Head Radicals

Discussion in 'Classic Racquet Talk' started by Dino Lagaffe, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Dino Lagaffe

    Dino Lagaffe Professional

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    I decided to take a picture of the different versions of Head Radicals that I've currently got. Below is a timeline from another post in this subforum from earlier this year. The (X) after the version simply denotes that I have that version.

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

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

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

    Ti., 1999
    MP (X)
    OS

    Intelligence, 2001
    MP
    OS (X)

    Liquidmetal, 2003
    MP (X)
    Tour (X)
    OS

    Flexpoint, 2005
    MP (X)
    Team
    Tour
    OS

    [Agassi Limited Edition, 2006]
    OS

    Microgel, 2007
    MP
    Team (X)
    OS
    Tour

    Youtek, 2009
    MP (X)
    OS
    Pro (X)
    Lite
    Lite OS

    Youtek IG, 2012
    MP
    OS
    Pro
    S
     
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  2. Tamiya

    Tamiya Semi-Pro

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    Nice lineup!

    Any ideas as to why/how your left Zebra has yellowed so much more than its cousin?
     
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  3. HRB

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    My Rad TT MP is yellowed as well...is this common and what caused it...plays awesome though?
     
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  4. Tamiya

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    seems fairly common afaik, but I'm real curious why some & not all

    looks like its the white areas in the printed wrap not the clear gel coat
    that's gone yellow. (The words at 6 o'clock stay white doesn't yellow.)
    Polishing surface doesn't do much.

    Also it yellows very even with no shadows so I'd rule out 20yrs UV from
    constant exposure to sunlight or fluoro/halogen lighting.
    Mine doesn't stink like previous owner was a chain smoker either.

    Perhaps it's 2 different substrate the wrap is printed on...
     
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  5. Ronaldo

    Ronaldo G.O.A.T.

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    CandyCane TT the softest Radical ever. As flexible as an ugly stick.
     
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  6. Dino Lagaffe

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    Thanks, Tamiya!

    Not sure what caused the Zebra to yellow so much. It plays great, though. I really like the TT Rads!
     
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  7. vsbabolat

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    I think UV rays caused it to yellow.
     
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  8. hrstrat57

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    Nice set!

    Sold my 2 zebras mp's but it appears I might have a chance of buying them back :)

    Never was ever to get my hands on even one candy cane TT rad always on my wish list.

    Again, nice collection thanks for sharing it!!

    Btw one of my zebras had the yellowing going on, not so sure why. Bought them both new.
     
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