The Head Graphene XT Xenon 135 Slimbody AFP Squash Racquet is an extremely thin frame. Its small 475 cm2 head makes it ideal for control. At 135g frame weight and with an even balance it plays fairly quickly. AFP stands for Adaptive Fan Pattern and refers to the racquet having 2 different stringing options.
It comes strung in the standard 14/17 straight stringing pattern. The optional stringing pattern is an 18/17 stringing pattern where the main string fan out from the bridge of the racquet to the top of the head. This stringing pattern helps stabilize the frame on off centre hits which is a nice addition to this racquet.
Normally the denser string pattern will lead to a bit less power but as the strings fan out the main strings are a bit longer than normal which helps with power. That has allowed Head to improve stability and control while maintaining the power of the racquet. This previous edition was one of the best selling racquets at our club and we expect this racquet to perform even better than the original.
Head Graphene XT Xenon 135 Slimbody AFP Squash Racquet
Call it the slimbody poster child. Recommended by Omar Mosaad and played by most HEAD squash pros, the GRAPHENE XT XENON 135 SLIMBODY is heavier than the 120 model, which leads to more control and very accurate shots. The new Adaptive Fan Pattern (AFP) technology allows you to choose between the straight string pattern to maximize your power game or the special fan-shaped pattern to optimize your ability to control the ball. The racquet also comes with the innovative Graphene XT technology which puts the swing weight where you need it most for a perfect blend of control and maneuverability. A unique thin beam makes the racquet very aerodynamic and ensures that you can recover any ball even when close to the wall. Super accurate and control-friendly, the 135 is the perfect choice for the allround tournament player, who values the control element typical for the XENON racquet family.
- FRAME WEIGHT: 135 g
- STRING PATTERN: 14/17 + 18/17
- HEAD SIZE: 475 cm²
- BALANCE: Even
- LENGTH: 685 mm
- BEAM: 16 mm