Racket Review: HEAD Graphene Touch Speed S
Maintaining control with this racket was simple
A racket made for power but lacking in stability
In the second part of our 2017 racket reviews our testers put rackets aimed at club players through their paces.
The Speed series, endorsed by Novak Djokovic, was designed for players who are baseliners with a powerful game yet wish to incorporate spin as well as solid net play. The Speed series is generally quite heavy and the Touch Speed S has an unstrung weight of 310g, combined with a thin 22mm beam which offers power and spin.
When it came to the views of our testers, Howard and Elliot had different opinions. They agreed that it was a powerful racket that allowed good depth of shots, however Elliot felt it lacked stability and was rather disappointed with the slightly flimsy feel when under pressure.
By contrast Howard said: “I was able to hit with spin without any issues so maintaining control with this racket was simple and all round I felt it was really nice to play with.”
For those who like the Speed series but would prefer a lighter model then definitely check out the rest of the range.
HEAD Graphene Touch Speed S
Head size: 100sq in
Unstrung weight: 285
String pattern: 16 x 19
Beam: 25 mm
Length: 27 in