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

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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?
 
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 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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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.
 
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)
 
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 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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