*** Long Live The Radicals ***

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Doc Hollidae, May 30, 2007.

  1. AlpineCadet

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    If you typically play with a full poly setup, "stamina in the mains and crosses" would make tennis less harsh and tiring, since it would give more ball feel and power. So it depends on who you are asking. Thanks for the reply to my reply :lol:
     
  2. hyogen

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    i thought you said stamina wasn't a poly! :O :O
     
  3. Doc Hollidae

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    It isn't. What he was saying is IF you play with a full poly set up, then Stamina will feel yada yada yada compared to the full poly set up.
     
  4. hyogen

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    ah i see. i remember hitting decently with the MG radical before...but i dismissed it b/c i thought it was giving me tennis elbow. But at the same time I was also trying out the radical tour which is much more stiff -_-

    I sold my fxp prestige team....but i miss it. When I demo'ed it, i was wowed by it...then i tried it again and i played decently with it. I bought it...loved it for a while...then my eyes started to wander. didn't feel stable enough for me... I think I should just stick with it and just play around with the weight until I get it right.

    Or wait for the MG Prestige TEAM...hopefully that's coming out
     
  5. DCaicedo

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    Yes, definitely add me to the Radicals-addicted list. The first racquet I ever bought (as a teenager with my own money), was a Radical OS 1997 XL. And I still have it- 10 years later!

    I've moved on, though, but not far- buying 2 MP XL's.

    I love these sticks- as one guy I was hitting with said, they are very flexible. I bought a FXP Prestige MP XL, and I get no power off my two-handed backhanded. Maybe I need to practice more..

    Anyway, if any Radical-philes are willing to part with their TwinTube MP XL's, drop me a line at davidcaicedo@adelphi.edu. I have 2 TwinTube OS XL's, that seem like frying pans to me.

    Thanks
     
  6. bertrevert

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    When getting started, I used to sidle up to Rads in shops and ogle them, then fondle theit twin tubes... oh dear.

    Cough cough, back to the MG Rad MP...

    It's way light but hits way solid, more so than anything I've experienced before...

    To recap, I went LM Rad to MG Rad, thinking FXP holes silly, and have hung around with light Dunlops (300s) as well.

    The MG Rad MP has an impressive response - you can pick your spot when returning slack serves, or block back solid enough against bombs.

    On groundstrokes I probably am not getting enough putaway heft, however I notice with increased swing speed I'm getting real zip from increased spin, and have added lead at top of grip.

    There's a bunch of recent racquets (MG Rad MP, Bab PS 07, Wilson Kblade) that seem to be light but solid, offering a good platform for customisation, and a heck of a lot of racquet in something so small and light.

    While not in the ballpark of player specs, they can certainly be your friend in any longer fight. It's a nifty package Head have put together: light, responsive, accurate.

    I have noticed the throat is a bit flexy possibly prone to snap (as has been reported in this forum), however it certainly adds comfort and a little boost when you hit out.

    The reader feedback concurs pretty much
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/feedback.html?pcode=HMGRAD

    The real MG Rad MP secret is accuracy.

    As middle-aged as I am, getting balls back with accuracy does me the world of good when young guns fire away intending to overwhelm with power. They can do that 5 times in a rally but on the sixth... and the only reason I'm getting to these balls is the Rad's sheer manouverability. I'm not powering it back to them (due to TE I've had to abandon poly) but nor am I missing nor leaving short. And hitting out with the MG Rad rewards with a spin and speed unparalleled. Put it on a dime.

    Moreoever, it's allowed me to really stand on the baseline, step in more, hit out all-court. So it depends what sort of player you are but I'm finding this really suitable to that style.

    Saw the Aussie player Alun Jones play well with one that looked stock recently... but the only pros with it are using paintjobs I believe.
     
  7. hyogen

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    hmm great review :eek: i am ever so tempted. I resisted getting the LM radical MP from the local sports authority last night.
     
  8. GRANITECHIEF

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    I strung up a LM Rad MP on Friday, put some weight at 3 / 9 and in the throat and played a tourney over the weekend with it.

    Sweet Racket.
     
  9. AlpineCadet

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    lol, I ended up adding extra as well on top of the GC setup. 6 more grams to the head, 7 more grams to the throat, and 4 grams to the handle. Strung with cyberpower @ 55lbs. Can't wait to hit with it.
     
  10. bertrevert

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    I reckon the radical should be sold as a ground-zero racquet with a price to match, so that let's say recent Radicals should not be at the premium price point they are.

    Ok they are using latest materials and they sell us the story of their technological breakthroughs, plus they add the marketing mix of the great player's aura (somewhat dimmed minus Agassi), however they are a basic racquet underneath appealing to many with a spec sheet hitting a real sweet spot.

