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Comments: I recently purchased my third LM8. The other two are over four years old, but holding up very well. I
have been playing since the 1970s (Jack Kramer wood days) and I'm still playing at 4.5 level. I will admit I'm slower and only play
doubles, but I can find no fault with this racquet. Volleys, slice, and top spin are exceptional with this racquet. It is not that stiff or
head heavy, and therefor it is easy on the elbow. I sting it with 17g Head Rip Control. Maybe I will add some weight to it and life
will be sweet.
Comments: I am older at 56 with delicate touch and good strength. I got two of these racquets, then two more
expensive ones, still others used by highly ranked players and came back to this one as it just works for me because of the power,
ease on the arm smoothness (like driving a Cadillac) and light weight which makes it supremely maneuverable. Serves are often
unreturnable. Forehand power shots, the same. Bought a Klippermate stringing machine and after fine tuning, I like this racquet
best with Luxilon Big Banger Original Rough 1.30. I string at low tension and it's easy on the arm, with great power and control
and the strings last about 3 months of near daily play. I am a conservative 4.5 and sure I could hold my own against a 5.5. Not for
everyone, but I'm not looking for something else anymore.
Comments: I'm very pleased with this racquet!
Comments: I'm a 30-year old tennis beginner who can do basic groundstrokes and volleys, but I lack consistency.
So I was looking for something that will help me progress further, and I feel that LiquidMetal 8 is a good fit. I haven't tried many
other racquets, so I don't have a good point of reference, but I can tell you that it feels much better than my cheap big box store
Prince and Wilson racquets. The balance point is much better (not as much head-heavy as those
cheapos), and feels a lot more solid on impact. One problem I had with it is that it produces a string buzz on impact with the ball.
The vibration seems to be merely in the sound, and not so much in the hand. So, it's a little annoying, rather than actually
defective. I had my tennis instructor inspect it and try it, and he says it's not a problem and *may* go away with new strings.
Putting a vibration dampener (in addition to the built-in one) helps a good deal, but it's still there. Regardless, I'm keeping it and
am very happy with it overall.
Comments: My first racquet for my first time with League play. I wanted a good stick that would be forgiving and
help me learn the game and techniques. I'm in my early 40's, active, and fairly quick. I believe that as a grow and improve my
rating, this stick will stay with me. It is very light weight, enough snap to put the ball where I want with a good pace, and as I
improve I'm enjoying the racquet more and more.
Comments: I have tried so many racquets but this one is so perfect, topspin, overhead and control. You have to try
Comments: I got this racquet four years ago, and I've recently bought another as a back up. This racquet is
absolutely amazing. I used to swing hard and hit the ball to the fence behind the baseline, but the control offered by the LM8
keeps my ball solidly in the baseline. I can finally hit angles on my forehand, and it's a great defensive racquet. Best racquet, best
Comments: I've had this racket for a few years, but originally stuck it in the closet after not finding it to my playing
style; recently started using it for indoor doubles for a change in pace. Will say that I disagree with anyone that says it lacks
power or control as I can hit my two-handed backhand with extreme power and control. Am finding now (esp. for doubles since
there's less time to react than singles) that the racket itself is very nimble and maneuverable, and that I can get to shots that I
can't with a 'player's racket' (heavy handle, head-light type and go from defense to offense. In fact, dumped using a Dunlop 4d
200 Aerogel Tour in favor of the Liquidmetal 8 during a close set). Only weak side to this racket I've found is the need to squeeze
the racket tightly and consciously stick forehand volleys with extra force; otherwise volleys can be unpredictably weak (so if you're
the serve & volley type, this racket probably isn't for you). Will practice with the Liquidmetal 8 more, but am considering
purchasing a second for regular singles matches next season. Will update my impressions of this racket next year.
Comments: Great racquet! Lots of power, good control, good spin, comfortable.
Comments: It has been a year and my racquet has already taken out a dozen opponents
and I've just recently transferred to the advanced class. The Liquidmetal 8 gives power. I'm just 12 and it gives me plenty of power
when serving. I hope I can use head when I become PRO.
Comments: I played with this racquet on my high school tennis team. It's a great power racquet. The only part I
disliked was the one inch thickness around the head.
