G360+ Radical 2021

Has anybody tailweighted their MP to make it significantly more HL? I’ve been jiving with the ET as well lately and I’ve found it works really well with a 330 swingweight and 9pts HL balance. I know some sticks don’t do well with all that handle weight, notably which I guess the MP is competing with.

I’m also curious if anyone with a Ohbh has found the MP to work well for them? Something about the ET’s mold works really well for that shot and I wonder if the MP might be similar since it also has a 23mm beam and is thinner in some parts.

The stock Rad Pro is more in my spec ballpark but from what I understand it’s lower powered than the ET.
 

Sweatii_yetii

New User
Has anybody tailweighted their MP to make it significantly more HL? I’ve been jiving with the ET as well lately and I’ve found it works really well with a 330 swingweight and 9pts HL balance. I know some sticks don’t do well with all that handle weight, notably which I guess the MP is competing with.

I’m also curious if anyone with a Ohbh has found the MP to work well for them? Something about the ET’s mold works really well for that shot and I wonder if the MP might be similar since it also has a 23mm beam and is thinner in some parts.

The stock Rad Pro is more in my spec ballpark but from what I understand it’s lower powered than the ET.
I put 8g of blue tack in the trap door as we as a leather grip. Plays better but still think there are better options. I honestly wish I went with the pro
 

EggSalad

Rookie
Has anybody tailweighted their MP to make it significantly more HL? I’ve been jiving with the ET as well lately and I’ve found it works really well with a 330 swingweight and 9pts HL balance. I know some sticks don’t do well with all that handle weight, notably which I guess the MP is competing with.

I’m also curious if anyone with a Ohbh has found the MP to work well for them? Something about the ET’s mold works really well for that shot and I wonder if the MP might be similar since it also has a 23mm beam and is thinner in some parts.

The stock Rad Pro is more in my spec ballpark but from what I understand it’s lower powered than the ET.
I don’t have the radical but my speed plays much better with that type of weighting in the handle. Leather grip, 2 OGs and 6.5G of putty. It’s probably 7-8pts HL. Totally different and better racquet.
 

victorvsvsvs

New User
Can anyone help me, if I just want to increase the static weight of my radical pro without changing the swing weight and balance is that possible?
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Can anyone help me, if I just want to increase the static weight of my radical pro without changing the swing weight and balance is that possible?
You can maintain the SW if you trim X weight from the bumper guard and relocate X + some more weight down below 3 and 9. The further down you move the weight, the more you’ll need to add to maintain the same balance and SW.
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
has anyone experienced arm troubles with the radical mp? it's perfectly fine for me off the ground, but it's really hitting my arm hard on serves. just super harsh regardless of which serve. i've never had this happen, and it was kicking in after 15th serve or so
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
has anyone experienced arm troubles with the radical mp? it's perfectly fine for me off the ground, but it's really hitting my arm hard on serves. just super harsh regardless of which serve. i've never had this happen, and it was kicking in after 15th serve or so
yikes...
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
Can anyone help me, if I just want to increase the static weight of my radical pro without changing the swing weight and balance is that possible?
You will not be able to do that to the retail setup because you have two options to maintain the balance:
1) add weight at the balance point in the throat
2) add weight in the hoop and counter balance in the handle
Both options will increase the SW
If you must, I'd suggest the weight at 3/9 and counter balance at the top of the handle or even in the butt
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
You will not be able to do that to the retail setup because you have two options to maintain the balance:
1) add weight at the balance point in the throat
2) add weight in the hoop and counter balance in the handle
Both options will increase the SW
If you must, I'd suggest the weight at 3/9 and counter balance at the top of the handle or even in the butt
You think the Radicals will get an alternative PJ soon like the Extreme and Speed did? That could really boost some sales.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Been really enjoying this MP frame now that I put a little weight on it. Lead in the throat works wonders. I am playing at 327/328SW and 5 pts Hl. Plays like a dream. I currently have Lynx Tour Mains/Element crosses. Think I may try Cream as a cross next.
 

emaz8724

Rookie
Been really enjoying this MP frame now that I put a little weight on it. Lead in the throat works wonders. I am playing at 327/328SW and 5 pts Hl. Plays like a dream. I currently have Lynx Tour Mains/Element crosses. Think I may try Cream as a cross next.
Has this replaced the Vcore 95 as your go to stick at the moment for you?
 
