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jatnut
03-12-2008, 07:57 AM
Hi All,

I bought an RDX 500HD, RDS 002 Tour and and RDX 500 mid based on the great reviews I read. However I seem to cant find the right monofil string or tension to get them to stop feeling "boardy". I have a touch of TE etc so I am staying away from ploy's and gut is a bit expensive to use at this stage when Im still tinkering with tension etc.

Thanks is advance for your help as Im about at wits end with them

hewittfan3
03-12-2008, 04:44 PM
Hi All,

I bought an RDX 500HD, RDS 002 Tour and and RDX 500 mid based on the great reviews I read. However I seem to cant find the right monofil string or tension to get them to stop feeling "boardy". I have a touch of TE etc so I am staying away from ploy's and gut is a bit expensive to use at this stage when Im still tinkering with tension etc.

Thanks is advance for your help as Im about at wits end with them

i use luxilon big banger but ive heard that yonex 800 stuff is supposed to feel a lot like gut and its cheap..I'm probably going to try that next

hewittfan3
03-12-2008, 04:45 PM
its actually called yonex tour super 850

jaykay
03-12-2008, 05:34 PM
I have multiple RDX500 Mid's and RDX500 MP's. All are strung with Babolat VS Gut 17 in the mains at 56lbs and Topspin Cyber Flash 17 in the crosses at 52lbs. I really, really like this string set up (for now).

Chauvalito
03-12-2008, 05:44 PM
Yonex RD TI-70: 18x20, 98 sq. inches

I string full cyberflash at 55...so far it feels pretty good.

Double Fault
03-12-2008, 06:16 PM
57/55 lbs seems to be the winning combo for both the RDX500 MP and the RDS001 MP. Feels boardy, but I love it.

I seriously recommend you try Head Ultra Tour string at 61 lbs in your RDX500. That's my new wow string.

StealthGnome
03-12-2008, 08:55 PM
I had NXT at 62lb when I bought it. It felt crisp then but now that it's starting to fray, it's kinda mushy.

Ljubicic for number1
03-13-2008, 04:13 AM
I use blue gear mains at 55lbs with titan x's at 56 in my RDX 500 mid. works really well.

fuzz nation
03-13-2008, 05:58 AM
No experience with the RDX 500's, but I'd expect them to match up well for me with some lively mutifiber since those frames are pretty soft.

I've had a pair of RDS 002 Tours and one that came to me strung with Yonex 850 multi at moderate tension was too much of a slingshot, but the other came in strung with 16 ga PSGD and felt pretty clunky. Never really had any luck with that Duraflex, but I think that Prince's original syn. gut delivers great bang for the buck.

I keep reels of LaserFibre LaserLite XL - a decent 17 ga syn. gut - and this was very good for me in that Yonex at 62# mains/60# crosses. I didn't stick with this frame (way too many others in my stash), but if I experimented with any more setups, I may have tried a multifiber mains/soft syn gut crosses hybrid at the same tensions or a pound or two tighter. Really nice bite on the ball with that 17 ga string for me in the 002 T.