Comments: Very good stick, stable and comfortable. I also bought Prince Hybrid Shark OS with Yonex string, but
like more L8.
Comments: Purchased this racquet after getting back into the game after 5 yrs. This racquet feels great. I play with
lots of spin and the control was nice. I feel that this racquet is giving me a false sense of security as I hit lots of shots in after not
playing for 5 yrs. Haven't really tested the added power yet but with all the reviews confirming it's power, I'm sure it won't
disappoint. This racquet seems like one that I can grow with.
Comments: I want another one!! I've had my Liquidmetal 8 for 3+ years and selected it after demoing half a dozen
racquets. I have LOVED it. Plenty of power, easy for topspin, huge sweetspot and unlike every other racquet I've tried it absorbs all
the shock. (I totally disagree with other reviewers that say this generated vibration. It's built-in dampener is really strong. Just
demo it and you'll see.) At first I wasn't sure I liked that, coming off of a cheap Prince racquet where you could feel everything. But
it's been great. Never once have had a problem with tennis elbow. I've played in 2-3 leagues all year round since I got it and it just
now broke. Must've had a weakened place in the rim and cracked. But, now I am searching for another and tenniswarehouse has
the best price! And, it's MUCH cheaper than it was when I bought it before at original retail of $250!
Comments: I just got this racquet. I am 17 and played 1st doubles on jv. I had a Wilson hammer 4, and couldn't get
the power that I wanted or the spin. I was hitting for 2 days with this and I have able to add tremendous power to my serve which
is about 70 mph average, (speed tested at lockport tennis). Furthermore, I get more spin the way I want, back, side, or top easier.
My volleys are also very deep and a lot faster. I love this racquet. I will be playing 2-3rd doubles on varsity soon. I love this
racquet and anyone that wants to have more power and spin.
Comments: Best 2.0 to 4.0 player racquet ever!! I have tried all these expensive player sticks Wilson, Babolat,
Yonex, Prince, and I even bought a APDC and bought one of these for my little brother. Guess which racquet I play with? The
Liquidmetal has such great power that I don't have to swing as hard for groundstrokes, Serving is just insane and I don't get why
people say they don't get any control. I get plenty of control with plenty of pop. Since the switch to this stick I am beating the
same people I was losing every set to. My confidence in power and control is way better then with the apdc....Do yourself a favor
and try this racquet!! BTW. Start tension at 58 and work your way up 60 was best for me..
Comments: I am 29 and I've been playing for 2 years and have won four tournament of 3.5 and now I'm playing 4.0
and have three seconds. I've changed raquets like underwear, because I wanted to get the right one and sometimes when I saw a
pro's racquet I wanted that one too. Bottom line is this Liquidmetal 8 racquet belongs to a friend who left it in my house. In those
2 years I played with many raquets and a couple of days ago, I saw it there in my garage and so I've tried it and let me tell you
something; this is the best racquet I've ever used! My serve is great, top spin is better and great drop shots with good control!
Yeah it is powerful, but like I said who am I kidding I am not a pro! so enjoy it!
Comments:I am a 3.5 and recently bought this racket which came pre-strung. Today, I ordered an identical second
Liquid Metal 8 which should tell you what I think of it. I have about six rackets and this is the best of the bunch. It's got good
power and control and plays better than more expensive rackets in my bag. Real good deal.
Comments: This racket significantly improved the power of my serve. I love it for that but I find it lacking in control
as an aggressive baseliner. I also find that volleys and overheads with it are really nice but only if you don't swing like I tend to. It
hasn't been a great all-around racket for me and I'm afraid I'm already outgrowing it after 4 months of play. Now I'm looking for a
'tweener as a replacement. Also, it is too light. I didn't suffer from elbow problems until I started playing with this racket. Now I
realize my mistake when I researched rackets which is lighter, head-heavy is NOT good for keeping your elbow injury free.
Summary: If you suffer from tennis elbow, stay away. If you love knocking people's socks off with your serve, this is the one!
Comments: I've demoed this racquet with/for my wife before buying as a game improvement/beginner racquet.
