With this update to the Instinct S Head provides beginners and intermediates with a fast feel and a surgical response. At only 10 ounces, this racquet accelerates with minimal effort, making it easy for rising juniors and developing adults to generate the stroke speed needed for effective pace and spin. For this update Head serves up the next generation more advanced version of graphene, called Graphene XT. This results in a racquet with an even more optimal distribution of weight and easier access to power. From the baseline the Instinct S, with its fast feel and open 16×19 string pattern, grants easy access to spin. The ball comes off the string bed very predictably, a fact that should translate into confidence when hitting ambitious shots. Thanks to its light weight, the Instinct S moves into position effortlessly at net, and the 102 square inch head provides a nice platform for making clean contact. All in all this is a very solid option for beginners and intermediates looking for a racquet that will provide speed, spin and precision.