Wilson Blade 98 (18x20) vs Head Youtek Radical IG Midplus

Korso

Semi-Pro
The blade is more solid while the head is more flexible on contact, in my opinion. Both are good rackets but I give the node to the blade. I prefer the more solid feel.
 

Lukhas

Legend
The Radical is nowhere near as powerful as the Blade. And the Blade isn't even high powered. The Radical isn't a powerful racquet, needs a good arm.
 

Blitzball

Professional
I demoed the Radical and thought it was underpowered and unstable on shots outside of the sweetspot. The Blade is more solid and offers more power with the same amount of control, so naturally I'd say go with the more stable one-- the Blade.
 

stronzzi70

Professional
I have 2 blade 2013 .18x20 and 16x19,,,,,,,,but I had couple IG Radical MP------IMHO.....IG RADICAL MP....was better with some lead tape.
 

Brianliuok

Rookie
Anyone can answer this question today?.... I am very curious. Which one has a stiffer hoop? Which one is more powerful and stable AT THE SAME SPECS? Please answer me. Thanks a lot!!!
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
Anyone can answer this question today?.... I am very curious. Which one has a stiffer hoop? Which one is more powerful and stable AT THE SAME SPECS? Please answer me. Thanks a lot!!!
problem is they arent the same specs stock. depending which year blade you're referring to... most blades, if not all, are stiffer at the hoop than the ig radical. The blade is much more stable with the higher sw, and the ig radical is more buttery and slightly floppy at the hoop.
 

Brianliuok

Rookie
problem is they arent the same specs stock. depending which year blade you're referring to... most blades, if not all, are stiffer at the hoop than the ig radical. The blade is much more stable with the higher sw, and the ig radical is more buttery and slightly floppy at the hoop.
Thanks. That’s helpful. I am referring to the 2015 blade 18x20. Do u think the 2013 is stiffer and more solid than the 2015?
 

snoflewis

Hall of Fame
Thanks. That’s helpful. I am referring to the 2015 blade 18x20. Do u think the 2013 is stiffer and more solid than the 2015?
Objectively, 2013 is a raw, clean feel and the 2015 is a bit plush while still maintaining a direct connection to the ball. i persobally found the 2013 to be a bit jarring and unstable similar to the 2011 blx blade. The blades from 2015 and on have become much more stable. Stiffness wasnt a big difference, especially compared to the feel

the IG radical is a good stick and needs added weight. The only things i think it does better than the 2015 blade is it has a buttery feel and a more dense pattern if you're into that
 

Brianliuok

Rookie
Objectively, 2013 is a raw, clean feel and the 2015 is a bit plush while still maintaining a direct connection to the ball. i persobally found the 2013 to be a bit jarring and unstable similar to the 2011 blx blade. The blades from 2015 and on have become much more stable. Stiffness wasnt a big difference, especially compared to the feel

the IG radical is a good stick and needs added weight. The only things i think it does better than the 2015 blade is it has a buttery feel and a more dense pattern if you're into that
Thanks you so much, u answered my question very fully. I gotta leave a like. :)
 
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