*** Long Live The Radicals ***

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

  1. t-swede

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    skunk are these os or mp and those leather grips look really nice !!
     
  2. t-swede

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    candycane xl

    i have two of these that i cut down toa about 27.2 inch and they still come out to about 366 g and 371 g strung with and overgrip and a dampener , abit much if you ask me but they fell really good in play .
     
  3. _skunk_

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    Those are all OS


    Now I've re-united almost all my radicals, still missed a I.rad MP and an OS candycane which are knidnapped by my brother :evil:

    Bumblebees
    3 OS 1 MP
    The one with the I.radical paintjob is an Andre' Agassi original
    [​IMG]

    Zebra Twintube
    3 OS 1 MP
    [​IMG]

    Ti.Radical
    2 OS 1 MP
    [​IMG]
     
  4. _skunk_

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    My RADICALS

    I.Radicals
    1 OS 1 MP
    [​IMG]


    Andre' Agassi LE
    2 OS
    [​IMG]


    Not Radicals but the molds are the same
    Pro tour 630
    Pro tour 690
    [​IMG]
     
  5. _skunk_

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    Yes I play them, the LE version is an excellent racket, plays very nice, and I'm using them with regularit. I will not sell them either, so I decided to use them.
     
  6. srvnvly

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    Wasn't there supposed to be a special version of the Graphene Rad Pro released this Fall?
     
  7. forthegame

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    Some help guys, please.
    I've recently had a microgel radical come into my possession. Didn't know what to expect but hoped it would be a better experience than the LM.
    I strung it up with Tecnifibre synthetic gut at 54lbs and it doesn't quite feel or play right.
    I added some lead at various locations without improvement and finally left a little bit at 10/2 but it's not made a difference. Stock is no better. I'm about to conclude that the radical line is simply not for me.
    My current racquet is the LM Instinct (strung with Sensation) but was looking for softer play, easier serves while keeping the effective backhand slice.
     
  8. Pieter12345

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    What is the difference between the Radical IG MP and the Graphene version?
     
  9. klementine

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    String pattern, weight, flex, balance, hoop shape, beam....

    Pretty much everything.
     
  10. Pieter12345

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    Which is "best"?
     
  11. 6august

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    Love the Ti>radical. Buttery feel and great plow-through. Ideal specs.
     
  12. crash1929

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    I have 2 radical flexpoint oversize. One I love. It feels solid and is a craftsman's tool. When you tap the throat with your nail the racquet feels like it could be made of steel. Serial #8261020

    The other feels plasticky and flimsy. Serial #9103607

    Does anyone have any ideas why this may be?
     
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  13. crash1929

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    Did the Radical owners all leave and start their own forum?
     
  14. t-swede

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    just pulled the trigger on 2 head radical tour oversize candycane in grip 4 15+ years , but still about 8+ condition . i have a couple of the mp rackets also , but i feel i need the bigger headsize in my 50;s !

    can somebody comment on the weight difference between the zebra and the candycane painjobs ?
     
  15. Sander001

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    I want to join this club immediately

    As a lifelong midsize user, I'm now loving the Radical Mid+.

    I have a pair of IG's and a MicroGel. And on the way I have another MicroGel and a Youteck. I'm hoping the Youteck blends the best of both worlds.

    I string them nice and loose, put on a leather grip, lead at 3+9. They're 12oz with excellent maneuverability and solid as stone.
     
  16. skraggle

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    Excellent Head classics collection...I only have six of the Ti.Rad OS...
     
  17. Fed Kennedy

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    Skunk your collection is sick. What is the best OS radical in your esteemed opinion?
     
  18. Fed Kennedy

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    Radical Fans...LM vs. Ti, your thoughts? Speaking about the OS
     
  19. Fed Kennedy

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    One more question, vintage radical plus modern poly what kind of string tension are you looking at?
     
  20. JoshDragon

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    I love the Head Radical racquets! Especially my Microgel Radical Pros.
     
  21. _skunk_

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    If I could still manage the weight, I would say TwinTube Zebra, but now I cannot play 3 set anymore.
    Therefore I play with the I.rad OS. using the Titanium and the Agassi LE and back up.
     
  22. B Cubed

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    I have been very tempted over the last few days to ditch my POG's (100 and 107) and come back to old school radicals. I had every graphite iteration in the 90's. Still have a flexpoint OS and the Agassi LE.
     
  23. Fed Kennedy

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    Is the I.rad really as light swinging as a 302 swing weight?
     
  24. langdon0555

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    I just bought 2 Liquidmetal Radical OS off of the bay the other day. Looking forward to hitting with them on Friday.
     
  25. _skunk_

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    Definitively swings easier, to be honest i do not know, but i do not find big differences with the Le or the TI, but the I.rad feels a little better with any string.
     
  26. DonDiego

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    Hey nice club! I certainly want to join, as I'm a proud owner of two IGs and 1 Microgel. And as a racketholic, those radical mp are are the only ones that stay in my bag no matter what.

    As for strings, I found RPM Blast 18 strung at 48 in the Microgel and 52 in the IG is the best! I get top notch control and the strings last forever in these racquets.

    Someone asked if the Youtek was an in-between of the Microgel and the IG. I say yes, but the Youtek is still a unique animal in its own way. I still feel the need to put a few grams of lead on the Youtek, something I don't need to do on the IG, which is the Floyd Mayweather of all racquets - the best, pound-for pound.
     
  27. mrravioli

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    I played the IG Radical MP for a few sessions. This racquet encourages super fast swinging. The stock balance is a bit more HH than I used to, but it could be a bit weird when I replaced the stock grip with a leather (maybe adding 10g to the handle is too much for a 11ounce racquet).

    The problem is that I feel all my racquets are too heavy now. Sad...
     
  28. DonDiego

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    I'm lucky to have two IGs that are more headlight than specs (around 4 pts HL stock). I've added about 10g in the handle, and they're now perfect. 327g, 6 pts HL.

    This being said, I sometimes also feel that my racquets are too heavy. But I realized that it's always because I don't let loose enough, and don't let the racquet hit the ball fast with a very relaxed grip. When you tighten up, every racquet feels like 30g heavier.
     

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