Liquidmetal prestige midplus vs RDX 500 Midplus

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by MonkeyMan123, Jun 11, 2008.


Which do you prefer?

  1. Yonex RDX 500 MP

    3 vote(s)
  2. Liquidmetal Prestige MP

    11 vote(s)
  1. MonkeyMan123

    MonkeyMan123 Rookie

    Aug 17, 2006
    Can anyone compare these in terms of feel, spin, and power, or just give their thoughts on them. Which one is more solid? I have narrowed it down to these two, and both are available where I live. I am a 4.5 player with a semi western forehand, 2hbh, a kick serve, and decent volleys. Which racket did you prefer and why?
  2. Syfo-Dias

    Syfo-Dias Professional

    May 29, 2005
    I used to have the RDX-500 MP, so I can tell you what I know about it. It was one of the few Yonex racquets I didn't like. It's pretty horrible for serving and is really too flexible for a lot of people. It does have really good spin potential though due to the open string pattern. It pains me to say anything bad about a Yonex racquet, but I wouldn't recommend the RDX MP. The Prestige will probably have much less spin potential, but will offer more control. It's probably better for flat hitters.
  3. TnTBigman

    TnTBigman Professional

    Jan 26, 2005
    South Florida
    i demoed both, among others, when i was looking to move up from my LM Radicals mp.

    RDX 500 MP-
    decent power. great sound when u struck the ball. BOOM!!! lots of spin a la open string pattern. flat serves were bombs. slice and spin was excellent. lots of kick. like Syfo can feel the flex.

    LM Prestige MP: (Austria version)
    not as much spin as the RDX, but there is some for a 18x20 pattern. much more control oriented. I liked the swing weight and found it easier to swing than my LM Rad MP for a heavier racquet. much more stable than the RDX. slice backhands were butter. flat serves and groundies were very good. very nice weight. struck the ball solidly and comfortably.

    i just could not get over the Yonex grip shape. I constantly fidgeted with the grip during the games when demoing.Together with the oblong head shape, those were the deal breakers for me.

    I'm a 4.5 lefty. Flat forehands and a 1hbh.
  4. Ljubicic for number1

    Ljubicic for number1 Hall of Fame

    Dec 23, 2005
    Home Of The Socceroos
    The RDX 500 MP gets alot of love around here, but it done nothing for me.
    I found it very unstable, very underpowered, below average for serving etc. It does provide huge amounts of spin off the ground and I love the grip shape. The RDX 500 mid is a whole different animal. "I love everthing about the mid"

    The prestige will obviously have great control, more solid feel, less spin, better volleys and a horrible grip shape.

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