2018 25-year anniversary Radical

Yeah 2006 redux, complete with the conclusion that this was (and still is) the Ti.Radical mold. You can find those threads here still if you do the search. If you are expecting the trisys, you'll be disappointed. This looks like the LE with slightly altered cosmetics. What this primarily is is a way to replenish/replace your LE if you play that model. For proponents of this frame, its reintroduction isn't the "best" thing, but it's certainly not a bad thing. The LE's specs still make it completely unique in the current market.

Given how few do play this frame, I expect this to be 2006 redux in that respect as well. Wait til next summer when they run the clearance.
 

makinao

Rookie
Yeah 2006 redux, complete with the conclusion that this was (and still is) the Ti.Radical mold. You can find those threads here still if you do the search. If you are expecting the trisys, you'll be disappointed. This looks like the LE with slightly altered cosmetics. What this primarily is is a way to replenish/replace your LE if you play that model. For proponents of this frame, its reintroduction isn't the "best" thing, but it's certainly not a bad thing. The LE's specs still make it completely unique in the current market. Given how few do play this frame, I expect this to be 2006 redux in that respect as well. Wait til next summer when they run the clearance.
Agree. When I was shopping for a new stick in 2012, I probably wouldn't have noticed the LE if it didn't have a huge "70% Off" sign on it. I'm guessing they were selling it at cost. But thats good for me because since I got it I tried other Radicals, and always came back to the LE. But I am a rare breed. I'm the only one in my club to have a racquet heavier than 11oz. And I seem to be a minority in this forum as well.
 
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Seth

Legend
Yeah 2006 redux, complete with the conclusion that this was (and still is) the Ti.Radical mold. You can find those threads here still if you do the search. If you are expecting the trisys, you'll be disappointed. This looks like the LE with slightly altered cosmetics. What this primarily is is a way to replenish/replace your LE if you play that model. For proponents of this frame, its reintroduction isn't the "best" thing, but it's certainly not a bad thing. The LE's specs still make it completely unique in the current market.

Given how few do play this frame, I expect this to be 2006 redux in that respect as well. Wait til next summer when they run the clearance.
You make some really good points. I’d like to see the OG mold, but the LE was basically a beefier Ti Radical and played really well. I’ll chalk it up as a positive to have another OS players frame to join the POG.
 

rafa_prestige89

Professional
Nothing justifies Head not releasing the original Radical Trysis for this 25 years celebration, specially since they are producing and giving older racquet models even to retired pros...it’s an offense for all of us customers to have a company trying to sell something different from what’s being advertised.
 

Twentymiles

New User
Hello all! Long time reader, first time poster here.

I am and always have been a huge Radical fan (aka Agassi fan) and thought I'd share some photos I took comparing the new 25th anniversary edition Radical to the 2006 Agassi edition, along with one of the common "Chinese" Radical Tours. I threw in some snaps with a Ti.Radical and an i.Radical, all for frame comparisons. The photo album is posted here:

https://imgur.com/gallery/N6ct8tF

(Make sure to click the "Load more images" button to see the other Radicals...)

But essentially, yes, everyone's speculations are true - it is as if they took overstock from the 2006 Agassi edition, changed the string color, and removed the text of his Grand Slam wins. Exact same size, shape, paint color (the "flat" yellow without the metallic coat as seen with the older Radical Tour models), with the exception of the butt cap.

The only thing keeping it "unique" is that, at present, there is a pretty low production count (1,000 I believe). But, as we all know, Head can easily change that whenever they want...

Anyway, just wanted to share (and say hello!)

- Dave
 

Seth

Legend
Hello all! Long time reader, first time poster here.

I am and always have been a huge Radical fan (aka Agassi fan) and thought I'd share some photos I took comparing the new 25th anniversary edition Radical to the 2006 Agassi edition, along with one of the common "Chinese" Radical Tours. I threw in some snaps with a Ti.Radical and an i.Radical, all for frame comparisons. The photo album is posted here:

https://imgur.com/gallery/N6ct8tF

(Make sure to click the "Load more images" button to see the other Radicals...)

But essentially, yes, everyone's speculations are true - it is as if they took overstock from the 2006 Agassi edition, changed the string color, and removed the text of his Grand Slam wins. Exact same size, shape, paint color (the "flat" yellow without the metallic coat as seen with the older Radical Tour models), with the exception of the butt cap.

The only thing keeping it "unique" is that, at present, there is a pretty low production count (1,000 I believe). But, as we all know, Head can easily change that whenever they want...

