In what can only be described as a flooded market it takes a special something for a head to stand out from the crowd. Well the Graphene Mirage 2.0 from East Coast Dyes really is going to stand out, this is the 2nd time the ECD crew has produced a head using Graphene.
I first heard about Graphene on BBC news a few years ago, a lightweight material with exceptionally high tensile strength. Having watched the news article I remember thinking it sounded like a material that lacrosse equipment might be made from in the future, now I was expecting to see it used for perhaps handles or protection. I'll admit that it did not occur to me that I would be used in a head.
In 2010, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Psychics for their "groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene". The material was actually rediscovered, isolated and investigated in 2004 while they were working at the University of Manchester. Now I say rediscovered as scientists theorized the potential existence and production of graphene for decades. It has likely been unknowingly produced in small quantities for centuries, through the use of pencils and other similar applications of graphite.
So why's a Graphene head going to be different? Simple answer is that it is lighter and stronger, now combine that with the fact the Mirage 2.0 has been one of the top offensive midfield heads on the market since it's release. I don't know how many ECD have produced but it's not enough, I need one, you need one, your teammate needs one.