Radical Tour Classic Graphite Paddle

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This paddle features a graphite hitting surface and polymer core. Ergonomic HydroSorb Pro Grip.

Middleweight/Medium Grip

HEAD Radical Tour Classic Graphite Paddle

The Radical Tour Classic Graphite Pickleball Paddle is a long, tough paddle that will grant you super speed. Thanks to the carbon/graphite face you'll find out just how quick pickleballs react as you leave opponents in the dust. The 16" paddle face is great for reaching distant pickleballs and covering a broad area of the court. The extra texture on makes it easier to add spin so you get precision placement on every hit.

The Radical Tour Classic Graphite Pickleball Paddle has a 7.8 - 8.2 oz weight and a 5" long handle that allows plenty of room for your hand. The design has a gradient orange and blue background intermixed with black lines. On top of this is the HEAD logo in white. The grip is a medium size and uses EVA material inside to provide extra cushioning. This provides shock absorption and a better feel.

The Radical Tour Classic Graphite Pickleball Paddle lets you make the most of every opportunity you get to win a point.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".

Here's a transcript of the video:
Hi everyone, Sarah Ansboury here. I am your 2016 US OPEN Women’s Doubles Champion and Mixed Doubles Champion and I’m here to talk to you about HEAD Pickleball. These paddles are fantastic, so I can’t wait for you guys to try them. This is the HEAD Radical Tour. What is so cool about these paddles, you have this dynamic power shape. There’s a tapered edge, it kind of goes inward a little bit. It gives you a little more maneuverability, but it also gives you some nice pop. The surface that we have is a carbon graphite, so the feel on this is unbelievable. It’s soft and it’s powerful. Now with this we have the extreme spin texture on here. I can’t believe the grab this texture has. But my absolute favorite thing about this paddle, this is one single piece. What that means is it’s going to be a much more stable and secure paddle overall. This is the Radical Tour at 7.9 ounces. What you want to do is try it out. See what you think about that weight. See the feel. Now if you don’t like it, well then try something out in the series and you’re going to find something that you like, and PickleballCentral has them all!
"The Radical paddles are thicker than the Xtreme series and provide more power and forgiveness on the ball. Players will feel more “pop” using a Radical while still getting good control. The heavier weight comes from the balance of the paddle. This will appeal to players looking for a power paddle that provides a quick response. This series is also a great choice for players new to pickleball." - Sarah Ansboury, Pro Player (5.0)


Radical Tour Classic Graphite Paddle Technical Specifications
Weight Average: 8.0 ounces
Weight Range: 7.8 - 8.2 ounces
Grip Circumference: 4 1/4" (Medium) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: HydroSorb Pro
Grip Manufacturer: HEAD
Handle Length: 5"
Paddle Length: 16"
Paddle Width: 7 7/8"
Paddle Face: Graphite
Core Material: Polymer Honeycomb
Edge Guard: 1/4" overlapping paddle face
Manufacturer: HEAD Pickleball
Made in China

Reviews (70)

  • Head Tour Classic Graphite Paddle

    Jan 3, 2024

    I am an intermediate player who was looking for an affordable paddle . Very impressed with the feel of this paddle and in particular the grip as it fits very well in my hand. Maybe the only slight negative is the sweet spot but I think this is due to my skill level and not the paddle.

    George Dearden

  • Head paddle

    Aug 30, 2023

    Wish it was more durable. Paddle last less than a year. I’m a 4.0 player hard hitter. Paddle starts getting dead spots at about 9 months. I play 3 times a week for about 2.5 hours per time.

    Andi Sweet

  • Head Radical

    Nov 11, 2022

    light weight but still has plenty of power for me. it improved my net game a lot. dinks are now soft and short


  • I have large hands!

    Jul 30, 2022

    I have large hands and needed an extra length handle. The Radical Tour Classic met my needs...I can now grip with all my fingers and my thumb! I like the weight and balance of the paddle.


  • great paddle

    Jul 9, 2022

    I like the weight of it, and it's feel when hitting the ball. Also think it's a good value looking at other rackets of the same price.

    Brad C

  • Great paddle at a fair price.

    Jun 8, 2022

    Great paddle at a fair price. I am a beginner and this paddle is perfect for me.

    Arthur Lusignan

  • My favorite paddle to date !

    Feb 23, 2022

    Lots of pop and great control on soft shots. Handle is a bit longer which comes in handy.

    B. Schattgen

  • PB paddle

    Feb 10, 2022

    Love the ease I purchase abs love the product.

    Michael Hays

  • Radical tour classic graphite Head paddles

    Jan 19, 2022

    I have played a few games with it and like it so far

    David Calhoun

  • Great experience!

    Jan 2, 2022

    Love my new Head Radical Tour! I’m an intermediate player and this paddle work perfect for me, without breaking the bank. Pickleball Central service was excellent. Received the paddle in excellent condition, sooner than I expected. Thank you so much!

    Jan 2, 2022