Factory String: Reflex Blue
Strung Surface: 77.5 in2/500 cm2
Factory Grip: Hydrosorb Pro
Balance: Head Light
Frame Shape: Tear
String Pattern: 12/17 or 16/17 (Factory Default) (AFP)
Beam: 20 mm
Construction: Graphene 360/AFP
As maneuverable as it is fast and powerful, the Graphene 360+ Speed 135 Slimbody offers ultimate ball control close to the wall, and now comes with Graphene 360+ technology for extra power. Joelle King recommends this racquet. Use the 16/17 pattern for more control (default on 135g). Use 12/17 pattern (default for 120g) for more power.
Now Graphene is used in more areas of the frame of the racquet for explosive power.
- Forms the structural base of the racquet, strategically positioning Graphene in the throat and extending into the racquet head
- Delivers unparalleled stability and optimized energy transfer from the racquet to the ball
- Maximized the power of your game.
Traditional Straight Pattern (More Open) vs. Fan Pattern (more dense)
- Traditional Pattern: Designed for players looking for maximum power with optimal touch and feel
- Fan Pattern: Designed for players looking for a stiffer string bed. This dense pattern increases the stiffness of the string bed increasing control while maintaining power with longer main strings
Radical vs Speed Series Explained:
Radical Series: (Traditional Round)
- Increased Control
- Increased Feel
- Good Power
Speed Series (Full Tear Drop)
- Maximum Power
- Good Feel
- Good Control
Slimbody Frame Technology (Both the Radical & Speed Series):
- Increased feel
- Increased racquet snap for more power
- Allows to get racquet tighter to wall
- More durable
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 18g (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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SquashGalaxy Ratings for the Head Graphene 360 Speed PLUS 135 SB Squash Racquet (211051)
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AFP - Adaptive Fan Pattern
Adaptive Fan Fattern (AFP) technology allows you to customize your string pattern to maximize your game. With Head's new racquet and bumper technology, allows players to choose between the straight string pattern for a maximum power game or the special fan-shaped pattern to optimize the ability to control the ball.
Head's Straight String Pattern is designed for players looking for maximum power with optimal touch and feel.
Head's new Fan Pattern is designed for players looking for a stiffer string bed. This dense fan pattern increases the stiffness of the string bed increasing control while maintaining power with longer main strings.
You have come to expect excellence with each generation of HEAD Graphene technology. Now experience the perfect combination of power and comfort with GRAPHENE TOUCH.
We have modified the construction with the latest Graphene material and added Kraibon for improved shock absorption. This delivers unparalleled touch without compromising the power level of Graphene.
Power never felt so good!!
- HEAD Engineers have modified the Graphene layup in order to improve shock absorption upon impact
- This delivers unparalleled comfort without compromising the power level of Graphene
- This has a whole creates the perfect combination of power and comfort
CT2 - Corrugated Technology 2
HEAD's Corrugated Technology 2 is an improvement on Corrugated Technology it is new for 2011. The next generation of Corrugated technology, CT2 incorporates extra long corrugated rails resulting in even more power on every shot. CT2 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.