New Graphene Radicals/Prestiges for 2014

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  1. Roddickulous

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    Biggest change to Radicals - New mold, no 18x20 patterns, all 16x19, and Optional cap grommets.
    Radical Pro - 98 head size, 10.9oz weight. 20/23/21mm beam. optional cap grommets
    Radical MP - 98 head size, 10.4oz weight. 20/23/21mm beam. optional cap grommets
    Radical Rev - 98 head size, 9.2oz weight. 20/23/21mm beam. optional cap grommets
    Radical S - 102 Head Size, 10oz weight

    Biggest update to Prestiges - Red Cap Grommets
    Prestige MP - No changes
    Prestige Pro - No changes
    Prestige S - No changes
    Prestige Rev Pro - TRUE 93 head size, 10.6oz weight. 20 mm beam. no cap grommets. Bigger head than a Prestige Mid.
     
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  2. Sup2Dresq

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    No Radical OS anymore?
     
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  3. naturallight

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    Wonder why they are going away from the straight beam on the Radicals.
     
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  4. MikeHitsHard93

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    Don't take every post as the whole truth...
     
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  5. gino

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    No 18x20 Patterns at all?

    Wow
     
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  6. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    Wonder why they are going away with the dark/black caps. I wasn't feeling the clear caps, probably arent going to feel these red caps unless it's a dark red.
     
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  7. Odonnell

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    Had the same info from France two months ago, except for the red cap grommets, and the prestige pro (10g less => 315g), so seems right after all.
     
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  8. Sup2Dresq

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    I may need to stock up on Radical OS.
     
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  9. Stein

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    And Prestige Mid's :shock:
     
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  10. MarrratSafin

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    The Prestige 600 line is dead..:shock:
     
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  11. darklore009

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    are they going to add shared holes to these rackets too?
     
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  12. couch

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    Any stiffness numbers on Radicals? Wondering if they are going to increase the stiffness?
     
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  13. Bartelby

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    Interesting. I thought I read last time that the prestige pro would be ten grams lighter, but maybe not now.
     
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  14. West Coast Ace

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    And is the 2014 confirmed? My stringer said they heard they'll be out for Xmas this yr. - which makes sense - sure you get buzz because of the AO by waiting until January, but miss the holiday $$$.

    I'm sure I'll like the Prestige Mid. I've been trying the Speed Pro, but keep going back...
     
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  15. Bartelby

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    Radical before and Prestige after Christmas is what I read elsewhere.
     
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  16. Roger Wawrinka

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    Agree the dark caps looked so much better.
     
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  17. airdupont

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    Pfffttttt will have to start stocking up on the radical pro then....stupid move by head!
     
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  18. MAXXply

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    That Canadian racket guy on the auction site seems to have the world's remaining stocks of YT Prestiges, the last with the "traditional" black CAPS grommets, and NOS Radicals etc. I think people here will now make a run on his stocks.

    Is he the racket industry's equivalent of those cheap bookshops that sell unsold books by the crate-load? (Not that he is cheap - far from it)
     
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  19. Tamiya

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    meh it's not just canook, oz seems to have a whole lot of microgels being pushed out distributor warehouse too
     
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  20. Hankenstein

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    I can just say that is not really true.. There are virtually no similarity between IG Prestige Pro and the 2014 Prestige Pro other then the stringpattern :)
     
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  21. HRB

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    So the radicals remain light weight kids toys! Oh well, guess I'll start browsing the "bay" for another Radical Twin Tube Zebra MP...aka the last Radical that was a true players stick!
     
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  22. Bartelby

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    And maybe the Prestige Pro is ten grams lighter, but with greater swingweight.

    Apparently the Radical line will also have higher swingweights.
     
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  23. droliver

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    Lead tape. Ever heard of it?
     
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  24. OnyxZ28

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    Wow. No more PC600 lineage? This reminds me of when Ford tried to discontinue the Mustang in favor of the Probe.
     
