Is this HEAD Flexpoint Instinct ?

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  1. wertigo

    wertigo New User

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    Hi guys,
    I'm searching the net to find and buy a successor of Head LiquidMetal Instinct(2004). Now I know the production line of Instinct series was: LiquidMetal Instinct --> FlexPoint Instinct --> MicroGel Instinct --> YouTek Instinct, hope I'm right.

    The question: finally I have found last two rackets in local e-shop but I'm not sure if this is Head FlextPoint Instinct that I have been looking for. Here is the link

    Pictures of FlexPoint Instinct at tennis-warehouse review are different.

    Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,

    Roman
     
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  2. zapvor

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    flexpoint is easy to tell because it has the 2 holes drilled at 3 and 9 o clock
     
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  3. wertigo

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    o.k it is Flexpoint, thanks.
    then I have one more question: is the Flexpoint 2008 at my local e-shop the same as the Flexpoint 2005 at tennis-warehouse, I mean based on used technology? Based on specs bellow I would say - yes, am I right? Flexpoint at TW review is from 2005, my local e-shop says: 2008.
    May be it is only because of bad picture of Flexpoint 2008, but the 2008 frame looks much thicker than FXP 2005, by spec it should be the same 23/25/21 mm.

    Flexpoint 2008 specs:
    technology: HEAD Flexpoint
    construction: Head Liquidmetal
    Composition: 23/25/21 mm
    head size: 645 cm2
    weight(string less) 295g
    balance(string less) 320mm
    length: Standard, 685mm
    Grip: HydroSorb
    string pattern: 18/19
    swing style: L3
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    TW flexpoint 2005 specs:
    Length 27 inches, 69 centimeters
    Head Size 645 cm2
    Weight 11.2 ounces 318 grams
    Balance Point 13.125 inches, 33 centimeters, 3pts Head Light
    Construction LiquidMetal Titanium / Graphite and Piezzo Electric Fibers
    Composition 23 - 25 - 21 mm Tapered Beam
    String Pattern 18 Mains / 19 Crosses
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    p.s. I don't understand why Head uses product name Flexpoint and technology LiquidMetal, very confusing... or HEAD mixed these two technology together :confused:?

    Thanks for any response.

    R.
    Czech Republic, Europe
     
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  4. zapvor

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    the 2008 fxp is fake
     
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  5. wertigo

    wertigo New User

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    thank you a lot, you saved me money.

    r.
     
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  6. Snaab

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    wertigo

    I have seen that paint scheme before, and think it is legit.
    Are you in Canada by chance?
    For some reason, I think that was a "regional" paint job.
     
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  7. vsbabolat

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    No its not! That is how HEAD sold the FXP Instinct in Europe for 2008. It was on there website that way.
     
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  8. wertigo

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    @Snaab: Czech republic, Europe
    the 2008 frame looks different to 2005 version, much thicker.
     
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  9. Snaab

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    I can't speak to the frame's beam width, but like vsbabolat has indicated, that is a legit Head painthjob. (I saw it on their website as well.)
     
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  10. t-swede

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    its a legit cosmetic only update of the 2005 flexpoint instinct , and quite good looking to if i may add . there is a vendor on the big auction site in italy that sells this particular version of the flexpoint instinct . i play the instinct tour xl but my favorite paintjob of the instinct line is the 2005 gold and black , would love to have the instinct tour xl in that paintjob but it was never offered to the public maybe for prostock ?
     
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  11. wertigo

    wertigo New User

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    Have you ever played the LiquidMetal Instinct 2004? If yes, could you compare it to XL tour version?
     
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