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  1. srvnvly

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    Will you please give a brief take on the Head Speed MP vs the Head MG Radical Pro? thanks
     
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  2. TW Staff

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    Wait for the YouTek Radical Pro. Blows them both off the court!

    I'm hitting with Granville later today, I'll grab both the MG Radical Pro and Speed MP and hit them side by side as it's been awhile since I hit the MG Radical Pro.

    Chris, TW.
     
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  3. Grover Sparkman

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    When does the YouTek Radical Pro release?
     
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  4. TW Staff

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    Due in stock mid June.

    Chris, TW
     
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  5. srvnvly

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    Thanks, Chris! Now I'm hyper-anxious for the new Radical Pro, but will definitely wait to demo all.
     
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    I assume the YouTek Radical Pro specs are very close to the MG Radical Pro?
     
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    We have not put the new Radical Pro on the RDC yet to measure specs.

    The Feel of the MG Radical Pro is a tad firmer then the YouTek Speed MP. The Pro version has a more similar, solid yet firm response. The Speed MP felt a tad softer to me, but the level of power/control was similar. Both impress me off the ground but for different reasons. The MG Radical Pro has some really nice plough through and I get some great penetration on my shots with that stick. The Speed MP offers slightly more feel and I can judge the depth of my shots with it immediately. The MG Radical Pro doesn't offer me quite that instant sense of being dialed in and takes me a few shots to guage. With the Speed MP, I feel dialed in from the first shot.

    Both great sticks and you should demo them side by side as this is going to come down to feel as the differences are small.

    And yes, that YouTek Radical Pro still impresses me more.

    Chris, TW
     
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  8. dantespark33

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    i'm excited for the reviews now, i'm guessing the speed will be reviewed before the radicals?
     
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  9. srvnvly

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    thanks for the info Chris; I am curious about the swingweight, power level and plow-thru of the new Rad Pro
     
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    Chris can you please let us know the specs once you have put the youtek radical pro on the RDC?

    Cheers
     
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  11. TW Staff

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    On further thought, we only have one hitter at this time. I would not be comfortable posting, and therefore publishing, a spec based on one stick.

    Chris, TW
     
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  12. Murray_fan1

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    Chris,

    I see TW is carrying a new polyfibre offering. Since you have spoken many times on how good TCS is, I was wondering about your thoughts on the new string. What does it compare to?
     
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    Polyfibre claims it is their softest offering, but we've found TCS to feel softer in play. Viper holds tension better than TCS and is pretty soft feeling itself. Spin production is very good, but for me not on par with TCS 16.

    I need to hit Viper again to give you more info as it wsa several months ago that I tested it. However, it did get a unanimous thumbs up from our testers here before we brought it in.

    Chris, TW
     
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  14. srvnvly

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    I resisted asking for your opinion, as I get your refraining from setting potentially false expectations - do you know approximately when you will put up specs? thanks again for your help!
     
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    Not sure at this time. When we get more hitters we will have an idea of a true spec, but no ETA on those at this time.

    Chris, TW
     
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  16. Murray_fan1

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    Chris,

    Given all the sticks you and the gang have playtested this year which one stands out as the favorite thus far.
     
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  17. TW Staff

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    My top picks so far this year are:
    Prince Rebel
    HEAD YouTek Radical Pro
    Babolat Pure Drive Roddick Plus GT
    Dunlop Aerogel 4D 200

    The KPro Staff 88 was a lot of fun to hit with also, but not a stick for me.

    Chris, TW
     
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  18. Murray_fan1

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    Chris,

    Have you play tested Weiss Cannon's latest strings turbo twist and 6 star? Any plans to bring to TW?

    Mark
     
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  19. ironmantennis

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    Question for Chris on bb pro

    Chris, have a bb pro how can i get more pop on the serve? lead tape at 2 and 10?if sohow much.....also how does it compare tpyou tek rad pro? from the baseline...look forward to hearing thanks
     
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  20. Chopin

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    Let's give Chris a big round of applause! Seriously, it's nice that TW is such a great site and features such great staff.
     
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    Have not tested those Weiss Cannon strings yet, but we will check into it.

    I have added lead at 12 on my BB Pros as I wanted the most effect without adding a ton of weight. The racquet offers plenty of power and much better plough through with the weight added. I added two 3" strips of 1" wide lead tape, so 6 inches of tape total.

    Chris, TW
     
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  22. Murray_fan1

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    Chris,

    Thanks for answering all our questions, On the bb Pro do you not have lead wrapped around the handle as well. What is the modified weight of your bb pro's. I put lead under the grip, and at 3 & 9. Weight is about 12.3 and 7 points head light.
     
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  23. TW Staff

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    My racquets only weigh 11.5oz. They are 3pts HL with a swingweight of 340 RDC.

    No lead on the handle, but I use a TW leather grip with with an overgrip.

    Chris, TW
     
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  24. Mansewerz

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    Hey Chris, can you compare the FXP Radical tour to the Youtek Radical pro? Also, is the pj more red or orange?
     
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  25. Murray_fan1

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    Chris,

    What feels different about the new youtek radical pro? How would you compare to the new Dunlop 4d 300 tour and the 4d 200?
     
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  26. TW Staff

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    It's been too long since I hit with the FXP Radicals.

    The color is darker than the LM Radicals. It is still orange, but has much more red in it than yellow. The color is brighter, too.

    The mass feels somewhere between the Dunlop 4D 300 Tour and 4D 200. The YouTek Radical Pro has some really nice flex to it, especially towards the upper hoop and I get a lot of feel from it up there. The feel from the stringbed is livelier than both Dunlops due to the open string pattern. I would compare the 4D 300 Tour to the regular YT Radical or a Babolat Pure Storm (although the YT Radical feels a tad more powerful to me) and the 4D 200 to the Prestige line.

    I think if you like the 4D 200, you'll also like the Prince EXO3 Rebel 95.

    Chris, TW
     
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  27. babolat15

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    I'm getting sponsored by Head and the guy is asking me to wait for these new rackets. I got to hit with the Speeds and I thought they were nice. I wasn't feeling the Radical so much. Is the Rebel really that impressive. Do you get enough pop and spin with it?
     
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  28. imalil2gangsta4u

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    I agree. Thanks for answering so many questions.
     
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