Best Head Radical MP line?

What is you favorite Head Radical MP line?


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esm

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My thoughts exactly. All for the OG RT630 BB!
yeah, but the original RT630 BB did not come with CAP grommet though... lol
can i ask what is the weight of that bad boy of yours with CAP.... i have one strung up with CAP and i am trying to bring it down to low 340g-ish... lol
 

Dakota60

Rookie
yeah, but the original RT630 BB did not come with CAP grommet though... lol
can i ask what is the weight of that bad boy of yours with CAP.... i have one strung up with CAP and i am trying to bring it down to low 340g-ish... lol
Yes they didn't come with CAPs and I had installed them because I like the feel of it with them on. This particular one weighed in at 347g strung, with OG and dampener. I have a couple of pieces and they vary in weight in stock hairpin form. So they currently range from 347g to 353g with everything on, which is okay for me since my PT630s and PC600s weigh about the same too.
 
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My favorite is the OG Radical Trisys 280 bumblebee and Radical Tour TwinTube 630 Candy cane
Am I right that Radical Tour 630 Zebra and Candy Cane share the same layup and both are TwinTube?

IG and Touch.
You mean Graphene Touch Radical MP yes? I bought it as someone recommended it to me as quite similar to TGT307 feelwise. I remember that I wasn't so disapponited with first Graphene Radical feelwise. It felt worse from YouTek and IG – but still was 62RA as far as I remember. But I must admit I really didn't like Graphene XT and play only half an hour with Graphene Touch. With 68RA I even didn't consider trying Graphene 360 (however I think the paint job is quite good).
 
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TennisHound

Legend
Am I right that Radical Tour 630 Zebra and Candy Cane share the same layup and both are TwinTube?


You mean Graphene Touch Radical MP yes? I bought it as someone recommended it to me as quite similar to TGT307 feelwise. I remember that I wasn't so disapponited with first Graphene Radical feelwise. It felt worse from YouTek and IG – but still was 62RA as far as I remember. But I must admit I really didn't like Graphene XT and play only half an hour with Graphene Touch. With 68RA I even didn't consider trying Graphene 360 (however I think the painjob is quite good).
Yep, the IG is the best of the pre-Graphenes, and the Touch is the best of the post-Graphenes. I used the Touch for awhile, but as with all the G-Rads, the balance Is funky. Even so, it’s a racquet that I could pick up and use today with no qualms.
 

bleno567

Professional
Weren't the Youtek and Youtek IGs 98 not 95 sqare inch?

Also, are you sure they're the same mold (260)? I thought the IG was 22mm and the youtek was 21.5mm
 
Weren't the Youtek and Youtek IGs 98 not 95 sqare inch?
Also, are you sure they're the same mold (260)? I thought the IG was 22mm and the youtek was 21.5mm
They were real 95" till Graphene Radical MP as Head measured the size of the frame differently.
The mold is the same as prostock YouTek is 260.1/2 and IG 260.3/4/5 (the last one for IG Radical Pro).
But TW reviews have 21.5mm for YouTek and 22mm for IG.

@vsbabolat or @dr325i – can you help us with it?
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
They were real 95" till Graphene Radical MP as Head measured the size of the frame differently.
The mold is the same as prostock YouTek is 260.1/2 and IG 260.3/4/5 (the last one for IG Radical Pro).
But TW reviews have 21.5mm for YouTek and 22mm for IG.

@vsbabolat or @dr325i – can you help us with it?
Youtek, IG radical MP are all TK260 mold, 95 sq in head. TK238 caps fit. MG radical MP grommets fit.
 
Youtek, IG radical MP are all TK260 mold, 95 sq in head. TK238 caps fit. MG radical MP grommets fit.
By the way – do you know the code for non-CAP HEAD grommets for 95" Radical with 16x19 string pattern?
I have them in 260.5 (IG Radical Pro) and I guess I have seen 231.3 also with non-CAP grommet. These are hard to find (or I am missing some obvious replacement).
I have also 260.2 which is my favorite 260 mold racket – but I use TK260A CAP grommet for it.

I have spent a few hours this week testing all classic -95" Radical lines I have (after Radical Tour 630 TwinTube and before Graphene Radical MP) and I do still find Liquidmetal and Flexpoint my favorite ones.
However I do love IG Radical Pro! Moreover I am going to customize a little bit both Ti. and i.Radical to find out how they play with extra lead tape and silicon. Actually I never did it – just picked up LM/FXP for extra SW (and pop).

