It may be one of the lighter racquets in the Radical series, but the Head Graphene 360 Radical S sure packs a punch. Head updates the Radical line by adding Graphene material to the head at 3, 9 and 12 o'clock, while retaining it in the shaft for increased torsional stability and power. In addition, the Dynamic String Pattern is designed to provide the control of a tight string pattern with the spin and forgiveness of an open pattern. Although the playtesters on this review tend to gravitate toward heavier racquets, they all enjoyed the speed that the Radical S' lighter weight afforded. From both the baseline and the net, the Radical S impressed our testers with its maneuverability, power and spin potential. It also has a lower stiffness rating compared to the rest of the racquets in the Radical family, and our playtesters found more feel and comfort. The Radical S isn't flawless, though, and the 10.4-ounce strung weight had some limitations when our playtesters were hitting with more aggressive players. The team noted some instability, especially on returns and volleys. Overall, though, the Radical S is a gem in the Head lineup, and beginner to intermediate-level players will be pleased with its power and maneuverability in both singles and doubles play.
The RADICAL S comes with a bigger head and a lighter weight compared to the rest of the series, which makes it the perfect partner for ambitious club players who want to experience the RADICAL series' unique characteristics. Offering outstanding maneuverability and easy playability, the S features the Graphene 360 technology which provides greater stability and optimized energy transfer resulting in more power and consequently more ball speed. And the racquet's new asymmetric color-blocking design identity perfectly represents the silo's versatility.