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jchl97
08-18-2011, 01:52 AM
Lucky I paid a visit to my local tennis retailer, pleased to see a full pile of catalogs - namely, " Head Tennis 2012".

First few pages largely depicts the new IG Prestige/Radical marketing material, with the new PJs. I must say there aren't much difference with their new designs, only some more bold/active graphics besides solid red/orange and black colors, not inverted like the Speeds and the Extremes. I'll find somewhere to up a few pics if you guys like to see them.

As for the specs, of course, not much difference either. Some slight changes and a few additions. Here are those:

No difference in Prestige Pro (still alive)/Mid/MP
Specs for the new Prestige S:
Beam 22mm
Head size 98 sq in
Weight unstrung 10.8 oz
Balance unstrung 1" headlight
Length 27"
Grip hydrosorb
String pattern 16/19
Swing style L3

For the Radicals, no difference spotted in MP/OS/Lite, however, they have changed the headsize/weight/balance for the Pro:
Headsize from 100 sq in to 98 sq in
Weight unstrung from 11.1 to 10.9
Balance unstrung from 2/3" to 1" headlight
Others remain the same

There is another Radical S, specs:
Beam 23.5mm
Head size 100 sq in
Weight unstrung 9.9 oz
Balance unstrung 1" headlight
Length 27"
Grip hydrosorb
String pattern 16/19
Swing style L1

That's all for the while

Adidas_Anderson
08-18-2011, 03:01 AM
cool stuff. cheers. :)

seb23
08-18-2011, 05:23 AM
I like the look of the prestige s, not because its lightweight but because there is a lot of room to customise it

jchl97
08-18-2011, 06:07 AM
*EDIT* If you still want the catalog pics, leave your email here. I'll try to get them sent.

movdqa
08-18-2011, 06:35 AM
Who's the guy on the right side of Photo #2?

Bartelby
08-18-2011, 06:58 AM
Radical Pro is now 310 grams and 320 balance unstrung, and not 315 and 325 respectively.

movdqa
08-18-2011, 06:59 AM
Any chance at some close-up shots of the frames?

Bartelby
08-18-2011, 07:07 AM
Of the three Heads with a leather grip only the Prestige Pro is left.

TheBoom
08-18-2011, 07:10 AM
Wow tne pro will be even balanced huh?

jchl97
08-18-2011, 08:04 AM
Who's the guy on the right side of Photo #2?

Probably some model guy, in fact, it's the same person on the left and right side.

Dreamliner
08-18-2011, 08:09 AM
Been waiting for this...

finally, the PRO 98 cool

Magnetite
08-18-2011, 08:16 AM
What about stiffness rating?

Thanks.

jchl97
08-18-2011, 08:48 AM
What about stiffness rating?

Thanks.

Head usually won't inform us about their stiffness ratings, not even on the catalog.

movdqa
08-18-2011, 08:49 AM
I think that weights are pretty close to what they were which probably means that flex will be too.

mrtrinh
08-18-2011, 08:51 AM
i think the S is evenly balanced not the pro

The Djoker
08-18-2011, 09:29 AM
Do you know if the radical pro is the same mold as th mp, just with different drilling for string pattern? I sure hope so...

Also, any idea when the rad pro will go on sale?

dadozen
08-18-2011, 10:04 AM
Boy, I'm glad I got the YT Prestiges... don't like the new clear CAP grommets at all...

Power Player
08-18-2011, 10:11 AM
The S should be 6 pts HL when strung. That is the unstrung balance.

flashfire276
08-18-2011, 10:13 AM
So the "S" model is basically another name for "Team"? As in Head Youtek IG Prestige Team?
This is really cool. Did you see any paintjobs on the catalog?

HiroProtagonist
08-18-2011, 12:28 PM
The thing that most intrigues me is if the Prestige S and the new Rad Pro are indeed listed at 98sqin head size, but like the others, are in actuality 95sqin.

If so, and the Prestige S is not stiffer than a MP, or at most the Pro, it would be a perfect opportunity for customization closer to a pro stock than any other thus far.

But since it is meant to be the "Team" version I could very well see it being stiffer, and already I see that it has a thicker beam which is not at all encouraging, but I shall hold out hope.

I really wish they would go back to the iRad mold for the Radicals I cant stand the current beam shape or I would be very excited at the prospect of a MP with a 16x19.

Thanks for info OP.

Buckethead
08-18-2011, 01:03 PM
Of the three Heads with a leather grip only the Prestige Pro is left.

Saving money on cost and yet keeping the same price with lower quality.

It looks like the food industry in US, the ice cream containers a few years back were 1/2 gallon sizes and now they are 1.42L and more expensive, just another way to cut cost and make more profit, ripping off customers.

movdqa
08-18-2011, 01:09 PM
Economic reports show inflation and retailers don't have pricing pressure so they have to reduce costs where they can.

I always use overgrips and don't really care what's underneath and perhaps that's a pretty common approach with Head's customers.

vsbabolat
08-18-2011, 03:42 PM
Saving money on cost and yet keeping the same price with lower quality.

It looks like the food industry in US, the ice cream containers a few years back were 1/2 gallon sizes and now they are 1.42L and more expensive, just another way to cut cost and make more profit, ripping off customers.

I think it has more to do with the fact that Leather is not very popular. Most everyone I know uses synthetic. Most racquets have all most all synthetic. Including Yonex. So since Yonex does not offer a leather grip must be there way of cutting costs and having lower quality.

