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tennisplaya123
01-05-2008, 10:06 AM
Why is there no white or true grip as the original replacement grip on the kblade 98?
There are on the k factors and microgels, babolat cortexs and some newer princes, so why would they go back to the black grip?
Is it targeted for recreational players?

sargeinaz
01-05-2008, 10:14 AM
I would assume it would be to match the racket since the KBlade is all black. Or perhaps because white grip is ugly and gets dirty extremely fast.
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SempreSami
01-05-2008, 10:15 AM
They should paint it red so it swings faster.

jelle v
01-05-2008, 10:21 AM
They should paint it red so it swings faster.

I agree..

no seriously.. I agree..

But why don't just put on a white Wilson overgrip?

PROTENNIS63
01-05-2008, 10:25 AM
i just take off those crappy grips and then put on a nice leather grip. of course I put a overgrip on top of the leather grip as well.

tennisplaya123
01-05-2008, 10:44 AM
oh ok but this is the direct upgrade of the nblade?
i switched from nblade to microgel radical mp..should i go to the k blade? what are some similarities and differences and pros and cons of the microgel radical mp vs. kblade?
Thanks.

gamerx52986
01-05-2008, 10:47 AM
I'm personally glad they went to a black grip. Both of the white True-Grips that came on my Nblade OS started to turn yellow within a month. If I want a white grip, I'll throw on a Wilson pro overgrip.

tennisplaya123
01-05-2008, 11:03 AM
ya true true..uh what about my question?

Chauvalito
01-05-2008, 11:14 AM
i just take off those crappy grips and then put on a nice leather grip. of course I put a overgrip on top of the leather grip as well.

I do the same, the Wilson True Grip is a little to squishy for me.

tennisplaya123
01-05-2008, 11:23 AM
ya me too..so what are the similarities,differences,pros and cons of microgel radical mp vs. k blade 98 and should i switch?

tennisplaya123
01-05-2008, 12:50 PM
would anyone know this?

tennisplaya123
01-05-2008, 12:51 PM
thanks in advance..

tennisplaya123
01-05-2008, 02:59 PM
they say good things come with patience,
im being patient but no good is coming :(

tennisplaya123
01-05-2008, 03:07 PM
is anybody able to see what im writing?:S

AlpineCadet
01-05-2008, 03:15 PM
Why is there no white or true grip as the original replacement grip on the kblade 98?
There are on the k factors and microgels, babolat cortexs and some newer princes, so why would they go back to the black grip?
Is it targeted for recreational players?
They have a new grip called Kontrol. Plus it would match better with the black paint.

racquet_jedi
01-05-2008, 03:16 PM
Dude, Tennis Warehouse doesn't even have demos for the K-Blades in stock yet, the availability of them is already very limited, you would have to wait at least a 3 weeks or a month for an answer to your question...

tennisplaya123
01-05-2008, 03:53 PM
i meant from a spec point of view..heasize weight etc.

meowmix
01-05-2008, 04:33 PM
tenisplaya123,

1. you are VERY impatient.
2. You probably liked the nblade for its very flexy feeling. You'll notice that the kblade is a LOT stiffer- up by 6 points. Granted, specs don't mean jack unless you've actually tried the racket, but seems like the kblade is going to be a very different stick.

racquet_jedi
01-05-2008, 04:42 PM
Well, see for yourself, the specs are right here:

http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCHEAD-HMGRAD.html
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageRCWILSON-KBLD98.html

Keep in mind that Head measures the head-size of racquets differently...

tennisplaya123
01-05-2008, 04:59 PM
wow..64..is that considered stiff compared to the microgel radical mp?
i have cf and blue gear strings as hybrid..is that going to feel really stiff on it?

firstservethenvolley
01-05-2008, 05:24 PM
wow..64..is that considered stiff compared to the microgel radical mp?
i have cf and blue gear strings as hybrid..is that going to feel really stiff on it?

Microgel Radical's stiffness is said to be 57. And , I really don't find the radicals as stiff as the some of the Wilsons. So, yes would the answer to your first question.

For the second one, haven't tried either, so, I'm sorry. :)

racquet_jedi
01-05-2008, 06:00 PM
wow..64..is that considered stiff compared to the microgel radical mp?
i have cf and blue gear strings as hybrid..is that going to feel really stiff on it?

The ideal way to determine the answer of your question would be to test out both of them with your current string setup and compare them...

Though, not everyone has access to this type of equipment testing...

carguy
01-05-2008, 09:42 PM
wow..64..is that considered stiff compared to the microgel radical mp?
i have cf and blue gear strings as hybrid..is that going to feel really stiff on it?

compared to my nblade os which has the same flex, the mg radical feels stiffer than the factory rated 57 flex. i passed on the kblade 98 due to the increased stiffness and went for the mg radical team with a flex of 60.

since cf and bg are stiffer polys, they will feel very boardy in a (stiffer) kb mp and its tight 18x20 string pattern.