As most voters I also prefer retail IG Radical MP over YouTek Radical MP, but with some extra lead at 3/9 and silicon – the racket gets stability and predictability it misses, but the flex and comfort is still there.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
The spare non-cap grommets that I have for my 231.3 have 2 different codes: tk238 and tk291, and are transparent, but little different shades. The ones already installed are tk238.
There is no way that you can put the TK238 on the 16x19
TK238A or TK293A yes (both CAP)
The non CAP would be the TK238B (transparent) or TK238B black
 

Classic-TXP-IG MID

Hall of Fame
Wondering what is the opinion about the new G360+ Radical MP and in comparison to old ones Radical – from usual suspects – @vsbabolat @dr325i @Classic-TXP-IG MID @H22 fan @FootFault18
Thanks for the question. Unfortunately, I have not tried the G360+ Radical range, so I can't compare.

From the G360+ Head range, I have tried the Prestige MP, Prestige Mid, Speed Pro, and Gravity Pro. Out of those, I loved and own the Speed Pro, Gravity Pro, and Prestige MP. The Mid I found to be on the upper side of firm (for my liking), and since it wasn't mine, I couldn't experiment. I liked the G360+ Prestige MP much much more, and for that reason didn't bother with the Mid.

Having liked the SP, GP, and PMP (and purchased all of them), and not the Mid due to the firmer feel, I decided not to try the Radical range and the Extreme Tour. I may look to demo them at some point just to try them out. If I do, I'll post my thoughts and experiences. I like the look of the Extreme Nite Tour though, so it's very tempting... and if the Radical range got the same treatment (which it might), my trigger finger would get very itchy.

The last Radicals I have purchased, and are still in my collection, are the IG Rad Pro and Rad MP. I love both of those racquets, although they feel a bit more hollow than the Radical Tour 630s (both the Bumblebee and the 2 Twin-tube variants). They still hit a good ball, but the weight, SW, and mould are completely different.
 
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dr325i

G.O.A.T.

KickVicious

Semi-Pro
I preferred the 360+ Radical Pro over MP. The MP is too powerful when brought to my spec. The Pro, 22mm beam, felt right and more similar with the older radicals like IRadical/Ti….
I’m demoing the Pro right now and really like it. Thinking I’m going to make the switch from the current Prestige MP. I saw your comments on the Extreme Tour thread. Can you compare the Rad. Pro to the ET? I really like how stable the current Rad Pro is. Very solid all-around stick. Thanks
 

Power Player

Bionic Poster

esm

Hall of Fame
So… is the 360+ Rad Pro “supposed” to be the Rad MP of the previous versions….?
 

J-Wildcard

Rookie
I started with an Iradical mp, I know there was initially the L5 rated version and then a L4 rated one after. I have tried every radical since, the IG version was nice I thought but I love the Iradical, it has the classic mold the same as my prestige mp frames
 
Just got G360+ Radical MP along with G360+ Gravity Pro from TWE Demo Program – and I must admit that feel/touch and comfort is better in Blade 97 v7, IG Radical MP/Pro, 315 Ltd. By far superior are CX200 Tour (previous line) or Blade Pro. I will be testing both new rackets from HEAD along Tf40 and Blade Pro. The worst thing is that Radical MP feels worse than Gravity Pro. Try to add some extra weight in the handle. It's a shame as HEAD was doing really great Radical till IG line.
 

stronzzi70

Professional
Just got G360+ Radical MP along with G360+ Gravity Pro from TWE Demo Program – and I must admit that feel/touch and comfort is better in Blade 97 v7, IG Radical MP/Pro, 315 Ltd. By far superior are CX200 Tour (previous line) or Blade Pro. I will be testing both new rackets from HEAD along Tf40 and Blade Pro. The worst thing is that Radical MP feels worse than Gravity Pro. Try to add some extra weight in the handle. It's a shame as HEAD was doing really great Radical till IG line.
Try Radical Pro 360 +
Much better than MP 360 +
Just play it low tension
 

1HBHfanatic

Legend
-Liquidmetal Radical MP (95", 18x20) -- this one fixed my tennis elbow, over night, so this one gets my vote
-YouTek IG Radical MP (95", 18x20) – 260 mold -- i liked the changeable 16/19 to 16/16 pattern on this one (first time i saw this done)
-Graphene Touch Radical MP (98", 16x19) – 307 mold - this one was heavy and very stable, SPIDERMAN colors, (y)(y)
-Graphene 360 Radical MP (98", 16x19) – 307 mold -- is LITE and fast!, not my favorite after the previous version, even the paint job is SAD; i can only hit with multis on this racquet, too LITE!! (n)(n)

-Graphene 360+ Radical MP (98", 16x19) -- is nice and more dampened ,(imo, to the previous) plus it has the ORANGE cool color (y)
-i am currently playing with the 360+PRO version and its one of my favorite sticks (y)(y)
-i am only able to handle the "PRO weight" because it is not as heavy as what most radical PRO racquets in the past

-check out this TW review by ZELJKO!, it summed it up nicely for me
 
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