Head G360+ Radical Pro 2021

Lorenn

Professional
LOL I know exactly what you mean....... those guys just copy terms they learned from talk tennis, like 'wheelhouse' or '8 mains in the throat' ..... e.t.c... terms they never knew existed until most likely when they joined here and then all of a sudden they are preachers, super coaches, and TW reviewers hahahah
He looked like a exceptional player. I do feel he a little bias towards what he feels comfortable with, but otherwise gave good fair information. I am a large fan of the Speed MP. It does everything well and is so easy to play with...seems like a racquet most players could do well with...
 
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JeffG

Rookie
Love this guy's reviews, such a clean striker and also no nonsense videos, just to the point. There have been so many wannabe tennis nerd type reviewers popping up with fancy visuals, slow motion shots, promoting themselves more than anything else, I guess guys like Karue have nothing to prove, the others are imposters !
Different strokes, I guess. So far I think this guy is peddling himself as professional hitter more than any specific equipment experience or nerdiness. He may not throw out as many TW buzz words but his reviews tend to be pretty generic rehashes of what others have already said without enough specifics to be particularly informative.
 

taydbear7

Semi-Pro
I was a fan of the Radical when Agassi was playing and took a long hiatus and demo the last version and was not a fan. Demo other line of the Head (Prestige and Instinct) before settling on the Extreme. I'm hoping his racquet can make me a Radical fan again. I looked at the Head Touch Radical Pro and tempted to buy that to compare with this one when it is release.
 

martian

New User
Does anyone know how the the new radical pro 360+ compares to the Prestige pro 360+? In terms of power, spin, maneuverability, sweet spot...? They seem like they are a somewhat similar spec.
 

DJ-

Hall of Fame
The pro (prototype) is a great frame and seriously pushing for a spot in my bag !
I have had two hits now, about 2 hrs, strung with lynx tour. Both hits have been on clay. As mentioned the serves and slice are standouts! sometimes had to be reminded it was a 16x19 as it played like an 18x20 on occasions.
I wouldn't call the sweetspot entirely small, but then again I own and have played with head pt630's / 280's plenty. A lower string tension and lead could assist with that if needed.
The racquet is very stable, not sure what head have been doing with their layups but it's working, the net game is great, this one could be also a great doubles frame.
This frame along with the mp should be very popular in months to come....
 

Keizer

Hall of Fame
He looked like a exceptional player. I do feel he a little bias towards what he feels comfortable with, but otherwise gave good fair information. I am a large fan of the Speed MP. It does everything well and is so easy to play with...seems like a racquet most players could do well with...
Glad to see Karue's channel is catching on. To echo the statements of others here, he has exceptional mechanics and offers a very nuanced take on the sticks he reviews, which should be helpful for more advanced players looking to switch.

I'd expect nothing less from a former UCLA player and Osaka's current hitting partner. ;)
 

1990's Graphite

Hall of Fame
Glad to see Karue's channel is catching on. To echo the statements of others here, he has exceptional mechanics and offers a very nuanced take on the sticks he reviews, which should be helpful for more advanced players looking to switch.

I'd expect nothing less from a former UCLA player and Osaka's current hitting partner. ;)
Since all TT posters are 5.0's his reviews are spot on! ;) But as mentioned i'd rather hear his take on frames, because you will get better feedback I feel. TW written reviews are great, and also the playsight data (when it works) is a great visual tool which either supports or contradicts the reviews.....
 

Keizer

Hall of Fame
Since all TT posters are 5.0's his reviews are spot on! ;) But as mentioned i'd rather hear his take on frames, because you will get better feedback I feel. TW written reviews are great, and also the playsight data (when it works) is a great visual tool which either supports or contradicts the reviews.....
Not related to the new Radical, but his video on the 2HBH for beginners is the best one I've seen online, because he actually shows himself hitting balls rather than just shadow swinging like the regular Youtube coaches do. Also his backhand is niiiiiiice.
 

dr325i

G.O.A.T.
The pro (prototype) is a great frame and seriously pushing for a spot in my bag !
I have had two hits now, about 2 hrs, strung with lynx tour. Both hits have been on clay. As mentioned the serves and slice are standouts! sometimes had to be reminded it was a 16x19 as it played like an 18x20 on occasions.
I wouldn't call the sweetspot entirely small, but then again I own and have played with head pt630's / 280's plenty. A lower string tension and lead could assist with that if needed.
The racquet is very stable, not sure what head have been doing with their layups but it's working, the net game is great, this one could be also a great doubles frame.
This frame along with the mp should be very popular in months to come....
The MP is actually my favorite due to the feel...really reminds me of the classic stuff.
Feel: MP > Pro
Power: MP > Pro
Stability: Pro > MP
Control: Pro > MP
Sweet Spot: MP > Pro
Serves: MP > Pro
FH: MP > Pro
BH: MP = Pro
Slices: MP = Pro
Net: Pro > MP
Will post details over the weekend
 

