Discussion in 'Racquets' started by POGO, Jun 2, 2005.
Among my favorite racquets I've ever demoed along with the racquet I want to demo next (the G).
About the same in the flex department. MG just might be a bit snappier, more responsive, from what I recall. It's been awhile, though. I just remember the IG Rad feeling 'weird,' not necessarily stiff or anything. And it was a weird that I just didn't care for.
WOW thats a big call Kal! If you find a magical string setup on those please don't hold back, I'm thinking high 40's with a powerful poly just to get some zing. Will you keep the stock grip on them or change those too? Add any weight?
My new sticks
Sweeeeeet what do you think of them???
I love them. Came from a Donnay P1 (all my sticks broke). The pure strike has nice pop but doesnt have as much plow or stability compared to the P1. That's nothing a little lead couldn't fix. Hard to tell from the pic but I've added 2 grams at 3&9
I think this racket is exactly what I've been wanting. Something more controlled than a pure drive or aero, but not as high of swing weight as a blade. Balance of power and control with more control than power. Sound about right?
How do you like it with lead and 3 and 9? Was hoping to try that soon, but I haven't had the chance. I see you have the 16/19 as well. I wish I would of waited for the that model.
My Prince Sticks, took the POG OS out this morning for a hit - 370 grams almost snapped my arm off!
what's on the left, same as the Chang Mold?
I still have one of those Change OS LB (or whatever it's called).
edit: also just picked 4 POG OS. 2 x four stripe and 2 x one stripe ind. grommets.
Prince triple threat Graphite, Used by Olivier Rochus
A part of my racket collection: Some of my Völkls
From left to right:
C10 Pro (2012 paint job)
PB 10 (295 paint job, 16x19 string pattern)
3 x PB 9 (last one with stealth paint job)
And from top to bottom in reverse order :
And another part: Head rackets
My Prestige family (only what's in my bags):
MG Prestige Mid
YTIG Prestige Mid
2 x TGT292.1
2 x MG Prestige MP
2 x YTIG Prestige MP
And the current members of my radical family, front view only:
3 x i.Radical MP
2 x MG Radical MP
2 x YT Radical MP
2 x YTIG Radical MP
2 x YT Radical Pro
2 x YTIG Radical Pro
2 x YTIG Radical OS
@Alex78 damn thats a lot of rackets lol.
I know! Went a little crazy right there...
Wow Alex78, some of those racquets were enough to make me salivate :shock:
Welche denn? ;-)
- I somehow couldn't resist the urge to get these thingies while they were still available in brand new condition... multiple times, actually...
@Alex78 i respect your style impuse buys are the best lol. i want more sticks now lol damn this thread
Yeah, that's a fact: Without discovering TW and this forum, I'd probably still be stuck on my two MG Prestige MPs, which I bought when I came back to the game in late 2009.
Don't even want to think about that...
Die iRadical MP, iPrestige Mid, YTIG Prestige Mid, die TGT292.1... sabber
Actually, my wife thinks I've got too many rackets (quite a few of which are unused btw), and everytime I manage to rip out a piece of my heart and sell one off, she rejoices
Hey Alex you're gonna need a few reels of string to string those beasts up! Very nice collection! Did you get them all new/unstrung or just prefer to keep frames without strings on them?
I don't want to have too many strung at the same time - there are also a few more rackets (Wilson, Fischer, Prince)... The ones I'm not intent on using anymore / anytime soon are all unstrung.
And yes, I got all of them new/unused/NOS. Mostly because I enjoy trying out new equipment. And I take great care of them. But I do realize that I have too many rackets. So sometimes I try to unload the odd one here or there
radical pros with Instinct PJ?
Yes, those are YT Radical Pros with IG Instinct PJ. That's what Sharapova uses.
having my guy list a few of these on another forum.
im sticking with the euro speed pros. finally found my frame man need to clear out some inventory my wife is getting mad at me
apologies for the big pictures
i figure id share before the leave me. working on a new batch of speeds / prestige though
anybody know what this means? i found this on one of the YT radical pros that I have and have never seen a sticker like this on any of my pro stock frames
Dang I know how this feels - sad saying goodbye to one of your babies is tough isn't it?
If you ever want to trade for more speed Pros drop me a line haha although I am in the land of Oz shipping could be tricky. Great choice - what string setup are you going to have on those?
ps - is it common knowledge sharapova uses the radical pro? Does anyone actually use the instinct? Cilic? We know Berdych doesnt haha...
Cilic was using the Radical as well. Now he plays a Prestige Rev Pro paint job, but I'm not sure whether he actually is playing that (horrid) racquet :?
Considering that the Instinct is in fact a game improvement racquet, I'm not surprised that it isn't used that often. Ebden uses it though I believe.
haha i would have probably made the swap. my guy is bringing me 6 brand new ones though after the french
in my speeds I have the green confidential solinco string and solinco silver rough on the cross
they are going to be releasing silver rough soon... and it will be a huge seller it is such an awesome string
Good news. A number of Head prostocks will be released at reasonable prices, I guess
Gasquet uses a liquidmetal instinct xl
still wanting to know about the odd sticker on that radical pro... anybody know anything about it?
Sweet, cheers mate for all your perspectives, much appreciated!
Hey, no problem, best of luck buddy. Hope you find one that you like.
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dont think so. got everything i have been looking for
the weight and balance is solid.
getting crazy spin and pop
amazing feel and touch around the net
thin beamed.. even thinner than the prestige. all in all just a really, really solid playing frame
I would love me a thin-beamed racquet with good pop.
The only thing I can really complain about with my LM Instinct is the fat, rather ugly beam.
Awesome. Drooling over here I never could bring myself to use the RadPro with the bright orange PJ.
Kal, what's the flex feel like on those sticks? And did you ever post what the weight /balance/SW was around? Did it come with lead beneath grommets or anything? Seem like some real beauties if they're that thin beamed.
hey man sorry no i haven't had a chance. I'm going to **** and going to have them all spec'ed out.
they have silicone in the handles and there is lead under the grommets stretching from about 11:00 to 1:00
i would say they are around 345 grams unstrung. Balance of 315mm. My TGT 292.1 prestige mids are 321mm balance, and the speeds slightly more headlight. this was great as I was looking for something a little easier to snap. the listed spec flex is 68, but these ones feel softer and more flexible than that. i don't have the exact reading though
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