Flexpoint Fire Vs LM Fire

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  1. rich s

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    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?

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    rich
     
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  2. nikolaih

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    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.
     
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