Doublebounce
08-19-2011, 08:08 AM
So there is going to be five radicals and five prestiges???

i want to try the prestige S, it looks similar to the radical mp that i use now just a little heavier which could help a lot. also it seems like they have toned down the radical pro and made it lighter and a smaller headsize which could also be to my liking! im gonna demo the radical pro and mp, and the prestige S. in the end im probably just going to update my radical mp though :)

MAXXply
08-19-2011, 08:36 AM
Yuck! Is anyone else thinking, "It's time to stock up on the old ones..."

Edit: for the Bag-a-holics among us, looks like there won't be an Extreme bag range - replaced with Elite range. Also checkout the Prestige bags!

movdqa
08-19-2011, 08:51 AM
The Radical Pro looked interesting at SW 345 - I wonder if it's going to drop with the static weight drop. Not too many retail sticks with the 345 swingweight.

retlod
08-19-2011, 10:30 AM
Putting the new Rad Pro and Prestige S on my "To Demo" list...

Power Player
08-19-2011, 11:17 AM
Saving money on cost and yet keeping the same price with lower quality.

It looks like the food industry in US, the ice cream containers a few years back were 1/2 gallon sizes and now they are 1.42L and more expensive, just another way to cut cost and make more profit, ripping off customers.

Show me a 2011/12 Yonex with a leather grip.

We will all be waiting for the link.

Shangri La
08-19-2011, 12:00 PM
Looks the new Prestige S and Radical pro are closer in specs to the 'player's tweener' category like BB London/Gold99, which Head doesnt cover before. Hope the new Rad pro is close to a MP with 16x19 string pattern.

Buckethead
08-19-2011, 12:10 PM
I think it has more to do with the fact that Leather is not very popular. Most everyone I know uses synthetic. Most racquets have all most all synthetic. Including Yonex. So since Yonex does not offer a leather grip must be there way of cutting costs and having lower quality.

If you read again what I said, I meant cutting cost(leather grip) and keeping the same quality of the rest, which to me all Head rackets have lower quality than a few brands here and there.

Leather by itself doesn't make any racket better quality or lower quality, the quality is on the core, the materials.

But I read a couple of thread yesterday in which many people were complaining about the paint coming off with lead altogether, so that may be a good quality right??

????
I'd say as well leather isn't very popular nowadays, I don't mind not having it, but I like it on my old rackets.

PED
08-19-2011, 12:12 PM
The Radical Pro looked interesting at SW 345 - I wonder if it's going to drop with the static weight drop. Not too many retail sticks with the 345 swingweight.

Most of that massive SW on the YT version came from the 33.7cm strung balance. I'm glad to see the leather gone; I used it on the Rad and Prestige Pro but prefer the synthetic for the hot southern summer: the og's soak through and it takes forever for the leather to dry.

This is a reversion back to the specs of the MG Rad Pro which was a great stick. I can't wait to give these a go. The feel of the youtek version combined with the sick stick speed of the MG :twisted:

Power Player
08-19-2011, 12:24 PM
Oh no the paint came off my racquet!!! That must mean it's crap, it can't mean that I :

Abused it
Scraped it digging out a shot
Am OCD about nonsense.

sargeinaz
08-19-2011, 12:59 PM
Can someone please post their estimated strung specs for the radical pro? I cant really read whats in the catalogue. Much appreciated.

West Coast Ace
08-19-2011, 01:54 PM
Check out pics of the new catalog here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/110381777926799085385/HeadTennis2012

*EDIT* Added pics of the new bag collections, enjoy :)Thanks for posting!

OldButGame
08-19-2011, 04:27 PM
I feel a little bad they're not 18x20,...but then...I really dont need to buy more racquets!!!!:shock:

vsbabolat
08-19-2011, 05:02 PM
If you read again what I said, I meant cutting cost(leather grip) and keeping the same quality of the rest, which to me all Head rackets have lower quality than a few brands here and there.

Leather by itself doesn't make any racket better quality or lower quality, the quality is on the core, the materials.

But I read a couple of thread yesterday in which many people were complaining about the paint coming off with lead altogether, so that may be a good quality right??

????
I'd say as well leather isn't very popular nowadays, I don't mind not having it, but I like it on my old rackets.

The paint is not coming off it is a decal at the inside of the hoop. Second people have complained for years how Yonex paint comes off when they remove their lead tape. So that just goes to show how great Yonex quality is right.

Buckethead
08-19-2011, 06:27 PM
The paint is not coming off it is a decal at the inside of the hoop. Second people have complained for years how Yonex paint comes off when they remove their lead tape. So that just goes to show how great Yonex quality is right.

If the paint is coming off with lead, yes, it is lower paint quality, however I didn't mention only about the lower paint quality, but the overall product.
For me HEAD rackets are for Styrofoam cup as Yonex,Volkl, Pacific are for real glass.
I have put lead in every place in my rackets on and off I never had any problems with paint coming off on any racket and I didn't see thread concerning paint with dozens off people complaining about it, sorry if it bothers you.

vsbabolat
08-19-2011, 06:30 PM
If the paint is coming off with lead, yes, it is lower paint quality, however I didn't mention only about the lower paint quality, but the overall product.
For me HEAD rackets are for Styrofoam cup as Yonex,Volkl, Pacific are for real glass.
I have put lead in every place in my rackets on and off I never had any problems with paint coming off on any racket and I didn't see thread concerning paint with dozens off people complaining about it, sorry if it bothers you.

I have never ever had paint come off of my HEAD frames. I have seen cosmetics come off of Yonex frames form removing lead. What bothers me is your ignorance and how you confuse opinion and fact.

cnr1guy
08-19-2011, 07:01 PM
vsbabolat, you realize you're arguing against a poster who calls himself Buckethead (quite appropriately I might add) ;)

PED
08-21-2011, 02:56 PM
Can someone please post their estimated strung specs for the radical pro? I cant really read whats in the catalogue. Much appreciated.