However, I'm spending more time on the court with it, than my wife. It is much easier on my wrist and elbow than my Head Radical
LM and I can focus more on improving my groundstroke technique instead of trying to generate the sufficient power for a fast
swing racquet which ultimately results in forgetting all about control and technique since I'm still on the beginning side of the skill
spectrum. Don't know what I'll be thinking about it if I ever improve my game but for the time being, a great choice for me (and
for my wife, I almost forgot).
Comments: Great racquet! Overall. Only thing is that 1. It might have little too much power for aggressive baseliner
like myself. 2. Don't really like the feeling of vibration from default dampening. Still, a great racquet to play with. My father is 5.0
player and he loves this racquet because it provides that extra pop he needed. Bottom line: Great racquet for any player that
needs extra pop.
Comments: I have had many racquets and this is by far the most powerful one. I am 40 y.o and last week hit one
forehand about 140 mph. I think if the ball hit someone it would have put them in a coma. The topspin I can generate with the
new forehand style is unbelievable. I do go through strings very quickly, but it doesn't matter what racquet I use. All in all I do
love the racquet. With a little less control than I like, but the power makes up for it.
Comments: This racquet by no doubt is a great racquet for beginners, it has A LOT of power with very little control,
it is easy to generate spin and to learn how to generate spin, and it is very light so all in all it is a great racquet for beginners. In
fact I learned with this racquet myself. However, if you have been playing for a little while and are at the upper part of the
intermediate level I would suggest that you forget about this stick and just go with the Liquidmetal Radical. So that you don't
waste your money because once you do improve you will want a better racquet and will probably regret buying this racquet.
Comments: I got the racquet for Christmas in 2006. It's July 2008 and I'm still using this racquet. I have tried out
other sticks but every time I use this one it feels really really comfortable. I'm able to control my shots, and rip some pretty spinny
forehands. I noticed this racquet does lack the power in serve but I think that just might be my own game, haha. Yeah if you're a
big guy who doesn't need a lot of power then get this racquet.
Comments: Great racket love the feel and power. I can kill the ball through and over the fence, also hit the most
soft drop volleys and drop shots that don't even get half way to the service line.
Comments: This racquet is amazing. My friends all envy it and try to use it. I love it because of its power. I can
pretty much get any shot in with it!
Comments: Amazing racquet for somebody who wants consistency and control. There is some power, but not as
much as I had expected. There was way more spin that I had not expected, though, so that makes up for it.
Comments: I really like this racquet, I've been using it this whole summer and I haven't played a whole year of
tennis yet, already I get like 10+ aces a game, not pro-level. It's good for spin and really good for slice forehand and backhand.
My two handed backhand is great with this a lot of spin. Lots of power takes a while to control. But very good racquet.
Comments: If you're serious about taking your game to the next level, get a different racquet. LM 8 is head heavy,
and under 11 oz. If you want to improve, get a head light racquet that's at least 11 oz. This racquet provides too much power. If
you want to be able to take full swings, produce your own power and control, then get a more advanced racquet.
Comments: This racquet rocks! I haven't played tennis since years, I played a lot while a child, and after 10 years I
bought a new racquet again (September 2006). This was one my first, and I can say I was lucky enough. I've been improving so
fast, like from week to week. I feel like I have a lot of power and still lots of control, I can try slices, drop shots, topspin, sidespin,
etc. The only thing I feel weak is my single-handed back hand, if I'm not aware, the ball goes far away, or to the net. I've been
practicing hard on my backhand, but still, if I'm not in a comfortable position, or I'm not watching how and where I'm hitting the
ball, I'll end up losing it. I got a lot of aces to, and my net play is really strong and accurate. If you want to have fun and win games
not at a pro-level, buy it! It's cheap! So many years in the market, and they still make it.
Comments: This racquet can get some good power, but it is not very controlled. It feels very bulky whenever I hit
with it and I do not like the feel. I guess this racquet would be okay for people who like lots of power or people who can control
their shots really well. Overall, I was not impressed with this racquet.
Comments: Like everyone said, it is great. Lots of Spin, Power and yet control... I got this racquet Friday and the
strings popped Saturday. Old bad prestrung string's, recommend restringing when getting it.
Comments: An amazing racquet! I have so much power now but yet so much control. It allows easy spin, power,
and depth. After I got used to it, I was amazed in how great this racquet is. Go try it for yourself!
