*** Long Live The Radicals ***

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  1. Andre Agasaki

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    Doc, I will find out for you tonight when I get home! Talk soon! :)
     
  2. Doc Hollidae

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    Has anyone else leaded up their TT Radicals to combat the flex?
     
  3. Bundey

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    Update the list with my name on it, or else..... :twisted:
     
  4. Doc Hollidae

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    With 26 pages to review that's a little more work than I'm willing to do. Consider yourself member #57 if you need a number =P.
     
  5. todd03blown

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    reviving an old thread....

    I just demoed the microgel radical mp today and I must say I am very impressed with it. I have been hitting with a PDR for about 18 months now and felt it was time for a change. I wanted to move to a little lighter racquet due to shoulder/arm pain. I hit with this stick tonight for about 1 hr and it felt wonderful. I could take full cuts at the ball and it had nice topsin. nice deep penetrating shots as well, only hit a few volleys but it sure did feel nice and stable.

    question though - what are you all stringing this stick with? my pdr has been strung with the wilsons champion choice at 62/60. Looking for a few recommendations if you care to share.
     
  6. Anton

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    Right now I'm using Gosen textured Poly, but I feel this frame works best with softer synthetic strings - just string it at 60 with a synthetic gut like prince.
     
  7. Andre Agasaki

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    Doc, sorry about the delay. All it says on the back is "L5" for Head's racket description. No actual numbers are listed. I hope that this was helpful. Take care!
     
  8. thenjimmysaid

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    Does anyone know where I can find a FXP Radical MP under 100 dollars that's NOT e*ay?

    I bought my spare FXP from e*ay and for some reason, it seems a lot heavier then the one I bought from a proshop. One's made in Austria, one in China. My friends keep convincing me that the **** one is a fake. =[
     
  9. Doc Hollidae

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    Not fake, but there will be slight weight differences. It's a quality control issue. The weight differential shouldn't be too significant though.
     
  10. GRANITECHIEF

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    I've got a couple that are in top condition. What grip size you looking for?
     
  11. j30tennis

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    Question for the rad board. I have been using the LE OS Agassi Rad, and recently took my old twin tube midplus out for set and the results were great took the set 6-1 and 6-2. My question is I just bought the LM midplus how much difference between the now obsolete twin tube and the LM midplus? Thanks
     
  12. Ronaldo

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    IMHO the LM Radical is significantly stiffer, especially in the head/hoop than the old twin-tube Radical. Has a metallic sound/feel too.
     
  13. j30tennis

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    Thanks Ronaldo, today will be my 1st play with the LM mid rad. Sadly it will be with the stock strings. Would you be so kind as to give me a good tension range to put in the LM rad? My current set up on my LE OS Agassi rads is wilson nxt 16 at 61.
     
  14. Ronaldo

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    Tried 58/55 and felt it was too tight. Never gave it another chance at a lower tension. Stuck with my Bumblebee OS.
     
  15. EZV

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    I have 3 OS radicals - a 98 TT, a late 90's black/yellow reissue, and a LM which i hate and regret spending my money on.
     
  16. j30tennis

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    I hit with the lm midplus the other day, it had its high points mainly serves was completely off on the backhand side but I have never had a strong backhand to begin with so I assume it has a lot to do with the switch from os to midplus. Once I get around to switching the crappy stock strings strung at whatever I should be able to get a better feel for the raquet.
     
  17. Ross K

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    LM Radical TOUR

    Any of you familiar with the LM Rad Tour (the tour being the heavier, more rare LM Rad)? If so, please tell me how it played, how you regard it, etc.
     
  18. Ronaldo

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    Used the Flexpoint Radical Tour, could do everything well just a little harsh but attribute that to replacing the stock grip with leather.
     
  19. AlpineCadet

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    Just bought 2 LM Radicals from TW last night. Curious to see if they sound/feel metallic with a full poly setup and a dampener.
     
