*** Long Live The Radicals ***

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  1. OldButGame

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    Good Choice!!!!...absolutely GREAT stick !!!!!![​IMG]
     
  2. carlos djackal

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    LM Radical MP just arrived, tried to hit with it at the nearest courts, and hit with a 3.5 friend of mine and was very surprise about how it performed with me.......I thought this one's got great potential and a bit stable even at stock form but still I'm gonna put two overgrips and lead it up to 12+ oz at 3, 9 and 12 and see how it performs against a 5.0 player in our club later..........I think it's gonna be a smooth transition from my Fischer Mpro No.1 and I'm really excited. This one's a great steal for its price, absolutely a GREAT stick OBG.......
     
  3. Down_the_line

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    I'll join the club. I broke one of my Youtek IG Speed's in a fit, but I needed to switch back to the Radical OS anyway. The Speed was much too stiff and didn't have enough power, even with my long, fast swing, and to boot I played my best tennis with the Ti. Radical OS and then the Flexpoint Radical OS.

    Question: When are the new Youtek IG Radical OS's going to be out? Is it worth the wait or should I just pick up a couple Youtek Radical OS's?
     
  4. prgault

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    Just to revive an old thread...I finally after a lot of reading and experimenting add 5 grams of lead at 10 & 2 to my 3 LM Mid pluses. Originally the tape ran from about 1 inch over the head guards but I ended up folding that inch back over and covering it all with head tape. Strung them all with Gosen OG Sheep Micro 16 at 53#. So far I am loving the new balance and seem to be getting more depth when I need it.
     
  5. RyKnocks

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    I just upgraded my LM Rad MP to the Youtek Rad MP and couldn't be happier. What I love is that the racquet isn't so string sensitive. I can string this thing up with anything from syn gut to hybrid gut/poly and know exactly what to expect.
     
  6. newton296

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    I was surprised how hard I could nail a flat serve with the LM radical mp. the racquet has some serious pop.

    only hit about 10 minutes but was impressed during that short hit. anybody comment on spin. and volleys? I'm guessing the volleys may not be so sweet due to stiffness and dense string pattern .
     
  7. ahuimanu

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    I also bought two LM radicals (on sale for $59 at the local SA). Plays very well with the factory strings, can't wait to try it with black or red code or perhaps a X1 blend :)

     
  8. JZImmer123

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    LM Radical Tour

    I'd have to say that till now my favorite Radical has been the LM Radical Tour! I wish I could still find these. I've tried buying a couple of LM Radical MPs and customizing them (putting CAP grommets, fishing weights on the handle, etc) to make them like the LM Rad Tour, but it never quite felt the same. It's just too bad you can't find these anymore, and the few people who would sell them ask too much for them :(
     
  9. prgault

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    I've never seen an LM Radical tour, bu the MP's were my favorite forever until yesterday. Got a couple of the OS's (cannot resist the TW sale price) and added just a little lead at 10 & 2. Still factory strings but my good strokes have much more pop & depth so far....

    P_
     
  10. Yourtenniscoach

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    My two IG Radical Pros are being delivered today... guess I'll join the club!
     
  11. klementine

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    The Radical is a great, low powered frame that is tried and true.

    Still have my LMRadical (first racquet purchased after getting back into tennis) and I refuse to let go of it.
     
  12. rafafan20

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    Testing out the IG rad pro, prospective member...
     
  13. craniopath

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    radical tour help

    dear radicals, my two (second hand) radical tours are installed with new microgel radical grommets, TK82S pallets and leather grips (one with volkl one with head to see which one I like better) as of today and ready for stringing. I need help with two issues

    1. Microgel radical mp and radical tour have different tie off grommets. 8T/6H,7T and 7T/6H,5T respectively. If I don't say anything the stringer probably will string it like microgel radical. Do you think that will matter, shall I specifically ask him to use tie off holes of radical tour?

    2. I cut the 82S pallets getting the measurement from old pallets. I installed the first set, needs some fine tuning but fit is quite good. I installed the second set and they sit about 0.5-1 cm (0.2-0.4") long. I said what the ....?
    then I removed the pallets and put the rackets side by side one is obviously shorter than the other. has anyone seen a radical tour that is shorter? It's not jr. version, I think the hairpin weighs 295gr.

    best
     
  14. Scar1358

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    i currently use the intelligence i. radical mp should i upgrade to one of the newer technologies? and do the newer radicals still play with a more control oriented style? :O RADICALS UNITE!
     
  15. Steve Agassi

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    I know what I read.

    I have a Rad Midplus (630) I got for a song at Play It Again Sports. I would love to read reviews of this racket, but I can't find any. From time to time, I am flabbergasted by how badly I mishit with this club.:oops: Most of the time I'm thrilled with how the ball goes exactly where I want it to.:twisted: I haven't re-strung it, so it could be stretched-out strings. Reviews help me know my racket.:confused:
     
  16. rb__11

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    I have a Youtek Radical Pro and it has a huge pop. The only prob is that if you don't hit with the perfect timing or your footwork is not in place, you'll have some inconssistency.
    Other than that, great racquet. (i know what they say about the high sw but i got used to it and like it because of the plow through you get)
    hope i helped someone.
     