Anyway, just wanted to share (and say hello!)

- Dave
Doing the Lord’s work.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
The truly sad thing is, HEAD makes the Radical Tour 690 (Bumblebee) for Agassi and Sergio Casal. HEAD has the ability, the mold, and materials to make the racquets but they choose not to. you have to ask why can't they do the right thing? To me this 25th anniversary Radical has absolutely no value because its not a real Radical Tour 690 (Trisys 260 Bumblebee). They had a great idea but once again failed on execution.





Amazing how HEAD can do it for their Pros but can't for us with money in our hand. They will sell those fake racquets to Agassi fans and people that don't know any better.
 

Twentymiles

New User
The truly sad thing is, HEAD makes the Radical Tour 690 (Bumblebee) for Agassi and Sergio Casal. HEAD has the ability, the mold, and materials to make the racquets but they choose not to. you have to ask why can't they do the right thing? To me this 25th anniversary Radical has absolutely no value because its not a real Radical Tour 690 (Trisys 260 Bumblebee). They had a great idea but once again failed on execution.





Amazing how HEAD can do it for their Pros but can't for us with money in our hand. They will sell those fake racquets to Agassi fans and people that don't know any better.
I don't even fully understand where the "original" Trisys line ended. I know there's threads and threads about this topic, but when I was in high school I had 2 "Radical Tour Trisys System 260" (Agassi endorsed) versions, and 2 original "Pro Tour Trisys System 280" (Muster endorsed) versions, all oversized:





I continued to acquire the variants of the Trisys 260 (Radical Tour, Radical Trisys 260, etc) because they became cheaper for practice and such to keep my 280's in good condition for matches. Those 280's always just felt more reliable (which we now understand to thank the mystical Twaron they incorporated into it).

You mention the 690 as the Bumblebee, and I understand there's European versions of the Trisys 260, but when exactly did the Twaron variants "die"? Pre-Zebra/Candycane, that is. Is this directly related to any and all branded with "PT57A"? Were the very first Trisys 260 AND 280 Twaron racquets I had (pictured) stamped PT57A as well?

I just want an original, "Radical Tour Trisys System 260" OS like I had back in the day, with the "larger AA Radical" cover for it. If anyone has a minty one for sale let me know, as I will probably return this $200 25th anniversary version since it really is the exact same damn thing as the 2006 Agassi edition I already own (and prefer as a tribute to the Bumblebee/Agassi era, given the choice between the two).

/rant
 
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vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
I don't even fully understand where the "original" Trisys line ended. I know there's threads and threads about this topic, but when I was in high school I had 2 "Radical Tour Trisys System 260" (Agassi endorsed) versions, and 2 original "Pro Tour Trisys System 280" (Muster endorsed) versions, all oversized:





I continued to acquire the variants of the Trisys 260 (Radical Tour, Radical Trisys 260, etc) because they became cheaper for practice and such to keep my 280's in good condition for matches. Those 280's always just felt more reliable (which we now understand to thank the mystical Twaron they incorporated into it).

You mention the 690 as the Bumblebee, and I understand there's European versions of the Trisys 260, but when exactly did the Twaron variants "die"? Pre-Zebra/Candycane, that is. Is this directly related to any and all branded with "PT57A"? Were the very first Trisys 260 AND 280 Twaron racquets I had (pictured) stamped PT57A as well?

I just want an original, "Radical Tour Trisys System 260" OS like I had back in the day, with the "larger AA Radical" cover for it. If anyone has a minty one for sale let me know, as I will probably return this $200 25th anniversary version since it really is the exact same damn thing as the 2006 Agassi edition I already own (and prefer as a tribute to the Bumblebee/Agassi era, given the choice between the two).

/rant
Hi, Trisys was a marketing term used in the US market starting in 1993 and fazing out in by 1996/97 fully. It was a swing style rating system with the higher the number the longer swing lower powered racquet. Yes, the Radical Trisys 260 Oversize as it was first called in the USA in 1993 and then Radical Tour 260 Oversize in 1994 was just simply called Radical Tour 690 in Europe. I don’t know the mold name for the Radical 690 and Pro Tour 690. However the TK57A/PT57A is the midplus brothers, the Pro Tour 630/280 and Radical Tour 630/260.
HEAD disontinued the Radical Tour 260 in 1995 and replaced it with the Radical Tour TwinTube that had an outer tube of polyomide over the carbon fiber. HEAD in another questionable move discontinued the Pro Tour 630/280 for the model year 1998 with the Premier Tour TwinTube 600. HEAD last used Twaron Fiber on in-line retail with the Prestige Classic until 2001 when it was replaced with the piezoelectric fiber i.Prestige
 
