Do the liquidmetal radicals/instincts made in china play same as ones from austria?

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  1. MonkeyMan123

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    I used to own a head liquidmetal instinct made from austria, but sold it. Now I want to buy one, but they only make them in China, which I have heard are different than the ones made in Austria. What is different about them and which one did you like better? Is there a noticable difference? For some reason, it is stuck in my head that the Chinese ones will play worse and they seem cheaper, maybe because they are prestrung. Anyways, is there any difference?
     
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  2. knasty131

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    I actually have one in 3/8 grip in great condition with the silver butt cap
     
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    Chinese racquets are easier to use....an hour after you play, you want to play again.
     
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  4. MonkeyMan123

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    ok....Anyone that can actually help? I think I am going to order two liquidmetal instincts from tenniswarehouse and ask them to replace them with leather grips and then string them with biphase and then match the rackets so they play the same. But, I have been searchign the forums and foudn that people generally liked austrian rackets much more than the rackets made in china. Oh well, hopefully it will be the same
     
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    Care to explain this? :confused:
     
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    He's referring to Chinese food. When you eat Chinese food, you get hungry pretty soon after.
     
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    If the liquidmetals are like the intelligence series, I have had both the Czech Republic and Chinese made i.Radicals and there was definately a difference between them. I took both of them to my local pro tennis shop and we weighed them. The Chech i.Radical was about 0.4 ounces heavier than the Chinese one unstrung. Also, the Czech one was slightly longer too. As for feel, the Czech version felt much more solid and a bit more head heavy.
     
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    I own 3 liquidmetal radical MPs. The austrian and czech models are a little bit different from the made in China racquet. This one is a little bit shorter and also has a more rounded shape than the other 2 models I own.
     
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  10. bertrevert

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    The Austrain/Czech ones (LM Rad) had better feel and better materials, delivered less shock, and played beautifully. The China one felt hollow and tinny and toy-like
     
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    Perhaps, your mains are strung too tight, compared to the crosses... hence the rounder 'shape'.
     
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    I have a bunch of LM Instinct Tour XLs and all of them are made in Austria except for 1 which is from China. The Chinese one was completely different, it had a different feel to it and it was actually a tad wider then my Austria ones. I thought it was a fake, but it plays very well unlike other fake racquets so it cant be fake. I still prefer the Austria ones but only because im used to them. The chinese one also hits well but its a different feel. Theres also some silicone in the handles of the Austrian ones, whereas the Chinese one doesnt.
     
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