This racket takes the spin and power of the standard Extreme MP and puts it into a faster, more user-friendly package. At 285 grams, the Extreme MP Lite will enable you to swing faster when going for power, making this a great racket for the intermediate player who wants to start playing more aggressive tennis. Like other members of the Extreme family, this racket features Graphene 360+, which combines the stability and power of Graphene 360 with SpiralFibers in the lower head for a cleaner feel at impact. It also comes with a reinforced Spin Shaft for greater torsional stability, along with 360 Spin Grommets, which use larger funnel shaped grommets to enable greater string movement and vicious snapback (think heavier ball rotation). From the baseline, the Extreme MP Lite swings much easier than the standard MP, but it still manages to hit a powerful, spin-loaded ball. As a result, this is the perfect racket for the improving player who wants to start playing more aggressive tennis. The lighter weight makes it great for scrambling on defense or hitting winners on the run. It's also very spin-friendly thanks to an open 16x19 string pattern. At net the Extreme MP Lite moves through contact with lightning speed. As a result it plays great on reaction volleys, and it will help you spring into action when opportunity knocks. Aggressive servers will appreciate how easily this stick whips through contact. Ultimately, with this light version of the Extreme MP, Head has given improving players a great tool for hitting a more powerful ball.