+ Demo Racquet

The hugely versatile HEAD Graphene Radical 170 Racquet is here! With the addition of the ultra-light and strong Graphene Technology, this racquet possesses the power of a 170 gram racquet while maintaining maneuverability and a soft feel. By removing the Corrugated Throat found in the previous years of HEAD frames, this Radical 170 is arguably the most flexible racquets HEAD has ever designed. Sporting a 147 swing weight and a 2 point head-heavy balance, this racquet provides power on setups, quick swings on fast rallies, and a soft feel for those delicate touch shots. 

All racquets come factory strung with a wrist cord installed. Click the Specs tab for more details.

Unstrung Weight: 170g*
Strung Weight: 187.6g
Strung Balance: 2 pts Head-Heavy
Strung Swingweight: 147 kg x cm² (low dynamic inertia = control)
Factory String: HEAD MegaBlast 16 Black
Factory Grip: HEAD HydroSorb Wrap Grip Black
Cover: Not included by manufacturer
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 16 Crosses
Mains skip: 8H
Two Piece
Shared Holes: 5H, 6H, 7H, 9H
Head Size: 106 sq. in.
Head Shape: Teardrop
Racquet Length: 22 in.
Composition: Graphite

*Unstrung weight is part of the name given to this racquet by the manufacturer; all other specs are measured by Racquetball Warehouse USRSA Master Racquet Technicians on a Babolat Racquet Diagnostic Center machine. String never weighs more than 25 grams, so if there is more than a 25 gram variance between Unstrung Weight and Strung Weight then the manufacturer most likely measured the Unstrung Weight of the raw graphite frame (i.e. without grip, grommets, or paint). In addition, due to the porous nature of graphite material, manufacturers approve of a +/- 10 gram variance during the manufacturing process.

Comments: Outstanding racquet!  It's not the most powerful racquet, but it definitley hits plenty hard.  It is very stable on all shots and delivers excellent control/accuracy.  I demo-ed 6 racquets without any brand loyalty, and this one was the best for me by far.  Love it!
From: Wil, Denver, CO, USA, 05/16
Skill-level: B 

Comments: Great racquet!! Changed from Ektelon reignite 2014-15(has broken within 3 weeks of use)... And lI Love my new racquet! Feel much more control, light weight but strong hits! Not changing HEAD till now!!! Nice feel! Totaly recomend this racquet
From: Guido, Cochabamba, Bolivia, 02/15
Skill-level: C
String type and tension: 35 

Comments: Nice smooth swinging racquet. Great balance of power and control. My drive serves come out flat and fast. I am a 160-165g guy and this racquet actually felt good. No arm pain at all. My buddy owns this racquet and he is super hard on them (he's broken 3 racquets this past year). We'll see how well it holds up! Its on my must buy list.
From: Jeff, near Dallas, TX, USA, 11/14
Skill-level: B
String type and tension: 17g super tight 

Comments: I Broke the frame after 3 months. Totally shocked after spending a great deal of money. I loved it while it lasted. 
From: Todd, Fairview Park, OH, USA, 10/14
Skill-level: C
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Comments: Factory rep let me hit with this racquet recently (he had restrung, not sure specs), felt GREAT!! In fact would have bought on spot if he'd sold it. Awesome power AND control. I play with an E-Force Invader X 160. Head rep also hade me try the Graphene Radical 160. Tho 160 is normally my racquet of choice, with the Head liked the 170 much better than the 160.
From: Art, Chula Vista, CA, USA, 09/14 

Comments: Not the power or control I expected, waiting to demo the new Pro Kennex 175 with a stiffer frame and more control.  Thankfully I demoed the Head Radical Grapfine first, TY RbW!
From: Jeff, Kingman, AZ, USA, 08/14
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: factory 

Comments: I demo'd this frame last week.  Although I think the Radical 170 is a great racquet, it is not as stiff as Head's Zeus 165 and Aries 175.  It still felt great, but just wasn't quite as stiff or powerful as the Zeus/Aries racquets.  I personally prefer a very stiff frame.
From: Alan, Cincinnati, OH, USA, 08/14
Skill-level: Open
String type and tension: Tecnifibre syn gut @ 36 lbs 

Comments: Great Racquet!!! two points head heavy makes it lighter than it looks like...powerful serves, kill shots, excellent ceiling shots, beautiful cosmetics... great job HEAD!!!
From: Moises Ch., La Paz, Bolivia, 07/14
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: 34-35 lbs head megablast 

Comments: Without a doubt the most powerful racquet I ever hit with, just an amazing experience to play with this new racquet. Ty, RbW for a fine demo program.
From: Brian, Laguna, CA, USA, 06/14
Skill-level: A
String type and tension: Tecnifibre HPR 17, 34 lbs