Why's LM Prestige Mid easier to swing than LM Rad Tour?

cys19

Semi-Pro
For some reason I find the LM Prestige Mid easier to swing than the LM Radical Tour.

LM Prestige Mid:
Strung Weight: 12.3oz / 349g
Balance: 7pts Head Light
Swingweight: 340
Stiffness: 61

LM Radical Tour:
Strung Weight: 12.3oz / 349g
Balance: 6pts Head Light
Swingweight: 332
Stiffness: 63

Why? Does the 1 point HL make that much of a difference? Plus the SW is higher.
 

pham4313

Professional
a couple reasons: LM prestige mid is smaller in headsize 89 vs. 100. Box beam thickness is 19 mm vs. 21 mm. So though heavy, it cuts through air much faster, thus easier swing
 

snoflewis

Legend
a couple reasons: LM prestige mid is smaller in headsize 89 vs. 100. Box beam thickness is 19 mm vs. 21 mm. So though heavy, it cuts through air much faster, thus easier swing

lm radical tour was a 98sq in (truly 95 sq in)...and neither racket is a box beam shape. radicals are definitely round, and the prestige has rather round corners and isnt as boxy as say the 6.0s

anyhow, midsize rackets do swing a bit lighter just because of the fact that they're smaller

assuming there's no modifications with lead tape/overgrip/leather grip or any of that stuff...it could have to do with the string job. some strings just weigh more than others, and that to some can be a big difference..
 

cys19

Semi-Pro
lm radical tour was a 98sq in (truly 95 sq in)...and neither racket is a box beam shape. radicals are definitely round, and the prestige has rather round corners and isnt as boxy as say the 6.0s

anyhow, midsize rackets do swing a bit lighter just because of the fact that they're smaller

assuming there's no modifications with lead tape/overgrip/leather grip or any of that stuff...it could have to do with the string job. some strings just weigh more than others, and that to some can be a big difference..

So then it's just the beam width and size then? They have no modifications, and the LM Radical tour has multifilament strings and the LM Prestige Mid is strung with a hybrid of poly and poly-ish multi.
 

snoflewis

Legend
So then it's just the beam width and size then? They have no modifications, and the LM Radical tour has multifilament strings and the LM Prestige Mid is strung with a hybrid of poly and poly-ish multi.

hmm...are there any differences in grip size?
 
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