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Trickster
01-08-2010, 02:23 AM
Both:

Richard Gasquet
Ivo Karlovic

Are using this racket. I can't see why? It's almost a tweener isn't it?

Just seems an odd choice, doesn't it?

0d1n
01-08-2010, 05:07 AM
Karlovic uses the Flexpoint version which is even more of a "tweener" (stiffer, more powerful), and Gasquet uses the Tour XL version which is a totally different racquet.
And why do pros use the LM instinct (lots of them did or do...) ??
Because it's a great all round raquet, much better than the Pure Drive. So .... if so many pros use a Pure Drive, why not an instinct ?? If anything, the number of pros using an instinct is too small ;)

tsongaali
01-08-2010, 04:08 PM
I am selling an instinct tour xl if you are interested.

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=304512

cmb
01-08-2010, 04:42 PM
Actually karlovic uses the LM version with FLXP paint. I held it at The frence open. heavy frame too

vsbabolat
01-08-2010, 05:07 PM
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Karlovic_2009_Madrid.jpg

Bashi
01-08-2010, 05:38 PM
it looks really little in his hand there

matchmaker
01-08-2010, 05:39 PM
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baseline_monster
01-09-2010, 04:59 AM
[QUOTE=cmb;4259778]Actually karlovic uses the LM version with FLXP paint. I held it at The frence open. heavy frame too[/QUOTE

It does look in that blacked out picture that there is flexpoint holes though?

DNShade
01-09-2010, 05:22 AM
Yes, he used the real Flexpoint for a while - and the blacked out version is obviously the real Flexpoint.

Fedace
01-09-2010, 05:25 AM
Karlovic uses the Flexpoint version which is even more of a "tweener" (stiffer, more powerful), and Gasquet uses the Tour XL version which is a totally different racquet.
And why do pros use the LM instinct (lots of them did or do...) ??
Because it's a great all round raquet, much better than the Pure Drive. So .... if so many pros use a Pure Drive, why not an instinct ?? If anything, the number of pros using an instinct is too small ;)

much better than pure drive....i don't think so..

Kick Serve 14
01-31-2010, 11:55 AM
much better than pure drive....i don't think so..

It's okay, you're wrong. You usually are....

Kenny022593
01-31-2010, 12:07 PM
It's okay, you're wrong. You usually are....

Are you crazy!?!?! HE IS NEVER WRONG!! NEVER! *no sarcasm*

Kick Serve 14
01-31-2010, 12:24 PM
Are you crazy!?!?! HE IS NEVER WRONG!! NEVER! *no sarcasm*

Good to know Fedace isn't the only seveerly misguided poster on here...

G-12
01-31-2010, 12:26 PM
Why does he go with the Bab. stencil?
What does he string with?

Fedace
01-31-2010, 12:28 PM
Actually karlovic uses the LM version with FLXP paint. I held it at The frence open. heavy frame too

that is odd. this is supposedly around 11 oz racket /??:confused:

Fedace
01-31-2010, 12:29 PM
Why does he go with the Bab. stencil?
What does he string with?

he is supposed to be using Babolat under contract. Ivo is trying to fool you by painting it black so you think it is babolat and go buy 10 babolat rackets to play just like him.....:)

Xenakis
01-31-2010, 12:32 PM
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Karlovic_2009_Madrid.jpg

Sad. If you saw someone at a tennis club with a pretend Babolat like that you'd think they were a bit mental. Worst PJ ever?

Kick Serve 14
01-31-2010, 12:33 PM
that is odd. this is supposedly around 11 oz racket /??:confused:

It's called lead, Fedace, http://www.hdtennis.com/grs/pro_racquet_specs/200603karlovic_head.html

arche3
01-31-2010, 12:35 PM
it looks really little in his hand there

no kidding. it looks like he is 8 feet tall with that racket in his hands.

Radical10is
01-31-2010, 12:52 PM
Victoria Azarenka also uses lm instinct..

vsbabolat
02-20-2010, 10:02 AM
Victoria Azarenka with her LM Instinct.
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w50/vsbabolat/Victoria_Azarenka_2010_Dubai.jpg

Tennis_Freak
02-20-2010, 10:38 AM
wow, you can clearly see the "liquid metal" zones on the frame.

LPShanet
02-20-2010, 07:32 PM
Both:

Richard Gasquet
Ivo Karlovic

Are using this racket. I can't see why? It's almost a tweener isn't it?

Just seems an odd choice, doesn't it?

First off, I'd say the title of this post is a bit misleading. Two players isn't exactly "so many" pros (or three if you count Azarenka).

Second, the specs of this "tweener" actually make a pretty good base for customization, for the same reason that so many pro coded racquets have such low starting weights. That way, they can achieve any weight/balance/swingweight combination desired at the customization stage. The LM Instinct, like other frames with similar weight specs (including the Pure Drive for those of you involved in the inane argument over which is a better frame), is very conducive to after-market modification. The final weights that Gasquet, Karlovic, et al play with are much higher than the stock weight/balance/SW of this frame. Also, it's flex pattern is quite similar to a players frame, being quite a bit whippier than the typical tweener. Hope this helps.