Factory String: Evolution Pro 17
Strung Surface: 77 in2/500 cm2
Factory Grip: UltraSoft Tour
Balance: Head Light (360 mm)
Frame Shape: Quad
String Pattern: 16/17
Head's #1 selling Graphene technology has finally come over from Tennis to hit the squash market and it transitions in perfectly. Head will have 3 new high end Graphene models for the 2013-2014 season which are the Graphene 115 (Teardrop Shape), Graphene 130 (Quadraform Shape) and Graphene 135 (Teardrop shape). We've been in the racquet sports business for a long time and we know there are incremental technology years (where not much has changed in the frame) and revolutionary technology years (night and day difference in playability) and we can assure you this is a revolutionary technology worth upgrading to.
What is Graphene exactly? Well Graphene is an ultra-light and ultra-strong substance which is 200 times stronger than steel. Head places Graphene in the shaft so that weight can be redistributed to more functionally relevant areas of the handle and tip. This unique construction provides players with increased swing weight for more power with less effort.
Racquet Covers - SquashGalaxy Cover is Only $8.00
A full racquet cover is NOT provided by the manufacturer with this racquet. You have the option of adding a full cover for $8 if you would like. See below for more details.
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Our favorite Squash wrap grip is the Squash Galaxy Wrap Grip. We've been in the business a long time and always get requests on what our favorite wrap grip is for squash so we went out and made our own! The Squash Galaxy Wrap grip has a smooth and extremely tacky feel and is the appropriate length and size for any squash racquet on the market. It's only $8 to have it installed at the time of purchase.
The Python Atlas Deluxe 17g (Black) string upgrade (+$25) is recommended at the time of purchase because the factory string generally has lesser playability and durability qualities and often strung too tight. After years of play-testing and selling strings in squash and racquetball we feel we can finally recommend a string to our customer base that not only offers great durability, but backs that up with a great feel and play. The Python Atlas Deluxe is a soft, multifilament string that will gradually fray through the life cycle of the string.(This is completely normal, so don’t worry about it. It will fray down to the very last fibers) For players looking for added “feel”, try the Atlas Deluxe in an 18g which is thinner and more responsive and for those who like a little "stiffer" string, try Tecnifibre 305 Green 17g which is still a multifilament or those who like a textured string that does not fray, try the Ashaway PowerNick 18g String.
If you choose a vibration dampener go with the Python Vibration Dampner (Our favorite), Head Smart Sorb, Head Megasorb, or the BBB (Big Bad Band).
A question we get everyday is "What is Grommet Tape?" It's a piece of tape that goes over the head (bumper) of your racquet. Sometimes you need a restring because of a broken bumper. For an extra buck to add this, it could save you $25-40!!
We recommend an overgrip for players that tend a sweat a lot, want to build up a grip, or wear through wrap grips very often. An overgrip is thinner and wears quicker than re-grips, but can be changed much quicker and easier than a re-grip. We recommend the SquashGalaxy Black Overgrip or SquashGalaxy White Overgrip, but for those looking for the best sweat absorption, durability, and feel... the Overgrip/Re-grip gives the best combination. Note** when an overgrip is installed, you will not be able to see the re-grip if chose to have it installed.
We get follow up calls/emails everyday thanking us for the upgrades as they really help bring out the performance of the racquet.
If you want the best cover on the market buy the SquashGalaxy Full Racquet Cover. It has a full outside pocket, a handle strap and a large shoulder strap as well as a ventilated pocket to let your grip breathe and best of all its $2 less than the others because we want to help you by supporting our company! The charge will only be $8.00 when added to the cart for this choice instead of $10.00 like the other covers.
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Exclusive SquashGalaxy Squash Racquet Ratings
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SquashGalaxy Ratings for the Head Graphene 130 Squash Racquet (210064)
SquashGalaxy's Durability Rating: 86.40
SquashGalaxy's Power Rating: Age 24- 96.33 Age 35 96.45 Age 45+ 96.55
SquashGalaxy's Control Rating: 98.18
Court Control represents how the racquet handles. We're basically looking at how certain components stacked together produce good (or bad) racquet maneuverability.
SquashGalaxy's Overall Rating: Age 24- 98.88 Age 35 98.58 Age 45+ 98.38
Bang for the Buck $$$$
Discovered in 2004, Graphene consists of a single two-dimensional layer of carbon atoms. This material has a breaking strength 200 times greater than steel, which makes it the ultimate substance for creating new HEAD squash racquet frames with exceptional properties. Graphene technology allows for the first time an optimal redistribution of weight in HEAD racquets. Through the use of Graphene in the shaft, the weight in the middle part of the squash racquet can be reduced. Instead, weight can be shifted to more functionally relevant areas in the grip and racquet head. This unique construction provides players with an unmatched maneuverability and an increased swingweight. In other words, a racquet with Graphene is easier to swing and enables even more powerful shots. And it will give opponents a really hard time.
This video is for Graphene Tennis Racquets but the use of Graphene for Squash Racquets is the same.
d3o - (dee-three-oh)
HEAD's d3o Technology is a specially engineered material made with intelligent molecules. The molecules flow as the racquet moves but on shock lock together to absorb the impact energy
d3o belongs to the "smart materials" category and is a futuristic material with abnormal behavior characteristics. More specifically d3o changes its behavior under dynamic loading or impact. Integrated in the lay-up and positioned in the shaft area where the racquet flexes the most, d3o maximizes performance and offers new possibilities for players.
d3o is able to sense the needs of the players during different strokes. It's able to adapt to YOU. On high speed impacts (aggressive shots), the smart molecules lock together within nano seconds and dramatically increase the stiffness of the racquet to provide maximum power. On slow speed impacts, the smart molecules absorb the impact to provide a softer touch for better feel. What does this mean to a squash player? Passing shots are even harder and drop shots have more precision rewarding your spontaneity and supporting your courageous decisions.
HEAD's Corrugated Technology is a revolutionary new shaft design that optimizes power, torsion, bending and handling on every stroke.
How Does it Work?
Corrugated rails are incorporated into the shaft of the racquet creating up to 12% more stiffness than conventional design.