replacement for Head Rad Trisys 260mp

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  1. N-serve

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    I have been looking for a replacement for my Head Radical Trisys 260MP for sometime now. I tried a lot of different rackets but none had that rock solid feel. After reading about this racket for awhile I finilly got one and to my suprise have found something that I think feels similar and that is the Pro Kennex Redondo 98. In stock form it was messing a little of the stability and pop the Trisys 260 had. So I checked the specs of both rackets:

    -------------Pro Kennex Redondo--Radical Trysis260
    Flex---------57-------------------60 (best guess, let me know)
    Mass--------346.5g---------------354.8g
    Balance-----31.75cm--------------32.06cm
    Swingweight-324------------------337

    So I added 4g of lead at 3&9 and 1g at 12. This brought the redondo the mass up to 351.5, balance 32.1, swingweight to 335. The results were very impressive. It was more stable than stock form and close to the 260 and hits a hard ball comparable to the 260. Serves were as good and you can take a huge cut at the ball and keep it in the court with a great deal of spin.
     
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  2. MichaelChang

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    Just curious if you have tried the following HEAD rackets:
    I.Prestige MP
    MG Prestige MP
    MG Radical Midplus
     
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  3. NoNameZ

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    According to the Racquet Finder on TW, the 260 has a stiffness of 58, 346g, 7 pts HL and SW of 338. Still very close to what you had. From what I know, there aren't many modern rackets that can match the feel of the 260. The MGPP might be worth a shot, it's got many good reviews.
     
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  4. kalic

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    Stop searching. Bumblebee MP is the best if you looking for stability and pop :)
     
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  5. NoNameZ

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    Agreed, I have one and simply can't put it down. I put CAP grommets on it for more stability and plowthrough, and leather to balance it back out. feels nice.... :D
     
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  6. N-serve

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    NoNameZ: I should have said the specs for mine included a new Leather grip.
    I am on my last one and haven't been able to find more, that is why I am searching. The prestiges are ok, not the same. The YouTek Rad MP with CAPS and a lot silicone may come close. Just read this thread, maybe an option.
     
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  7. MichaelChang

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    Then did you try the PT280 or Radical Twintube? These come on the flea bay from time to time.
     
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  8. N-serve

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    I have owned both and like them but too flexible, but great sticks.
     
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  9. NoNameZ

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    that's the common thing most people notice. the TT Rad/PT280 are a softer version of the 260.

    Contact raftennis (sorry if i spelled it wrong) he has one for sale i think.
     
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  10. Orion

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    You should demo the YT Rad Pro. The more I play with it the more I'm liking it. It's solid off the ground, playable at net and easy to put serves where you want them. I was playing with the Agassi LE and this is the closest frame I've felt to that. Granted the LE was not 100% on par with the Bumblebee. I just wish the Pro came 18/19.
     
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  11. MichaelChang

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    I think he only wants MP, not Oversize.

    btw OP isn't there one on the flea bay.
     
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  12. N-serve

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    I have kept my eyes open for one, but what happens after that one goes bad. The one I have now is slightly warped, still hits ok but bugs me.
     
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  13. N-serve

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    I just got back from the courts and am have second thoughts on the Pro Kennex. I is a very nice stick, but not as near as solid. I hit a heavy ball with it but not in the same league as the 260MP. There is just something missing.
     
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  14. furyoku_tennis

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    try customizing one of the radicals like the liquidmetal or i.radical. the liquidmetal is the easiest to find and a bit of lead makes it play similar to the liquidmetal tour.
     
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  15. javierjavier

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    i currently play with the yt rad mp capped with leather. i used to play with the 260 in high school, but that was 10 years ago so take my opinion with a grain of salt...

    the yt rad mp capped is a great feeling racket. it gives it that solid feeling i think it lacked in stock form. the main difference imo is that the yt rad mp has a really flexy upper hoop which is pretty underpowered. i remember the trysis 260 having a much stiffer hoop and as a result had more pop. i think as mentioned earlier the iprestige or mg prestige would be the closest. that said, a capped yt radical mp is solid all around and provides exceptional feel.
     
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  16. N-serve

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    Can anyone compare the Prince EXO3 rebel 95 to the 260MP?
     
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