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Comments: Following up on my previous review, I removed the leather grip and replaced it with a Babolat skin grip.
It made such a huge difference, much to my surprise. Gone is the heavy club feel of the racquet, and now it's a lot quicker, and
the racquet head speed is greatly improved, making the frame more maneuverable. Swingweight is no longer an issue, and I can
hit out with heavy spin and plow through with such ease on both sides. I've always been an all-court counter puncher but this
frame definitely makes me an all out aggressive player, which I love. Touch shots are also amazing with the frame. I paint so
many lines with my topspin lobs it's crazy. It's a player's frame version of the Babolat APDGT, with better feel and
much more plow through. I think if this frame had been sold with a thin, lighter synthetic grip as opposed to the leather, it would
have raving reviews and been a much much more popular effort from Head.
Comments: I've always used smaller Wilson frames: PS85, N90, K90, BLX90, BLXPS90. I hit
with a friend who had this frame and was impressed by what a heavy ball he was hitting. I
tried it out, demoed it and then bought 2 from TW. It kind of reminds me of the old Dunlop
Max 200G because of the balance. Almost head heavy or even balanced, it feels like you
have a club in your hand. Takes a while to get used to, especially on volleys, but man can
you crush the ball and also hit with ridiculous spin. It's a heavy player's frame with plow
through and spin. A very unique racquet. Touch and feel are nice although you do get a bit
of vibration outside of the sweet spot. Especially higher up in the string bed. Great stick for
bashing forehands. Piercing aggressive slices were better with my k90, but this stick does
an adequate job. It has definitely made my topspin one hand backhands better. I think I
should have gotten a smaller grip size, as this beam is thicker than my k90. The 4 3/8 on
the frame feels like a 4 1/2. It's only been two weeks, but so far so good. I do miss the
feel of my k90's (I feel that frame feels so much like a wood racquet, I love it), but i'm trying
once again to make the switch to a larger headed frame. Stay tuned.
Comments: Great racquet for all aspects of the game, great for a well
rounded player. It's swing weight allows for effortless extension and
you can really feel the ball being "plowed through". I even added
about 20g of lead to it right above the handle and at 3'9' to make it
more head light so that there is more maneuverability on the serve and
volleys while still feeling the swingweight. My only problem with this
racquet is that it vibrates a ton. Some of this is because of a loose
buttcap but overall it just vibrates a lot. Secondly, the quality
control isn't the best. I have 3 of these racquets all of the same
grip size, but one of them has a noticeably smaller grip. All things considered, this racquet isn't for everyone. It has a
very personal feel to it. Be sure to demo it though because you might be
missing out on the "players stick" that matches your game perfectly.
Comments: Actually this racquet is a little bit light for me due to it has only 11.6 oz. strung. However, it
is still nice. I have customized it by adding gamma lead tape on the beam and the bottom under its butt cap. I
personally prefer 7 to 9 head light style. Also I got rid of its original leather grip, and put a new cushioned replacement
grip. Now, it seems perfect.
Comments: I've never been a religious person, but I think hitting with this racket brought me closer to
some divine being. Seriously, that was the best I have ever played, EVER. I felt like I couldn't miss, and the balls I hit felt
so heavy coming off the racket- tons of power and spin without sailing long. I'm a fairly hard-hitting, topspin-heavy
baseliner, and this racket is perfect for me. I'm not a super strong guy, but I'm 23 and in good shape, so make sure you
are strong enough to wield this thing as its swing weight could be a little much for some. I'm buying one this week.
Comments: I have had this racquet for a few months now. I switched from the Babolat Pure Drive to this,
I instantly fell in love with the amount of control I have with all of my shots. The only bad thing is this racquet doesn't
help me out as much when I am in trouble like the Pure Drive does. Overall, this racquet is amazing. I'm still learning
and this racquet is growing with me. There are lots of different types of games you can play with this racquet
depending on your opponent. Radical is a racquet you can count on always!
Comments: This is a very nice racquet. Probably the only one around in this weight class that gives so
much of swingweight. The only drawback if any is it felt comparatively less maneuverable (which is expected at just 2
points Head Light thus also giving a pro level swingweight)in an extremely quick net exchange, especially in doubles.
