Racket review: HEAD Graphene XT Instinct Rev Pro

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The onus is on control with the Instinct Rev Pro

Our testers voted the HEAD Graphene Instinct Rev Pro best overall racket in the tennishead 2015 intermediate racket reviews

Arguably the most versatile racket in this year’s test, the onus is on control with the Instinct Rev Pro. The HEAD breeding is obvious in the build quality, and for such a light frame the feedback is superb.

Our testers played with the racket in Rev mode, the open-pattern 16x16 string pattern that can be adjusted to 16x19 by replacing the grommet strip at three and nine-o’clock positions in between restrings.

If you go for the 16x16 setup, the Instinct reacted best to steady strokes rather than full-blooded swipes, which might be better suited to the denser string pattern. Open string patterns tend to offer more power and more spin.

 

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HEAD Graphene XT Instinct Rev Pro
RRP: £145
Head size: 100 sq.in
Unstrung weight: 255g
String pattern: 16x16 or 16x19
Balance: 34.5cm
Beam: 27-22.5-21mm

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