NEW 2019 Radical (May 16th) Release Date and (Some) Changes

#51
IMO they already have a comparable racket for the whole of the Wilson and Babolat line up. Ultra/Pure drive- Instinct, Blade/Project 17-Radical, prostaff- prestige, Burn/PureAero- Extreme.
 
#52
Exactly. HEAD is doing away with anything and everything that made them them. And by extension they are doing away with all the fans of HEAD

I feel like each and every HEAD racket is them trying to be another brands clone or cater to people that may switch from a brand instead of doing "them".

I am not saying they need to re-release all the classic HEAD rackets... but like stick to your guns and have various spec ranges and string patterns. There are only 2 18x20 HEADS in the entire line up... how bonked is that? And 3 entire lines swirl around the 100' headsize.... also bonked!
I’m sure they had a focus group of Babolat and Wilson players. Asked them what does it take for them to switch to HEAD. That’s why HEAD’s products are what they are and why they have ruined the grip shape. HEAD doesn’t care about their long time customers that actually like their grip shape. I think they are the only big brand to mess around with their grip shape. They are selling their identity to be a Babolat and Wilson wanna be.
 
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#57
I hate how the Speed MP is open pattern and lighter than the Pro, but the Prestige MP is a tighter pattern and heavier than the Pro. At least be consistent with your naming scheme!
I agree. Their naming conventions make no sense. I also don't appreciate them getting rid of the Prestige S. It was a great platform frame.
 
#67
hi n8dawg6!

thank for your information! ... if this is all, a switch from xt to touch isn`t necsessary, am i right?
... its a pitty, that there aren`t so much information (here and even in other forums or threads) about a comparison to this two models ...

thx, e.s.p.!
 
#72
My local tennis shops said that the specs of the pro version should be exactly the same as the previous. Karen Khachanov should be endorsing the pro version however "He went back to using the Blade but he has a contract with Head. Not sure exactly why he is using the Blade though." They also confirmed the release date and the cosmetic.
 
#78
I asked myself several questions:
1 / why for the range "radical" head did not respect the same shema of colorization that the other range "instinct" and "Xtrem" (I mean black in the heart and colored in head) now we will recover with several range of the same color "speed" which is black / "prestige" which is black also / and now "radical" which is black (or dark gray if you prefer)

2 / what will be the color of the prestige touch 360 range that will be released in January 2020 ?? if we follow their current shema we can think (supposition) gray in throat and black in the head
 
#79
I asked myself several questions:
1 / why for the range "radical" head did not respect the same shema of colorization that the other range "instinct" and "Xtrem" (I mean black in the heart and colored in head) now we will recover with several range of the same color "speed" which is black / "prestige" which is black also / and now "radical" which is black (or dark gray if you prefer)

2 / what will be the color of the prestige touch 360 range that will be released in January 2020 ?? if we follow their current shema we can think (supposition) gray in throat and black in the head
There’s no black on the Touch Prestige MP. It’s actually a dark metallic navy blue. With the matte paint it’s difficult to see. But with the glossy Pro Stock it really pops.

The paint jobs don’t matter anyway becuse the racquets will suck. I have no faith that HEAD wants to sell to the public good racquets
 
#80
hi @vsbabolat
you're quite right for the color "dark metallic navy blue" but I have a hard time seeing it, even on my prostock prestige touch turn glossy paintjob, it seems rather black with this holographic effect, the "navy blue" is really dark to see it over 1 meter, I also agree with you that if we put aside painting, the frames currently sold in stores are far from the best seller of the past
 
#81
The Extreme and Instinct need at least black grommets. The Extreme is toooo yellow, even though I like that color. The 360 Radical looks kinda badas- with the black on the top.
 
#82
hi @vsbabolat
you're quite right for the color "dark metallic navy blue" but I have a hard time seeing it, even on my prostock prestige touch turn glossy paintjob, it seems rather black with this holographic effect, the "navy blue" is really dark to see it over 1 meter, I also agree with you that if we put aside painting, the frames currently sold in stores are far from the best seller of the past
Like I said I have no problem seeing the blue color and it really pops in the glossy paint.
 
#86
Head has always had the best graphics. Wilson should take notice.
I really liked my Radical Touch Pro demo, I was very tempted to buy it, then I realized I'd have to look at it while trying to win a match. I know this reflects on my poor mental focus, but really don't mind an unattractive PJ, I play with the Duel after all, but and the Rad Touch if freakin' so ugly it's off putting.
 
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#87
I really liked my Radical Touch Pro demo, I was very tempted to buy it, then I realized I'd have to look at it while trying to win a match. I know this reflects on my poor mental focus, but really don't mind an attractive PJ, I play with the Duel after all, but and the Rad Touch if freakin' so ugly it's off putting.
That sounds like what Fed went through with the Tuxedo RF97.
 
#88
That sounds like what Fed went through with the Tuxedo RF97
I think the tuxedo PJ looks sharp, but I think the white was throwing him off. More than anyone, he keeps his eye on the ball until contact. This was pretty common when I was a junior and we were classically trained to step into the ball, that's how we had to deal with the 13oz sticks. Now all these whippersnappers with their 300g Aero sticks buggywhipping their forearms off don't even really look at the ball in an open stance. I also had to walk ten miles to school, through the snow with a leather satchel.
 
#89
I think the tuxedo PJ looks sharp, but I think the white was throwing him off. More than anyone, he keeps his eye on the ball until contact. This was pretty common when I was a junior and we were classically trained to step into the ball, that's how we had to deal with the 13oz sticks. Now all these whippersnappers with their 300g Aero sticks buggywhipping their forearms off don't even really look at the ball in an open stance. I also had to walk ten miles to school, through the snow with a leather satchel.
Right, there’s nothing wrong with the tuxedo pj, I’m looking at some right now. I actually like the Radical pj too.

“I also had to walk ten miles to school, through the snow with a leather satchel . . .with no feet.” Haha
 
#90
I think the tuxedo PJ looks sharp, but I think the white was throwing him off. More than anyone, he keeps his eye on the ball until contact. This was pretty common when I was a junior and we were classically trained to step into the ball, that's how we had to deal with the 13oz sticks. Now all these whippersnappers with their 300g Aero sticks buggywhipping their forearms off don't even really look at the ball in an open stance. I also had to walk ten miles to school, through the snow with a leather satchel.
You forgot to mention you were barefoot!!:) (Back when a school run was a run to school; before these newfangled auty-mobiiles...)
 
#95
anyway, in my opinion, the best choice for a radical (and maybe a prestige) in 2019 is: radical microgel 98 with 57RA... 11Oz ... just to customize..
This would be a dream.

My tennis coach still uses them and last week i was really pissed with my set up so i borrowed one of his microgels. I instantly reminded why i used them 10 years ago as my main stick.
 
#98
I like the Touch Radical Design, just wish the color blocking was better. The execution looks awesome on the limited bumblebee inspired colorway on the MP IMO.
 
I think most of us like the bumblebee, I'm talking about the one looks like someone vomited '90s nickelodeon orange slime onto a tennis racquet.
Yah I Know. The spiderman PJ is polarizing. The Radical Touch MP LTD is nice thou. Black and yellow spiderman. Taylor Fritz been using the PJ on his stick since US open.
 
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