HEAD applied a number of upgrades to the Graphene Touch Prestige Pro Tennis Racquet for 2018 to produce an even more potent frame. Introduced in 2014 on the Speed and Instinct lines, and 2015 on the Extreme and Radical lines, this new frame technology is now incorporated into the Prestige series. HEAD re-engineered the application of the world’s strongest and lightest material to make their Graphene Touch racquets, thus providing an optimized weight distribution for a faster swing and more power. By using Graphene in the racquet shaft, HEAD has been able to move weight from the shaft to the tip and handle, increasing power and stability without changing overall racquet mass (more weight in the head provides greater plow through from the baseline, and more mass in the handle reduces torque and recoil). The hefty 11.1 ounce (315g) unstrung weight is balanced for an excellent combination of baseline power and maneuverability at net, while the 22mm beam is the widest among HEAD’s Prestige tour-level frames for added power and stability. A perfect 98 square inch head size combines with HEAD’s Dynamic 16x19 pattern to help provide spin potential with power and forgiveness in an advanced player’s frame. Please note though the head size is listed at 95', it is the same size as the 98' from previous years. Head changed their measuring system.
To learn more about Head tennis racquets and accessories, we encourage you to check out some of our informational blogs:
A Prestige for the Masses
Beginners Guide to Buying a Racquet
Tennis Geeks Rejoice: A New Sensor from HEAD
Top Ten Racquets to Raise Your Game
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