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HEAD Graphene 360 Speed X MP

by Tennisnerd
HEAD Graphene 360 Speed X MP

The HEAD Speed line celebrates 10 years with a new Ltd edition paint job called HEAD Graphene 360 Speed X MP. Instead of the black and white cosmetic of the HEAD Graphene 360 Speed series, here you get mainly black with gold highlights and lettering.

The HEAD Graphene 360 Speed X MP is available now from many tennis retailers. The paint job will be used by Novak Djokovic, Bianca Andreescu and Elise Mertens (to name a few) during the US Open. Alexander Zverev who has been endorsing the Speed in the past is now playing with the HEAD Graphene 360+ Gravity Pro.

HEAD Graphene 360 Speed X MP

The HEAD Speed line falls in between the Radical and Instinct racquets as a powerful, yet controlled option. HEAD offers a lot of different racquet models and I would list them like this when it comes to power level and ease of use:

Starting with more power, easier to use and moving down:

Considering that each line offers a lot of different models, it means you have a lot of racquets to keep track of. If you take into account that most racquet brands offer several lines of racquets with 4-5 different models each, there is a gear jungle to navigate through.

HEAD Graphene 360 Speed X MP

I never had time to review the HEAD Graphene 360 Speed MP, but really enjoyed the big brother: the Speed Pro (click for my review). It is a racquet that rewards big swings and aggressive play and I felt that it really played the way it intends to: with speed. The racquet felt more responsive than its predecessor, the Graphene Touch Speed and I really enjoyed it strung with either HEAD Hawk Touch or Solinco Hyper-G at around 23-24 kg (51 lbs).

I think the new HEAD Speed X paint job looks even better than the original paint job and if you are into these racquets, I think these would look great in any racquet bag. Not sure they are creating a specific bag for this too, but that would be nice!

What do you think of the HEAD Graphene 360 Speed X MP?

HEAD Graphene 360 Speed X MP

  HEAD Graphene 360 Speed X MP

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NJ September 3, 2019 - 1:02 am

What customization would you recommend on the MP and why?

Tennisnerd September 5, 2019 - 6:47 am

I would recommend adding lead tape at 3 and 9 to increase the stability. Try four strips of one gram each and counterbalance on the top of the handle underneath the grip. See how that works for you. If it doesn’t feel right, you can either add two more grams at 12 or remove the 3 and 9 and add just two grams at 12 instead. Good luck.

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