But I think it is still manageable. Sometimes I have issues with low slices but that just could be me. All in all, a great
stick and at 11.6 strung and 58 on RDC it gives you so much room to customize without making it overly heavy beside
being arm friendly on stock specs anyway.
Comments: This is wonderful racquet for an advanced player. I love this stick because it delivers heavier
ground stroke to deep baseline as well as crisp feeling of volley in the net. For serves, it is better than the Babolat
AeroPro drive GT. Though Babolat generates more spin on serve and maneuverable, it is lack of power and control.
After using this stick, my serve became more powerful and lands on the service line. I strongly recommend this racquet
to advanced players who are looking for more power in on their groundstrokes and serve.
Comments: This is a great racquet for someone with an all court game. It's excellent on slice, flattening
out your shots, topspin, and great pop with great consistency on serves. This is a very nicely balanced stick right off
the shelf. It's very maneuverable as well to hit comfortably throughout a lengthy match or hitting session. If you're
looking for a near balanced stick that can do it all, it's worth a demo.
Comments:Great racquet for someone with an all court game. Excellent on slice, flattening out your
shots, topspin, and great pop with great consistency on serves. A very nicely balanced stick right off the shelf. Very
maneuverable as well to hit comfortably throughout a lengthy match or hitting session. If your looking for a near
balanced stick that can do it all, it's worth a demo.
Comments: I first started with the Radical racquet with the Microgel version, since I've never wanted to
change racquets. I tested out the Youtek version and just fell in love with the Radical even more. A good player's stick
although a tad hard to maneuver but excellent plow though and swingweight. The open string pattern makes a
noticeable difference compared to
the other Radicals.
Comments: Just switched to this racquet from the Head Youtek Speed IG Speed 16x19 (which was killing
my arm) and I love it. Great plow through, power and control. For me, this racquet really excels on the serve, slice
backhand and at the net. I think this one is a must try for intermediate to advanced players, especially those with arm
Comments: Demoed this as a direct comparison to the Wilson BLX Tour Limited(check out my rating
there). First off, I love the feel of Youtek Radicals. My racquet is a Youtek Radical MP leaded up to the same specs as the
pro. The feel is a solid, not hollow response, with a great balance of stiffness and flex. Power and spin are both great
with the Pro. Stability and plow-through were good, but not great. Maneuverability was a bit lacking, but nothing so
bad. The one problem with this stick is control. I felt a little inconsistent with this, at both the baseline and at net. Off-
center shots tended to spray more than usually expected. Overall, a great stick, with good comfort, power and spin, but
I think I'll stick to my Radical MP for the extra control I'm getting.
Comments: In my opinion this is a very special racquet. I have been playing with it for one year and for
some periods I love it and others I see it too exigent (in these periods I return to my Babolat AerPro Drive GT).
Comments: This racquet with this string did not have the greatest feel. TW, can you guys put up a video
review of this racket?
Comments: Initially I hated this racket and went and bought a couple of Youtek Prestige mids, but after
cracking both of the Prestiges I went back to these and WOW I love these! If you prepare well in advanced and have a
long neat swing you shall get amazing power and plow through the ball. Where this racket excels is the serve and the
volleys, nice amount of pace along with good spin. Recommended if you have the bulk to wield it and are good with
Comments: I have used this racquet for quite a while now and love it. The power and precision from the
baseline is quite impressive, but what appealed to me (a serve & volley player) was its capabilities around the net and
how solid volleys feel. This definitely suits a player who wishes to be aggressive.
Comments: This racquet is fantastic for power, serve, and control. I use ALU Power Luxilon string and
I'm very satisfied with this combination. Before I played with Tecnifibre TFight 320, TFlash 315, and Babolat Aero Pro
racquet and Black Code, Red Code and Hurricane Pro string. And for me, Head Radical Pro is a better racquet from the
others. First time I don't agree with TW testers.
Comments: I switched from K-factor 90 to this racket. After modifying the handle with the speed pro
pallets its a perfect racket. You can play aggressive and hard and you can play defensive with a lot of feel. The racket
has a lot of the good stuff; Plow through, crisp feeling and it's very stabile, but the weight gives you the possibility to
take short swings also. Take your time to get to know it and you got a perfect weapon. The tw-review is way off.
