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tennis005
12-27-2009, 02:52 PM
Found these at the local thrift store. One is 7.5/10 and the other 8.5/10. Got both with covers for $16. Anyone have any info on these? Thankshttp://img136.imageshack.us/img136/3647/yonexr23.th.jpg (http://img136.imageshack.us/i/yonexr23.jpg/)

tennis005
12-27-2009, 05:57 PM
I believe Pam Shriver used this one and Navrativola used the R-22. What was the difference?

Dave M
12-28-2009, 12:12 PM
Well, this any good?

Hefty and flexible, the Yonex Rexking R-23 was one of Yonex's more prestigious racquets at time of manufacture. Today, we'd consider this a racquet with classic player's specifications. At 13.6 ounces strung, there's plenty of mass to put behind the ball. With an 8 points head light balance, the Rexking 23 has a manageable 356 swingweight. Once in motion, the Rexking 23 ploughs through the ball, offering plenty of feel and comfort in the process. Comes with a leather grip.

Midsize Specs
Head Size:
90 sq. in. / 581 sq. cm.
Length: 27 inches / 69 cm
Strung Weight: 13.6oz / 386g
Balance: 8pts Head Light
Swingweight: 356
Stiffness: 57
Beam Width: 18.5 mm Straight Beam
Composition: Braided Graphite w/Silicon Carbide
Power Level: Low
Swing Speed: Fast
Grip Type: Leather
String Pattern:
16 Mains / 19 Crosses
Mains skip: 8T,8H
Two Piece
Shared Holes: 7T,9T,9H
String Tension: 55-65

tennis005
12-28-2009, 08:50 PM
Thanks for the info!

vsbabolat
12-29-2009, 01:43 PM
I believe Pam Shriver used this one and Navrativola used the R-22. What was the difference?

I know Shriver used the R-24.

Dave M
12-29-2009, 02:39 PM
Thanks for the info!

Happy to help!

tennis005
12-29-2009, 04:27 PM
I know Shriver used the R-24.

On wiki it says she used the R-23 and R-24.