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mikele

New User
Hello, I used to play with the donnay pro one ltd, orange and grey, the original not the tw release, can anyone compare it to the 2006 head ltd? I am thinking in getting one of the 25th anniversary as seems the same one. Back in the day I bought an oversized Ti made in Austria and returned after one match wondering if this plays as that one as it uses the same mold. Thanks for the reply
 

Twentymiles

New User
Hello! I still have a Donnay Pro One limited, same color. Loved that racquet! At some point it got what appears to be a very thin hairline crack in the throat though and since then haven’t hit with it. Afraid it’s a frame crack but it really looks like a paint crack. At any rate, if memory serves me well, the Ti OS probably would have played like a rocket launcher compared to it, as well as the 2006 AA LTD. They’re nearly identical in my opinion. The new Radical 25th is the same as the 2006 as well, so all 3 are basically the same racquet with different paint jobs.

If that’s the case (guessing too much power), I’d just look for a mid plus version it or another HEAD with a similar frame. For some reason the Ti Heat/Fire comes to mind (which can be found cheap on “the auction site”), or a newer model like the Graphene Radical Touch MP if you are willing to balance it out to your liking.

A friend of mine that was a die-hard Radical fan ended up moving away from HEAD and tried some of the newer Donnay models and liked them quite a bit, but ultimately went with a custom frame by Angell (model TC100) due to arm and shoulder issues after reaching his mid/late 30’s...

Long story short - if you really one for a players racquet, I’d look around and read some of the topics in this forum. If really want to get the 25th model, just expect it to be pretty much the same as the Ti.Radical OS. Maybe there’s a magical string and weight combo that’ll play like the Pro One, but that could be an expensive venture. There just isn’t a lot out there that plays like the originals from the 90’s in my opinion.
 

mikele

New User
Hello! I still have a Donnay Pro One limited, same color. Loved that racquet! At some point it got what appears to be a very thin hairline crack in the throat though and since then haven’t hit with it. Afraid it’s a frame crack but it really looks like a paint crack. At any rate, if memory serves me well, the Ti OS probably would have played like a rocket launcher compared to it, as well as the 2006 AA LTD. They’re nearly identical in my opinion. The new Radical 25th is the same as the 2006 as well, so all 3 are basically the same racquet with different paint jobs.

If that’s the case (guessing too much power), I’d just look for a mid plus version it or another HEAD with a similar frame. For some reason the Ti Heat/Fire comes to mind (which can be found cheap on “the auction site”), or a newer model like the Graphene Radical Touch MP if you are willing to balance it out to your liking.

A friend of mine that was a die-hard Radical fan ended up moving away from HEAD and tried some of the newer Donnay models and liked them quite a bit, but ultimately went with a custom frame by Angell (model TC100) due to arm and shoulder issues after reaching his mid/late 30’s...

Long story short - if you really one for a players racquet, I’d look around and read some of the topics in this forum. If really want to get the 25th model, just expect it to be pretty much the same as the Ti.Radical OS. Maybe there’s a magical string and weight combo that’ll play like the Pro One, but that could be an expensive venture. There just isn’t a lot out there that plays like the originals from the 90’s in my opinion.
Thanks Twentymiles!, great explanation, if I remember correctly the Ti Radical was very light, that was one of the things I disliked the most compared to the Donnay, but in the Head webpage they say this 25th Anniversary should come to 12oz strung, thats why I was considering it, but if it is the same as the Ti then I will probably pass.
 

hurworld

Hall of Fame
Thanks Twentymiles!, great explanation, if I remember correctly the Ti Radical was very light, that was one of the things I disliked the most compared to the Donnay, but in the Head webpage they say this 25th Anniversary should come to 12oz strung, thats why I was considering it, but if it is the same as the Ti then I will probably pass.
Leaded-up Ti.Radical is pretty good, though.
 

n8dawg6

Legend
now i got the reissue fake agassi rad in hand, to compare with my beat up original real rad tour. initial observations are: 1. its fun to pretend, 2. beam is too thikk on the fake one
 

mikele

New User
now i got the reissue fake agassi rad in hand, to compare with my beat up original real rad tour. initial observations are: 1. its fun to pretend, 2. beam is too thikk on the fake one
How does it play? It is solid? What about control and power?
 

n8dawg6

Legend
How does it play? It is solid? What about control and power?
i havent hit with it yet. i will say that it is quite substantial. not as heavy as the real rad tour, but compared to the speed pro or graphene rad pro it is a beast. string pattern is pretty tight so im expecting good control if you can maneuver the thing.
 

