The Head Youtek Graphene Radical Mid Plus is the most maneuverable control racquets in the new Graphene family. With the use of Graphene - the world's lightest and strongest material, the Radical MP allows for an optimal redistribution of weight from tip to grip, producing increased swingweight without sacrificing maneuverability, for more penetrating shots. New dynamic 16x19 string pattern for improved control and more spin friendly pattern for topspin players. Tapered 20/23/21mm beam, 11.0 oz. strung weight, 98 square inch head, standard 27 inch length for a more forgiving feel than many of Head's other players frames, but without sacrificing control and feel. This combination of specifications adds up to a nicely controlled frame for advanced players with established strokes. This mid plus frame is the most versatile racquet in the Graphene Radical series providing the perfect combination of power and control. Graphene Radical MP can be equipped with a pro-player grommet cap for increased power and a unique feel. Available for purchase below.
For Optimal String Performance Head Recommends:
Durability:Head Hawk Touch
Playability:Head Velocity MLT
Note: Head does not include a cover with this racquet.
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Now I have had this racquet for over six months and I made many adjustments at the net but I am not very happy the way it handles it. Overall, the handling of this racquet at the net is below average. If you are strictly a baseline player then this racquet is good, otherwise, I will not recommend it. I just switched to Babolat Aero Pro Drive, and what a difference...handling is fantastic at the net, as well as the amount of top spin you can generate is unbelievable.
4 StarsLike the weight
Houman from CA wrote (March 13, 2014):
I have had this racket for couple of weeks now and had put on a lot of play time. The weight is one of the reasons I bought this racket. I was playing with heavier Head Instinct MP but that was taxing my arms too much. For being such a light racket the overall handling is fairly good at the baseline. Since this is a light racket, you will need to be aggressive and take faster swings to generate more power and speed. The handling at the net is not as good as my heavier racket, and I am making adjustments to fix this issue. Overall, I am very happy with this racket and like the Graphene technology. I demo'ed this racket along with two other Head rackets before buying it.
4 StarsNice racquet
Petar Matejic from NV wrote (November 28, 2013):
gives good control a little better than the original radical.