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pauliewa
01-24-2012, 02:39 PM
I use the yonex rdis 100 mp and am wondering if anything can be done to make it play less stiff. I use the black5edge which is a soft, spinny string already...

Povl Carstensen
01-24-2012, 02:54 PM
Try putting some weight in the buttcap, or lead tape or a coin glued to the end of it. Makes the racket feel flexier/softer imo.

LeeD
01-24-2012, 02:57 PM
Also, lessen string tension, weight the handle, use a thicker, more cushiony grip/s.

Anton
01-24-2012, 03:01 PM
I use the yonex rdis 100 mp and am wondering if anything can be done to make it play less stiff. I use the black5edge which is a soft, spinny string already...

The feel of the racket gets plusher and more solid as you add the weight.

It puts the lead on :twisted:

pauliewa
01-24-2012, 05:39 PM
Appreciate it guys, will try this next time out.

UCSF2012
01-24-2012, 05:43 PM
Yea, play with the racket everyday for a year or two. The graphite will start to fatigue, so the racket'll be flexy.

TennisMaverick
01-24-2012, 05:44 PM
The feel of the racket gets plusher and more solid as you add the weight.

It puts the lead on :twisted:

Exactly......

2Hare
01-24-2012, 05:56 PM
black5edge is not what I would consider soft at all. You might want to try hybrids or multis. GL!

suppawat
01-24-2012, 06:40 PM
I use the yonex rdis 100 mp and am wondering if anything can be done to make it play less stiff. I use the black5edge which is a soft, spinny string already...

If the racquet is thin enough, adding 3g of lead at 12 will help add more dynamic flex.

TaihtDuhShaat
01-24-2012, 06:43 PM
weight in the butt cap will make the frame flex more on contact. Also, weighting the butt and weighting the upper hoop will cause the middle of the frame to flex more on contact.

Fuji
01-24-2012, 07:14 PM
Just pile on the lead!

Add an oz of lead at 3 and 9 to any stick and it will soften it up considerably!

-Fuji

dsa202
01-25-2012, 07:40 AM
Try putting it in the oven for 3-5 minutes at a time. Don't leave it in there for too long, as it might do some serious damage to your frame.

jjs891
01-25-2012, 07:53 AM
Try putting it in the oven for 3-5 minutes at a time. Don't leave it in there for too long, as it might do some serious damage to your frame.

Is this a joke or have you actually done this before?

jim e
01-25-2012, 08:29 AM
Try putting it in the oven for 3-5 minutes at a time. Don't leave it in there for too long, as it might do some serious damage to your frame.

Sounds like medium rare to me.
Do you use any seasonings?
Do you like it that way or well done!
Maybe sear it on the grill first.You will have one hot racquet!!!
I guess if it is overcooked you could always give it to the dog, after all he may make better use of it.

SteveI
01-25-2012, 08:32 AM
Is this a joke or have you actually done this before?

I use the microwave.. :-)

TennisMaverick
01-25-2012, 08:46 AM
Try putting it in the oven for 3-5 minutes at a time. Don't leave it in there for too long, as it might do some serious damage to your frame.

Frames have deformed in the trunk of a car.

fuzz nation
01-25-2012, 11:46 AM
I use the microwave.. :-)

Whoa, that a reeeeeeally big microwave if it can swallow a whole racquet!