mg radical mp vs pt57a

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Absolute, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Absolute

    Absolute New User

    Jan 3, 2013
    I was wondering how close a capped mg radical would play compared to a pt57a. The mg radical has a similar mold and flex as a pt57a but what about in terms of feel?
  2. El Zed

    El Zed Banned

    Jul 30, 2012
    It's difficult to answer this question without bringing more in than you explicitly asked. "Similar" is a relative term that won't really answer the question that you appear to be asking. To that end, "similar mold and flex" as a PT57a, perhaps, but that discounts the clear differences. As others will tell you, they are different molds full stop. Further, regardless of what you term as similar flex - and I'm not sure if this is even technically accurate - the feel is night and day. The MGRMP has a brittle feel that, to me, is more similar to a Babolat than to an Austrian made Pro Tour racquet (whether it be a PT57A, Pro Tour 280/630. Whereas the term "buttery" is appropriate for the latter, the former has a very porcelain, ceramic feel to it. The difference in feel is unmistakeable and not something you can ever really resolve.

    If you are essentially inquiring as to whether the MGRMP could serve as a reasonable (i.e. cost effective) proxy to the PT57A, that's a question that only you can answer for yourself. If I was seeking to capture the feel of a PT57A, I would much rather resort to the use of a PT280 (again, Austrian made) than a MGRMP. The MGRMP is a good racquet in it's own right - particularly as it allows for significant customization, and is a tried and tested design from a performance perspective - but it's a different animal to the Pro Tours, and to me a distant second.
  3. dgoran

    dgoran Hall of Fame

    Aug 11, 2004
    This guy above know what he is saying this is 100% same response I would give you.
    Leaded yt radical mp is closest you will get to it but with slight hollow feel which you can curb by adding silicone and lead.
  4. movdqa

    movdqa G.O.A.T.

    Sep 19, 2006
    One of the PT57A users on these boards did a lot of looking around for something comparable and I think that the closest he came to in something easy to get today was the Redondo MP. I think that he went back to the PT57A though.

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