John Patrick Smith swinging a Microgel radical in 2020

Lavs

Hall of Fame
And the second best player in Tennis history, that can become the first best, still swings Aeropro Drive from 2004. So what is your point?
 

pabletion

Hall of Fame
And the second best player in Tennis history, that can become the first best, still swings Aeropro Drive from 2004. So what is your point?
But they make those 2004 Aeropro Drive models for Rafa, he's not swinging 16 y.o. sticks.... fresh batches whenever he wants!

I dont think these microgels are fresh out of the oven.....
 

Lefty78

Professional
And the second best player in Tennis history, that can become the first best, still swings Aeropro Drive from 2004. So what is your point?
With all your experience on these boards, surely you're aware that a pro player switching racquets is considered to be news, especially in a sub forum dedicated to such things. Jeez
 

dr325i

Legend
Just with the addition that it is not exactly the same frame as original MG Radical. It is slightly stiffer and thicker.
It is not thicker. Same TK231 mold. No need for nonsense.
The layup is slightly different (stiffer)
 

dr325i

Legend
I dont know if racquets that have been sitting in a warehouese for 15 yrs are indeed as FRESH as what Rafa gets.......... wouldnt know nevertheless, if a fresh one out of the factory is different from one thats been in storage for 10-15 yrs
“Have been sitting in the warehouse for 15 years...”
1) they have not been sitting in the warehouse for 15 years. It is the re-issue
2) what would happen to an u strung racket sitting in a temp controlled environment for 15 years??
 

MattCrosby

Professional
So,

I happen to be good friends with JP, met him at the Oz Open a few years ago, know him from a friend on the tour and he was happy to answer my questions.
So JP is currently back in Australia and only had 2 ZUS racquets with him. The two he had cracked and the rest of his frames are at his house in the USA, so currently he’s just playing with his old College frames until he can get back to the USA to get his ZUS racquets back.
Said he still loves swinging them and that they hit a good ball still!
 

bleno567

Semi-Pro
So the microgel radical MP re-issue is a true 98" or really a 95"? It's also 21mm, correct? Not 22mm as stated on the TW website?
 

dr325i

Legend
So the microgel radical MP re-issue is a true 98" or really a 95"? It's also 21mm, correct? Not 22mm as stated on the TW website?
95 like the original and 22mm like the original (I actually think it is a 21.5mm)
Absolutely no difference in mold from the Original (TK231)
 

vex

Hall of Fame
The Microgel Radical OS is the best stick I’ve ever hit with....BUT - and there is a huge BUT here - it snaps like a twig at the throat from ordinary play. I had 4 different MGOS’s snap, all at the same spot. Other users have reported the same problem.
 

bleno567

Semi-Pro
One additional question. Does the OS MG Radical share the same mold with any other Radical OSes? Ti? LM (Ridges aside)? Intelligence? Or are all slightly different?
 

fox

Rookie
It is not thicker. Same TK231 mold. No need for nonsense.
The layup is slightly different (stiffer)
It is not nonsense. TW measured older one at 21 mm and newer at 22 mm. I am not into their methodology so just mentioned their sepcs.
 
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