HEAD has given its legendary Instinct range of tennis rackets a complete overhaul with a new design and updated technology. The series now incorporates HEAD’s updated GRAPHENE XT technology, which makes the centre of the racket 30% stronger for enhanced weight distribution, perfect manoeuvrability and a faster swing.
The Lite version comes with the biggest head size in the Instinct collection and provides easy playability and power for all beginners and intermediate players.
The Head Instinct GrapheneXT Lite is compatible with the new Sony Smart Tennis Sensor, which records accurate shot data alongside real-time video.
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 tennis racket frames with exceptional properties. Graphene technology allows for the first time an optimal redistribution of weight in HEAD rackets. Through the use of Graphene in the shaft, the weight in the middle part of the racket can be reduced. Instead, weight can be shifted from the racket shaft to more functionally relevant areas in the tip and grip. This unique construction provides players with an unmatched manoeuvrability and an increased swing weight. In other words, a racket with Graphene is easier to swing and enables even more powerful shots.
Headsize: 107 sq inch
Weight (U): 280g
Length: 27 inch
String Pattern: 16/19
Please be advised that this racket will come strung unless the image displays otherwise.
Please note that all HEAD Instinct rackets come without a protective head cover.
Our demo programme is easy: follow the simple instructions below and test any racket for two weeks!
1. Click “Demo now” on the rackets you wish to demo. You can demo a maximum of two rackets at a time.
2. Pay for the rackets as normal. You’ll receive them within the standard timeframe of the delivery option you select.
3. Try ’em out!
4. Return the rackets in good condition. You’ll need to pay postage.
5. We’ll refund the price of the rackets (minus delivery) when we receive them back from you. Or, if you liked a racket so much you want to buy it for real, let us know and we’ll send you a brand new one at no extra cost.
How much is it?
We initially charge your credit/debit card for the full price of the rackets plus delivery, and you’ll also have to pay for return delivery. When we receive the rackets back from you, we’ll refund the price of the rackets minus our initial delivery charge. So, in effect, the overall cost to you is just the postage for the rackets’ round trip.
How long can I demo a racket for?
A maximum of two weeks.
Can I keep the rackets I demo?
No, we have dedicated demo rackets, so please send them back in good condition ready for the next person.
How should I return the rackets?
Send the rackets back to us using a courier of your choice. You’ll need to pay postage, and you must make sure you have a tracking number for the parcel – use recorded delivery and ensure that the rackets are insured to their full value.
But what if I decide I like a racket?
Return the demo rackets as normal, including the completed Dispatch Note to let us know which racket you liked, and we’ll send you a brand new one at no extra cost.
When might I not get my money back?
If you return the demo rackets in what we deem to be a non-satisfactory condition, we reserve the right to withhold your refund. Rackets MUST be returned in a condition that allows us to demo the racket to another customer.
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Measuring Your Grip Size
Choosing the right grip size is a vital part of playing tennis. The right grip size will make your racket feel natural and comfortable.
Use a ruler and measure (in inches) from the crease fold in your hand, to the top of your ring finger. Please see table below:
Note: It is always better to go for a smaller grip size, as you can easily increase your grip size with over grips.