Head Radical Tour TT OS (zebra)

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  1. adista4

    adista4 Semi-Pro

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    hey, I just ordered a head tt rad tour zebra OS and I would like to hear some input on the racquet by whoever ones one. I currently play the POG OS and the Head Radical LE OS. How do you guys compare these racquets to te zebra?
     
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  2. Long Face

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    I have a Radical Tour TwinTube Zebra, XL version. Bought it last month from an old guy who had just quit tennis.

    It is a very heavy racquet. I use a Pro Staff 6.0 95, but I can't imagine myself using the Zebra on court. Can't swing it properly without hurting myself.
     
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  3. adista4

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    well, maybe the XL is a few grams heavier? it's hard to imagine it's heavier then the PS, also from my experience heavy mid racquets feel heavier than heavy OS's, the raqcuets weighing the same, because the balance is distributed differently on an OS frame, due to it's large headsize. did you get an MP or an OS?
     
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  4. Long Face

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    It is an OS.

    It is around 365 grams strung, XL, about even balance. I think this is why it feels so heavy in my hand. It is the balance.
     
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    ok, thanks for your input. 365 tops even my POG, so I guess I'll have to wait and see if I can manage that static weight.
     
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    Hey adista4,

    I have 3 standard length Zebra OS' and they are more like 350g strung.

    Pretty hefty swingweights but nothing like the almost immovable XL which I have also owned.

    They are still my main sticks and the best baseline racquet (for those that like to take the ball early) I have ever owned, period.

    The zebra crushes the ball but has great flex and feel, you can't beat the made in Austria twin tubes.

    Not the easiest thing to serve with however...
     
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  7. mad dog1

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    both offer great feel for the ball, but POG is stiffer and has a raw feel where as the tt rad tour os is flexier and more buttery in feel. i agree w/ goldenyama's assessment on the tt rad tour os. also i'd add that the denser 18x19 string pattern of the head offers better control than the 16x19 POG. btw, my fave OS is the tt rad tour os zebra or candycane versions.
     
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  8. adista4

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    I got it today and tomorrow I'm gonna take it for a hit...it has got some crappy fluorescent strings on it, so I will have to restring it asap. and yes, it's hefty for what I can tell so far. I really love the POG, but it doesn't feel or play like an OS, although it's 107.
     
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  9. mad dog1

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    on groundstrokes, the TT rad tour os plays even less like an OS than the POG. more control. like goldenyama said, it's just an awesome stick for those who like to take the ball early. not sure why this is, but i also find it to be the case.
     
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    Ok, I got to play my match with the Zebra today (with the garbage strings) and it confirmed. This thing is a beast from the baseline, I could manage the weight pretty well, I would say it is equal to my POG in terms of weight, which is good. I could tell that the stick thrives on the return of serve. I could hit very agressive returns today and from inside the court I could hit clear winners, crush the ball easily. I think it will become my main stick once I restring it. Thanks guys for the replies.
     
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