360 Radical Pro vs. 360+ Prestige Pro

Return_Ace

Professional
Hi,

I'm assuming this question will be more for Michelle since you were on the playtest for both the rackets, but I believe I've seen/heard somewhere that Troy has been playing with the entire range as well?

I was wondering what your thoughts were when comparing the new 360+ Prestige Pro and the CAPed 360 Radical Pro.

I got the Radical last summer and CAPed it as well to alleviate the stability issues mentioned in your review, and even though I've tried a few rackets in between since, I haven't been able to find anything that feels as solid, yet not too stiff.

What I was hoping for in the 360+ Prestige Pro would be something similar in flex/feel at contact, maybe slightly less power, and maybe a little bit more touch.

Measuring my own Radical, it sits at 350g Strung and 360SW, 4pts HL.

How would you compare the two? Have any of you tried adding a bit more mass to get the swingweight higher than the stock 327?

Thanks! :)
 

TW Staff

Administrator
Hi,

I'm assuming this question will be more for Michelle since you were on the playtest for both the rackets, but I believe I've seen/heard somewhere that Troy has been playing with the entire range as well?

I was wondering what your thoughts were when comparing the new 360+ Prestige Pro and the CAPed 360 Radical Pro.

I got the Radical last summer and CAPed it as well to alleviate the stability issues mentioned in your review, and even though I've tried a few rackets in between since, I haven't been able to find anything that feels as solid, yet not too stiff.

What I was hoping for in the 360+ Prestige Pro would be something similar in flex/feel at contact, maybe slightly less power, and maybe a little bit more touch.

Measuring my own Radical, it sits at 350g Strung and 360SW, 4pts HL.

How would you compare the two? Have any of you tried adding a bit more mass to get the swingweight higher than the stock 327?

Thanks! :)
@Return_Ace

I'll do my best to answer!

1st things first, I prefer the "feel" of the Radicals over the Prestiges -- so I would lean toward the Radical Pro if I had to pick one. However, if you do prefer a bit more of a traditional feel, the Prestige Pro might just be perfect for you!

What I loved about the Prestige Pro is it really held up well against pace (stable!) and I could swing out fast (faster than my RF97 which right now are in the 340s as far as SW). That's been the biggest thing I love -- because I can hug the baseline, shorten my swing and accelerate through on groundstrokes; where as with something a bit heftier, I sometimes push back beyond the baseline just so I can push my body back forward when I make contact and accelerate through the ball -- does that make sense?

I'd have to grab the Radical Pro and hit with it a bit more again to respond in further depth, but I was pleasantly surprised with the Prestige Pro. And the biggest thing is the Prestige definitely doesn't feel as stiff.

I haven't experimented with any weight in all honesty (just a lot of racquets to test lately and haven't really found the need to add any on the Prestige Pro as it is just fine for me at the moment in stock form despite the spec being a bit lighter than what I gravitate toward).

Highly recommend a demo if possible!
Michelle, TW
 

Return_Ace

Professional
Thanks Michelle!

It sounds very promising if it's stable at the stock weight.

It's definitely on my "To Demo" list, just need to wait until the weather gets better that I can fully take advantage of the demo time!
 
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