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Head Graphene Neon 130 Squash Racket

Yo it’s the Head Graphene Neon 130. It’s a 2013 Head model.

Head Graphene Neon 130 Squash Racket

I had a hit with this the other day and loved it. The racket head, which is 500 cm2 felt HUGE compared to my Dunlop GT-X 130 (which is 470 cm2), but the Neon sliced through the air with authority, like I was Thierry Lincou but without the socks. The larger head size seemed to guide my racket through the swing. My touch shots didn’t feel “soft” exactly, but they were accurate because the racket helped me swing through the hitting zone, as described in this SquashSkills video (subscription required).

Specs:

  • weight: 130 grams (medium)
  • balance: 37 cm (head-heavy)
  • head size: 500 cm2

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{ 6 comments… add one }

  • Darren McCann August 26, 2013, 1:58 pm

    Hi Piere,

    I use this racket and can’t reccomend it highly enough. Perfect balance providing efforless power as well as great touch at the front of the court. Due to the light weight frame you can attack the ball early and volley with ease.
    As always Paul from pdh sports as done a great product review of this racket and it can be found on YouTube. I would be happy to answer any questions people had about this racket. (Pierre, treat yourself and get one!)

    • Pierre Bastien August 27, 2013, 8:51 am

      Thanks Darren, I think I am going to get this one!

  • Geoff October 24, 2013, 8:02 pm

    Does it have a typical ‘head’ racket feel? in the sense that it’s stiff and not much touch to your swing?

    • Pierre Bastien October 25, 2013, 10:25 am

      Hi Geoff its tough for me to say if it’s “Head-like” because I haven’t used Head rackets very much but I would agree the frame was a bit stiff. I hit some nice drops with the racket but more because the racket encourages a complete follow-through.

  • Garrick Alden November 25, 2013, 3:41 pm

    I’m trying to decide between the Head Graphene 130 and 135. I currently play with a Dunlop Tour CX 2012 model, which I love. I just want to get a second and think I want one of these two from Head. I’m 31 years old and somewhat new to squash, although picking it up quick. Any advice would be great! Thanks!

    • Pierre Bastien November 26, 2013, 9:25 am

      Hi Garrick, I tried the Head Graphene 135 and personally didn’t care for it. My notes on it were “neither here nor there” which I think meant I couldn’t get a feel for the touch but also wasn’t generating much power. I had much more fun with the 130 above.

      Let us know which you end up going with!

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