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T.P3D0R 10-07-2012 04:24 PM

Radical Pro
 
How does the YouTek RadPro compare to the new YouTek IG RadPro?

Would the old YT RP take the new IG CAP grommets?

Fuji 10-07-2012 04:44 PM

Hey bud, I've compared to the two and am currently transitioning into the YTK Rad Pro, non IG.

The IG felt quite a bit softer IMO. It feels as though the flex ratings should be flipped. The IG also swung quite a bit faster, (clearly because of the lower SW.) Overall it was less work for me to mod up the YTK Rad to the spec I like, rather then use more tape to spec up the IG.

It really comes down to if you are looking for a VERY flexy frame, vs a relatively flexy frame. Both are really comfortable, solid hits, it just depends on if you are looking to play stock or mod them up.

If you have any specific questions on the playability on either frame let me know. :D

-Fuji

T.P3D0R 10-07-2012 05:00 PM

Sure:
The last main stick that I was using frequently was the LM Radical MP. I had it leaded up quite a bit, with silicone in the handle. I don't have specs on hand, but I definitely increased the SW quite a bit.

I've been playing with Gamma RZR 98T for a few weeks, and deciding not to pursue this frame since it's killing my arm (I've used high RA frames before, I think this was just a poor racket design from Gamma).

My main reason for leaving the LM Rad was to find something similar with an open string pattern: hence the YT Rad Pro. The IGs look a lot nicer, and appear to have more friendly stock specs, but I was curious if it actually plays any better. Having been using the RZR 98T, and enjoying it (minus arm pain), I don't think SW is going to be an issue. At $79 on TW, the YT Rad Pro seems hard to beat - except TW gave it lousy reviews.

Fuji 10-07-2012 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by T.P3D0R (Post 6941507)
Sure:
The last main stick that I was using frequently was the LM Radical MP. I had it leaded up quite a bit, with silicone in the handle. I don't have specs on hand, but I definitely increased the SW quite a bit.

I've been playing with Gamma RZR 98T for a few weeks, and deciding not to pursue this frame since it's killing my arm (I've used high RA frames before, I think this was just a poor racket design from Gamma).

My main reason for leaving the LM Rad was to find something similar with an open string pattern: hence the YT Rad Pro. The IGs look a lot nicer, and appear to have more friendly stock specs, but I was curious if it actually plays any better. Having been using the RZR 98T, and enjoying it (minus arm pain), I don't think SW is going to be an issue. At $79 on TW, the YT Rad Pro seems hard to beat - except TW gave it lousy reviews.

Hey bud,

The LM Rad is a nice stick to lead up. I find it played very well to some lead and silicone! (Agreed on the Gamma, I didn't care for anything from that entire line. Everything sort of bothered my body in one way or another.)

Definitely the IG being capped I feel gives a way more "even" response on off centre hits for the sheer fact it has its mass more evenly distributed across the head. (Go figure eh?) That being said, it doesn't have nearly the plough and raw "effectiveness" that the nonIG does. The nonIG I feel can just bully the ball no matter where. (I train with Open level players who serve absolute bombs. With the IG, I feel a bit of flutter even in the sweet spot, with the nonIG it just feels rock solid)

It depends on what you mean by plays better tbh. If you're used to the higher SW, I don't think there are many better stock rackets out there other then the nonIG that has a decent SW, without being over 12.5oz. If you're looking for a whippier, much more "user friendly" and manuverable frame, then the IG is the way to go.

The main thing I found is that with all else being equal, the IG gives less power and more forgiveness on shots. The NonIG gives more raw power and stability.

-Fuji

T.P3D0R 10-07-2012 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Fuji (Post 6941542)
Hey bud,

The LM Rad is a nice stick to lead up. I find it played very well to some lead and silicone! (Agreed on the Gamma, I didn't care for anything from that entire line. Everything sort of bothered my body in one way or another.)

Definitely the IG being capped I feel gives a way more "even" response on off centre hits for the sheer fact it has its mass more evenly distributed across the head. (Go figure eh?) That being said, it doesn't have nearly the plough and raw "effectiveness" that the nonIG does. The nonIG I feel can just bully the ball no matter where. (I train with Open level players who serve absolute bombs. With the IG, I feel a bit of flutter even in the sweet spot, with the nonIG it just feels rock solid)

It depends on what you mean by plays better tbh. If you're used to the higher SW, I don't think there are many better stock rackets out there other then the nonIG that has a decent SW, without being over 12.5oz. If you're looking for a whippier, much more "user friendly" and manuverable frame, then the IG is the way to go.

The main thing I found is that with all else being equal, the IG gives less power and more forgiveness on shots. The NonIG gives more raw power and stability.

-Fuji

Thanks for the in depth comments. Last thing: I'm assuming that they are the same mold - can the nonIG take the IG CAP grommets? Might be a daring move considering the SW is already high on the nonIG, but might be interesting.

Bartelby 10-07-2012 05:30 PM

The ig is a much easier playing racquet compared to the yt.

And no the racquets aren't even the same size so grommets cant be shared.

T.P3D0R 10-07-2012 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Bartelby (Post 6941569)
The ig is a much easier playing racquet compared to the yt.

And no the racquets aren't even the same size so grommets cant be shared.

Good call... I didn't realize that the new IG was a "98." Didn't think they had changed it, but didn't notice.

VeeSe 10-07-2012 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by T.P3D0R (Post 6941564)
Last thing: I'm assuming that they are the same mold - can the nonIG take the IG CAP grommets? Might be a daring move considering the SW is already high on the nonIG, but might be interesting.

They are not the same mold, and as stated above, they aren't even the same head size.

T.P3D0R 10-07-2012 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by VeeSe (Post 6941573)
They are not the same mold, and as stated above, they aren't even the same head size.

Yes, I realized that in my post above.

Sorry for posting the dumb question, but thank you.

Sreeram 10-08-2012 06:51 AM

I played MG Rad pro before and currently transitioning to IG radical pro. IG is much more stable than MG version. MG version has a nice spec that I wanted in a racquet. But somehow it had a basic design mistake with respect to the string spacing, the strings are evenly spaced. So this caused the strings to move even at the middle. IG does not have this issue and has more control due to smaller head size. I still feel IG should have retrained the same Head shape though.


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