Comparisons of FXP RAICAL OS & Liquimdetal OS

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  1. onkystomper

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    Comparisons of Flexpoint RADICAL OS & Liquimdetal OS

    can anybody give me a run down on the differenes between the two, playability etc.

    I can get the liquidmetal for £55 but the FXP is £120 i have demoed the FXP OS and really liked it

    Thanks
     
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  2. BaseLineBash

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    The biggest difference between the two are the cosmetics and graphics.
     
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    So would you say i was as well off just getting the liquid metal for half the price?
     
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    onky,

    join my in my blind buy crusade. i am gonna buy an LM rad OS 1/4 and gonna string it with an 18 gauge poly and 17 syn gut cross, 58/60.

    let's compare our thoughts on it in about 1.5 months time...
     
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    Onky

    I demoed both racquets. The biggest difference between the two was feel. The FXP had a harsh feel with a lot of vibration to it. My elbow was sore for a couple days after playing with it. The LM hit all the shots the same but felt very comfortable and no elbow problems.

    I have played with the LM Rad OS for about two months now and really like the racquet. I added about 20 grams of lead and the racquet plays even better.
     
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    Alafter, LM rad is quite hard on the elbow with poly at this tension. Add some weight to the handle should help your arm a bit.
     
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    point taken.

    At the moment i have a shark at 62 lbs, same hybrid
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    a POG OS at 60/62, same hybrid.

    so anyways i thought with 18 mains, i guess i better lower the tension just a leetle beet. so i came up with 58/60.

    if you think that will feel way harsher than the POG mentioned above, then I might go for 56/58
     
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  8. onkystomper

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    Its a deal. I have just ordered 2 Liquidmetal Radical Oversizes. They should be here in 2 days so will update you with initial thoughts then.

    They are so cheap now that i figured i may as well try this blind buy thing. Besides i wasted loads of money demoing and could not make a decision anyway!!!
     
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    Where did you add the lead? I used a storm which i leaded up to 340 grams. Would like to do something similar with the LM OS
     
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    I put the lead at 12,3,6,9 to move the weight to 340g. The sweet spot is huge now, but is too head heavy. I am going to put some on the handle to try and make it HL. The lead made the racquet feel very solid!
     
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