FXP Radical MP setup

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Sheriff, May 2, 2007.

  1. Sheriff

    Sheriff New User

    Oct 2, 2006
    i have been using the PD Roddick (on Pro hurricane 17 main and Gamma 17 cross) for over 9 months. The stiffness of the racquet really gave me elbow and arm troubles. i am short guy 5'5 so i have been told not to use something thats too heavy. so i switched to the FXP Radical MP. Currently i have it strung (under recommendation by my tennis retailer) with Pacific Xforce 17main and Pacific power line 17 cross on 58 tension. After playing with it for a few hours, the racquet was amazingly user friendly. however i found the racquet to have a little too much pop and the racquet feels a lil light on the hands. (prob cos i am used to a heavier PDR)

    whats ur opinion on the setup? anything i can do to decrease the pop and increase in the weight without fiddling too much with the balance?

    thanks in advance.
  2. PED

    PED Legend

    Mar 12, 2007
    I have an FXP OS. I've got some weight at 12 and a bit more in the grip to balance it out a bit. You could always do some at 3 and 9 instead of 12 to reduce the power and stabilize it a bit. I like the FXP but wished i'd done like you and gotten a mid. I love the PDR too. I use sensation in the crosses and it really softens up the feel ALOT and my arm pain went away. Also you could tighten up the tension a bit on the radical to get a bit more control. I went the other way with my Radical. I started off at 58 and went down to 55 with BB alu rough. It's a great stick.
  3. rocket

    rocket Hall of Fame

    May 23, 2005
    Don't do anything just yet, you need a bit of time to get used to the new lighter weight. Hit with it for a few more sessions & see. If you really need to add weight, you can try 4" to 6" of lead at 6 o'clock.

    Too much pop? Add more spin, or string it tighter, or change to another poly hybrid.
    Last edited: May 3, 2007

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