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Comments: I loved the pop this racket gave me. However, the frame broke just after the warranty was up.
From: Aaron, Henderson, NV, USA, 09/14
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: upgrade suggested by RbW 

Comments: Best racquet hands down!!
From:  Cody, Topeka, KS, USA, 08/13
Skill-level: open
String type and tension:  16 @ 34 lbs

Comments: I just bought this after demoing about 10 other racquets, including the Head Problem Child, Tap Out, and Full House. For me this racquet was as good as any of them. After playing a few games with it I love the easy power that this racquet generates. It seems to be really easy on the arm. It is probably more string tension than the racquet, but for me I wasn't finding the soft touch yet, but I feel that is probably a little tension and some just getting used to the racquet. For me this racquet has the perfect balance that works for me.
From: Adam, San Diego, CA, USA, 01/12
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: factory

Comments: Excellent racket with a TON of power.  Has awesome control if you know what you are doing because of the weight of the racket, it seemed to really wear on my shoulder and fatigue my arm at the end of a long tournament day, though. Played tournament with the Problem Child...which also hits hard...though with more effort than this racket.  The pro to the Problem Child is it did not wear on my arm/shoulder at the end of a long day of tourney play. In summary...for me...great racket, but designed for the more experienced player.  The Problem Child is more for me. 
From: Jerry, Valparaiso, IN, USA, 01/11
Skill-level: B 
String type and tension: Pro Kennex Liquid 17 @ 34lbs

Comments: Love/Hate relationship with this moody racquet. It hits hard, and can put the ball past the opponent for me, but at the end of a day, it wears out my shoulder.  Other racquets (Ektelon and Wilson) have bothered my elbow, but this one is hard on the shoulder for me.  I bought the Problem Child, it was easier on my shoulder, no issues there, but that was a bit too light for me and I didn't care for that one, either.  I am glad I didn't buy the Meanstreak, was able to demo it.  Wish I would have demo'd the Problem Child, as that would have saved me a bucket full of cash!  At first, I loved the PC after I bought it, but it just didn't feel right for me, after playing with it for awhile.  Going back to E-Force. Never a problem with elbows or shoulders for me, while playing with E-Force racquets. 
From: Jeff, Sioux Falls, SD, USA, 01/11
Skill-level: B/C

Comments: I demoed 7 racquets before finally choosing this one.  I liked it from the first swing.  Great power and control.  Well balanced for my style.  I even chose this one over the new Head Royal Flush. 
From: Theodore, SoCal, CA, USA, 08/10
Skill-level: C/D 
String type and tension: Factory (Head megablast 16 @ 35)

Comments:  A great all around racquet!  Good power and good feel up front.  I hit the best splat shots I have ever hit.  I currently play with the 03 white and I am considering the switch to the meanstreak.
From: TB, CA, USA, 03/10
Skill-level: A/B

Comments: I have been playing with Liquidmetal 170 for 2 years and had the chance to play with the meanstreak a couple times and it hits like cannon. I am not much of a touch player so it fits my game, can't wait to get one.
From: Anonymous, PA, USA, 03/10
Skill-level:B
String type and tension: factory

Comments: This site does it right if you are gonna spend the money to buy a stick, its nice to take it for a test drive first. I demoed both this racquet and the Problem Child along with many others. Both are great racquets to own , I went with this one for the fact it seemed to give me more consistency with less effort than the Problem Child. I used to be sponsered by Head and after a 20 year layoff they still make the best racquets with the most comfortable grips. Hit with them all you'll like what you get here!
From: Fresh, FL, USA, 12/09
Skill-level: A+
String type and tension: Factory is great

Comments: I demo'd the Meanstreak along with the GB 250 170g, the Prokennex KM, and the PK Quad 500. Of the four I felt this was the weakest racquet. One thing it didn't have but sorely needed was a vibration dampener. Don't purchase this stick without one. The two PK racquets didn't have dampeners either but didn't have the negative feedback of this racquet. The power and control were not on par with the other racquets either. I truly felt as if I was playing with a handicap using this stick. It might have been different with a dampener but without it I don't recommend this racquet. Nice graphics, though. I'll be sticking with my Ektelon Speedport though the GB 250 is a super nice racquet as well.
From: Lance, Lakewood, WA, USA
Skill-level:B

Comments: I love this stick. Was not a big fan of the AMP line last year, but love power to weight of this racquet.  I get the power without sacrificing the quickness I desire from a lighter racquet.  Highly recommend.
From:Mitch, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 10/09
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: Superkill 17

Comments: As an avid racquetball player Ive gone through alot of rackets, i have to say that the mean streak is the hardest hitting softest feeling racket ive had in my hands so far. the weight is perfect for any swing speed and the string tension is just enough to still have excellent ball controll. It swings like a 165 and hits like a 185 and i would recommend it to anyone at any skill level. This racket will allow you to hit shots you couldnt hit before.
From:Joe
Skill-level: B

Comments: I am extremely satisfied and pleased with the Meanstreak 175! I was playing with the Extreme 170 and the Meanstreak plays with much more power. It has superior stiffness and a lot less vibration. I love the kick ass graphics and designs on the Meanstreak racquet! With all of these Pros; the only Con I can think of is that the sweet spot might be a bit bigger on the Extreme 170. Overall, this is the best racquet that I have played with thus far and am pleased with my purchase!
From: Dan, Pasadena, TX, USA, 06/09
Skill-level: B+
String type and tension: Factory

Comments: I demo'd this racquet and wow. feels lighter than the problemchild and no vibration. Great swing speed and lob serves have to be adjusted. You have to ease off because ball responds so well off strings. Head has done it again.
From:Will, Ft. Worth, TX, USA
Skill-level:A
String type and tension: factory

Comments: This racquet is by far the best racquet ever out by Head. I hit both the Problem Child and this one and felt I had much more power and control with the 175. The Meanstreak swings like a 170g. Buy this racquet!
From:Brad, Shawnee, KS, USA
Skill-level:A/B
String type and tension: Factory

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