Should be 309g unstrung + 16g for full poly + 5g for og = 330g strung
unstrung balance is 32cm so strung should be roughly 32.9cm or 33cm....same as an apdgt

The YT version was 312g unstrung with the bare leather grip and strung balance was 33.7cm (!!!)

sargeinaz
08-21-2011, 04:59 PM
Should be 309g unstrung + 16g for full poly + 5g for og = 330g strung
unstrung balance is 32cm so strung should be roughly 32.9cm or 33cm....same as an apdgt

The YT version was 312g unstrung with the bare leather grip and strung balance was 33.7cm (!!!)

Thank you. 4 points headlight and 11.6oz fully dressed sounds like nice specs that isnt too demanding (well see about the power level, but I thought the youtek rad MP has good pop for its specs).

Tough Gut
08-21-2011, 05:25 PM
Radical pro specs sound great! Definatley worth a demo.

THAAS909
08-22-2011, 05:05 PM
anyone know what most places ex. ******* sports and tennis warehouse are going to drop the old prestiges to?

Fuji
08-22-2011, 05:17 PM
anyone know what most places ex. ******* sports and tennis warehouse are going to drop the old prestiges to?

My Local pro shop has already dropped Prestige prices to around 150 bucks, and it will probably go as low as 130 once the new line comes out. The Rad Pro has been on sale for 120 bucks for 5-6 months already I think. I can only imagine how low it's going to go once the new line comes out.

-Fuji

MAXXply
08-22-2011, 06:42 PM
My Local pro shop has already dropped Prestige prices to around 150 bucks, and it will probably go as low as 130 once the new line comes out. The Rad Pro has been on sale for 120 bucks for 5-6 months already I think. I can only imagine how low it's going to go once the new line comes out.

-Fuji

I'm eagerly awaiting how soon and how low the respectable Canadian online seller Rak-kit Guy will drop his YT Prestiges.

grimmbomb21
08-22-2011, 11:16 PM
So any estimated date on when we will get more info on the Radical Pro? Mold type, flex, a review from someone who got to hit one???:)

schap02
08-29-2011, 05:15 AM
My Local pro shop has already dropped Prestige prices to around 150 bucks, and it will probably go as low as 130 once the new line comes out. The Rad Pro has been on sale for 120 bucks for 5-6 months already I think. I can only imagine how low it's going to go once the new line comes out.

-Fuji


Thats Because Head just got finished running a 4 and 1 special for dealers, usually its 6 and 1 on new frames, guess they were trying to clear out inventory...Smart shops stocked up and sold cheap...

MAXXply
08-29-2011, 06:21 AM
Thats Because Head just got finished running a 4 and 1 special for dealers, usually its 6 and 1 on new frames, guess they were trying to clear out inventory...Smart shops stocked up and sold cheap...

Sorry, I'm not in the retail tennis biz...What does the poster mean by the above comment? :confused:

movdqa
08-29-2011, 06:24 AM
My guess is that they get a great deal on the fifth frame if they sell four or maybe they get the fifth for free. This is compared to getting a great deal or one for free after selling six frames.

Took marketing (and worked in a marketing group) a long time ago.

airdupont
08-30-2011, 11:45 PM
the link to see the new sticks isn't running anymore...:-(((

airdupont
09-06-2011, 05:51 AM
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wao
09-06-2011, 01:42 PM
Lucky I paid a visit to my local tennis retailer, pleased to see a full pile of catalogs - namely, " Head Tennis 2012".

First few pages largely depicts the new IG Prestige/Radical marketing material, with the new PJs. I must say there aren't much difference with their new designs, only some more bold/active graphics besides solid red/orange and black colors, not inverted like the Speeds and the Extremes. I'll find somewhere to up a few pics if you guys like to see them.

As for the specs, of course, not much difference either. Some slight changes and a few additions. Here are those:

No difference in Prestige Pro (still alive)/Mid/MP
Specs for the new Prestige S:
Beam 22mm
Head size 98 sq in
Weight unstrung 10.8 oz
Balance unstrung 1" headlight
Length 27"
Grip hydrosorb
String pattern 16/19
Swing style L3

For the Radicals, no difference spotted in MP/OS/Lite, however, they have changed the headsize/weight/balance for the Pro:
Headsize from 100 sq in to 98 sq in
Weight unstrung from 11.1 to 10.9
Balance unstrung from 2/3" to 1" headlight
Others remain the same

There is another Radical S, specs:
Beam 23.5mm
Head size 100 sq in
Weight unstrung 9.9 oz
Balance unstrung 1" headlight
Length 27"
Grip hydrosorb
String pattern 16/19
Swing style L1

That's all for the while

Have they changed the flex on the RAD? from the previous models from what you saw?

jchl97
09-07-2011, 12:40 AM
Have they changed the flex on the RAD? from the previous models from what you saw?

Head includes NO flex ratings on their catalogs. Sorry about that

Aaron1310
09-15-2011, 06:10 PM
Lucky I paid a visit to my local tennis retailer, pleased to see a full pile of catalogs - namely, " Head Tennis 2012".

First few pages largely depicts the new IG Prestige/Radical marketing material, with the new PJs. I must say there aren't much difference with their new designs, only some more bold/active graphics besides solid red/orange and black colors, not inverted like the Speeds and the Extremes. I'll find somewhere to up a few pics if you guys like to see them.

