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Head Graphene Touch Radical (Paola) 160 Racquetball Racquet (221138)
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    Purchase Head Graphene Touch Radical (Paola) 160 Racquetball Racquet (221138)
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      Head Graphene Touch Radical (Paola) 160 Racquetball Racquet (221138)

    • Price: $229.95

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    Weight: 160g (unstrung)

    Factory String: Megablast 17g

    Strung Surface 106 sq in

    Factory Grip: Hydrosorb Black

    Balance: Head Light

    Frame Shape: Modified Teardrop

    The lightest racquet in HEAD's 2018-2019 Radical Series featuring PWRail, Graphene Touch, and AFP Technologies. At just 160 grams, this racquet is designed for players with fast swing speeds that demand ultimate performance on every shot. Incredible power and maximum maneuverability is the backbone of the Radical Series. Also available in a great Paola Longoria cosmetic.

    Head is back with its 3rd year of the Graphene Radical series which still continues to the choice of most Head players and a large % of racquetball players in general.  This year's focus is on POWER…POWER…AND MORE POWER and it'’'s official name is the Graphene Touch Radical Series!  Head engineers have developed a major breakthrough in high performance racquet design.  PowerRAILS Technology is an all new advanced beam cross section in the throat area of the racquet.  PowerRAILS dramatically increases torsional stiffness delivering unprecedented power with stunning pintpoint control. 

    Once again you will have your choice of 160, 170 or 180 gram weights.  The 160 gram weight is designed for the player with the fast swing speed or the younger player and the 170 and 180 are for the slightly older player or a player that could use some extra weight to help get the racquet around.

    Graphene Touch:

    • HEAD Engineers have modified the Graphene layup in order to improve shock absorption upon impact by adding their new Kraibon technology
    • This delivers unparalleled comfort without compromising the power level of Graphene
    • This has a whole creates the perfect combination of power and comfort

    Adaptive Fan Pattern (AFP):

    AFP technology allows you to customize your string pattern to maximize your particular game style. With Head’s new bumper system technology you are able to choose between 16/16 (traditional & factory strung) or 12/16 (modified fan pattern) each time you string.

    • 16/16 Traditional String Pattern - Designed for players with faster swing speeds that need maximum power while increasing precision and string durability
    • 12/16 Modified String Pattern - Designed for players with all swing speeds looking to maximize power. This modified fan pattern keeps the center ten mains the same as the 16/16 pattern but eliminates four of the outer main strings. This maintains the dense pattern in the sweet spot area while still lowering swing weight and increasing string deflection delivering incredible power and soft feel on every shot.

    Please note... If you choose the 12/16 option and don't select a string upgrade ($22-$25) you will get the factory 16/16 option.

    These are available in the smaller 3 5/8 grip size only.

    If you're unsure about your model or weight...try our DEMO Program.

    A racquet cover IS NOT provided by the manufacturer with this racquet. You have the option to add a cover for $10 if you would like.

    RacquetWorld General Notes

    RacquetWorld recommends changing the grip to a Python (Our favorite), which will be $11.00 installed, for the added traction to prevent slippage.  The Racquetworld Grommet Tape upgrade ($1) can save you $$ in the long run as sometimes strings break from the grommet being worn down.For those who don't know what the grommet is, it's the plastic piece at the top of the racquet that the strings go through.When you hit the wall and floor this gets worn down.

    The Python Atlas string upgrade is recommended because factory string is less playable/durable than the Python Atlas string we suggest. At the time of purchase, the Python Atlas restring upgrade is $22.00.  It's normally $36 if you mailed the racquet to us later so you save $14 if you choose the upgrade right away. Another string we highly recommend is the Python Atlas Deluxe restring upgrade ($25.00), and it’s a little softer than the original Atlas for those players that prefer a softer string with incredible playability/durability.

    If you choose a vibration dampener go with the Python Vibration Dampner (Our favorite), Head Megasorb, Gamma Worm or the BBB (Big Bad Band).

    The wristlacer black is the default wrist tether that comes on your racquet at no charge.If you want to change colors, a small fee of $2.95 will be added for switching.

    A question we get everyday is "What is Grommet Tape?"It's a piece of tape that goes over the head (bumper) of your racquet. Sometimes you need a restring because of a broken bumper.For an extra buck to add this, it could save you $25-40!!

    We get follow up calls/emails everyday thanking us for the upgrades as they really help bring out the performance of the racquet. 

    Racquet Covers - Choose one for $10 (RacquetWorld Cover is Only $8.00)

    A full racquet cover is NOT provided by the manufacturer with this racquet. You have the option of adding a full cover for $8-10 if you would like. If you want the best cover on the market buy the Racquetworld Cover. It is oversized, has a full outside pocket, a handle strap and a large shoulder strap as well as a ventilated pocket to let your grip breathe and best of all its $2 less than the others because we want to help you by supporting our company! The charge will only be $8.00 when added to the cart for this choice instead of $10.00 like the other covers.

