Liquidmetal Radical MP vs. Liquidmetal Instinct standard?

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Liquidmetal: Radical MP vs. Instinct MP

  1. Liquidmetal Radical MP

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  2. Liquidmetal instinct MP

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  1. dantespark33

    dantespark33 Semi-Pro

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    Was deciding on a new racket to try out, and cannot decide between the instinct standard or the radical MP
    yes i have searched and both have good reviews from TW users
    and both are cost efficient
    which makes it harder to choose which one
    suggestions?
     
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  2. meowmix

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    I say the LM Instinct. I prefered it a little more than the rad, but they're fairly close. I think I generated a little extra spin from the instinct.
     
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  3. Syfo-Dias

    Syfo-Dias Semi-Pro

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    The only Instinct worth getting is the LM Instinct made in Austria.
     
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  4. bertrevert

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    What's your game? I mean how do you like to play...
     
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  5. dantespark33

    dantespark33 Semi-Pro

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    my game:
    Play mostly behind the baseline
    Big forehand and big serve
    1 handed backhand
    only come to net when playing soft hitters

    hmm, can't get an austria one, was gonna order off tw with some other stuff
     
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  6. babolat141

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    I'd go with the radiacal its a very versitile racket
     
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  7. goober

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    you can't go wrong with either one IMO, but

    Instinct is more of a baseliners racquet while the radical is more of an allcourt racquet. Instinct is somewhat like the PD and has more power but less feel and control thatn the radical.
     
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  8. dantespark33

    dantespark33 Semi-Pro

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    i think i can sacrifice power for control, i think i should be able to generate enough power, and i play horrible with the PD so instinct may not be for me
     
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  9. 0d1n

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    The instinct is not as "jumpy" as the PD. It has a much more linear power level.
    It's more flexible and it has 18 mains instead of 16. The instinct was a VERY nice surprise for me because I don't like "that kind of racket" generally, but the Instinct (LM) had a very nice balance between power, control and comfort.
    I think the Radical is a very good racket also ... so you can't really go wrong with either one.
     
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  10. bertrevert

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    Yes to what Goober and Od1n said above - that's accurate.

    THe LM Instinct loved and still used by a powerful baseliner at my club. Best of all Instinct versions apparently.

    The Rad is a good platform for lead modification as stock it is a bit light, but is far more versatile all over the court.

    NOthing wrong with these, but "feel/flex" was noticeably different from Austrian to China one (I had one of each), can't be helped now, nothing wrong with China.
     
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  11. 0d1n

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    Come to think of it I think I tested an Austrian Instinct, but owned 2 Chinese Radicals ...
    Maybe this (or my fuzzy memory) is the reason why I actually favored the Instinct "feel" even though I would expect to like a "radical type" better.
    Oh well...doesn't really matter now :p
     
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