As for the specs, of course, not much difference either. Some slight changes and a few additions. Here are those:

No difference in Prestige Pro (still alive)/Mid/MP
Specs for the new Prestige S:
Beam 22mm
Head size 98 sq in
Weight unstrung 10.8 oz
Balance unstrung 1" headlight
Length 27"
Grip hydrosorb
String pattern 16/19
Swing style L3

For the Radicals, no difference spotted in MP/OS/Lite, however, they have changed the headsize/weight/balance for the Pro:
Headsize from 100 sq in to 98 sq in
Weight unstrung from 11.1 to 10.9
Balance unstrung from 2/3" to 1" headlight
Others remain the same

There is another Radical S, specs:
Beam 23.5mm
Head size 100 sq in
Weight unstrung 9.9 oz
Balance unstrung 1" headlight
Length 27"
Grip hydrosorb
String pattern 16/19
Swing style L1

That's all for the while

Hi,

Can you please send me the pictures of the new racquets. My email address is aaron.bosse@hotmail.com

A.Motoki.S
09-17-2011, 01:43 AM
Can you send me the pictures as well please

motoki_sasue@hotmail.com

BerdychIsKing
09-18-2011, 03:14 PM
can anyone send me the pictures to
ricardo.feirense.porto@hotmail.com

Pure Babs
09-18-2011, 03:30 PM
hey id love some pics. "nick.it@mac.com" thanks

THAAS909
09-18-2011, 04:38 PM
i would like to see also.. much appreciated ferretboy@optonline.net

grimmbomb21
09-19-2011, 07:21 PM
Me too!

"grimm_bomb@email.com"

Thanks!!:)

nalvarado
09-19-2011, 07:52 PM
I would enjoy the pictures if anyone would mind sending them.

nalvaradoproductions@gmail.com

coda11
09-20-2011, 05:10 PM
I'd also greatly appreciate an email, thanks.

smitmat11@gmail.com

jchl97
09-21-2011, 07:57 AM
Hi all, thanks for all your requests. I have send out the pics to each of you, if I haven't missed out anyone. Inform me if you cannot receive my mail.

arnoldr
09-21-2011, 08:25 AM
thanks. i got your email

arnoldr

grimmbomb21
09-21-2011, 09:15 AM
Hi all, thanks for all your requests. I have send out the pics to each of you, if I haven't missed out anyone. Inform me if you cannot receive my mail.

Looks like you missed me.:)

"grimm_bomb@email.com"

Thanks again!

Magnetite
09-21-2011, 01:14 PM
Could you e-mail me pics please?

Johnblap@hotmail.com

Thanks.

alfauros
09-22-2011, 06:28 AM
I would love to get a hold of these pictures, thanks alot for your effort :)!

C.Hennighausen@gmx.net

YesTennis
09-22-2011, 06:31 AM
I would also appreciate receiving a copy of the photos. Thanks in advance. My e-mail is: Y4141@aol.com

federer_fan90
09-22-2011, 07:03 AM
I'd also love some pics if possible: rated_r90@live.co.uk

Thanks!

sixone90
09-22-2011, 07:07 AM
I'd also like some pics

narutovssasuke@gmail.com

Thanks

stronzzi70
09-22-2011, 11:51 AM
I didnīt receive your email : tennismedd@yahoo.com
Thanks!!

BagelMe
09-22-2011, 05:15 PM
I'm a huge fan of the prestiges, ever since i got my hands on a YT.

please send me an email gregc1992@gmail.com

Thanks!

Magnetite
09-22-2011, 05:46 PM
Got the pics. Thanks.

Spin-A-Lot
09-22-2011, 05:52 PM
I too would like an email sent with aforementioned pics at:

levi_avila@yahoo.com.au

Thank you for your generosity :)

lidoazndiabloboi
09-22-2011, 05:59 PM
could someone send me the pics please
my email is jrayrotary24@gmail.com

i am very looking forward to seeing what the rackets look like

ynnek20
09-23-2011, 04:36 AM
i'd also like pics ynnek20@yahoo.com

thank you

srvnvly
09-23-2011, 06:39 AM
pics please: 4hndvly@gmail.com

Thanks!

barradaza
09-23-2011, 05:41 PM
pics please: barradaza@hotmail.com

davedomart
09-23-2011, 06:30 PM
Me too: davedomart@gmail.com or message me through tt

Yourtenniscoach
09-23-2011, 07:58 PM
Oh what the heck, can I see the pics too? :)
yourtenniscoach@hotmail.com

Thanks!

DipDrive
09-23-2011, 08:21 PM
Thanks for doing this!

Please send pics: brett.oberg@gmail.com

Newbie81
09-23-2011, 09:27 PM
Please send pictures to marc.papajewski@web.de

Thanks a lot

stronzzi70
09-23-2011, 09:32 PM
If is possible send me pictures?
tennismedd@yahoo.com

headigseeker
09-23-2011, 09:55 PM
extremely eager to see the new pj
please email me at thedjoker342@hotmail.com

thanks

jchl97
09-23-2011, 10:58 PM
Over the week, I will be very busy so I can't send out the pics to u guys. Please hold your request for a while, or ask other members to forward them, thanks!

Eiffel59
09-23-2011, 11:07 PM
Can i put myself in the list?

marioexe@libero.it

Thanks

zapvor
09-26-2011, 05:44 PM
lol everyones trying to get pictures

The Djoker
09-26-2011, 07:02 PM
yeah what the heck. are these pics of tennis racquets or is this some undercover creepy picture requests thread???

The Djoker
09-26-2011, 07:02 PM
look like the youteks. more silver/clear. less black. let me know if i left anything out.

