MicroGel technology is the combination of a low density material, called Head MicroGel, with stiff and strong carbon composite fibers to create a racquet with incredible responsive qualities. This will cause the racquet to, upon impact with the ball; uniformly distribute the shock from the impact all around the racquet easing up the pressure on the elbow while also creating an even and superb feel. Also included with this design is a wider than normal head shape that will allow the ball more space to move along the string bed thus creating more spin.
Don`t be fooled by the usage of the word `Oversize` in connection with this racquet, there is a great amount of control that can be found here. This racquet is a great choice for advanced players but is also a good option for a wider range of players, especially younger juniors. We recommend these racquet for players rated NTRP 4.0 and above.
This racquet comes prestrung with Head Sonic Pro White 16g at 57lbs. It does not come with a cover.
Note: This racquet does not come with a cover.
For more information on Choosing a Tennis Racquet or Selecting String, please see the Tennis Express Buyer's Guide.
Tennis Express Reviews
Excellent Racquet For Me
Was using a 25 year old Dunlop, so I decided to move into the 21st century and take advantage of the new technologies. Did a customer review of racquets I was interested in and narrowed my list down. Then I went to a local sporting goods store to get a hands on feel. Chose the Head MG, ordered from Tennis Express along with a restring job. Received the racquet in 2 days, $20 less than store, excellent service. This racquet is great. No vibration down the handle into the arm. Very good control and placement of shots. Grip is tacky in 96 degree heat and sweat. All shots are solid. Quick on net play in doubles. Cant blame the racquet on bad shots anymore.
best feel greatest control
I played tennis at the As, Open level before I quit altogether. Coming back after more than twenty years I found the OS head radical microgel to have the best feel and greatest control on ground strokes and volleys. I added 3 grams of lead tape on the top for more power on serve. I strung the OS with 17 gauge poli and the 18 main strings has kept me from going through a lot of strings.
Like the good ole days
I started out at the LiquidMetal Radical, which WAS my favorite racquet. Now, my favorite racquet is the Microgel Radical. I felt that the Flexpoint and LiquidMetal Radicals were not that similar and that the Microgel truly succeeded the Radical throne.
british columbia canada
great forgiving racquet
This racquet is the nicest racquet I have ever hit with. I am a 3.5 player and have previously used Prince and most recently the Head liquid metal. This racquet is beautifully balanced and is great for vollying so conseqentially it is a good selection if you play a lot of doubles. I am so happy that I think I will have to buy another one in case this one has string trouble during a tournament. Once again this is a great product.
I bought this raquete to replace my old one and was really pleased with its performance. It was easy to get used to and play my game after only a short time getting used to the differences from my old one...I love this raquete!
This racquet has a great solid feel when stricking ball with very little vibration. Like the look of the racket, does not look oversize but you realize it is as you play some difficult returns. Good for power and control.
Great Tennis Racket
Would purchase it again! I was having a problem with my elbow, was told about this racket would be one to consider. Its been great to play with, love the weight of the racket and the elbow, well it likes the racket too!
This racquet is very good. The swing speed is great, but all I have to say is that a shock absorber is your best friend with this racquet! Without it you can feel every time you hit a ball but with one you cannot feel anything. I love this racquet and I am learning how to control even more with it as well. I would have to say it was a good choice.
Racquet was recommended by 13 year old sons tennis coach. It performs exactly as expected. New grip day one and likely will restring within the next few weeks, but that was the plan all along. Great entry point racquet.
Has a great feel after I put the vibration control thing on the strings.
Giap D Huynh
Got this good racquet at great sale price.
This one provides a good amount of control with enough power to really feel the ball well. It does have a little vibration but not too much. Im happy with it.
MicroGel Radical OS Tennis Racquet
This is a solid racquet. I enjoy playing with it.
MICROGEL RADICAL OS TENNIS RACQUETS
just like first one, it is a nice racquet.
So far so good.
