the differences between Head Radical Tour (zebra) and the Head TT Radical Tour

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  1. adista4

    adista4 Semi-Pro

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    Hey, I would like to know the main differences between the zebra and the candycane from users who used both. Thanks in advance
     
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  2. MichaelChang

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    are you talking about the 2 different paint jobs of the TwinTube? They are the same just different paint.
     
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  3. adista4

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    I did not know there are no differences between the 2 versions apart from cosmetics...
     
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  4. TheLambsheadrep

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    I've read that some think the zebra was a little stiffer, but that could be all in someone's head. They both had twin tube tech, and the majority of people here say they are the same racquet with different paint jobs. I have three of the "candy cane" (1998 ) OS radical tours and I love them
     
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  5. Dino Lagaffe

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    On the ones I have measured on the RDC-machine, there's no difference in stiffness. However, the Zebra is clearly heavier, and it swings heavier. I have two Zebras and a bunch of Candy Canes. I didn't calculate an average on the Canes, but picked one in the middle specswise.

    Head Radical Tour 630 (1998/Candy Cane)
    Weight: 343/12.10
    Flex: 57
    SW: 319

    Head Radical Tour 630 (Zebra)
    Weight: 362/12.77
    Flex: 57
    SW: 352
     
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  6. TheLambsheadrep

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    Interesting, my 3 1998 OS weighed in at 12.6oz, 12.6oz, and 12oz
     
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  7. Dino Lagaffe

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    Here are the specs for one of my two OS. (Haven't measured the other.)

    Head Radical Tour 690 (1998/candy cane)
    Weight: 339/11.96
    Flex: 53
    SW: 328
     
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  8. adista4

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    Hey, Dino, do you have the specs for the zebra OS also?:)
     
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  9. Dino Lagaffe

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    No, sorry... I don't have one in my collection, and have only measured my own racquets. Here's a link to my list (that I need to update...):

    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=308724
     
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  10. TheLambsheadrep

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    I got the 3 racquets of the bay and they all actually have a Radical Tour XL paint job. I measured them and they all were 27in, so I asked the seller if he had modified them. He said he hadn't, so I turned to the TT crowd and they said it was prob just a paint error.

    So one of my racquets matches with yours pretty well (I think mine ha a higher SW), but the other two were still much heavier without modification and each had a SW of about 350. Don't know what that's about...
     
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  11. seb23

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    I have the original radical tour and love them. So stable and they seem easy to swing despite their weight. I was wondering if there are any modern tennis rackets that play like these but with a slightly bigger head (98 or 100) and a more open string pattern
     
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  12. Centryx

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    try weighting up a radical pro it feels pretty nice getting the sw to about 350ish which is about what a capped bee is
     
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