HEAD's graphene tennis racket won Popular Science's Best of What's New Award

In early 2013, HEAD announced their new range of graphene tennis rackets, the YouTek Graphene Speed series. These rackets are now shipping, ranging from $170 to $286 (with some cheaper racket for kids). A few days ago the editors of Popular Science, the world’s largest science and technology magazine, have named HEAD’s racket a 2013 recipient of the publication’s Best of What’s New Award in the recreation category.

HEAD explains that the rackets are constructed with graphene, which enables a redistribution of weight from the racket shaft to the grip and head, which in turn allows players to generate more kinetic energy when they hit the ball.

When UK's Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) announced they plan for an IPO, their CEO posed with HEAD's racket - which probably means AGM are providing the graphene materials to HEAD.

Posted: Nov 14,2013 by Ron Mertens