Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by gino, Feb 8, 2010.
Never seen this frame before...
Here you go guys:
It's the new RDiS 200, I believe.
liking the paint
wow i've heard rumors but this is so sudden. I mean why didn't he play the aussie open with it?
It's a shame Technifibre lost Verdasco...
Now they only have Baghdatis and Tipsarevic...
He probably just didn't want to head into a grand slam with a racquet he wasn't entirely used to yet.
Still looks like just another paintjob.
Yonex? Thot he was headed to Adidas or so.
Looks like a typical Yonex headshape to me. PJ of what? Anything similar to that?
Yeah you're right, the throat and the top are flatter. I'm just suspicious of pros' drastic changes of equipment.
Although it could be an optical illusion.....kinda like what some people thought when the Dunlop Aerogels came out. The position of the brightly colored accents at 1, 4, 7, and 11 o'clock.....
Yonex also gave him Ivanovic?
NICE! Maybe. Must have given him something good - I'd have thought Adidas would pay a pretty penny to have him use their new racquets...
Technifibre just signed D. Britton.
that shirt does not go well with that racket...
Correct, it's the paint of the new RDiS 200:
ahh, so the rumours i heard at the end of last year were true. If im not mistaken the deal was done at the London Masters, but why he didnt play with them at the Ausy i do not know. But i will try and find out.
Shame he left technifibre...I thought the racquets really fit him Defo a nicer pj than yonex.
Too bad. Now Technifibre doesn't have a true star on their team, I assume that this will affect sales...
Any specs yet?
Based on what? He has virtually no results to show that he is approaching the top 5 or so in the world. I personally like Verdascos game and enjoy watching him play. But to me this is a good move...something has to change. Even it is a little more mental than physical...a little tweek here or there might be what it takes to put him over the top. (at least top 5)
At least this time no one will start a tread saying he is using a Technifibre with a yonex PJ... but surely someone will start one asking if this is a real RDis200 or a RDX500 pj......
Its was actually Major . a French racket w TF paintjob ..
YONEX WHY? HE Would've been better off playing with a Wilson! I guess yonex must've offered him a lot of dough! hope he doesn't turn into another Lubjicic.
Thats dope. Someone needs to find the specs of that bad boy pronto. When will the racket be released on TW?
someone already talked about this racket.
What a shame. Verdasco has been the flagship of Tecnifibre in last years, really sad. Let's hope they'll finde an adequate replacement. (No, Devin Britton is definitely not that someone)
Thanks for the specs
GReat that it is straight beam, but I'm still waiting for a Yonex 95" straight beam.
Edit: Oh wait.. it isn't straight beam.. 20/22mm
I noticed the racket change too when I saw the pics on atpworldtour. Very interesting, it did happen so quick! Hopefully his game won't go downhill prior to getting used to it!
Same specs than Yonex RDS 002.
It looks nice.
Beg to differ. :twisted:
Man, Yonex? Come on Verdasco!
Based on the price in Japan. It should be cheaper than RdiS 100 and 300.
By the way, RDiS 500 is another new one.
Verdasco was definitely using a Yonex. I was there at the match last night against Sampras and Verdasco's Yonex definitely had the isometric head shape, so it's not a Tecnifibre paintjob. I even spoke to Fernando prior to the match, not about his racquet since he didn't have it with him, but about his match against Sampras.
poor Tecnifibre company, how did they let Verdasco go?
For the right price, there are some players on tour that will play with a square headed frame if they have too.:wink:
Wouldn't you if they gave you big $$$$
What's the problem? Do you know anything about Yonex's long history in Tennis?
Nothing against Yonex. Its just that I am a Tecnifibre dude. Its a big loss.
Are you kidding.....absolutely!...I'd use a triangular headed frame if they gave me the $$$$ :lol:
A snauwaert ergonoom :mrgreen:
real nice paintjob, looks very cool
IMO Good value for Yonex building a frame for Verdasco and selling it to the general public.
Too many people knew he was using a paintjob with Tecnifibre.
how much $$$ do you think Yonex is giving him?
Correct me if I am wrong, I thought Major Sports and Tecnifibre are the same company.
NOW, finally he is going to win the slam. Maybe this year's US open...
not a bad lookin frame. someone mentioned the specs are the same as the RDS 002, is that the regular or tour version?
The change isn't too surprising. Since the last year's epic AO match against Nadal, he's gotten so much exposure. Ofcourse its about the money. He's only got few more yrs, I suspect, so gotta make that money while he's peaking.
The RDiS 200 is very similar to the 320 he was using. Both are 22mm beam, around 320g unstrung, balance of 31cm. Pretty much same racquet. Why not! I think strings will affect his game more than the racquet change. As long as he's using the same strings and customize the new racquet to how he wants it, I doubt we will see any change in his game.
Verdasco brings balls to Yonex:
Separate names with a comma.