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New Head Graphene 360 Radical! Here Now!

The new Head Graphene 360 Radical has arrived and I have already chosen the one for me!

The four (4) racquets in this series cover every possible player style and the new graphics package will appeal to most players.  This is a win-win Radical Series!

Head Graphene 360 Radical Series

Just in case you are wondering which one I have chosen it is the Radical S!   Why?  I handle a lot of racquets each day and this racquet just “feels” good when I pick it up!  Plus the 102 square inch head size fits me fine.

This series is the most impressive Radical Series I have seen in a few years.

You can read the reviews of each of these racquets on this site but you really should come by and take a look and “feel” for yourself.

My setup is going to be this racquet strung with PEEK at 52 pounds.  I am going to increase the weight to 315 grams and the swing weight to 315 kg/cm² as well.

I am anxious to start playing again and this is just the racquet to motivate me!   Motivate yourself, too!  Get one!

This is a comparison sheet of the four (4) models so you can get some idea as to which racquet may suit you!

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Head Graphene 360 Radical Series Strung

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The Rebel Backpack and Radical 6 Racquet Combi add to the excitment of the new Radical racquets!  Complete the package with these bags!

Head Graphene 360 Radical PWR

Head Graphene 360 Radical Series

As you would expect “PWR” means power! With a calculated power factor of 2294.7 that is true! You can see by the picture above that the PWR has a slightly larger head size (109.9 square inch) and a reasonable beam of 26/25/23 which contributes to a racquet stiffness of 65.

Head Graphene 360 Radical PWR

Head PWR 14 x 19 String Pattern

Unique to the PWR series of Head racquets this racquet can be either a 16 x 19 or 14 x 19 string pattern by replacing the top grommets with the included grommet set.

This format creates a “fan pattern” that makes the upper portion of the string bed very “open”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a picture of last yesrs model. Whichever pattern you choose you will be presented with plenty of power…PWR!

 

 

 

 

ManufacturerHead
Racquet ModelGraphene 360 Radical PWR
Reference Tension60 lbs - 30.6 kg
String
Head Velocity MLT 17 Pink
Machine UsedTrue Tension Professional
Static
ASPS, RDC52
ASPS, FlexFour59
Racquet Flex, RDC65 - After stringing
Racquet Flex, FlexFour42
Racquet - In Plane Stiffness310.9 lbs/Inch
Weight, Grams284
Weight, Ounces10.02
Balance, mm350
Balance, Inch13.78
Length, Cm69.5
Length, Inch27.362
Head Width9.99
Head Length14.00
Head Area, cm2708.8
Head Area, Sq. Inch109.9
Number of Main Strings16
Number of Cross Strings19
Ratio Cross/Mains.601
Main String Grid8.20
Cross String Grid10.90
Density (% of head filled with string).814
Average Cross String Space.574
Average Main String Space.513
Dynamic
Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT34
Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in190.16
First Moment, Nm.780
Polar Moment328
Torsional Stability16
Swing Weight, Kg/cm2312
Swing Weight, Ounces11.01
Swing Weight Calculated347.9
Power, RDC51
Control, RDC51
Manueverability, RDC79
Power, Calculated 2294.7
Head Points-0.79 (negative is head heavy)

Head Weight, %50.4%
Center of Percussion21.2
Dwell Time, ms8.82 Ms - No Swing
Efective Stiffness - lbs28.9
K, Lb/In166.67
Recoil Weight136.76
Twist Weight211.39
End Weight 96.7
Tip Weight 187.8
9 O'Clock93.6
3 O'Clock98.1
Butt Cap92.5

Head Graphene 360 Radical S

Head Graphene 360 Radical Series

As you can see by the picture above the Graphene 360 Radical S looks a lot like the others in this series, however, the “S” stands for “special”. Why? Because the “S” combines the most popular specifications from full blown players racquets and brings them to the masses! In fact, according to Head, this is the best selling Radical!

Head Graphene 360 Radical S

The 102 square inch head and stiffness of 59 are fitted into a thinner beam (22/25/23) to create a very user friendly combination.

Take a look at the specs below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ManufacturerHead
Racquet ModelGraphene 360 Radical S
Reference Tension58 lbs - 26.3 kg
String
Head Velocity MLT 17 Yellow
Machine UsedTrue Tension Professional
Static
ASPS, RDC55
ASPS, FlexFour61
Racquet Flex, RDC59 - After stringing
Racquet Flex, FlexFour40
Racquet - In Plane Stiffness361.4 lbs/Inch
Weight, Grams302
Weight, Ounces10.65
Balance, mm329
Balance, Inch12.95
Length, Cm68.5
Length, Inch26.968
Head Width9.79
Head Length13.28
Head Area, cm2658.6
Head Area, Sq. Inch102.1
Number of Main Strings16
Number of Cross Strings19
Ratio Cross/Mains.621
Main String Grid7.50
Cross String Grid10.00
Density (% of head filled with string).735
Average Cross String Space.526
Average Main String Space.469
Dynamic
Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT35
Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in195.76
First Moment, Nm.767
Polar Moment319
Torsional Stability15
Swing Weight, Kg/cm2304
Swing Weight, Ounces10.72
Swing Weight Calculated326.9
Power, RDC41
Control, RDC61
Manueverability, RDC84
Power, Calculated 1831.1
Head Points4.09
Head Weight, %48.1%
Center of Percussion21.2
Dwell Time, ms8.58 Ms - No Swing
Efective Stiffness - lbs28.5
K, Lb/In176.28
Recoil Weight147.83
Twist Weight216.37
End Weight 119.9
Tip Weight 182.2
9 O'Clock94.0
3 O'Clock91.8
Butt Cap115.8

Head Graphene 360 Radical MP

Head Graphene 360 Radical Series

The Head Graphene 360 MP follows the long line of MP’s that have established the benchmark for what this racquet means in terms of performance. The slightly lower weight and nearly idnetical swing weight as the Pro makes this a racquet that any one asking for performance can use, and if a little more “juice” is required it can be added!