DJ-

Hall of Fame
The MP is actually my favorite due to the feel...really reminds me of the classic stuff.
Feel: MP > Pro
Power: MP > Pro
Stability: Pro > MP
Control: Pro > MP
Sweet Spot: MP > Pro
Serves: MP > Pro
FH: MP > Pro
BH: MP = Pro
Slices: MP = Pro
Net: Pro > MP
Will post details over the weekend
Wow that's pretty substantial... call me interested ! Hopefully get to demo the mp also. Is the sweetspot higher up for the MP too ?
 

mvg93456

New User
The MP is actually my favorite due to the feel...really reminds me of the classic stuff.
Feel: MP > Pro
Power: MP > Pro
Stability: Pro > MP
Control: Pro > MP
Sweet Spot: MP > Pro
Serves: MP > Pro
FH: MP > Pro
BH: MP = Pro
Slices: MP = Pro
Net: Pro > MP
Will post details over the weekend
completely agree, although the MP is a little too light for my taste, it definitely had better feel than the pro, which felt a little hollow to me. It'll be my pick, with a leather grip and some counterweight in the hoop
 

kailash

Professional
For each its own, but I found so many people are so excited about 360+ :)
+1.

360+ line is definitely better than 360; especially the Speed and Prestige racquets. I haven't tried the extreme line much; just played with the new Extreme Tour for couple of sessions; good racquet, but completely different than IG Extreme Pro that I had several years back.

The 360+ radicals are also getting good reviews. So, overall 360+ > 360.
 

1990's Graphite

Hall of Fame
+1.

360+ line is definitely better than 360; especially the Speed and Prestige racquets. I haven't tried the extreme line much; just played with the new Extreme Tour for couple of sessions; good racquet, but completely different than IG Extreme Pro that I had several years back.

The 360+ radicals are also getting good reviews. So, overall 360+ > 360.
Not sure how head have done it but seems like all their lines have improved with 360+
 
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DJ-

Hall of Fame
The MP is the easier one to use, but the Pro is a fantastic player's frame and great for volleys and stability. If I were playing 3-4 times a week and training solidly the pro would be a no brainer. The easier to use MP will be the popular one for the average user due to the more forgiving nature, more pop, and better defense game. Both feel fantastic to me. Head are going places in recent times !
 

taydbear7

Semi-Pro
+1.

360+ line is definitely better than 360; especially the Speed and Prestige racquets. I haven't tried the extreme line much; just played with the new Extreme Tour for couple of sessions; good racquet, but completely different than IG Extreme Pro that I had several years back.

The 360+ radicals are also getting good reviews. So, overall 360+ > 360.
I've played exclusively with the Prestige and Extreme line and have to say the 360+ line is a step above the 360. I currently switch between the IG Extreme Pro and the 360+ MP and the MP feels great because I can feel the ball.
 

chicubs

Rookie
I've played exclusively with the Prestige and Extreme line and have to say the 360+ line is a step above the 360. I currently switch between the IG Extreme Pro and the 360+ MP and the MP feels great because I can feel the ball.
This. I was using the 360 Extreme Pro and now the 360+ Extreme Pro. 360+ is definitely an improvement in feel over its predecessor plus (pun intended) the smartly denser string pattern in the 360+ Pro version. It's not that the regular 360 version is bad but it does feel like a genuine improvement to fix the "disconnected" feeling the regular 360 version had. Plus, the regular 360 version did seem tougher on the elbow.
 
I've been demoing the pro, and found the ringing with a poly at 50 lbs was a bit loud and long. A gamma gel tube dampener completely changed the feel and the sound went from a 'twang' to a deep thus. Lovely.

Also, I wonder if anybody else noticed this, the maneuverability is surprising even considering the balance measurement. Considering the way I felt the weight come around the arc of my swing, I suspect that there is a high proportion of weight focused on the throat/bridge of the racquet. Anyone else feeling this?
 