FabulousDD
09-27-2011, 11:02 AM
Hi
Is it really possible to get pics of the new Rad? So tired of my Youtek OS, I've been waiting for the new ones for months now.
Wish they were a bit stiffer...
kidfab@voila.fr

zapvor
09-27-2011, 01:26 PM
maybe i will try out the radicals later this week....still on the prestiges though

kcehlers
09-28-2011, 06:04 PM
can you send me the pics?
kcehlers@att.net

Carlito
09-29-2011, 11:39 AM
I saw the new Radicals today too. The Pro is looking really sweet. The best part is that it is now capped. 98in, 21.5 beam, 310g unstrung.

FabulousDD
09-29-2011, 11:41 AM
Seems that everybody can see those racquets except me lol
Please post some pics!

Carlito
09-29-2011, 11:43 AM
Am I allowed to post pics of an un released racket? It looks pretty cool. Clear Cap Grommets on the Radical pro.

5imon
09-29-2011, 01:28 PM
can i get the pic as well, thanks
s19920513@gmail.com

Carlito
09-29-2011, 01:48 PM
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g410/caure79/IMG_0941.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g410/caure79/IMG_0942.jpg
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g410/caure79/IMG_0943.jpg

New Radical PRO
98 head, 310 unstung. 16x19. The new CAP grommets are nice.

DipDrive
09-29-2011, 01:52 PM
Nice Pics! Thanks a ton...I like the paint job!

5imon
09-29-2011, 02:04 PM
thanks for the pic, interesting in how it play

HiroProtagonist
09-29-2011, 02:20 PM
New Radical PRO
98head, 310 unstung. 16x19. The new CAP grommets are nice.

I wonder if it really is or if it's the same as the MP.

RyKnocks
09-29-2011, 02:27 PM
Wow, just bought the new IG Instinct, but really looking forward to the new IG Radical.

AlpineCadet
09-29-2011, 03:01 PM
Does the new Radical Pro come with a leather grip?

movdqa
09-29-2011, 03:17 PM
First the circuit board look and now the chemistry look.

I prefer the simple solid colors Radical look.

I'm not sure of how I feel about the grommets.

AlpineCadet
09-29-2011, 03:23 PM
Well then it's a good thing that the current line is on sale, right?

samster
09-29-2011, 03:40 PM
http://i1100.photobucket.com/albums/g410/caure79/IMG_0943.jpg

New Radical PRO
98 head, 310 unstung. 16x19. The new CAP grommets are nice.

Andy Murray looks so tough on the racket insert.

vsbabolat
09-29-2011, 04:00 PM
How many years did it take to put CAP Grommets on the modern Radical 630 to make it look like Murray's PT57A?

movdqa
09-29-2011, 04:02 PM
Well then it's a good thing that the current line is on sale, right?

I'm looking for one without the YouTek material. Those are harder to find.

HiroProtagonist
09-29-2011, 04:17 PM
Interesting that they went with the tapered iPrestigey CAPs.

Bartelby
09-29-2011, 04:20 PM
I can understand Murray's signature up to the 'y'. What is that? It should be more rounded given the 'a' and the 'm'.

RyKnocks
09-29-2011, 04:26 PM
I'm looking for one without the YouTek material. Those are harder to find.

It's called LiquidMetal ;)

RyKnocks
09-29-2011, 04:28 PM
I'm loving the look of the new clear bumpers on the new IG line. Makes everything look super sleek Maybe there are too many traditionalists here, but I like it when companies are bold with their graphics and design.

Look at how well the clear CAPS blend into the frame of that Radical. Very nice touch IMO.

vsbabolat
09-29-2011, 04:29 PM
It's called LiquidMetal ;)

He's not looking for those. They were the worst. Best Radical's were the Original Radical Trisys 260 MP and the Radical Tour TwinTube 630. Also in the Prestige variety, the best is Prestige Pro/Classic 600, Pro Tour 630, i.Prestige MP, and that is it. Those are not hard to find.

Carlito
09-29-2011, 05:42 PM
How many years did it take to put CAP Grommets on the modern Radical 630 to make it look like Murray's PT57A?

The new radical 18x20 does not have caps. So technically they are still not capping the original radical line. Only the 16x19 pro.

Bartelby
09-29-2011, 05:44 PM
The pro line radical prestige and speed all now have caps, whereas previously they had leather grips in common.

Geology_Rocks!
09-29-2011, 06:53 PM
Would it be the same mould of the prestige pro?

Bartelby
09-29-2011, 06:55 PM
The radicals have round beams, and the prestiges have box beams.

vsbabolat
09-29-2011, 07:33 PM
The new radical 18x20 does not have caps. So technically they are still not capping the original radical line. Only the 16x19 pro.

The current Radical 630 18x20 are a far cry from the original Radical's. The original Radical Trisys 260 and Radical Tour TwinTube 630 used the same mold as the Pro Tour 630.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/IMG_0710.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/IMG_0709-1.jpg
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/HEAD_RadicalPro_Tour_3.jpg

vsbabolat
09-29-2011, 07:35 PM
Would it be the same mould of the prestige pro?

Nope............

Geology_Rocks!
09-30-2011, 08:12 PM
Does the new Radical Pro come with a leather grip?

