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Head Extreme One

8.0

Based on 8 Expert Reviews

Best Suited For
Lightweight power players
Pros
  • Maneuverable
  • Decent power for a lightweight racket
  • Durable
Cons
  • Low spin
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Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
6.5
Control
The amount of precision in placement that a padel racket allows a player to exert on a ball.

8.0
Sweet spot
The zone of the racket face where the highest percent of force is applied to the ball.

8.0
Maneuverability
How easy a racket is to maneuver. Inversely correlated to racket weight and balance.

9.1
Soft
Touch refers to the hardness or softness of the racket.

Hard
Smooth
The application of a rough surface on a padel racket's face in order to assist the player in generating spin on their shots.

Rough

Specifications

Suggested Price

€280

Weight (g)
345
Shape
Diamond
Surface
12K Carbon fiber
Core
Medium-Hard EVA
Released
2023

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How Does the Head Extreme One perform?

The Extreme One is a new addition to the Head padel racket family in 2023.

Durability

With this racket, Head wanted to take a step toward improving padel racket durability by eliminating the drilled holes in the racket face.
These holes are one of the most common failure points of padel rackets - cracks in the surface often develop spanning from one hole to another. Head wanted to create a racket without holes, however, according to FIP regulations, rackets may have "up to an infinite" number of holes, which implies that padel rackets must have at least one hole. So they put a small, 9mm, hole in an out-of-the-way location at the bottom of the racket face. Head states that their tests indicate that the Extreme One will last twice as long as other padel rackets due to this one-hole design.

Lightweight, high balance

The racket has a target weight of 345g and a balance of 27.5cm, which makes this a low racket for players who still want power. In the end, it plays closer to a medium balance standard weight racket.

Full carbon, medium-soft

The surface is full carbon, but due to its thinness, it is quite soft. Most of our reviewers characterized it as medium-soft.
Low spin Holes on the racket face are probably the most important contributor to the traction of the racket on the ball. Head has attempted to increase grip on the ball with their Extreme Spin roughness, but it falls a bit short of expectations.

Our test of the Head Extreme One

Expert Reviews of the Head Extreme One

8.1
Padel Review

The control is really excellent, but it lacks a bit of inertia in the aerial game, you really have to give all the force of your arm to make the ball go fast. Its strengths are in control and maneuverability. Recommended for intermediate right side players, someone who labors the ball a lot. It makes a strange sound.

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8.0
El4Set

The lack of holes makes the face feel consistent. I have elbow issues, and its light weight made me feel really comfortable.

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7.9
Total Padel

Pasquale, Head Global Business Manager: The goal was to increase durability and create a consistent spin surface across the entire racket face. The biggest fear was the aerodynamic concerns - but after running some studies in a wind tunnel, we noticed that, in fact, the lack of holes had limited to no impact on our game play.

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7.6
Fabio Ferro

This is a strange racket. In some ways I love this racket, in others, I hate it (weight and hardness). I feel the lack of spin from the lack of holes, the 3D roughness can only do so much in comparison.

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7.9
PDH Sports

It felt very consistent. It doesn't lack too much power despite the low weight because its high balance.

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8.3
Padel Legend

The goal with this racket was to make a very light racket. It doesn't require as thick of a surface when you don't drill holes in the racket face. 12K carbon fiber

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7.9
Dani 13

The most maneuverable of the Extreme line feels like a medium touch until you add power, at which point it absorbs the ball. This, in combination with its low weight, makes it a a low power, high control racket. Great sweet spot and easy to maneuver. But low spin. This racket suits a right-side defender who likes to play flat.

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8.3
Probando Palas

The most maneuverable racket I have tried. This racket is well adapted to the game of today, with an increasing pace. What hasn't convinced me is its roughness, which doesn't grab the ball in higher speeds. Our model weights 344g with a 27.8cm balance. I call the touch medium hardness, 12cm handle

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Head

Extreme One

Lightweight power players
8.0

rating based on 8 expert reviews

Hardness
Medium-Soft
Core
Medium-Hard EVA
Shape
Diamond
Release Year
September 1, 2023
Surface
12K Carbon fiber
MSRP
280