Ti.Radical MP vs. PK Redondo MP

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  1. ae11

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    I have been playing with Ti. Radical MP for many years. I have weighted the racquets up to 12.2oz and it's been hard for me to find anything that works as well for me as those racquets. But they're getting old and I have been looking for a replacement. I see that PK Redondo MP has very similar specs: )stock weight of 12.1oz vs. 12.2oz of my customized Ti.Radical). I think my Ti.Radical is 6 pt HL vs. 10 pts HL of PK Redondo but I am not sure I measure the balance on the Ti.Radical correctly.
    I know both racquets are pretty soft (which is what I am looking for).
    Now my question is if anyone has tried both sticks and how do people compare them against each other? Also which one feels softer and more comfortable?
     
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  2. TheRed

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    the ti rad mp isn't soft. Stiffness of 67 I think. The redondo is around 58. Are they comparable? Yes, both are around 97/98sq in and 18 x 20 pattern but that's about it. try racquet finder on TW to find something closer is specs and ask again. There are way too many 18x20 pattern racquets
     
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  3. anirut

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    As a matter of fact, I changed from playing the TiRad MP to playing the Redondo Mid. I'd played a friend's Redondo MP and it felt even softer than the mid.

    Why not demo and see if you like it?
     
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  4. ae11

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    Demos usually come with a string setup that doesn't work for me.
    Did Redondo feel much softer than Ti.Raical?
    What other differences did you notice?
     
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  5. anirut

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    I can't comment as I had not own the MP. I played only for a few minutes. But I think you may like the weight.

    See, the TiRad has a rather low SW in the lower 300's, I think. The Redondo SW is about 320 so the 10 HL of the Redondo won't hamper its performance. The reason you needed 6 HL of the Radical is because of the lower SW, so the racket depended on the balance to help build impact.
     
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  6. ae11

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    How's the mid? Softer than the Radical?
     
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    Don't know if it's really softer (hahaha) but it's more solid and doesn't hurt my arm.

    The Radical may 'feel' softer due to the larger head size.
     
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  8. BalboaNoah

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    i've used a weighted Radical Ti MP for good amount of time and have also demoed the Redondo MP a few times. the Redondo is more solid, more comfortable, and plows through the ball much better. the PK's 18x20 string pattern is more open than the Radical's 18 x 20 so you get more pop and spin given the same tension. if you like traditional feeling comfortable sticks that you can really swing out on, then the Redondo is a fine choice.
     
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