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Feņa14
07-11-2004, 10:14 AM
Hi,

People who have had the pleasure to use this racket, how did it play?

I have heard it has the classic feel and a lot of spin and it is very comfortable.

So what were your impressions on it?

Thanks,

-Liam

!Tym
07-11-2004, 01:45 PM
It does everything well for a player's racket, great directional control, good spin, good comfort, a little sluggish maneuverability wise, very precise, good pop for a pure player's frame, extremely high quality paint job, etc. Everything about it just exudes high qualiyt and craftsmanship, though the sweetspot is a bit small. HOWEVER, it's a lot different from the POG and other "pure" player's frame, because although it's moderately stiff, the feel is decidedly muted which can be kind of eerie. If you like the raw, pinging feedback of the POG, you might find the quiet, muted feel of the Super RD Tour 90 unsettling. It's like playing with a built in sound muffling vibration dampener. Also, the other thing is that this racket kind of cuts through the air funny. The POG has kind of a crisp feel through the air that you can feel. With the SRD Tour 90, the aerodyanmics are a bit weird, because of the triangular beam, it cuts through the air, but it's like you don't feel the racket cutting through the air. It's kind of a weird and unsettling feeling, because it doesn't seem to make the traditional swooshing sound through the air, it's just kind of silent. It can really throw you off if you're not used to that sensation. This is the part of the racket, I most could not get used to, but sure I would adapt if I gave the racket more time.

My only two complaints with the racket are the excessively muted feel and lack of "raw" ball feedback, and also it's eerily silent feeling through the air.

Other than that though, on paper, it's as good as any pure player's frame out there in terms of what it can do overall. Incredibly versatile stick. If you like a muted feel, and don't mind a "silent," stealth swing sound, then I would recommend this racket to any advanced player; but it's not for everyone as it is a bit quirky due to its pyramid cross section and triangular beam aerodyamics.

Best way to describe this racket for me is like playing tennis with a muffler, to some good, to others bad; but no one would deny that this is a high quality frame regardless of personal preferences.

Also, another thing to note is that this racket is vacuum pressure molded like the RD Power 7 and 10 were, and also like Fischer rackets are. The vacuum pressure molding definitely makes a difference in the way a racket feels. Vacuum pressure molded frames have a homogenous, solid yet dampened and crisp, thunk feel to them...just a very CLEAN feel. There feel is just very pure, with no artifacts or fillings so to speak. Like comparing digital sound to analog. Personally, the world would be a better place if all rackets were vacuum molded. Peace, love, and happiness brother.

PrestigeClassic
07-11-2004, 08:12 PM
I thought feel was too dampened due to its triangular cross-section, so I dumped it some years ago. But now I have another new one in my grip size, so I'll have to remind myself. The racket felt really solid though. It doesn't hurt that the SRD-Tour 90 is one of the heaviest rackets made from the mid-1990's on.

Feņa14
07-12-2004, 03:14 AM
Thanks for the replies,

Really useful and I would love to try it.

Now all I got to do is find one! :D

-Liam

gmlasam
07-12-2004, 04:32 AM
Thanks for the replies,

Really useful and I would love to try it.

Now all I got to do is find one! :D

-LiamGood luck. They are hard to find, people like to hold on to them. I for one :wink:. Two years ago, I was stupid enough to sell one of mine, and I regretted it to this day. This is the reason why I dislike selling racquets from my collection. If you do find one, the task of finding grommet and bumper is another difficult task.

Feņa14
07-12-2004, 06:28 AM
The 95 isn't difficult to find and I actually already have the grommets and I have 3 Bumpers for the 90.

I just need the racket.

-Liam

fastdunn
07-12-2004, 10:22 AM
One of the best racquets I've hit.
Very solid for groundies and volleys.
It serves great unlike 95 version.
Dampened feel and has a typical sweet spot of Yonex frames..

larrhall
07-12-2004, 04:12 PM
I agree with everything Special !Tym said. :) It's muted and he's right, soundless through the air. Spin and stability, those are the watchwords for this wonder of racquets. You asked on the Wanted Board if I still had mine; no, traded those two for a couple of Fischers and have three which I will keep.

