New (2014) Radicals?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Alex78, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Alex78

    Alex78 Semi-Pro

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    I knooow it's early, but maybe someone has heard something...
    Would so much love to see a (slight) decrease in beam width, and again a 16x19 in a 100 sqin frame...
    And could Head please change the main color? Orange is so 200Xish!
    How about some noble/dark green?
     
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  2. dje31

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    If trends follow, if anything, they'll get thicker in beam width, if only slightly, instead of thinner.

    Orange has been the dominant color branding for the Radicals for a while, so I wouldn't hold my breath on that...just like it's unlikely the Prestige would be anything other than deep red.

    Sorry to whiz in your Cheerios...
     
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  3. Rock Strongo

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    They'll probably be a mixture of orange and white...
     
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  4. rafazx10

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    I actually like the orange.

    The prestige looked real good during the i generation.
    But I seem to like the early to mid 2000's paint jobs.
     
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  5. MAXXply

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    A predictable combo of orange and white, especially around the hoop.
    Beam width will be increased another 1-2mm to accommodate the increasingly visible HEAD brand that runs across the hoop from 11 to 1 o'clock.
     
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  6. Blitzball

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    Yup. I can pretty much visualize it in my head. Essentially the same paintjob as the Graphene Speed and Instinct, except with orange of course and a few different details.
     
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    something to look forward to @ Nice... not long now :)
     
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  8. Alex78

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    Thanks for your projections!
    I can also imagine an orange-white pj, maybe kinda close to the Instinct. However, I think it may look a little like a junior or - please do excuse me - lady racket... Orange has been the color for quite some time, so tradition could be the argument here. But it used to be yellow-black, which of course they won't go back to because it's now the color combo of the Extreme. On the other hand, I do think that a little more color variety would be good for Head's racket line up, so enter green, which would be a new trend (with apologies to Völkl's OX 7), as there are not too many green rackets out there.
    With regard to increasing beam width, I (and everyone else 10 metres away) can read HEAD alright on my 21.5 mm YT(IG) Radicals, so no need to go any further ;-)
    Someone in another thread (too lazy to look it up) suggested that Head increased the beam width of the Speed line rackets so they can position the Radical as a more classic, but lighter, tour racket in comparison to the Prestige. I'd definitely love to see that.
    Put simply, Head would then have the...
    - Prestige: classic, thin-beamed, heavy player's rackets
    - Radical: classic, thin-beamed, light player's rackets
    - Speed: modern, medium thick beam, player's rackets
    - Extreme: modern, player's widebody racket #1
    - Instinct: modern, player's widebody racket #2
    In the end I do guess that the predictions for orange/white and a thicker beam will probably come true, but a guy can dream, no? ;-)
     
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