    The MGs should be priced like the LMs are now.

    They're cutting off their lifeblood if they don't.

    So buy the model one or two behind the latest.

    I love this thread showing what someone can do with a little customisation:
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=183479

    The LM is a great platform. Still have mine. Learn all about strings. Chuck lead on and off it. Try different grip materials. Work on your game. It rewards all thsi because it's a straightforward tool, quirk-free.
     
  11. AlpineCadet

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  12. JAG84

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    Lm Radical Tour

    You guys who use leaded up lm radicals should try the TOUR version of the LM radical. I got one and its the best raquet ive used. Its a sledge hammer from the baseline:.
     
  13. Gorecki

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    Just saw one of these brand spanking new on my local retailer...
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    (the picture i got it fro the auction site) not the real one...
    it is a 630. if it was a OS... if only it was a OS...

    and yes... i am loving my Agassi LE...
    my next step is getting a FXP Radical OS.
     
  14. MichaelChang

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    To the LM Radical MP users, does this racket play similar to the old Twin Tube Radical MP? TW site says the LM has TwinTube built in. So I wonder how do they compare? The LM Radical MP is really cheap now, so I am bit tempted to get one. :) Thanks for any comments.
     
  15. Arvid

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    I havent played with the LM, but do use the TT as my playing racket. I think the LM is much stiffer and not as stable as the TT from what ive heard from other people. I can only review the TT, and what i can say is as far as im conserned it has everything i need. Feel, power, control, and very stable on return of serve.
     
  16. MichaelChang

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    Thanks Arvid.
     
  17. Speedygonzalez

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    Woohoo! Picked up two TT radicals 630s (zebras) yesterday! The same ones as the pic above. The previous owner hardly used them, too heavy for him. Can't wait to try them out......I heard so many good things about these special looking beasts!
     
  18. Doc Hollidae

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    The LM Radical don't play anything like the TT Tour Radicals. Not even close. The TT Tour is heavy, really flexible, and solid as a rock. The LM Radical is fairly light, moderate stiffness, and no nearly as stable as the TT Tour Rads.
     
  19. Iced_jacob

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    I do have some oversizes if you are interested...
    I m thinking about moving to a mid plus coz my 1hbh suffers a lot
     
  20. xxxstarxxx

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm new here and this is my first time replying or posting of any kind so please bare with me if I don't get this right...

    My first racket was the ti.radical midplus and since then I have accquired the liquidmetal radical, flexpoint radical & microgel radical all in midplus...

    I hope this qualify me as a radical!
     
  21. xxxstarxxx

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    I love my LM Radical MP...i think the ti.radical is TT? Not really sure...but I would prefer my LM Radical to my other radicals (ti.Radical MP, FP Radical MP, & MG Radical MP)!
     
  22. Wheelz

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    I have a FXP Radical tour, I like it alot. Good control.

    How about that LM Radical MP ? I needed a 2nd racket since I started to play leagues and tournaments and I got one new at a really good price. I'm anxious to see how it goes.

    I know alot of you Radical owners like to tweak it since it's lighter, but it still has a good wait for players under 5.0... Any opinions on it ? I hope it's not too far off my Rad Tour, but I won't mind having a slightly lighter racket in the bag.

    It comes strung with Synt Gut, I heard it's not that good ? I have an extra HEAD FXP string that I might string it with...
     
  23. TennisFonz

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    After about a 10 year lay off... I have decided to go back to the Radical Series- I just bought to MG Radicals MP. My first (Radical) love was the first TwinTube Radical.
     
  24. Trisys

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    Need advice re Radical Trisys 260 OS (1993)

    Hi all,

    I am happy to join this forum (at last).

    I have been using (on and off) this one so many years and now I am worried about the racquet itself. I love this so much that I can't play with this any more:-?

    The feeling, perfomance, "pop", etc... my favorite so far and, yes, it is getting old.

    Should I let it rest? Should I play with it until it dies?

    One more question: I saw a post re replacement grommet for 260 MP. How about 260 OS (1993)? One on **** is toooo expensive (35 USD + 5 USD shipping).

    Oh, how is the LE OS? Should I buy that one to gove some time to the old one? Can it fake me?

    Cheers,
    JH
     
  25. slkbassist

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    Hi all I'm new to the forums, but been playing for most of my life. You can add me to a fan of the radicals. I own an i.radical and a LM radical both MP. I just started experimenting with leading so there may be a few posts around regarding this.
     
  26. tennisdude083

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    yo i just picked up an LM Radical MP the other day and it is da bomb.

    check it:
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    lol that happened to me too it was the first time i saw the MP there... however i failed to resist and ended up buying it...
     
