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Paul Murphy
01-22-2009, 04:31 AM
Did anyone here ever use a Yonex R22?
I use Wilson K Sting and K Blade Team now and they are technologically better racquets but the R22 will always be my favourite.:)

plasma
01-22-2009, 06:21 AM
the R 22 deserves more credit for high level modern playability in a vintage raq. It's a very precise and incredible machine. Highly underrated!
http://i43.tinypic.com/2whpe74.jpg

Paul Murphy
01-22-2009, 04:24 PM
What a great pic of the R22 in all its glory! (And Martina's).

I've still got an R27 which I never really liked (too powerful I suppose) and have no idea what became of the R22.

What a pity.

Thanks for your reply - Martina is actually my all-time favourite female player so it was very nostalgic for me.

Cheers.

By the way, do you have a view on the R27 and/or know who used it?:)

Thanks.

plasma
01-22-2009, 05:58 PM
pat cash, John McEnroe, and Anrez Gomez also played Yonex
http://i43.tinypic.com/973711.jpg

vsbabolat
01-22-2009, 06:31 PM
Aaron Krickstein used the R-27.

Paul Murphy
01-22-2009, 06:51 PM
Thanks guys for the info and the pic - cheers

jbleiman
01-23-2009, 05:06 AM
anyone interested...i have an r22 for sale...4 3/8
jbleiman@verizon.net

Kirko
02-20-2009, 12:54 AM
Did anyone here ever use a Yonex R22?
I use Wilson K Sting and K Blade Team now and they are technologically better racquets but the R22 will always be my favourite.:)

Top-Flight frame ! so solid !!!!!! Gomez & Jaime Yzaga used it as well as Sammy Giamalava .

MAXXply
02-20-2009, 04:47 AM
Where did the R-23 fit in the scheme of things ? Was it a stiffer version of the R-22, with the addition of supposed silicon carbide fibres ?

Bud
02-20-2009, 05:23 AM
Where did the R-23 fit in the scheme of things ? Was it a stiffer version of the R-22, with the addition of supposed silicon carbide fibres ?

The R-23 was definitely heavier... The thing is a beast!

I think mine weighs nearly 13.oz :shock:

plasma
02-20-2009, 12:17 PM
R23 was stiffer as well...it's odd because usually ceramic means more flex and soft feel, yet the r 23 felt somewhat congested (similar to modern racquets)...I played it for 2 years and wished I had used the 22 at the time which was a much better frame. The r22 is the same level as the ps 85, 200g, head edge...considered by experts and professioanls to be the among greatest racquets of all time.

DAS2011
08-05-2009, 09:15 PM
Hey I started using the R22 recently and I absolutly love it. I found one in a garage and the other I bought used online. I have absolutly no complaints about this racquet except the fact that it is discontinued...

Today, while serving, the R22 that I bought online flew out of my hand and cracked. I can no longer use it.

R22s are becoming increasingly harder to find in good condition online, and in addition to that, I would appreciate having a racquet with no previous owners. I can't buy a new R22, so I was hoping everyone could recommend a few simularly awesome frames that are still in production that I could demo. I am mainly looking for the feel and playability.

Thanks guys, I really appreciate this.

Oh, and if it helps, I am a 4.0 Boys player who plays teams and high school tennis.

stapletonj
05-25-2014, 04:45 AM
r-27 had boron in it and was significantly stiffer, if I recall.

r-22 was a dream volleying machine....

N23
06-14-2014, 11:16 PM
Not to thread jack but picked up an R23 at Goodwill for $3.99. Not that I"m gonna switch to one but love that people just give these up.

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh136/nmosqueda/IMAG0734_zpse798c06f.jpg

Antónis
06-15-2014, 01:35 PM
Hi guys
Anyone interested in a good condition R22?
I have a close to mint R22 for sale or trading, it's posted here http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=480668&highlight=Yonex+R-22+for+sale