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HEAD Graphene Instinct Rev Tennis Racquet Review

Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 100 sq. in
  • Length: 27 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 9.2 oz Unstrung — 8.6 oz
  • Tension: 48-57 Pounds
  • Balance: 3 Pts Head Heavy
  • Beam Width: 23-25-21 mm
  • Composition: Graphite/Graphene
  • Flex: 59
  • Grips Type: Hydrosorb Pro
  • Power Level: Medium-High
  • String Pattern:
    16 Mains / 19 Crosses
    Mains skip: None
    Two Piece
    Shared Holes: 7T, 8T, 7H, 8H
  • Swing Speed: Slow-Medium
  • Swing Weight: 295

HEAD Graphene Instinct Rev Racquet Review

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The Head Youtek Graphene Instinct Rev is a great racquet for those looking for lots of maneuverability and easy access to spin in their groundstrokes. The super lightweight and head-heavy set up allows for those aspects to really stand out for this racquet. When it came to power, I felt that this racquet was below average, and I had to work a lot harder to generate pace with this racquet than I have with other models. I also felt like I could be pushed around more than usual with this stick and that it fell short when it comes to plow through and absorbing pace.
This racquet was very comfortable and maneuverable up at the net. I felt confident in putting a little more finesse on my shots. However, when blocking back hard-hit balls I felt a loss of control and the racquet really didn’t take pace well.
I enjoyed serving with this racquet. It was very control and spin oriented. I was able to mix up locations and spins with ease. What surprised me most though, was the power that this stick offered on serves. In large part due to the head heavy frame, I could easily hit through the ball powerfully.

In my opinion, this racquet suits a spin-oriented game style best. The easy access to spin and impressive maneuverability were easily the standout elements of this racquet. It offered impressive feel up at the net, and it had a very low stiffness, making it a great choice for players out there with arm problems. Serving was a big bonus, and while not the best racquet for serving it performed very well. When it comes to the cons of this racquet, there are a couple. I found it more difficult than usual to generate pace with this frame. It was also below average when it comes to absorbing pace and plow through.

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