HEAD Graphene Touch Radical Pro and MP users - Thoughts

B Cubed

Semi-Pro
Gang, I'm slightly tempted to go back to trying out the latest line of Radicals. I'm looking for a little more pop in my game.

Background:

  1. Current rackets of choice Prince Phantom Pro 100P, and POG 107 (yes, I prefer a more classic feel). Even dust off my Radical OS Ltd. Ed. from time to time.
  2. I did use the Graphene Radical Pro and MP for about a year period. Liked the power of the Pro, hated the jarring feeling. Liked the overall play of the MP (leaded it up), but just never felt wow. Now, to this experience, I think I was also not using the strings I prefer, and wasn't using the right tensions.
  3. Have daveled (sp?) with the Touch Speed Pro for a bit, and did actually like it. But a little more pop wanted (yes, leaded that too).

So ask for Radical users out there - what are your thoughts on the current line up?

I do plan to demo.
 
Graphene radical pro is a good racquet for groundstrokes, great spin potential, kick serve was amazing, and volleys were pretty good. My problem however was the feel. It felt like hitting a lamp post with a crowbar, and, naturally, my arm started hurting after a month or so. Then I got myself a pro stock version of that racquet (TGT 307.2), and the feel was better, but at the end I chose to stay with my old PT57a-s. You just can’t beat the feel, although performance-wise TGT307.2 is a good racquet I must say, but that sublime feel of 18/20 older Rads and prestiges is just missing...


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B Cubed

Semi-Pro
Graphene radical pro is a good racquet for groundstrokes, great spin potential, kick serve was amazing, and volleys were pretty good. My problem however was the feel. It felt like hitting a lamp post with a crowbar, and, naturally, my arm started hurting after a month or so. Then I got myself a pro stock version of that racquet (TGT 307.2), and the feel was better, but at the end I chose to stay with my old PT57a-s. You just can’t beat the feel, although performance-wise TGT307.2 is a good racquet I must say, but that sublime feel of 18/20 older Rads and prestiges is just missing...


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That assessment of the pro was exactly how I felt about the graphene pro when I played with it.
 

3loudboys

Professional
Used the graphene radical pro for a while and whilst it hits a solid ball it ended up wrecking my arm. First time I had golfers elbow in my life and I’ve hit Pure Drives with polyester at 60 with no problem. Some way that frame is manufactured or the materials used that result in horrible shock up your arm. If your looking for a 98 with good weight of shot the Yonex Ezone 98 or Prince Beast 98 are good alternatives.


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You may want to try the new Head Speed Pro 360. Similar feel to the Phantom Pro but a bit more pop, akin to the power of the Babolat Pure Strike P17, which was my prior racquet.


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Zoolander

Hall of Fame
Me too am looking for further comparisons in the touch rad mp and pro versions. Not interested in previous versions, i like the touchies.

Thoughts?
 

B Cubed

Semi-Pro
You may want to try the new Head Speed Pro 360. Similar feel to the Phantom Pro but a bit more pop, akin to the power of the Babolat Pure Strike P17, which was my prior racquet.


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This is on my to try list as well. I liked the Touch version as well, I hear this is a step up. But still not as much pop as my Phantom Pro 100P; which is underrated for its controllable power.
 
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