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  27. Wheelz

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    How do you like your Rad so far ?
     
  28. iTennis

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    Anyone here ever tried LM Instinct (not tour XL)?

    I want to know how it compares to Bumblebee OS (mines are 352g strung at 7-pt HL with tornagrip over leather.) I'm wondering to go a bit lighter (probably 335-340g) but keep the same balance with the Instinct, mainly for better maneuverability.

    Thanks.
     
  29. mfin23

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    head radical microgel mp is the best eva with alu power ruff and forten sweet strung at 59 ahhh sooo good tryed 30 demos cant beat it!
     
  30. tennisdude083

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    if you are talking to me, i must say that i like it a lot. probably better than my dunlop 300s. at first i wasnt sure of the dense string pattern because i wasnt sure if i would be able to generate topspin very easily. but it didnt really affect the amount of topspin i am able to put on the ball, which is good.
     
  31. dminh01

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    i am in too
     
  32. Safin777

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    What were the specs of the old Radical Tour mp? I'm talking of the pj previous the Ti-Radical not the PJ that ha come out last year in the OS version
     
  33. UncleRico.

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    If anyone here has a LM Radical MP 4 1/2 they are willing to part with, let me know. I need to pair up the one I already have, it's getting lonely. Used is fine, preferred actually. Looking for around ~$50, shipped to Canada.

    mchu85 AT hotmail.com
     
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  35. nCode747

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    count me in i have the original radical, the liquidmetal radical, and the iradical
     
  36. Otherside

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    as a junior I had the radical twintube, than the yellow blue that came out -98. Ordered 2 MG Pro Radicals yesterday strung with Cyberflash:)
    Sold my Extremes so will be sweet to play RAdicals again! Demoed the 295g midplus today just for fun and it was ok, terrible strings on it.
     
  37. miniRafa386

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    MG Rad Mp, Gamma leather grip w/ Kirschbaum Touch It Ultra on top, Kirschbaum P2 17 mains @ 52, Kirschbaum Touch Multifibre 16 @ 51. Head LogoDampener II.

    also known as PERFECTION ;)
     
  38. Wheelz

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    I'm very tempted o try a lower string tension..
     
  39. slkbassist

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    Wow, that is on the real low end of tension for a radical.

    I have mine actually strung 63 mains and crosses (Just head control, right now, I'll upgrade- A) if I can find a proshop not just overprice Sports Authority nearby, or B) order off TW once they break)

    I think it is my style of play though, I play primarily flat and powerful- use the Radical's frame for extra zip. The dense pattern of the MP and high gauge help me control my shots.
     
  40. Advantage1

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    Sign me up i just got my radical today :)
     
  41. _skunk_

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    My Weapon choice for 2008.

    2 Twin Tube OS
    1 A. Agassi LE


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  42. dt101

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    HEAD Radical twin tube MP (zebra)

    I hope I don't get in trouble for posting this but does anyone want to buy a Radical Twin Tube XL Midplus (Zebra paintjob version). It is made in Austria and it is a size 4 1/4. Comes with CAP grommet, TNT2 18g strings and rated 9/10. This racquet is rare. Email me at dannybruin03@gmail.com. I only have one. Asking $89 plus shipping to anywhere in the US. No international shipping.
     
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    I just got a chance to hit with Radical tour MP 98 (black/yellow) made in Austria for 10 minutes .... I think it very closes to PT630, Radical is a bit lighter and stiffer but I think it has the same feel & touch. Anyone?
     
  44. dt101

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    I have an extra one of the same exact racquet that you just mentioned in a size 4 1/4. Rated 9/10. You interested in buying it?
     
  45. BOZO

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    email, please.
     
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    I want to know too. I found one Yellow/Black and another in blue/white, both are made in Austria. Are they the same one but different color?
     
  47. ojingoh

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    Sign me up, just got a Twin Tube OS. Didn't realize how flexy the racquet was until I strung it with pgsd at 65# in a Star 5 it wouldn't come out T_T

    So I have:
    1 LE/Big Banger ALU 60#
    1 Twin Tube OS/PGSD 65#
     
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  48. Otherside

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    happiest racquet day ever=)

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    radical pro, will be stringin them with BBO and Cyberflash and see which string I like best on them.
     
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    Hello all - Own several Ti Rad OS's, used to play with the Ti MP, just acquired a virtually new TT Rad Tour MP, the zebra. Appears to be the 98. Have read here that it plays a lot like a lighter stiffer 630, but that doesn't help me much since I've never hit with one. Assume it may feel more like the Ti MP. But can't bring up the actual TT Tour specs in a search of board threads or TW or the entire web. Particularly interested in SW and flex. Anyone help here? Many thanks.
     

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