Anyone do any customization to the Radical Pro or its best in stock form?
I added 4 grams, at 9 and 3.I'm worried any weight in the hoop might make the swingweight too high. But I also find I can I can only hit my 1 hbh if I dangle 2 of my fingers off the end of the buttcap... So maybe increasing the length is an option... Anyone know if that's hard to do on the radicals. My vcore pro 97s are about 3 mm longer than the radicals, so maybe I'm more used to that length.
I am thinking about ordering the Radical MP and replacing the stock grip with a leather grip. I am curious how you feel about the grip size with the leather grip vs. the stock grip. Does it feel the same or smaller? Presumably the leather grip is supposed to be a bit thinner (something like 1.45-1.5 mm vs 1.75 mm for the Hydrosorb Pro), but it is also firmer.If you guys love the pro, you should try the MP with a leather grip. IMO it plays like a better version of the pro. Increased stability (especially at net and against heavy hitters) and more oomph on the serve. It's also easier to swing and has more power but control is still excellent. It really transforms the racquet.
Thanks. I played with the Pro for like 15 mins and particularly noticed the lower launch angle compared to blade v7. But i could serve much bigger with it and it made me curious.Radical Pro is much more solid and stable, but also heavier to play with. Both are low powered, but Blade is particularly low powered, soft, and light in the head. Blade is more for recreational players, intermediate level, and as a first adult racquet for good juniors while Radical Pro is more for advanced players and competitors. Blade gives a higher launch angle, and more spin on slower shots. Radical MP is a much better comparison to Blade v7 16x19.
They're pretty different. The Blade v7 16x19 is a light racquet with enough weight in the head to be playable stock, but Blades are made with customization in mind. That's why they are so popular with pros. The Radical Pro can be played as-is by most players. I would expect a pro stock version of the G360+ Radical to have specs closer to the MP so that the extra weight can be added specifically where the pro wants it.Is anyone able to compare the pro to the blade v7 16x19?
good question!I’m curious if anyone has compared the MP and the S? You don’t hear a whole lot about the S, but it is probably too light for a lot of players. I enjoyed hitting with the 2019 S but am really torn between the 2021 MP and S. I have some birthday money wanting to be spent.
MP is way lighter and far easier to swing than a blade! night and day.I had been using racquets like the Blade 98 v7 and Yonex ezone 100, which are nice racquets. I demoed the Radical S since it was on clearance and I enjoyed the light weight and head speed I was getting. I think I would like both the MP and S and might be leaning toward the MP if it is lighter feeling than the blade and ezone. Decisions….
For myself, I find the blade underpowered because of the swing weight. Most of the time its fine, but there are sometimes when I don't react fast enough to get the racquet head speed up. I also don't enjoy the really plush feeling on contact with the ball. That could just be the 48lbs of Alu pwr.Somewhere else on the forum someone posted a text from an italian website, where an italian stringer says, if I understood correctly, that Lorenzo Sonego plays with Blade v7 18x20 with only a bit of mass added to the grip, and strung with Luxilon Alu power soft 19/18kg
I tried playing with that Blade for a while, and for me it was the lack of power, it was too light, I just couldn't punch through opponents, not enough weight on my shots. Maybe I just should've strung it lower and with more of a power string..
The Radical MP is way easier to swing and much more crisp than the Blade, not plush at all. More power and spin as well. It’s definitely in the direction of the things you’re looking for. It will have less control than the 18x20 Blade though, and I would guess be a little less stable.I'm buying the Radical MP to replace my blade v7 18x20 which I don't like at all.
Things I dont like about blade v7 18x20:
little too high of a swing weight
plush feeling (48lb Alu)
I'm wondering how this racquet feels with Head Lynx Grey at 52 or 53 lbs. I want to avoid that really soft plush feeling.
I played a match Saturday with the 360+ Radical MP and I was really impressed. It swings light and doesn't feel that much different than the S model in terms of perceived speed. It was more stable and easier to control shots with it since I believe it has less power than the S. I have both racquets strung with Wilson NXT Comfort 17ga at 56 pounds. I think the S is a bit faster at the net, but I don't spend a lot of time there in singles. I have another match this evening and I might play a set with each just to see which is a better fit for me. I am hoping it is not another racquet honeymoon.MP is way lighter and far easier to swing than a blade! night and day.
I have them both.
That sounds pretty hefty to me. I tried with a few grams of lead tape and I thought it slowed the racquet down too much for my game, without adding enough stability. Back to the stock vcore pro 330 for me.Final spec is 361g or 12.7 oz. 8g added in the handle from the Wilson Shock Shield, 10g at 3 and 9, 5g at 12 o'clock. Will try it out tonight. Feels roughly one point less headlight. Will play with it tonight hopefully. Still doesn't feel clubby to me, definitely still more maneuverable than my VCore Pro 330 with Shockshield, obviously that racquet was 15g heavier.
It felt pretty good last night. I think someone could get by with just some weight at 12 o clock and call it a day.That sounds pretty hefty to me. I tried with a few grams of lead tape and I thought it slowed the racquet down too much for my game, without adding enough stability. Back to the stock vcore pro 330 for me.