Here’s a HUGE roundup of Head squash rackets, which have been used by Laura Massaro, Nour El Tayeb, and Karim “The Dark Prince” Darwish.
I’ve been working on this post for a while, and of course just when I was getting to the end, Head started coming out with their new 2016 rackets, foiling my plans for the all-time definitive Head squash rackets page on the internets and crushing my dreams for a mic drop.
That said, enjoy this very large post. I will add the new rackets into it as I get to them.
Here are the top-end Head squash rackets for the 2014/2015 season. I’ve also included older rackets where possible. The latest rackets from Head are part of the Head Graphene squash rackets range. Graphene is the new-new thing in pouring carbon into a mold.
Head Graphene Xenon Flare 135
Here’s the Head Graphene Xenon 140. This has a few extra grams of weight, and has a little bit larger head size.
Head Graphene XT Xenon 135 Slimbody
The Head Graphene Xenon 145. Same head size as the Head Xenon 135, but heavier:
Head YouTek Argon2 145
The Head Graphene Cyano. Teardrop-style. Jenny Duncalf also used this one. So did Nour El Tayeb and Line Hansen.
Head Graphene XT Cyano 110
As best I can tell, these rackets are all the same frame shape, so I have put them together.
The Head Graphene Cyano 135, another teardrop joint. Joelle King was rocking this one:
Head Graphene XT Cyano 135
Coming soon: Head Ignition 145
The Head Graphene Neon 130. I don’t think any pros used this, but I loved it myself, and it’s been a popular racket for club players.
This one’s the Head Graphene Neon 150. Bit heavier than the Graphene Neon 130. My buddy Jeremy like this one, though it’s too heavy for me:
Head Cerium 150
This puppy is teardrop and 150 grams:
Head Microgel Power Ignition
Teardrop and 155 grams:
Head Microgel Power Eclipse
160 grams. Starting to get heavy now, but also less expensive. Also: lasers.
Head Microgel Power Laser
Here’s the Head AFT Blast 2.0, 160 grams and sort of a hybrid throat shape between teardrop and conventional:
170 grams. Head AFT Flash 2.0:
Head AFT Xenon Flash
190 grams. Head AFT Supreme 2.0:
Head AFT Discovery
Head AFT Supreme XT
Also 190 grams, but looks like this has a slightly different frame shape, and a more dense string pattern, than the Supreme 2.0. They have a similar balance.
Coming soon: Head Spark Elite
Super heavy, super cheap.
Coming soon: Head Spark Edge
A shorty for the juniors.