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orangettecoleman
06-12-2008, 09:31 PM
I'm a 3.0 baseline slice and dicer playing against 3.5s in a 3.5 league. I was thinking of getting the LM Radical Midplus as I generally like the feel of Head racquets and I am used to the grip shape, but I've heard that the sweetspot is pretty small on the MP. I don't want to use the OS because I hit a lot of slice backhands. I hit an Eastern forehand with moderate topspin and also a 2 handed slice forehand. Anyway, how is the MP in terms of forgiveness compared to other midplus frames of similar weight? I like the dunlop mfil 300 in terms of playability but i don't like the grip shape. I had a yonex rdx 500 for a while but it was too heavy for me and the sweetspot was too hard to find consistently at my level. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

Ross K
06-12-2008, 10:37 PM
My 2 cents before the LM Rad users get involved...

I only played with it once or twice but my recollection is it's absolutely spot on for intermediate level players (and above.) You can really swing out with confidence, hone down your serve, and develop all aspects of your game. For me, I was neither a fan of the cosmetics (cheap and tacky looking), and the feel (a bit tinny and stiff), however, it seems to have a strong following, and I have to admit I played well with this frame and think it's a good choice for intermediates whose games are evolving... BTW, FYI, I hear the Pure Storm (older one not the PST) is a very similar (and some would argue), better racquet of this kind.

herosol
06-12-2008, 10:46 PM
definetely a good racket.

I played with it for a year, and eventually let go of it for the APDC due to the spin-game i have.

It's light, flexy, and is definitely a controlled racket. It is in no way powerful, and feel is nice.

Few things that it lacks is overall mass and solitude.

i would also recommend a nice Poly Main and Synthetic/Gut/Multi Cross Hybrid

Wheelz
06-13-2008, 04:31 AM
Hi, I just got the Radical MP and I've been playing with a Radical FXP Tour before. The LM is a bit lighter but not that much, actually it was good for me, mostly on my serves. It's great from the baseline, where I usually play. I love the sweet spot on it, no problem with it. The head shape and sweet spot is a bit different then my other racquet but that's just something to get used to.

Actually, I got it strung right away with my first hybrid setup (Luxion BB Power-Gamma ESP) and it's definitely not lacking power. When I had the right amount of spin on my shots they were flying deep and hard. Don't worry about the power.

I'm telling you I got better when I used a racquet for better players. I don't have much experience in racquets, but I do get alot more control and mostly the shot will go where you stroke goes.

Don't worry about the racquet being too good for yiou, you,ll get used to it no matter what.

herosol
06-13-2008, 07:09 AM
Hi, I just got the Radical MP and I've been playing with a Radical FXP Tour before. The LM is a bit lighter but not that much, actually it was good for me, mostly on my serves. It's great from the baseline, where I usually play. I love the sweet spot on it, no problem with it. The head shape and sweet spot is a bit different then my other racquet but that's just something to get used to.

Actually, I got it strung right away with my first hybrid setup (Luxion BB Power-Gamma ESP) and it's definitely not lacking power. When I had the right amount of spin on my shots they were flying deep and hard. Don't worry about the power.

I'm telling you I got better when I used a racquet for better players. I don't have much experience in racquets, but I do get alot more control and mostly the shot will go where you stroke goes.

Don't worry about the racquet being too good for yiou, you,ll get used to it no matter what.

haha how'd you like FXP Tour? I remember it being a beast of a racket especially off the ground.

MrAWD
06-13-2008, 07:48 AM
As long as you have at least moderate speed for your strokes and generate some of the pace on your own, you would love this frame!! The harder you use it the better it gets!!

Fedja

orangettecoleman
06-13-2008, 08:06 AM
wow, this sounds perfect for me. I think I'm going to get one, put a leather grip on, and string it with nrg2 at 60 lbs, sounds like a good combo... :)

Wheelz
06-13-2008, 09:53 AM
haha how'd you like FXP Tour? I remember it being a beast of a racket especially off the ground.

IT IS ! hehe, I feel like I can get to any ball and hit it deep. It just feels like him. I like the LM Radical MP, but I'm not used to it as much as the FXP Rad Tour. I get alot of depth with this racquet. It'"s also excellent against big servers. Solid racquet for sure. Next time I brak my strings I'll try a hybrid setup like in my LM Rad MP.

Wheelz
06-13-2008, 09:55 AM
As long as you have at least moderate speed for your strokes and generate some of the pace on your own, you would love this frame!! The harder you use it the better it gets!!

Fedja

Yeah I beleive that, I had an insane first try with it then decided to try it in a league. Singles went well, butI'm not as confortable in doubles probably got more tensed and felt lost with it. I think with every raquet it gets better with time.

fortunecookiesjc
06-13-2008, 10:05 AM
I have some for sale if you are interested