6.1Team, 4D300Tour (or even 4D100) vs Rad MP

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  1. Hapless

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    I've been playing with a MG Radical MP weighted ~10g in the handle for a more head-light balance. Love everything about the racket except the handle shape (does anyone like the Head grip?), so much so that I'm thinking of switching over the summer.

    Has anyone played with both a Rad MP and one of the above rackets to compare? The 300Tour is obviously on sale, and I can get a deal on a 6.1Team. Not sure if I'm really ready for a mid, but the weight of a stock Dunlop 100 is low enough...11.5 oz is pretty much my limit for a racket's static weight before I tire out.

    If it makes any difference, I'm late 30s, 5'9", 150lbs, 3.0-3.5 slice-and-dicer with a decent 2HBH and consistent serve in terms of slice and placement.

    Yes, I know about the TK82S pallets, but I'm Canadian and have no idea how I would get a hold of them without costing as much as a new stick.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. dadozen

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    If I were in your shoes, I'd go with the 4D300Tour. The 6.1Team is pretty much the same as the Radical, but the 300 would demand more of you, thus making you work harder and develop your game.

    The 4D100 would be too demanding for you, at your current stage.

    I also don't like the Head grip shape, but there are a lot of people who do like it.
     
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  3. Hapless

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    Thanks for the input. If you don't mind my picking your brain for another tip, how would you change tensions? I normally string the Radical at 54-55 (recommended 52-62), which is where Dunlops start (55-65). Would I go to 58, or can I stick with something like 55?
     
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  4. un6a

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    Power level of Radical and 4D 300 Tour is similar, so i would string it at same tension you are used to and see how it works.
    4D 300 Tour is really good stick, but u need some lead at 3&9 to fix instability issues.
     
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  5. dadozen

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    ^^ I agree with the above. stick with your current tension, and adjust from there. You can't compare two racquets if they are not strung at the same tension with the same string, at least.
     
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  6. pyrokid

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    Someone on our team uses the Dunlop tour, and I just can't really say anything pleasant about it. It's less stable than similarly weighted sticks, has less pace and spin than the radical does, and IMO feels worse. It does have good control I guess, but if that's what you wan there are better out there.
     
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  7. ciocc

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    Their power levels are noticeable different. I used MG Radical MP before I switched to 4D 300T. I strung Radical at 56 whereas I string 300T at 60 with the same string.

    However, like other posters have mentioned, I think the OP should string it up at the same tension so that he/she can feel the difference him/herself.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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  8. Hapless

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    Does this mean 300T is more powerful (it's stiffer, but the other specs are pretty close to the weighted Radical I use)?
     
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    I felt more power from a stock 300T than a Radical weighted to match my stock 300T.
     
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    Just a side note, I don't know if it's just me, but I find 300T's handle a little bit bigger than Radical's.
     
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  11. Hapless

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    I used to play with a Dunlop 500, so assuming the handle sizes are the same I would hope to be OK.
     
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