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n8dawg6

Legend
Big time. The last one (mp) was one of the worst feeling racquets I’ve ever tried.
the 360 rad mp has, hands-down, the worst ball contact feel of any racquet ive used. that said, i play great with it. one of my reluctant favorites
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
I thought you were playing with the vcore pro 97.
i am. I have that, this radical and the vc95. Its madness but im figuring out via tournament and singles match play.

The vcp97 feels so nice that im going to keep carrying that one regardless. Its great on the arm and we will hit cold weather soon.
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
the 360 rad mp has, hands-down, the worst ball contact feel of any racquet ive used. that said, i play great with it. one of my reluctant favorites
This is so true. The feel is horrendous. They fixed it with these 360+ versions for sure.
 

JOSHL

Hall of Fame
Are you still grooving with the ET? If so, will be interesting to see if the RMP is better for you.
Much like PP I’m between 3 frames. If I had to choose a main it would be the ET. Just got the Rad MP but played some dubs with it on Saturday and I was super hung over so can’t really judge it. Also put thin tour bite in it and I think it need some more SW with a thicker string so I’ll prob put Lynx tour in it. The other frame is the Eurostaff. The thing just serves bombs.
 

DJTaurus

Hall of Fame
After demoing mp and pro and played almost every new head out there (except latest instinct) let me say this. Radical line has easily the best feel and feedback among latest heads. It’s the blade line of head. I prefer MP over Pro due to lower SW which enhances playability. For me Pro is demanding….. you have to go through the shot to unleash its potential which is not so helpful in defences. I couldn’t gel with its balance on serves. I enjoyed it only on volleys. Rock solid but with MP everything was easier…. still i expected to have more free power which i didn’t. You have to lead it up and see how it goes. At the end of the day I loved mostly it’s feel….crisp and plush….unlike latest speeds which have gone too plush or extremes which have been muted…. I liked its feel even more than prestiges which is similar to pro staff/more classic. I am very confused with all these lines from Head and now boom is coming….. a total mess.

My top 3 favourite current gen head racquets are:

1)Radical MP
2)Gravity Tour
3)Extreme Pro (previous version was better like previous speeds)
 

HitMoreBHs

Semi-Pro
After demoing mp and pro and played almost every new head out there (except latest instinct) let me say this. Radical line has easily the best feel and feedback among latest heads. It’s the blade line of head. I prefer MP over Pro due to lower SW which enhances playability. For me Pro is demanding….. you have to go through the shot to unleash its potential which is not so helpful in defences. I couldn’t gel with its balance on serves. I enjoyed it only on volleys. Rock solid but with MP everything was easier…. still i expected to have more free power which i didn’t. You have to lead it up and see how it goes. At the end of the day I loved mostly it’s feel….crisp and plush….unlike latest speeds which have gone too plush or extremes which have been muted…. I liked its feel even more than prestiges which is similar to pro staff/more classic. I am very confused with all these lines from Head and now boom is coming….. a total mess.

My top 3 favourite current gen head racquets are:

1)Radical MP
2)Gravity Tour
3)Extreme Pro (previous version was better like previous speeds)
At the risk of getting lynched (this is a Radical thread after all), I'd propose that the 360+ Prestige Tour is every bit as good as the 360+ Radical MP. Just a touch less crisp but a little more plush, with a box beam hoop that has great feel. 18x19 stringbed (8 throat mains) that offers excellent control, yet generates a good level of spin probably due to the slightly elongated hoop shape that increases the length of the main strings. It's like the sadly overlooked middle child that deserves much more love and attention. Admittedly it's snowshoe hoop shape will not be to everyone's tastes. However, I would highly recommend that anyone considering the 360+ Radical MP should have a hit with the 360+ Prestige Tour as well.
 