Agree also with the last poster regarding the serve. Keeping in mind that mine are L2 grip sizes and that the SRD Tour 95s that I owned were much heavier, it is fine to serve with this frame. Still the edge goes to spin over pace.

This is the ultimate groundstroke frame imo opinion - for versatility. For volleys it's fine too but even the 'light' L2s with decent grips come out about 355-360 grams so you need preparation.

I will say, though, I can't hit backhands with the SRD Tour with quite the precision as with the Fischer VacPro 90, but that is testimony to the head shape of the Fischer - it just fits the one-handed backhand and makes hitting it a dream.

Overall, and keeping in mind all the factors, the SRD Tour 90 remains my favorite frame.

a verrry large duck
07-12-2004, 05:53 PM
I didn't know the SRD Tour 90 used that vacuum molding also. that's cool. You guys missed out, I saw a pair on **** a few weeks ago for like 85 dollars or something buy it now and it got sold within the hour.

gmlasam
07-12-2004, 06:39 PM
I didn't know the SRD Tour 90 used that vacuum molding also. that's cool. You guys missed out, I saw a pair on **** a few weeks ago for like 85 dollars or something buy it now and it got sold within the hour.Wow they sell for that much and sold out that quick??? Better reason for me to hold on to my SRD 90s. Damn I regret selling one of them.

Feņa14
07-13-2004, 06:38 AM
Well I am lining up 2 used, and 2 brand new at the moment.

I will let you know if the deal comes off.

-Liam

Feņa14
07-13-2004, 08:52 AM
I have got 2 SRD Tour 90's at $120 including shipping.

I hopw to get the price down a bit though. They are 9/10 condition

-Liam

gmlasam
07-13-2004, 02:15 PM
I have got 2 SRD Tour 90's at $120 including shipping.

I hopw to get the price down a bit though. They are 9/10 condition

-LiamGood deal for two. Where did you get this deal?

Feņa14
07-14-2004, 03:40 AM
I got them of a bloke in Canada,

He sold the new ones for $90 each but I was happy with the used ones.

Thanks for all the info,

-Liam

Seferman
11-28-2008, 08:30 AM
Well, i know its a long time ago. "2004". But i need bumper and grommets for the Yonex SRD tour 95.

Somebody know where can i find? :(

Best regards, Sergio.

stules
11-28-2008, 02:40 PM
Seferman
I have 3 SRD Tour 95's in the clasified section for sale
Included is, and I quote....

"4. 3 sets of grommets. MP-1 new these are a close, usable approximation for the SRD's as the originals are no longer available."

Grommets have been a problem for a long time on these raquets.
Best you can do is a search, but you will end at the conclusion, that the MP-1 series grommet will surfice. still available for TW at my last look.

I sold 3 SRD 90 a year ago as they were great, but not my prefered size in grip. Still have three SRD 95, but only use them occasionaly as they are also the wrong grip for me. If Yonex still made them, and grommets, they would be my first choice in racquet.

Regards
Stuart

tenis
11-28-2008, 05:45 PM
Great racquets, both 90 and 95. I shoul'd keep them.
I still have new grommets and bumpers for the 90.

fuzz nation
11-29-2008, 08:57 AM
Always been curious about those SRD's myself. I got a pair of MP Tour-1 mids a year or so back and I'm looking forward to leading up the handle on one to get the balance right for me - this seems to be another vintage Yonex that could potentially be a beast of a player.

goosala
11-29-2008, 09:45 AM
The SRD Tour played similar to the MP Tour 1. From what I remember it played stiffer and heavier than the current RDS001 frame.

Seferman
11-29-2008, 10:38 AM
Thanks for all your answers. Reason why I understand most compatible are MP-1.

"tenis"--Those of version SRD tour 90 dont works ?

Best regars

tenis
11-29-2008, 05:49 PM
Thanks for all your answers. Reason why I understand most compatible are MP-1.

"tenis"--Those of version SRD tour 90 dont works ?

Best regars

The grommets for 90 are different than 95 = bigger head.

Seferman
11-30-2008, 12:40 AM
Ok, thankyou.

