Compare Yonex R-22 and RX-32

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  1. deco0028

    deco0028 Rookie

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    Hi all
    Just picked these up yesterday. Have not had a chance to hit with them, but the R-22 seems to sing a little easier and faster than the RX-32 in my hand.
    Anyone have a chance to hit with both? If so, could you outline the experience you had with each, and their differences?
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  2. 123ten

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    I found the R22 to be really nice to hit with. However, I personally liked RX32 even more (not sure if it was because of the oval head shape). Both were well made.

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  3. galain

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    The RX32 is - from what I've felt - the best that Yonex has ever done.

    It feels a lot more stable than the 22 and for me, it hit a heavier ball. Flex is very similar between the 2 sticks. In my hands the 32 feels a little heavier, but I think they spec quite closely to each other.

    Fantastic stick.
     
  4. yonexRx32

    yonexRx32 Rookie

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    I owned two R-22s and still own two RX-32s. I found the RX-32s to be a bit heavier, and more head light. They are stiffer and noticeably more stable in play. The RX-32 is 27in while the R-22s are 26.5in length. All my rackets were SL (superlight) 4 1/2. There are versions of each that are heavier so when comparing weights you have to take that in account. Overall the RX-32 is a significantly better racket for me. However, my max 200g pro outshines it in all departments, so I relegated the Rx-32 to occasional practice. I sold the R-22s.
     
  5. deco0028

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    Yes, the RX 32 is certainly heavier to swing compared with the R-22. Could not test them yesterday, what with the temperature in Sydney reaching 42 Celsius ( 108 Fahrenheit). Yeah, I know, that's no excuse...
     
  6. 123ten

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    All my RX32's were SL and weighed around 12.55oz/355gms, except for one (I think L) that weighed 13.33oz/378gms. The heavier one felt like a 90" version of Head Graphite Edge and played great. The lighter SL versions were great as well.



     
  7. Gonzalito17

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    How old is the R22? Looks like an 80s racquet. I just bought one today for $6.99, can't wait to test it.
     
  8. deco0028

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    Hi Gonzalito
    Had a chance to hit with both the R-22 and R-32 yesterday.

    R-22 is lighter to swing, cuts through the air easier, easy access to topspin. Heavy ball. Good slice.

    R-32 feels like it has a heavier SW, less spin, probably due to the SW, equally hefty ball.

    Only did groundstrokes. No chance to volley or serve.

    I hit less errors with the 90 sq in Yonex's than I do with my Dunlop 4D 200 Tour.
    I actually think the access to topspin is better on the Yonex's, despite the old strings.
     
  9. deco0028

    deco0028 Rookie

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    Okay
    More info.

    R-22 : Weight with overgrip and strung is 360g, 8 pts HL. Stringmeter reference tension 40 lbs.

    RX-32: Weight with overgrip and strung is 368g, 9 pts HL. Stringmeter reference tension mid 50s. Could explain why topspin was less.
     
  10. Gonzalito17

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    Thanks Demo it sounds like a fantastic piece of machinery. Can't wait to hit with it. Played a tourney today in Tampa but used my ol reliable Volkl which got me to the final tomorrow at 10:30 am, will use this Yonex next week, and share thoughts.
     
  11. deco0028

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    Hi all
    Still going strong with the Dunlop 4D Aerogel 200 tours, but took the Yonex R22 and RX32 for a hit today. The RX32 certainly feels like it has a larger sweetspot, and is by far the easier to play with. It really is a great racquet. Why is it under-represented relative to the R22 on these forums, I'll never know. I am not ever selling it. It feels very flexy at the throat, and it feels like you can whip through the ball. Great topspin with WW forehand technique. No problems with the topspin 1HBH. R22 feels dead when slightly off centre.
    Now I just have to find an RD7, another racquet with similar feel....but do I really need it??
     
  12. galain

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    YES - you need an RD7!
     

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