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Head - metallix 160

Published: 02 Mar 2007 - 16:36 by titleist731

Updated: 25 Jan 2008 - 12:19

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anyone tried it?

i picked one up in the store the other day and they have rounded off their grips quite a bit....not nearly as flat and rectangular as before

however ive used dunlops since ive started...muscle weave, hotmelt, ice tour, and now mfil pro and im afraid i will break the head rackets rather easily

i have never broken a dunlop...

just wondering how thei new metallix line is so far for those who have tried them

they are a different mold than last year's flexpoints....a concave mold that apparently causes the actual hitting area to be a bit smaller...squash game squash extras How to add images to Members' Forum posts and replies here... PSA Squash TV - North American Open 2012

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From stevo - 25 Jan 2008 - 12:19

Thanks Mike. Both times for me there was some impact but nothing more than you would expect a racket to take.


Its a shame, I really like the rackets. One has been replaced and I am waiting to see whether the other will be. If not, I will use the other until it breaks then move on to something new(or go back to a trusty old dunlop).



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From mike - 25 Jan 2008 - 12:05

Stevo -- since writing my previous post (in May) I did break my Metallix 130. There was a moderate wall impact, but nothing major. I've seen quite a few break at my club. I'm sure in most cases there was some impact with wall or floor, but it's a question of how much.


I've been using a Karakal Pro3T since

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From stevo - 25 Jan 2008 - 11:30

Anyone had durability issues with the metallix range? I have broke a couple of 130's in within a few weeks or purchase (one after 3 hours of play and another was about 6 weeks old).


Is it just a bad batch or is it across the range?



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From mike - 04 May 2007 - 10:45

I've been using the Metallix 130 for about 6 weeks and I really like it. It's more powerful than my previous racquet - The Flexpoint 150, and yes, the grips have been rounded a lot.

I actually got a new FP150 back on warranty 2 weeks ago and that made the differences even more noticeable. The Metallix is more stable (less vibration). The low weight and power IMO makes the racquet very maneuverable...great for when you can only just get racquet to ball.

The sweet spot on the Metallix is a little closer to the handle than on the Flexpoint.
I am comparing different weights here, but my preference is the newer Metallix 130. The heavier racquet is possibly better for touch shots though.

The concave frame of the Metallix is also supposed to help the racquet absorb wall and floor impacts.

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From yaehbhi - 04 May 2007 - 09:56

Hi there,
I'm about to buy a head metallix 140 and thought would check the forum for reviews.
squash36, are you still happy with the performance. what has been you latest experience of this new model. I've used both LM and Flexpoint range and was happy with them.

cheers,

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From titleist731 - 11 Mar 2007 - 17:10

i got one (160 metallix) and it feels pretty good...more power than the dunlops

its also a lot less heavy (and head heavy?) than the flexpoint 160...also has one less cross string for some reason...

the metallix feels head light to me...but maybe because i tried a flexpoint 160 the day before and that thing felt like an absolute rock...like swinging a tennis racket.

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From nickhitter - 07 Mar 2007 - 03:40

The closest thing would probably be the metallix 140. The 130 and 150 both have the long head shape instead. You might want to wait for the dunlop aerogel rackets if you're used to dunlops though.

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From ferris69 - 07 Mar 2007 - 02:40

When are these available in the UK? i've only seen the metallix 150. Which would be the closest to the Dunlop Ice Tour?

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From squash36 - 02 Mar 2007 - 18:17

i've had the metallix 140 for about a month and i think its the best racket i've ever used, perfect balance and weight, and i haven't had any issues with durability and i've given them a few good knocks, and i like the new grip shape too, i would recommend buying one

 

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