Instinct users? What are they like?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by AJK1, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. AJK1

    AJK1 Hall of Fame

    Apr 21, 2005
    Getting curious about the Head Instinct range. What are they like? Feedback please!
  2. N4n45h1

    N4n45h1 Rookie

    Nov 12, 2006
    I like my lm instinct xl, its has a nice solid feel to it, but unless you have a good stroke the ball seems to go long, i guess its important to put enough topspin on the ball. the best strings ive had on it so far would be wilson nxt, and next after that would be forten thin blend. i normally string it up under the medium tension of 57lbs. It's interesting though since even with the extended length my volleys are easily controllable.
  3. Jack Romeo

    Jack Romeo Professional

    Mar 11, 2004
    the lm instinct feels solid but comfortable with a lot of controllable power. despite the fairly tight string pattern, it is still able to generate good topspin and slice. it is maneuverable for net play and serves. i think serves are a strong suit of this racket.

    i've only hit with the fxp instinct once but it does feel softer and a bit more muted. i prefer the more solid feel of the lm instinct.

    the only problem i had with this racket is the grip shape - too rectangular for me. it's even more rectangular than other head rackets. i had to modify the grip to use it properly.
  4. Duzza

    Duzza Legend

    Nov 1, 2005
    Melbourne, VIC, Australia
    LM was good, solid. The flexpoint not so solid.
  5. nickb

    nickb Banned

    Jun 23, 2006
    I ive played with the flexpoint instinct and instinct team, they are very solid for the weight, manuverable but for me dont have alot of control. They were just too powerful for me. Give em a try you minght like them.

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  6. siow_a

    siow_a Rookie

    Jun 5, 2004
    The LM instinct from Austria is a better racquet than the LM from China. It feels more flexible to me. That said, both are gresat serving and baseline racquets. Comfort is great.
  7. Flexxed

    Flexxed Rookie

    Aug 2, 2005
    What do you guys mean by solid? The instinct tour xl I tried felt really hollow and buzzy. If you mean solid like good in most areas then I agree. I thought it played very well with maybe a bit too much power
    it was pretty stable for it's weight.
  8. Ztalin

    Ztalin Guest

    Agreed. It felt pretty hollow, and it needed more spin. Other than that, I liked it.

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