Comments: This racquet is a real sleeper especially after demoing over 10 common player's sticks. For
the 1st time I actually disagree with TW review and I think it deserves much higher scores especially on groundies, feel
and spin. Although, I thought of switching initially due to its higher SW than I am used to, I stayed with it and I'm sure
glad I did. It made me prepare earlier and when I did the plow through, power and spin is unsurpassed. I think this
stick also makes racket head speed less important believe it or not since even when I'm a little late, I can still hammer
shots in. Despite it's maneuverability volleys are so easy with this stick. The only thing that takes some adjustment is
the serve but when you get the motion down, it is pretty sick as well.
Comments: FANTASTIC racquet! bought YOUTEK Radical mp and then tried this frame and every shot
from groundstrokes and volleys have so much extra pace and spin without being reckless. I just bought two and am
playing so much better :)
Comments: This racquet is perfect in my opinion as I have large strokes and I need a "control" racquet
therefore I found this racquet to be perfect. As I used to play with Head Flexpoint Radical Tour and I loved it as well,
then they came out with the Microgel right before the Youtek. And I hated it I don't what HEAD was thinking when they
mad it. Well I decided to give HEAD another chance so I bought the Head Youtek Radical Pro. The racquet was
FANTASTIC! It had control and just the right swing weight even higher then the Flexpoint making it easier to produce
higher power shots with control. Then for the string I first got Wilson syn. gut. extreme 16g as it was a free string. And
I hated it in full poly so I decided to go for my favorite string Babolat Pro Hurricane Tour 16g. So I did and now the
racquet is just too perfect as it has a ton of control and power. In conclusion a great racquet for me. The racquet came
with a racquet cover and it comes with a head logo dampener.
Comments: Pretty decent racquet. Although it lacks some 'op, it suits my game as a control-based
player. Slicing using this frame was flawless. I tried it quite a few times I think I'm gonna stick to this one.
Comments: At first wasn't too sure about this racket, switching from the Pure Drive this racquet just
didn't have as much power or spin. However, after a few months of use I have now put my set of pure drives on sale.
This racquet has improved my backhand tremendously and work great on volleys if you can handle the weight. Serve
returns are a breeze with this racquet when every shot seems so stable due to the weight of the frame and the
distribution. Serves were a little weaker
than the PD in both power and spin but it was worth it since my arm was about to give up on the pure drive (the reason
I switched to begin with). This is a control racquet definitely not what you want to use if you plan on winning your
points briefly with big groundstrokes. Lastly I want to note the quality control of these racquets. Something about them
is not right I now have 3 of them and honestly one of them is not like the others. It's grip is a little smaller and there is
a notable difference in the sound that the frame makes when struck at
certain points, probably due to a defect. Whether this affects the playing, I cannot tell. 4.5-5.0 player
Comments: Not a big fan of head, but this racquet was very good. It has a very solid feel and playability.
Good spin and control, but horrible paint job.
Comments: Wow!!!!!! This racquet has blown me away. Brilliant feel, control, power and touch. This d30
stuff is a technology that actually works without being extremely subtle. Buy it!!
Comments: Such a powerful racquet that gives great racquet head speed. The 2 points headlight makes
the racquet seem stiffer compared to racquets around 5-7 hl. But when hitting with this weapon, I was able to put so
much more pace on the ball. With other racquets you have to put that extra "umph" onto the ball, but with this, great
swing speed and perfect contact will make this racquet a weapon. Many people say it is too heavy and stiff, but please
give it a chance if you are looking for more depth and heavier shots. The serves make the ball kick tremendously, the
volleys are solid, and the groundstrokes are superior. THIS RACQUET CAN DO IT ALL!
Comments: High swingweight equals great plow through. Re-direct pace, or create your own. The d30 is
the first new "technology" that I've ever felt that's not extremely subtle. It works. Hit it hard, and it's like a hammer, but
hit more feel type shots and it flexes like a players frame. Plenty of spin potential, tons of stability. String it right, and
control is awesome. Take as big of a cut at the ball as you want, or short swing it and use the pace given. It all works.
