Liquidmetal prestige midplus vs RDX 500 Midplus

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by MonkeyMan123, Jun 11, 2008.

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Which do you prefer?

  1. Yonex RDX 500 MP

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  2. Liquidmetal Prestige MP

    11 vote(s)
    78.6%
  1. MonkeyMan123

    MonkeyMan123 Rookie

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    Can anyone compare these in terms of feel, spin, and power, or just give their thoughts on them. Which one is more solid? I have narrowed it down to these two, and both are available where I live. I am a 4.5 player with a semi western forehand, 2hbh, a kick serve, and decent volleys. Which racket did you prefer and why?
     
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  2. Syfo-Dias

    Syfo-Dias Semi-Pro

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    I used to have the RDX-500 MP, so I can tell you what I know about it. It was one of the few Yonex racquets I didn't like. It's pretty horrible for serving and is really too flexible for a lot of people. It does have really good spin potential though due to the open string pattern. It pains me to say anything bad about a Yonex racquet, but I wouldn't recommend the RDX MP. The Prestige will probably have much less spin potential, but will offer more control. It's probably better for flat hitters.
     
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  3. TnTBigman

    TnTBigman Professional

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    i demoed both, among others, when i was looking to move up from my LM Radicals mp.

    RDX 500 MP-
    decent power. great sound when u struck the ball. BOOM!!! lots of spin a la open string pattern. flat serves were bombs. slice and spin was excellent. lots of kick. like Syfo said...you can feel the flex.

    LM Prestige MP: (Austria version)
    not as much spin as the RDX, but there is some for a 18x20 pattern. much more control oriented. I liked the swing weight and found it easier to swing than my LM Rad MP for a heavier racquet. much more stable than the RDX. slice backhands were butter. flat serves and groundies were very good. very nice weight. struck the ball solidly and comfortably.

    i just could not get over the Yonex grip shape. I constantly fidgeted with the grip during the games when demoing.Together with the oblong head shape, those were the deal breakers for me.

    I'm a 4.5 lefty. Flat forehands and a 1hbh.
     
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  4. Ljubicic for number1

    Ljubicic for number1 Hall of Fame

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    The RDX 500 MP gets alot of love around here, but it done nothing for me.
    I found it very unstable, very underpowered, below average for serving etc. It does provide huge amounts of spin off the ground and I love the grip shape. The RDX 500 mid is a whole different animal. "I love everthing about the mid"

    The prestige will obviously have great control, more solid feel, less spin, better volleys and a horrible grip shape.
     
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