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

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
sooo, whos gonna be their "#1men", big seller of this frame?!, now that andy.murray is out of the picture??
Tayler fritz??
 

haqq777

Legend
sooo, whos gonna be their "#1men", big seller of this frame?!, now that andy.murray is out of the picture??
Tayler fritz??
Diego Schwartzman is the highest rated Radical/Radical PJ user in the ATP rankings right now, if I am not mistaken. But as we all know, it is all about marketing and who sells more. Could be Fritz too on the ATP side. No clue about WTA.
 

Faris

Professional
Diego Schwartzman is the highest rated Radical/Radical PJ user in the ATP rankings right now, if I am not mistaken. But as we all know, it is all about marketing and who sells more. Could be Fritz too on the ATP side. No clue about WTA.
Khachanov was using a blacked out Head racquet earlier this year (before he switched back to his trusty H22). Not sure if he's still using Head but could be that they assign him Radical PJ over his pro stock? Just guessing.
 

JoaoN

Rookie
sooo, whos gonna be their "#1men", big seller of this frame?!, now that andy.murray is out of the picture??
Tayler fritz??
On Head offical instagram profile they posted a teaser about the new radical featuring Taylor Fritz. So, i think he is going to be the new face of radical.

This just made me remember my younger days when head had Agassi then Murray as radical, Guga and Safin on prestige, etc.
 

JoaoN

Rookie
On Head offical instagram profile they posted a teaser about the new radical featuring Taylor Fritz. So, i think he is going to be the new face of radical.

This just made me remember my younger days when head had Agassi then Murray as radical, Guga and Safin on prestige, etc.
Well, head just posted another video 3 hours ago on instagram. Now Fritz and Sloan Stephens are shown hitting with the new radical. Almost assured that Fritz will be the new radical face.
 

anfield

Semi-Pro
Almost assured that Fritz will be the new radical face
Seems that's all Fritz is at this point, a nice looking American face to endorse products. Not sure he has enough grit/drive to break though, a content guy, wife, kids, comfy life. Anyone know more about the guy to say otherwise?
 

JoaoN

Rookie
They also made great racquets back then...
Really miss the old radical, grew up playing with Liquidmetal MP, then flexpoint MP, then microgel MP. I remember all juniors on my leagues played either a version of Radical MP or a Wilson Ncode team. Now, i can barely see anyone in my club playing with Head.
 

Hankenstein

Hall of Fame
I have the new Radical at home. Have tested it two sessions so far, on indoor hard with the Dunlop AO-ball. It´s a very solid frame. Almost no vibrations from the ball impact. I know you purists would love a sub 20 RA frame, but the normal player will have more fun with this version then a too soft Radical. It´s easy to use and dont feel so stiff. This is a nice update to the Radical. It looks really good live and not so "messy" as previous versions.
 

FedGR

Semi-Pro
I have the new Radical at home. Have tested it two sessions so far, on indoor hard with the Dunlop AO-ball. It´s a very solid frame. Almost no vibrations from the ball impact. I know you purists would love a sub 20 RA frame, but the normal player will have more fun with this version then a too soft Radical. It´s easy to use and dont feel so stiff. This is a nice update to the Radical. It looks really good live and not so "messy" as previous versions.
Thanks for the feedback. I hope you enjoy it! Which version did you play with, Pro, MP? Did you get a chance to measure weight and SW?

Have you played with the IGRMP and Pro generation? How does the New Rad compare to them?
 
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Hankenstein

Hall of Fame
Thanks for the feedback. I hope you enjoy it! Which version did you play with, Speed, MP? Did you get a chance to measure weight and SW?

Have you played with the IGRMP and Pro generation? How does the New Rad compare to them?
I have the MP version of the new Radical. I will have it for such a short time so i will not have the possibility to cut out the strings to measure the specs.

I hade the IGRPro as my main frame for almost a year and loved it. This version is not so far away from that frame actually. A bit more solid in the flex, but in this case it´s actually not a bad thing. I really liked this version and i was not a big fan of the previous two versions.
 

dr. godmode

Semi-Pro
I have the new Radical at home. Have tested it two sessions so far, on indoor hard with the Dunlop AO-ball. It´s a very solid frame. Almost no vibrations from the ball impact. I know you purists would love a sub 20 RA frame, but the normal player will have more fun with this version then a too soft Radical. It´s easy to use and dont feel so stiff. This is a nice update to the Radical. It looks really good live and not so "messy" as previous versions.
I hit with the Pro last night and felt the same as you. The weight distribution feels very polarized though. Lots of weight in the handle, 12, 3 and 9, but hardly any in the throat. The swing weight on the pro feels pretty high (330 maybe). Very stable, no comfort issues and good power. Spin is not great though (strung with Hawk Touch 17 at 52lbs)
 

naturallight

Semi-Pro
Has Head changed the face shape on the Radicals from the old days? The one I saw in the store recently (orange and purple spiderman paint) seemed extremely narrow....maybe I'm just used to the wider faces on Yonexes and Babolats.
 