  17. craniopath

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    weighted i.radical vs radical tour 630

    has anyone played with an i.radical matched (or more/less) to the weight and balance of the original radical tour and can give a comparison to how they play?
    thanks in advance
     
  18. BU Bearcat

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    Im trying to find the best baseline radical between the Liquidmetal, Flexpoint, and Youtek series. Any help??
     
  19. velkov

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    radical

    for me the liquidmetal is the best choice !!
     
  20. tjwalker097

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    Try solinco rackets. I heard their rackets,some models are radicals clones.
     
  21. BU Bearcat

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    Velkov I think I was gonna lean towards the LM. It seems like theres no reason to spend another $50 to get the Youtek version when the LM is a great stick in its own. Hows the serving and groundstrokes?
     
  22. OldButGame

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    I have the microgel. LiquidMetal, and Youtek versions of Radical.
    For me, personally, the Liquidmetal is by far the best stick.
    Its the most reliable,predictable,and consistent, all in good ways,than the other two.:)
     
  23. BU Bearcat

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    wow really? Well thats gonna pretty much seal my decision. 1 more question tho old, hows the sweetspot compared to other racquets on the Liquidmetal?
     
  24. JohnnyFive

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    How do the old Trisys 260 (Bumblebees) MP play in relation to their OS counterparts? Do they play similarly (other than the head size)?
     
  25. naldop

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    Hello,

    I am new at TT, and recently bought IG Radical Pro x2, can I become a member in here? :)
    I am impress with the power delivered without sacrifing the control.
    I am a little bit cautious in the pro shop at first when I feel that it is not enough head light for me. Boy, I was wrong, good control and it helps me getting deep ball.

    I do need to adjust my swing coming from my Yonex Vcore 95D, usually I am forcing my swing to get the depth I want for my ball, with RadPro I need to ease my swing and just relax a bit as the racquet can produce enough power for me.
    Good for me, less exhaustion and can concentrate in my control.
    Cheers :)
     
  26. ptb5021

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    Any suggestions for hybrid of BHBR17? Using LM Radical, custom specs.
     
  27. ka1m1ng

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    don't have a demo programme here. anyone can enlighten me the difference btw the IGRMP and the IGRP beside the string pattern and SW?
    i like to mix my shots from using flat, topspin shots, plays DBH. my game is primarily baseline aggressive shots and ocassional approaches to the net to finish off the point.
     
  28. adista4

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    see the signature, ignore the POG:D
     
  29. pattenww

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    Rad Versions and weight/swing weight ?

    I have a microgel rad I love. I bought a youtek version..to head heavy compared to my microgel (manifiested on serve). Tried and IG..also to head heavy(again most apparent on serve). Specs aside..is the microgel version know as a lighter/lower swingweight version of the rad as compared to the other 2?

    Looks like in this weight category - with at least 20 crosses and 98 sq inch the
    4d aerogel version 300tour and pacific x force look to be good options or another micro if I do not have a way out of spec one..

    also - name your next favorite racket after rad
     
  30. makinao

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    Hi. I'm new here. My new Radical LEs.

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  31. makinao

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    OK. I have two new LEs (above). I've only played with one for a couple of days before I sustained a back injury, and I will be out for at least another week. But those two days were magical. I played three sets of hard doubles on a soft court on each day and not only played like a man possessed, but felt like I was in my 20s again (I'm 54 now). The last racquet I truly loved lasted 5 years before breaking, and it took me 3 painful years to find this new love.

    Question 1: Am I merely in the honeymoon stage? Does anyone think this relationship will go south as soon as I start playing again?

    Question 2: I went back to the store where I got them, and they have yet another one at the same bargain price. If I still have some money left over from my Christmas bonus and its still there before New Year, I'm thinking of getting it. Am I crazy to get a third? A fourth?
     
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  32. oragne lovre

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    Having tried various racquets, I've now played more consistently with Microgel Radical MP. This racquet makes me hit with full windshield-wiping swings. It's also control-oriented, precise, and very maneurverable. The only drawback is that it's slightly light for me. I have to learn how to add some lead tapes to make it a bit heavier.
    I'm in the "Long Live the Radicals."
     
  33. -Kap-

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    Makinao, I picked one up 5 years ago and loved it, and I've been playing with it ever since.
    I now carry 4 in my bag.
    In my opinion, no... the honeymoon doesn't end. :)
     
  34. skraggle

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    Yeah, the AALE is a terrific frame. Just headlight enough to swing nice and easy, and motivates the ball in every way you could wish. Wish I had kept mine now that I play 70% doubles.
     
