IG Speed 300 or YT Radical MP?

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  1. UkeSoap

    UkeSoap New User

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    Hello! I've been searching and demoing racquets and I have narrowed my choices down to two frames : the head YT IG Speed 300 and the YT Radical MP.
    I'm a junior player self rated around 3.5-4.0 who likes to play using spins and I'm an all-court player who plays both singles and doubles. I'm looking for something that will hit pretty solid/crisp and offer me better control and ball bite without being too heavy. Which one should I pick?

    Side note: I've demoed and liked the IG speed 315, but it was a little too heavy. Have yet to demo the YT radical mp
     
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  2. Bartelby

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    The radical takes more skill than its weight would suggest, whereas the speed will probably give you more.

    But these things can be more of an emotional choice, which we later rationalise.
     
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  3. un6a

    un6a Semi-Pro

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    If speed 315 was heavy for you, Ytk Radical MP will be probably heavy too. Although it is lighter than speed, balance makes it feel heavier when swinging.
     
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  4. bertrevert

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    The YT Rad is pretty low powered in relation to other racquets and in relation to its own line or heritage. It is string sensitive, you will have to experiment and hence has great touch and it is very responsive. It feels more like a 95 anyway.

    More spin from the Speed's 16 x 19 stringbed, a slightly smaller and less refined sweetspot, and a little less power. It isn't as nimble as a Rad but nor is it club-like like I thought the big SW of the BLX Blade felt like. With this stick you perhaps naturally stay at the baseline more, whereas the Rad cries out to be taken to the net.

    HTH
     
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  5. JackB1

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    agree with most of whats been said here...

    Go with the Speed 300. You can always add a little lead tape if it's too light.
     
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  6. UkeSoap

    UkeSoap New User

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    Thank you for the advice! I will most likely go with the ig speed 300, and add some lead if I need it.
     
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