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mitsuki
06-06-2008, 09:34 PM
I just bought an rds 001 mp (2008) a few weeks ago. Today, after playing, i looked at the racquet and found small chips in the paint at the top of the racquet. Has anyone else with this racquet had this happen to you?

armsty
06-06-2008, 09:35 PM
Haven't been hitting the ground or fence have you?

vsdtrek
06-06-2008, 10:08 PM
For all the talk about Yonex being high-quality, my RDX 500s had the crappiest paint on a frame I've ever seen. The stuff would come off in strips. Doesn't surpirse me hearing about your RDS.

bladepdb
06-06-2008, 10:12 PM
Wow, bad paint job. As armsty pointed out, if you've been scraping the ground or anything that could happen. I doubt it affects the quality of your frame or play. If it does then that is a problem and you probably want to take it back to the store you bought it from. If you're just not happy at all with the frame, take it back and if it's a good store and yo

bladepdb
06-06-2008, 10:12 PM
(thread got cut off...not my fault!) and if it's a good store and you threaten not to go ever again, they'll probably replace it right away :P

mitsuki
06-06-2008, 10:27 PM
It's not that it affects my play, I was just wondering if anyone else was having poblems with the paint too. Up until now the paint's been holding up incredibly well. (btw, i probably chipped it going for some risky half volleys).

bladepdb
06-06-2008, 10:32 PM
I see. Well in that case I guess it is a Yonex issue. I haven't had it at all with Head, Babolat, and Wilson yet. I guess it's cuz it's made in Japan instead of China like the other three companies? :P

mitsuki
06-06-2008, 10:35 PM
hmm, well, my mg extreme pro had some chips in it too (half volleys again), even with the gloss over the paint.

xsuper
06-06-2008, 10:38 PM
Wait, so rackets are not supposed to chip? Man my frames have bad quality control. Thanks Wilson.

bladepdb
06-06-2008, 10:41 PM
Paint can chip away. If the frame itself starts to chip, then there's something seriously wrong.

mitsuki
06-06-2008, 10:41 PM
ya, my coach explained it as "battle scars"...

fps
06-07-2008, 03:44 PM
my rds003 has a few chips in it, no big deal.

bladepdb
06-07-2008, 03:45 PM
ya, my coach explained it as "battle scars"...

Haha awesome. Very optimistic coach there!

nickb
06-07-2008, 03:45 PM
I just bought an rds 001 mp (2008) a few weeks ago. Today, after playing, i looked at the racquet and found small chips in the paint at the top of the racquet. Has anyone else with this racquet had this happen to you?

It happens when you hit the ground.

sandyCX
06-07-2008, 04:00 PM
my rds003 has a few chips in it, no big deal.

one of mine too but it was because i'd fallen down rather badly. plus you can hardly notice it

mdjenders
06-07-2008, 04:38 PM
what ever happened to paint jobs that scratch instead of take huge chips with a slight hit on the ground? all the new frames from wilson, prince, yonex have such awfully fragile paint jobs, and it is getting worse.

it is quite depressing to pay $$$ for something, then have it look like garbage after a few matches. frames I have used recently with paint jobs that have held up well are: dunlop aerogels, POG, t-fight 320, becker pro, becker 11 mid.

bertrevert
06-07-2008, 05:01 PM
I remember the 001s to be fairly fragile yes, almost more chippable than other frames, unsure why. Brand new , the fit and finish of these racq's is quite excellent however they don't seem to wear as well as others.