Head microgel Radical 28 '' or PT 57A Microgel PJ 27.75

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by stronzzi70, May 6, 2008.

  1. stronzzi70

    stronzzi70 Professional

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    hi Guys
    So confused, I have Microgel Radical Made in Austria, 12.4 oz , 28'', feel good , but I like as well PT 57 A 27.75'' 11.7 oz with Radical Microgel PJ I had before some PRO TOUR 280, was ok, amazing from baseline, but I dont know which one could be better, If somebody can help me?
     
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  2. RoarTT

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    Where did you get a 28" long Microgel radical from?
     
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  3. chrisplchs

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    which ever one is better.. well... its up to you

    the PT 57A is the mold from either the 280 or 630 if I remember correctly
     
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  4. AlpineCadet

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    Yeah, we don't know how you'd hit with them, or anything else about you for that matter, but we can def. help you out. They're horrible, sell them to us. Kidding.
     
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  5. stronzzi70

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    bought at ****, great stick im so happy with 28 inch
     
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  6. stronzzi70

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    full cap for Head Microgel Radical MP?

    Can I get full CAP SYSTEM (like prestige racquets )for my HEAD MICROGEL RADICAL MID PLUS ?
     
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  7. Pleepers

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    If it is an actual radical (not a PT 630)--then no. The radical is actually too wide for the CAP grommet.
     
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  8. AlpineCadet

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    Get your facts straight, the i/FXP/LM/MG Radical MPs have all been CAP'd before and there are plenty of pictures to prove it here on TTW.
     
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  9. Pleepers

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    I wasn't able to make a CAP grommet fit the MG Radical. But then maybe I'm just not as skilled as everyone else...Besides, I don't patrol the boards to the extent you do :shock:

    Why don't you show us some of these CAP'd MG Radical pics?
     
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  10. AlpineCadet

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    If you want pictures, I would suggest asking Chris in Japan. He CAP'ed his wife's MicroGel Radical Midplus and even took pictures of it for his thread. Enjoy yourself.
     
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  11. gkamieneski

    gkamieneski Semi-Pro

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    Excuse my naivete, but why would you want full cap grommets on a racquet? I've seen the MG Prestige and MG Radical and I would prefer the latter. Is there a playability issue? thx for enlightening me.
     
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  12. gkamieneski

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    ...still wondering. What are the advantages to full cap grommets over the style of grommets used in say the MG Radical Pro?
     
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  13. AlpineCadet

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    It's not rocket science. CAP grommets are heavier than standard Radical grommets, so they offer more stability/power and increased frame stiffness.
     
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  14. Pleepers

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    The CAPs increase frame stiffness? What are you smoking?
     
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  15. AlpineCadet

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    I guess you haven't hit with a PT630 with CAP grommets.

    FYI, I used your "brand new" frame with and without CAP grommets (with identical strings/tension) and the wet-noodle feel was exaggerated/pronounced when I removed the CAPs.

    P.S. I've also de-CAPed my i.Prestige frame recently, and it plays much more flexible/less stiff.
     
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  16. westphi

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    Maybe it swings different, but it doesn't change the stiffness of the frame.
     
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  17. AlpineCadet

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    Why are you on two different user IDs? Does TW know about this?
     
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