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DoubleWindsor
08-29-2008, 09:26 AM
Why does it seem like all the professional women use yonex?! I know im exagerating and they dont ALL use yonex, but it seems like significantly larger group use yonex than any other racquet.

Does yonex intentionally try and sponsor all the best women?

littleboi21
08-29-2008, 09:29 AM
Is it maybe because of the isometric head? Or their racket just looks girly. lol.

KBlade Pro
08-30-2008, 11:11 AM
I've noticed that too. Perhaps Yonex racquets are more fashionable? Lol.

SempreSami
08-30-2008, 12:05 PM
I'm pretty sure only two in the top ten use Yonex.

Ronaldo
08-30-2008, 12:12 PM
Why does it seem like all the professional women use yonex?! I know im exagerating and they dont ALL use yonex, but it seems like significantly larger group use yonex than any other racquet.

Does yonex intentionally try and sponsor all the best women?

Only the best looking women.

shavenyak
08-30-2008, 12:48 PM
Yonex makes exceptional rackets. Unfortunately the "girls racket" stigma is an assault on most male player's masculinity so they don't get a chance to discover it for themselves.

Ronaldo
08-30-2008, 01:13 PM
Yonex makes exceptional rackets. Unfortunately the "girls racket" stigma is an assault on most male player's masculinity so they don't get a chance to discover it for themselves.

This thread should lead to the women of Yonex, pics needed. Btw, Yonex makes great racquets, used one since the YY-7500.

Oui, c'est moi.
08-30-2008, 01:55 PM
Is it maybe because of the isometric head? Or their racket just looks girly. lol.
You've touched upon something. I've spoken to quite a few women about this and they say they're often veered towards yonex by their 'superiors'.
One reason i was given is that the isometric frame will help the weak shorty's (i.e. female) serve haha.

shavenyak
08-30-2008, 03:55 PM
This thread should lead to the women of Yonex, pics needed. Btw, Yonex makes great racquets, used one since the YY-7500.

I agree. My first venture into Yonexdom was with the Super RD Tour. My bag got stolen a long time ago and I still miss those sticks :(

I use the RDS 001Mids now, and they're great, but I'm in the process of demoing lots of rackets at the moment.

counter_puncher
08-30-2008, 06:59 PM
its mostly yonex and prince.

tennisfever8181
08-30-2008, 07:07 PM
its mostly yonex and prince.

And babolat.

Ronaldo
08-30-2008, 07:28 PM
From watching college matches, the women use oversized racquets. And the three companies above make OS racquets.

OleNole
08-31-2008, 01:14 PM
From watching college matches, the women use oversized racquets. And the three companies above make OS racquets.

That's not really true at all. In fact, Babolat and Yonex make mostly players racquets. And several of the womens players at my school use n6.1's.
I do think that Prince makes racquets that tend to be better for women. They have many offerings in the 10-11 ounce 100sq. in. range. I think this is why their racquets tend to be more popular with women.
As far as Yonex, I think they have similar number of women and men sponsored. Monaco, Ancic, Hewitt, Nalbandian have all been top 15 players and use Yonex frames. And I'd look for them to make a run at Nishikori in the near future.

Ronaldo
08-31-2008, 01:30 PM
Ole, I am behind the times. Also forgot the Head made the OS Radical.

jamesblakefan#1
08-31-2008, 01:59 PM
This thread should lead to the women of Yonex, pics needed. Btw, Yonex makes great racquets, used one since the YY-7500.

Ivanovic
http://www.yonexusa.com/images/tennis/ivanovic_full.jpg

Dementieva
http://www.yonex.co.kr/admin/notice/img/tennis_1122_01.jpg

Kirilenko
http://www.yonexusa.com/images/tennis/maria_full.jpg

Vaidisova
http://www.lepoint.fr/content/system/media/2/20070603/2007-06-03T104723Z_01_NOOTR_RTRIDSP_2_OFRTP-SPORT-TENNIS-GARROS-FEMMES-VAIDISOVA-2007060.jpg

Becksx1
08-31-2008, 03:13 PM
Dont forget Elena Dementieva !!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/becks_26/2247347389/

Phil
08-31-2008, 03:23 PM
Why does it seem like all the professional women use yonex?! I know im exagerating and they dont ALL use yonex, but it seems like significantly larger group use yonex than any other racquet.

Does yonex intentionally try and sponsor all the best women?
I think Yonex has discovered a sure-fire marketing tool: sponsor as many "hot" women as possible. (and a few men, as well). Well, Martina Navratilova wasn't exactly in that category, but her amazing skills as a player compensated for lack of "hotness".

S H O W S T O P P E R !
08-31-2008, 03:35 PM
I've tried Yonexes and I assure you that they are super light, which probably makes women crazy over these racquets.

Ronaldo
08-31-2008, 05:06 PM
Hello Yonex

http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/81354387.jpg?v=1&c=NewsMaker&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF1934B869679A269F9CC82DC4BA57A8B1090 26FD13ED7B73D4BC

shavenyak
08-31-2008, 06:26 PM
I've tried Yonexes and I assure you that they are super light, which probably makes women crazy over these racquets.

Yonex does not have a monopoly on the light racket market. They probably market more aggressively to women.

!Tym
08-31-2008, 08:13 PM
Is it maybe because of the isometric head? Or their racket just looks girly. lol.

The RD-7 on Bruguera, Washington, and Rios (undercover) was just hot, Hot, HOT! FLAMING HOT!!!

I mean seriously, that racket's flaming paint job was as masculine as it gets. It brought the hotness in ways that no racket ever has before or since for me.

Certain Yonex rackets were more fruity and obviously geared more toward the women such as the Ti-1700 and the Super RQ-500, but rackets like the RD-7, Super RD Tour 90, Cyborg 2200, RD-Ti 80, etc. were all blatantly more male-gendered in their look imo.

mr.flash
09-01-2008, 09:10 AM
Don't forget Yonex RQiS (Ivanovic, Hewitt) that i serously consider switching to. It doesn't look or play girly at all, at 12 oz and verry low power level i wonder how even Lleyton handles it :D

Tempyst
09-01-2008, 09:17 AM
Simple:$$$