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a529612
01-03-2006, 04:35 AM
I broke the string on my Puma BB PCS Super (with 19g Gamma TNT2 Fusion Plus string). So I took out an old Yonex R-27 with a 5 yr old string job (Head Syn Gut 16g) from my bag. My hitting partner was amazed at how much extra topspin I can generate with that Yonex racquet. He said some of my groundies were unreturnable. Does anyone know why this R-27 can generate so much spin. The string pattern looks pretty dense and the racquet head is very narrow. The frame isn't very light either. Maybe the grip size? The Yonex is 4 1/4 and I normally hit with 4 3/8. Thanks!

Ripper
01-03-2006, 06:17 AM
I think I read somwhere that most Yonex raquets are good spinners and that it had something to do with the way their frames are designed to flex at the throat or something along the lines.

a529612
01-03-2006, 07:30 AM
I tried someone's RDQ-500 and it was stiff. Didn't feel any flex at all.

Ripper
01-03-2006, 08:11 AM
I tried someone's RDQ-500 and it was stiff. Didn't feel any flex at all.

That's why I used the word "most", as in "most, but not all, of them" ;)

tandayu
01-03-2006, 04:34 PM
R27 generates much spin and power, and it is hard not to generate spin with it. The frame is very stiff (due to Boron), and will be suitable for strong arm player.

I wish the R27 has the feel of R22, but you can't have them all...