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Mickey Finn
06-06-2007, 02:05 AM
I hit with the TW Bosworth Monica Seles Yonex Super RQ-500 today and it was a monster (in the positive sense) frame. Labelled 15% stiffer by TW than a normal SRQ-500, it is wider at mid-head. It Weighs 12.6 oz. and is head heavy. Very, very powerful.

Was this frame unique to Seles? Did any men play with it? This racquet is a heavy swinging puppy. I think most women who said they played with it used PJ's that were thin beamed. I don't remember any men who played with it. Best for flat shots or shots with little spin.

Mickey Finn
06-06-2007, 04:18 AM
For what it is worth: this was supposed to be the racquet she used in 1995. It is about 27.25" in length.

Rexking
12-30-2008, 04:59 PM
What's headsize of this racquet?

62RA stiffness, 12.6 ounces and with a swingweight of 352 RDC

You are right about it being a heavy swinging puppy!

tennistiger
01-01-2009, 12:51 PM
Seles NEVER used SRQ500. Until playing with SRQ700 and then SRQ1000 in early 1998 she always played with RQ380. Later with paintjob from SRQ500.

Andy Zarzuela
01-06-2009, 10:25 PM
I modeled my game around Seles. Any way you'd be willing to sell this? TW ran out when I tried to order.

acintya
08-20-2010, 05:56 PM
Seles NEVER used SRQ500. Until playing with SRQ700 and then SRQ1000 in early 1998 she always played with RQ380. Later with paintjob from SRQ500.

was her rq380 27" long?

hrstrat57
08-20-2010, 06:31 PM
My daughter has 4 std length SRQ - 500
105 head size......great stick....

Very hard to find grommets....but just got em all restrung for the season...and they are hanging in there.

If they were a little heavier like the Bosworth you describe they would be beasts.

I can't hit with the retail stick for more than a few swings....way too light for me.

PBODY99
08-20-2010, 06:33 PM
Her frames were built up to withstand the ultra high string tensions she used.