Discussion in 'Racquets' started by abenguyen, Sep 27, 2006.
how are the serves on this racquet from anyone that used it? i am buying this very soon
As you know from my classified ad, I used the Flexpoint Fire for about 6 weeks. (I replied to your post in my ad, but it hasn't made it through the moderator yet.)
Anyway, I thought the Flexpoint Fire had very nice pop on the serve, and a decent amount of spin. I was coming from an oversize racquet (Prince TT Bandit), and I felt the Fire had much more precision on both serves and volleys. In fact, that was why I bought those frames... I thought my serve and volley was better with the Fire than any other racquet that I have tried this year. The downside was that it felt different with my groundies, but I thought they were honed enough that I could eventually adjust to the new feel.
However, I could never get consistant range with my return and ground strokes with the Fire. What made my mind up to give up on those frames was a tournament match late in the summer where I lost the first set... and I kept missing returns and putaways long. I really needed to win that match because ranking points were on the line, and I was desperate. I didn't think the Fire was really the problem, but I decided to pull out one of my old Bandits just for a change up. I immediately noticed that the grip felt more comfortable in my hand (Prince is rounder than the Head style grip) and that returns and groundstrokes that I had been missing by about a foot long were now landing inside the baseline. Not only did I turn the match around after switching back to my old racquet, but I won easily. I think if I gave the Fire more time, I would eventually figure out how to adjust my spins to keep the strokes up to my usual level of consistancy. However, I think that I've gotten used to oversized frames with more open patterns than the midplus Fire, so it wasn't as easy of a change as I had thought. Couple that with the different grip feel, and it's just stuck in my head that the Fire isn't for me.
I think that if you are used to midplus or smaller racquets, and have hit with previous versions of the Fire, you will love the Flexpoint Fire.
personally id recommend liquidmetal coz flexpoint is just a more expensive version with holes drilled in it
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