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View Full Version : Corea, please compare T10 MP and RDX 500 MP to Slaz Pro X1


erw325
01-09-2005, 07:31 AM
I used both T10 MP for eight months and RDX 500 MP for three months. Can you please compare this two racquets to X1? What's the advantage of X1 over the T10 MP and RDX500 MP? In my experience, the T10 MP plays much better than the RDX500 MP except for serve.

I have plan to shift to Slaz Pro X1 too, like what you did. I read your recent post asking Triple BBB to give one more demo about X1.

In my case, there's no way that I can demo the Pro X1 (work here in Middle East), so I am relying on your advice/suggestion/ and personal experience with Pro X1.

Thanks in advance.

Tomek_Pl
01-09-2005, 12:15 PM
I played both Slaz Pro X1 and RDX 500 MP and I didn't like first at all and liked second one a lot (but not it's lo weight). So....I think more and more that it's probably to sujective at this levell. You feel it or you don't...

Coria
01-09-2005, 04:10 PM
For me, the X1 is more maneuverable than the Tour 10 MP. It's more powerful as well. It serves bigger and is a bit easier to hit spin with.

Compared to the RDX MP, it's not even close. The X1 swings smoother, is easier to serve with and is far superior in volleys. It's easier to get the head of the racket out in front and it provides more jumpoff the strings. The X1 spins as well as the RDX MP.

The biggest difference is the grip quality and shape. I don't like Yonex grips--not sure why. The X1 grip feels great and provides excellent vibration dampening. The X1 has much better feel than either racket.

erw325
01-09-2005, 08:17 PM
Thanks for your reply Corea. How about groundstroke of the Pro X1 compared to the T10MP and RDX500MP? Is it better?

Coria
01-10-2005, 06:43 AM
For me, the X1 has more pop and is easier to generate spin than the Tour 10 MP. I think it's easier to hit flat balls than the RDX and I think it has slightly better control than the RDX MP. Control is about the same comparing it to the Tour 10 MP--which is an excellent control racket.

NoBadMojo
01-10-2005, 07:31 AM
coria your findings are pretty much like mine, except for the power of the T10MP..it has alot of sneaky power and if you string that thing mid 50's w. gut, or any powerful string, the power is really quite alot, and it is manageable if you can spin the ball.. lots of this is a matter of setups, and i like the t10mp because i think you have more setup options than w. the X1 which only seems to play well with a 5 pound tension range,...most oddly, i found the X1's i tried to feel and play better with a synthetic (whatever tw had it string with for my playtest) than gut, and i cant really say that about too many frames. the x1 and t10mp are both most excellent if you wish to play all the shots well, the rdxMP excelled for me only from the backcourt and was a liability for me on both serves and volleys..i really think the rdxMP to be a baseliners specialist frame (ala Nalbandian who seems to actually use this frame)...here's a big strong guy w. not much of a serve (relatively speaking), who doesnt seem to volley much either. i guess i would any day pick something that is well rounded and that gives you setup options over something more limited, but that's just me. not meant to confuse coria..he has found what he likes and has made a good choice.,,he is on his way to good racquet wellness.....:O it's pretty easy to not like a frame if you have the wrong strings or wrong tension for your game in it. i think lots of people blame the racquet at times ie: declaring it unstable or something because it is strung too tight or something

Coria
01-10-2005, 08:49 AM
NoBadMojo, in your opinion, what are several strings that would work well for this racket (can't affort gut) to maximize it's control and spin ability? What about JC Gosen 16 or 17? How about Wilson NXT Max 16? What about tension? It's a narrow range.

NoBadMojo
01-10-2005, 08:59 AM
coria i thought this frame played just right with whatever tw had in my playtest frame. it was newly strung and i think they use wilson sensation?....so try that string at 57.5 at your fav guage and call it a day..nice not to have all the string tension stuff to worry about....the gosen JC might work for you too as you say..a nice crisp string for a nice crisp frame might be a gooder. have not hit the NXT string. i like prince duraflex too..it's a nice crisp string and spins well..i wouldnt go harsh in here, nor very soft....all iMO of course..your mileage may vary.