.

Did you guys also struggle on serve with the 360 Graphene speed pro?
Nope. In my experience, serving with racquet with swingweight less than 330 not a problem.

Did any of you make the switch to the 360 pro? What rackets did you play before. I am now with the ultra tour but thinking of switching to the 360 pro since I got that racket in a trade deal.
Yes. Migrated from Pure Drive Plus 2015. Had arm issue with that stick. :(

Oh, if i may add. This stick is not string sensitive. Tried Black Widow 17 and 18, Lynx 17, and Poly Tour Air 1.25mm. You only need to adjust the tension.

I think this racquet works nicely with low tension co-poly strung around 40s.
 

beltsman

Legend
Anyone else dying for Spring to get their Speed back on the court?

I've been working on serves and making some good progress, but I want some real match play.
 

ewiewp

Hall of Fame
finally got to hit 360 speed pro.
coming from old prestige's, the feel was pretty modern, which made me think it would not be as stable(as old school frames), but it was surprisingly stable.
and just like other typical head frames, it serves well and all around tools. no particular weakness and standout strength.

I played stock but will experiment with some butt cap weighting and various strings.
not a big fan of lead tape but I might try.
 

bertrevert

Hall of Fame
Am finding the 360mp not as demanding as a eg. Radical mp. But still darn demanding!

Super accurate, and so am finding it better in singles than doubles. Doubles is one or two shots/volleys and point over, while singles I'm building points. I can swing a heavier bazooka in doubles but the 360mp in singles helps with great serves and then point building accuracy. Still think tho may need bit more "error correction" than the 360 actually provides.
 

Hypergxtraspin

New User
I have switched from the PS97A to the speed pro. I LOVE the PS97A but trying to serve in third sets or when I have to play 6 to 8 sets a day for a tourney becomes really cumbersome on the arm. I played with Speed pro and loved the ease of use on all shots. Definitely needed some weight, but once that's set its solid. I put the Wilson black leather premium grip on which added 6ish grams to stock weight. 6 grams of 1/4 inch lead at 3 and 9 o'clock. Like 2 or 3 grams putty in the buttcap. I'm sitting at 346 grams with over grip on, a pretty even balance leaning more to about 4pts HL if I had to guess. Now it's truly a solid racquet and much more playable than the PS97A over longer sessions.
Overall I have more pace and spin with the Speed Pro. Because the 18x20 string pattern I also feel slices and volleys are on par with the PS97A. I'd say defense is not as easy when reaching for a squash or flick on full sprint. But other than that it has been a great change in my game to the Speed Pro. I am about an average 5.0 player 5'10 165lbs, play 3 times a week 3 hours each session, about 10 tournaments a year with club tennis and USTA. Take it for what it is. I love the Speed Pro and am hoping to stick with it for a year at least and see where it goes
 

FV_Br

Rookie
Does anyone here have experience with Yonex Ezone 100 and Speed 360 MP? I would like to hear a comparisson between both, looking at comfort and tennis elbow prevention.
 

dr. godmode

Professional
Does anyone here have experience with Yonex Ezone 100 and Speed 360 MP? I would like to hear a comparisson between both, looking at comfort and tennis elbow prevention.
The speed is a better choice. I usually quite like Yonex and dislike Head, but the stiffness in the hoop of the EZone line is supremely jarring. The Speed is much more comfortable, and IMO a better all around racquet.
 

FedGR

Professional
How does Alu Power Rough work on the G360 Speed MP? How low should I string for nice power? I typically string at 48-50# on the 2015 Blade.
 
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martinelli

New User
What do you think about Speed MP Lite for a female good begginer (early intermediate)? How looks stiffness in reality?
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Doing a demo of the Pro and MP at the moment. I was interested to see that even though the MP is the 16 X 19 pattern, the last strings top, bottom and sides are still further out than on the 18 X 20 Pro.

Also liking how dense the Pro is right around my usual wear area. The paint job is a cool combination of glossy and matte, which is something I liked on the 13 blades.

The hoop has been made a bit more oval than previous versions, but is still shaded more oblong toward the end.
 
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martinelli

New User
That looks more like a "prostock" version to me that needs to be heavily customized to work well.

I would just go with the regular MP.
Regular MP is about 300grams. I think that would be too heavy for her.

She had demo of this MP Lite and played well. I only think about this balance (33.99 cm, 1 pts HL). It will be still ok when she will develop her skills?
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Just noticed that the Speed pro has 12 paralleled drilled top mains.

That's pretty darn cool. The blade and the V1s have 8, but this is a 50% improvement!

