View Full Version : Flxpt Prestige Mid Vs. Rds 001 Mid

04-05-2006, 01:19 PM
anyone tried these two babies yet? which one is more powerful, stiffer, and swings easier? im too impatient to wait for the demo to be available. :)

04-06-2006, 10:24 AM
I own an RDS 001 Mid and used to own a FXP Prestige Midplus. As you could've guessed from that, I would recommend the RDS 001. It is more comfortable, smooth, and more predictable than the FXP in every category. The FXP felt quite stiff, almost to the degree of "harsh" and when I hit groundstrokes with it, I was not sure where exactly the ball would go. No such problems with the RDS 001, however. Some people may say that I am biased toward the RDS 001 but that is not the case, as I also own an i.prestige mid and a Head LM Radical Tour and love both racquets. I just think that the buttery feel of the I.Prestige is non-existent in the FXP, whereas the RDS 001 is a vast improvement over the RDX 500 mid.

Anyway, just my 2 cents.

04-06-2006, 10:34 AM
sunmin, is the RDS001 mid more powerful than your i.prestige mid? thanks!

04-06-2006, 10:46 AM
I think that the powerlevel of both racquets is comparable. Just to give you a better idea, I have both racquets strung at 69 pounds with a Poly/Syngut hybrid. I would say that the RDS 001 is maybe slightly more powerful than the i.prestige. However, at that tension, I really can't tell the difference very much.