View Full Version : Yonex Ultimum Ti-80 vs. Yonex RDS 002 Tour

05-01-2007, 07:51 PM
Discuss. 10 characters.

05-01-2007, 10:20 PM
I agree that the old ti 80 is better than the new one .The diffrence is not just cosmetics.RDS 002 tour is a slightly better version of the old ti 80.Much more solid.Still needs a little custmization with added lead .Control is better than ti 80.Serves equally big if not bigger.Better on net.Slices are ok.Great for 1HBH.I have sppp 17 on main and synthetic gut on crosses at 56lbs.Hope this helps

louis netman
05-01-2007, 10:29 PM
002 tour blows the Ti-nny 80 away....

05-01-2007, 11:07 PM
002 Tour is now my main stick... and I'm picky. It was down to i.prestige mid or 002 Tour, and they're nothing alike.

I figured the forgiveness, extra power, and availability for purchase made it the better option.

It's an amazing stick.

05-02-2007, 05:49 AM
There is NO difference between the copper + red Ti80's. AT ALL. It is in your head (or your stringbed).

Ti80 and 002 Tour are apples +oranges: different beam x-sections and widths, SW, static, balance points etc.......

FWIW: a Ti80 has a very 'raw' impact feel with limited damping and benfits from a soft string like 515, XCEL or NXT. A poly, even in a hybrid, is not the best choice in this frame

05-02-2007, 06:38 AM
Help a newbie out!

Regarding the 002, I've seen some references to "SL" and "UL". What do these stand for? Is one for the "002" and one for the "002 Tour"?


05-02-2007, 08:20 AM
Yonex frame static weights vary by grip size and get heavier as grip size increases....hence the transition from UL to SL as size increases.

002 Tour is a heavier and differently balanced 002

05-02-2007, 08:23 AM
UL stands for Ultra Light which means 310 grams unstrung. Gripsize 1 and 2 are UL. Gripsize 3,4 and 5 are SL which is 330 grams unstrung.