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Head - Liquidmetal 120 racket

Published: 06 Oct 2006 - 19:45 by amy

Updated: 17 Feb 2007 - 02:38

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Hi, I have purchased 3 of these rackets in the time I have been playing. The first lasted 3 months, the second 9 months and the third 2 months. I am not a player that hits the wall continuously or anything like that, but have found that these rackets break really easily. (I also own an Alinta which I have had for 5 years - so I don't break rackets often!).

Has anyone else found that it breaks really easy? Is it due to the lightness? Since they are so expensive I have not replaced my last one - does anyone know of a similar racket (weight wise and playing wise) that is longer lasting?

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From RashD - 17 Feb 2007 - 02:38

Does anyone know how this racket compares to the intelligence 110?

I used to have a LM 150 which i liked although it broke - seems like a recurring trend with the LM range right?

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From SuperSage666 - 23 Jan 2007 - 20:53   -   Updated: 23 Jan 2007 - 20:56

Damn,

The racket technology is getting beyond moi.

I was just getting used to the aluminium rackets, these would bend nicely and one side would almost make a nice right-angle for getting balls out of the corners and nicks.

Before that, there were the wooden handle and head rackets that had a steel or fiberglass shaft and the head would cometimes come flying off to scone your opponent n allow you to accidently win the match

But these very light rackets tend to leave me are just too much, I hardly even realise I have my Grays Millenium 140gram racket in my hands until it gets tangled in the sheets as I climb into bed, oops

Still, after one year, it's the longest lasting racket I've ever had, before that racket, I would smash a handle or frame at least every three months.   But I suppose they weren't designed for cricket. 

Bugger , some big blokes just threw me into a padded squash court, what sort of gear do I need in here?

Yo,

The Sagester

 

 

 

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From Adz - 16 Jan 2007 - 20:02   -   Updated: 16 Jan 2007 - 20:02

Can't speak for the Tecnifibre racquets, but I can defend the e-squash racquets. They didn't feel cheap to me (but admittedly I was using the top of the range one for a while). The downside was that 3 of them broke without contact within a month! The company were good enough to replace them FOC for another brand though. My girlfriend uses the 4th at the moment and likes it a lot.

 

I will add that if you get the wrong strings in these racquets, they feel awful, but then again so would any racquet!

Adz

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From nickhitter - 16 Jan 2007 - 08:56

Haven't used tecnifbre rackets. However, anyone who I've ever talked to who has used them has disliked them, saying they vibrate a lot and feel like cheap rackets generally. The same goes with e-squash rackets aswell. Again I haven't used these either so this is all tertiary info.

I'm sure someone here will defend them though......

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From vitty - 15 Jan 2007 - 16:07

And what about new Tecnifibre Dynergy 125g ? Has anyone heard about it ?

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From nickhitter - 15 Jan 2007 - 10:42

I have been playing for a few weeks with the n120 and ntour on loan from a mate (both re-strung with ashaway supernick)  and can report....

Both rackets have what I consider to be perfect  level of natural vibration. Not so much that it hurts wrist/forearm, but lets you feel the ball great. Much better in this respect than  my Prince O3 tour (too much vibration) ,dunlop Muslceweave (slightly too 'dead' feeling) and dunlop hotmelt custom (almost as good but not quite).

Both feel VERY light! more so than any of my other rackets. I think the only person who would feel like they are 'holding a hammer' as Sleave said would be a 3 year old! Correct however that there is not much difference in weight 'in the hand' betwen the two, although to hold, the ntour feels slightly better balanced.

The n120 is more forgiving than the ntour, which is probably why I played much better with n120. Both are fairly stiff but the n120 feels slightly less so than the ntour, and both are 'whippier' than my very stiff O3 tour.

They both have similar amount of power. which is quite a lot! with the current strings/tension, they were even more powerful than my dunlops and I was over hitting the ball at first until I got used to it.

Right now I'm looking for a racket that is very quick swinging and forgiving to help me get up the leagues! so I'm gonna buy a couple of n120's. I think if you hit the sweet spot more consistently than I do, then the ntour would be just as good a choice. I would rate them both among the best rackets I have played.

Obviously I have only borrowed theses rackets so I have no idea of the long term durability. Although the word is that prince and head rackets are returned with breakages much more than dunlop or wilson. How much of that is down to coincidence is speculation I guess.

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From drop-shot - 07 Oct 2006 - 05:00

Funnily there is no big difference in weight of ntour vs. n120. If you used to play with lighter rackets, first impression will be "GOSH! I AM HOLDING A HAMMER"!!! But later on you will find it pleasant. If I give my wife a chance to play with one of them she can't say the difference. Her first impression was that nTour is heavier than n120.

Actually I did switch into 120 racket becasue I started to play lot more volleys and my swing is far better with n120.

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From shib - 07 Oct 2006 - 02:03

how heavy does the ntour feel from the n120? i am using a rather light racket 120g and thinking of using a heavier one ~140 but im afraid that i wouldn't be used to it.

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From drop-shot - 06 Oct 2006 - 21:02   -   Updated: 06 Oct 2006 - 21:02

Wilson n 120. Go for it. Balanced more for the head, still easily manouvereable. I did change to n120 from nTour (140g). What a NICE difference. My dropshots are far more effective now. And surprisingly – I am having them still default strung with those Helixx stings.

Maybe it is the racket but maybe my qualities improved.

Eventually you should check Karakal. I am not sure if you will find the same head LM shape rackets from the other producers.

Re: LM120 - you are not the only one with this experience. LM was not the best of Head series.
In my lame opinion it is due to the material.

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