Seferman
11-30-2008, 12:14 PM
I found this post (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=103563)

yeah, they're muscle power grommets but the changes should be minimal (they fit with no problem for me). another idea would be to look into the rdx500 mp grommets as well. the theory is that the 98" yonex frames (srd tour 95, mp-tour 1 mp, rdx500 mp, rds001 mp) are closely related and should be drilled with the same pattern and spacing.

Anyone knows?

Best regards, Seferman

Seferman
12-02-2008, 04:55 AM
Up!

Please, anyone knows?

Best regards, Seferman

auzzieizm
12-02-2008, 05:30 AM
I can't give you personal experience specifically with the SRD Tour 95, as I never had to change my SRD Tour 95 grommets. But I did have to change my SRD Tour 90 grommets, and I used MP Tour 1 90 grommets. I actually preferred the MP Tour 1 grommets because the grommets over the throat were all black and made of more durable material than those grey foam grommets that they installed on the SRD Tours. Now that I think about it, I still have a bunch of MP Tour 1 98 grommets (used to replace the grommets for the actual MP Tour 1 98). Have since sold that frame, and will no longer need those grommet pieces. Let me know if you are interested.

Seferman
02-22-2009, 10:33 AM
If this works on my SRD Tour 95, yes, im interested.

contacta with me " fm.sergio ------ gmail.com".

Thanks

In D Zone
02-22-2009, 05:28 PM
If this works on my SRD Tour 95, yes, im interested.

contacta with me " fm.sergio ------ gmail.com".

Thanks


I compared SRD95 and MP Tour 1 98 frames on top of each other - looks like the grommet do match.

keep us posted if you happen to pick up the Mp tour 1 grommet


Hope this help!

Seferman
02-22-2009, 11:58 PM
Ok. I wait the e-mail from auzzieizm.

deme08
03-28-2009, 07:08 AM
What's SRD 90's stiffness? I can't find it's specs on TW.

MaxShane
03-28-2009, 05:34 PM
srdtour90 ra :62

RD 7
03-28-2009, 07:22 PM
I had Warren B. put a Wilson (shaped) handle on the several which I own. I require the protruding butt-cap, which is why I have all my Yonex and Volkls modified. What I love about the SRD is that it can handle a buck 25 serve like it was standing still. Mass is king.

deme08
03-28-2009, 11:56 PM
srdtour90 ra :62

is that the TW spec? Another site has it listed as RA 60.

stules
03-29-2009, 12:34 AM
I had 3 SRD tour 90's
Still have 3 SRD tour 95's.
Not sure on the specs, but they very flexy. Not as much as the RDX series.

Anyone know if the new RDiS 100 93" shares any family values of the SRD?

I would love another modern equivalent.

deme08
03-30-2009, 09:18 AM
is that the TW spec? Another site has it listed as RA 60.

I could only find specs for the 95 on TW http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=RDT

Head Size:
95 sq. in. / 613 sq. cm.
20mm Head/22mm Shaft
Babolat Racquet Diagnostic
Center (RDC) Data:
Stiffness: 62 (0-100)
Inertia: 327 (200-400)
Power: B, 53 (0-100)
Control: B, 45 (0-100)
Manueverability: B, 49 (0-100)

Is the Tour 90 the same or more flexible?

In D Zone
03-30-2009, 09:53 AM
I had 3 SRD tour 90's
Still have 3 SRD tour 95's.
Not sure on the specs, but they very flexy. Not as much as the RDX series.

Anyone know if the new RDiS 100 93" shares any family values of the SRD?

I would love another modern equivalent.


RDiS 100 93 is totally a different frame compared to the RDS or the SRD series.

RDiS frame are stiffer with lighter swing weight. I would say it is similar to the spec and feel of Prince Diablo Tour mid. You really have to experiment on the string set up on the RDiS (would recommend string tension between the high 40's to lower 50's- like most stiff frames you can feel the feedback of the ball on every impact. Otherwise, you can feel you elbow and shoulders starts to get sore.
I have added lead at 3 and 9 o'clock on the frame - which has helped increased the SW and made the frame more stable.