New Head YOUTEK Radical Line + Pictures!

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  1. hyogen

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    where YOU ARE the technology.
     
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    Lol...good point....i guess im kind of hot because I just got a Microgel Radical MP...but now they're coming out with these...
     
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    So when are these Radicals coming out?
     
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  4. DunlopDood

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    Hold on a sec. Isn't this the same idea as the Intelligence technology they came out with a few years ago?
     
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  5. Belmonte13

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    this is actually exactly the same as the old Prince Vortex technology abt 10 years ago.....Head simply improved upon the old concept....the prince racquets had this material in the entire frames, making them heavy....Head is only putting it in the throat to affect flexion....my Head rep. said they're the best he's ever hit with...and I thought the microgels were the best yet! Looking forward to these...
     
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  6. RFtennis

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    looks like a nice racquet..
    nice pics.
    :)
     
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    Your local HEAD rep told you that the new line of HEAD racquets are the best HEAD racquets he's ever hit with???? You don't say! They must be great if a HEAD rep says so!
     
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  8. SARAVIE

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    Does anybody know the stiffness (FLEX) of the head youtek radical pro & mp
     
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  9. vmosrafa08

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    Murray isn't using his new racquet yet...
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    come on, you know those HEAD rep are very indifferent about HEAD racquets and only promote them if they really like it. :)
     
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  11. microgel

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    new radicals?

    geez.. the new pj is terrible. i personally like the microgel pj better.
     
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    Will MG prices drop?
     
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  13. microgel

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    i think they'll stop producing them.
     
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    I'm pretty sure the mg price point will drop. That always happens when a new line of racquets drops.
     
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    murray is still not usin the new pj in monte carlo
     
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  16. tom_asdelonge182

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    hey I don't know if this has been told yet, but I just found out that the racquet came out already on TW's australian website
     
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  17. vmosrafa08

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    Not really, the website only shows the Speed Pro. For more information, see my thread about the Speed Pro. Also I included the link for TW Australia.

    http://www.************************/store/racquets/head/head-tennis-racquets.html
    ^^^^ WOW. TW blocks its "competitor" which is TW Australia. That is part of its company... anyway, go to TW Australia, and you will see that only the Speed Pro is up.

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=241950
     
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  18. MarrratSafin

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    TW Australia is not part of TW, there's no relationship between them at all.

    Thanks for the info, they have 3 of the Speed line now except the Elite. Head in my country are only getting them in September though! Lame.:evil:
     
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  19. sensei

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    Does anyone know when the youtek PRESTIGE is coming out? rofl i like the new look of the radical but where's the prestige? so youtek is taking over microgel?
     
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  20. bertrevert

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    OK got word that Head will have the Rad in July in Australia (so hopefully knwoing someone means we will see it the month before!) and personally I can't wait to give the d3o a tryout, though making a purchase could be heft.

    The Speed Pro in Aus will retail for $429 AUD. Scary. The Rad should be cheap[er than that for sure...
     
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  21. sureshs

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    OK, I saw several videos about the d30 material. It is soft and flexible when not impacted, turns very stiff on impact. Good for making comfortable helmets, gloves, skis and workboots which are in contact with some part of the body all the time.

    Now tell me, when a racquet is NOT impacting the ball, do you care if it is soft and flexible? Do you "wear" a racquet and would like to be comfortable when you are not playing tennis? What is the use of a racquet but on impact?!!! It might as well be a stiff racquet from the get go without turning into one when actually used.

    Without having played with a d30 frame, my first reaction is: BS.

    And I would also doubt how much d30 would actually be used in a frame and would it make a difference at all. Remember the "titanium" frames?
     
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  22. crism54

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    the manufacturers believe that we are stupid?
     
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  23. sureshs

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    I don't want to comment further till I use the frame, if at all.

    I have a MGPP and I am convinced the Microgel works. The frame is very comfortable and dampening, and achieves great stability with a very low SW. But I suspect this Microgel is nothing but foam inside the frame. Still, it works, and I understand why - the foam absorbs shock.

    I don't see how the d30 will help, just like I did not see why Aerogel would make any difference in a Dunlop frame, if it was in fact present to any significant amount. It gave people a feeling of a high tech racquet floating on air yet very strong. The material properties did not match the use of the frame.

    d30, if significant, will have a stabilizing effect where it is applied, like PWS, DNX or just plain lead tape.

    The titanium was bogus and was explained by a poster here who was close to a manufacturer.
     
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  24. jms007

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    Well, supposedly it's soft and flexy when you need a low-power shot like a drop shot, and stiffens when you rip the ball. That's what they want us to think that is. I don't know if anyone actually can tell the difference in stiffeness. Nobody on here who's tried this racquet has commented on it's stiffness shifting abilities.
     
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  25. sureshs

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    Just like the claim for soccer balls. At least there I can see the guy dribbling with a soft ball for a little while, then kicking the hard version of it at the end. Though the air pressure to which the ball is pumped makes it quite stiff already - the outer covering being soft or stiff doesn't seem to me to be significant. Like wrapping a bowling ball in a layer of fur will not make it soft and easy to handle.

    The other apps were helmets, gloves and boots. Fair enough. Even skis - when on soft snow it is soft, if it hits a bump, it is hard to protect you. Another was a skin for the iPhone. Soft to touch, will protect it if you drop it.