Picked this racquet to try out a Head brand! Also for the
MicroGel technology. So far I am happy with it. I can tell the difference in it an my Wilson Hyper Hammer. A bit heaver but didnt take long to get used to. I do feel the micro gel helps the elbow out. Great grip...strings just so so..
Head Radical OS Microgel
I love this racquet. Plays very well and has exactly what Ive been looking for. I know its an older model but I would definently recommend it.
MicroGel Radical OS
Really like the balance and feel of this racquet - would rate at 5 stars if you were able to select strings on purchase
Best Arm Friendly Racquet !
I recently started playing again after a 25 year layoff. After a year, I started to develop elbow and shoulder problems. The Prince models I was playing were great, but they were light racquets that were head heavy. I played around with string choices and that helped, but the problems persisted. I decided to take a few weeks off and do some research on arm friendly racquets. The Micro Gel Radical kept showing up as a popular choice. Slightly heavy overall, but head light. Ive played several matches and my arm / shoulder feel great. My only complaint is the stock strings - will probably change out to Gamma Professional. Oh - forgot to mention this racquet is a steal at $89 - buy one before theyre gone !
My daughter really loves this racket, she is an intermediate tennis player and this racket was just perfect for her! All the employees were so nice and friendly, they were very helpful in choosing the right racket for my daughter. It was a great experience!
Great service and racquet
First, the service is awesome. Everything was smooth and timely. Great job. The racquet is an additional one for my daughter. She is in 9th grade and the racquet is wonderful for her type of play.
I just moved up from the LM Radical OS to the Micro Gel. What an improvement . Everything said about this amazing racquet is true. Strung mine at 61lbs with Kirshbaum Black Shark. Loads of control and movement. A great set up. Plus getting to hit the new racquet at the Indoor court at TE was a major plus.
Is it possible for 6 stars
Every thing all of the posters say about this racquet is true. Fantastic.
This is the one
I have played with so many..yonex. prince,wilson 6.1--6.0 head,even fox when brad g was hawking them on tour. THIS RAQUET MAKE NO MISTKE It is an EPIC Raquet. I have been playing 2.5 years with it.. With tape in the right places my powewr control,plow through is fantastic. Top 3 sticks I have ever had the pleasure to have used Have had 4 of them Need 4 more so I have them for the next 10 years. Seem my friends potent game go up by 30 in the last year cause I hooked him up on it damnit.He was moved up half a level. I also play with the same raquet 2013 model of Noles . It is very powerful but this one is more control and accurate . Think I will try the oversize here. CAint wait. I use Solinco Tour bite Heaven Strings 18 gauge @ 51 lbs doan worry the looser the more control with these strings...major spin. I defy anyone to play with this combo and not start rakeing it..!
An excellent frame
This Head frame is light without being too light, and it is a nice compromise between control and power. You can flatten out shots and hit with pace or play it safe with topspin. It is predictable and responsive. The dense string pattern allows the player to tailor the power level as he/she sees fit. The single extrusion design has been a staple since the 80s. Whats not to like A great frame! I will just keep buying this model no matter how they paint it.
Great racket for a great price.
Head Microgel OS
After a 15 year absence on the courts, I recently joined the USTA and league play. I was using an older racquet and starting having elbow problems. The Head Microgel OS has been a tremendous asset to my game. I have completely solved my elbow problem and I am hitting great with the racquet. Very good control, lacks a little on power but not bad. I would recommend this racquet to anyone looking for a great racquet for a great price. Also Tennis Express delivered right on time.
Cant go wrong with this one
This is a control oriented frame but more power is easily accessed by dropping the string tension.
Shock dampening is excellent while feel for the ball is maintained.
Head has made this frame for many years while providing an evolutionary series of improvements.
The relatively thin frame reduces miss hits on those heavy topspin ground strokes and spin serves. This frame raised my level of play.
Buy extra bumper guards. The provided strings last forever.