At the risk of getting lynched (this is a Radical thread after all), I'd propose that the 360+ Prestige Tour is every bit as good as the 360+ Radical MP. Just a touch less crisp but a little more plush, with a box beam hoop that has great feel. 18x19 stringbed (8 throat mains) that offers excellent control, yet generates a good level of spin probably due to the slightly elongated hoop shape that increases the length of the main strings. It's like the sadly overlooked middle child that deserves much more love and attention. Admittedly it's snowshoe hoop shape will not be to everyone's tastes. However, I would highly recommend that anyone considering the 360+ Radical MP should have a hit with the 360+ Prestige Tour as well.
I have just tested G360+ Prestige S from TWE and I hated how it feels. Could it be possible Tour has completely different feel?
 

HitMoreBHs

Semi-Pro
I have just tested G360+ Prestige S from TWE and I hated how it feels. Could it be possible Tour has completely different feel?
I didn’t find them much different in feel, so if you didn’t like S, the Tour probably isn’t for you. The main difference for me was the launch angle. Better controlled on the Tour due to 18x19 vs S 16x19.

What did you dislike about the feel of the S? Too much tip flutter/flex on higher racquet face strikes? It’s a relatively slim, constant box beam (21.5mm). I find this type of racquet design has this tendency (the racquet feels like it’s bending back on contact), and if one prefers the more stable feel of a tapered beam (more of a pocketing sensation which is really evident in the Radical MP), it’s a hard one to get used to. It’s probably more noticeable in the S since it’s lighter at 295g. However, the same flex pattern is present in the Tour too.
 
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I didn’t find them much different in feel, so if you didn’t like S, the Tour probably isn’t for you. The main difference for me was the launch angle. Better controlled on the Tour due to 18x19 vs S 16x19.

What did you dislike about the feel of the S? Too much tip flutter/flex on higher racquet face strikes? It’s a relatively slim, constant box beam (21.5mm). I find this type of racquet design has this tendency (the racquet feels like it’s bending back on contact), and if one prefers the more stable feel of a tapered beam (more of a pocketing sensation which is really evident in the Radical MP), it’s a hard one to get used to. It’s probably more noticeable in the S since it’s lighter at 295g. However, the same flex pattern is present in the Tour too.
I am a huge fan old Radicals (Liquidmetal, Microgel and IG) as well Prestiges MP (iPrestige, Microgel and IG), so I do love plush rackets with nice ball pocketing. But I also love dense 16x19 string pattern - so once Head combined IG Prestige S 95” and 22mm box beam head with Prestige Pro drill pattern - I really liked both pro stock TGT291.2 as well as retail Graphene and Graphene XT Prestiges S.

I tested G360+ Prestige MP - but wasn’t impressed with the feel and lack of power - however I do prefer it from Prestige S. S felt hollow and pingy.
 

HitMoreBHs

Semi-Pro
Haha, I just had a good look at your sig! Fair to say the 360+ S and Tour will be nothing like the racquets you favour! That’s a fab collection of plush racquets. (y) The problem with favouring such racquets is that trying to get similar stuff on the present market is increasingly difficult. I think traditional thin, box beam designs need fairly high weight for stable feel. So the lighter 360+ S and Tour won’t feel right for you.

Do you use a dampener? I never needed one with my PT600s and PT660s. Many present day racquets sound hollow and pingy without one.
 
Haha, I just had a good look at your sig! Fair to say the 360+ S and Tour will be nothing like the racquets you favour! That’s a fab collection of plush racquets. (y) The problem with favouring such racquets is that trying to get similar stuff on the present market is increasingly difficult. I think traditional thin, box beam designs need fairly high weight for stable feel. So the lighter 360+ S and Tour won’t feel right for you.

