How much for Bumblebee

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  1. mars76

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    Head Radical Tour Bumblebee

    Hi all,

    I am planning to buy first version of rad tour (bumblebee) and wondering what's reasonable price for these sticks in average condition.

    On auction site they are listed around 70 ,80. I thought that's too much..

    Thanks


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  2. spaceman_spiff

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    If you're looking for one made in Austria (not the later remakes) and in pretty good condition, I doubt you'll find much better deals. It's getting harder and harder to find them in good condition, so the price isn't really going to go much lower.
     
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  3. protenniskid

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    I have a brand new one and am wondering what a good price for it would be. It is the midplus version.
     
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  4. pshulam

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    That's about right for one in 8/10 condition.
     
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  5. mars76

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    Hi All,

    I am able to get couple of bumblebees and here are some of the pics. The strange thing i noticed is on the throat of one of the racquet it says "HEAD Austria" not "HEAD Made in Austria". I found it strange !!

    The other one just has HEAD and it looks like it was a made in china version.

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    I replaced the grommets and bumper guard as they are badly worn out.
     
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  6. tandayu

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    This is sample for the made in Austria:

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  7. mars76

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    Hi,

    I think out of the two i got one is made in Austria and the other is made in china.

    I found an old thread referring to the same

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=104631

    It seems the "HEAD Austria" on throat is some limited edition release.

    I have now three Radical Tour OS and and no two are same version !! (one Made in Austria , one Made in China and the other i think Made in Austria). I also have one MP which is made in Austria and has Radical Trysys 260 on one side of the throat.
     
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  8. pshulam

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    These are all nice racquets. Let us know how you like them.
     
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  9. mars76

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    Hi,

    I haven't hit with these new ones yet.

    I really liked playing with the original one which i already have.

    I need to string these two ( as i am replacing the grommets and bumper guard).

    I have a reel of Prince Original Syn Gut and planning to get Gosen OG Sheep Micro.

    Any String suggestions for these.

    thanks
     
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  10. pshulam

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    Mine (TRISYS 260) is strung with Gosen OG Sheep Micro 17 @55 lb. (Both main & cross)
     
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  11. skuludo

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    What is the difference between the Trisys 260 and the Radical Tours?
    Are they the same rackets?
     
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  12. ace0001a

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    I've got a few of the originals and the reissues, and if it doesn't say "MADE IN AUSTRIA#" on it, you most likely have the later reissued made in China ones...you can also tell by the "ART#231770" on the inside of the throat. The made in China Radical Tour looks almost the same as the original, is still a very solid frame but as many have said, probably is just pure Graphite without the Twaron the original ones made in the mid 1990s had.
     
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  13. spaceman_spiff

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    Same rackets, different names for different markets. The Trisys 260 was for sale in America. The Radical Tour was for sale in Europe and elsewhere.
     
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  14. Orion3

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    Radical 260/Tours - great sticks.

    Still play with them; like the Pro Tour but a little stiffer.

    70-80 for reasonable condition is a fair price. You may find one cheaper but I wouldn't hold my breath.

    Bumpers - easy to find/replace. The Prestige CAPS fit and work well for me.

    String wise - I have been playing with a gut/poly hybrid. Feels and plays great. Recently I took the plunge and hit a full bed of poly in 40's. I'm smitten and my elbow is holding out well.
     
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  15. vsbabolat

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    That racquets with just "HEAD Austria" was made in China.
     
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  16. Tennis Dunce

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    so what!? long after that dude spends that 70 bucks you'll be playing that badboy for a decade!
     
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