Head YouTek Radical OS
Released August, 2009
The Pros:Large sweet spot. D3o smart metal composition, becomes more rigid under stress. 18/19 string pattern for greater ball control.
The Head YouTek Radical OS is an over-sized version of the YouTek Radical MP, the racquet used by tennis star Andy Murray and many others. The larger head of the OS means a larger sweet spot, while the same control of the MP has been maintained.
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The string pattern has changed from 18/20 in the MP to 18/19 in the OS which is not much of a difference, and still allows greater overall ball control and depth albeit with less power than 16/18 pattern designs. The reason for this is that there are more strings contacting the ball for more grip, also the strings give less when being struck which allows less variation and a more predictable and accurate response. The slightly smaller cousin to this is the YouTek Radical Lite, which has an open 16/18 string pattern for more power and spin, and has the same orange color design and HydroSorb grip. Head has rated this racquet as an S4 swing style, which translates to medium-full swing style for those that aren't familiar with the swing rating system. The Radical series is made from a 'smart metal' called d3o which adapts to the force of impact, owing to it's molecular structure which becomes more rigid under stress.
- Length: 27"
- Head Size: 107"
- Weight: 10.4 oz
- Balance: 1" Head Light
- Swing Speed: S4 (equivalent to medium-plus swing style)
- String Pattern: 18/19
- Flex: Firm
- Grip: HydroSorb
- Power Level: Low-Medium
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d3o smart metal composition, becomes more rigid under stress
18/19 string pattern for greater ball control
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