View Full Version : PS 85 vs. RD-70Ti Standard

12-30-2004, 09:47 AM
I've heard that the RD-70Ti Standard has less power than the PS 85, is this because the RD has such a dense string pattern? And can anyone compare these two rackets for me (control, stability, etc.)? Thanks.

12-30-2004, 10:05 AM
Yes, to get about the same power as the PS85 you'd have to string the RD-70Ti at 40lbs with a powerful string, and even then it would be hard to get the same spin as the PS85. Better just go with the RDX500mid, which has a bit more power than the PS85 and equal control.

If only Yonex took out a 4 strings on the RD-Ti70 it would have been an awesome racket

12-30-2004, 08:00 PM
Curious about this frame..anyone have any specs? What's the flex rating on that stick to make it so low-powered?

blue sea
12-30-2004, 08:29 PM
Flex 65 as per TW last year. This raq is discontinued now. I think the main reason for it low power is its dense string pattern and small headsize.

01-02-2005, 03:18 PM
Thanks, i guess it would be too demanding.

01-02-2005, 08:49 PM
The RD-70Ti (88 sq.in) Standard is an awesome S&V racquet, control is awesome from the baseline.

It is from the baseline that anyone will easily notice that this is a very low power racquet. With it small head at 88 and dence string pattern, if you string it at 60lbs (my usual tension). The result is that it feel like a frying pan and the sweet spot is hard to find (that's my experience).

I found the RD-70Ti play best when it is strung around 46 - 52lbs, use 17 gauge. That way it provide enough power and not loosing much control. If you don't always swing fully on your groundstroke, the above mentioned tension is best suit you.

The RD-70Ti is very stable and easily one of the best control racquet in TW. To me it is one of the best serving racquet. If you are a flat hitter with little spin on your balls, you will like this racquet.

01-21-2005, 04:38 PM
Thanks for the info Alex.

01-22-2005, 07:30 AM
This Yonex line is a perfect example of cos. just not being able to get it right. It's so damn frustrating as a consumer. Who are these morons employed by these cos? The 88 sq. in. needed an open 16X18 and the 98 needed a 16X19 and standard length. Keeping everything else the same, they would have been much better than the RDXs.

01-22-2005, 07:33 AM
I forgot to say, the Yonex 88 is crap compared to the 6.0 85. No comparison.

01-22-2005, 07:33 AM
Prestige Classic has a 89.5 sq in head and 18X20 pattern yet people still love it. What's too dense for you may be perfect for some. *shrug*

01-22-2005, 07:40 AM
Yeah, but the PC doesn't play like a board. i find the PS 6.0 comfortable compared to the Yonex Ti-70 88.

01-22-2005, 01:27 PM
I have played with both racquet both are good racquets to serve and volley with, but you having to hit hard and fast on groundies to make them go as deep. I think though that the dense string pattern made the Yonex a tougher racquet for me to play with. So I guess I like the Prostaff 85 better.

Gaines Hillix
01-22-2005, 01:34 PM
I've played with both and agree on the power level. However, I thought the sweet spot on the RD Ti-70 was larger and that it was actually an easier racquet to play with than the PS 85.

01-22-2005, 02:16 PM
yes theyonex is a understated frame and so many players probably gave up on this frame because they strung it to tight. but the prestige tour 600 with suspension grip is the best

01-22-2005, 10:19 PM
I've played with both and agree on the power level. However, I thought the sweet spot on the RD Ti-70 was larger and that it was actually an easier racquet to play with than the PS 85.

Hi Gaines.. I agree to what you said about the sweet spot on RD-Ti 70. It felt bigger when strung at a lower tension. I remember stringing it at 52 lbs and still having lot of control, not overly powerful and the string-bed feel firm. (my lowest ever strung tension is 48 lbs on RD-Ti 70)

Like gaines said, it actually feel like a easier racquet to play with than the PS 85. A great S&V stick.