Head Graphene Touch Speed 135
Head has changed the name of the Cyano series to Touch Speed this year and the new Graphene Touch Speed 135 will not disappoint.
Constructed using new the Graphene Touch, it has been modified by adding Kraibon for improved shock absorption. This delivers unparalleled touch without compromising the power level of Graphene.
In stock form the racquet is quite head light at 350mm. Combine that with the teardrop head and you get a racquet that is easy to maneuver but with good power.
Noticeable also is the medium to stiff flex of the racquet. Measuring it on our Babolat RDC machine it comes up at 49 RDC units which is on the stiffer side but not as stiff as some of the older Head models. This is good as the flex will help with feel on the ball.
Also in stock form the racquet comes strung in the Fan pattern. Head has created a stringing design (AFP – Adaptive Fan pattern) that a good stringer can string one of two ways, see picture above:
- Fan pattern (16×17) – a combination of power and control – strung at the factory this way
- Conventional (12×17) – more aimed for power – must be restrung.
AFP is an interesting design feature and one that helps to further fine tune the racquet to the player.
*Please note the main picture of the full racquet shows the incorrect pattern (12×17). It is actually correct in the head shot of the racquet, 16×17.
WEIGHT: 135 grams (unstrung)
HEADSIZE: 500 sq.cm.
BEAM: 20 mm
STRING PATTERN: 12×17 or 16×17(FACTORY)
COMPOSITION: Head Graphene Touch with Adaptive Fan Pattern (AFP)