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beltsman

Legend
Doing a demo of the Pro and MP at the moment. I was interested to see that even though the MP is the 16 X 19 pattern, the last strings top, bottom and sides are still further out than on the 18 X 20 Pro.

Also liking how dense the Pro is right around my usual wear area. The paint job is a cool combination of glossy and matte, which is something I liked on the 13 blades.

The hoop has been made a bit more oval than previous versions, but is still shaded more oblong toward the end.
What are your thoughts on them?

FINALLY re-strung my 360 Speed MP after breaking a string. Can't wait to get back on the court. I used a few other frames in the meantime but they just didn't do it.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
What are your thoughts on them?

FINALLY re-strung my 360 Speed MP after breaking a string. Can't wait to get back on the court. I used a few other frames in the meantime but they just didn't do it.
You know, the MP demo I had was full poly, which isn't what has worked best for me on any 360 speed. I probably wrote it off too soon for that reason.

I've experimented with weights. Liked a few grams at 12 for plow, but not so much @ 3/9 as I felt it made the frame sluggish.

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Dimcorner

Professional
Got 2 360 speed pro's. They are supposed to be 310g but seem to be measuring at 313 and 315!
Should be fine but I guess I'm spoiled by Yonex QC. All 3 of my Yonex sticks were within +- 1 g.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Got 2 360 speed pro's. They are supposed to be 310g but seem to be measuring at 313 and 315!
Should be fine but I guess I'm spoiled by Yonex QC. All 3 of my Yonex sticks were within +- 1 g.
Awesome. I guess they are +-1 of each other, at least!

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Jouke

Semi-Pro
Got 2 360 speed pro's. They are supposed to be 310g but seem to be measuring at 313 and 315!
Should be fine but I guess I'm spoiled by Yonex QC. All 3 of my Yonex sticks were within +- 1 g.
Mine both came in wirh a swingweight of 314 and 318 with 1.25 poly. Seemed pretty low to me..
 

Dimcorner

Professional
Mine both came in wirh a swingweight of 314 and 318 with 1.25 poly. Seemed pretty low to me..
With overgrip and OG Sheep 16 I'm at 336g weight, 12.5" bp and about 327ish swing weight.
Will string up the other with Poly to see what I get.
 

Searah

Semi-Pro
what is the main difference between the 360 speed pro/mp?
one better for topspin ect? one better for volleys?
 

Hokiein304

New User
What do you think about Speed MP Lite for a female good begginer (early intermediate)? How looks stiffness in reality?
I bought one of those as a "tinker" racquet. Weighted up A LOT in many places to 352g weight with 352 SW and 9 HL. Played with full bed of Velocity (black) at 52lbs...this is the most forgiving beast I've ever played with. FWIW...I have a terrible elbow from baseball (high school/college), golf (worked in the business for 20 years after college), and bowling (been doing that for over 45 years)...even at that weight/SW, never had an elbow/shoulder issue with...much more arm friendly/forgiving than my Yonex VCore Pro 100.
 

tenapasi

Rookie
what is the main difference between the 360 speed pro/mp?
one better for topspin ect? one better for volleys?
I've tried both. Pro is more demanding. I was struggling with power and spin on stock form.
MP is easier to use. Better power and access to spin. Kinda remind me a bit with Head Instinct.
 

Nabs

New User
How does the 360 pro compare to the XT Graphene pro? I tried the XT and its a pretty good racket. Although it murdered my left hand on two handed back hands. Do you feel the second hand on two handers on the 360 pro as well?
 

tenapasi

Rookie
How does the 360 pro compare to the XT Graphene pro? I tried the XT and its a pretty good racket. Although it murdered my left hand on two handed back hands. Do you feel the second hand on two handers on the 360 pro as well?
I've tried XT Speed Pro and XT Extreme Pro. I don't like the frame feedback. Touch and 360 have better feedback IMHO.
 

Nabs

New User
I've tried XT Speed Pro and XT Extreme Pro. I don't like the frame feedback. Touch and 360 have better feedback IMHO.
Do you think the 360 is a significantly different and better racket than the touch? Touch is almost half price.
 

FedGR

Professional
Do you think the 360 is a significantly different and better racket than the touch? Touch is almost half price.
Having tried both, I feel the 360 is a better racket but is it worth double the money? Probably not.
 

FedGR

Professional
The touch is tinny and hollow. I wouldn't play a frame like that even it was free.

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I can see why a lot of people would find it hollow. Not all frames are for everyone. I personally prefer performance over feel and found it to be a very well balanced frame ticking a lot of boxes.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
I can see why a lot of people would find it hollow. Not all frames are for everyone. I personally prefer performance over feel and found it to be a very well balanced frame ticking a lot of boxes.
The 360 will check all those boxes with far greater consistency, I assure you.

