View Full Version : Question about the Yonex RDS 001 Midplus

03-27-2006, 08:17 PM
Hey guys, i am having a few problems with this racquet... i got it strung at the shop where i bought it with just basic Klip Syn Gut... its the one thats only 3.99.... and i am finding it very hard on the arm and i am getting no power or pop off it whatsoever.

i am thinking of cutting it before the season starts and going to my coach for the string i normally use... i am thinking of getting 56 tension... the racquets specifics say 55-65.... so what will the ramifications of a 56 strung racquet be? will this mean it will break easier??

i am pretty sure the guy at the shop strung it at 60 which seems way too tight for me... guys i really need some advice as the current string feels so heavy on my arm and real tight.

03-27-2006, 08:49 PM
no, string usually last longer at lower tensions in my knowledge.

03-28-2006, 12:30 PM
do you guys think the higher tension of 60 is why i am finding the racquet a bit dead when i strike the ball? it seems to have no pop...

or would it be the string its only the cheap klip syn gut worth 3.99.

thanks guys

03-28-2006, 12:58 PM
I'd try the 55 - 58 range. I think 60 and north is where it starts getting boardy.

03-28-2006, 08:05 PM
The other thing you should probably do is get the crosses strung 5% less than the mains. I can string my RDX 500 mid at 62/59 and it feels find. 60/60 feels stiff and has no pop. I think what you're feeling is a combination of the mid range tension being a little to tight, and the mismatch in give between the mains and crosses. Try something like 57/54.