Head Radical Timeline

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  1. Dino Lagaffe

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    I'm trying to get a timeline organized, and sort the different models out... IIRC, this should be the chronological order and all models. What have I missed, what did I get wrong? Do you happen to have the years for when the different generations were produced? Thanks for any help... :)

    Tour, 1993 (USA: Trisys 260) (aka Bumblebee)
    MP
    OS

    TwinTube, 1995 (aka Zebra)
    MP
    OS
    MP XL
    OS XL

    Twin Tube, 1998 (aka Candy Cane)
    MP
    OS
    MP XL
    OS XL

    Ti., 1999
    MP
    OS

    Intelligence, 2001
    MP
    OS

    Liquidmetal, 2003
    MP
    OS

    Flexpoint, 2005
    MP
    Team
    Tour
    OS

    [Agassi Limited Edition, 2006]
    OS

    Microgel, 2007
    MP
    Team
    OS
    Tour

    Youtek, 2009
    MP
    OS
    Pro
    Lite
    Lite OS

    Youtek IG, 2012
    MP
    OS
    Pro
    S

     
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  2. vsbabolat

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    Radical Tour (Trisys 260) - 1993
    There was no XL for this model.

    Radical Tour TwinTube - 1995

    Radical Tour TwinTube - 1998

    Ti.Radical - 1999

    i.Radical - 2001

    LM Radical - 2003

    Flexpoint Radical - 2005

    MG Radical - 2007

    YT Radical - 2009

    IG Radical - 2012
     
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  3. Tamiya

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    ? That be right move timeframe?
     
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  4. jimbo333

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    I'm sure I've seen some iRadicals and some LMradicals made in China, is that possible?
     
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  5. vsbabolat

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    First year of Flexpoint Radical production was in Austria/Czech Republic and then switched to China with everything else. I have two Flexpoint Radical MP that were made in Austria/Czech Republic.

    First two years of i.Radical production was in Austria and then switched over to china when Liquidmetal debuted to make room in Austria for Liquidmetal production.
    First two years of LM Radical was in Austria then they switched over to China.
     
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    As always, brilliant answer thanks:)
     
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    VSB:- Any surefire telltale signs of origin?

    got a pair of barely used LM Rads and there's zero sign that I could find,
    wondering whether to wean them on schnitzel or pekingduck :)
     
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  8. vsbabolat

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    What does the butt-cap look like?
     
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  9. Tamiya

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    white buttcap with black oval logo flat sticker on trapdoor
    Foil stamped on white rim is grip size at 10 o'clock & 2 o'clock,
    some 6-digit code at 6 o'clock.

    thanks bud!
     
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  10. vsbabolat

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    Sounds like Made in China
     
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  11. Tamiya

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    dang, they're Foxconns :)

    Now curious, what do the strudel buttcap look like?
     
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  12. Tamiya

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    hmm ok, I found a neat stack of LM Rad OSes...

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. vsbabolat

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    White butt-cap with a silver oval insert.
     
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  14. Tamiya

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    thanks again VSB!
    if ever anybody says you're part of the furniture here,
    you'll definitely be the prized Encyclopaedia Brittanica rack set :cool:
     
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    Vs is a wealth of knowledge and a valuable asset here on TT
     
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    This might have been asked before, but does the Australian/Czech version of either Flexpoint Radical , i.Radical, or LM Radical play noticeably different than their Chinese counterparts?
     
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  17. vsbabolat

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    I don't know. I only hit with the Austrians when they came out. But a friend of mine who loved the Flexpoint Radical Oversize says the China made ones don't feel as solid. So when the he wore out his Austrian Flexpoint Radicals he switched to Microgel Rads.
     
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