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  25. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    That $%^& was gone when they put (fake) holes in the frame.
     
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  26. Centryx

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    Glad I bought your stock lol
     
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  27. Centryx

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    HRB email me I am about to put my zebras on TT soon but if its to you I know they will find a good home
     
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  28. Sander001

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    Maybe the Prestige 600 isn't being updated yet, but will be the following season?
     
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  29. BDAZ

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    Sounds like they are reviving the premier tour mold. True 93" and 20mm? Sounds like it.
     
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  30. Carefree

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    Anyone know the balance and SW of the Rad Pro?
     
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  31. HRB

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    Yeah, I have, and I've used it, but the point is why would I knowingly purchase something just to have to make it into what I want...I want 12oz plus and headlight...Zebra's and PS 6.1's give me that without a bunch of stupid looking tape all over them!

    I mean you could buy a Toyota and add all the features to make it a Lexus...but a hell of a lot smarter to just get the Lexus in the first place.

    I agree that the modern Rads and Prestige's are fine if you don't know if you can handle the weight...then they are good platforms to build on. I happened to know the specs that works for me, so no need.
     
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  32. sixone90

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    It is the same string pattern. It's just lighter.
     
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  33. Hankenstein

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    Yep, same stringpattern but a new mold

    How do i know? I have playtested the new 2014 frames:)
     
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  34. ShiroRm

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    impressions about the new rev pro?

    thanks
     
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  35. AREYOUOUTOFYOURVULCANMIND

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    I saw a picture of the new Graphene Radicals. Pretty hideous. Looks kind of like a YouTek with an orange hoop and black throat area but there are some funky/ugly graphics where the colours meet. The actual mould looks completely new and interesting though.
     
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  36. Hankenstein

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    Amazed how such a light frame could give such a nice feel. It willl be a best-seller on TW because it´s really good in stock form and also extremely good as platform racquet

    Spin and power was really good
     
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  37. ShiroRm

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    Was it in black or did it have the definitive paintjob?
     
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  38. 4sound

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    does anyone know if this new Prestige Rev Pro Mid is 18x20 or 16x19?

    If this is actually a new "true" 93 mid then it will be an absolutely new racket and departure from the Prestige Mid 600.

    Prestige 600 has been the longest production modern mold I know of (+30 years).

    I will believe it when I see it.
     
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  39. West Coast Ace

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    Nice.

    I assume you've got to wait a little while before giving your impressions. But please bump this thread when you're able. Thanks in advance.
     
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  40. Odonnell

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    It's really great to know that, because when I saw the new prestige line, that was the one which caught my eyes. 300g with a 93sq seems really great to test.
     
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  41. Bartelby

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    A report, otherwise accurate, says it's 16x19.



     
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  42. Sander001

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    Don't know if this means anything, but TW only has 2 grip sizes left for the IG Prestige Mid.
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  43. Hankenstein

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    Yes, cant give away to much info yet. Have to wait until it´s official, but both the PJ and feel of the new Prestige´s are really good. The 2014 update really is an update in the frames, not just new PJ. You guys will know what i mean when the test-reports start to come out =)
     
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  44. cork_screw

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    Too bad they don't come out with something like the pt57a with a 16x19 pattern. I'm really curious what that hits like
     
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  45. Automatix

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    To tell the truth I'm surprised these threads haven't been deleted.
    Head was really angry that the info leaked out.

    Anyways, a bump up in swingweight on all models.
    The new lightweight Mid is definitely the one to watch.
     
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  46. doodlyd

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    Head doesnt care about it .Tell me the difference that this leaked out info will make to Head sales and other staff ? Just PR
     
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  47. BDAZ

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    Hankenstein, can you tell me if my assessment of the prestige rev pro being the old premier tour mold is accurate?
     
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  48. vsbabolat

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    Thats very surprising........:shock:
     
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  50. Sup2Dresq

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    wow.. old school paintjob with a twist!
     
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