Head’s popular Radical series, endorsed by Andy Murray, gets a new update that brings their Graphene technology to the lineup. Introduced last year on the Speed and Instinct lines, this new frame technology is now incorporated into the Radical series. HEAD re-engineered the application of the world’s strongest and lightest material to make their Graphene XT racquets 30%* stronger providing an optimized weight distribution for a faster swing and more power. By using graphene XT in the racquet shaft, HEAD has been able to move weight from the shaft to the tip and handle, increasing power and stability without changing overall racquet mass (more weight in the head provides greater plow through from the baseline, and more mass in the handle reduces torque and recoil). Advanced, aggressive hitters will find a lot to love in the HEAD Graphene XT Radical Pro. At 11.4oz (strung) the Pro is the heaviest model in the line, allowing it to hit a heavy ball and aggressively dictate from all areas of the court. The overall weight coupled with the way it is distributed by use of the Graphene also allows the racquet to be extremely stable feeling on contact. It retains a head light balance, allowing it to be highly maneuverable and easy to bring through the contact zone, despite the increased weight. The 98 square inch head size affords precision while still offering a bit of forgiveness. HEAD also incorporates their new Dynamic 16/19 string pattern. This pattern puts eight main strings into the heart of the frame, giving it the control of a tight string pattern while providing the spin and forgiveness of an open pattern racquet. Advanced players seeking a maneuverable frame with the ability to finish balls from anywhere on court will want to give the new Graphene XT Radical Pro a demo.
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