i.prestige mp and lm prestige mp / same strings,tension

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by nick_wv, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. nick_wv

    nick_wv New User

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    i would like to share my first impresions after a couple of hours of play with my old i.prestige / new lm prestige.
    i.prestige - heavy, sharp, demanding, hard to serve and volley, good for flat shots, good baseline racquet, hard to swing after one hour.
    lm prestige - more flexible, lighter, better spin potential, easier to swing and more manoeuvrable, better serve and better volley, need to adjust stroke mechanics from the baseline.
    my point would be that the two racquets are so different.
    same strings ( iso-speed pro 17 g ) same tension ( 27 kg for a 25 kg feel ).
    both very good head racquets. still so different.
    :idea:
     
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  2. strife726

    strife726 Rookie

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    why did you have to adjust stroke mechanics from the baseline?
     
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  3. chadw01

    chadw01 New User

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    I use the i.Prestige and I don't find it difficult to serve and volley. Yes, it's very demanding and I hit flat, but I find it very easy to swing.

    Your review has me interested in demo'ing the LM for myself..
     
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  4. nick_wv

    nick_wv New User

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    re:stroke mechanics

    not much, but i have to adjust to the lm prestige after playing the i.pres . may be the lower weight and softness of the frame
    (almost like playing the classic red prestige 660).
    and again, topspin easier to generate w/the lm than the i.
    especially short crosscourt forehand topspin shots, which are a challenge for me using i.prestige, become easier when playing the lm.
    however, the i.prestige feels more solid from the baseline when playing a hard hitting opponent.
     
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