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Head Radical XL Blue Pickleball Paddle (226548)
    Head Radical XL Blue Pickleball Paddle (226548)
    Purchase Head Radical XL Blue Pickleball Paddle (226548)

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    Weight: 7.6 ounces

    Handle Length: 5 in

    Paddle Length: 17 in

    Core Material: Polymer

    Surface Material: Graphite

    Paddle Width: 7 in

    Grip Size: 4 1/8 in *may vary up to 1/8"

    Factory Grip: HydroSorb Pro


    This Paddle is made in China

    If you are looking to add even more power to your game, check out the Radical XL Blue. The new elongated power shape provides a larger sweet spot in this slightly longer HEAD paddle. With a Carbon Graphite Hitting Surface for excellent pop on the ball and great touch, and HEAD's Optimized Tubular Construction technology for great playability. At 7.6 oz it offers players a little lighter weight than its brother and will help up the power level in your game.

    Technologies used in this Paddle

    CHS (Graphite/Carbon Hitting Surface)

    Head's CHS offers superior feel and increased control for the competitive player. The lightweight surface provides the paddle a reactive nature creating excellent pop on the ball while maintaining incredible touch.

    OTC (Optimized Tublar Core)

    Head engineers have optimized the Tublar Construction of the polypropylene honeycomb core to create perfect playability, feel and sound suited for all levels of play.

    EST (Extreme Spin Texture)

    Head's Extreme Spin Texture offers better bite on the ball for increased spin and control.

    CG (Comfort Grip System)

    Specially formulated PU material has been inlaid into the new Ergo Grip creating a softer feel that dampens vibration for ultimate comfort and playability.

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    This is my 2nd XL
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    I got a Red XL right before the pandemic hit and loved it; I bought a new one because I dropped it and the rim chipped. The fact I choose to get another Xl says it all. I choose the Blue cause I wanted to see how the weight affected my game. (I figured I could always add some lead tape.) I switch hands so this paddle gives me great reach cross court as well as some additional height. I get great spin control both on serves and in play. It's a little harder on ball placement but worth the extra learning/effort. I come from a NYC handball/paddleball background so I tend to use the entire paddle and shift paddle angles in play. I'd highly recommend this paddle even though Head is discontinuing it.
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    I am a 4.0 player and have played pickleball for past 6 yers. My reach is not as big as other guys. This paddle gives me extra reach, the 7.6 oz makes it very quick at net. The lighter weight gives me tremendous whip on ground strokes, I have actually gained power. Give it a try.
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    nice raquet
    Verified Buyer
    I enjoy the extended reach. It is light and powerful.
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    Head Radical XL paddle extends my reach
    Verified Buyer
    Bought the paddle thinking that the extra width out at the end would be the place to have it. After a couple weeks playing with it, I would say that is true. This replaced my aluminum core paddle which was LOUDER and resulted in a bit more speed. Having said that this paddle does have adequate speed/power according to some with whom I have played. Although I have had to build up my grip on my previous paddle, this grip is awesome right out of the box. I am still hitting the occasional ball off the edge near the handle but that will resolve itself in time. It's a keeper.
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    Verified Buyer
    Great paddle! Lightweight with power and control. Also easy on the arm!
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    Head Radical
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    Played with Blue Radical which is slightly lighter. Coming from racquetball, I prefer either a longer head or handle for reach and swing through. I found this and Gearbox to be engineered with no head wrap and thin profile which has advantages and disadvantages- namely not having a "dense and more solid" feel with hitting the ball which conventional construction on Onix, Paddleteck and Engage use. I found edge hitting (off center) thin when hitting or taking down strong hits and the handle is on the short side so little wrist snap.
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    Prefect peddle
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    The lite weight paddle I was looking for and gives that added reach I needed. Those side shots I missed before I now get.
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