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Head Radical 2021 Reveal

by TN

The HEAD Radical 2021 is revealed and it’s pretty orange. Pretty? Well, orange. Not as hot as the prototype, but…

Readers of Tennisnerd know that I enjoyed both the visual and the playability aspect of the HEAD Radical 2021 prototypes. The new Radical design was revealed today to be a lot more orange than the prototype. Many of us knew the design already, but for you who haven’t seen it, I am keen to hear what you think.

My guess is that it is one of those paint jobs that look better in person. And it does fit with the overall design theme of the HEAD lines. Still, I think some people will be disappointed that it’s not as classy as the prototype – but on the other hand, it’s a RADICAL, right? 🙂

Specs and looks

Below are the specs of the new HEAD Radical MP and Pro, which I both tested in my prototype review.

My hitting partners were all enamored with the new Radicals. One has made the switch and two are thinking about it. It’s clearly one of the most impactful racquets I’ve put in the hands of people I play tennis with, so that is a good sign. The “cool” design of the prototype was always one of the talking points. But, HEAD could not make the Radical stand out too much from the design theme and incorporated an orange hoop. Too extreme? Some people will surely think so? Does it stand out? Yes sir!

Did HEAD go too far with the new Radical or did they make it just right? In terms of feel and playability, I think the Radical will be an easy choice for many intermediate to advanced players. But some are more visually sensitive than others and then the orange might be an issue. I am keen to hear what you think in the comments below.

 

 

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4 comments

Greg December 5, 2020 - 2:34 pm

It’s the same racket as last years Radical. Just new cosmetics and a new space age magical material. Then bump up the price twenty dollars. Why dont they actually change specs. Example you have gravity line with only college age player rackets or 65 year old 3.5 player specs. Why not make a gravity or radical line for a 50 ye old player. Same with yonex and Wilson. Why not incorporate Clash technologies into Blade frames ?
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Bryan Shepherd December 6, 2020 - 1:52 am

????? was fortunate to get the PROTOTYPE and Loved it !!!! Anxiously awaiting 1/21 !!!! Would love CUSTOM one with BLUE and ORANGE !!!!

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pedro December 8, 2020 - 7:36 am

Interested in the racquets but I just think organge is an awful colour. It looks like a child’s toy, or safety equipment.

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Paulo December 8, 2020 - 4:30 pm

The racquet lines of the head have all become bichromatic, especially the radical, which has always been known by the term “Radical”. The racket is great, but in a universe with so many competing brands, the consumer’s choice takes into account the beauty of the racket and the Head Radical is definitely not the most beautifulI understand that the brands seek to profit more and more and for that they simplify the painting of the rackets, however, there are many manufacturers that still do a beautiful painting job, like Yonex, so, the question is more in the choice of the brand for the product .

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