**** #1 Redondo Talks Thread ****

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by anirut, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. anirut

    anirut Legend

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    You're right. As the hitter you don't feel it. Be at the receiving end and it's different. I've tasted my own poison and then only I knew it.

    TW ... PLEASEEEEE ... bring back the mid ...
     
  2. movdqa

    movdqa G.O.A.T.

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    I didn't know that they dropped the mid. The TW page talks about the Black Ace in the Heritage section but the Black Ace isn't there either.
     
  3. Mac33

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    Have a tournament coming up and I have no clue what frame to use.

    My Yonex RD-7 was not performing today!

    Great power but I was dumping so many balls with it into the net....like I usually do on my off days with it.

    Tomorrow I'm going to try out my old Yonex 93 RDiS mid for the umpteenth time.

    For absolute pure control - the Redondo MP strung with Cylone is probably as good as it gets.

    The dwell time I get with this combo can only be matched by my Prince Tour 100 / Cylone combo.

    I do get a bit more offensive power with the Redondo especially on put away shots - the Prince Tour hits a pretty loopy ball.

    On my best day - I feel I play my best with the Yonex RD-7.....due to the sheer power it offers.

    On my worst day - I feel I play my best with the Redondo MP.....due to the extra control.
     
  4. Jadom

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    Regretfully after 8 weeks off from tennis with the worst case of tennis elbow I've ever had, my two Rendondo Midplus racquets are up for grabs on a certain big auction site. I enjoyed playing with them for 3 months, but have decided they are too demanding for me and I'm going back to my trusty ProKennex 7G's that seem to best for my arm.
     
  5. djNEiGht

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    Sorry to hear @Jadom

    I have x2 4 5/8 and x1 4 1/2. I pref the 4 1/2 due to the more HL balance. The other two are more head heavy and they are more challenging to swing. I tried to make similar balance but it got too heavy
     
  6. Sander001

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    Got a couple of 98's to continue experimentation with. Kevlar mains, Poly cross strung 18x10, skipping every other cross. The spin is absolutely insane and the launch angle is crazy too but I became accustomed to it after only a couple of minutes. Going back to a normal racquet is much, much more difficult. Control is fine when going flat from the 18 mains.
    Comfort is a huge issue and a lot of weight has to be added to the bumper, 3+9 and the throat.

    I'll add pics later. It's not pretty.
     
  7. Jadom

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    Somehow the stiffer ProKennex 7G feels better on my arm than the more flexible Redondo. Maybe those kinetic particles actually do work! In my first hit back after 8 weeks off, I hit for 10 minutes with a 7G and 5 minutes with Rendondo 98 and could feel the shock transferring to my still sensitive elbow much more with the Redondo. Both racquets were strung at the same tension (51 lbs) with soft strings.
     
  8. Mac33

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    Tested the Redondo MP against the PK Q Tour 325 a few days ago. Both strung with Cyclone at 48.

    These two frames are 100 percent identical when you overlay them! String pattern is the same too.

    They come from the same mold. Bumper guards identical as well. Everything identical yet....they play different!


    Different as in they have a completely different power level.

    Redondo MP - I rate it low to mid low powered. Redondo 93 Mid - is extremely low powered.

    98 Q Tour 325g - I rate it off the charts powerful - as in the most powerful players frame out there.

    Believe it gets its power from the tremendous spring of the frame. Different type of carbon i believe. Hard to explain or describe the feel till you test it.

    TW Rated this frame at something like 73 for power while giving the Babolat Pure Drive Tour an 86 rating.

    I have this Babolat frame strung at the same 48 pound tension and its nowhere near as powerful as the Q Tour 325g.

    Anyway,the Redondo MP is my second favourite frame of all time.

    I'm very consistent with it - i feel very connected to where the ball is going - but again it lacks power!

    When playing with the Redondo MP - I tend to grunt a lot playing my strokes - as I need to really swing at close to max RHS to get power. With the Q Tour 325g I do not grunt at all - and I am able to generate much more power!

    In terms of softness of impact for a person with tennis elbow or some other arm / shoulder injury - I feel the Q Tour is by far the better choice.

    Despite its 63 flex rating compared to the 56 of the Redondo MP - it plays a lot softer.

    Lastly,I'm thinking of getting my Redondo MP restrung at a very low 35 pounds to add some pop to it.
     
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  9. Solek

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    Anyone have laver or redondo 93 they are looking to sale in 4 3/8 grip?
     

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