Icedorb217

Semi-Pro
Does anyone know how the the new radical pro 360+ compares to the Prestige pro 360+? In terms of power, spin, maneuverability, sweet spot...? They seem like they are a somewhat similar spec.
I just hit with the Radical Pro tonight and am currently using the Prestige Pro. First impressions are that the radical has solid spin generation, control, and less power than the prestige, and primarily the weight in the hoop feels centered around 3&9 o'clock, and lastly the flex profile is different. I feel like the prestige has more flex in the hoop (towards the top) and the weight is more around 2&10 and 12 o'clock. Just a quick thing power could totally be attributed to strings my prestige has Grapplesnake Tour Sniper at 50 and the radical has Lynx tour at some tension definitely (my guess is > than 50). Felt like the radical was easier to use too.. Not sure why my guess is headsize.
 

jarko111

Hall of Fame
I'll say this three of the four matches I've watched from Delray 2021 Open have had the new Radicals with their new cosmetic in at least half the court.
Delray Beach Open = Radical.
 

topspn

Legend
The one racquet I never hear talked about enough let alone reviewed besides here, the Instinct, and he throws it in the trash. I'd have loved to hear what he thought about that one. ah well.
Umm..throwing it in the trash doesn’t tell you what he thought? :X3:
 

jarko111

Hall of Fame
Umm..throwing it in the trash doesn’t tell you what he thought? :X3:
Nope. He had a lot of negative things to say about the others. And nothing but the deepest love for the Speeds. So why talk about the Speeds at all? Put a pretty bow on it. Why review something you only love and not review something you only hate?? Sometimes it's nice to know what specifically you don't like.. especially on a racquet that was just released .. a month ago?
 

DustinW

Professional
TW video review seems pretty positive.

Am I the only one NOT thrilled about the bump in both static weight and swingweight of the MP? This is now the 2nd time they've changed either weight or balance since the OG Graphene.
 
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My perception was the 360 MP was unpopular and did not sell well? Maybe I'm mistaken. If so, I'm sure they felt some license to switch up the recipe for the 2021.
 
My perception was the 360 MP was unpopular and did not sell well? Maybe I'm mistaken. If so, I'm sure they felt some license to switch up the recipe for the 2021.
The last one was still used by high level players, college level, e.t.c in the states, UK, e.t.c... Although even though the spiderman cosmetic of previous iteration wasn't as liked on these boards I saw plenty in action at club/rec level.
The 360+ ingredients in all the head lines are improvements! that kind of success has not been seen in a while, maybe the prince textreme line when it came out, instant hit!
 
I personally love the 360 pro, it's easy to use even for someone with as poor footwork and preparation as he
The last one was still used by high level players, college level, e.t.c in the states, UK, e.t.c... Although even though the spiderman cosmetic of previous iteration wasn't as liked on these boards I saw plenty in action at club/rec level.
The 360+ ingredients in all the head lines are improvements! that kind of success has not been seen in a while, maybe the prince textreme line when it came out, instant hit!
I love playing with the 360 pro, as it's easy to use for someone with as poor footwork and preparation as me. It's hard to imagine college players choosing the sub 300g mp as their match stick when the 310g pro was so easy to swing!
 

1990's Graphite

Hall of Fame
I personally love the 360 pro, it's easy to use even for someone with as poor footwork and preparation as he

I love playing with the 360 pro, as it's easy to use for someone with as poor footwork and preparation as me. It's hard to imagine college players choosing the sub 300g mp as their match stick when the 310g pro was so easy to swing!
The 360 mp had good specs for a platform mid 320's sw with room to add tailweighting etc... once you put a leather grip on that one and overgrip damp you are at 330gr or so 325sw and around 32cm balance...
 
I personally love the 360 pro, it's easy to use even for someone with as poor footwork and preparation as he

I love playing with the 360 pro, as it's easy to use for someone with as poor footwork and preparation as me. It's hard to imagine college players choosing the sub 300g mp as their match stick when the 310g pro was so easy to swing!
Also, I just wrote that, and then see this match video of an athletic beast (at least compared to me) playing with the 360 mp!
 
The 360 mp had good specs for a platform mid 320's sw with room to add tailweighting etc... once you put a leather grip on that one and overgrip damp you are at 330gr or so 325sw and around 32cm balance...
I'm beginning to better understand how "room for customization" can be a huge perk for fine-tuning a racquet.
 

Arjuntino

New User
Any thoughts on this vs the youtek Ig pro? I am a radicalaholic, but have been super disappointed since it switched to graphene. I have only been seeing positive reviews for this one.
Has anyone seen negative reviews?

I kinda like the bright orange color.
 

DJ-

Hall of Fame
I had it initially with lynx tour, then with one of my go to strings cyclone tour 16g 53/51lbs and that played very nice with power, touch, and plenty spin.
 
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