    In tennis, as you say, it should be useful it is makes a difference in drop shots vs other strokes. The pros can hit drop shots with stiff frames like Babolat - it is really the delicate hand control, racquet face angle and underspin that is important. And the strings. Given that almost of the material in the frame will be non-d30, what difference would it make with all these other factors dominating? It will all be in the head (no pun) of the guy who buys the frame.
     
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  26. jms007

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    Hah, that probably sums it up. Soccer and tennis are my favorite sports, and none of that new technology **** has made any difference in my game. Microgel, Aerogel, liquid metal, iso-metric shape...whatever. Don't really get difference one way or the other.
     
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  27. benxten

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    nice pics of the new radical series but is djokovic racket some sorst of youtek racket too?
     
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  28. sureshs

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    To put it another way, the difference they make maybe like in the 10th decimal place of speed or position, and you can't even reproduce the situation to that accuracy! And two shots will have a statistical fluctuation much more than this effect.
     
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  29. Staiger

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    I hope it plays better than it look ! The MG was a solid hitting racket and it will take some beating for me to pay another $200 for something that remind me of the ''Flexpoint range''.

    ''YouTeck '' is not a great promotional name neither !
     
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    player sticks are now hitting the $200 mark? Not long ago the PS85 was $117
     
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  31. timmyg_88

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    Whether this d30 stuff works or not I'm excited for this new radical. My first racquet was an intelligence radical, and I've been waiting for a new stick to come along and play well enough to convince me to go back to head. The paint job isn't the best, but it's not as busy as the microgel and I personally like it. As long as this frame doesn't stiffen up too much I think Head may have a winner on their hands.
     
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  32. bertrevert

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    ^ Give it a demo for sure.

    The iRad was a great stick for sure.

    Personally I've enjoyed the MG Rad, the MG in it works.

    The new YT Rad I think is again an interesting effort in changing what's under the hood, that is, the materials.

    MG Paint job is v busy up close and there is no hope in ever patching a chipped bit.

    I like the grip of Head racq, so unlike the Speed line which has gone close to the Wilson shape, I think the new YT Rad will have a satisfactory grip for sure.
     
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  33. timmyg_88

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    I'm with you on part about the grip shape bertrevert. This may be simply because I started with a head racquet, but the rectangular grip shape just seems to fit my hand better.
     
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  34. crazylevity

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    It's dropped to $369 on TW Aus.
     
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    I'm sorry but Head has the ugliest graphics for rackets out there. Look at Djockovic's new racket, it actually looks like one I would pick up for Wal-Mart. The radicals look pretty boring as well.
     
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    On auction....
    260398307431
     
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  37. djoko4thewin

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    anyone know the flex or stiffness of the radical MP?
     
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    does anyone know when strung specs will be available (i.e. TW Europe or other)?
     
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  39. djoko4thewin

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    where can i get some reviews and specs plus some pics? when they coming out?
     
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  40. vmosrafa08

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    I heard that its coming out in june... Specs that someone posted:

    radical pro:
    315gr, 100, 16*19,21.5mm, 32.5cm, 68.5cm, cuoio

    radical mp:
    98, 295gr, 18*20, 32.5cm, 68.5cm, 21.5mm

    radical os:
    107, 21.5mm, 295gr, 32cm, 68.5cm, 18*19

    radical lite:
    105, 255gr, 16*19, 68.5cm, 34cm, 25mm
     
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  41. djoko4thewin

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    thanks, the MP sounds the best but id like some reviews when they come out or from people who get em early.
     
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  42. Bolivian Ace

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    Does any body have swingweigths and flex?
     
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    does anyone know if there will be a youtek prestige? because that would have me up in a knot :$$
     
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  44. ilikephobo

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    i can still see the pics..

    hmm.. i am really curious on how the new Youtek Stuff feels but right now im completely satisfied with my racquet. and i dont want to pay for demoing lol.
     
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  45. djoko4thewin

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    well this website: http://www.tennismall.com.cn/items1/product_394.html shows the new radicals pro and MP and the MP specs look very nice with low flexibility with 58 compared to 70 with the speed pro. plus better head shape and 18mains. what your view on it?
     
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  46. tennisfreak15347

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    I think that the youtek Speed line is replacing the prestiges. also, does anyone know when the radicals are coming out? For some reason, my brain is telling me June 8, because I think i read that somewhere, but i forget where??? I need to know the release date so i can buy a MG radical at reduced price :twisted::twisted::twisted:
     
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    The youtek speeds are CLEARLY NOT replacing the prestiges. That would be absurd. The prestige is their flagship touring racquet. The youtek prestige will be released next year.

    Look at history: the microgel prestige was released a year after the microgel radical/microgel extreme.
     
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  48. FedererForehand

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    Agreed- that would be like Wilson dissolving their 6.1 line of frames...
     
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    ^^You're correct, plus the Prestige is an "L6" by head and the speed's are "L5". No way that a "5" is the flagship.

    MG Rad's came out in June 2007, Prestige came out in January 08 just in time for the AO. I think the release for youtek Prestiges was around clay court season 2010?
     
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    And I would cry if they did so, because I have been a head prestige player since the iPrestige.
     

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