  20. j30tennis

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    Alpine, would love to hear your reviews of the LM you just bought. When you play with them post your review please. Thanks
     
  21. Euthanasiast

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    Hey guys,

    I'm probably going to be putting my 8 twin tube radicals up on the classified section today. I have a few each of the 95 and 98 models, all in better than 8.0 condition an a few in 9.5 condition. I'm not really looking to break them up too much and will offer a great deal for the bulk of them, but understand that many people aren't going to be able to get all 8, so I'll likely be willing to break them up a little. Keep an eye out in the classified section if you are interested. These are really fantastic rackets, but I think it will be easier for me to just stick with the Yonex RDS 002's as they are easier to get in bulk the way I like them, and though they aren't as smooth as the TT, they are pretty damned awesome in their own right.

    Just letting you Radical heads know in advance.
     
  22. Iced_jacob

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    please tell me you are grip size 4 or 5!!!
     
  23. Euthanasiast

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    I'll have 3 x 4 1/2 L4's, 1 x 4 1/2 xsl L4, and 1 x 4 5/8 L5 in the mix. The others are 4 3/8 L3's. the L5 is an OS, in case it matters.
     
  24. Iced_jacob

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    ok keep the OS for me!!
    Condition and pics pls?
    iced_jacob@yahoo.com
     
  25. Euthanasiast

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    Oh, and one of the 4 3/8 L3 is an OS and an XL handle. A couple have had the grommets replaced with brand new ones and if someone buys the whole set I'll throw in the other 3 new packs of grommets.
     
  26. Iced_jacob

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    No I just want the OS L5 standard length
    email me for price asking pls
     
  27. Euthanasiast

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    Well, as I said, the preference is to get rid of them all in as few transactions as possible, so someone looking to buy more would get the preference of the rackets. The classified thread will have all the pics and condition for each. Anyway, I've hijacked this thread enough.
     
  28. dantespark33

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    hey i just got 2 flexpoint radical tours and i keep hearing that they go through strings fast
    shoul di think of getting a stringing machine to save some money
     
  29. Ross K

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    Doc and all the other Rad-icts,

    Just thought I'd post to say that I ended up playing with my Rad Tour TT XL yesterday once again and, well, here are some observations...


    . I got a VERY impressive, nailing-it-to-the-corner-every-time, cross court fh going (my opponent couldn't deal with my new found accuracy, power and consistancy)

    . that older mold Head feel (familiar to me from using the i. Prestige and the PT previously), truly is buttery, lush and altogether unique

    . the extra reach does indeed have its benefits, and not least for reaching shots when on the stretch (great for playing the those pesky pushers!)

    . for general baseline play this rod is definitely v/well suited... there's that stabillity and weight that I'm such a fan of

    . surprised by the success of a couple of droppers

    . volleys felt crap

    . serve still feels quite demanding and a bit underpowered

    . great mixture of power - (you bully and pin back an opponent) - and control - (it rarely goes out when hitting hard)

    . yesterday I liked the flexy, pocketing thing this particular rod is known for (TBH, in the past I've sometimes found it a bit weird)


    Anyway. Since putting down the PT I've been in limbo testing out a few different frames. As of yesterday though, I think the Rad Tour Twin Tube is right back up there again as a serious contender. Which brings me on to a question...

    What would ppl recommend as regards lead tape?... I need to get more pop on the serve... BTW, if it's of any use, it's a heavy-ish rod (12.3) with a high swing weight (369). Basically, I feel if I can be happy with this in the serve department, it would actually be my no. 1.

    Cheers

    Ross
     
  30. EZV

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    just picked up a ti OS to add to my collection, always wanted one. Next up is the original Trysis if i can find one
     
  31. Ross K

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    This thread isn't for selling equipment right? (Above segment of post.)


    EZV,

    Have to say I've been looking for quite a while now for rods like the original Trysis but thery're either not to be found, or when I've luckily come across one it's the wrong size or whatever... and to think I was actually offered a bumblebee once and turned it down!!!... IMBECILE!...

    Good luck anyway!
     
  32. AlpineCadet

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    NTRP question: What level do you play?
     
