New Graphene Radicals/Prestiges for 2014

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  1. Bartelby

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    The new Prestige looks pretty good on tv in Haase's hands.
     
  2. aimr75

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    It does. Has he switched frames? Looks like no caps on his frame. He used a prestige mid didn't he?
     
  3. Overdrive

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    How do you know this? What is your source? Head and the other tennis companies don't publicly release their sales figures. You're just assuming because of the evolving game and the trend of the MPs and Tweeners..
     
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  4. burn1986

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    These came up when I clicked your link, but when I pulled up Racquet Finder and typed in the same thing they didn't come up.
     
  5. burn1986

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    Double post, sort of. These came up when I clicked your link, but when I pulled up Racquet Finder and typed in the same thing they didn't come up.
     
  6. smiley_face

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    No I live here in Asia, I play tennis here and I know the majority of racquet shop owners in my city.:neutral: Trust me, Six-one team, Surge, Pro Staff 100 of Wilson; Aero Proteam & Pure Storm team of Babolat; Speed Elite & Radical S are best-sellers here. The average fitness, height and weight of Asian people is still relatively low, such things like Six-one 90 or Prestige Pro are mainly for collection purpose and of course their sale is much much lower.
     
  7. maxpotapov

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    This is getting interesting. Rev Pro stiffness = 61
     
  8. vsbabolat

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    But it vibrates like a tuning fork.
     
  9. Matchball

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    I am curious if grips + Cap grommets + pallet customization + string set up would ameliorate that.
     
  10. vsbabolat

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    Paint job......
     
  11. Bartelby

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    Got any video and audio evidence of this mysterious music-related phenomenon?



     
  12. vsbabolat

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    Unfortunately there are no full CAP grommets. I used a multi when I tested the Rev Pro.
     
  13. vsbabolat

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    I played with it for week!
     
  14. Bartelby

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    There are currently two pinging and singing Prestige threads at the same time so I'm curious to see and hear the Justin Bieber of the tennis world - a Prestige tennis racquet with vibrato.
     
  15. vsbabolat

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    All I can tell you is it has a lot of vibration that you can still feel while the ball is on the other side of the net. That's a very long duration.
     
  16. maxpotapov

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    I don't mind vibrations, they help me to feel connected to the ball even after it left the strings, making the contact feel "longer".
    But I hate this jarring metallic cheap sound and feel.
    Are those higher frequencies? Does vibration dampener help at all?
     
  17. heftylefty

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    Yeah, because is Tommy Haas hitting with it!
     
  18. aimr75

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    He was referring to Robin Haase. He was playing Dimitrov the other night at the Brisbane international
     
  19. aimr75

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    A pt10 with no caps grommets?
     
  20. Overdrive

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    Huh, I see...
     
  21. Hankenstein

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    When we tested Rev Pro it had Sonic Pro at a very low tension. Low to mid 40´s and the 3 guys that played it all loved the new Rev Pro. No bad guys either. One really good junior that has won matches on Future-level, one +45 year old that is one of Swedens best, and me :)

    We all had the same sensation that it deliverd good power and control for such a light frame. It will be a very good platform-stick for customizing
     
  22. zapvor

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    vsbabolat has his own agenda. anything not in his 'definition' of a good racket is garbage. oh well his loss really.
     
  23. zapvor

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    exactly. in some good players hands it has very good feedback as you pointed out. i had the same experience with other juniors
     
  24. parasailing

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    How would you say it compares to the likes of Pure Strike, Pure Control, or Graphene Speed Pro? I know there's a significant weight difference but wondering about sweet spot, power, and comfort.
     
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    Let's hope there will be a cap grommet mod in the future
     
  26. Overdrive

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    Honestly, VS is one of the most resourceful people on this board when it comes to racquets (besides the pro stringer users). I think him and ChicagoJack are the highest. They know their stuff..
     
  27. zapvor

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    i dont know about chicago jack, but vs is pretty funny. if head sent a bag of poop out of austria he would say it was fantastic. you believe whatever you want. i know what i know. i work in the industry.
     
  28. Matchball

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    I personally like Hankestein's feedback on frames. For example, he was right about the Organix Mids.
     
  29. Bartelby

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    It seems to me that there is also an element of 'backinthedayism' as in back in the day of the Prestige and iPrestige when Head played great.

    I quite like Head Prestige racquets at the moment, but yet to try Graphene. I like the concept behind the technology but the feel seems to be a possible problem.