Control can be an issue because of the weight, but the right string and tension can give plenty of topspin and control.
Can be a bit bulky at net, but only at first. Slice is sick, too. I'm originally a Pro Staff 85 guy, and have been through
tons of new frames, and I've finally found "the one". Love it.
Comments: For control and power you need this stick. It has it all! It also offers one of the biggest sweet
spots of all the racquets I've demoed. Because of this most of my shots are very good and accurate, it truly is a great
racquet for control and power. You need to take full swings at the ball and don't be afraid to hit it hard. The harder you
hit the better this racquet performs that's what d3o is all about. This is very important to understand when buying this
racquet. I love it! I just bought one and I am going to buy two more!
Comments: This is by far the best racquet I have played with. It has improved my game in all areas.
Comments: This is the most control I've ever had! The serve is better than ever. My backhand is better
than ever! If you take full strong swings you will love this racquet. The weight is perfect for stability and plow through
unlike the other Head racquets. The tennis warehouse review is way off.. this racquet does everything to the ten! I've
tried them all..I've spent thousands of dollars on racquets trying to find the one! This is it..but give it a chance you
need a strong ARM. I had tennis warehouse modify it to be 8 points headlight and now it's perfect!
Comments: This stick is ridiculous. If you know how to really rip a tennis ball this racquet makes
controlling the ball much easier. Even when you don't want to rip the ball , with the heavy swing-weight, you find
yourself getting some good pace on the ball. The serve takes a little bit to get used to because of the weight (only 11.1
unstrung but because its only 2 pts hl, it feels a lot heavier) but once you figure it out, its amazing. Great stick for
those who want to rip the ball and control it.
Comments: This is a pro model. Most people can not handle the high swingweight of this racquet so
they make excuses. The Microgel did not have the high swingweight, which is what makes this racquet a complete
beast - IF you can swing well and control it. It is under 12ozs and the SW is significantly high..Most pros use a SW
above 350. This is one of the highest stock SW racquets you can get and they give you room to add MORE. It's a great
racquet by Head and one of the best I have ever hit with.
Comments: Not even close to the solid, heavy frame the Microgel version was. I don't care what the
specs say -- this isn't a "pro" model. It's static weight is nearly 1 oz less than the Microgel Rad Pro, and it has a more
plasticy, hollow feel. If such a thing existed, it should be called a Youtek Radical Pro "Team" -- that's exactly how it
feels. It still retains the feel of the head-heavy frame this model is known for and it's not a dead stick, but just lacks the
character and punch the Microgel had.
Comments: Anyway I have played with Wilson K Six one tour and 95 but found they offered more control
but less power but with this racquet you get control and power. I would recommend to go for Natural Gut with this one.
Comments: I have used the Microgel Radical Pro for 2-3 years. I bought this racquet because the
Microgel Radical Pro has been discontinued. Head, what are you thinking? I found the Youtek to have good feel when
taking a large cut at the ball. Very solid volley and touch at the net. I'm probably best classified as a baseliner. I
found my groundstrokes were less reliable with this racquet; I believe the cause is less racquet head speed due to
higher swing weight. This is just a tad bit too much racquet for me. A significant problems with head racquets
continues to be the flimsy head guard grommet strip. I'm concerned with ability to keep getting grommet
replacements for discontinued microgel pro.
I demoed this racquet and it is very, very solid but for my it seemed very stiff. I
felt like it was around 65-68 range in stiffness. This racquet was absolutely sweet on the
backhand side (one handed) but I could never get in a groove with the forehand. For now I will
stay with my Pure Storm Tour (not GT).
Comments: The pro is a amazing stick I found it brilliant from the net very solid hitting with more
control on rallying shots and more power on winners.
Comments: Amazing stick! I upgraded to a YOUTEK RADICAL MIDPLUS from my 10 y.o. Radical Ti
Midplus and I am completely AMAZED ! Very SOLID/STABLE at the net. Groundshots are definitely deeper and have
more spin. Will buy another one and string @ 56 lbs to find the ideal tension for me.
Comments: This racquet is amazing and has it all. Switching to it from Babolat PST and looking for
something lighter with added spin. Plow through, control and pop when needed and old school feel as well. I usually do
not buy into the whole tech of youtek but it does seem to work with this frame. It has a soft feel and yet hardens up
when you really whip it. I agree with others that serving is the only thing that takes some adjusting to but it is worth it.