I don't think so, in the catalog pictures it looked like white grip. But I might be wrong.

zapvor
09-30-2011, 11:25 PM
I don't think so, in the catalog pictures it looked like white grip. But I might be wrong.

no leather on the radical pro. leather is on the prestige pro

vsbabolat
10-01-2011, 03:38 PM
Let me go on the record now saying I hate the clear CAP grommets. :evil:

Geology_Rocks!
10-01-2011, 04:43 PM
Let me go on the record now saying I hate the clear CAP grommets. :evil:

lol yeah, I'm trying really hard to like them on these pics but I think it would look much better with the regular black ones.

movdqa
10-01-2011, 04:58 PM
I've only recently started using Head products and I do like the classic look of the Prestige with the black CAP grommets.

THAAS909
10-01-2011, 05:39 PM
al of you, most of the specs are exactly the same. go buy the black replacement grommets if it bothers you that much! :)

movdqa
10-01-2011, 06:08 PM
> al of you, most of the specs are exactly the same. go buy the black
> replacement grommets if it bothers you that much!

It's nicer if they are already there as you can just order them strung.

BobFL
10-01-2011, 06:32 PM
I like new semi-transparent CAPs A LOT!!! They look awesome :)

The Djoker
10-01-2011, 06:59 PM
lol yeah, I'm trying really hard to like them on these pics but I think it would look much better with the regular black ones.

two words: sharp, ie

zapvor
10-01-2011, 08:48 PM
prestige mp. best frame ever

Bartelby
10-01-2011, 08:50 PM
The swingweight is slightly anemic, even allowing for people who like some room for customization.



prestige mp. best frame ever

zapvor
10-01-2011, 08:52 PM
ok so i guess i should elaborate a little. took it out for extended hit today. let me just be up front here- go out and demo it when you get a chance. the feel is superb. smooth, soft, soft. amazing. and the other surprise: i had no trouble getting the racket around! for whatever reason the swingweight wasnt making me hit late. i either had a real good day, or the racket is turning me into federer. every shot, and i mean droppers to serves to slices to everything in between felt smooth as butter. it was like the perfect combination of control and feel. power is lacking but thats expected. the biggest loss of feel was on serves. the stability was amazing too. taking the ball early, felt nothing. two words: demo this!

zapvor
10-01-2011, 08:53 PM
The swingweight is slightly anemic, even allowing for people who like some room for customization.

yes. the swingweight is a mystery.....

Teski
10-01-2011, 10:04 PM
Would love the pics as well. miketedesco@me.com

Thanks!

5imon
10-01-2011, 10:09 PM
for people who have played the new IG Prestige, how does it compare to iPrestige? 
Thanks :)

Carlito
10-01-2011, 10:46 PM
Let me go on the record now saying I hate the clear CAP grommets. :evil:

The rep told me that in the future they will be releaseing different color caps so you can customize how your racket looks. Sort of like how prince did. I think he said they might have red caps.

maxpotapov
10-01-2011, 10:53 PM
ok so i guess i should elaborate a little. took it out for extended hit today. let me just be up front here- go out and demo it when you get a chance. the feel is superb. smooth, soft, soft. amazing. and the other surprise: i had no trouble getting the racket around! for whatever reason the swingweight wasnt making me hit late. i either had a real good day, or the racket is turning me into federer. every shot, and i mean droppers to serves to slices to everything in between felt smooth as butter. it was like the perfect combination of control and feel. power is lacking but thats expected. the biggest loss of feel was on serves. the stability was amazing too. taking the ball early, felt nothing. two words: demo this!

About time I was ready to order London Tour as my next PT600 replacement, and I'm reading this... Now I have to wait for RDC flex numbers and SW to finally decide :confused:

man_untd11
10-02-2011, 10:40 AM
pictures please? :)

manuntd11@gmail.com

The Djoker
10-02-2011, 01:05 PM
Have you hit with the mid yet?

shiva29
10-02-2011, 01:44 PM
Can you send me some pictures please? mleo1310@yahoo.fr , thanks.
I must say that i like a lot the new caps color!

Say Chi Sin Lo
10-02-2011, 02:01 PM
Clear CAP looks cheap, like a Big 5 racquet.

zapvor
10-02-2011, 02:15 PM
have not hit with the mid yet. i am not good enough of a player for mid, so i may leave that alone

zapvor
10-02-2011, 09:54 PM
hit with the prestige MP again tonight. 3.5 hours. a great frame. really good feel all around. very stable. and this is with full job of poly which i normally hate. might have to grab a couple! although the weight will probably slow me down a lot since i am not that good

Bartelby
10-02-2011, 10:03 PM
Low or mid swingweight??? If it's low like the youtek you won't have aproblem, but I'd prefer mid sw.




hit with the prestige MP again tonight. 3.5 hours. a great frame. really good feel all around. very stable. and this is with full job of poly which i normally hate. might have to grab a couple! although the weight will probably slow me down a lot since i am not that good

Bartelby
10-02-2011, 10:04 PM
If they make the next version red, then you'll have color choices, which is not a bad idea.



Clear CAP looks cheap, like a Big 5 racquet.

zapvor
10-02-2011, 10:05 PM
you are really interested in these frames. i would say demo when they come out. for me it was mid swingweight.

Bartelby
10-02-2011, 10:07 PM
Yes, I really like very few racquets, but the youtek version was excellent so I think I'd like to remain in the prestige line to simplify my life somewhat.



you are really interested in these frames. i would say demo when they come out. for me it was mid swingweight.

zapvor
10-02-2011, 10:20 PM
Yes, I really like very few racquets, but the youtek version was excellent so I think I'd like to remain in the prestige line to simplify my life somewhat.

i would recommend everyone give them a try.

