LM Radical MP vs LM Instinct Help please

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Spin Grim, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. Spin Grim

    Spin Grim New User

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    I am in the process of deciding which of this racquets to get.
    Both have very similar specs, just with the dead size and beam difference.
    What makes them different? and sets them apart?
    Power, control, spin potential, comfort, slice, serve ....
    All your comments will certainly help me in finally deciding.
    I actually play with the Volkl Cat 10, good racquet but a bit unpredictable when the tension of strings is low, and some addition of power (not much) will be welcome.

    Thank you
     
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  2. mattlikovich

    mattlikovich Rookie

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    demo them!!!!!
     
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  3. Spin Grim

    Spin Grim New User

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    Thanks, thats lots of help.
    There is no possibility of a full demo, that is why I am asking.
    I had the racquets in my hand for a brief test, enough to establish that I liked both, but could not demo then fully, as it is not possible in my part of the world
     
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  4. tarheelbornjohn

    tarheelbornjohn Semi-Pro

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    The instinct has a little larger head size but not quite as stiff. I have hit with both and they have alot of power and play very stiff. Not alot of difference, but the power goes slightly to the instinct and the control goes slightly to the Radical.
     
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  5. 5.0 TopDog

    5.0 TopDog New User

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    depending on your skill level..I have own both Lm radical and Lm instinct and I like Lm radical better since I have fast swing with alot of topspin. If you hit flatter and less topspin then go with the instinct. as your game get better you will most likely to go with a thinner beam than the instinct.
     
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  6. pchoi04

    pchoi04 Professional

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    I totally agree with 5.0 topdog...
     
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  7. AndyC

    AndyC Semi-Pro

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    Couple of other things that haven't been mentioned.

    The Radical MP has a much smaller sweetspot compared to the Instinct. This in combination with it being stiffer means that on off center hits your arm will feel it.. well at least mine did.

    Walked off the court after a two hour demo of the Radical MP and my arm hurt (not just the elbow and I'm not prone to tennis elbow). Chose the Instinct as it was a "friendlier" racket.
     
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