Other main problem is the grip shape that takes some getting used to and also runs larger than other manufacturers.
Comments: The racquet I used before this one was the Yonex RDS 002 Tour. Although it was a great
racquet, I wasn't able to handle the weight. Then I found this racquet, which is just as good if not better than the
Yonex, not to mention lighter!! Groundstrokes are amazing with easy access to spin. You can even flatten it out easily.
Volleys are amazing, as well as the feel. I had more feel with this racquet. Earlier comments have said that serving was
the toughest thing to get the hang of, but not the case for me. I go more for spin, placement/accuracy serves more so
than power flat serves. Serving was amazing with this racquet. I haven't kicked or sliced this well EVER. As for the d30
thing, it feels like its the real thing. The racquet feels much stiffer when taking big cuts and more flexible when not.
Just a lot of control with this racquet.
Comments: Excellent. I made the transition to this racquet from my Flexpoint Radical Tours seamlessly.
Great power, control and accurate placement.
Comments: I demoed the Youtek and I personally thought it was rock solid no matter how hard the shots
I received were. I did have a some trouble generating the amount of pace as with my Wilson k-blade 98, I did however
notice that while my ball wasn't faster, my friends' racquets tended to torque a lot more than usual when receiving
shots from me. I found that I got some extra heaviness to my flat first serve and topspin or slice second serve. Volleys
were so easy with this racquet and had no trouble handling any shots at the net. Overall this racquet for me cut some
of my ball speed, but added some extra spin to my shots, however, the real value of this racquet is its comfort,
stability, and the real weight/heaviness it adds to the ball And seeing as I am a pretty flat hitter this did wonders for me
when playing against and controlling those heavy topspin shots.
Comments: Got my Pro on Fri and played 3 hours on Sat with a 4.5 friend. Feels awesome. Came from
Volkl Cat 8, was looking for a heavier racket with more counter hit ability and more stability at the net. Another option
was Volkl DNX 9, but I think I found what I need. Only surprise was that there is no 1/8 grip size available for the PRO.
Comments: Excellent racquet. Nicely weighted. More racquets should have a weight and balance around
the range of his frame - medium heavy static weight with more even balance. Incredibly versatile on all shots. Can
really do it all. Great plow through. Can handle hitting against moonballers or heavy hitters equally well. Can summon
spin easily. Great power. Great control. Great touch. Wicked on serves - wonderful control, power and spin. Feels easy
on the arm as well. Has all the benefits of a 12+ oz. control oriented players' frame but just light enough that the
racquet itself won't tire you out after swinging it over the course of several hours. Overall grade an A+.
Comments: I demoed a lot of racquets before I settled on this. I loved it as soon as I started using it.
Even though this has a lower static weight than my MGP Pro, I felt that the YT Rad Pro was able get great plow through
on my groundstrokes and has a little more pop than my MGP Pro (although that may be due a little to the string set up).
I hit with a lot of topspin and this racquet really enhances that aspect of my game. I get tons of spin on my hooks and
slices and am really able to drop the ball in on angles with the great topspin. I can play well with the YT Rad MP, but
don't get as much spin as I do with this racquet. Volleys were great and felt very solid.
At first serves were a little difficult, as I am used to a more headlight racquet (6-8 pts.), so I added some lead to the
handle to bring the balance to 4 pts and my serves are great. Flat serves have a lot of power and I get a wicked kick on
my second serves.
Comments: Great for heavy groundstrokes. Very open string pattern allows excessive topspin and easy
slices. Low static weight makes for good maneuverability and high swingweight makes for great plow through. Problem
is serving for both MG Rad Pro and Youtek Rad Pro but more so for this model. Tough to get pace and spin on serves.
Flat serves are okay but tough to generate penetrating slice or kick serves-they have great spin but lack heaviness.