    Head seems to specialise inn alternating between more crisp/metallic and more soft/plush feeling racquets



     
  30. zapvor

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    agreed. hes stuck in the past. thats what he wants i guess. which is fine. my point is just that you shouldnt go on here and take his words as the 'truth'. his posts are merely his, not fact. do your own research, demo your own rackets. dont let some guy on the internet tell you 'this is the best'
     
  31. burn1986

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    I just like lookin at vsbabolat's avatar, she's pretty hot!
     
  32. floydcouncil

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    Well said, Z. Information such as "year made", "specs" are non-debatable in most cases and accepted as factual. However, when someone says a racquet sucks because it pings like a tuna fork (yes.. I did throw in an REO Speedwagon reference there!!), that's someone's OPIONION. Some of my players LOVE the sound of a loud ping.

    I've had the Rev Pro as a gift from someone at Head mgmt. since mid - September and have loved hitting with it. I did add a bit of weight to make the racquet heavier, but I never felt it vibrate abnormally.. Maybe I'm still managing to hit the sweetspot, eh?
     
  33. vsbabolat

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    I know what I know too and know you're full of poop. I don't like everything out of Austria. You don't have any comprehension about me. I like quality muted frames that don't have tons of vibration. Yes, for its mass the Rev Pro has good power and stability but the feel is not nice.
     
  34. vsbabolat

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    I'm not stuck in the past. You don't read my post very closely I guess. I hit with many new racquets and give my honest assessment on the racquets. A lot of them I have liked quite a bit. Dont worry I wont let you tell me "this is the best" because you don't have very much experience.
     
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  35. vsbabolat

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    To each their own. I played with it stock with a multi strung at midrange.
     
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    Look at Zappy big timing it. LOL. Amazingly classic poast.
     
  37. maxpotapov

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    With all due respect, why every time in a discussion about "jarring feel and sound" people divert to "good power and control for such a light frame"? :confused:
     
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    Right... The problem is, every adult knows this industry is full of bs. And your argument is a classic example of that.
     
  39. Hankenstein

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    We actually didnt experience any jarring feel and sound in the frame we tested. Rev Pro will be a pleasent surprise to many many players.
     
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    Hmm, so maybe Vsbabolat got a faulty sample?

    I wonder why there is no playtesting going on with Graphene Prestige, like Babolat/TW do it with Pure Strikes? I mean, it's a major once in a decade redesign, and no early reviews or anything. So easy to assume the worst...
     
  41. McLovin

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    Honestly, I don't think many people here read your posts closely, and burn1986 knows why:

     
  42. Hankenstein

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    I know Head has been VERY clear with the fact that no information or anything else shall leak with those new Prestiges before the Aus Open.

    The new Prestige MP is imo one of the best Head MP every. The base feels like a PT630 they have made 10 grams lighter and 1-2 pts stiffer
     
  43. maxpotapov

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    And yet they sent out demo frames to distributors etc. How is this policy even possible in this day and age? I still think the real reason was the frames were not finished and some last minute changes were to be made. And Vsbabolat et al. got some pre-production samples, hence the confusion.

    This sounds almost too good to be true. We could only dream of PT630 re-issue in a lighter package and some extra oomph
     
  44. burn1986

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    Did you mean more muted like the speed and radical, kind of metallic feeling?
     
  45. vsbabolat

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    The Graphene Prestige MP was not metallic feeling. It feels fortunately nothing like the Radical.
     
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    Radical is feeling like a Babolat-frame in my world. What´s your thoughts of the new Radicals?
     
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    That's good news. In my opinion, Radical Pro felt metallic, and weirdly heavy to me, very unpleasant.
     
  48. sosa09

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    I have a head youtek radical mp 98. And i have no idea the grip size (bought 2 in 2009 and the Mark of the size is not visible anymore)

    Any chance to know the size?? I think is 4 1/4 because i have an overgrip (tourna) and still is thin the grip so....

    i want to buy the new graphene radical pro so i need to know the grip size.

    thanks.
     
  49. JackB1

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    Remove the grip and look at the pallet. Or you could just measure it around with the grip on and then get the same thing. Or just try some other Head racquets and see what feels right. Pretty simple.
     
  50. JackB1

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    I guess you haven't been paying attention :confused:
    VSBab has given his opinion on the new radicals many many times.
    Here, I'll save you some time...He hates them...very stiff.
     

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