Category Archives: Racquet – Old
Older racquet information
It is fun to have these fairly rare racquets to work on and get back into playing condition! We will report on each of them as we go through the setup procedure, and note any differences that we find.
We will try to compare some of the specifications to current or “recently current” racquets to see how far we have come…or not!
A few things stand out right away:
- The racquet is nearly 28 inches long (71.1cm)
- The racquet is very flexible in (RDC48) and out (285.7) of plane
- The racquet has a straight thin (21mm) beam
- The racquet is (was) made in Austria
|Head Radical Tour OS - Austria|
|Racquet Model||Head Radical Tour OS - Austria|
|Reference Tension||58 lbs - 26.3 k|
|Machine Used||TT Professional|
|Racquet Flex, RDC||48 - After stringing|
|Racquet Flex, FlexFour||44|
|Head Area, cm2||695.9|
|Head Area, Sq. Inch||107.9|
|Beam Width, mm, Shaft, Center, Tip||21, 21, 21|
|In Plane Stiffness, Pounds/In||285.7 Lbs/In.|
|In Plane Stiffness, Kg/cm||51.1 Kg/cm|
|Number of Main Strings||18|
|Number of Cross Strings||19|
|Main String Grid||7.81|
|Cross String Grid||10.12|
|Density (% of head filled with string)||.733|
|Average Cross String Space||.533|
|Average Main String Space||.434|
|Dynamic Tension, Kp, ERT||37|
|Dynamic Tension, Lbs/in||206.94|
|First Moment, Nm||.894|
|Swing Weight, Kg/cm2||369|
|Swing Weight, Ounces||13.03|
|Swing Weight Calculated||381|
|Head Points||8.35 (negative = head heavy)|
|Head Weight, %||46.3%|
|Center of Percussion||22.0|
|Dwell Time, ms, No Swing||7.96|
|Effective Stiffness - lbs||27.4|
|K, Lb/In (SBS) RDC||205.13|
Just like an animal that is near extinction you hardly ever see one, but three at the same time is unheard of!
Of course, we are not talking about animals here but the rarity still applies to these racquets!
Most players have heard of this racquet but many probably have never seen one!
Three (3) of them came into the World Headquarters today for some TLC.
The bottom one is brand new with the protective sleeve still intact! So intact that it was nearly impossible to get it off, except in little tiny pieces.
However, the top one was well used, including the overgrip!
All of these racquets are getting new grip pallets so it is not an issue!
I will add more pictures as the work progresses on these rare racquets!
Every once in a while Racquet Quest decides to do a little house cleaning and that means opening boxes that have not been open for a long time!
And surprise! We find a lot of really interesting and exciting tennis racquets! Most of these have been on the Racquet Museum site but now it is time for them to find a new place to hang out!
Most of these racquets are new! Many have been strung for evaluation purposes but have not been played with! All of the racquets will be fitted with a new grip. All the racquets will come with the string that is now in the racquet, unless new stringing is requested. All racquets are sold “as is”. Most of them are new, but the string may be several years old. There will not be any “junk” offered, just good racquets!
|Racquet Brand||Model||Head Size||Grip Size||String||Condition||Price|
|Weed||125 Tour EXT||125||3||Weed Synthetic Gut||New||50.00|
|Weed||135 Open Tour||135||3||ALU Power Rough||New||50.00|
|Weed||125 X-One 25||125||3||Weed Synthetic Gut||New||50.00|
|Prince||Tour 100 18x20||100||3||None||New||150.00|
|Prince||EXO Warrior 100||100||2||Prince Premier Attack||New||150.00|
|Prince||EXO Red 105||105||3||Prince Premier LT||New||125.00
|Prince||EXO Blue||110||3||Prince Premier LT||New||125.00|
|Prince||EXO Rebel Team 98||98||3||Prince Premier/Beast Hybrid||New||150.00|
|Prince||EXO Rebel 98||98||3||Prince Premier/Beast Hybrid||New||200.00|
|Prince||EXO Rebel 95||95||3||Prince Beast||New||200.00|
|Head||Speed LTD Edition XT||100||4||None||New||100.00|
|Head||Instinct MP XT||100||2||None||New||100.00
|Head||Graphene Instinct PWR||115||3||PPS 17||New||150.00|
|Head||Graphene Touch Radical PWR||110||3||FXP 16||New||150.00|
|Dunlop||AeroGel Smoke||100||5||Silk 17||New||100.00|
|Dunlop||M-Fil 3 Hundred||98||5||None||New||150.00|
You may not know it but you have been waiting for these!
Head continues with thier anniversary edition parade! It seems twenty-five years is a good time to re-introduce the racquet(s) that made history then!
The Head Radical 107 OS is a remake of the Andre Agassi racquet that is true to the characteristics of the era! Great weight, perfect flex, workable swingweight, a 18×19 string pattern, a 107 square inch head, and minimal graphics! This may be the purest example of a remake I have ever seen. It even comes with the rubber band vibration dampers Andre used!
The Head Radical 98 MP is the newer racquet geometry and 98 head size. The graphics reach back twenty-five years for the colors but the design is definately contemporary. Plus, this racquet accepts the Head Pro Player Cap System grommet set. Yes, that means you can turn this Radical into a “beast” just like the previous versions!
I will be posting all the specifications of both of these as soon as possible but they are in the shop so please come by and take a look, and feel, for yourself. These are limited edition racquets.