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  1. DonDiego

    Head 360+ Graphene Radical MP (2021), String (and tension) recommendations

    Sonic Tour. Don't fall for all the new stuff from Head (like I did).
  2. DonDiego

    Adjusting your swing for modern racquet technologies (i.e. Head Radicals)

    Thanks, I think I just did the opposite: I also went for the new string, soft Lynx Touch.
  3. DonDiego

    Adjusting your swing for modern racquet technologies (i.e. Head Radicals)

    Hello there, long time Head Radical MP user here (Microgel, Youtek, IG, etc.) I've tried the first Graphene models (including XT) but never liked the feel, very different from old school, as most of you already know. But with the 2021 model, I think Head really nailed it. The feel is great, you...
  4. DonDiego

    Thiem, if you don't have the heart, why are you playing?

    Do you guys think hiring Thomas Muster would make sense? I have no clue if he's got a coach in him but that would be a cool story for sure :)
  5. DonDiego

    What is your best pound-for-pound racquet?

    Or, grams-for-grams racquet. Meaning the lightest you can think of racquet that can still punch like a heavyweight. My contenders are... -Microgel Radical MP -IG Radical MP -Wilson BLX Blade ... What's yours?
  6. DonDiego

    Thiem, if you don't have the heart, why are you playing?

    Thiem's got the heart, no question here. Maybe that's saying a lot about how hard it is getting back on the Tour after months off. Everything has to be perfect for players to become legends of their sports. No wonder why Djoko cried like a baby after his latest GS. We mere mortals have no idea...
  7. DonDiego

    Patrick Rafter racquet?

    I'm referring to this: http://www.racquetfinder.com/?name=precision+response+660&manufacturer=&hsMin=&hsMax=&lMin=&lMax=&wMin=&wMax=&swMin=&swMax=&fMin=&fMax=&bpMin=&bpMax=&bwMin=&bwMax=&mains=&crosses=&current=N Is this a misprint? Please enlighten me.
  8. DonDiego

    Patrick Rafter racquet?

    To sum it up: Pat Rafter won his USOpens (97-98) with the Prince Precision Response 660 PL https://classictennisrackets.com/products/prince-precision-response-660-pl He then switched to the Prince Precision Response Titanium in 1999 (or just the paintjob, with the 660 PL under it. But the...
  9. DonDiego

    Patrick Rafter racquet?

    I know it's a risky thing to say, but I think you're wrong. Rafter always played with a 16x20 pattern. And the Responses 660 has always been 16x19. So its "original" racquet would be the Precision Response Titanium, under different paintjobs through the years. EDIT: hum, maybe I am wrong...
  10. DonDiego

    Thoughts on Head Microgel Radical MP

    I own (and use) many of the re-issues, and they play great. Never tried the old ones, but if they're even flexier, not sure I'd like them. It's a shame TW recently ran out of stock. At $89, they've been the best deal among all racquets for the last 6-7 years imo.
  11. DonDiego

    Andy murray- what does. prestige mp with pt57 layup??

    Saw Murray's racquets up close in Montreal (like one foot from me), it really looked small. I myself uses the Prestige Pro touch, a 95-inch, and his looked even smaller, like 93s. I don't know if he's still experimenting with that 99 inch or if he got back to his old ones.
  12. DonDiego

    Iga wins the French Open, goes 35-0 and it's crickets on this forum

    Yep. 100 % correct. But don't you ever argue publicly (or with your wife) that it's ok for male players to get bigger prize money in tournaments.
  13. DonDiego

    40+ players out there: Do you go bigger (head size) or stick with your good ol' small head stick?

    I personally went from a Radical mp 18x20 (Youtek IG) to a Volkl V8 300 which is 16x18 and when I try my "flat" winners down the line, it is just as precise. The only thing I feel is different is the heavyness of my ball. Although the Radical weighs the same as the Volkl, it seems like the...
  14. DonDiego

    40+ players out there: Do you go bigger (head size) or stick with your good ol' small head stick?

    Haha that's interesting. Really, a 100-inch Aero is not enough? Maybe the weight is the issue. How about an Aero light?
  15. DonDiego

    40+ players out there: Do you go bigger (head size) or stick with your good ol' small head stick?

    It's a hard choice sometimes. Reason tell you that as you get old, you're supposed to use an easier stick. You tried. And had some success. You were almost convinced to get rid of your old sticks. Then you lost a few matches. And you remember your best matches have been with your trusted...
  16. DonDiego

    Player slapped opponent at the net and had a brawl

    As a hockey fan, I'd say we need more of these. Way to hype up the next match. But as a tennis fan, nah...
  17. DonDiego

    Djokovic still no.1 next week even if he doesn't play. Are we still in the Weak Era?

    Can you imagine if the Big Three were in their prime?
  18. DonDiego

    Anyone knows if Fritz is still playing with the IG Radical MP 18x20 under paintjobs?

    Really? Extended? First time I hear this. EDIT: ok, you mean Diego uses an extended, not Taylor. That makes sense. I think Diego is using the IG Radical Pro (16x19) though.
  19. DonDiego

    Help me move on from old Dunlop 300s

    Volkl is much better in that department. Expect no more than +/- 3g in the very worst case scenario.
  20. DonDiego

    Help me move on from old Dunlop 300s

    Yes, the T40 looks nice too. I checked the specs and it's identical to my good old IG Radical mp (18x20). The Volkl has a better feel though. Your next step is to demo.
  21. DonDiego

    Calling Volkl expert !! Catapult 7

    I know a lot about Volkl frames but the racquet you mention is not in the current lineup. The Catapult technology is used on some current models (the V-Cell 2 and V-Cell 4 I think), it consists of softer grommets at 3 and 9 that bends and act as "springs" when the ball hits the stringbed.
  22. DonDiego

    Help me move on from old Dunlop 300s

    Check the Volkl V-Cell 10 300g. Plays much beefer than its static weight, and it's a one-hander dream stick.
  23. DonDiego

    Are 305g, 3-4 HL racquets arm safe? Blade, TF40, RS, Pure Strike, Solinco Whiteout etc

    Use Volkl raquets if you have arm problems. Just don't look at the specs and try it, you'll see for yourself.
  24. DonDiego

    Volkl V Cell 9 Thoughts and Volkl in general !

    The V-Cell 9 is basically a Pure Drive with more comfort.
  25. DonDiego

    Is Nadal the greatest returner of all time?

    The last meeting of both Nadal and Djokovic against Medvedev would prove your point. Nadal anticipates much better than Djoko.
  26. DonDiego

    Nadal is so epic..

    "in epic fashion"? Not really. He looked like an old man out there. Shapovalov choked big time. If Rafa passes through Berrettini, he will be beaten in three sets by Medvedev.
  27. DonDiego

    300 g arm friendly recommendation for 49 y.o. Intermediate

    It's low but it still has some punch. Like the V8 300. I love the maneuverability it provides, and it's an easy fix with 3-4 grams of lead tape where you like it.
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