Prestige vs. Radical

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by toughshot, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. toughshot

    toughshot Rookie

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    Currently I've been using the Flexpoint Radical

    Thinking about buying flexpoint/mg prestige

    any thoughts? or suggestions?

    I'm an all around 4.5 - 5.0 player who hits with lots of drive off of both wings. Western forehand, flatter backhand. Big serve clocked at 100ish ... flat topspin or slice.

    Im new to these forums, any feed back would be appreciated.

    Good day :]
     
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  2. Bud

    Bud Bionic Poster

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    I like the Radical Mid+ with a leather grip and CAP grommets (brings it a bit over 12 oz.) over the prestige. Feels better in my hands than the perstige.
     
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  3. Jimmyk459

    Jimmyk459 Rookie

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    I had always played with the radicals. I had bought a couple of FXP radicals and then decided to switch to the prestige mid line. I now use a couple of FXP prestiges and the change to my game has been dramatic. Being able to swing out on shots (especially under pressure) has really allowed me to come out of many tight matches with a win. It has been a great change. I would recommend the MG prestige (i just demoed it) because it is a little more stable and has a better overall feel.
     
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  4. iradical18

    iradical18 Professional

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    Welcome to the boards. I always suggest to folks that you just demo them and see which one fits your game better.
     
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  5. toughshot

    toughshot Rookie

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    I've had past experience with the prestige line before.

    I played well and i felt i had total control over my shots, but im worried that the dense 18/20 string pattern and mid headsize will affect my western forehand or serve? I dont wanna feel like im swinging a tree trunk after 1 hour of play. :)
     
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  6. rabidcow

    rabidcow Semi-Pro

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    If you can handle the weight go with Prestige, don't worry about the string pattern
     
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  7. caesar66

    caesar66 Professional

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    Is there something you don't like about the radicals? if not, I'd just go with the microgel radicals instead of the prestiges, and you can use the fxp as a backup. If you need a change that can't be made through lead tape or different strings, demo around, otherwise I'd stay with what works.
     
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  8. brownyazn

    brownyazn Rookie

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    i play a lot like you
    but i'm a 5.0-5.5

    just demo this them

    but i play with the prestiges
     
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  9. weaver

    weaver Rookie

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    not to make things harder for you, but something that you might want to consider is the radical pro... it's in between the two i think. I started with the LM radical, then FXP radical tour, and now then the FXP prestige. so you might want to try the MG Radical Pro... Hope this helps
     
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