View Full Version : LM Radical MP vs LM Instinct Help please

Spin Grim
04-19-2004, 02:40 PM
I am in the process of deciding which of this racquets to get.
Both have very similar specs, just with the dead size and beam difference.
What makes them different? and sets them apart?
Power, control, spin potential, comfort, slice, serve ....
All your comments will certainly help me in finally deciding.
I actually play with the Volkl Cat 10, good racquet but a bit unpredictable when the tension of strings is low, and some addition of power (not much) will be welcome.

Thank you

04-19-2004, 04:10 PM
demo them!!!!!

Spin Grim
04-19-2004, 04:25 PM
Thanks, thats lots of help.
There is no possibility of a full demo, that is why I am asking.
I had the racquets in my hand for a brief test, enough to establish that I liked both, but could not demo then fully, as it is not possible in my part of the world

04-20-2004, 04:31 AM
The instinct has a little larger head size but not quite as stiff. I have hit with both and they have alot of power and play very stiff. Not alot of difference, but the power goes slightly to the instinct and the control goes slightly to the Radical.

5.0 TopDog
04-20-2004, 07:37 AM
depending on your skill level..I have own both Lm radical and Lm instinct and I like Lm radical better since I have fast swing with alot of topspin. If you hit flatter and less topspin then go with the instinct. as your game get better you will most likely to go with a thinner beam than the instinct.

04-20-2004, 06:50 PM
I totally agree with 5.0 topdog...

04-21-2004, 02:07 AM
Couple of other things that haven't been mentioned.

The Radical MP has a much smaller sweetspot compared to the Instinct. This in combination with it being stiffer means that on off center hits your arm will feel it.. well at least mine did.

Walked off the court after a two hour demo of the Radical MP and my arm hurt (not just the elbow and I'm not prone to tennis elbow). Chose the Instinct as it was a "friendlier" racket.