TennisHound

Legend
I have the new Radical at home. Have tested it two sessions so far, on indoor hard with the Dunlop AO-ball. It´s a very solid frame. Almost no vibrations from the ball impact. I know you purists would love a sub 20 RA frame, but the normal player will have more fun with this version then a too soft Radical. It´s easy to use and dont feel so stiff. This is a nice update to the Radical. It looks really good live and not so "messy" as previous versions.
I think most of us that have used Graphene frames, in general, would just like a little more stability in the throat, and a more "evened out" distribution of weight.
 
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Lex

Semi-Pro
I'm anxiously awaiting the release of the G360 Rad MP. I had the opportunity to demo one for 3 days.
I normally hit with the Touch Rad Pro but really liked the G360 MP. Better vibration dampening overall. It felt stable for being a "light weight". Seems like a good platform sick for those that want to add weight.
It was strung at 50# with Hawk Touch.
 

JoaoN

Rookie
Somehow there is a guy in my country that has the MP, PRO, and S for sale already, and it is not pre sale, it is already avaible for shipping.
 

Rysty

Rookie
Has Head changed the face shape on the Radicals from the old days? The one I saw in the store recently (orange and purple spiderman paint) seemed extremely narrow....maybe I'm just used to the wider faces on Yonexes and Babolats.
I think it has always been like this. I strung my friend's Youtek Radical 98 and noticed its shape looks familiar, so I compared it with my Angell TC 95...they are very very close to each other, almost identical. Angell is known for its elongated hoop shape (and the TC 95 is not really 95, I would say maybe 97).
 

XFactorer

Hall of Fame
I actually got to hit a full set of singles w/ the MP... I must say, I didn't regret trying it out! I got pop and spin on the ball with a lighter weight racquet that swung like my EZONE98. It did flutter on off-center hits and was susceptible to being pushed around when I don't hit the ball cleanly. I liked this a lot better than the Graphene Touch version.
 

n8dawg6

Legend
thanks michelle!

huh, well it looks like graphene radical mediocrity continues. at least the paint looks better.
 

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
HEAD played themselves.

Pro: $230
MP: $220
PWR: $210
S: $200

They are all made out of the same stuff and have the same tolerances. HEAD is saying we can sell all of these for 200 bones but we are gonna try and get that extra $30 if you wanna look like *Enter someone who is not Murray because he isn't playing at the moment*
 

TennisHound

Legend
The Touch wasn’t too bad actually. Can’t see a real reason to change for at least 6 months. Then the 360s will be available for 1/2 price
 

jmacdaununder2

Hall of Fame
HEAD played themselves.

Pro: $230
MP: $220
PWR: $210
S: $200

They are all made out of the same stuff and have the same tolerances. HEAD is saying we can sell all of these for 200 bones but we are gonna try and get that extra $30 if you wanna look like *Enter someone who is not Murray because he isn't playing at the moment*
That's marketing for ya; they've always gotta give the customer a 'story'...
 

Tour_G

Semi-Pro
Reading specs on TW and the MP and PRO are virtually the same racquet... Wtf is Head doing? I'm sure you can buy either and its quality control will define the one you got.
 

gundamz

New User
I had played Radical pro and mp for over 10 years until few months ago, shifted to Pure Drive. PD has a large sweet spot and a racket really good for serving, power and spin are also good. However I still miss my Radical, the last good one should be graphene, the XT and Touch I always feel something wrong, maybe erratic string bed (or my skill, haha), I donno.

Anyway, look forward to new G360. When will TW release the website review in words?
 

Lozannois

Rookie
Hi guys,

Has anybody tried the new 360 radical mp? What is your feedback? Could you say it has as much control as the last prestige ?

Can anybody make a comparison with the prince Textreme 100p or tour 100?

Thank you for your help

Cheers
 

Hankenstein

Hall of Fame
Hi guys,

Has anybody tried the new 360 radical mp? What is your feedback? Could you say it has as much control as the last prestige ?

Can anybody make a comparison with the prince Textreme 100p or tour 100?

Thank you for your help

Cheers
Prestige, with it´s 18/20 pattern will have more control then the Radical, but it´s a pretty dense 16/19 pattern in the Radical so control-problem is not an issue in the new Radical. It feels pretty firm in the overall feel without beeing stiff. Very solid feel. No arm-pain even if the flex is pretty stiff. I would absolutely recommend using a shaped co-poly at low tension in this frame (4-8 lbs lower then what you are used to) as a start.

The Prince frames have a much more muted and soft flex/feel and more ball bite imo. The ball is more connected in the Prince frames but they also demand a tad more from the user then what the radical does.

Hope this helps
 

FedGR

Semi-Pro
@Lozannois I haven't played with the new 16x19 Radical but I doubt control is an issue with this frame.

I am playing with my 16x19 IG Rad Pro and I get TONS of control and predictability from the racket. Yes, different racket but I don't expect the current one to be much different in that respect.
 
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