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    Exclusive RacquetWorld Racquet Ratings

    Ratings and comparisons for all racquets can be found in RacquetWolrd Exclusive Racquet Ratings

    Racquetworld's Durability Rating:  94.00 

    Racquetworld's Power Rating: Age 24-  97.60  Age 35  95.92  Age 45+  94.90 

    Racquetworld's Control Rating #1 (Front Court):  98.96 

    Control 1 (Front Court) represents how the racquet handles upfront in the court. We are basically looking at how certain components stacked together to produce good (or bad) racquet maneuverability. To figure this out we look at the weight, balance point, and shape of the frame. We throw all this info into Pat's brain along with a couple hours of hit testing and out pops the rating. This value is useful especially for doubles players who find themselves covering the upfront court a lot. It is also good to know if you are a good server and find yourself quickly putting away returns off your serve without leaving front middle court.

    Racquetworld's Control Rating #2 (Back Court):  96.93 

    Control 2 (Back Court) represents the traditional control rating when taking a full shot from mid to back court. Our goal with control is to redirect the Force of the ball. We again focus on weight, balance point, shape, string pattern and tension, frame stiffness and on court experience.

    Racquetworld's Overall Rating: Age 24-   97.13   Age 35  96.54   Age 45+  96.03 

    Technology - Manufacturers Features:

    RacquetWorld Head Racquetball Racquet Technology Section - Head Technology Section

    • PWRAIL - Power Rail
    • Graphene Touch
    • AFP - Adaptive Fan Pattern
    • IGS2
    • Power Channels
    • Power Stabilizer

    Head 2017-2018 Technologies

    PWRAIL - High Performance Beam - New for 2018 - 2019

    THE NEW RADICAL'S ARE THE MOST POWERFUL EVER FEATURING POWERRAIL TECHNOLOGY

    HEAD engineers have developed a major breakthrough in high performance racquet design. PowerRAILS Technology is an all new advanced beam cross section in the throat area of the racquet. PowerRAILS dramatically increases torsional stiffness delivering unprecedented power with stunning pinpoint control.

    Graphene Touch - New for 2017 - 2018

    • HEAD Engineers have modified the Graphene layup in order to improve shock absorption upon impact
    • This delivers unparalleled comfort without compromising the power level of Graphene
    • This has a whole creates the perfect combination of power and comfort

    Adaptive Fan Pattern (AFP) - New for 2016 - 2017

    Head's new technology allows you to customize your string pattern to match your game. Specially designed bumper guard allows you to choose your string pattern every time you string. (No special inserts required)

    16 / 16 String PatternUltimate in Power, Precision and Durability

    12 / 16 String PatternUltimate in Power and Softer Feel

    CHANGE YOUR GAME. ANYTIME.

    Graphene - New for 2014 - 2015

    Graphene exploded on the tennis world last year and has now made it over to Head's Racquetball Racquet Line..

    Discovered in 2004, Graphene™ consists of a single two-dimensional layer of carbon atoms. This material has a breaking strength 200 times greater than steel, which makes it the ultimate substance for creating new HEAD racquetball racquet frames with exceptional properties. Graphene™ technology allows for the first time an optimal redistribution of weight in HEAD racquets allowing for the creation of lightweight racquets with balance point never before acheived.

    Benefit:
    • Has a breaking strength 200 times greater than steel.
    • Enables us to create lightweight racquets and shift the balance points down to a level we could not achieve in the past.
    • This creates increased swing speed which causes the racquet to become radically powerful.
    • In addition to the increased power, the racquet also becomes very maneuverable.

    Inner Grommet System 2

    IGS2

    The next generation of Head's revolutionary Inner Grommet System Technology, IGS2, eliminates exterior grommet holes delivering optimal stiffness, but with less weight. Each tube is now lined with Teflon friction reducing polymer allowing the strings to slide through the IGS tubes with nearly no friction. This results in maximum energy transfer which increases power on every shot.

    Power Channels

    Power Channels

    Head takes Power Channels to the next level! This power technology is created through molded tubes in the throat, eliminating exterior string holes and the traditional grommet system. This lengthens each main string and creates maximum stiffness which results in an incredible increase in raw power. The Power Channels are now equiped with Teflon friction reducing polymer allowing the strings to slide through the Power Channels with nearly no friction resulting in maximum energy transfer which increases power on every shot

    Power Stabilizers

    Power Stabilizers

    Head panteted twin-tube technology has been strategically positioned in the head of the racquet to provide maximum stability on every shot.



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