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Jmon99
10-21-2012, 02:07 AM
I posted this thread yesterday but got no replies cos I misspelt the title.

I remember a while ago I was looking online at rackets when I stumbled upon a picture of a Yonex racket that had a round head unlike their usual isometric. I know there were a few of those in the early 90s, but this racket looked fairly modern. It actually had a similar paintjob to the RDS-001, definitely yellow but I know it wasn't that model cos the head was certainly rounded. I know that Mary Pierce played with a Yonex that had a more circular head, I know it wasn't her model I saw but it could be from the same line. Maybe I dreamt it but I'm absolutely positive I saw this pic. Does anyone know what model it is cos it looks pretty good.:???:

treblings
10-21-2012, 02:50 AM
maybe you got no replies cause nobody knew the answer:)
i know i donīt, sorry. there were some round-head models in the 90īs, but recently?

Jmon99
10-21-2012, 03:12 AM
Possibly, but I assumed it was my typo because I put 'Yones' instead of 'Yonex'

Anyway, I'm beginning to think it was a paintjob of another racket, possibly Mary Pierce's Ultimum ti-80 as I mentioned. As you can see, her racket isn't perfectly round but it's round-er than the usual Isometric.http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=591&tbm=isch&tbnid=maeV0ephfuuZ_M:&imgrefurl=http://www.doittennis.com/images/lg-clean/Tennis%2520Racquets/Yonex/&docid=yzl97oPwB68ziM&imgurl=http://www.doittennis.com/images/lg-clean/Tennis%252520Racquets/Yonex/yonex-ultimum-rd-ti-80-98.jpg&w=400&h=988&ei=FsqDUJfaLeyM0wXmuIDQBA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=678&vpy=68&dur=477&hovh=353&hovw=143&tx=100&ty=156&sig=101344401750337346698&page=1&tbnh=134&tbnw=56&start=0&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0,i:78

Jmon99
10-21-2012, 03:15 AM
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?um=1&hl=en&biw=1366&bih=591&tbm=isch&tbnid=maeV0ephfuuZ_M:&imgrefurl=http://www.doittennis.com/images/lg-clean/Tennis%2520Racquets/Yonex/&docid=yzl97oPwB68ziM&imgurl=http://www.doittennis.com/images/lg-clean/Tennis%252520Racquets/Yonex/yonex-ultimum-rd-ti-80-98.jpg&w=400&h=988&ei=FsqDUJfaLeyM0wXmuIDQBA&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=236&sig=101344401750337346698&page=1&tbnh=134&tbnw=56&start=0&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0,i:78&tx=36&ty=43

treblings
10-21-2012, 03:22 AM
typos are common on tt:) wasnīt difficult to figure out what you meant.
didnīt Mary Pierce start out with a wilson ps85?

Jack Romeo
10-21-2012, 05:07 AM
typos are common on tt:) wasnīt difficult to figure out what you meant.
didnīt Mary Pierce start out with a wilson ps85?

yes, i remember pierce started with the wilson, winning her first slam title with it in australia in 95. she then switched to yonex in the late 90's i think. i believe she was already with yonex when she won the french open in 2000 but it was a midsize head, maybe 88 sq in. that racket in the pictures (urd ti-80) is what she used in 2005 when she reached two slam finals.

Gemini
10-21-2012, 08:20 AM
Yonex RD Ti 70.

Jmon99
10-21-2012, 10:29 AM
If you're answering the thread's title, that's definitely not it.
1.Because the RDti-70s head is not round, it's Isometric
2.Because it's redand black, not yellow as I said

galain
10-21-2012, 11:25 AM
Yonex had a series of round headed frames in the 1980's under the RX banner. As far as I'm concerned, they played better than the isometric frames Yonex had. The RX 32 is still perhaps 'the best' frame I've ever hit with.

It sounds as though what you saw was more recent and I can't think of any round offerings from Yonex in recent times. You're quite right though - the ti80 did look a lot rounder than other isometric frames from Yonex. It's the only thing I can think of that you may have seen if it was a 'modern' offering.

treblings
10-21-2012, 11:37 AM
If you're answering the thread's title, that's definitely not it.
1.Because the RDti-70s head is not round, it's Isometric
2.Because it's redand black, not yellow as I said

threads have a tendency to move in unexpected directions:)
btw, pics arenīt working on my computer

auburnlull
10-21-2012, 12:30 PM
If you're answering the thread's title, that's definitely not it.
1.Because the RDti-70s head is not round, it's Isometric
2.Because it's redand black, not yellow as I said

You are correct that it is not round but it is much rounder than their typical racquet and from some angles looks close to round. It has an atypically dense string pattern as well and is unusually stable/arm friendly. This racquet has a following because of these factors.

Tennishacker
10-21-2012, 01:48 PM
V-core 100 and ezone ti 100, is Yonex's answer to Babolat racquets, light, 100" round head and powerful.

tendat
11-06-2012, 07:06 PM
Could it be this? just stumbled across this while I was wasting my time searching for rackets. if not this one, r u thinking of the rds line back in 07-08? hope this helps. http://www.tootoomart.com/product-1221638-free+shippi,2008+brand+NEW+!WILSON%28K+six+one+tea m+95+%29+FACTOR+Tennis+Racquet.grip+41/4.full+carbonic/

tendat
11-06-2012, 07:11 PM
lol as i look at the description i think its a fake -_- first red flag, its from a website called tootoomart (sketch name) china wholesale oh.... discription "I am a supplier in China, You know that China`s work force are very famous, cheaper and quality is very rigorous, so lots of famous Brand CO. are choose China for a manufacture base, this is why China can have so many mimic, these are not mimic, just are the overproduction, the quality is AAA++ so please feel free to put order with us . " lol china's work force are very famous" for what? spewing out poorly made products? or that children make it? haha i hope this is the one u were looking for

ps2dcgba
11-07-2012, 12:05 AM
Hi,
Yonex round heads are RX-32,RX-37 (both of which I have) RX-28 have seen but never played or owned.

vsbabolat
11-07-2012, 06:50 AM
Hi,
Yonex round heads are RX-32,RX-37 (both of which I have) RX-28 have seen but never played or owned.

And those racquets were from the late 1980's

tistrapukcipeht
11-07-2012, 07:38 AM
I never saw one of those rounds ones, but I'm glad they moved away from round racquets, the square shape is clearly an advantage over round ones.

nethawkwenatchee
11-07-2012, 07:29 PM
This is a rare frame from when Martina was under contract to Yonex in the late 80's. It's a Dunlop Max 200G with the Yonex R-22 Paint scheme.

http://i52.tinypic.com/20atfyo.jpg
http://i55.tinypic.com/14kbehk.jpg
http://i56.tinypic.com/xas5jp.jpg