Head G Radical Pro vs Yonex Ai98

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  1. TheRasha

    TheRasha Rookie

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    Can you compare these two racquets baseline play, serving, slice... I am baseliner and don't like to relly to long, just good serve and few pounches to try to end point (allways trying to make winner :) )
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  2. oldcity

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    I found the GRP crisper and a little more power. the Ai98 more dampened and flexible and required a longer swing. Serves i think i was more consistent with the ai98, a little more controlled but had more power and spin with the GRP. i didn't get a chance to slice much with the ai98, the GRP sliced nicely. with more time i could play well with the ai98, and younger player might prefer it. I found the GRP easier for me to use.
    I just did a demo of the ai100 and GRP and really liked them both .maybe prefer the ai98 slightly because its easier to maneuver and leaves some room for adding weight.
     
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  3. Eightmarky

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    I play tested both for about a month and went with the 98. I also liked the GRP, just not as much as the 98. The GRP is more stiff while the 98 is more plush. I've found the slice and approach slice to be much easier with the 98.

    Baseline is fun with either - just depends on what kind of frame feedback you want. I think you can hit the same shot with same pace/spin with either.

    I serve better with the 98 but I don't have a big serve. At net, 98 for me is better hands down because of the feel produced by the specs.

    Again, both are good rackets. I think it really depends on whether you want a more stiff or less stiff rackets.
     
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  4. oldcity

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    another quick noteā€¦i think my forehand wasn't quite as strong with the 98, maybe just needed more time, but my two-hand backhand was better/deeper/heavier than with any other stick i've ever tried. observations based on just 2 hours hitting with each.
     
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  5. QuadCam

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    I tested both and bought the ai98. Serving was excellent with both racquets. The GRP felt like the racquet wanted to auto pronate on serves, which was a cool feeling.

    For some reason, I just couldn't hit the GRP on groundstrokes though. It was shank city for me.

    The AI98 was everything I was looking for - more modern type of racquet, forgiving, feel, arm friendly, great serves. Fits my game perfectly.
     
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  6. TheRasha

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    Thank you very much for inputs! means a lot to me bcs I can't demo. I wish I can buy both, Ai98 and GRP, but I can't. Did you try Volkl V1 Pro? how it compares to Ai 98 and GRP?
     
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