Factory String: Reflex Blue
Strung Surface: 71.0 in2/460 cm2
Factory Grip: Hydrosorb Pro
Balance: Head Heavy
Frame Shape: Quad
String Pattern: 14/16 (Factory Default) or 20/16 (AFP)
The GRAPHENE TOUCH RADICAL 145 offers control and touch to the serious technical player and with the 20/16 pattern it is ideal for doubles. Deceptive shots from the back court require a racquet that offers high control. The GRAPHENE TOUCH RADICAL 145 can help. The new Graphene Touch technology ensures an incredible touch and a solid dampened feel. The racquet also features the new Adaptive Fan Pattern (AFP) technology, which allows you to choose between the straight string pattern to maximize your power game and the special fan-shaped pattern to optimize your ability to control the ball. The unique combination of a high swing weight and a light head additionally supports the easy handling so your deceptive shots are even easier to hit. Featuring a standard beam, this RADICAL racquet gives you control and touch for every part of your technical game.
The Graphene Touch Radical Series is new for the 2018-2019 season and once again comes in the traditional frame thickness and their Slim Body "thinner frame" style. The Slim Body comes in the 120 & 135 gram weights and the traditional comes in 135 and 145 gram weights The “Radical” series has been one of the most popular of all time for HEAD in Tennis & Racquetball and we're expecting it to have the same impact in Squash. Whichever frame you choose you won't be disappointed.
Racquet Covers - SquashGalaxy 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 if you would like. See below for more details.
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Our favorite Squash wrap grip is the Squash Galaxy Wrap Grip. We've been in the business a long time and always get requests on what our favorite wrap grip is for squash so we went out and made our own! The Squash Galaxy Wrap grip has a smooth and extremely tacky feel and is the appropriate length and size for any squash racquet on the market. It's only $8 to have it installed at the time of purchase.
The Python Atlas Deluxe 17g (Black) string upgrade (+$25) is recommended at the time of purchase because the factory string generally has lesser playability and durability qualities and often strung too tight. After years of play-testing and selling strings in squash and racquetball we feel we can finally recommend a string to our customer base that not only offers great durability, but backs that up with a great feel and play. The Python Atlas Deluxe is a soft, multifilament string that will gradually fray through the life cycle of the string.(This is completely normal, so don’t worry about it. It will fray down to the very last fibers) For players looking for added “feel”, try the Atlas Deluxe in an 18g which is thinner and more responsive and for those who like a little "stiffer" string, try Tecnifibre 305 Green 17g which is still a multifilament or those who like a textured string that does not fray, try the Ashaway PowerNick 18g String.
If you choose a vibration dampener go with the Python Vibration Dampner (Our favorite), Head Smart Sorb, Head Megasorb, or the BBB (Big Bad Band).
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 recommend an overgrip for players that tend a sweat a lot, want to build up a grip, or wear through wrap grips very often. An overgrip is thinner and wears quicker than re-grips, but can be changed much quicker and easier than a re-grip. We recommend the SquashGalaxy Black Overgrip or SquashGalaxy White Overgrip, but for those looking for the best sweat absorption, durability, and feel... the Overgrip/Re-grip gives the best combination. Note** when an overgrip is installed, you will not be able to see the re-grip if chose to have it installed.
We get follow up calls/emails everyday thanking us for the upgrades as they really help bring out the performance of the racquet.
If you want the best cover on the market buy the SquashGalaxy Full Racquet Cover. It 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 SquashGalaxy Squash Racquet Ratings
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SquashGalaxy Ratings for the Head Graphene Touch Radical 145 (210038)
SquashGalaxy's Durability Rating: 97.55
SquashGalaxy's Power Rating: Age 24- 93.00 Age 35 94.00 Age 45+ 94.00
SquashGalaxy's Control Rating: 96.00
Court Control represents how the racquet handles. We're basically looking at how certain components stacked together produce good (or bad) racquet maneuverability.
SquashGalaxy's Overall Rating: Age 24- 94.70 Age 35 95.30 Age 45+ 95.40
AFP - Adaptive Fan Pattern
Adaptive Fan Fattern (AFP) technology allows you to customize your string pattern to maximize your game. With Head's new racquet and bumper technology, allows players to choose between the straight string pattern for a maximum power game or the special fan-shaped pattern to optimize the ability to control the ball.
Head's Straight String Pattern is designed for players looking for maximum power with optimal touch and feel.
Head's new Fan Pattern is designed for players looking for a stiffer string bed. This dense fan pattern increases the stiffness of the string bed increasing control while maintaining power with longer main strings.
You have come to expect excellence with each generation of HEAD Graphene technology. Now experience the perfect combination of power and comfort with GRAPHENE TOUCH.
We have modified the construction with the latest Graphene material and added Kraibon for improved shock absorption. This delivers unparalleled touch without compromising the power level of Graphene.
Power never felt so good!!
- 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
HEAD's Corrugated Technology 2 is an improvement on Corrugated Technology it is new for 2011. The next generation of Corrugated technology, CT2 incorporates extra long corrugated rails resulting in even more power on every shot. CT2 is a revolutionary new shaft design that optimizes power, torsion, bending and handling on every stroke.
How Does it Work?
Corrugated rails are incorporated into the shaft of the racquet creating up to 12% more stiffness than conventional design.