Head LM Rad V. Head Flexpoint Rad

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by kenshireen, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. kenshireen

    kenshireen Professional

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    Has anybody played both of these rackets at the same time.
    I have used each separately and cannot tell the difference.
    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    I am referring to the 107.

    Thanks, Ken
     
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  2. alcap26

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  3. kenshireen

    kenshireen Professional

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    Finished My Test Today

    LM Rad plays stiffer on center shots...you can definately feel the FXP soften on middle hits.. the balls flies deeper..more power but less control IMO.
    They are both equal in all other facets except I did prefer lobbying with the FXP.. probably due to the sinking in on center hits. The FXP plays flexier even though they have the same RDC rating.
    On ground strokes you need topspin on both to keep shots in. Slice is good on both as it manueverablility at the net.
    Better feel with the FXP. Also the finish is better on the LM (metallic paint etc. on the LM which btw is made in China while the FXP is made in Czech Republic)

    Overall I would chose the LM.

    Just my .02
     
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  4. TnTBigman

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    LM. lighter, more net savvy. you can always add weight.
     
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  5. cys19

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    TnTBigman, where'd you get Austrian made LM Radical MPs?
     
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  6. alcap26

    alcap26 Semi-Pro

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    The FXP Radicals are now made in China. They ysed to be made in Austria.
     
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  7. dewey2110

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    the FXP radicals are used to be made in Czech actually, you can still get them at some local stores.
     
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  8. alcap26

    alcap26 Semi-Pro

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    Whoops you are right...I don't know where I got the Austria from.
     
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  9. jcstennis

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    alcap... the pros used to get theirs made in czech or austria back in the day... i still think head has a factory in austria just for pro sticks. some stores will have the czech sticks but they are earlier models... all are china now!

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  10. milo

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    that's right, the early flexpoint is made in czech and now it is made in china
     
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  11. Hoot

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    I just demoed both of these racquets. To me the LM has a better feel. The FXP is very harsh especially if you miss the sweet spot. My arm hurt for two days after hitting with the FXP.

    I can generate top spin easily with both, slices are good, and can get good pop with both on serves. Really it came down to feel as why I just ordered the LM from TW. Now I just have to find the right string and tension :D
     
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