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wcliao1112
03-01-2010, 06:49 PM
Just found that Ana used the Yonex racquet with pj other than RQiS 1 XL in exhibition at Madison Square Garden. Is this another new Yonex racquet for 2010? Any body has further information?
http://sports.yahoo.com/tennis/players/998/photos

beckham
03-01-2010, 08:42 PM
Here's some pictures:

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/9102/capt9acfee8f57e64547808.jpg (http://img148.imageshack.us/i/capt9acfee8f57e64547808.jpg/)


http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9269/62613a9f3c5974ba9937826.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/62613a9f3c5974ba9937826.jpg/)


http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1347/3add3355d93e064e9ce6942.jpg (http://img6.imageshack.us/i/3add3355d93e064e9ce6942.jpg/)


http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/7548/a94ca71034ad093a08f74ad.jpg (http://img99.imageshack.us/i/a94ca71034ad093a08f74ad.jpg/)

In the last, it almost looks like there's lead tape and 3 and 9 o'clock.
Can't be sure, not the best pictures.
Blacked Out Yonex?

OliverSimon
03-01-2010, 08:56 PM
It seems to be all black..

Fedace
03-01-2010, 09:02 PM
^^It looks Extra long....

XFactorer
03-01-2010, 09:36 PM
*GASP* I WANT! And I was just gonna settle with the RDiS 200!

OrangeOne
03-01-2010, 09:48 PM
They're still planning on using her to sell frames? If I was Yonex I'd be painting her frames to look like my most serious competitor anytime she's actually hitting a ball with them.

XFactorer
03-01-2010, 09:51 PM
Is there even news about a new RQ line of racquets? Or just a new RQiS racquet?

mtr1
03-01-2010, 10:41 PM
Anyone know why she has the old Yonex stencil?

XFactorer
03-02-2010, 12:07 AM
Maybe it's a new version of the MP-1 Tour!

robbie_mx
03-02-2010, 10:20 AM
I did not pay attention to the racket, Ana is really really cute :)

You Can't Be Serious
03-02-2010, 11:31 AM
Ana is in the final year of her three-year contract with Yonex. My guess--Yonex wants her back.

tennismsands
03-02-2010, 03:07 PM
:( i really liked the color ways of the RQIS XL, hope the new racquet looks as good

JStar7
03-03-2010, 04:37 PM
This is most likely her same RQiS 1 Tour XL just painted black since her contracted is ending. As for the old school Yonex stencil, the stringers for the Exo probably only had that stencil and not the new one.

Fedace
03-03-2010, 04:44 PM
This is most likely her same RQiS 1 Tour XL just painted black since her contracted is ending. As for the old school Yonex stencil, the stringers for the Exo probably only had that stencil and not the new one.

Look at it, it looks like 27 1/2 inches long for sure just like RQIS tour-2

JStar7
03-03-2010, 04:47 PM
Look at it, it looks like 27 1/2 inches long for sure just like RQIS tour-2

Yonex rackets give off the appearance that they're long b/c the handles are usually long for two handers. Just because it looks long doesn't mean it is. Plus, the third picture looks standard length.

cliente
03-03-2010, 05:55 PM
This is most likely her same RQiS 1 Tour XL just painted black since her contracted is ending. As for the old school Yonex stencil, the stringers for the Exo probably only had that stencil and not the new one.

Ana signed a 4 year contract with Yonex in 2008. It ends December 31st 2011. (Source (http://www.cnbc.com/id/22607807) and Source (http://www.mltennis.com/blog/2009/10/19/default.aspx)). So no, her contract is not ending...

Curious to see what this is all about.. playing with a blacked out racquet in the middle of the season, without the contract ending, is a bit odd.

donnygg
03-03-2010, 06:37 PM
How does the new Yonex stencil look like?

XFactorer
03-03-2010, 07:35 PM
There are no lines through the triangles, and a side of the triangle is curved in instead of having a straight edge. Go to the Yonex racquets on TW.

If Ivanovic's contract was ending or she was dropped, she wouldn't go through the trouble of stenciling her racquet (e.g. Davydenko).

If you can convince yourself that you CAN see a 1/2 in difference in sports photography, bravo.

A new racquet is the most likely case for Yonex having a blacked-out racquet. Plenty of other pros played with blacked out racquets before the companies announced them at a later date. The Pros are play-testers, too.

tennistiger
03-04-2010, 02:23 AM
New RQ Series, release end of the year

You Can't Be Serious
03-04-2010, 08:47 AM
Great research by Factorer. My goof. She has four year deal not three.

Word has it she used Kirilenko's racket (RQIS Tour 2) but blacked out. I guess we will have a better idea of what is going on at Indian Wells.

The fact she used a different model would obviously indicate she's not 100 percent happy with her frame. When things are going great I gather you try something different.

However, if Yonex were coming out with a new frame and it was still a ways off from a release date, I don't think they would come out and make any kind of statement in that regards.

You Can't Be Serious
03-04-2010, 08:50 AM
When things aren't going great, I gather you try something different.

Rysty
03-04-2010, 12:08 PM
Not necessary lead tape, it may be the "IPS" weighting system, it looks like a strip of lead (as it does at RDX 500 mid).