By on December 07, 2009
Head considers all the Radicals, even the oversize version, to be player’s frames. Still, some high-level competitors need their sticks to weigh in that 12 ounce neighborhood, which is where the Radical Pro resides. It’s more than a half ounce heavier than the mid-plus which gives it a bit more stability for those who hit, and receive, serious power shots. The Radical Pro also has an open string pattern which should appeal to free-swinging baseliners who like to put a lot of work on the ball. The head size is slightly bigger than the mid-plus as well, giving it a decent, but not overwhelmingly large sweet spot. The nice heft coupled with the head-light balance helped the racquet’s performance at net, but playtesters were more enamored with the controllable power and ample spin they could put on their ground strokes. Putting pace on serves wasn’t a problem, but accuracy could have been better.
The Radical Pro is heavier than the Midplus model and has an open string pattern to give aggressive swingers added pop and spin.