Flexpoint: Like it? yes/no and why?

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  1. Ten_is

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    New Technology by Head obviously is the Flexpoint technology.
    What are some of your views and opinions on this? Has anyone played/play with a Flexpoint and do you like it?
     
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  2. AJK1

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    I own a FXP Radical Team. Even though it seems it's not cool to own a "Team" version of the classics, this is the best racquet i've ever owned, and i've had some good ones over the years. I added lead tape at 3 & 9 positions, and some under the grip and it is the best balanced racquet ever.
    I can't really comment on the flexpoints, i don't really think they do anything, but overall it's a great stick. I considered the "Fire" model, but decided I didn't want an extended length racquet.
     
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  3. alcap26

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    I am going to order a Flexpoint Radical Tour this weekend. I love the feel of the racquet. The 58 stiffness rating and the weight have me in love. It just feels like the racquet cups the ball ever so slightly.
     
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  4. kerplunker

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    the only models i like are the prestige, fire, and heat... i havent tried any teams yet though
     
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  5. emcee

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    I don't think the two precisely engineered holes in the frame do anything, but the FXP Radical Team is one sweet stick (especially with lead @ 3,9, and handle).
     
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  6. Steve Huff

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    I'm with Emcee on this one. If the Flexpoint did anything like their ads showed, the racket would break everytime you hit a ball near the tip of the head. I'v hit with a Flexpoint Rad OS, and it felt fairly stiff, solid and more powerful than the iRadical. So, just because a company's featured technology seems a bit far-fetched, don't discount the playability of it anyway.
     
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  7. AlpineCadet

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    :confused:
     
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  8. fastdunn

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    Obviously, I can't see/feel FXP does what it claims to do.

    But my FXP Prestige MP does have different vibe from the hoop.

    I can also feel it's stiffer on the throat but flexier at the hoop.

    And that's about it. And I like the over-all playability of it.
     
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  9. vinnier6

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    i dont really think it does anything either, but i dont really care as the racquet works for me...
     
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  10. Ten_is

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    I like the FXP, but can't figure why I can't consistantly hit with it like I did with my old Wilson 95 Staff Series.
    It IS a light raquet (10.5 ounces - even balance - 16/20 stringing at 102 sq in.)

    Anyone had the experience of not hitting well with a new raquet or switching head sizes to something bigger/smaller?
     
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  11. Starwind

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    Awful, worthless, gimmicky are words I like to describe it with.
     
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  12. Safina

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    The FXP Radical Tour was SUCH a great racquet IF it didn't have those dumb holes in it. Sigh....
     
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  13. siber222000

    siber222000 Semi-Pro

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    same here.. heat felt very good
     
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  14. Duzza

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    Don't get me started. Sold mine fortunately.
     
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