flexpoint radical mp or tour

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by molybdenum, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. molybdenum

    molybdenum New User

    Aug 25, 2005
    If i am a 3.0 player would flexpoint radical mp or flexpoint radical tour be better for me? Your opinion is much appreciated. Thankyou.
  2. mary fierce

    mary fierce Banned

    Mar 11, 2004
    Just ask yourself "do I feel more comfortable with an 11 ounce racquet or a 12 ounce racquet." If you've played a bit, I'd think you'd know the answer to that question.

    GRANITECHIEF Hall of Fame

    Oct 4, 2004
    Santa Barbara
    I tried the tour and really thought it would be a good improvement over the MP. At first it felt pretty good, but after a while i noticed fatigue from the extra weight. I found i didn't get quite as much racket head speed and because of that, the extra weight didn't end up giving me extra power. I ended up going with the FXP MP and it is awesome.
  4. TN1

    TN1 Rookie

    Sep 1, 2005
    I just got done demoing these racquets. The flexpoint tour in my opinion was erratic. The string bed was wayy too lively for me and never got a feel of how hard I need to hit the ball to get the response I needed. Sometimes it would fly off the bed and other times it would come out with moderate pace. I didn't notice too much of difference in spin. Also, I didn't have trouble with the wieght and it didn't cause me to have any shoulder/arm problems, but my current racquet is a 12.8 ounce Pro Tour 280 OS. Maybe that's why I didn't like it either. I guess I like the dense string bed and semi-board feel...well, I like the buttery feel more but none of these racquets will give you that. I am sure some people got a consistent response from this racquet but I couldn't. Also I didn't like the weighting of the Tour. It felt like to me that the frame was still incredible light and Head just chucked a 1 oz of extra weight in the handle. That's why the swingweight for this thing is soo low.

    The Radical MP though was nice. It definitely needs some lead tape though. It has a tendency to twist on non direct hits. Much more predictable though. Still not my cup of tea. Way too light. I am afraid to lead it up because even though Head says that 2/3" HL it doesn't feel that way. It feels more like what TW lists it at.

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