Head Graphene 360+ Radical MP v21
Well, this is one way to get 2021 of to a great start! This eye popping Radical will certainly add excitement to your life!
This is truly orange with capitol O! You simply need to see this racquet to really appreciate the color.
But, color aside, this racquet continues the Radical silo of aggressive racquets for the aggressive player, or those that want to be!
This review is the MP which has been one of the most popular models over the years and I am happy to say they have not messed it up as is so often the case when introducing new products! This is a real Radical racquet!
A couple of things really stand out. First the string pattern is more dense in the center of the racquet by a small amount which allows for a more open pattern at the periphery for more comfort.
The top eight (8) grommets are on a separate insert and they are “straight” instead of radial.
The addition of “sound grommets” is intended to enhance power via greater string movement. and optimize sound and vibrations.
And the “in plane” stiffness is a little lower meaning the string bed stiffness may be slightly less at the same reference tension, also contributing to comfort.
If you are looking for a high performance tennis racquet that has room for some weight as you require it, this is the one. If you already need more weight that will be the Radical Pro that will be reviewed next.
|Racquet Model||Head Graphene 360+ Radical MP V21|
|Reference Tension||55 lbs - 24.9 k|
|String: Main/Cross||Victrex 7718|
|Machine Used||TT Professional|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||63 - After stringing|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||50|
|Head Area, cm2||624.7|
|Head Area, Sq. Inch||96.8|
|Beam Width, mm, Shaft, Center, Tip||20, 23, 21|
|In Plane Stiffness, Pounds/In||382.2 Lbs/In.|
|In Plane Stiffness, Kg/cm||68.3 Kg/cm
|Number of Main Strings||16|
|Number of Cross Strings||19|
|Main String Grid||7.13|
|Cross String Grid||9.31|
|Density (% of head filled with string)||.677|
|Average Cross String Space||.484|
|Average Main String Space||.445|
|Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT||35|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||195.8|
|First Moment, Nm||.803|
|Swing Weight, Kg/cm2||313|
|Swing Weight, Ounces||11.04|
|Swing Weight Calculated||343|
|Head Points||3.94 (negative = head heavy)|
|Head Weight, %||48.2%|
|Center of Percussion||20.9|
|Dwell Time, ms, No Swing||8.58|
|Effective Stiffness - lbs||29.4|
|K, Lb/In (SBS) RDC||176.28|
Posted on January 22, 2021, in 360+, Demo, elbow, Full Custom Racquets, head, Inspiration, Juniors, Kinesiology, Patterns, PEEK, Racquet Demo, Racquets - New, Radical S, String, String Patterns, Technology, True Tension, Weight. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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