Youtek Rad vs MG Rad - any difference?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by galain, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. galain

    galain Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    Got to spend about 45 minutes with both of these frames yesterday - MG with Rip Control at 57 and the Youtek with Hurricane at 53.

    As far as I was able to tell, there is very very little difference between these 2 frames. Feel was slightly different due to the strings, but everything else, I really would have had a hard time tell ing the difference between the two.

    Anyone else or am I way off with this?

    Reasonable frame by the way. Not my cup of tea but I could see why people would enjoy it.
  2. Tipsy

    Tipsy Rookie

    May 11, 2009
    MG is better.
  3. domhas1

    domhas1 Rookie

    Jul 28, 2009
    I like the YT...
  4. bertrevert

    bertrevert Hall of Fame

    Feb 22, 2004
    Syd, Oz
    Yikes no magical d3o moment for you then!

    I thought the MG was a little lighter thank the YT. And a bit softer. I thought there was a little more oomph coming out of the YT and it was sharper directionally.

    If you've invested heavily in the MG htere would be no striking reason to change.

    Reallt though I think the MG is very flexy when hit hard, very loopy and the YT just wasn't. It maintains its sharpness and doesn't seem to wobble mcuh after any hard-hit shot. Unsure whether I can ascribe this to the d3o or in fact if that is really felt during the split-seconds the ball is on the stringbed. But the YT overall felt stiffer.
  5. furyoku_tennis

    furyoku_tennis Hall of Fame

    Mar 4, 2008
    if you're going from a different racquet, then you can go with either. if you're going from the microgel to the youtek, then i don't think its worth it. personally, i liked the feel of the youtek better. i got better touch and feel with it than the microgel.
  6. red7flag

    red7flag Rookie

    May 14, 2009
    I play with both. Funny I just posted a thread talking about this. I took time off for a knee injury and found that I was not playing well with the YT. I switched back to MG which has a lower SW and found that where my game is now I was able to get around on shots better and generate more spin. I think this will change as my timing and game comes back. I am sure I will switch back, especially against heavy hitter. The YT has a lot more plough through. I would like to mention that the player I was playing was a pusher.
  7. Ten_nuts

    Ten_nuts Semi-Pro

    Oct 8, 2006
    Really guys? I thought the UT is much softer than the MG Radical. After experimenting the frame with different leadtape adding, i finally got the ideal set up for my swing style: 0.4 oz along the handle, and 0.3 oz for both 3 & 9 o'clock. With 1 overgrip and a Prince (squared shape) dampener, the racquet weighes 11.9 oz(including string pro red code 17g at 58 lbs). Now it's like 5 or 6 points headlight, it is very easy to swing but very solid, and the low stiffness makes it feel great. If anyone has other setups, please share yours. Thanks.

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