Comments: My previous racquet was a Dunlop 300g. so in comparison, this swings more
heavy. It has VERY nice touch with volleys (feels very fulfilling) and very nice ground strokes. I don't know that the d3o
thing is placebo or not, but it felt stiffer when hitting hard groundstokes compared to nimble volleys. Need to also
adjust timing due to heavy swings. One thing to note, I think this racquet is a little unforgiving, if you cannot constantly
hit the sweet spot - thus for more advanced players.
Comments: I have switched to this racket from a Wilson n-code 95 18x16 modified with lead tape on the
hoop and in the throat. I find the radical very stable for its stock weight, and it has a great swing profile. I'm able to
plow through the ball with swinging confidence on both forehands and backhands. Plenty of access to spin when
necessary, and backhand slices are hit with plenty of ball bite. The racket is very comfortable, with just the right
amount of flex for me. I've not served too much with it yet, but early indications are solid and again with access to spin
when necessary. Overall, I'm very pleased with this stick!
Comments: I loved this racquet. It has it all: good weight/balance, comfort, spin friendly, power,
plushness, etc. A+
Comments: DISAPPOINTED! Compared to my Microgel Prestige Pro, this racquet didn�t�t have much
response, crispness or pop. It felt "sluggish" with - in my opinion - too much flex on off-center hits. Completely
different from the Microgel Radical Pro (which is a fantastic racquet) or the MPP I own (a much more solid and versatile
performer). I'll stick with my Microgels, which feel great compared to this mushy feeling stick. Who was this racquet
designed for and where does it fit in the Headline? I don't get it.
Comments: Had previously used the Liquid Metal version MP with good results but switched to Wilson K
Pro looking for a heavier racquet. However, I never felt quite comfortable and tried this new Radical version with great
results. Very solid and reliable on heavy hitting rallies. Impressed with being able to hit deep shots on the run in
defensive positions. Easy to serve with and strong at the net. Overall very comfortable racquet with good feel and great
Comments: This racket was ok. It didn't have much response, crispness or pop. It felt mute and like a
board. Completely different from the Microgel radical pro. I'll stick with my Microgels, which feel great compared to
this dead feeling stick.
Comments: The YT Rad Pro plays very solid. The plow through on groundstrokes is solid,
especially hitting a two-hand backhand. Volleys are INCREDIBLE!!! Don't know if the d30 really works or what but the
flex and feel of volleys is perfect for me. It feels a little underpowered on serves but makes up for the lack of power
with control on the serve. The balance is good even sans lead. The swingweight does not feel heavy, as the specs may
suggest. The frame is balanced well and plays stiff with just the right amount of flex.
Comments: I found the racquet to have a very solid in feel with good spin. I played the previous flexpoint
radical tour and find the YOUTEK a little softer feeling on touch shots but with the same solid feel and good access to
spin when you hit through the ball. Overall an improvement but still retains the radical playability and familiar feel. I
think it has a better proportion for a mid plus racquet. I like to hit with a lot of top spin but mix in softer slices and
drop shots and found the YOUTEK excellent for feel on the softer touch shots. If you like the radical series and the
extra weight of the PRO this is a winner. I do have some concern with the design of the string guard on the top of the
racquet in that it has little protection from having the strings hit if you contact the ground with the head of the racquet.
Comments: The second I started hitting with this racquet, it was absolutely amazing! Ground strokes
were absolutely solid, easy to produce spin, depth and power. Serves took awhile to get used too, but I would still rate
it above average. This racquet makes tennis sooo easy and effortless. Definitely getting a pair of these to replace my
Comments: Just got done hitting with YOUTEK Radical Pro for over an hour. Very precise racquet. The
ball goes where you want it to go. A lot of shots that I thought were going long just dropped in. Very good spin access
with a lot of pop. The sweetspot is smaller than MG Radical Pro. I have not hit my serve this well for a long time. Tried
the speed pro over the weekend and I much prefer this stick. I play 4-5 times a week about 2 hours each time.
Comments:I felt that the weight was too evenly distributed for my liking, but provided very good
groundstrokes and volleys. Serves were a bit more difficult for me. I recommend the speedpro over this racquet.
Comments: My friend got this racket and was using it around May, because he owns a store and got it
very early. When he let me try it I found there was exceptional feel and flex similar to the flex point, but I preferred the
Liquid Metal Extreme over it. This racket has a very long throat, which I found annoying and different.
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