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mhstennis100
11-26-2006, 11:55 AM
I'm looking at the RDS 001 and RDX 500 mid and midplus versions of each. On a scale of 1-100, how would you rate the control, power, and overall play of each. I have Prince O3 tour midsize (95 heads) that I want to compare these to. Thank you.

Rafa's best friend
11-26-2006, 12:18 PM
This exact question is answered in Tennis warehouse reviews.

mhstennis100
11-26-2006, 12:27 PM
I wanted more opinions though.

jdeloach
11-26-2006, 01:05 PM
I wanted more opinions though.

The RDS001 MP has a good amount of power compared to the Mid (IMO) Both have a large sweet spot compared to other companies. That seems to be a trademark of Yonex. The RDS Mid has a little more control than the MP, but it is not enough (IMO) to worry about. The RDS001 MP is by far the best racquet I have ever used. I love having the POP while still maintaining control.

bertrevert
11-26-2006, 01:39 PM
Have to admit if you are used to modern racquets (stiffness, added pop, larger sweetspots) then a MID may not be for you. A MID harks back to an earlier time, and yet of course the RDS 001 MID is a modernisation, an update that makes it playable against today's opponents.

I think if you are used to the subtle ways in which modern racquets with moderrn technologies aid your game, even if you aer not aware of that, then you'd best go for the RDS 001 98 in. MP - mainly because that will complement your game right now without too much of a learning curve.

The MP is fast and accurate. THe MID is impossible good, a player's racquet that however you must live up to. If you hit balls every second or third day then go the MID. If you are a weekend warrior then go the MP. THere are of course exceptions to every rule of thumb (which is all that I am usggesting here).

mhstennis100
11-26-2006, 02:55 PM
I'm on my high school's team and I hit just about every day for at least 1.5 hours. I have recently started hitting much harder and want a low powered racket with excellent control. I'm not a weekend warrior but I'm not sure what my game would be. My dad and coach think between a high 3.5 to mid 4.0

fujitsu77
11-26-2006, 05:14 PM
I'm on my high school's team and I hit just about every day for at least 1.5 hours. I have recently started hitting much harder and want a low powered racket with excellent control. I'm not a weekend warrior but I'm not sure what my game would be. My dad and coach think between a high 3.5 to mid 4.0

I actually think that you should go with the RDX 500 mid. It has an old-school feel - very low powered, tons of control (though I haven't hit with any of the RDSs).