Vlad_C

Semi-Pro
Hmmm...
If I wanted Agassi's racquet, I would just go and buy a POG.
(Well, I don't need to, because I already have one, and it is awesome.)
 

makinao

Rookie
Hmmm...
If I wanted Agassi's racquet, I would just go and buy a POG.
(Well, I don't need to, because I already have one, and it is awesome.)
But its the same problem with POGs. There is a big difference between the 1-stripe, 4-stripe, and the recent 3-stripe.
 

Vlad_C

Semi-Pro
But its the same problem with POGs. There is a big difference between the 1-stripe, 4-stripe, and the recent 3-stripe.
I know...
The point was that the Head Radical 260 was "heavily inspired" by the POG.
Virtually identical frame, minus the stabilizing bar.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
I know...
The point was that the Head Radical 260 was "heavily inspired" by the POG.
Virtually identical frame, minus the stabilizing bar.
Um, I don’t think so. The POG 4 stripe that Agassi used was 19mm, 16x19, and 6 mainstrings going through the throat bridge. While the Radical Trisys 260 Oversize that Agassi used was 21mm and 18x19 string pattern with 8 mainstrings going through the throat bridge. Agassi also for a long time with the Radical Trisys 260 Oversize used a super dense string pattern of 20x21. The Radical Trisys 260 Oversize is very different from the POG
 

Vlad_C

Semi-Pro
When Agassi signed up with Head, he essentially told them "hey, I'm really glad that you guys want to throw all this money at me, but if you want this to work, you'll need to make me a racquet like the POG, 'cause that's what I really like."
So they made the Radical 260 for him.
When he switched, he actually tried the new racquet in various string patterns (16x19, 18x19, 20x21) before finally settling on the 20x21.
 

mikele

New User
I have the chance to get a Rad Tour OS, on one side says Made in Austria and in the other one Radical Tour, can anyone that has the european version of the bumblebee confirm this? I want to make sure it is legit. Thanks
 

mikele

New User
I have the chance to get a Rad Tour OS, on one side says Made in Austria and in the other one Radical Tour, can anyone that has the European version confirm if this is legit? Thanks
 

McLovin

Legend
2. beam is too thikk on the fake one
So, are they incorrect about the beam thickness at TW, or was the original Bumble Bee actually thinner? I can't go that far back w/ the WayBack Machine, so the closest I can come is the 1998 version:

Which has the specs listed as:
Head Size :630/690 Sq. Cm.
Construction :27 Ins.
Weight :325/315 gm
Balance :320/315 mm
Tech Features :Twin Tube Technology/Integrated Damping System
Cross Section :Constant Beam 20/21 mm
Grip :Contour Cushion Grip Size :1 - 5
String Tension :Midsize 50 - 62 lbs Oversize 58 - 68 lbs
String Pattern :630:18 Mains / 20 Crosses 690:18 Mains / 19 Crosses, Two piece Mains skip 8T,10T,9H No shared holes​

Or did they change the specs in the 1998 version? I was part of the 'Traveling Radical' last year, but can't remember how thick the beam was.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
So, are they incorrect about the beam thickness at TW, or was the original Bumble Bee actually thinner? I can't go that far back w/ the WayBack Machine, so the closest I can come is the 1998 version:

Which has the specs listed as:
Head Size :630/690 Sq. Cm.
Construction :27 Ins.
Weight :325/315 gm
Balance :320/315 mm
Tech Features :Twin Tube Technology/Integrated Damping System
Cross Section :Constant Beam 20/21 mm
Grip :Contour Cushion Grip Size :1 - 5
String Tension :Midsize 50 - 62 lbs Oversize 58 - 68 lbs
String Pattern :630:18 Mains / 20 Crosses 690:18 Mains / 19 Crosses, Two piece Mains skip 8T,10T,9H No shared holes​

Or did they change the specs in the 1998 version? I was part of the 'Traveling Radical' last year, but can't remember how thick the beam was.
If I remember correctly the OG Radical Trisys is the same mold as the Zebra one. The Candycane which is the one you mentioned is slightly different.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
So, are they incorrect about the beam thickness at TW, or was the original Bumble Bee actually thinner? I can't go that far back w/ the WayBack Machine, so the closest I can come is the 1998 version:

