Extreme 2.0 Pro and Extreme 2.0 MP

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  1. Ross K

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    Interested to hear from those who've played the MP or Pro or both.

    Basically, the Pro is beginning to interest me but I have one major worry: the possibility of getting one that specs out at more than advertised. I've read a number of reports where discrepancies in QC, excess weight, etc, has been a major turn off for people. So...

    . Anyone else had issues with their Extreme 2.0 Pro coming in more hefty than it's meant to be?

    . Is it true to say the Extreme 2.0 MP is simply just a slightly lighter version of the Extreme Pro and therefore they play very nearly identically?

    . Generally and re either frame, are people still really liking this now they have been out for a good while? Any outstanding pros or cons?

    TIA
     
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  2. moonballs

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    I am wondering about the same. The MP is lot stiffer, not sure if that is fluctuation or by design.
     
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  3. Murray2012

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    I play with the Extreme Pro 2.0 and a friend has the Extreme MP 2.0. Coincidentally we both use RPM blast strings at same tension. I was interested to see how similar they are so have had a hit with his racket. They feel quite different to me. Unfortunately I am not knowledgeable enough to be definitive regarding this but as well as being lighter the balance feels different with the MP. As you would expect there is a bit more power with his and more accuracy with mine. I noticed the latter as a bigger difference so prefer the Pro. Hope this is helpful.
     
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  4. Broly4

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    By no means will you find the pro too heavy, it has a very light feel.
     
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  5. srvnvly

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    I demo'd both and found the pro a bit heavy, after hours (plural) of use. I liked/ still like the MP version; if the Steam 99S/99 or any of the new Graphene racquets don't work out, I will give this another go. I bought a used 1/4 grip when I should have bought a 3/8 grip size. Good power, the swing weight didn't bother me.
     
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  6. Bartelby

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    The new pro feels much lighter than the yt version.
     
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  7. JackB1

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    they are similar except the Pro is overall heavier but more headlite and the Mp is lighter overall, but more evenly balanced. I preferred the Mp myself, but I guess it depends on what balance you prefer. I also though the Pro felt sluggish and too heavy overall. Very noticeable on serves and volleys.
     
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  8. JackB1

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    how can you predict what another person will find as "heavy"? Its all personal and very much dependant on what you are accustomed to.

    p.s. I found the Pro heavy
     
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  9. Stringers

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    Depends on what kind of player you are. I find the pro to be one of the lightest swinging frames for its weight. I play with 12ish oz frames tho. You may find it too heavy for your taste.

    Have to demo and see
     
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  10. JackB1

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    it is relatively light for a 12 oz racquet, but 12 oz. Is not "light" in racquet speak.
     
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  11. Ross K

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    ^^^ Cheers good TTers. Well, still not 100% sure which of the 2 I may prefer, but whichever it is I do think it has nudged the new Blade out of the way in terms of what I may want to look at next. Not convinced now Blade is for me. So... yes... Extreme Pro or non-Pro and 99s would be my top 2.
     
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  12. JackB1

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    Hey Ross....my mind is made up and I will be trading my Juice for the 99s.
    I played great during my week with it and it suited my game very well...no negatives for me at all.
     
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  13. Broly4

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    well, I found it very light, so did my friend who hits with a 290 gr racquet, it's true that it is personal, but it does have a very fast feel to it imho.
     
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  14. Chotobaka

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    I found the Extreme Pro 2.0 to be a very easy swinging rocket launcher with great spin. Not heavy feeling at all.
     
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  15. Ross K

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    Yes, 99s is earmarked to be my no. 1 purchase for the New Year... I'll then see quite what capabilities or whatever I indeed do possess (or not as the case may be hehe) when it comes to spin.

    Could you please maybe say more re how the Extreme Pro - or Extreme (non-pro) compares to J100 and 99s IYO?
     
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