Offering plenty of variety, the YOUTEK IG Radical Midplus provides a nice balance of control, maneuverability and power. With a fast feel, swing speed is easy to come by for added velocity and a spin friendly response. From the baseline, our TW testers found plenty of comfort and control from the generous sweetspot. The tight 18/20 string pattern helps make targeting easy. At net, the maneuverability shines as does the touch and feel. When looking to put away a sitter, there's enough pop for that also. On serve, again, the mobility offers a fast feel for a faster swing speed allowing for good spin on kick or slice, or flattening one out for a hard one up the "T". All in all, this control oriented stick has available power and is ideal for the 4.0+ level player.
98 sq. in. / 632.26 sq. cm.
|Length: 27in / 68.58cm|
|Strung Weight: 11.3oz / 320.35g|
|Balance: 3 pts HL|
|Beam Width: 22mm / 22mm / 22mm /|
|Composition: d30 / Innegra / Graphite|
|Power Level: Low-Medium|
|Stroke Style: Full|
|Swing Speed: Fast|
Orange / Brown
|Grip Type: Hydrosorb Tour|
18 Mains / 20 Crosses
Mains skip: 9T, 8H, 10H
No Shared Holes
|String Tension: 48-57 pounds|
d3o belongs to the "smart materials" category, which is a futuristic material with abnormal behavior characteristics. More specifically, d3o belongs to a subcategory of "dilatant foams", which dramatically change their behavior under dynamic loading or impact. Integrated in the lay-up and positioned in the shaft of the racquet, d3o offers new possibilities for tennis players.
The d3o technology is able to sense the needs of the players during different strokes (it's able to adapt to you). On high-speed impacts (aggressive shots), the smart molecules lock together within nanoseconds and dramatically increase the stiffness of the whole racquet frame to provide maximum power. On slow-speed impacts (slice or drop shots), the d3o molecules absorb the impact to provide a softer touch for better feel. What does this mean to a tennis player? Passing shots are even harder and drop shots more precise, rewarding your spontaneity and supporting your courageous decisions.
Innegra is the world's lightest high performance fiber. Its extreme toughness together with Head's advanced carbon composite technology leads to an ultra tough hybrid composite.
This Head Innegra hybrid-composite structure is integrated into the racquet for shock absorption and improved stability. As a result vibrations are reduced by up to 17% on ball impact for improved control and precision -- protecting the player from the forces of a ball impact. On top of this, Head's new hybrid-composite structure with the ultra tough Innegra fiber considerably extends the performance of a Head racquet. With Innegra, racquets remain in perfect condition without losing any performance properties.
Volkl Organix 10 (295g)
Sale: $89.00 Was: $159.99
Sale Fast, mobile and spin-friendly, this racquet also impresses with surprising stability and a high level of comfort. A great option for 4.0 level players and up. Headsize: 98 in². Strung Weight: 11 oz. String Pattern: 16x19.
Wilson Blade 98 (18x20)
Buy 2 or more for $189.00 each.
Offering excellent plow-through, this is a great choice for intermediate to advanced players looking for exceptional control from the baseline and net. Head Size: 98 in². Pattern: 18x20. Swingweight: 330.
Yonex VCORE Tour 97 (310g)
Precise, maneuverable and stable. A great option for intermediates and advanced players looking for exceptional spin, control and feel. Headsize: 97 in². Strung weight: 11.5 oz. Swingweight: 314 (RDC).