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FedGR

Professional
The 360 will check all those boxes with far greater consistency, I assure you.

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I have 2 G360 MPs and 1 Pro so I have personal experience. Yes imo they are better rackets than the touch ones but are they worth double the money? I am not sure :unsure::unsure: .
 

tenapasi

Rookie
Do you think the 360 is a significantly different and better racket than the touch? Touch is almost half price.
I've tried Touch Extreme MP. And i am using 360 Extreme Pro.

Not quite significant different. But i feel 360 one is more stable. Also because Touch doesn't have Extreme Pro line.

Having tried both, I feel the 360 is a better racket but is it worth double the money? Probably not.
Right. But where i live, the price is quite close. So i bought 360 one instead. :)
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Alright, I just installed the TW private label leather grips on my 2 360 pros and couldn't be happier.

My goal was not to add much weight + have great bevel feel, so I went with the 1.3 thickness plus the 22 mm width version. What I've found is that this grip can be stretched a lot and also wrapped with a minimal overlap. The result being that I was able to trim a significant amount of it off at the top. The weight ended up just being 17 grams, which is only 3 grams more than the stock grip it replaced. [emoji16]

Did remove the sticky plastic wrap that was on the handle as well. The TW grip has an adhesive backing all the way up so the plastic wrap was unnecessary. Also never needed to staple a grip to a buttcap, so I removed that as well.

One word of caution, the handle is so edgy and responsive now that I do have to tape up my index finger to prevent skin cracking.

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2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
I have 2 G360 MPs and 1 Pro so I have personal experience. Yes imo they are better rackets than the touch ones but are they worth double the money? I am not sure :unsure::unsure: .
The touches belong at the bottom of a lake. So they are worth Japanese debt bonds. Super ugly koi fish, maybe.
 
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bxr

New User
360 MP, good power, good spin, comfortable, swings fast (great for serves), but one thing I noticed after playing with it for a couple months, I seemed to “shank” more on attacking shots. I think it’s probably the shape of the frame being “narrower” compared to EZONE or Ultra or Burn (all 100 sq). Most of the notches are around the upper portion of the frame (I read somewhere it is by design).

I’m trying to find ways (lead tapes) I can improve on the shanking, but still want the balance to feel the same. I wouldn’t go for more than 5g of lead as it affect the serves (too heavy for long matchplay).

Has anyone tried putting lead around 9&3 o’clock for widening the sweet spot? Many review suggested it would feel sluggish as this affects polarised setup. 6 o’clock just makes it heavier but not addressing the shanking.

Maybe it’s just issue with the user’s timing, but I have no problems with other frames.
 
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fjcamry

Semi-Pro
360 MP, good power, good spin, comfortable, swings fast (great for serves), but one thing I noticed after playing with it for a couple months, I seemed to “shank” more on attacking shots. I think it’s probably the shape of the frame being “narrower” compared to EZONE or Ultra or Burn. Most of the notches are around the upper portion of the frame (I read somewhere it is by design).

I’m trying to find ways (lead tapes) I can improve on the shanking, but still want the balance to feel the same. I wouldn’t go for more than 5g of lead as it affect the serves (too heavy for long matchplay).

Has anyone tried putting lead around 9&3 o’clock for widening the sweet spot? Many review suggested it would feed sluggish as this affects polarised setup. 6 o’clock just makes it heavier but not addressing the shanking.

Maybe it’s just issue with the user’s timing, but I have no problems with other frames.
The 100 sq inch frame is wider and you have to remember the sweet spot is too


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n8dawg6

Legend
360 MP, good power, good spin, comfortable, swings fast (great for serves), but one thing I noticed after playing with it for a couple months, I seemed to “shank” more on attacking shots. I think it’s probably the shape of the frame being “narrower” compared to EZONE or Ultra or Burn (all 100 sq). Most of the notches are around the upper portion of the frame (I read somewhere it is by design).

I’m trying to find ways (lead tapes) I can improve on the shanking, but still want the balance to feel the same. I wouldn’t go for more than 5g of lead as it affect the serves (too heavy for long matchplay).

Has anyone tried putting lead around 9&3 o’clock for widening the sweet spot? Many review suggested it would feel sluggish as this affects polarised setup. 6 o’clock just makes it heavier but not addressing the shanking.

Maybe it’s just issue with the user’s timing, but I have no problems with other frames.
where are the shanks at? bottom of the frame? (aka 9 oclock on a righty FH). your timing is probably off bc of a lower swingweight
 

bxr

New User
Yeah, mostly a bit off towards 9 o’clock (when hitting a righty forehand) Particularly when I try to flat the ball out quickly going down the line.
This means lead tape can be adjusted to increase swing weight?
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Yeah, mostly a bit off towards 9 o’clock (when hitting a righty forehand) Particularly when I try to flat the ball out quickly going down the line.
This means lead tape can be adjusted to increase swing weight?
Need to hustle up to the short ball a bit better.