  33. AlpineCadet

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    I played 3 hours with the frame tonight. It was prestrung with Head Synthetic Gut 16, though I am used to using full poly. The racket DOES NOT feel or sound metallic at all. I have no idea how Ronaldo can say such things. It actually sounds and feels like any other regular 11 ounce graphite frame. Anyway, the racket is a great serving stick, and volleys felt pretty solid--not flimsy/unstable. Groundies were okay, though I am adjusting to the dense string pattern. I felt that I needed more weight, or less tension to groove into the frame. We played a few singles sets, and in the end, I realized that this frame can be really great with small weight adjustments and string/tension changes. Though underpowered a bit, overall, I'd rate this frame as a solid stick for me to grow into. A++ for me.
     
  34. Doc Hollidae

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    On my OS' I put 3 inches of lead starting from the second cross going down. It comes out to be about 3 grams. However I think the MP is a little stiffer and has an extra cross. So I dunno how much this'll help.
     
  35. AlpineCadet

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    This may be over the top, but it'll at least help me realize how much weight to take off. ;) I am planning to add CAP grommets and a leather grip to my frame, and string it with my favorite hybrid job: Lux mains and TNT crosses. (The CAP grommets and Leather should add about ~1 ounce to the 11.3 ounce strung frame.) I'll update you in a week.
     
  36. Doc Hollidae

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    While I'm sure you're talking about the MP, the OS is a whole different story. At least when strung with full poly. After some demoing of some newer rackets and then playing with my Radical TT Tours and Radical LE, I think the newer, lighter rackets need to be strung at a lower tension and hybrided. Due to their lack of mass, they don't really have that stability or plow through and poly isn't known for it's forgiveness.
     
  37. Doc Hollidae

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    Sorry that was in reference to Ross K and the TT Tours. Should have quoted him. My bad.
     
  38. AlpineCadet

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    Indeed I'm talking about the MP. I am used to using full poly, esp. in the PST90, K90, and PT630 frames. The LM Radical MP is a great stick. Amazing feel/flex, and the end result is pretty on par with what I put into my strokes. With the right strings/tension, and slight weight modifications, I think I might actually stay with the frame for longer than 3 months. And that is saying A LOT!! I am finally happy with my equipment--at the moment--and will probably grow into it. :)
     
  39. Ronaldo

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    That just my opinion. Perhaps the tension was too high or it was just my elbow. See guys that prefer the LM to the MicroGel too. Also added a heatsleeve and a leather grip to the LM Radical mp, weighed 12 oz strung.
     
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  40. Ross K

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    About a 4.0.


    Q. for Doc or others,

    Do you happen to know any present or past pro's who play/played with the Rad Tour Twin Tube? I think it was Sebastian Grosjean who played with my XL version. Andre of course may (or may not) have wielded it... but who else?
     
  41. Ronaldo

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    Believe Cedric Pioline and Thomas Enqvist used the MP.
     
  42. Ross K

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    Thomas Enqvist & his Rad Tour Twin Tube

    Oh yes!...

    [​IMG]

    BTW, Did he ever win anything big, or how high was his top ranking?
     
  43. AlpineCadet

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    Looking for inspiration? :)
     
  44. Pro_Tour_630

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    sorry guys but adding CAPS to a radical is pretty...........lame
     
  45. SHUNGO

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    Hey friends, does anybody can post a resume of the characteristics of the TI MP radical??

    Thanks
     
  46. Doc Hollidae

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    Mr. Cedric Pioline played with one.
     
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    He was a top 10 player if I recall correctly. He had a big forehand. I wanna say he made the finals of the US or Aussie Open once. Good player though.
     
  48. AlpineCadet

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    Why would that be lame? :confused: I happen to think it's a wonderful idea. The racket would be more stable and powerful with the slight weight modifications, and personally, starting with 11 ounces strung is pretty light already.
     
  49. bertrevert

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    Yes I believe some have had good success with adding the CAP grommet on a Rad, it surely must play differently from let's say just adding lead.
     
  50. Pro_Tour_630

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    good luck, just don't come back here and whine about it, don't feel like saying I told you so, that is all
     

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