Which has the specs listed as:
Head Size :630/690 Sq. Cm.
Construction :27 Ins.
Weight :325/315 gm
Balance :320/315 mm
Tech Features :Twin Tube Technology/Integrated Damping System
Cross Section :Constant Beam 20/21 mm
Grip :Contour Cushion Grip Size :1 - 5
String Tension :Midsize 50 - 62 lbs Oversize 58 - 68 lbs
String Pattern :630:18 Mains / 20 Crosses 690:18 Mains / 19 Crosses, Two piece Mains skip 8T,10T,9H No shared holes​

Or did they change the specs in the 1998 version? I was part of the 'Traveling Radical' last year, but can't remember how thick the beam was.
If I remember correctly the OG Radical Trisys is the same mold as the Zebra one. The Candycane which is the one you mentioned is slightly different.
 

n8dawg6

Legend
So, are they incorrect about the beam thickness at TW, or was the original Bumble Bee actually thinner? I can't go that far back w/ the WayBack Machine, so the closest I can come is the 1998 version:

Which has the specs listed as:
Head Size :630/690 Sq. Cm.
Construction :27 Ins.
Weight :325/315 gm
Balance :320/315 mm
Tech Features :Twin Tube Technology/Integrated Damping System
Cross Section :Constant Beam 20/21 mm
Grip :Contour Cushion Grip Size :1 - 5
String Tension :Midsize 50 - 62 lbs Oversize 58 - 68 lbs
String Pattern :630:18 Mains / 20 Crosses 690:18 Mains / 19 Crosses, Two piece Mains skip 8T,10T,9H No shared holes​

Or did they change the specs in the 1998 version? I was part of the 'Traveling Radical' last year, but can't remember how thick the beam was.
the LTD and the old rad tour are noticeably different. not sure what year vintage my rad tour is. i can throw up some pics comparing the two if i, you know, get off my *** and take them. the LTD looks like an OS tweener, it is quite robust.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
If I remember correctly the OG Radical Trisys is the same mold as the Zebra one. The Candycane which is the one you mentioned is slightly different.
No, the candycane, zebra, and original Radical Trisys 260 are all the exact same mold. It’s with the Ti.Radical that the mold changed.
 
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vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
If I remember correctly the OG Radical Trisys is the same mold as the Zebra one. The Candycane which is the one you mentioned is slightly different.
No, the candycane, zebra, and original Radical Trisys 260 are all the exact same mold. It’s with the Ti.Radical that the mold changed.
 
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vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
So, are they incorrect about the beam thickness at TW, or was the original Bumble Bee actually thinner? I can't go that far back w/ the WayBack Machine, so the closest I can come is the 1998 version:

Which has the specs listed as:
Head Size :630/690 Sq. Cm.
Construction :27 Ins.
Weight :325/315 gm
Balance :320/315 mm
Tech Features :Twin Tube Technology/Integrated Damping System
Cross Section :Constant Beam 20/21 mm
Grip :Contour Cushion Grip Size :1 - 5
String Tension :Midsize 50 - 62 lbs Oversize 58 - 68 lbs
String Pattern :630:18 Mains / 20 Crosses 690:18 Mains / 19 Crosses, Two piece Mains skip 8T,10T,9H No shared holes​

Or did they change the specs in the 1998 version? I was part of the 'Traveling Radical' last year, but can't remember how thick the beam was.
The original Radical Trisys 260, Radical Tour TwinTube zebra, and Radical Tour TwinTube candycane are all using the same mold. HEAD redisgned the mold for the Radical with the 1999 release of the Ti. Radical line
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
No, the candycane, zebra, and original Radical Trisys 260 are all the exact same mold. It’s with the Ti.Radical that the mood changed.
Ah, that’s what I thought. I had the Ti.Rad, but it was the Jr version since that’s what I started with when I was a kid.
 

