Factory String: Evolution Pro 17
Strung Surface: 73.6 in2/475 cm2
Factory Grip: UltraSoft Tour
Frame Shape: Quad
String Pattern: 14/17
HEAD took the squash market by surprise in 2013 with the introduction of Graphene technology. Since then Head Graphene series has been the best selling high-end frames in history as Squashgalaxy. Now for 2015, HEAD is riding the market changing technology wave with the introduction of Graphene XT… Reengineering the incorporation of Graphene technology, they have been able to create up to a 20% lighter frame, while adding up to 30% more strength…Creating some of their lightest, strongest, and most powerful squash frames to date.
For 2015, HEAD has improved the design of their Xenon series with the incorporation of the SlimBody (S.B.) technology. The XT Xenon 135 is designed for the player looking to balance their control and power. The SlimBody technology creates a more aerodynamic frame, allowing for faster swing speeds… equaling more power. While the quadraform headshape createsr a dense, forgiving string pattern for ultimate control.
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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SquashGalaxy Ratings for the Head Graphene XT Xenon SB 135 Squash Racquet (210115)
SquashGalaxy's Durability Rating: 96.98
SquashGalaxy's Power Rating: Age 24- 97.40 Age 35 97.88 Age 45+ 97.66
SquashGalaxy's Control Rating: 95.59
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- 98.78 Age 35 99.10 Age 45+ 98.79
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New for 2015 GrapheneXT allows an even more extreme distribution of weight creating HEAD‘s lightest racquets ever! ... less head weight is created for an even faster swing speed and explosive power!
New for 2015. With the New addition of Graphene XT the beam width has been reduced down to 16mm from the traditional width of 20mm
New for 2013 - 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.