That's your answer.

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bxr

New User
Like I tell young kids, it’s to do with the thing between your racquet and the tennis shoes... probably just need more time to get used to.
Is there anything unique with the narrow shape of Head racquets? Sweet spot seems to be smaller.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Like I tell young kids, it’s to do with the thing between your racquet and the tennis shoes... probably just need more time to get used to.
Is there anything unique with the narrow shape of Head racquets? Sweet spot seems to be smaller.
It has a classic elliptical shape, much like the prestiges. Head has done different shapes on them in the past, but I like this one as it keeps the center mains very long for spin and forgiveness. (Yonex and Volkl tend to be even narrower for the same head size) the Prince tours are actually identical to the speeds.

I think the MP is too light myself and would suggest bringing it up to about 335 grams w/o changing the balance.

Fwiw, I used to catch that 9 spot a lot with my old IG extremes, and they were super round!
 
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fjcamry

Semi-Pro
It has a classic elliptical shape, much like the prestiges. Head has done different shapes on them in the past, but I like this one as it keeps the center mains very long for spin and forgiveness. (Yonex and Volkl tend to be even narrower for the same head size) the Prince tours are actually identical to the speeds.

I think the MP is too light myself and would suggest bringing it up to about 335 grams w/o changing the balance.

Fwiw, I used to catch that 9 spot a lot with my old IG extremes, and they were super round!
So that’s what gives head racquets the distinctive feel of shot . I have my jr frame the head elite pro 600 is a 93 sqinch oval frame , and now play the graphene speed pro 100 sqinch still an oval shape just wider.


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2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Recently tried to add another 6 grams to my Pro for serve power and volley "stick."
(336 g to 342 g)

Let me tell you, my wrist informed that this was too much! Had this pain in the ulnar area when hitting a FH. Never had discomfort like that.

At first, thought maybe my strings were dead or something, but after more trouble shooting was able to feel that the extra weight was affecting my wrist on the FH takeback.

Hard to believe 6 g would make that kind of difference, but once I removed it, things were comfortable again. Go figure.

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fjcamry

Semi-Pro
Recently tried to add another 6 grams to my Pro for serve power and volley "stick."
(336 g to 342 g)

Let me tell you, my wrist informed that this was too much! Had this pain in the ulnar area when hitting a FH. Never had discomfort like that.

At first, thought maybe my strings were dead or something, but after more trouble shooting was able to feel that the extra weight was affecting my wrist on the FH takeback.

Hard to believe 6 g would make that kind of difference, but once I removed it, things were comfortable again. Go figure.

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Mine is at 339 static weight and I added 2.25gm at 12 o’clock , 1.5gm at the butt cap end of handle , and 1.75gm at the top of the handle . It’s perfectly balanced for serve , power , and volley . No pain , try to see if it’s technique or your grip .


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2nd Serve Ace

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Mine is at 339 static weight and I added 2.25gm at 12 o’clock , 1.5gm at the butt cap end of handle , and 1.75gm at the top of the handle . It’s perfectly balanced for serve , power , and volley . No pain , try to see if it’s technique or your grip .


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I do have a Sampras elbow take back on the FH, so I need to mindful of that.

Update: reduced weight from 342 to 332, put the synthetic grip back on, starting doing some forearm/wrist stretches and most importantly emphasised a good unit turn and me and my pros are making sweet music again [emoji4].
 
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Anyone compare the 360 Speed Pro with the new GRAVITY Pro? Specs look very close.


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The Gravity Pro is much heavier and has a higher swing weight (closer to the Wilson RF). The Gravity Tour is much closer to Speed Pro; unfortunately it is only sold in Europe. It is spec’d between the Pro and MP.


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Nextman916

Professional
Tried the speed pro 360 tonight, it swung very light, I'd say under or around 315 rather the 318 TW (blame Head QC) so it was hard to get any plow through on the ball. The spin potential despite whatever cross spacing they've adjusted still feels like an 18 x 20, played with 16 x 19/16 x 20 my whole tennis career and struggled with keeping the ball down on this one. That being said the launch angle was good, but the ball didn't dip down enough when I needed it to. Feel was so so, I think the frame could benefit from being even stiffer than 62. The Prestige Touch Pro I played with felt more crisp on contact. I don't think I'll play around with adding weight on this one and take a pass. PJ is really nice though!
 
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