Bartelby
10-02-2011, 10:23 PM
I have the mg radical pro, but the new radical pro looks so much better as well, esp after the beast that was the yt pro with which, when fresh, you could serve brutally.



i would recommend everyone give them a try.

aimr75
10-02-2011, 10:38 PM
I have the mg radical pro

Recently tried the MG Rad Pro.. was pretty good.. lots of spin. Head size feels immense.. im more used to mids though. Seemed a little unstable on off centre shots however. Curious to see what this new one is like

Bartelby
10-02-2011, 10:42 PM
I added 1-2 grams of lead at 10 and 2 because I found the upper hoop a little dead on the mg, but found the stability all right, but the new one is very different and more interesting.

AlpineCadet
10-02-2011, 10:55 PM
Pictures are worth more than text, IMO.

Bartelby
10-02-2011, 11:13 PM
There are/were pics of all these. As long as you can cope with clear caps, they're all quite beautiful although they've use pseudo-scientific graphics to indicate presumably the 'hi-tech' nature of ig.

AlpineCadet
10-03-2011, 12:08 AM
Original statement stands for all those who have these sticks.

Bartelby
10-03-2011, 12:11 AM
These threads are still up:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=393204

Bartelby
10-03-2011, 12:15 AM
The better one was deleted.

Jcarlisle2
10-03-2011, 01:46 AM
Can i have pics of the catalog? email me at 13cheungjl1@kgv.hk

serve stopper
10-03-2011, 03:34 PM
Hey Everyone,

just wanted to tell you i just hit with the new radical MP coming out and i got to say that racquet felt awful. I play with the youtek radical Mp right now and comparing it to the new one coming out it is so much better than the new new one. The innegra feels dead compared to the youtek. The weight feels really diferent idk if the weight is the same but it just felt different to me. Paint job is not as cool as the youtek. Overall i will not be getting this racquet

zapvor
10-03-2011, 05:38 PM
ooo good thing i didnt pick up the radical mp today then.i was debating that and the prestige pro.

zapvor
10-03-2011, 05:39 PM
Pictures are worth more than text, IMO.

yea. and calling someone a jacka** etc etc is not going to help your case lol

Bartelby
10-03-2011, 06:50 PM
If you're not seeing pics complain to TW because they decide what stays up and what doesn't.

Bartelby
10-03-2011, 06:53 PM
I bet Head knew what was coming from Babolat as the Instinct has the same basic colour scheme.

AlpineCadet
10-03-2011, 10:47 PM
I hit with all of the IG Prestiges/Radicals tonight, along with the entire new line of the box beam 90/95/100 sq. frames from Wilson! I can't post pictures though because TW will just take them down, and even though I had my cell phone with me, I was just too lazy to take pictures even though I was PLAYING TENNIS FOR HOURS. Trust me though, I played with them and yeah, that's it. I am now ultra cool, and I forgot the rest of what I was supposed to say.

AlpineCadet
10-03-2011, 10:49 PM
Oh, and I'm just a regular 3.5 player who has zero connections to Head/Wilson reps. These frames just fell down from the sky and into my super-six Federer bag.

Bartelby
10-03-2011, 11:12 PM
Any comment on the feel that the ig provides?

Or on the swingweight: low, mid or high?

jchl97
10-04-2011, 02:26 AM
I hit with all of the IG Prestiges/Radicals tonight, along with the entire new line of the box beam 90/95/100 sq. frames from Wilson! I can't post pictures though because TW will just take them down, and even though I had my cell phone with me, I was just too lazy to take pictures even though I was PLAYING TENNIS FOR HOURS. Trust me though, I played with them and yeah, that's it. I am now ultra cool, and I forgot the rest of what I was supposed to say.

Any more chance of taking pics of the new rackets and send them to me?

zapvor
10-04-2011, 05:23 AM
I hit with all of the IG Prestiges/Radicals tonight, along with the entire new line of the box beam 90/95/100 sq. frames from Wilson! I can't post pictures though because TW will just take them down, and even though I had my cell phone with me, I was just too lazy to take pictures even though I was PLAYING TENNIS FOR HOURS. Trust me though, I played with them and yeah, that's it. I am now ultra cool, and I forgot the rest of what I was supposed to say.

Oh, and I'm just a regular 3.5 player who has zero connections to Head/Wilson reps. These frames just fell down from the sky and into my super-six Federer bag.

lol i am only 3.0 but good try LOL. why dont you ask the other posters i hit with if i had it. i got witnesses lol

zapvor
10-04-2011, 05:28 AM
Any comment on the feel that the ig provides?

Or on the swingweight: low, mid or high?

i think i pointed that out. the feel is what got to me the most. because i had the liquidmetals and i remember loving the feel but these felt so soft. you should try it out. depending on the model the swingweight varies. i liked the prestige S, radical pro, prestige pro and prestige mp ...not in that order

The Djoker
10-04-2011, 07:21 AM
I hit with all of the IG Prestiges/Radicals tonight, along with the entire new line of the box beam 90/95/100 sq. frames from Wilson! I can't post pictures though because TW will just take them down, and even though I had my cell phone with me, I was just too lazy to take pictures even though I was PLAYING TENNIS FOR HOURS. Trust me though, I played with them and yeah, that's it. I am now ultra cool, and I forgot the rest of what I was supposed to say.

hey can you send me pics when you can take some?
blahblahblah@mmhm.com

Thanks!

zapvor
10-04-2011, 07:31 AM
hey can you send me pics when you can take some?
blahblahblah@mmhm.com

Thanks!

lol you realize that post was for me right. his post was sarcasm.....

zapvor
10-04-2011, 07:31 AM
you guys crack me up though. send me pics too please!

