Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Doc Hollidae, May 30, 2007.
skunk are these os or mp and those leather grips look really nice !!
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 .
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:
3 OS 1 MP
The one with the I.radical paintjob is an Andre' Agassi original
3 OS 1 MP
2 OS 1 MP
1 OS 1 MP
Andre' Agassi LE
Not Radicals but the molds are the same
Pro tour 630
Pro tour 690
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.
Wasn't there supposed to be a special version of the Graphene Rad Pro released this Fall?
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.
What is the difference between the Radical IG MP and the Graphene version?
String pattern, weight, flex, balance, hoop shape, beam....
Pretty much everything.
Which is "best"?
Love the Ti>radical. Buttery feel and great plow-through. Ideal specs.
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?
Did the Radical owners all leave and start their own forum?
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 ?
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.
Excellent Head classics collection...I only have six of the Ti.Rad OS...
Skunk your collection is sick. What is the best OS radical in your esteemed opinion?
Radical Fans...LM vs. Ti, your thoughts? Speaking about the OS
One more question, vintage radical plus modern poly what kind of string tension are you looking at?
I love the Head Radical racquets! Especially my Microgel Radical Pros.
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.
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.
Is the I.rad really as light swinging as a 302 swing weight?
I just bought 2 Liquidmetal Radical OS off of the bay the other day. Looking forward to hitting with them on Friday.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Long time no posts in this thread, my Os radicals, spot the intruder
I only have two Radicals and love them
Really? Those are Speed Pro.
Naaah, they're not - look a little closer again and find the differences to a Speed mould...
(Hint: You can't buy these bad boys, but the dr has some nice connections apparently )
Just like Novak's "Speed Pro"
Yes I know, nice frames.
Vastly better than the stiff, hollow, crappy retail Speed.
Anything after the IG version isn't a Radical, as far as I'm concerned.
I would to know those contacts...
Actually, no "contacts" for either of the two. The first one, the seller had no idea what it was, the second one, I patiently waited till it showed up on one of the tennis forums...
You lucky guy...
Do they hit anything like the LMs? Cause that's as close as I can get to them.
Keep looking. They pop up once in a while.
No, they do not play like LM Rad at all. They play much softer, amazing feel. I am still surprised the Bab machine reads 60/61RA. Feels much softer but the power is there
The famed PT113B1?
I just recently acquired H22113A, the L5 I.radical. Hope it gives me a feel of what B1 is like
I have one of those and is not even close. It is a nice stick, but not much different from the "regular" L4 i.radical.
You do have the LM Radical SMU, don't you?
Yep have the LM Radical tour SMU, and was curious about the H22113A. The H22113A is setup a little lighter, but I was told the flex is around 60/61, and this is as close to PT113B1 as it gets. Would love the opportunity to hit with PT113B1 if there's a chance
Anybody know how much weight/swing weight will be added by capping the Migrogel MP?
I like my racquets around 12.5 ounces/340-345 swing weight/around 8-10 points headlight.
Would it be possible to get these specs with a capped Microgel?
What is the power like, if you could compare it to another stick?
it is more powerful than the PT57A or Prestige, however, still low powered racket when compared to Babolat or some others. It has a nice sweet spot, great control and spin.
Bumping this again...
Can anybody answer my above questions?
I have two LM rads. one is capped, the other not. To get them to the same weight and balance I have 4g of lead centred at 12. Cap makes less difference than you think.
Picked up a Youtek Radical Pro...just a sweet stick.
Maria Sharapova likes it too!
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