Do you use a dampener? I never needed one with my PT600s and PT660s. Many present day racquets sound hollow and pingy without one.
To make it clear —as I am getting older I would like to have not only old Prestige’s/200’s or old Radicals in my bag, but also some easier to use ones. That’s why I tested Blades 98 v7, new Radicals, Speed, VCores, etc.
 

ryushen21

Legend
To make it clear —as I am getting older I would like to have not only old Prestige’s/200’s or old Radicals in my bag, but also some easier to use ones. That’s why I tested Blades 98 v7, new Radicals, Speed, VCores, etc.
I think that's one of the standout aspects of this new Radical. It is a thoroughly modern racquet but you can tell that there are flourishes of the older Radical feel in there.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
To make it clear —as I am getting older I would like to have not only old Prestige’s/200’s or old Radicals in my bag, but also some easier to use ones. That’s why I tested Blades 98 v7, new Radicals, Speed, VCores, etc.
That's why I switched to this Radical after about 4 hours of play. It's the perfect frame for anyone who likes the old school sweetspot but wants modern power. The Blade v7 really delivered for me, but is a more demanding racquet and I didn't like the 16x19 offering as much as this Radical MP. I also prefer the balance of the Radical. I found that an OG and 2 grams of putty in the handle gets me to 5pts HL, which works great.

This frame is sub 330 grams strung with OG yet super stable at the net too. It's just a really well designed frame since I can get a ton of tip speed but still have a lot of control of the trajectory.
 
I think that's one of the standout aspects of this new Radical. It is a thoroughly modern racquet but you can tell that there are flourishes of the older Radical feel in there.
That's why I switched to this Radical after about 4 hours of play. It's the perfect frame for anyone who likes the old school sweetspot but wants modern power. The Blade v7 really delivered for me, but is a more demanding racquet and I didn't like the 16x19 offering as much as this Radical MP. I also prefer the balance of the Radical. I found that an OG and 2 grams of putty in the handle gets me to 5pts HL, which works great.

This frame is sub 330 grams strung with OG yet super stable at the net too. It's just a really well designed frame since I can get a ton of tip speed but still have a lot of control of the trajectory.
Are you going to try out new Blades or VCore Pro? I really liked both new MP and Pro. Don’t like a new paintjob - hope they will release Nite version of something less childish in design.
 

ryushen21

Legend
Presently, the VCore 95 is meeting all of my needs and I'm very much in the groove with it. But there was too much good feedback coming from the Rad MP not to give it a try. Based on what I've been reading about the Blades and the VCore Pros, I will likely not try those frames. The V8 doesn't appear to be drastically different from the V7 (which I liked but didn't love enough to keep) and the VCore Pro sounds like it's more of a frame for the feel fetishists while having some modern pop in it.

The VC95 gives me that direct feel and response on shots while being easy to wield and adaptable to any shot that I need to use. To be fair, the Rad MP so far is giving a very similar impression but it will be hard to tell until I've got the same string in both of them.
 

Power Player

Talk Tennis Guru
Are you going to try out new Blades or VCore Pro? I really liked both new MP and Pro. Don’t like a new paintjob - hope they will release Nite version of something less childish in design.
Im not that worried about the paint since it is a radical after all. Its more about playing my best and having nice feel.

I also have the vcp97 and its really good. i carry one with my radicals.
 
Im not that worried about the paint since it is a radical after all. Its more about playing my best and having nice feel.

I also have the vcp97 and it's really good. i carry one with my radicals.
I have plans for testing Blade v8 (however I had a great hitting session with Blade Pro 16x19 tonight, so maybe I should get Blade Pro 18x20), a new VCore Pro, and Tf40. And of course Auxetic Prestige MP - but TennisNerd stated there's no difference between the current G360+ and the forthcoming one. I wasn't a fan of G360+ – if it won't be good enough prefer to buy 2x TGT293.2 in Auxetic paint job.

But the new Radical set high standards for a more modern racket. Plush, ball pocketing and more power – this is all new need once we're getting older.
I had only one hour to test both MP and Pro – so I have a question to those who could test both rackets much more – do you think that Pro has more feedback and touch than MP, or they are on the same level?
 

EggSalad

Rookie
Im not that worried about the paint since it is a radical after all. Its more about playing my best and having nice feel.

I also have the vcp97 and its really good. i carry one with my radicals.
I’ll also add that the new radicals are hard to look at on the wall but in my hand, I love it. No idea why but that wa Amy experience.
 
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