AlpineCadet
10-04-2011, 01:36 PM
lol you realize that post was for me right. his post was sarcasm.....

lol i am only 3.0 but good try LOL. why dont you ask the other posters i hit with if i had it. i got witnesses lol

Why was my post sarcastic? I have witnesses for my witnesses. The frames had strings in them and some of them were good and some of them were bad. Other than that, I can't tell you much else at the moment. :shock:

zapvor
10-04-2011, 01:37 PM
Why was my post sarcastic? I have witnesses for my witnesses.

lol. good for you man. glad you got to hit with them. how did they play for you

oedem
10-13-2011, 02:11 AM
there's something I can't understand

it seems prestige S and radical pro very similar, just few grams more for the radical (305 vs 310gr)

then, in str!ngersworld, about the radical pro it indicates a weight of 320gr, while in hte pics of radp i can read 310gr

what's the truth?

Dunlop300t
10-23-2011, 05:29 PM
Can i get them pics too, rrana2009@gmail.com...

Bartelby
10-23-2011, 06:42 PM
The beam width of the S is greater than a normal prestige, I think.

310 is the unstrung weight of the rad pro, so other figures may be strung.




there's something I can't understand

it seems prestige S and radical pro very similar, just few grams more for the radical (305 vs 310gr)

then, in str!ngersworld, about the radical pro it indicates a weight of 320gr, while in hte pics of radp i can read 310gr

what's the truth?

zapvor
10-23-2011, 06:55 PM
i forget what the specs were but the radical hit better than the S

Backhanded Compliment
10-23-2011, 07:56 PM
saw one of the new prestiges... not awful, handsome even but nowhere near as nice as the YT PJ. Glad I got mine.

tennispinoy
10-27-2011, 05:36 PM
can someone send me pics of the new prestiges ? ballejos1022@gmail.com

AlpineCadet
10-27-2011, 06:16 PM
I got to hit with the Prestige S along with the IG Radical. The Prestige S was strung with some kind of weird syn gut but played much easier than the IG Radical which was strung with a full black colored poly, but just flexed too much in the throat area. Didn't have the teflon grommets, it was all clear.

Tough Gut
10-27-2011, 06:28 PM
When I first saw pictures of the racquets, I was very skeptical. But after seeing them in person, they might look nicer than the current youteks.
Good job head.

couch
10-27-2011, 08:07 PM
Saw all the sticks in our shop Tuesday and I really liked the look and feel of the Prestige S and Radical Pro. I think the S is going to appeal to a wide range of players. Especially the ones who like the feel of a traditional players frame in a slightly lighter package. Seems like most "Team" versions of racquets are a little too light at 10.9/11 oz and the 11.3 oz of the S is very appealing but still offers room for some customizing.

Haven't hit with any of them yet but looking forward to it.

TopFH
10-27-2011, 08:12 PM
*EDIT* If you still want the catalog pics, leave your email here. I'll try to get them sent.

Can you send them to juanchisiman@hotmail.com?

FederGOAT
10-30-2011, 07:24 AM
Hi, could you send some pictures to timhock1997@gmail.com please? Thank You Very Much.

brage tennis
10-30-2011, 12:09 PM
*EDIT* If you still want the catalog pics, leave your email here. I'll try to get them sent.

Bragelysbakke@hotmail.com can you please send me some pictures:)

brage tennis
10-30-2011, 12:22 PM
*EDIT* If you still want the catalog pics, leave your email here. I'll try to get them sent.

Bragelysbakke@hotmail.com can you please send me some pictures:)
thanks

cmendez79
10-30-2011, 07:04 PM
Can you send me the catalogue?

Carlosamj@hotmail.com

Thanks

srvnvly
11-05-2011, 01:02 PM
I hit with the new IG rad pro and prestige s last night. The new rad pro ois a bit lighter, but the swing weight is still a bit high; it has a white leather-type grip vs the current regular leather grip. The prestige s was a good hit; good power, great on counter-punching hard hit balls. The prestige s is a volley machine: great depth and placement, great maneuverability.

abeldm
11-26-2011, 07:08 AM
Can anyone send me pictures please?

daveabels23@gmail.com

Thanks!

West Coast Ace
11-26-2011, 11:21 AM
Can anyone send me pictures please?


Thanks!Looks like this is public knowledge on the other side of the pond:

http://www.**************.com/section/1560/1/youtek_ig_prestige_collection

You can select a racquet to get more info. Then when viewing that info, select the picture to enlarge - and select again to zoom in. Best, clearest pic I've seen so far (although just one angle).

greystar403
12-04-2011, 05:25 PM
greystar403@yahoo.com

I would like some pictures from the catalog please! THANK YOU.

AlpineCadet
12-09-2011, 12:37 PM
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Kal-El 34
12-10-2011, 08:49 AM
http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/Kal-El34/2011-12-09_12-57-50_618.jpg

http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr320/Kal-El34/2011-12-09_12-58-51_860.jpg

Scribbles
12-10-2011, 05:27 PM
I hit with the new IG rad pro and prestige s last night. The new rad pro ois a bit lighter, but the swing weight is still a bit high; it has a white leather-type grip vs the current regular leather grip. The prestige s was a good hit; good power, great on counter-punching hard hit balls. The prestige s is a volley machine: great depth and placement, great maneuverability.

How would you say the swingweight of the Prestige S compares to that of the IG Rad Pro and also against the IG Prestige MP?

craniopath
03-17-2012, 02:22 AM
are the radical&prestige pro 95" now like the mp versions or actually 98"?

Bartelby
03-17-2012, 02:39 AM
same 95 frames

craniopath
03-18-2012, 03:43 AM
I believe youtek versions are 100"