B Cubed

Semi-Pro
There was a brief, ever so brief stint with the first TI Radicals where the head shape was a little more similar to the original molds (bumblee, zebra, and candycane). Not the mold of the racket per se, but the head shape. Then the true (more oblong) head shape came along.
 

n8dawg6

Legend
There was a brief, ever so brief stint with the first TI Radicals where the head shape was a little more similar to the original molds (bumblee, zebra, and candycane). Not the mold of the racket per se, but the head shape. Then the true (more oblong) head shape came along.
the LTD head shape is slightly different than the old rad tour ... but its really slight. the main difference is that the beam is a little thicker, more rounded, less square.
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
the LTD head shape is slightly different than the old rad tour ... but its really slight. the main difference is that the beam is a little thicker, more rounded, less square.
And the grooves at the ends of throat bridge are a different shape too. TK112 (Ti.Radical oversize) is the mold they used for the LTD where as the original mold for the Radical Trisys 260 Oversize is TK59
 

mikele

New User
How about playability compared to the original? Is it very different? I have the chance to get the original in very good condition for 60EUR and if I don't find another one I would consider to get the LTD to pair with it
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
How about playability compared to the original? Is it very different? I have the chance to get the original in very good condition for 60EUR and if I don't find another one I would consider to get the LTD to pair with it
Buy that original and you will have the real thing
 

vsbabolat

G.O.A.T.
There was a brief, ever so brief stint with the first TI Radicals where the head shape was a little more similar to the original molds (bumblee, zebra, and candycane). Not the mold of the racket per se, but the head shape. Then the true (more oblong) head shape came along.
The Ti.Radical headshape didn’t change. Sometimes people string the racquets incorrectly and then they aren’t the correct shape
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
There was a brief, ever so brief stint with the first TI Radicals where the head shape was a little more similar to the original molds (bumblee, zebra, and candycane). Not the mold of the racket per se, but the head shape. Then the true (more oblong) head shape came along.
The Ti.Radical headshape didn’t change. Sometimes people string the racquets incorrectly and then they aren’t the correct shape
We were only ever offered one - the more oblong - model to retail, but then we are in the *** end of the world down here.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
This thread makes me happy and sad at the same time. I’m late to the tennis game compared to many others but have a love for the older Racquets. I picked up what I believe to be one from the original mold and in a trade off of a POG mid and OS to a fellow coach I got two more bumblebees. I also have the brotherhood radical with me so currently have 4.
 

Cpt. Rogers

New User
If you haven't taken a look at ALL of the pics here, do it. Great work & thank you Dave.

Hello all! Long time reader, first time poster here.
I am and always have been a huge Radical fan (aka Agassi fan) and thought I'd share some photos I took comparing the new 25th anniversary edition Radical to the 2006 Agassi edition, along with one of the common "Chinese" Radical Tours. I threw in some snaps with a Ti.Radical and an i.Radical, all for frame comparisons. The photo album is posted here:


(Make sure to click the "Load more images" button to see the other Radicals...)

But essentially, yes, everyone's speculations are true - it is as if they took overstock from the 2006 Agassi edition, changed the string color, and removed the text of his Grand Slam wins. Exact same size, shape, paint color (the "flat" yellow without the metallic coat as seen with the older Radical Tour models), with the exception of the butt cap.
The only thing keeping it "unique" is that, at present, there is a pretty low production count (1,000 I believe). But, as we all know, Head can easily change that whenever they want...
Anyway, just wanted to share (and say hello!)
- Dave
 

ybot

New User
Thanks VS, have you tried the latest POG OS released by TW with the tour cosmetics?
I have the current Radical Ltd and the current POG. I will say having different strings in them throw comparisons off quite a bit as my POG has a multi and the Ltd. has a poly. As far as specs, on paper, they are pretty much the same, but to me, that’s where the similarities end. The POG swings much heavier and club like. It seems more stable and predictable. The Ltd. is much more maneuverable which is a real surprise. How can they be the same swing weight, weight, balance and material, but swing so much different? The Ltd. is also less stable, more power and not as predictable. Next, I plan on putting the same strings in both and do more comparisons. It’ll give me a more accurate baseline readings of the two. These aren’t just racquets I have and play with every once and awhile. They will be my everyday racquets. Hope this helps!
 

mikele

New User
I have the current Radical Ltd and the current POG. I will say having different strings in them throw comparisons off quite a bit as my POG has a multi and the Ltd. has a poly. As far as specs, on paper, they are pretty much the same, but to me, that’s where the similarities end. The POG swings much heavier and club like. It seems more stable and predictable. The Ltd. is much more maneuverable which is a real surprise. How can they be the same swing weight, weight, balance and material, but swing so much different? The Ltd. is also less stable, more power and not as predictable. Next, I plan on putting the same strings in both and do more comparisons. It’ll give me a more accurate baseline readings of the two. These aren’t just racquets I have and play with every once and awhile. They will be my everyday racquets. Hope this helps!
Thanks for the input Ybot
 
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