Email me if your interested in buying a 8.5/10 Head Youtek IG MP. It's a 4 1/2" L4. I have plenty of references. firstname.lastname@example.orgHey, thanks a ton for the response! Unfortunately, while I'm aware of that link's existence, I don't know enough about racquet temrinology etc. to make an informed decision, and hence the thread.
Yeah, I sort of broke mine, so I'm looking for a replacement of the same or a new racquet in today's market that plays the same or betterIMO all the Radical MPs play about the same depending on how sensitive you are. I really like my Microgels that are still available. Add about .75 of an oz. spread around for more solid feel make it about 6 pts headlight string it towards bottom of the range and you should be good to go.
Unfortunately, the Microgel series seems a bit tough to find as well. Can I ask what the similarities between the 2 are since I've never used a Microgel racquet? Any other available on the current market? Thanks!did you not read daddy's post already in this thread? he already answered this question.
http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head_MicroGEL_Radical_Midplus/descpageRCHEAD-HMGRAD.htmlUnfortunately, the Microgel series seems a bit tough to find as well. Can I ask what the similarities between the 2 are since I've never used a Microgel racquet? Any other available on the current market? Thanks!
I also Richard Gasquet my grip, so there is always additional weight on the handle to make the racquet more headlight. I'm leaning towards the Youtek IG, but I'd love to hear pros and cons! Thank you guys for being such a helpful community!Okay, now I'm really confused gah! I'm deciding between:
The Youtek IG Radical MP, Youtek Microgel MP, or the Wilson Ultra tour. Not too keen on the Yonex unfortunately! Anyone have any opinions?
I'm 23 YO, and use an eastern single handed backhand, and a semi western forehand.
it comes down to feel, here is a review of the wilson ultra tour:I also Richard Gasquet my grip, so there is always additional weight on the handle to make the racquet more headlight. I'm leaning towards the Youtek IG, but I'd love to hear pros and cons! Thank you guys for being such a helpful community!
when the wilson feels more plush than the microgel (which should feel more plush than the youtek ig) than i personally would prefer the wilson (i play with a lm radical and didn´t like the ig radical because of the feel and stiffness). but the wilson is 10 gramms heavier and more expensive.So, again I received my Ultra Tours early. Strung one up and hit tonight.
A little context: build up the grip from a 1/2 to in between a 5/8 and 6/8 (3/4), added 10 grams of lead to 3-9, and strung with 17g nat gut at 54 (with 10% pre stretch for all of you stringers. Total weight: 380 grams. Have not measure balance. I'm a 4.5 player with relatively flat strokes and often hit a slice backhand. Been playing with a Head Microgel MP 18/20. Hit with the DR before the micro gel.
In short, the Ultra feels great. Feels super plush (not sure that this equates with flex) even compared to those other rackets. Great depth control, touch, and no problem at all with plow through (yes, granted this could largely be a function of the weight, but my other rackets were in the same ballpark.) Felt like it had more power than the Microgel and that the launch angle was a little higher (yet, probably still low compared to all the rackets out there given its string pattern). Volleys met out in front of my body were rock solid but that maneuverable (yes, perhaps because of the 380 gram weight). Flat and slice serves felt effortless.
Not sure that this is the frame that many contributors to this thread wanted (I can't compare it to a pro stock), but I bet we'll be seeing a lot of these on the courts in the hands of good players the coming years.
The head sizes are pretty similar. As in Head advertises its head size as bigger than it is. I don't think that aspect of the Ultra Tour would bother you.Ah. Thank you. I'm just wondering if the smaller headsize would mess with me and all. How would you directly compare the Wilson Ultra Tour and Head Youtek IG Radical MP; and the IG Rad MP and Microgel Radical MP?
I agree with this! My three came in at 10.8 ounces and about 2 points headlight. I've added about 10 grams under the butt cap making them 316 grams. With overgrip, headtape, and rubberband they end up at 327g and slightly under 6 points headlight. I'm going to see how these play at this weight and balance before adding anything other weight. I predict that I'll add about 3 more grams to it in the head (probably 10 and 2).I really like my Microgels that are still available. Add about .75 of an oz. spread around for more solid feel make it about 6 pts headlight string it towards bottom of the range and you should be good to go.
I agree, this is another great option if you don't like the MG Rad Mid+ option. I have three of these (the old 16x19 version) as well and it was my racquet of choice before I moved to the MG Radicals. I moved to the MG Rad in order to get a little more control and more maneuverability. The Rad came in a lighter than the Pure Strike so I am able to weight the MG Rad up the way I want. With the Pure Strike I wasn't really to modify the racquet much without making it a bit heavier than I want.Maybe the Pure Strike 16x19 or the Pure Strike VS?
Man, good find. Awesome siteI would try here, http://racquetguys.com/product_attribute_selector/show/id/230422SALE/lang/1
I'm going to order a couple from here as the exchange rate is good at the moment!