Comments: I recently purchased this racquet after my Wilson nVision's frame was bent, in a way I'm happy it did
because the Head Liquidmetal is by far the best racquet I have ever used, it has added so much to my game, for the first time I
aced a guy I've never won against 3 times straight, and beat him 6-1! I could not recommend this racquet more, it's a beauty!
Comments: I got this racquet for Christmas and used it the next time I got the chance. It has so much more power
than my old Babolat racquet. It also has so much control for a power racquet. It took me a while to get used to it but when I did I
started hitting shots that I wished I could hit before. When my coach saw he was also amazed, which is impressing. I'm now hitting
winners from anywhere on the court. This racquet has really improved my game.
Comments: I started out with the Wilson H Cyclone and I had this racquet as just an extra racquet. When I first
started playing, this racquet had way too much power for me and so I just used it when I wanted to have some fun. Then during
my tennis season I switched to this racquet completely and it made such a huge difference - even my coach noticed! My shots
were so much more powerful and so much pace was added to my serve. Every shot is so solid. I absolutely love this racquet.
Comments: I like this racquet. I am a very aggressive player and always try to hit winners and enjoy hitting the ball
hard. My experience with this racquet is as follows: 1. added more pace,spin, and consistency to my serve. 2. great for blocking
shots if you are in trouble. It returns the shot with pace. 3. back hand is more consistent and has more spin, but be aware a miss
hit will send your balls way out. 4. forehand has more power and spin- some on lookers said " that's the best forehand in the
park". 5. adds a lot of punch at the net for volleys. To sum it up, this racquet will improve your game if you have good techniques
and like to hit the ball hard. It will take anyone who plays around on a scale of 1 to 10 from a 5 to a 7-8 within a few days. This
racquet will make your game look awesome but be aware when you miss hit ( bad technique) your shots will fly four feet behind
Comments: I play with a lot of spin and slice and I tried this racquet looking for some more power (which was
lacking on my previous Yonex frame). With this racquet I'm able to take huge cracks at the ball and generate enough spin to keep
my shots in. Solid control and maneuverability at the net. The area where I feel the most improvement is my first serve speed.
Comments: It has great stability while at the same time unleashes a killer power shot, I found this
very easy to get used to even me as a beginner by two months think it is easy to play with
Comments: This racket is a nice little thing, its great for spinning, as well as very
forgiving with wrong hits. Other rackets normally give you quite a deal of shock or pain, when
you have them strung in the 60 lb. range, and you hit them incorrectly, but this racket is just
so forgiving with all hits, from off center, to off form, etc. etc. Very comfortable to play with, it
took me about 5 minutes to get used to the racket, and I suddenly forgot that it was the first
time playing with it.
Comments: I demoed this racquet last week and my results were promising.
This racquet has power, but it has
spin and some control, too. Topspin is amazing, and slices were smooth and got done what
you wanted to get done. When you
were forced into running to get a drop shot or handling a tricky high ball, it performed great.
More advanced players may prefer a
more control-based racquet, but they should give this a look. The only concerns I have are
that sometimes it has too much power
and that can kick in at the most crucial moments, but beginners will cherish this racquet.
Good looking, spin, powerful, but some
control issues. Not a keeper, but definitely a racquet to pull out for a game with friends, but
pick something different for serious
Comments: Wow, this racquet has more than enough power. My serve speed
has increased a great deal, it may
actually move me to the next level. This racquet is light with great maneuverability. This is
exactly what I was looking for, easy
swinging with explosive power.
Comments: I am a 29 year old newcomer to the tennis world and I just picked
up this racquet to replace the
ancient Spalding I got when I was in my teens. I used to openly make fun of people who said
different racquets make a big
difference in your game, saying it was more about the player, but this racquet has changed
my tone. I have little power or control
yet on shots, but with this racquet I was immediately hitting harder shots with some control.
After several hours of play I was
consistently keeping shots in and starting to be comfortable putting a little pace on my
serves. I was also consistently getting my
racquet on volleys where before my old "club" just wouldn't move where I was trying to get it.
If you are a beginner to this sport I
HIGHLY suggest giving this racquet a try!
