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Racquet Specs

  • Head Size: 98 sq. in MP
  • Length: 27 inches
  • Weight: Strung — 11 oz Unstrung — 10.4 oz
  • Tension: 52-62 Pounds
  • Balance: 1 Pts Head Light
  • Beam Width: 21.5 mm
  • Composition: Graphite/D30/
  • Flex: 63
  • Grips Type: Hydrosorb
  • Grips Sizes:
  • Power Level: Low
  • String Pattern:
  • 18 Mains / 20 Crosses
    Mains skip: 9T, 8H, 10H
    Two Piece
    No Shared Holes
  • Swing Speed: Fast
  • Swing Weight: 318

HEAD YOUTEK RADICAL MP Racquet Review


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98 square inches, 16 x 20 string pattern, 10.4 ounces (unstrung)
 
In terms of maneuverability, the Head YOUTEK Radical MP is literally, Head of the class. This frame is one sweet swinger, and offers a great blend of features for literally every level of player, the best of those being just how easy it seems to swing. That seems what every racquet should attempt to be, but we all know that’s not the case. This racquet really possesses no extra weight, no top heavy or bottom heavy feel.
Youtek Radical Midplus
 
Followers of the popular Head LiquidMetal and FlexPoint lines of the Radical model will really appreciate the not-so radical updates to this classic frame, and the d30 technology that it employs.
 
At 10.4 ounces unstrung you’d think the plow through on groundstrokes or serves might come up begging. You’d be wrong. There’s still plenty of pop in this 16 x 20 string patters, even at that light of weight.
 
Slice and dicers will really love the way this racquet lets them manipulate and massage the ball around the court. Slices and drop shots were especially fun, and I found myself channeling my inner-Santoro due to the overall responsiveness of this frame.
 
I think baseliners will love the “cuppy” quality of this racquet and the added touch this stick can bring to their game. There really seems to be a lot of dwell time on just about every hit, which makes the Radical MP feel like a wand in your hand.
 
Serves took a bit more of a swipe to get that extra mustard on it, but control was never an issue. Spins, especially benders out wide, were easy to generate with the Radical MP. Half-volleys and on-the-rise hitting were joyful experiences too, as the playability really shone through in those areas.
 
Placement players will love the deft touch the Radical provides, but hard-hitting baseliners will definitely need to come correct and bring their own power with it, maybe add a little lead to the sides. The Radical MP’s not going to knock anyone off the court. But, it sure might help you move your opponent around enough to score a T.K.O.