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Comments: I agree with Sean, Hans, and Gabriel. Nice stick. 11 pts. HL without strings or grip tape so it
swings easily. Wide, forgiving sweet spot. As easy on the arm as my Volkl Organix 8 (315 gram) stick. Grip is a big 4 3/8. I
am a 67 year old 4.5 male hacker so the easy power on groundies and serve was greatly appreciated .
From: Jose, 9/15
Comments: My experience with this racquet is the mirror reverse of Mark's below in practically every respect.
Fast, forgiving and versatile. Solid but not lacking feel. One of the best serving and volleying racquets. Spin it in or flatten it
out. Have to brush up the back of the ball for the best results on groundies.
From: Sean, 8/15
Comments: I got this racquet because I was looking for a highly playable frame with good "plow-through" to
deal with the heavy balls of 5.0 players and above. I had high hopes for this racquet, but have been underwhelmed to say
the least. I've wasted money on multiple string tensions and string set-ups (multi, poly and hybrid) and none of these have
made this racquet work any better for me. Not to say that it's not a sturdy club, it definitely is that. In fact, it's so much of a
club that I can't feel its head-light qualities and haven't figured out how to maneuver it well at all. Compared with other
racquets, I'm constantly late with this frame and the ball does fly a lot as I'm not able to get enough racquet speed to
generate enough spin. I'm in no way a weak fella and I like to hit heavy top-spin at times. Maybe the racquet does have
access to spin, Gasquet seems to do alright with it, but I have found myself flattening things out with this stick instead of
trying to generate more spin from both the baseline and on the serve. It seems to work best that way. I've even had to
abandon the one-handed backhand I love and return to the two-handed backhand I used as a junior! Plus, the feel is not
great either. Volleys are not consistent, inexplicably flying and dying off the racquet. In some ways, I feel like my game has
taken a step or two back with this frame (especially on the serve and quick flicks required on defense). It's kind of like I
have to develop a game for this racquet instead of visa versa. I must say that this has not been a good racquet choice for
me at all and has cost me as much money on experimental stringing as the racquets are a big disappointment. To get the
most of the TW review of this racquet, please pay close attention to what is not said. In my opinion, TW should have been
much more straight forward in their review because unfortunately you must read in between the lines to get the real story
about this quirky frame.
From: Mark, 8/15
Comments: I recently got 3 of these. Having played with the last three generations of the Extreme, and most
recently the IG Extreme MP 2.0 and Pro 2.0, the Graphene Extreme Pro is really different. You can forget everything you
know about the Extreme, starting with the shape of the grip. Gone is the lovely, flat grip that made past Extremes unique in
comparison to rest of the Head range. The new grip is round and it feels almost circular in comparison. Then there is the
weight distribution -- despite of an unstrung weight of 315 grams, the Pro feels very head light with a lot of the weight
sitting down at the grip and at the throat. This is very good news if you have a long and fast swing, as it let's you rip top
spin shots like no other racquet I have ever played. Once you get used to the odd grip shape, this stick shines and
becomes a true player's racquet but with a generous sweet spot, easy access to very controllable power and not least --
very arm friendly. Despite being so relatively head light, it still has plenty of stability. I have experimented with at least 5
different strings so far but my recommendation would be to go with a softer poly.
From: Hans, 6/15
Comments: Surprised to see so few customer reviews. The scores in the TW reviews are a bit low and
underestimate the qualities of the racquet. I am a strong 4.5 club player who has tried lots of different racquets in recent
This Head Extreme Pro offers a very hard to find blend of power, comfort and maneuverability. Similar in specs to the
Pure Drive, but offers a plusher and more pleasant feel. The low swing weight, thanks to its headlight balance, comes in
the net and when scrambling. The abundant power is easiest to see on flat serves. It is a stiff racquets for sure, but not
excessively so, making for a rock solid feel during groundstroke rallies. But the biggest difference it has made for me by
far is in
the return. I suggest you stand a bit further back to give yourself time to take a full cut at the ball, and let it rip! Especially
string with a good thin poly like Dunlop Black Widow 18g for extra spin, you will be able to consistently smoke those
and with pace, immediately putting your opponents on the defensive. And you can come over the ball with confidence
using a slice to safely put the ball back into play. I have always hated returning, but now I love it and so will you. Enjoy!
From: Gabriel, 1/15
Comments: Went from the first generation IG Extreme MP to this expecting a huge upgrade since I skipped the
release. Ordered the racquet with Volkl Cyclone at 57 lbs and was way too stiff and the racquet showed its stiffness
out and put in a basic Prince Lightning XX 16 gauge while I waited for some string I ordered from TW. The racquet played
better, lots of pop and power! I noticed with the old Cyclone setup my balls were extremely heavy with spin but I just could
handle the plank-like feeling. Once the synthetic breaks I'll be trying a Black Widow hybrid with the Gamma TNT multi I
ordered from happy hour. Hopefully this setup will work well. If you want the spin and power like a babolat but want more
this is the stick to demo.
From: Anon, 9/14
Comments: Played with a Babolat Aero Pro for the last two years -- good stick. Tried this racquet . I gave the
to my son. Balanced, stable, powerful offering me better control, pop on my serve and a more accurate volley. My
that I am hitting heavier ball with more spin and control. Perfect!
From: Clinton, 7/14