Comments: I got this racquet because of the low price and thought it might not
be the best racquet for me. When I
got it I couldn't stop using it. My serve has gotten a lot better and goes in at a nice pace. My
topspin is a little rusty with this
racquet but I have gotten used to it. Thank you for giving me this racquet!
Comments: I recently switched from my security blanket Wilson Hammer to the
Head Liquidmetal 8. I was pleasantly surprised! I enjoyed the amount of power combined
with control; this racquet also helped me improve my serves. I also enjoyed the dampened
feel! This racquet is powerful, comfortable, has control the best of all worlds!
Comments:I have two Liquidmetal 4 racquets that I string at 58lbs that I have
used since they came out. I felt that I needed a little more power, so I purchased this
racquet and I am glad I did. It definitely has more power, but good control as well. It is easy
to maneuver at the net and baseline. I use a lot of topspin and slice and the sweet spot
allows me to hit with ease. I still use my Liquidmetal 4 racquets depending on who my
opponent is. I would definitely recommend this racquet for anyone who is afraid of a power
racquet as it affords more control than you would think.
Comments: The more I played with it the more I like it. The Liquid Metal 8 is light
yet slightly head heavy for added pop. I can put a lot of spin on the ball. I don't use the built
in damper cause it interferes with the frame support while stringing the racquet. My
groundstrokes have lots of pace and I can punch my volleys and the ball still stays in the
court. It has great control with absolutely no trampoline effect as with other OS racquets. I'm
glad I bought this racquet, and definitely looking to purchase another one as backup.
Comments: It took a little while to find the sweet spot (i.e., the best place to
consistently hit the ball) because it is quite
spacious, but after getting used to it, I love it. It generates a tremendous amount of spin,
whether on groundstrokes or serve, and the
power is quite adequate. Very light and maneuverable at the net as well. I haven't had any
discomfort in the elbow; perhaps a little lead
tape at the head might help those who do. I really like the Hydrosorb grip as well; my hands
are normally dry, but I like the feel; it has a
nice gripping feel; perhaps not as durable as leather, but worth the sacrifice.
Comments: I bought the Head Liquid Metal 8 racquet. I took out the dampener
(ISD) and replaced it with a tied on rubber band (i.e. Agassi). I strung it with Gamma ESP 17
Natural at 35 lbs. No elbow problems! I took the New Mexico State Senior Olympics Gold
Medal for the 85-89 age bracket. True there were not to many of us in that bracket. This is a
short swing racquet and has a lot of zip at 35 lbs., but is controllable with a little practice. It
has improved my overall game, especially my serve and net game. I love the racquet.
Comments: This is a great racquet. I purchased it and the first time I played with
it, I beat a guy 3 times in row that I could never beat. It has the most excellent feel, great spin,
and the HEAD Hydrosorb grip is the greatest grip made.
Comments: I'm a 4.0 player. Liquid Metal 8 is the best racket among the Liquid
Metal series. So stable and light. When I put the protective tape all around the entire racket
head of Liquid Metal 8, the racket became a little heavier but plays significantly better than without the tape. More stable, easier to
swing, more powerful and accurate. But most of all,
far more confidence. This racket has really good spin and controlled power.
Comments: This is an excellent racquet with power and control. The Total
Sweetspot Construction is one of the first things I noticed, and the excellent spin. This is a
light racquet with good vibration damping built into it making it very easy on the arm.
Comments: This racquet adds quite a bit of pop to my serve and volley, but with
good control. It's very comfortable to hit with and highly maneuverable at the net. Also, it's
easy on the arm with good vibration damping, and an excellent sweet spot design. The
racquet is very good from the baseline with high power. It's everything Head says it is!
Comments: I purchased the Liquidmetal 8 racquet after playing a couple of sets
with a demo. At first the racquet had great feel and felt very solid on the groundstrokes.
However, after purchasing the racquet and playing with it for a week, my opinion as definitely
changed. My elbow started bothering me after the first week due to a vibration at the top of
the racquet. I attempted to place lead tape on various positions on the racquet but that did
not help. The racquet has great power and can generate a tremendous amount of spin but
the vibration in the racquet head prevents it from being a keeper. I am returning to my Head
Comments: Great racquet with outstanding control for a power racquet. I like the
feel of the total sweetspot and get good spin.
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