Dunlop Aerogel 300 or Yonex RDS 002 (standard)

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  1. Graeme100

    Graeme100 New User

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    What's your opinion on these two rackets? How do they compare?

    I am an intermediate player and in theory the stats are good for me - around 300g weight and 98sqin head size.

    Also which of the two is more "forgiving"?

    Grateful to receive any response!
     
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  2. gorhamtennis

    gorhamtennis New User

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    It will be different for each player as far as which is more forgiving. Have you demoed either? I played with the AG 300 yesterday. I had a lot of shots which would usually go long w. my o3 that stayed in. I would say the AG300 is more forgiving.
     
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  3. wilfreb

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    i sed the rds003 for 2 years [now upgraded to rds001] and i was excellent all around. good weight and headsize.
     
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  4. kelz

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    I would take the yonex.
     
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  5. kungfusmkim

    kungfusmkim Professional

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    I currently own a rds002, i love it really i do. i would have to say that the rds002 is more forgiving
     
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  6. LPShanet

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    The two are VERY different on court even though they're similar on paper. The only real course is to demo both. For example, I found the 300 to play very light and quite stiff, while the RDS002 seemed heavier and more solid, but maybe a bit softer. However, the actual data the manufacturers supply about the frames suggests exactly the opposite if anything. So clearly a demo is in order. It also depends on your needs and taste.
     
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  7. Staiger

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    I would think that The Yonex RD002 is more forgiven and it is more suitable for intermediate players with slower /shorter swings. I got the tour version and it is a pretty good stick , (still wondering if the Elastic Ti is nessasary in a tennis racquet and probably better without !)
     
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  8. ac3111

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    I decided to go for the Aerogel 300 (16x19) and the RDS 003 since I am a beginner to intermediate before I go to the RDS 002 standard. Should it be the other way round?
     
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  9. Yonex Dude

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    The Rds 002 is my main racquet at the moment. I find it pretty forgiving. It has ample pop and spin. String it up with some SPPP and i doubt you will regret it. However, this is just my opinion. Try them both out if you can.
     
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  10. ac3111

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    I can't try any of them. I will have to buy both of them. When you write SPPP you mean a specific kind of string?
     
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  11. Graeme100

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    I can't demo where I live unfortunately.

    I like the look and feel of the rds 002 (standard) - the only issue is that the beam (profile of the racket) is quite wide 23-24mm.

    Has anyone else found this to be an issue with this racket?
     
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  12. LPShanet

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    It's more like 22. And the Aerogel is 21.5. If you notice a huge difference between half a millimeter of beam width at your level, the racquet industry is in for a big overhaul.
     
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  13. Bagdatis toy hippo

    Bagdatis toy hippo Banned

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    I used to play with a Yonex RDS 002, but stopped because it was too stiff. I almost bought the AG 300 I loved it so much, but it just wasn't stable enough.

    Overall i'd take the Dunlop.
     
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  14. Yonex Dude

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    SPPP is Signum Pro Poly Plasma. Its a really good poly string, and is my current favorite.
     
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  15. ac3111

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    Thanks a lot. Poly must be Polyester, right? Quite stiff it must be, if I am not mistaken.
     
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  16. LPShanet

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    It's a second generation poly (i.e. co-poly), so not the stiffest of the polys, but still much stiffer than the average string. If you don't like stiff strings, you'd be better off with a syn gut or multi (or gut, of course).
     
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