The Radical Team, the most forgiving of the Radical series of racquets, has been updated with state-of-the-art Auxetic technology to improve impact feel and playability for players looking for easier power and playability - perfect for an ambitious all-court club player, rising intermediate or adept beginner. Players of the previous generation's Radical S (2021) will find the same general specs in this racquet.
The headsize at 102 square inches, being slightly larger than average, enhances the overall comfort with a larger sweet spot plus an increase in the "trampoline effect" that results in additional power potential. Coupled with the headsize, the open string pattern has a lively feel with easier access to spin. The racquet's weight at 9.9 ounces (unstrung) is slightly on the lighter side of average which will provide players with a blend of stability and manoeuvrability while enhancing swing speed to generate power and spin as well as enabling easier manoeuvrability for improved volleys and net play. It's head-light balance enhances the maneuverability for easier access to spin, volleys and fast serves.
On the technology side, HEAD brings Auxetic technology to the Radical line. Head's Auxetic is an adaptive technology that optimizes ball feedback depending on where the ball is hit on the stringbed. The Graphene technology is being used to strengthen the frame for enhanced stability and power. The other technologies listed in the "technology" section further optimize what makes the Radical series a great racquet for all-court players.
The Radical Team should appeal to a wide variety of players looking for a racquet to give them a blend of power, control and spin; great for players wanting an all-court racquet that doesn't weigh them down over the course of an entire match.
- Head Size: 102 sq. inches / 660 sq. cm
- Length: 27 inches / 66 cm
- Weight: 9.9 oz / 280 g unstrung
- Balance: 8 pts HL / 320 mm unstrung
- Swingweight: 306
- Beam width: 22mm / 25mm / 23mm
- Flex: 63
- Tension Range: 48-57 lbs / 22-26 kg
- String Pattern: 16/19
- Style #: 235123
Auxetic constructions show a unique deformation compared to non-Auxetic constructions. Due to their internal properties, Auxetic constructions widen when a “pull” force is applied and contract when squeezed. The bigger the applied force, the bigger the Auxetic reaction.
Strategically positioned in most of HEAD's racquets, Graphene strengthens the frame, provides greater stability and optimises energy transfer from racquet to ball.
Sound grommets provide enhanced power via greater string movement and optimize sound and vibrations.
A more dense 16/19 string pattern provides the perfect mix of control and power.
The variable beam cross-section perfectly balances the power, control and spin of the racquet.
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Adult Racquets Sizing Information
To determine your grip size without using a racquet, measure from the tip of your ring finger to the major fold crease in your palm. Write down the distance to the nearest 8th of an inch. This is your standard grip size.
If you fall somewhere between the measurements, it is recommended to choose the smaller grip size as you can always build the grip size up using an overgrip (for a slight increase) or a grip build-up sleeve (for a half or full size increase). The grip measurements above factor in the pre-installed factory grip.
For more information, please read our article: How To Select Your Grip Size
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