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wertigo
10-08-2012, 08:10 AM
Hi guys,
I'm searching the net to find and buy a successor of Head LiquidMetal Instinct(2004). Now I know the production line of Instinct series was: LiquidMetal Instinct --> FlexPoint Instinct --> MicroGel Instinct --> YouTek Instinct, hope I'm right.

The question: finally I have found last two rackets in local e-shop but I'm not sure if this is Head FlextPoint Instinct that I have been looking for. Here is the link (http://www.vadus.cz/letni-zbozi/detail/272-tenisova-raketa-head-flexpoint-instinct/)

Pictures of FlexPoint Instinct at tennis-warehouse review (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Reviews/HFPI/HFPIReview.html) are different.

Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Roman

zapvor
10-08-2012, 04:47 PM
flexpoint is easy to tell because it has the 2 holes drilled at 3 and 9 o clock

wertigo
10-09-2012, 01:27 AM
o.k it is Flexpoint, thanks.
then I have one more question: is the Flexpoint 2008 at my local e-shop the same as the Flexpoint 2005 at tennis-warehouse, I mean based on used technology? Based on specs bellow I would say - yes, am I right? Flexpoint at TW review is from 2005, my local e-shop says: 2008.
May be it is only because of bad picture of Flexpoint 2008, but the 2008 frame looks much thicker than FXP 2005, by spec it should be the same 23/25/21 mm.

Flexpoint 2008 specs:
technology: HEAD Flexpoint
construction: Head Liquidmetal
Composition: 23/25/21 mm
head size: 645 cm2
weight(string less) 295g
balance(string less) 320mm
length: Standard, 685mm
Grip: HydroSorb
string pattern: 18/19
swing style: L3
http://www.vadus.cz/upload_fotografie/b-tenisova-raketa-head-flexpoint-instinct-1270581330.jpg


TW flexpoint 2005 specs:
Length 27 inches, 69 centimeters
Head Size 645 cm2
Weight 11.2 ounces 318 grams
Balance Point 13.125 inches, 33 centimeters, 3pts Head Light
Construction LiquidMetal Titanium / Graphite and Piezzo Electric Fibers
Composition 23 - 25 - 21 mm Tapered Beam
String Pattern 18 Mains / 19 Crosses
http://img.tennis-warehouse.com/big/HFPI-big.jpg

p.s. I don't understand why Head uses product name Flexpoint and technology LiquidMetal, very confusing... or HEAD mixed these two technology together :confused:?

Thanks for any response.

R.
Czech Republic, Europe

zapvor
10-09-2012, 08:48 PM
the 2008 fxp is fake

wertigo
10-09-2012, 10:08 PM
thank you a lot, you saved me money.

r.

Snaab
10-10-2012, 08:05 AM
I have seen that paint scheme before, and think it is legit.
Are you in Canada by chance?
For some reason, I think that was a "regional" paint job.

vsbabolat
10-10-2012, 08:18 AM
the 2008 fxp is fake

No its not! That is how HEAD sold the FXP Instinct in Europe for 2008. It was on there website that way.

wertigo
10-10-2012, 08:23 AM
@Snaab: Czech republic, Europe
the 2008 frame looks different to 2005 version, much thicker.

Snaab
10-10-2012, 01:10 PM
I can't speak to the frame's beam width, but like vsbabolat has indicated, that is a legit Head painthjob. (I saw it on their website as well.)

t-swede
10-11-2012, 08:20 AM
its a legit cosmetic only update of the 2005 flexpoint instinct , and quite good looking to if i may add . there is a vendor on the big auction site in italy that sells this particular version of the flexpoint instinct . i play the instinct tour xl but my favorite paintjob of the instinct line is the 2005 gold and black , would love to have the instinct tour xl in that paintjob but it was never offered to the public maybe for prostock ?

wertigo
10-11-2012, 12:45 PM
i play the instinct tour xl but my favorite paintjob of the instinct line is the 2005 gold and black

Have you ever played the LiquidMetal Instinct 2004? If yes, could you compare it to XL tour version?