For Chris(TW Staff):Compare RDX 500-Mid To LM Prestige-MP

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  1. Mike Werblin

    Mike Werblin Rookie

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    Chris- I was wondering , since you use the Yonex RDX 500-Mid(90) and you playtested the LM Prestige-Midplus(98), How you would compare the playability of the two?? Which did you find to be more comfortable and softer feeling(flexier)?? Which Served better? My dilemma is that I use to use the MP Tour-1(90) with good success but it was a little too stiff for me and bothered my arm/elbow. I tried the LM prestige-Mid(93) but I found it not to volley all that well and I personally did not find as nice a feel as the Prestige Classic 600, possibly because the LM Prestige-Mid is stiffer and swings noticeably heavier than the PC 600. Anyway, I have been trying the LM Prestige-MP(98) and it is a solid racquet with pretty good control and good comfort but I find it a little lacking in serving hard and flat and I would like a little softer/flexier feel. I am hesitant to try the RDX 500-MP(98) because I've been told it has considerably more power than the LM Prestige-Midplus and I think I would have a lot of trouble controlling groundstrokes. Anyway, let me know your thoughts r.e. the RDX 500-Mid. Thanks very much!!!
     
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    Mike,
    I love the RDX 500 Mid, so my comments might be a little biased here. I find the RDX much softer and more buttery in feel compared to the MP Tour-1 Mid. The MP Tour-1 Mid had a crisper feel to it, IMHO.
    The Liquidmetal Prestige racquets are also great racquets. When we playtested them I preferred the Mid. For me, the Mid had more weight and stability off the ground. I found both the Mid and MP very comfortable, but preferred the playability of the Mid.

    Out of the RDX 500 Mid and the LM Prestige MP, I found the Yonex to be softer and have a more flexible feel. In fact, that has become one of my favorite aspects of using the racquet.

    Keep demoing and get as much court time with both as possible. Try to play a couple of matches with each as well as just hitting.

    Good luck.

    Chris, TW
     
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  3. Mike Werblin

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    Chris- Thanks very much. I appreciate your thoughts.
     
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