The grip shape has been modified a little to make it more “round” as opposed to the “rectangular” shape and this change may appeal to more users, frankly.

You can see all of the specs below but the stiffness and thin beam (20/23/21) place this squarely in the “player” category. It is no secret that this racquet can be used successfully by intermediate to advanced players.

Head Graphene 360 Radical MP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ManufacturerHead
Racquet ModelGraphene 360 MP -(Midplus)
Reference Tension55 lbs - 24.9 kg
String
Head Velocity MLT 17 Natural
Machine UsedTrue Tension Professional
Static
ASPS, RDC48
ASPS, FlexFour62
Racquet Flex, RDC65 - After stringing
Racquet Flex, FlexFour44
Racquet - In Plane Stiffness441.2 lbs/Inch
Weight, Grams315
Weight, Ounces11.11
Balance, mm327
Balance, Inch12.87
Length, Cm68.5
Length, Inch26.968
Head Width9.59
Head Length12.96
Head Area, cm2629.6
Head Area, Sq. Inch97.6
Number of Main Strings16
Number of Cross Strings19
Ratio Cross/Mains.623
Main String Grid7.50
Cross String Grid9.40
Density (% of head filled with string).722
Average Cross String Space.495
Average Main String Space.469
Dynamic
Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT34
Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in190.16
First Moment, Nm.794
Polar Moment336
Torsional Stability15
Swing Weight, Kg/cm2321
Swing Weight, Ounces11.32
Swing Weight Calculated336.8
Power, RDC54
Control, RDC44
Manueverability, RDC73
Power, Calculated 2036.1
Head Points4.88
Head Weight, %47.7%
Center of Percussion21.6
Dwell Time, ms9.18 Ms - No Swing
Efective Stiffness - lbs27.6
K, Lb/In153.85
Recoil Weight160.96
Twist Weight217.15
End Weight 126.7
Tip Weight 190.7
9 O'Clock97.1
3 O'Clock95.8
Butt Cap122.3

Wilson Clash Tour

If you read the Wilson Clash 100 review there is not much to say about the Wilson Clash Tour in terms of graphics because it is exactly the same!

So we can go directly to the differences between the two models. The Tour does have the “word” tour on the racquet but little else in terms of racquet specifications and that is by design.

Wilson Clash Tour

Typically a racquet will have some little tiny descriptions such as weight, head size, string pattern, etc. but these racquets have none of that. Wilson, with this racquet, wants the player to make all the decisions based on “feel, control, and power” and not be influenced by descriptors. As you might expect this model is a little heavier overall and in swing weight thus the “Tour” designation.

Our Wilson Clash and Clash Tour demo racquets are strung with Luxilon Natural Gut as the main string and Wilson Sensation Plus as the cross string. This combination should maximize the performance of the racquet.

Before we get to the specifications of the Tour model there is another slightly unusual design feature. The grip pallet is not molded onto the frame but is formed by the carbon fiber. This manufacturing technique does not allow for easy (seriously not easy) grip size and shape customization so be certain you get the grip size you need.

Take a look at the following data to see if you think this new concept is worth a try. Based on the feedback we are getting I would say yes, definatley!

ManufacturerWilson
Racquet ModelClash Tour
Reference Tension58 lbs - 26.3 kg
String
Luxilon 125 Gut =M
Wilson Sensation Plus =X
Machine UsedTrue Tension Professional
Static
ASPS, RDC51
ASPS, FlexFour63
Racquet Flex, RDC47 - After stringing
Racquet Flex, FlexFour25
Racquet - In Plane Stiffness317 lbs/Inch
Weight, Grams328
Weight, Ounces11.57


Balance, mm318
Balance, Inch12.52
Length, Cm68.5
Length, Inch27.0
Head Width9.91
Head Length12.89
Head Area, cm2647.3
Head Area, Sq. Inch100.3
Number of Main Strings16
Number of Cross Strings19
Ratio Cross/Mains.647
Main String Grid7.68
Cross String Grid10.44
Density (% of head filled with string).799
Average Cross String Space.549
Average Main String Space.480
Dynamic
Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT35
Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in195.76
First Moment, Nm.822
Polar Moment348
Torsional Stability15
Swing Weight, Kg/cm2329
Swing Weight, Ounces11.6
Swing Weight Calculated341.8
Power, RDC39
Control, RDC64
Manueverability, RDC65
Power, Calculated 1586.1
Head Points7.87
Head Weight, %46.4
Center of Percussion21.7
Dwell Time, ms8.91
Efective Stiffness - lbs24.5
K, Lb/In163.46
Recoil Weight174.7
Twist Weight247.8
End Weight 141.6
Tip Weight 195.0
9 O'Clock99.1
3 O'Clock96.9
Butt Cap140.2
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