  35. makinao

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    Kap: I couldn't resist anymore. So when I got an unexpected pre-Chirstmas bonus I picked up the third and last LE at the store. I'm still struggling with various aches and pains though, so I can't play as much as I want to. But when the stock strings on the first one goes, I'll experiment with strings and tensions because I still don't know what tension they came with, and the Head Ultra Tour 16 that were listed as the stock strings with aren't available anymore. I'll start with a 17 poly at 58lbs at see how it goes.

    Blasphemy not intended, but the guys at the club say I now have the "holy trinity": the father, the son, and the holy ghost :) Serial numbers are 10570, 10469, and 10808.
     
  36. El Zed

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    What a strange and misguided analogy; someone of faith wouldn't post this, and one of another belief should be sufficiently respectful to avoid offending others.
     
  37. makinao

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    OK. I'm sorry to have offended anyone. I'd edit my post, but it's was quoted, so I guess I can't take it back anymore. I'll sign off before I offend anyone else.
     
  38. MikeHitsHard93

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    I wouldn't worry about it if I were you. You obviously didn't mean to offend him so he shouldn't be so harsh. There's plenty of nonbelievers in the world. We also have the freedom of speech without intent to cause someone to get hurt...so he should have just ignored you without calling you out on it. So don't stop talking on the boards just for one person.
     
  39. -Kap-

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    May they serve you well! :)

    If you play competitively, keep two of them strung up the same so that you have a backup if you break a string, and use the third to experiment with different strings/tensions. I thought the Ultra Tour played well, but it was a bit on the stiff side for me, so I strung them with Topspin Cyber Blue 17L for a while and really liked that. (I've since weaned myself off of poly, and am trying to find the perfect synthetic for this frame. All four of mine are strung up differently at the moment. :oops: :p)
     
  40. El Zed

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    Mike, you really should keep your thoughts to yourself when not required. While I'll avoid the easy ad hominems, you really should avoid providing legal explanations without having the obvious understanding. Further, message boards are largely based upon an exchange of communication while serving as a forum facilitating the exchange of ideas in a pseudo-communal setting. Surely the feelings and thoughts that one posts need to be considered with respect to the feelings, sensitivities and beliefs of the other community members (never thought that would be an issue on a tennis board). But I guess as a person without faith - as you profess to be - this common courtesy escapes you....
     
  41. El Zed

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    No need to be so dramatic - your comment was in poor taste to some (a fact you recognized and attempted to preface), but it should be grounds to leave. At least you have the class to apologize.
     
  42. El Zed

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    Shouldn't be grounds, rather.
     
  43. davedomart

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    Give me a break!

    You are taking this way too far El Zed. You're insulted? He even wrote not to insult anybody in the original post, and it was his friends that said that; not him. It's similar to someone saying Jesus Christ when they're mad. Are you that thin-skinned and self-righteous? And your comment that someone without faith doesn't have common courtesy is actually more insulting; you're insulting the person not the faith.
     
  44. El Zed

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    Learn how to read, Dave.
     
  45. El Zed

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    You are obviously missing the point. The person made a comment that was not entirely appropriate and was offensive at least to me. I have every right to note that - my rights are no less than his or yours on this board. Thank you for responding to my post about increased respect by insulting me. You might not know, understand or even care - but taking the Lord's name in vain is another point that some might take offense to. But alas, you are probably too rock and roll to care, even if it means offending only a single poster.
     
  46. rlau

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    Let's get back to talking tennis, not religion or how to insult other posters.
     
  47. Fuji

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    I love using my heavily leaded Youtek Rad Pro's! I haven't seen a lot of love for them on the boards though...

    -Fuji
     
  48. MikeHitsHard93

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    Do you REALLY thnk he was trying to offend anyone? I have respect for all belief systems (as long as they don't hinder the lives of others.) and I understand why you or anyone else might possibly be offended in the tiniest sense, but it is not right to call someone out and make them feel belittled over something such as a post on a forum. If you don't agree with someone, then you scroll down. Simple as that. I have nothing against you or any other believer in the Christian faith. And I will agree that it probably wasn't my place to take a stand on this, but I believe that you are equally if not more so at fault for even bringing up a conflict.

    Lets please forget about it, make amends, and continue to chat about the sport we love. Alright? :)
     
  49. davedomart

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    Amen! Oops, sorry if that offends anyone :twisted:
    If I got upset every time someone talked about friends of theirs saying something that was insulting, I would be a very angry person. And El Zed was the one who derailed the thread by acting offended. There is such a thing as freedom of speech, and if you don't like someone's reference to their friends' comments, then just scroll down instead of trying to start a fight. It was a very innocent comment of his; IT WASN'T EVEN HIS COMMENT!

    This is my last post on this matter; if you wish to continue this conversation, just PM me.
     
  50. oragne lovre

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    Tennis cannot differentiate religions, or rock-n-roll from gospel music.
    I strongly suspect those who jump in on this thread already consider the Radicals their religion :)
     

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