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Dino Lagaffe
02-20-2009, 07:40 AM
You may be familiar with the procedure; once in a while I put some of my racquets in the RDC machine. As usual, they may have or not have overgrips on, seen no, little or a lot of use. No structural changes or damages.

Racquet/Weight g/Weight oz)/Flex/SW
Head Mirage Mid 348/12.28/50/332 (CAPped!)
Völkl C10 Comp MP 340/11.99/66/340
Rossignol R30 370/13.05/22/345
Rossignol RS 376/13.26/32/349
Rossignol Johan Kriek 366/12.91/30/344
Rossignol F335 372/13.12/42/374
Spalding Ceramic Tour 372/13.12/60/339
Yonex R18 343/12.10/50/309
Yonex RQ-310 348/12.28/59/337

ericsson
02-20-2009, 07:43 AM
Cool stuff Dino, keep up the good work!

Racer41c
02-20-2009, 07:48 AM
Dino, give us a summary on how those Rossi's play, very interesting specs!

Bud
02-20-2009, 07:50 AM
Is there any difference in stiffness from CAPped to unCAPped? Did you measure the Mirage prior to the CAPs?

Dino Lagaffe
02-20-2009, 08:43 AM
Cool stuff Dino, keep up the good work!

Thanks, I've got a few more racquets in my stash that haven't been RDC'd yet, so there's more to come...

Dino, give us a summary on how those Rossi's play, very interesting specs!

The R30, RS and Johan Kriek are all alu racquets, and I haven't played with them yet. I'll let you know once I do. The F335 is a gentle giant, massive SW and nice flex. If you can put some head speed on it and time your strokes it will blow the felt off the ball on impact... A little bit similar in feel to classics such as the F200 and the Yonex Srd tour.

Is there any difference in stiffness from CAPped to unCAPped? Did you measure the Mirage prior to the CAPs?

My plan was indeed to have the specs taken before and after, but due to a miscommunication issue between me and my stringer, it didn't happen... I'll probably have it done to some other Head Mid racquet I've got, and will be sure to measure it then.

Automatix
02-20-2009, 08:46 AM
Great job! Boy as I read through Dino's RDC logs I can't figure out where does he store all those antique racquets... that's some collection over the years...

Dino Lagaffe
02-20-2009, 08:54 AM
Great job! Boy as I read through Dino's RDC logs I can't figure out where does he store all those antique racquets... that's some collection over the years...

Thanks, Automatix! At the moment I've got most of them in my house, but that's only working out for one person in the family (me)... A permanent display in my upcoming mini-lounge is on the way during the spring. :) I'll enjoy sipping rum, listening to reggae or ranchera music, checking out the 200 + racquets on the wall.

jimbo333
02-20-2009, 03:28 PM
Thanks, Automatix! At the moment I've got most of them in my house, but that's only working out for one person in the family (me)... A permanent display in my upcoming mini-lounge is on the way during the spring. :) I'll enjoy sipping rum, listening to reggae or ranchera music, checking out the 200 + racquets on the wall.

That sounds like a mighty relaxing Summer you're gonna be having:)

All you need is a tennis court in the garden and Ivanovic on the other side of the net:):)

Dino Lagaffe
02-20-2009, 10:38 PM
That sounds like a mighty relaxing Summer you're gonna be having:)

All you need is a tennis court in the garden and Ivanovic on the other side of the net:):)

You're spot on! :)