Originally Posted by Fuji
The LM Rad is a nice stick to lead up. I find it played very well to some lead and silicone! (Agreed on the Gamma, I didn't care for anything from that entire line. Everything sort of bothered my body in one way or another.)
Definitely the IG being capped I feel gives a way more "even" response on off centre hits for the sheer fact it has its mass more evenly distributed across the head. (Go figure eh?) That being said, it doesn't have nearly the plough and raw "effectiveness" that the nonIG does. The nonIG I feel can just bully the ball no matter where. (I train with Open level players who serve absolute bombs. With the IG, I feel a bit of flutter even in the sweet spot, with the nonIG it just feels rock solid)
It depends on what you mean by plays better tbh. If you're used to the higher SW, I don't think there are many better stock rackets out there other then the nonIG that has a decent SW, without being over 12.5oz. If you're looking for a whippier, much more "user friendly" and manuverable frame, then the IG is the way to go.
The main thing I found is that with all else being equal, the IG gives less power and more forgiveness on shots. The NonIG gives more raw power and stability.
Thanks for the in depth comments. Last thing: I'm assuming that they are the same mold - can the nonIG take the IG CAP grommets? Might be a daring move considering the SW is already high on the nonIG, but might be interesting.