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rich s
09-25-2006, 01:04 PM
Does anyone know the stiffness rating of the Flexpoint Fire?

I got to play with the FP Fire this weeked and was curious if it was also 68 stiffness like the LM Fire or if it was more flexible?

thanks-
rich

nikolaih
09-25-2006, 01:45 PM
Does anyone know the stiffness rating of the Flexpoint Fire?

I got to play with the FP Fire this weeked and was curious if it was also 68 stiffness like the LM Fire or if it was more flexible?

thanks-
rich

Hey, here's what I found out about the flexpoint fire from googling --

Head Size: 102 sq. in./658 sq. cm
Length: 27.33 in./69.42 cm
Weight (Strung): 10.35 oz./294 g
Balance Point: 13.68 in/34.75 cm
Head Balanced
Swingweight: 317 kg/sq cm
Stiffness: 63 RDC
Beam Width: 22 mm
USRSA Power Index: 2104
Composition: LiquidMetal Titanium / Graphite
Swing Type: Moderate to fast
Grip: Hydrosorb Grip
String Pattern: 16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T, 8H
Two Piece
No shared holes
Recommended Tension: 52-62 pounds

Compared to the LM Fire:
Head Size: 102 sq. in. / 658 sq. cm.
Length: 27.3 inches / 69 cm
Strung Weight: 10.5oz / 298g
Balance: Even Balance
Swingweight: 320
Stiffness: 67
Beam Width: 23/25/21 mm
Composition: LiquidMetal Titanium / Graphite and Piezzo Electric Fibers
Power Level: Low
Swing Speed: Fast
Grip Type: HydroSorb
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H
One Piece
No shared holes
String Tension: 52-62 pounds

So looks a little less stiff and a teeny bit lighter.

If you like these racquets, you might also try the Flexpoint Radical Team, very similar specs:
Head Size: 102 sq. in. / 658 sq. cm.
Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
Strung Weight: 10.4oz / 295g
Balance: 1 pts Head Heavy
Swingweight: 314
Stiffness: 59
Beam Width: 22 mm Straight Beam
Composition: LiquidMetal Titanium & Graphite
Power Level: Low
Swing Speed: Fast
Grip Type: HydroSorb
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 7T,9T,8H
One Piece
No shared holes
String Tension: 52-62 pounds

Less stiff, a point more head heavy, and a 27" length instead of 27.3". Head has it rated at a stroke of S1, one step less demanding than the Fire's L1, not sure why though. I've been hitting with it, and I've been pleased although I think I may end up tinkering with the weight a little bit.