Your Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro setup?

pico

Rookie
Hi guys. I am a new Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro user and loving it. I am curious to know the setup you guys use on your racquet (for users of this racquet). Lead? What kind of strings? tension? I am currently using Solinco Tour Bite at 54lbs. I like it but open to other possibilities as well.
 

Vouk

New User
I'm currently trying it out in standard form, strung with Babolat VS Touch 1.30/RPM Team 1.25 @ 52/48 lbs respectively. I'm really enjoying my time with it though I'm still deliberating whether I'll be fully switching to it from my current GSP Ltd edition (all black).
 

pico

Rookie
just slapped a leather grip on mine. might throw on a couple grams on 3&9.
Oh right - I got Gamma leather grip on mine too. I should have mentioned that in my first post. That is the first thing I do on any racquet I use. Let me know how it works out for you please. I am curious how the lead on 3 & 9 works.
 

5point5

Professional
Oh right - I got Gamma leather grip on mine too. I should have mentioned that in my first post. That is the first thing I do on any racquet I use. Let me know how it works out for you please. I am curious how the lead on 3 & 9 works.
You should probably try it yourself

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tenapasi

Rookie
String.
Yonex PolyTour Air 1.25mm. 47/45 lbs.

I am not happy with the racket power and stability level in stock form. So i was experimenting with lead.
First.
3 gram @12. 2 gram each @3 & 9. Better power and stability. But stick feel sluggish. Doesn't feel like Speed at all.

Second.
1 gram @12. 1 gram each @3 & 9. A bit better power and stability. Still feel Speedy.

Third.
1 gram @12. 2 gram each @3 & 9. Not feeling noticable different in power, but feel a bit more stability than second setup. But stick feel kinda sluggish.

So for me, my best setup is with the Second setup.
 

pico

Rookie
String.
Yonex PolyTour Air 1.25mm. 47/45 lbs.

I am not happy with the racket power and stability level in stock form. So i was experimenting with lead.
First.
3 gram @12. 2 gram each @3 & 9. Better power and stability. But stick feel sluggish. Doesn't feel like Speed at all.

Second.
1 gram @12. 1 gram each @3 & 9. A bit better power and stability. Still feel Speedy.

Third.
1 gram @12. 2 gram each @3 & 9. Not feeling noticable different in power, but feel a bit more stability than second setup. But stick feel kinda sluggish.

So for me, my best setup is with the Second setup.
Thank you for taking the time to write that. You are using stock grip? The tennisnerd guy who has his own website experimented with lead too. He found his best setup to be with 2g at 12 and 2g in throat. He felt that lead at 3 and 9 didnt help him too much.
 

tenapasi

Rookie
Thank you for taking the time to write that. You are using stock grip? The tennisnerd guy who has his own website experimented with lead too. He found his best setup to be with 2g at 12 and 2g in throat. He felt that lead at 3 and 9 didnt help him too much.
I forgot to mention. I replaced the hydrosorb grip with babolat syntec. And then use 2 overgrip.
 

vivekmano

New User
General question for Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro users... the racquet is listed as 6pts HL on the TW website. When I first started playing with it, I noticed that it felt head-heavy, and the specs on the side of the racquet (written on the outer hoop), say that it's only 1pt HL.

Does anybody else see this? I'm stumped because when I demo'd the racquet in the US, I know it felt head-light and whippy. After purchasing it where I live (in Belgium), I'm wondering if there is any difference in this racquet...

Funnily enough, the Head website shows that it's 1pt HL: https://www.head.com/en-IC/sports/tennis/graphene360-speed-racquets/.
 

Vouk

New User
General question for Head Graphene 360 Speed Pro users... the racquet is listed as 6pts HL on the TW website. When I first started playing with it, I noticed that it felt head-heavy, and the specs on the side of the racquet (written on the outer hoop), say that it's only 1pt HL.

Does anybody else see this? I'm stumped because when I demo'd the racquet in the US, I know it felt head-light and whippy. After purchasing it where I live (in Belgium), I'm wondering if there is any difference in this racquet...

Funnily enough, the Head website shows that it's 1pt HL: https://www.head.com/en-IC/sports/tennis/graphene360-speed-racquets/.

I think it's just a misprint - 315 mm should translate to c. 9 points headlight:
 

vivekmano

New User
Thanks Vouk.

I've contacted Head directly to see if they can confirm that it's a misprint on their website and on their racquet.

To answer OP's question... I'm close to throwing on a leather grip to modify it a bit because it's definitely head heavy at the moment in stock form (strung with Hyper-G 18 @ 49lbs).
 

pabsquid

New User
I've been using the Graphene 360 Speed MP version for a while and was given the previous version of the Pro by a friend who doesn't use it anymore. I really liked the stability of the previous generation Pro vs the current MP. It's definitely less "speedy", but felt very stable - especially on return of serve.

I purchased a new Graphene 360 Speed Pro 6 weeks ago and I think I like it best. It kind of retains the best of the three racquets.

Currently my Graphene Speed Pro has Technifibre Black Code 4S 18 in the crosses @56.5 and Gamma TNT2 @59 in the crosses. Based on a rough racquet tune test, it's around 51 lbs at the moment (played two, 2 hour sessions) with this set of strings. Pretty happy with it in general, but leaning towards going to a fully poly setup (eliminating the TNT2) at a much lower tension - something in the 40's - and debating to cross the square shaped mains with a round poly or not. Both the Hyper-G and the BC4S both felt great in this racquet. Low powered, but good feel and response at the higher tension, and hoping to retain most of that while being more spin and arm friendly by going to a full bed of poly.

Just posted some similar questions here looking for low tension poly advice on the same racquet.

I like the weight of the racquet in general - feels stable enough to me. Have considered adding a couple of grams to the 3 & 9 however do have a somewhat delicate shoulder and like that the racquet is easy on the body.
 

2nd Serve Ace

Hall of Fame
Having tried lead tape placements for my new 360 pros, I tend to agree with the others that tape at 3×9 made the frame feel sluggish without any noticeable benefits.

However, 2 grams at 12 gives it a nice boost in plow through and a touch more stability w/o slowing the frame down.

No other added weight besides an overgrip.

Lastly, I love the pro with gut/poly but not so much full p.

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pico

Rookie
I am currently with lead on 12, 10 to 2 and 3 and 9. I have a Gamma leather grip on with an overgrip. I strung yesterday with Volkl Psycho at 57 on mains n 55 on crosses. I played it today. I have a very fast and aggressive fh swing. This setup was close to being able to handle my fh. I might go 58 and 56 nxt time but definitely liking this setup.
 

Jarno

New User
My setup for my Speed 360 pros:
Head Hawk Touch 1,20 strung 47/45lbs.
3g lead both at 3 and 9. Overgrip. 339g.
I have tried several polys, incl. Solinco (tour bite,hyper-g), Luxilon (alu power, savage), other Head strings etc. Head Hawk Touch has been the best for my game. Downside is that it lasts around 5-6 hours before it breaks.
 

pico

Rookie
Update: i played today with the setup described above. I had to take the lead off from 10 n 2 cos I was overhitting. That helped bigtime and my game changed. Balls stayed in and I could take my usual big cuts with confidence. Serve improved too.
 
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