Adding weight to a RDIS 100mp

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by adso1973, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. adso1973

    adso1973 Semi-Pro

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    Hi all,

    Last weekend I've been playtesting a k6.1 95 against my RDIS 100mp and was wondering what whould be the effect of leading the Yonex up with the wilson specifications.

    So, has anyone leaded up a RDIS100mp to Strung Weight: 12.2oz / 345.86g, Balance: 10 pts HL.

    Other question, I didn't find any thread about adding sillicone to a yonex handle, as I believe it doesn't have a trap door as the head ones, do I have to take out the butcup?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. gngroup

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    I have been playing with the Wilson k90 (362g, 31.8 balance) for about 4 years now. However, I've been out for a few months after torn ligaments in my ankle and upon returning I'm struggling to get my consistency back. The reality that I'm only a 4.5 player at best and need to hit 3-4 times per week to play well with the k90 is setting in.

    That said, I recently purchased a couple of Yonex RDiS 100mp's on sale. I weighted them up to similar specs as my k90's (they are now 361g, 31.7 balance). I used a long strip of lead from about 9 to 3 and then a TW 1.5mm leather grip + a Wilson overgrip. They definitely feel good at this weight. I do get the benefit of a bigger sweetspot and a more forgiving frame. However, I am losing a few mph's on my groundstrokes and definitely on my serve. Not sure if I will make the switch permanent. . .
     
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  3. counterpuncher

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    I leaded mine up to 342g with a balance of about 9HL. I added an overgrip (+5g) and about 4g of lead tape from 11 across to 1. It played with a bigger sweetspot and far more solid. For me I need the sweetspot up high in the stringbed, so I wouldn't add more weight to the handle.

    You can't add silicone easily to the handle unfortunately, as it is a completely foam filled handle and their is no trap door in the butt cap.

    Your best bet is to use a leather grip for added weight, or replace the butt cap with a Wilson or Babolat trap door variety and add a little silicone, as they are a straight fit.
     
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  4. sargeinaz

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    Might want to try making them slightly lighter than your K90. They probably dont swing through the air as quick as the K90 because theyre larger and have a wider beam. The slightly lower weight should allow you to get more racket head speed and you may gain the MPHs on groundstrokes and serves back.
     
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  5. gngroup

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    That's a good point! I've been tinkering with them for a few weeks but definitely haven't found the right blend of weight and string tension. It seems to me that this frame is very dependent on both. For what it's worth, I strung the first time at 56 lbs and it felt too tight; 54 lbs next and same conclusion. It's currently at 52/48 lbs and feels pretty good. (my k90's are strung at 49/46).
     
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