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Head Radical Pro

8.3

Based on 4 Expert Reviews

Best Suited For
Intermediate right-side players seeking versatility and a comfortable touch.
Pros
  • Great in the defense
  • Comfortable touch
  • Versatility
Cons
  • Not great in the aggressive game
  • No roughness
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Scorecard

Power
The amount of force imprinted on a ball from the racket
7.3
Control
The amount of precision in placement that a padel racket allows a player to exert on a ball.

9.0
Sweet spot
The zone of the racket face where the highest percent of force is applied to the ball.

9.0
Maneuverability
How easy a racket is to maneuver. Inversely correlated to racket weight and balance.

8.0
Soft
Touch refers to the hardness or softness of the racket.

Hard
Smooth
The application of a rough surface on a padel racket's face in order to assist the player in generating spin on their shots.

Rough

Specifications

Suggested Price

€280

Weight (g)
370
Shape
Teardrop
Surface
3K Carbon fiber
Core
Soft EVA
Released
2024

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Score
Overall
8.3
Power
7.3
Control
9.0
Sweet Spot
9.0
Maneuverability
8.0
Overall
7.9
Power
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Overall
8.1
Power
8.0
Control
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Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
8.3
Overall
8.1
Power
8.3
Control
8.0
Sweet Spot
8.0
Maneuverability
8.6

How Does the Head Radical Pro perform?

Head's newly launched Radical line all have the teardrop shape (which might be called a diamond by other brands) and a soft EVA, "Control Foam."
The Pro is the hardest, heaviest version of the line, which has a 3k carbon fiber surface, a designed weight of 370g, and a designed balance of 26cm. 
The other models are in the line and stick to Head's conventional syntax: the Radical Pro is the medium hardness, heavy version; the Radical Motion is the medium hardness, light-weight (355g) version; and the Radical Elite is the soft, mid-weight version.
The Radical line's carbon fiber surface is also composed with graphene, a derivative of graphite - a naturally occurring carbon crystal. Head has manufactured its tennis rackets with graphene since 2013. They claim it reduces racket deformation upon impact. 
The line has the same soft butt cap of Head's 2023 Speed line with a long 13 cm handle, which all of our reviewers deeply appreciated. 
On the court, the soft touch of the Control Foam results in a comfortable game. The racket does not feel rigid or particularly powerful. But what it lacks in aggression it makes up for in forgiveness. Our reviewers loved it in the defense, which is why many recommend it for right-side players. 
It's softness also lends itself to a forgiveness that both increases the size of the sweet spot and allows for a relatively high ball output, or an easy passing of the ball.
Of course, note that your actual playing conditions may vary based on temperature, humidity, and elevation.
Due to its forgiveness, we recommend this racket for players seeking a comfortable racket that will help in the defense. 
And for players who will appreciate the long, comfortable handle and who look for the stability that a slightly heavier racket will provide. 
And lastly for players who do not rely on flat smashes and who like the feeling of "grabbing" the ball during viboras that a softer racket can provide. 

Our test of the Head Radical Pro

Expert Reviews of the Head Radical Pro

8.5
Padel Lovers

Yes, it's a racket designed for control, but when you push it, it doesn't hold back. This model has a 26.3 cm balance and weighs 367g. The sweet spot is enormous. Easy lobs. Great maneuverability.

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8.8
Padelzoom

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8.0
Probando Palas

Designed for control with it's "Control Foam", which is softer than the "Power Foam" of the Extreme line. Medium hardness, very comfortable. 368g with 26.1cm no protector. 13cm handle.

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7.8
Padel Review

I'm not crazy about this racket, but it's good for right side players who like to labor the point. 3K carbon face, control foam, soft butt cap like the Head Speed series. Smooth face. 370g with (10g+/-) 26.2cm balance.

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Radical Pro

Intermediate right-side players seeking versatility and a comfortable touch.
8.3

rating based on 4 expert reviews

Hardness
Medium
Core
Soft EVA
Shape
Teardrop
Release Year
January 1, 2024
Surface
3K Carbon fiber
MSRP
280