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

Faris

Professional
Radical is a pretty legendary line for Head and has an interesting history. Came into the scene in 1993 with Agassi, as you probably already know. Following is the generational line up of Radical from the very beginning to clarify things a bit:
  1. Trisys 260 Radical (Bumblebee)
  2. Twin Tube Radical Tour (Zebra)
  3. Twin Tube Radical Tour (Candycane)
  4. Ti.Radical
  5. i.Radical
  6. Liquid Metal Radical
  7. Flex Point Radical
  8. Microgel Radical
  9. Youtek Radical
  10. Youtek IG Radical
  11. Graphene Radical
  12. Graphene XT Radical
  13. Touch Radical
  14. Graphene 360 Radical
If you are looking for softer less tinny/brittle and stiffer sort of feedback, I would look at the lines before Graphene.

And while the Graphene 360+ generation has not been introduced yet for Radicals (will be #15 above), judging by other Head lines that currently have the Graphene 360+ (Gravity line, Prestige line & Speed line), things for the Radical will likely move back towards softer feel and feedback.

Hope that helps.
Cool post, now you have to go over every OS and Pro/MP release within these Radical generations ;)
 

topspn

Legend
Damn I had no idea about all these generations. I did know that after IG the Radicals went towards stiffer side, as most generally know. Very good post. Thanks.
Yep, i have the last one Radical IG Pro but first graphene is a good racquet went downhill from there really fast
 

topspn

Legend
Radical is a pretty legendary line for Head and has an interesting history. Came into the scene in 1993 with Agassi, as you probably already know. Following is the generational line up of Radical from the very beginning to clarify things a bit:
  1. Trisys 260 Radical (Bumblebee)
  2. Twin Tube Radical Tour (Zebra)
  3. Twin Tube Radical Tour (Candycane)
  4. Ti.Radical
  5. i.Radical
  6. Liquid Metal Radical
  7. Flex Point Radical
  8. Microgel Radical
  9. Youtek Radical
  10. Youtek IG Radical
  11. Graphene Radical
  12. Graphene XT Radical
  13. Touch Radical
  14. Graphene 360 Radical
If you are looking for softer less tinny/brittle and stiffer sort of feedback, I would look at the lines before Graphene.

And while the Graphene 360+ generation has not been introduced yet for Radicals (will be #15 above), judging by other Head lines that currently have the Graphene 360+ (Gravity line, Prestige line & Speed line), things for the Radical will likely move back towards softer feel and feedback.

Hope that helps.
Oh crap, if there is a 360+ i may have to try it :X3:
 

spoonfed

Rookie
I'm not the expert, there are many here with tons more experience with the radical line than I have, but I've gone back to the YouTek Innegra (YTIG) Radicals. More plush with good power. The Graphene versions were when things got stiffer. Liquid metal was before YouTek, and were also of the soft era.
Thanks for your help! I've gone back to my Yonex 97HDs for the moment, could not really stand the dead half-loop feel of my 360 Radical for a long hitting session. But I'm watching for the older Radicals on sites for used gear. For example the Youtek IG-version seems really promising. I have heard they are hard to come by, though.
 

spoonfed

Rookie
Radical is a pretty legendary line for Head and has an interesting history. Came into the scene in 1993 with Agassi, as you probably already know. Following is the generational line up of Radical from the very beginning to clarify things a bit:
  1. Trisys 260 Radical (Bumblebee)
  2. Twin Tube Radical Tour (Zebra)
  3. Twin Tube Radical Tour (Candycane)
  4. Ti.Radical
  5. i.Radical
  6. Liquid Metal Radical
  7. Flex Point Radical
  8. Microgel Radical
  9. Youtek Radical
  10. Youtek IG Radical
  11. Graphene Radical
  12. Graphene XT Radical
  13. Touch Radical
  14. Graphene 360 Radical
If you are looking for softer less tinny/brittle and stiffer sort of feedback, I would look at the lines before Graphene.

And while the Graphene 360+ generation has not been introduced yet for Radicals (will be #15 above), judging by other Head lines that currently have the Graphene 360+ (Gravity line, Prestige line & Speed line), things for the Radical will likely move back towards softer feel and feedback.

Hope that helps.
Many thanks, that's a great list! I am gonna keep a look out for older Radicals on some sites.
 
Just wanted to pop back in here a year after this thread has gone cold to share how thrilled I am with the 360 with CAP grommets on them. I've been hitting with these racquets at stock on and off for 6 months now, slowly grooving into them, while also demoing and buying other racquets. Finally, with CAP grommets on and no other mod, this super easy to swing frame suddenly becomes a still agile racquet that has a ton more stability and plough through, and the stiffness just sorta feels correct, with more mass countering the shock. The balance makes the racquet finish through longer slower strokes. It also swung smoother than my racquets with lead tape. Meanwhile, the sound, which I always liked, gains a bit more base, while staying crisp sounding. Lovely. I'm beginning to wonder if Head have designed these racquets with CAP grommets in mind, and expect more serious players to immediately want the CAPs on? I've had these racquets for 6 months now, and wish I had tried the CAP grommets sooner than just last week! If you're a G360 player and haven't tried this weight mod, I recommend it!
 
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